Disadvantages of creating a Wordpress site compared to a website written from scratch with PHP
We have been asked multiple times from developers all over the world to provide a list of disadvantages using WordPress, and this is what comes to mind first:
- Limited flexibility in terms of design and functionality, as compared to a website written from scratch with PHP.
- The need to rely on plugins and themes to add functionality, which can slow down the site and cause compatibility issues.
- Limited control over the site's code and ability to optimize for performance.
- Security vulnerabilities may be introduced through the use of plugins and themes that have not been kept up-to-date.
- Potential for conflicts between different plugins and themes, which can lead to broken functionality and a poor user experience.
- Limited ability to scale and handle large amounts of traffic.
- Wordpress updates may cause compatibility issues with your custom codes or plugins.
- There is a steeper learning curve for developers who are not familiar with the Wordpress platform.
- Wordpress core updates may cause errors in your site, it is important to keep track of updates and change your site accordingly.
- Additional cost may be incurred for premium themes and plugins.
It's worth noting that these are general disadvantages and may vary depending on the specific implementation and use case of the website.