WordPress has been the industry standard for websites for almost 20 years, being the preferred platform for most web development agencies and home to millions of sites. With such a large platform comes both pros and cons. Here is a list of some pros and cons to help you decide whether it is right for you!
- A big target for hackers. With so many sites on a single platform, it means that those with outdated versions or malicious plugins can become the target of hackers.
- Expensive hosting. To get your WordPress site running at a fast enough pace it will cost you a minimum of $40 a month whereas some other alternatives are far more affordable.
- Slow Sites. Many WordPress themes are poorly built and combined with poor developers you will end up with a sluggish site that Google will refuse to present to its customers.
- Outdated. Like anything, website platforms also go out of date. After 20 years this is beginning to happen to WordPress as newer, improved options are beginning to flood the market. That means you probably shouldn’t go pay 20k for a brand new WordPress site but invest in a newer alternative.
- Expensive to maintain.
- Cheap, given that almost every web development company in the world has been developing their sites on WordPress for the past 20 years, you can be guaranteed that there will be a range of developers available to fit all budgets.
- Lots of support.
- All web developers can create and update your site.
- Easy to build and manage.