BAD USE OF WORDPRESS
Wordpress is now allowing for many businesses to create a website using their platform but with minimal design or development experience. We see this a lot with many websites we come across and the way they are designed. We think this is giving WordPress a bad name.
Today it is very easy for a small business to create an online prescience using either Wix, 1&1 site builder, Shopify or Squarespace. These platforms are perfect for micro websites for a start up business with a low budget but will not provide the experience of design, UX, functionality and optimisation. This is where we see bad use of the WordPress platform.
There are agencies which will offer a very competitive price for a website using any of the above platforms and others including WordPress. The website will be based around a theme that will be purchased with restricted functionality. We then see the website poorly designed due to the restrictions offered by the theme template. Future updates are restricted due to the lack of development experience needed to keep your website inline with your business.
We often find these websites are hard to use for the end user with regards to website content updates. We think it is important to consider the ease of use when making updates to your website and using the CMS. This can not be considered by an of the shelf theme, which will make content updates to your website hard work and unenjoyable.