What's so bad about WordPress?

2020-09-16

People like me who've been around the blog block a couple of times have taken to saying that WordPress is clunky, is showing it's age, and takes too much work to tune for reasonable performance.

Honestly, we get a little carried away with this. It's true that WordPress has gotten pretty clunky, but at the same time, there are a great many things about WordPress that are an absolute pleasure. You can have a fantastic looking site--especially a blog or content site--up and running in no time at all. It has a user management interface that takes care of all sorts of user management drudgery. And there are excellent plugins for a few key features that a web site is quite likely to need (WordPress boosters talk about how many thousands of plugin there are, but for the vast majority of users, this is largely irrelevant).

Created by Robert Richardson. Yeah!