It is not accurate or fair to say that WordPress, a popular content management system, "sucks" as it has many features and capabilities that have made it a popular choice for many organizations and individuals. However, it is important to note that like any software, WordPress has its own set of limitations and may not be the best fit for all organizations or projects.
WordPress has a large user base and is a popular target for hackers and other malicious actors. As a result, it is important to keep the software up to date and to use best practices for securing the site.
WordPress can be resource-intensive, and may not perform as well as other CMS systems on high-traffic sites. This can be particularly problematic for sites that receive a lot of traffic or require fast loading times.
It is true that WordPress sites are very slow. You have time to make a dinner before the site has finished loading. Almost. This is partly due to the outdated and cumbersome WordPress code base. In addition, many people use themes and plugins that can further slow down, which usually slows down the site's performance. While WordPress itself may require more processing power to render a website, it is the additional layers of theme and plugin complexity that often result in slow WordPress websites.
While WordPress includes a wide range of themes and plugins that can be used to customize the appearance and functionality of a site, it may not offer as much customization as other CMS systems or custom-built solutions. (Don't forget that all themes and plugins slow down the site.. unfortunately)
WordPress can be a complex system, and may require a certain level of technical expertise to set up and maintain. This can be a challenge for organizations that do not have a strong technical team.
It is important to carefully consider the specific needs and goals of an organization or project when deciding whether to use WordPress or another CMS system. While WordPress has many features and capabilities that make it a popular choice, it may not be the best fit for all organizations or projects.
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