Wordpress is a open source CMS that is freely available. This is its biggest strength and also its’ biggest vulnerability. WordPress grants access to third-party themes and widgets to assist in the development of websites. In order to deliver a success online asset, you need to recruit Wordpress developers that are experienced with the issues associated with Wordpress development.
WordPress updates are overwhelming, creating havoc
The entire maintenance of WordPress sites is demanding, and a never ending battle. You need wordpress experts that are prepared to make constant adjustments to your plugins and themes in order to have a functional website. Since Wordpress plugins are often developed by people that aren’t supervised; the modules may contain inadvertent malicious code. WordPress is a popular CMS and is the most hacked website platform on the internet.
WordPress Sites Need to be Optimized for Speed.
The Wordpress CMS engine and plugins uses more resources than a HTML web page. Wordpress requires the overhead of the CMS to deliver its web pages. This causes the Wordpress pages to load more slowly. In addition, Wordpress adds a lot of extra, unnecessary code to each web page, increasing the size of the page, thus slowing its delivery to your PC or device. Slow sites can negatively impact your Google keyword ranking. You need to recruit wordpress experts that understand coding to remove bloatware and unneccessary code to optimize it's server impact and delivery speed.
SEO and Speed is key to organic growth
SEO plugins such as "All-in-one" and "Yoast SEO" only allow certain elements of a site to be optimized. You can not optimize your site' SEO 100% with a Wordpress plugin alone. You need the expertise and knowledge of how to use the optimization plugin. In addition, implementing an SEO strategy is more complex and comprehensive than one thinks. There are many moving parts to SEO optimization. In addition, Web site load time is one of the crucial factors in Goggle's keyword ranking algorithm.
Many developers of Wordpress are not legitimate programmers.
Wordpress makes it easy for anyone with basic computing skills to design a website with the Wordpress CMS. Many Wordpress “developers” are freelancers that don't have the necessary HTML background or skills required for complex coding. This is very risky for online business owners that require stability and reliability in their website design partner. Businesses' depend on a long term relationship when it comes to maintaining their online assets.
We at CodeTactic, develop, maintain and support websites on the Wordpress platform. We have been supporting Wordpress and its associated industry plugins for over 20 years. Firstly, with full disclosure, we offer multiple CMS platforms including Wordpress. There are many pros and cons for using Wordpress. In most instances, our client's needs far outweigh the disadvantages of having Wordpress. If you consider your website as a critical part of your business and your livelihood, you should consider all available options. We at CodeTactic can help you along the decision process.
In most cases our clients come to us with an existing Wordpress website that has either been hacked or requires further development. In our years of experience we understand Wordpress's vulnerabilities and limitations and we let our clients know before jumping head first into the Wordpress CMS platform.
Whether Wordpress is the right platform for your project (or not), CodeTactic has the experience and expertise to help you stick-handle the decision for high quality website development. Whether Wordpress or custom CMS, we will help you make this important decision and get your project completed on-time and on budget. We have taken many of the lessons learned from fixing Wordpress websites and developed a unique Wordpress Hosting platform that greatly reduces the risk and known issues associated to Wordpress website deployment. CodeTactic eliminates the frustration by delivering state of the art security features, automatic plugin updates, as well as alternative CMS solutions to suite your requirements. CodeTactic Media is based in North America and does not outsource clients' work to any third parties. All customization and development are done by CodeTactic in-house.