WordPress Sucks because …

I hear that Dion Hulse is looking for answers to “WordPress sucks because ________”. Here is my list of the Top 10 WordPress misconceptions, which I wrote as a poem in May 2015.

Top 10 WordPress misconceptions

Extensive research has allowed us to produce the Top 10 misconceptions about WordPress.

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1. Just for blogs

The people who think WordPress
is only good for blogs
Probably think that tails are
only there for wagging dogs

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2. Insecure

WordPress isn’t insecure
We patch it every day
With 2-8-3 contributors
to keep hackers at bay

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3. Poor code since it’s free

People think the code is poor
Just because it’s free.
But quality is not affected
By the price of tea

The quality of software
Depends on many things
The skills of you and me perhaps
But not the count of chings

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4. WordPress .org versus .com

WordPress dot org and wp dot com
Are really not the same
Wp dot org’s a free for all
Dot com defines the game

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5. All look the same

When you’ve seen one Wordpress site
Then you’ve seen them all?
There are more variations
Than leaves that turn in fall

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6. Ecommerce

WordPress is no good they say
To make an online shop
But install Woo or EDD
They’ll shop until they drop

I’ve visited hundreds of sites
That had a shopping cart
And 55% of them
Had WordPress at their heart

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7. No future

Some people think that since
It’s free that it’ll go away
I’ll tell you now there’s thousands
Who’ll ensure that it will stay

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8. Limited support

So if your website fatals
How do you get it back?
There’s many support channels
But don’t ask in core slack.

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9. For beginners

It’s easy to get started
But how far can you go?
Just ask “is there a limit?”
The answer will be “No!”

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10. Not scalable

Two hundred millions visits
In just over a week
And on a really busy day
5K per sec at peak

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Others

Those were the top 10 that I’ve found
I’m sure there’s many more
But each can be refuted
Of that you can be sure

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Caveats

Some caveats for those who know… YES
There is expensive hosting
Plugins can make your website slow
And SEO needs Yoasting.

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Herb

Herb Miller is the web designer, web developer at Rowlands Castle Web Design - a Bobbing Wide company.

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