WordPress: A Blessing for website Developers

WordPress is an amazing platform for website developers and it won’t be wrong if we say that wordpress is a blessing for website developers. WordPress is a very powerful tool for making a website look more peofessional without the knowledge of coding. WordPress was launched in the year 2003 by an American Developer Matt Mullenberg and English Developer Mike Little. WordPress is an open source software also known as Content management system (CMS), where you can store a lot of information and data in the form of Test, image or video and manage this content for displaying. WordPress is very popular among website builders and designers as it provides plenty of options for website customization and make website look very attractive. You can make a blog, a website, an e-commerce website or any other category of website on wordpress very easily. WordPress  is a completely free tool provided  by hosting  companies after buying hosting from these hosting  providers like  hostinger, godaddy, bigrocks etc.

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wordpress pros and cons

Pros: There are so many advantages of wordpress, some of them are listed below:

  1. Very Easy: WordPress is very easy to use and operate. WordPress is so easy to use that anyone can build a website.  This is the reason almost 90 out of 100 websites are using the WordPress platform.
  2. Fast: You can enhance the speed of your website using wordpress. You can increase the speed of your website by clearing cache by using plugins like wp cache and by keeping only mandatory plugins in your wordpress website and using a light theme and compressing images which will enhance your website speed.
  3. SEO friendly: A wordpress provides an option to make your website SEO friendly. You can use tags, alt texts, and links to make your website more SEO friendly. You can also make use of Plugins like Yoast SEO, Rank math SEO to make your post rank higher in search engines.
  4. Professional: WordPress provides your  website  a very professional  look. It provides you plenty of themes and plug ins which helps you in giving your website a professional touch.
  5. Free of Cost: WordPress is completely free. You don’t need to pay a single penny to build a website on wordpress.  You just have to install it from hosting provider.
  6. Time saving: WordPress saves lot of time of its users. You don’t need a lot of time for customization of your website. It is very user friendly and you can make changes in it, just with a single click.
  7. Easy to Manage: Very Easy to customize without knowledge of coding. You can easily customize your website as per your requirement. You don’t require PC or laptop to manage your website; you can manage it from your mobile phone as well. 
  8. Mobile friendly: It makes your website mobile friendly. You can see how your website looks on mobile and tablet. Thus you can customize your website accordingly. 
  9. Beginner friendly: WordPress is very friendly for its users. It provides user friendly interface to its users. You don’t need to be an expert in coding or any computer language. It just requires basic knowledge of computer.
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Cons: Although cons of wordpress are not so many, but there are some cons which are listed below:

  1. Paid Themes: Although it provides you plenty of free themes, but if you want to give your website amore professional look then you have to go for the paid version of themes, where you will get the full features of the theme. In free version, you will get only basic features.
  2. Paid Plugins: Plug in is a very good option provided by wordpress for customization, but most of the plug ins are very costly. Many of plug in are free, but in free version you won’t get full features.
  3. Slowdown: You have to be very selective in installing a theme and plugins. A heavy theme will slow down your website. Similarly, installation of too many plugins will also result in slowdown of website. Thus one must be very selective in theme and plugins. You must go for a light theme for your website.
  4. Maintenance : WordPress requires maintenance from time to time. You have to upgrade wordpress to its latest version. With so many plug ins, you have to update them regularly to keep your website updated.
  5. Easy to Hack: WordPress is very easy to hack. You have to use it very cautiously. But with some precautions, you can avoid hacking of wordpress website.

WordPress provides a complete package that a website developer requires. Just like nothing in this world comes without cons, everything has its pros and cons, wordpress is also not free from cons, but looking at its pros most website builders are using it more often, making it a very powerful tool for website building.

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