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Attention wordpress lovers!

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by ukescuba, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what are the things you dont actually like about wordpress?

    what negatives or weaknesses do you feel it has?

    are you using wordpress for your mobile sites?

    what would make you consider changing to a different CMS/Blog script?

    any suggestions you can think of that would improve wordpress?

    thanks in advance for your feedback! :)
     
  2. promosirupiah

    promosirupiah Junior Member

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    Only one thing I hate from wordpress, it really consume high cpu usage when you get so high traffic, cache plugin help much, but not enough for me, so I develope my own web script for my need.
     
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  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    interesting - what do you consider high traffic? are you pages loaded with content?

    appreciate the feedback
     
  4. gnak

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    Love it because it's so customizeable.
     
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    i don;t its too slow, as a site.
    i don't like not having suffixes (.php , .html)
    don't like having to tweak it to make it a more website than a blog.


    are you using wordpress for your mobile sites? - i wish it was mobile competible, the plugins i use don't offer exact mobile website template.
    I would definitly use it for mobile if it was more compatible.

    but i wouldn't trade it for joomla / drupal. too many configurations on these sites, less free plugins available.
     
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  6. KingCrab

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    Wordpress is awesome to use, there are so many plugins available for ur daily needs to make money. Talk about autoblogging you can find majority of the plugins or scripts are suited for wordpress. Wordpress damn easy to edit if you have knowledge in php. It does consume higher cpu resource compared to some other cms but than if are getting alot than it is logical to get a better server..Other cms also do consume alot of cpu but they are not that bad. Wordpress is customisable for a site, blog or article directory. Like i said it depends on how u customised. If you are looking to make a site like a micro niche or affiliate product selling it is best u look for the themes that already customised for it.
     
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  7. ukescuba

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    Thanks everyone for the their feedback it helps more than you will realize

    it does appear to me although Wordpress is easy to use its not necessarily fully functional right out of the box... ie plugins are needed for basic stuff like SEO, sitemaps, etc

    you still need to spend time installing and configuring a handful of plugins before it really grows some balls and it is ready to make money particularly if you are wanting it to look more like a website than a blog!

    joomla has similar issues more so with needing the addons... however i didnt start the post to compare the two i genuinely was interested in peoples feedback with regards to WP - the reason why? will be disclosed in the coming weeks :)
     
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  8. promosirupiah

    promosirupiah Junior Member

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    For me, Wordpress is still the best, you can develop many kind of website with plugins or tweaking the code/themes. I already try wp and joomla, I choose wordpress. It's easier for end user (my client for example).
     
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  9. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    If we need stability and freedom to find many solutions for a CMS I use Wordpress...
    You have so many plugins free, and usage is very easy. Also there are many low priced plugins and themes to be used on your websites.
    I use Wordpress on my low budget projects as a shopping site, news website or corporate website. And I also use Wordpress on low priced solutions for my customers but if they demand more I prefer more professional solutions as a custom made framework. Also I love Drupal but it is harder to use.
    Last of all I dropped Joomla from my list after I got 4 websites down in a day as they had security leaks. I do not know if Joomla is better now, and I still do not need it.
     
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    I love it because it's easy to understand the code.
     
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  11. Vincent88

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    I'm using wordpress for everything. Blog, website and sales letter. You can do everything with. So, for me no bad points ;)
     
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    My problem is installation (wp, theme, plugins) + upgrades.... Now if you could centralise all this and make it one click i'd be an happy person.
     
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  13. ukescuba

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    again thank you for you all your feedback its appreciated!
     
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    This post was extremely fascinating, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this matter long while.
     
  15. operaman

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    Wordpress simply because of the great community support it has behind it.

    You can get help in almost everything.
     
  16. ukescuba

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    i wasnt asking what to use i was looking for the negatives not the positives of wordpress :)

    if you love wordpress thats great but do you love absolutely everything about it - is their anything you think that could be improved?

    perhaps the way you install templates or addons?

    thats the type of feedback i was looking for...
     
  17. Monrox

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    1. The bunch of closed unanswered questions on their forums. Wastes time and serps. Older irrelevant threads, esp. about ancient builds should be put on noindex.

    2. No easy access to the actual html that will be generated when a post is loaded.

    3. Archiving previous versions of the templates. Right now I have to save things manually to .txt files before experimenting or risk breaking things with no way of recovering except full restore which would wipe any other working changes.

    4. Why is it so bloated? Playing around for a day fomatting a single post, 2 pages and 10 categories resulted in 50 megs traffic. All content just text, the only image was the header (15kb).

    5. Stop suggesting plugins when replying to questions from people clearly having a clue how actual source code works and are looking for a tweak, not a black-box-solution.

    6. Disable folder indexing by default. Right now 99% of the blogs have their files neatly available for anyone to snatch.

    7. Allow for turning off the RSS feeds manually. A real killswitch, not half-working plugins.

    8. Allow for adding robot metatags on a per-post basis.

    9. (Easy access to) internal sitemap generator.

    Of course, these points are only valid if the surveyor is interested in making WP even more flexible in terms of becoming a webpage generator in addition to being a blog generator. They are not intended as bashing.

    Oh, and finally, generate the folder naming convention randomly with each install instead of the wp-'something'. It will reduce spam a lot. And yes, I know it can already be done manually before the installation but it was too late for me.
     
  18. Longover

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    -It does seem to bog down after awhile.
    -Took awhile to learn how to use it
    -I wish they had a button that would go through and do all the basic SEO stuff. Out of the box, it needs to be changed a lot. You'd think that they would just make it more SEO friendly right away.