WordPress Room for Improvement

Michael B. Fry
Vice President , Sr. Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
There are limits to some of the features provided within the backend interface, but it is quite powerful for the low cost. We would not have been able to function without the plugins available through WooCommerce. Most of the plugins that we installed provided about 85-90% of what was needed. There is limited customization available for these plugins. Running updates occasionally broke down our website. In these situations, we had to pull backups or contact our website developer for guidance. View full review »
Lori Steuart
Channel and Marketing Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Because it's such a popular platform, it can have vulnerabilities that you want to be up to date on. Be sure to upgrade to the latest stable version, and make sure you have some security (e.g. iThemes) running on your site. View full review »
Mark Vincent Verallo
Web Developer / Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I think WordPress needs to improve itself in the area of security. I have seen a lot of WordPress websites being the target of hackers and spammers. One of the reason is that it is the most widely used CMS today. WordPress also needs to improve its speed. Although it is not really a slow CMS, as soon as you add more plugins, you'll notice a difference it its speed and performance. View full review »
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Ashish
content writing manager at a tech services company
The system should be more informative. E.g., if there is an error in uploading a theme or there is some issue with a plugin, WordPress should describe the error in a more descriptive way and also should explain the solution. This way it could become more user-friendly and easier to work with. View full review »
Christopher Joles
Disabled House Elf
I would recommend dumping the Gutenberg interface and going back to the classic editor. I understand the need for using BLOCKS to develop a page. However, I would recommend taking a long hard look at Elementor and Elementor Pro as when it comes to developing a website, I have found using Elementor to be much more intuitive than using the Gutenberg interface. View full review »
Christian García
Mobile application developer at a program development consultancy with 11-50 employees
WordPress is a tool that should not be missing in any systems department, which every web developer should dominate today. I would like them to increase security since they have been targeted by hackers and spammers. View full review »
reviewer807813
Consultant at a tech services company
* WordPress sites do require quite a bit of maintenance: Constant updates to both WordPress and all the various plugins that it requires. * Security is an issue, but this is the case with any open source software. * Backups and moving sites could be handled better. * WordPress is highly customisable, but this leads to a confusing back end. There are so many menus and options available. The basic product is becoming less usable by end users for site maintenance post delivery. View full review »
reviewer795618
Research Assistant
I cannot say what exactly could be improved per se as the program is pretty flawless as it is. It may be useful, however, to have a downloadable program that you could have on your desktop that allows you to create and maintain the program while offline. View full review »
Vincent Guibert
Consultant en organisation & chargé de mission à l'international at a consultancy
* Ergonomy * Aestheticism View full review »
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