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2017-06-15T14:06:00Z

What needs improvement with WordPress?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with WordPress.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

I think that WordPress is too cool in its contact. If somebody works well in that medium then it would be really helpful for a community and for themselves. I don't know how to plug them into using it well. I don't know where someone goes from zero to having something up, and then incrementally learning how to do it. I think it would be good if WordPress maybe had a place where people could go to and say, "Hi, I'm an artist. I like writing poetry related to my art. Is there anyone who uses WordPress for this?" or "Hi, I'm working in the health sector, and I'm working on change and transformation work. I would like to talk about it, has anyone else done that?", or "Hello, I'm writing a book. I would like to use WordPress as a way of making sure that I get three hours work done every day and write 300 words". I think that's what people are using WordPress for in these situations.

2020-10-04T06:40:26Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-21T15:53:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-22T17:23:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-06-04T05:22:00Z
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* 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.

2018-05-17T08:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2017-06-15T14:06:00Z
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