The simple answer is… no!
Everyone will tell you WordPress is the best solution for your new business website because everyone is using it…
Did you know that’s one of the reasons that WordPress sites are more vulnerable to hackers? 😳
Unless you have specific requirements that can’t be met with more modern no-code alternatives, here’s a few reasons we wouldn’t recommend using WordPress…
It’s not very user-friendly from an editors’ perspective and there is no dedicated support. You’ll have to pay a web developer any time you need something changing or if something stops working.
It limits creativity. You’ll need to either design, prototype and write your own code before creating your own template, or use a boilerplate template and make it fit as best you can.
WordPress uses a lot of 3rd party plugins and relies on heavy coding, which not only slows websites down but also causes a lot of unexpected bugs.
You will need to update your website every time WordPress release an update, which is every couple of months. Not only does the cost of this add up, but with every update there is a chance that it will affect the site in some way and various plug-ins can stop working (it’s common for a WordPress site to break down a few times a year).
Lastly, there’s little justification for hosting a website yourself in 2023. There’s no need to be responsible for the complicated coding, servers, plug-ins, security updates or your SSL certificate.
‘No-code’ web development refers to platforms that generate the code in the background so that you can focus on what really matters: great content and user experience!
At The Alondra Group, we love creating websites for our clients that are user friendly, functional, look great, and can ultimately be handed over for the client to ‘own’. As we use a no-code platform, it’s easy for us to teach clients how to make small changes themselves once the website has gone live, and we can always be on hand for any bigger changes or additions.
If you’d like to have a conversation about your next website project, send us an email – they’re one of our favourite things to work on!