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Discussion on: WordPress Biggest Problem: Plugins

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Luca Grandicelli Author

Don't get me wrong. Installing plugins and keeping them updated is right and fair. Here i'm only questioning the solidity of a piece of software which is continuosly updated with small bits of code whereas it often lead to incompatibility issues. This because many plugin devs do push their updates without even doing proper tests.
If you'll ever run a WordPress enviroment you'll understand what i mean.

CI ain't bad, but honestly i prefer to update less but update better.

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Lito • Edited on

This because many plugin devs do push their updates without even doing proper tests.

I don't work with Wordpress because this ;)

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Luca Grandicelli Author

If you'll ever need to work on high-traffic editorial websites, WordPress would probably be your best friend.

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Lito

Maybe the easy option, but not the best option. Sometimes the work to optimize a wordpress site with multiple plugins is building a custom site with exact requirements.

I have working migrating ecommerces (with revenues of million euros) from wp (woocommerce) to custom code and the change is radical in performance, features and future developments. A lot of work, yes, but without comparison.

Regards!

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Luca Grandicelli Author

I agree with you, that's much better of course but not always affordable for many business. Please consider that WordPress powers 40.0% of all websites on the internet and takes up to the 64% of CMS market. So, wether you want it or not, being in the web dev industry means also dealing with WordPress. (kinsta.com/wordpress-market-share/)

Take care.