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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

Wordpress is indeed great for a couple of situations:

  1. If you want to get hacked - no other CMS has as awful technical architecture making it super easy for you to get hacked repeatedly.

  2. If you want a slow site - again bad design makes Wordpress a chore performance-wise, and it takes a ridiculous amount of effort to make a Wordpress site perform reasonably well just most of the time, not to mention when caches expire.

I really wish people would stop claiming it's a wonderful system that needs to be used everywhere, when it quite clearly has shown time and time again to be one of the worst designed CMSes out there.

Also "Max" sounds like they shouldn't be working with people, period. Maybe they should find a nice job monitoring a research station at one of the earth's poles, or similar remote location.

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Andrea Pavoni

Even if I agree with your comment, I think you should try to think as a non-developer and focus instead on a marketing/design point of view: sometimes they don’t have that kind of technical skills, but they know they can deploy a new wordpress with a custom template and a bunch of plugins in at least 4-16 hours. Too slow? Pay for a bigger hosting/box. Hacked? Damn hackers! 🤷🏻‍♂️
I’ve seen tens of web agencies running on WP (or Joomla) without needing a developer. I don’t like it, but it works for many.

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

I think those kinds of people definitely should stay away from systems that really require an experienced person to set up properly and just use some of those online website builders.

They tend to be even easier to set up and operate, and less problematic in terms of performance and hacking issues. Probably even cost less than hosting WP.