Five reasons why WordPress can be a nightmare

Five reasons why WordPress can be a nightmare
Brisk Web DesignJoe Durina
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In this article, I will figure out why WordPress can be a nightmare for you.

First of all, let's talk about what WordPress is. It is a free and open-source platform built for blogs with its content management system (CMS) enables you to create a website or blog from scratch or improve an existing website. It is used by millions of people worldwide, including many large organizations, such as The Guardian, Forbes, and The New York Times.

WordPress can be a nightmare because it's not user-friendly. The design of this platform isn't the best, and it's hard for beginners to use. It is recommended to get training on how to use it. Then you will need a theme and several plugins for your website. It can be pretty insecure, and you could be at risk for an attack. Read more to find out seven reasons why WordPress is a nightmare!

#1. WordPress is slow

The very core of WordPress is fast enough, but the problem may be the theme and some plugins needed to meet your site's requirements. Poorly written or free themes can slow down your site, causing you to lose potential customers, especially those visiting your web on mobile devices.

On the other hand, often, developers offer paid themes containing many features to impress their clients. Too many elements also can slow down your site.

#2. Themes can be challenging to customize

Most companies provide simple training when the web is done. Initially, it looks straightforward and boring, but after some time, when you have a chance to get back to updating your web, it can be quite a challenge, especially if you're trying to make changes specific to your website's design. So, you need to hire a WordPress developer.

And even if you find an affordable developer, there's no guarantee that they will be able to make the required enhancements for your website as soon as you want. Because nowadays, some pro themes are so complex that studying documentation is needed.

#3. Website Vulnerability

WordPress is not only a nightmare for website owners but also a security nightmare. The most popular content management system (CMS) globally makes it a prime target for hackers. A hacked site can be used to launch attacks against other websites or to steal sensitive data. In addition, it is not very good at handling security threats, which means that your site is more likely to be hacked.

If you're using WordPress, make sure that you keep your website up-to-date and install all of the latest security patches.

#4. It Frequently needs Plugins and Theme Updates

WordPress doesn't have all functionality "out of the box", so you must install plugins and themes. If your theme or plugin isn't updated by its developer, then it won't function properly (if at all). WordPress updates are released frequently for minor bug fixes and security patches. You need to ensure all your plugins and themes are up-to-date so you don't become vulnerable to hackers.

#5. You Require Loads of Plugins

There are now over 51,000 plugins available for WordPress – but this isn't necessarily a good thing. Many of these plugins are poorly coded and can slow down your website. In some cases, you may even need to use multiple plugins to achieve the same result. It can lead to WordPress being a nightmare for you and your visitors.

Plugin overload is one of the biggest problems. Finding the right plugin is difficult because you must ensure it doesn't conflict with other plugins. Again the best way is to hire a WordPress developer.


The web is a tough place because there are so many choices. WordPress is a good choice because it has been around for a long time and has excellent features. However, it's not perfect. Plenty of downsides can make your life difficult if you choose this way over what we offer—a tailored website with a content management system matching your needs. See our services

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Written by Joe Durina

I'm a full-stack web developer and founder of Brisk Web Design. I have over 13 years of experience in web technology and over 27 years in IT.

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