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Why WordPress is Not For You!!!

Don't let your website become this...So after seeing many articles on why WordPress is the greatest thing since sliced bread, I thought I would change it up a bit a do an article on why WordPress is not for you. So why would I someone who teaches people how to use WordPress and advocate it use in just about every application recommend something else. Well here is my top Five list of reason why not to use WordPress:

1.       You do not need traffic to your website.

2.       You have lots of time on your hands to setup and configure your website from scratch.

3.       You have lots of extra money lying around so instead of burning it you pay someone to custom code your website.

4.       You don’t really want a platform that scales to your needs.

5.       You really don’t need a CMS platform that can do just about anything you want it to do, from a simple blog to an ecommerce site.

Yes WordPress is not for you unless you want to make building the following type of sites simple and easy to maintain.

1.       Blog site (I know a no brainer here)

2.       Ecommerce website with such great tools as Tribulant’s shopping cart.

3.       A web Directory

4.       A photo gallery

5.       Article directory

6.       Theme or template site

7.       Corporate Website

8.       Portfolio Website

9.       Real estate Website

10.   Movie Directory website

11.   Coupon website

12.   Classified Advertising website

Stand out above the rest with WordPress Training13.   And so much more the only real limitations here is your imagination and where it can take you.

Ok so maybe I don’t really recommend using something else aside from WordPress to build your site. At the minimum here I hope I have shown you what WordPress can do for you. Remember for all your WordPress Training needs check out the training section of my site to find out how you can take advantage of WordPress Training no matter where you are in the world.

5 replies
  1. Sven Tilburg
    Sven Tilburg says:

    Either you are missing the point or you picked the wrong title… This is about the pro and cons of using a CMS – any CMS – vs. coding static pages. You are acting like wordpress would be the only tool around. Or the only one you know of? Cause that's exactly the drag with wordpress – everyone who can read a REAME.txt can install it and thinks he is a developer. Fact is that wordpress is a nice tol for a blog. As a CMS it sucks big time.

    • John Overall
      John Overall says:

      Or you missed the point that it was a tongue in cheek discussion of what WordPress can do and since the article is now well over a year old it should probably talk about how much better WordPress is as a CMS due to the advances plugin developers have made in the past year. But hey if you think it sucks as a CMS there are plenty of other tools out there that do an adequate job although most are not that intuitive.

    • Sven Tilburg
      Sven Tilburg says:

      I think it's a great solution if you want to run a blog typ of website. If you want to do something else, there might be another solution out there. All I was trying to say is, the choice is not between WordPress and nothing. There are plenty of solutions out there – and WordPress is simply not a real CMS – its a very real Blog Software.

    • John Overall
      John Overall says:

      That is all very True — and I have used two of the other top ones that being Drupal and Joomla, I found they where not as easy to use nor as easy to teach to my clients for use as WordPress and while WordPress did start its life as a blog platform it has evolved over the past 3 years to be a full complete CMS — What in your opinion is a real CMS

    • Sven Tilburg
      Sven Tilburg says:

      I agree on Drupal and Joomla being very complex and I would add I that I don't like to use them mostly because they seem 'heavy' in code. In the last couple of years I found ExpressionEngine to be a superb solution – user-friendly, flexible, lightweight and robust software architecture (MVC with CodeIgniter under the Hood) – My main issues with WordPress are technical in nature: No real templating engine, no separation of data, logic and design, etc. The reason why I say it is not a 'real' CMS is, that it doesn't manage content. It allows you to edit, but not to manage content. Even it introduced custom contents with version 3 – it internally still knows only two types of content: posts and pages. A site with more then 30 pages or so becomes difficult to handle. You have to go page wise through all the content if you are looking for something. The dashboard renders useless. There is no user role model or rights management, no workflow management. If you run something blog-like or a smaller website with only a handfull of rather simple pages, than thats perfectly fine. If you want to do something more complex it gets messy.

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