The WordPress advantages are obvious: easy to use, the diversity through plugins and the infinite scalability are just a few advantages that WordPress has to offer. However, there are also critical voices about WordPress. Here we want to present WordPress advantages but also disadvantages.
- One of the many WordPress advantages is certainly that WordPress is an open source solution and thus provided free of charge. The source code of WordPress is freely available and provided under the GPL license. This allows any WordPress user to download, install and use the software for free.
- What exactly WordPress is, I have already explained in another post. The WordPress advantages are obvious. WordPress is for everyone! Due to the simple and intuitive user interface of the backend, even Internet beginners can easily edit websites and add new content. The learning curve of the system can be done within a few minutes, depending on your experience. Editing a website is as easy as editing a Word document or writing an email.
- Another WordPress advantage is that one-click update of WordPress. So a WordPress update can be done in the optimal case even by the layman with one click. This reduces programming costs and helps to save.
- WordPress offers through hundreds of thousands of themes the right web design for everyone. WordPress sites simply look good and with an experienced web designer you can get even more out of your premium theme. Kopf & Stift uses premium themes as a basis for smaller web projects, which are then customized. The result is stunning – with minimal time effort for our web developers.
- WordPress and search engine optimization – the perfect pair! According to Google, with a WordPress theme you are perfectly equipped from a technical point of view for a good ranking on Google. Through various plugins, search engine optimization can be done quickly and easily. Small tip: The SEO plugin from Yoast is a must and also offers good tips and instructions for SEO beginners. Kopf & Stift can then help transform the topic of search engine optimization to the next level.
- WordPress is up to date. Since every fourth website in the entire WWW is a WordPress website, WordPress remains future-proof. A large WordPress community also offers the advantage that security updates and new features are provided quickly. Finally, there are many people who depend on WordPress. 20% of all WordPress websites can live from their website and are therefore also interested in closing security gaps and quickly provide new, useful features.
- WordPress is suitable for many projects because it has the advantage of being almost infinitely scalable. Be it a one-page landing page or a multilingual web platform with 283 subpages: WordPress is equipped for everything and so even large corporations such as CNN and Reuters now use WordPress.
- WordPress works entirely on your web server. The advantage of this is that you can edit your website from anywhere. So you are not bound to a CMS program or a computer but can even make changes to your website from your smartphone on the go.
To be fair, of course I have to mention the disadvantages of WordPress here. However, these disadvantages are not WordPress specific but adhere to all content management systems. Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that in professional handling with WordPress actually no real disadvantages arise:
- WordPress is very popular. This is of course on the one hand an advantage, but this also results in the WordPress disadvantages: Since WordPress is very widespread, the CMS also enjoys great popularity with hackers. Due to the large community, however, security gaps are closed very quickly. Condition for this is, however, that your WordPress is always updated to the latest WordPress version. Unfortunately, do that, according to WordPress only 22% of WordPress webmasters. An update is done with two clicks.
- The high number of plugins can quickly increase the complexity of your WordPress installation. Thereby strange interactions can occur among the plugins. I have never experienced this – but it is theoretically possible and should be mentioned here.
- Themes in which functions are also integrated, it comes to the loss of these functions in a web design change. This is less a disadvantage of WordPress but should definitely be considered when choosing WordPress themes.
Conclusion – WordPress advantages and disadvantages
WordPress offers an easy and secure way to your own homepage. With plugins you can add almost any function to your website depending on your needs. The WordPress advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The downside of WordPress is minimal. Due to the large WordPress community, security gaps and bugs are fixed very quickly. Therefore, WordPress can be recommended almost unreservedly for almost any web project. Whether WordPress is also suitable for your project, must be decided in the specific case. A look is worthwhile in any case.