Is WordPress a Smart Choice in 2021?

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  1. Sorry about the bg hiss … I will be fixing this.

  2. Pros
    – Well tried & tested CMS
    – WordPress is PHP-based: handy if your only backend language is PHP
    – Frequently used CMS for small business sites => good community support
    – Creation of a professionally looking site straightforward
    – Updating site content requires no web skills
    – Bigger memory footprint on server and local machine due to boiler plate files
    – Visibly slower loading of site pages
    – Greater hosting cost for the same performance than Node.js/Django based CMS
    – Custom styling frontend layouts is much more awkward due to backend coupling and theming

  3. Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, said he thought his creation was a crude hack that would be replaced in six months.

  4. Being a 152-year-old developer (not as old as Stefan), I was interested in coming up to speed on the state of the web design industry after being out-of-touch with it for years. I discovered this is the work flow that is making money for some non-coding designers: Adobe XD to design the site, Elementor (new tool to me) to translate the UX/UI into WordPress, and Siteground as the best WordPress-hosting site (much better than doing it yourself for security and maintenance reasons).

  5. If u are the king of the hill u can only roll down.. or stay up

  6. Great video with supporting data and examples. The evil developer in me wants to push the lies I know to be flat-out false now about PHP and WordPress so there is more opportunity for people who know better. "Everyone needs to focus on Svelte and Deno JS because PHP is dead!"

  7. Let's not hear this from a merry go around talking head. Let's talk the real deal about WordPress. When you install WordPress, the basic function available to you is adding new blog posts. Originally WordPress was never made for creating websites and so it needs a lot of plugins to make even basic things work. To make a website with a custom business identity out of wordpress, what is done most of the time is hacking one of the widely used Envato or Templatemonster wordpress themes. The no-coder or instant WordPress audience will simply not change the theme at all and offer it as it is. It is no secret that WordPress suffers from slow page load speeds because of it's plugins, unused theme functions, spaghetti code, crowded database, and frustrating codebase. And don't come back on why WordPress is so popular. WordPress has only become popular because it made it easy to make a quick buck for people who don't know how to code but only to buy and sell a template. That is the reason why I am called so often by Offices to maintain their wordpress website because it was made by the next hit and run wordpress publisher who made a quick buck and then disappeared. Oh and good luck with the WordPress Plugin Hell, the main reason why WordPress is in the news so many times when it is h*acked again and again.

  8. WordPress ecosystem size makes itself irreplaceable together with the majority of web and marketing agencies using it when creating products.

  9. Just because WordPress isn’t dying, doesn’t mean it should be alive lol the company I work for still uses it but it’s a pain. It’s really only alive because clients need a robust interface to manage content. If not for that, I can’t think why else you’d use it. The plugins too but half the time they cause more issues than their worth. I actually don’t mind PHP though.

  10. No it's not, but not for the technology per sé, wordpress works are paid peanuts.

  11. It's less about "is {tech} dying", and more about "is {tech} losing significant relevancy in the field I want to work in, for the types of companies I want to work for".

  12. wordpress has and will continue to dominate the internet with highest number of sites .

  13. Currently experimenting with WordPress API to integrate blog into HTML site

  14. Your ad tells that you screwed by wp.

  15. u r right, my man!

  16. Webflow is becoming very popular—specially for designers—yet there are still limitations to its 'real-world' use, especially with e-commerce, email, & forms integration. There are many visual user-interface plugins that integrate well with WordPress today, one popular one being Elementor. Plus WordPress itself is slowly improving its built-in visual post/page-building interface.

  17. It's great for entrepreneurs who need to focus on factors other than simply web developing, it makes everything easier so why not!

  18. I was so worried when I opened this video because I recently made my website using WordPress. Then I saw this video and sir, thank you. Thank you so so much for reassuring this confused, anxious potato.

  19. WordPress is garbage but will not die because it is a big industry behind.
    Also it is easy to find a developer to create or administrate a WordPress website.

    I hate WordPress because it is a truck built on a motorcycle engine.

  20. Regarding the internet .. if it not pron chances are high its wordpress

  21. Recently I started making a living by creating custom themes. I just took a course by Brad Schiff(Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code) and oooh Boy am balling. I already had PHP knowledge and this made my work easier…

    Big thanks Stefan Mischook for making this video.

  22. It takes so much server resources though.

  23. Wp is like a doctor prescribing medicine that doesn't fix the issue, just the symptoms. The patient doesn't know that this is bad so they think the doctor is helping them, when in reality, the doctor is just keeping themselves in business.

  24. !yesItisDying lol

  25. I wish it was dying..but alas wordpress will be around for the foreseeable future. PHP is just the worst..

  26. I love WordPress! But I've been doing only PHP and WordPress for 10 years and feel very stagnant and extremely burnt out! That unfortunately resulted to me getting fired last 2019. I took a long break after that but just recently started to look for other techs to learn. What do you recommend should I learn in 2021? I've been trying to get into React.js/React native but the prerequisites are too many and are too confusing for me to actually start a real project.

  27. The thing I don't like is being dependent on an outside entity for web development. This defeats the whole point of open-source. Learn to code and you know it all. You don't have to rely on outside resources.

  28. WordPress has so much competition. There are over 400 different content management system vendors and more on the way.

  29. 😍😍❤️❤️💙💙

  30. What about webflow replacing wordpress?

  31. I have a conflict. I’m new to coding and getting addicted to it. I started learning because I am building a website for my classes in a completely different field of study. The website I need will have a secure login for students, course enrollment and possibly a subscription section for the media content. I’ve felt that when I tried WordPress years ago that it wasn’t customizable to my web design vision. However, now that I am working on coding, my web dev friend is telling me to abandon coding and do WordPress instead. But I don’t really want to stop coding. Any advice?

  32. There are so many bad wordpress developers out there. Why would you put yourself in the same boat. CMS's are designed for those who can't code. Usually anyone who uses wordpress, I largely identify as someone who can't design or code a thing.

  33. WordPress is a beast, so easy and user friendly web developer tool, some say 'you don't know how to code if you use wordpress' not true, I could still do backend programming on it, insert some custom html or php codes and let's not forget the plug-ins and themes. You could really create and develop some series applications.

  34. Great content as always. What brand Grape juice do you drink sir?

  35. I have learned HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, SASS, etc., but I’m going to pickup WordPress/php because that’s what everyone wants!!! You can preach all day about the disadvantages, but clients still want WordPress/php!

  36. I m not using WordPress to create websites. I'm using the Laravel framework, But WordPress is a very easy (many the easiest) CMS for people who don't know how to code to create their Portfolio website, blog, and Branding website. also if you are a PHP developer WordPress has good documentation to create your own plugins and themes or you can modify themes very easily. Since it's an easy option for all of these things of course it's not dying yet! Maby Joomla, but WordPress is still famous there

  37. You never made a deployment strategy.
    When you want to create lets say your own component library.
    Or something else.

    What is your strategy to have the cost effective effect?
    How you doing that?
    I was stunned that heroku let me 5 mb which is useless free and everithing is for money…
    Need direction

  38. WordPress reputation has outgrown it's usability. The reason a lot of businesses choose it, is that they believe they can get a working webpage for 400-500 USD. The sad thing with WP is that they can, but after a year or two they need to add some fixes, and the page needs updates. This goes one of two ways – they hire a high level professional that spends the required 50-100 hours updating plugins, theme and core, then reapplying code that allows the theme to style updated plugins properly. Possibly removing bugs that infected the site. With 25 USD/h this rounds up to 2500 usd easilly and does not even include the new features that the business want's. An alternative is paying some of the self proclaimed "WP specialist" couple hundreds to somehow add the new features without fixing anything. After a few such hotfixes the site is not ranking on google, falls apart on couple of subpages and it's generally a mess. This is a scenario I face almost everyday. A lot of clients come to us with issues on their WP pages after few years of neglect and they are very surprised by the costs of repairs.

    I don't believe that WP is bad, although a major rewrite of plugin and theme code separation is well overdue, but the reason businesses choose it, it's because they think it's cheap. It's not. The jumble of code changes done to plugins and themes make it a very difficult framework to work with. Keeping it performant and safe requires quite a bit of maintanance efforts throughout the year. If you're not spending more on your WP website than you would on WIX – you'll feel the burn once you need an update or a fix.

    Also once a developer learns enough PHP to see the difference in the way the code is managed in i.e. Laravel vs WordPress – they will quickly drop the latter. Finding senior level PHP programmers (5+ working with code, not clicking through plugins) willing to work with WordPress is very close to impossible. There are few, and they are not cheap (which I applaud, good work should equal good salary).

    Also, since we're global-remote now – there are a lot of WordPress "programmers" willing to work for 10-15 USD / h. Yes their work is not always the best, but they will be your competition and it's on you to explain to a client why you should be paid more.

    So there you have it – there's a major dissonance between clients' expectations and technical/financial reality of WordPress and I believe it's a major issue.

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