What limitations are you facing with Wordpress

by zaco
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I am wondering what limitations do you face when using Wordpress, I know it all depends on what you want to do but there should be some major problems or road blocks that Wordpress users face and would like to have them fixed
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  • Profile picture of the author macgig
    wordpress works fine for me. never had any problems with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author zaco
      Originally Posted by macgig View Post

      wordpress works fine for me. never had any problems with it.
      Are there any features you would like to have in a generic theme that do not exist? even if they are special features to your design that not too many people require?
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Ray
      That's a bit of a grand assumption, given that WP has been around quite a while - I have yet to encounter an insurmountable obstacle.
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      • Profile picture of the author macgig
        Originally Posted by Greg Ray View Post

        I have yet to encounter an insurmountable obstacle.
        That's what I was trying to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatjc
    1. No "perfect" themes. Because my website development clients always come with unique requirements, I have to find the best potential theme for them, then usually hack it to fit their requirements.

    This drives up the cost of projects, as does the time required to find the best themes. And some themes are less flexible that they should be. This also means I had to learn some PHP, as well as the HTML and CSS I already knew.

    2. A WordPress, theme or plugin update can break your site. Then you have to do emergency diagnostics and repairs.

    3. WordPress is hyped as allowing website owners to build, or at least add content to, their own sites with no expertise required. And they can - if they don't care about having a sloppy, amateurish website.

    In fact, and in most cases, if the owner wants professional looking content, they will not know how to get it. In spite of the claims, great looking content requires image editing skills, theme editing, CSS (in the themes and inline in the pages/posts) and HTML work.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    With wordpress if a theme is messing you up all you have to do is switch to another theme and hopefully the case is solved if you have little idea of how WP works.

    The only problem i find with WP is adsense ad blocks, there are lots of plugins for that but we still prefer to use a static site because it converts more and allows us total control over the precise place we want the ads.

    Every other thing is perfect especially for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I am using wordpress from 3+ years and never had a problem with it. I think Wordpress is so vast and highly adaptable and easily integrated with anything. Webmasters who are try to build a multiple sites with different niche, Wordpress is a platform for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I don't see any limitation except that favorite theme of mine that I've been using for years is not updated anymore - but anyway that is not a wordpress problem itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    No roadblocks...except when you use free themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author pewpewpewmonkeys
    I am wondering what limitations do you face when using Wordpress
    Wordpress has never reached through my computer, slapped me across the face, and tied me to my chair and physically FORCED me to do my work. Which is why it's wordpress' fault that I get nothing done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    WP is slower than html pages. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I've read a few times that Google gives preference to faster pages.

    Html is also much more secure, especially if you are sometimes offline for 2 or 3 weeks at a time like I am. I'll stick to html (actually php) pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    none. although, i have free templates and since i know css and html, i change almost everything to match my preferences. once you start coding, wp has no limits
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