View This Before Using Wordpress
I think every newcomer is told to install a wordpress blog and have at it, and I can understand why. Wordpress is simple and easy to install. Just click on the Fantasico icon, two more clicks and you're ready to be a big time blogger.
Here is why you should NOT use Wordpress:
- Wordpress is filled with footprints. A footprint is like a signature informing everyone, search engines and other scrapers, that the CMS is Wordpress. If one of your goals is to have a unique site with unique content, this is not good. The search engines can also quickly detect which plugins you have installed.
- Rumor has it that based on some of those plugins, you could be penalized for over optimization, over pinging, keyword stuffing, over advertising, etc. Basically, a Wordpress blog is just a run-of-the-mill site; nothing special or unique. Installing a different theme gives it a better look, but does not change the underlying problems.
- There are over 22 million WordPress blogs*, about 11 million hosted on wordpress.com, and about 11 million self hosted. How will your blog ever stand out?
- When there`s an update of a WordPress plugin, the updated plugin in most cases will not work properly until you install all of the dependent plugins. WordPress is great as a blog building tool for small websites, but try to add any advanced multi-layer function and then have the correct content output and render properly in a browser, this can be extremely difficult, it`s just not there, this being the case I would suggest a different CMS.
If you want to actually add something to the web that will attract traffic, you would be better off using notepad and upload with FTP. I remind my clients that creativeness and innovation are the keys to success online.