What do you like best?
WordPress makes it painless to get a website or blog up and running fast.
A few of the best features of WordPress would have to begin with:
a: There is an infinite number of themes and designs available representing nearly every industry and design style.
The WordPress UI is intuitive and it's simple to sort and cruise through scores of Themes.
and it's easy to try out multiple themes and apply numerous options to your project for a quick look.
b: Themes are built around template pages and sections. Templates address specific purposes of a page often including alternate page layouts.
It's this flexibility for customization while remaining a powerful CMS which allows users of all skill levels to achieve professional and functional solutions.
Support and User Guides
WordPress has been around for a long time, It's one of the few software platforms that has remained free and the code open source. Although the instructions are basic, answers to questions and issues can be resolved with a search that will connect you to numerous user groups and developer forums that make up the larger WordPress community.
WordPress offers a full interface free self-hosting version — perfect if you manage your own or your client's hosting.
What do you dislike?
Seven ways to Dis WordPress
1. WordPress has a history of being vulnerable to spam and hacking,
2. There are constantly Wordpress updates and Themes and plug-ins can become incompatible so vigilance is essential.
3. It's somewhat a challenge to redesign or make huge content changes to existing sites
4. Given the noncentralized open source nature finding the answer to a problem can take more time than traditional tech- support
5. too easy for anyone to make edits and mess up things.
6. not ideal for large commerce or sites with expansive growth potential.
7. template designs and updates are not able to be updated when customizing without losing the customizations unless you are comfortable using child themes
Recommendations to others considering the product
Wordpress has grown with the web while it has remained open source software. A big benefit of this model has been wp developers of themes and plug-ins are constantly adding new stuff. Note of caution: Newbies should use a premium theme over any of the tempting free themes. Premium themes usually have regular updates offer tech- support should something go wrong. There is no guarantee free theme will get future updates(important as mentioned earlier) or if the creator will be reachable if you have a problem
Plug-ins exist for just about anything you need or think you need and can be installed with just a couple of clicks. As a new Wordpress user, I wanted to try out and install as many plug-ins as possible. It's best not to do this without doing research, as many are targets for hacking and spam.
Others are experimental and semi-compatible or not compatible with your theme, or may not provide updates, causing issues in the future. It's best to start with basic well-established plug-ins such as Jetpack and Askimet which offer defense against spam, stats, and analytics, optimizations for search and sharing. When adding any plug-in you'll want to:
1. Confirm compatibility with your theme
2. Check-out user reviews for any problems
3. Has it been tested with the current version of WordPress and is it well established?
4. Does it offer decent support?
5. Is there a history of consistent updates?
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I've learned much about the mechanics' of WordPress Templates, the inherent limitations, and advantages. when tasked with a redesign project for a client who has a well established online business built and grown on WordPress and a premium template which was nearing its functional limit.
After many years as the principal site administrator, my client's business had outgrown the Theme on all sides, however, being so familiar, the client was reluctant to make a dramatic change involving relinquish control in favor of a structured architecture database, custom designed mobile-friendly site or even one of the newer Wordpress Themes that embrace Responsive, clean HTML 5, and more recent WordPress code standards.
What I've learned is that with WordPress there is a way to do anything. All the problems I encounter, surely have been faced and solved by someone before me. It's been a process of discovery— some on my own and much more through searching user groups and forums.