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Pros and Cons of WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the web. Millions of users from bloggers to corporations use WordPress to manage their websites on a daily basis. Given its popularity, how does WordPress fare as a website builder? To answer that question, let’s highlight my pros and cons of using WordPress.


1. User-friendly

WordPress is remarkable for its user-friendliness. Anyone can create a functioning website with WordPress without having any coding experience. Its comprehensive dashboard is easy to navigate, and it provides you all the tools you need to manage your website.

2. Plugins

Plugins are useful features of WordPress that enhances your website’s functionalities. There is a plugin for nearly every task, and you can find a huge selection of plugins available within WordPress’s directory and the web. Furthermore, you can find amazing support from the development teams of many of the most popular plugins.

3. Themes

WordPress offers many attractive themes to choose from within its directory. From blogs to e-commerce, there is a theme for every type of site. In addition, WordPress’s Customizer tool allows you to give your website’s appearance a personal touch and unique branding.


1. Updating plugins

WordPress usually updates every year. As such, you have to make sure your plugins are compatible with the latest version of WordPress. On top of that, you also have to check that your plugins don’t conflict with each other, especially if some are not up-to-date yet. It only takes one outdated plugin to potentially wreck havoc on your website.

2. Potentially overwhelming

Though WordPress aims to be user-friendly, it can potentially be an overwhelming experience given that you are in control of every aspect of your website. From choosing the right theme and plugins to monitoring your site’s health and security, there are a lot of things to manage when using WordPress.

3. Lack of built-in drag-and-drop site builder

This is not so much of an issue since there are plugins designed to create your site using the drag-and-drop method. However, WordPress is notable in that it doesn’t have a built-in drag-and-drop site builder compared to other website builders. Having this kind of feature would make creating websites much faster and easier.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I find WordPress to be a versatile website builder with top-notch support. I would say that the most challenging thing to do in WordPress is managing the amount of tools and features at your disposal, which relates to con #2. It’s so easy to lose track of time, and I’ve spent countless hours trying to polish my site. With so many options, themes, and plugins, it took several attempts to find the right choices.

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