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- If you want to customize the application you will need to know how to code or edit PHP. It's best to hire a WordPress developer for this area.
- In terms of WordPress site management, performing a complete maintenance routine (upgrading and backing up WordPress files and database, troubleshooting, etc). There are ways to automate some aspects of the process (e.g. backups), but to perform a complete and thorough maintenance routine requires a step-by-step system. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and takes only about 15-20 minutes to do. Learning how to manage WordPress is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it.
- In terms of WordPress site security, hardening your WordPress installation security. Internet security is a complex issue, and there are ways to protect your WordPress installation from hackers and malicious users using various plugins, but this requires knowing what to do and following a step-by-step process. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and most of it only has to be done once. Learning how to secure and protect a WordPress site is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it.
- Since I've been using it for a while, most things are easy. However, I know that some people can struggle with image upload when they first start using it.
- Some functionality that would be difficult to perform would be purely theme based. Some of them require the knowledge of HTML and CSS, however if you choose the right one that works for you, then you won't run into this problem.
- The use of shortcode could get difficult to perform, however, most of the difficulty again would be based on the theme and plugins you choose to use on your site.
- Finding the referenced PHP files that the menu item is calling for. Even our IT guys have to dig around and scratch their heads on this one. Perhaps if we had built it ourselves the process would be easier
- Limitations of CSS constrain things like font, coloration etc. I can hard code changes into the page but that means these have to be done one at a time.
- SEO is not fully optimized...guess I need to spend a few $$ to get the full SEO story from WordPress.
- Generating code for widget areas still require writing some code, but this can sometimes be accomplished by using the post editor to write the code for you.
- Some WordPress themes are very complicated while others are simple. It all depends on which ones you pick.
- Dealing with php function code can be a bit scary if you're not a coder.
- WordPress Core Updates sometimes there really straight forward, other times silly things go wrong. Always back up your site and deactivate your plugins before starting a WordPress core install.
- Due to the large amount of administration functions, it can be cumbersome to locate the one you are looking for.
- Media handling is much better than it used to be, and well integrated, but could use some better features to manage the media and display it in different ways.
- Reordering pages can be a pain without a plugin if you have a lot of pages/posts
- The differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com makes it confiusing for beginners.
- Wordpress has been labelled for years as a blogging platform - it needs to be rebranded as a powerful CMS platform.
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Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers and a content management system. The appearance of a Wordpress site and many of its functions are managed through themes, and further customizable through altering code, though altering code is not required; templates and plugins to expand its capabilities are plentiful. Wordpress features integrated link management, and a search-engine friendly permalink structure. WordPress now allows multiple blogs to exist within one installation. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.
Wordpress is popular due to its simplicity
and modifiability. Furthermore implementing Wordpress costs only time. Two paid versions exist. The $99 premium plan allows a user an ad free custom domain with 13GB of space and advanced customization. The $299 Business plan allows unlimited space and supports eCommerce as well.
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