The Disadvantages of Wordpress
Think of a website as an extension of your business. Your current and potential clients are visiting you online. You want to give them an easy and pleasant user experience so they can associate positive feelings with your business. You can give them this experience by having a fully functioning website that loads up quickly.
It’s important to note that not all websites are created equally.
Websites can experience technical difficulties and may need a lot of management from an agency, especially if it is created on WordPress.
We are going to share with you six disadvantages of a WordPress website.
1. You Need Lots of Plugins For Additional Features
When your agency purchases a design template, they typically get fully designed website pages that have to be updated with your branded content (images and text).
However, if you want to add features to your website, your agency would have to search for plugins on WordPress. Some plugins are free and others come with a fee. Sometimes, the plugins found are outdated and are no longer being used.
For example, if you want to add your Instagram feed on your website, you would have to download InstaWidget.
Your agency would have to install, manage, and update the plugins. This can be difficult to manage and rarely happens with agencies.
2. Frequent Theme and Plugin Updates
Keep in mind that in the digital age, things are constantly changing to benefit and improve the user experience.
Your agency would have to constantly log on to your site to review the dashboard to see if your theme or plugins need to be updated. This is something your agency can miss with other projects going on because they constantly need to be checked and updated.
Don’t forget with all technology advancements, glitches and errors do happen. You can experience broken links or your site can crash.
3. Slow Page Speed
WordPress is still a slow platform due to the all the added plugins, oversaturated databases, and codebases.
However, those are not the only things that can slow down your website. Large images, a lot of wording on a page, and unreliable hosting can impact your website speed.
Page speed is crucial to your website. You want a fast loading website so your audience doesn’t get impatient and decide to leave, which can cause you to lose business because they won’t see what you have to offer.
4. Poor SEO Ranking
WordPress only offers limited SEO optimizing features in its packages, which is not enough to help you rank in Google.
If you want to truly maximize your SEO efforts, then you need a stronger software and technology to outrank other medical practices in a competitive market.
Additionally, you will need an agency that will target thousands of relevant keywords versus only a handful of keywords. Most agencies only do a handful of keywords, which isn’t going to make an impact on your search engine rankings. With more relevant keywords, it will help your practice be found in the search engines by potential and current clients.
5. Website Vulnerability
Like all things on the internet, your website is susceptible of getting hacked and spammed.
Due to the popularity of WordPress, it is the main target for hackers and spammers. Even if your agency downloads all the security plugins WordPress offers, it is not enough to keep your website safe.
Your website will likely get spammed if you have a blog section that allows comments or if you have a contact us form. It can be time consuming to go through the comments and emails.
Any website vulnerability can have a negative impact on your credibility and could potentially spread viruses to your users.
6. Website Can Go Down Without Notice
Websites can go down for many reasons without notice.
If you aren’t paying attention to your site, you may not realize it is down. It could be down for a couple of hours or even days, therefore, negatively impacting your business.
Then you have to hire an agency to help you get it back up, which again is another expense that you don’t want to have.
Although WordPress is a popular content management system due to its simplicity and is considered an inexpensive way for businesses to get started online, think twice about building your business website on WordPress.
Save yourself money and avoid the headache.
Get in touch with DoctorLogic to learn more about our platform to help you grow your practice.
We will design your website so you can showcase your work with a video or photo gallery. Additionally, we can add our review tool to help you get reviews from your clients.
We will make your practice stand out from the rest of the crowd.