WordPress is a steaming pile of hot garbage. There, I said it.
It's time, people. Take up this mantle, follow my lead, and speak the truth. WordPress is not good. In fact, it's HORRIBLE. An abomination of software. WordPress is a mediocre blog platform, a worse choice for a website, and an unmitigated disaster for business. It's a damnable, dumpster fire.
I'm well aware that the WordPress fanboys will be coming out of the woodwork to eviscerate me. It is not possible for me to care less about what these hacks think. Go ahead schmucks, take your best shot. Unfortunately for you, hacking and defacing my website will be difficult because I don't use WordPress.
Let's get down to brass tacks...or in the case of WordPress, hacks.
WordPress will give Microsoft and Adobe a run when it comes to software updates. And hey, who doesn't want to perform an update of unknown quality on their LIVE website? Where's your sense of adventure, buddy? But hey, don't fret: you have a choice. You can keep the compromised, sloppy, hackable code you have NOW, or install the potentially poisonous upgrade that will blow up all your plug-ins and become hackable in another week or two.
Again, it cracks me up to hear the land of WordPress misfits speak ill of Microsoft-based for-profit solutions. Spare me, please. WordPress is the Swiss cheese of software. Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn't ask me to help them with their hacked WordPress site. My reaction is always the same: Quit Your Foolishness. Get away from the problem. Leave. Just pack your bags and leave.
Yeah, so is herpes. So is air. Bear attacks are free. You can get hit by a city bus for the total price of zero.
WordPress is free to download, which is when the real costs kick in. If your time is worth nothing, then I guess you have absolutely nothing to lose. Same goes for whatever you're trying to communicate...if that is worthless too, then go for it. You'll spend lots of time working on WordPress instead of working on your website. The good news is, you'll never be able to predict when your website will go to hell in a hand-basket, so there is no lack to the adventure you'll enjoy! Just think of the sleepless nights and lost opportunities spent wading through the ever-changing maze of out-dated WordPress code!
Uh, NO, no it most certainly is not. I repeat: WORDPRESS IS NOT GOOD AT SEO. In fact, you can't even perform basic SEO tweaks to your WordPress site without installing plugins (that hopefully won't get blown up by this week's update). Another dirty little secret the WordPress zealots forgot to tell you.
I'll admit, software may help you with SEO (you know...by publishing good code and giving you the tools to tweak your code; WordPress sucks at both), but software itself is only a tool. It's your content. Remember, Content is King. WordPress is a fat, lazy court jester that should have been beheaded years ago.
Did WordPress give websites created on the platform give users a leg-up in the past? Yes. But here's what the WordPress fanatic will neglect to tell you: Everyone else has caught up. Yeah, years ago WordPress was one of the first to take advantage of CSS to re-style clunky H1 tags into something attractive, thereby helping you insert keywords into headlines without them looking like it was designed by Edward Scissorhands. Unfortunately for WordPress users, those days are over.
You remember the guy from high school who drove the hooptie (link to Urban Dictionary?) car and accessorized it with all sorts of plastic junk he bought at Auto Zone? Air fresheners to cover up the fact that raccoons sleep in it at night, spinner hub-caps, adhesive-applied fender vents that lead to nowhere, maybe even a Kraco 8-track? Yeah, that's WordPress. Real software incorporates the essentials so you don't have to manage a plethora of third-party garbage. Not WordPress! YOU get to manage it and pray that the latest update you're about to install doesn't blow it to hell.
Want a cookie-cutter template to cover up the jacked-up WordPress code? You'd better hope you find the one that fits your needs exactly. If not, you're stuck tweaking code or paying someone to do it for you. Or you could just do it right the first time. If your website isn't important to you...go ahead and compromise. We'll understand.
Still excited about using WordPress to build your business website? If you have better things to do with your time, hire a professional, pay to do it right, and get back to the things that make your business money. If you want a frustrating technical hobby, by all means, install WordPress and get to work!
Having a conversation with a WordPress fanatic is like talking to an alcoholic, junkie, or battered wife. Think I'm joking? Read this: http://www.presscoders.com/2012/12/10-things-i-hate-about-wordpress/
"I don't have a problem. I like using. It makes me feel good. You can't tell me what I put in my body. Yeah, it beats me for no reason, but it's got to be something I did, right?"
Put down the Kool Aid. Get off the junk. Leave the abusive relationship. Quit WordPress before it kills you.