It is an another great one. Been very busy since few weeks setting up my blog 😒 and had too many choices to make. I started off with WordPress given that it is a highly recommended and reputed CMS around. But it doesn't fit in all the use cases, at least not for me. So, I decided to share my experience with you.
WordPress is a great CMS. Probably the best out there. (Personally I don't think so 😓). No matter what kind of website you want to build, It can almost do anything and with almost no coding skills. You can build a company website, an online store or even something fully customized kind of portal.
Then what went wrong? Why I moved away from it? WordPress is good or not? Why should I not use WordPress? Why WordPress is so slow? 🙈🙉🙊
Well, Over time, All these questions were raised in my head and While WordPress can be a very easy one to use and all, The main thing that bugged me was that its slow as hell! I don't know whether it was because I hosted it on an IIS server or something but damn it performed poorly! In 24 hours of log time, It gets offline like 4-5 times everyday which is too bad for search engine optimization. 😵
Here is What I Expect In My Blog
- It should have a very low requirement for hardwares. 🤺
- It should provide almost all search engine friendly features right out of the box. 📦
- It should never ever go offline. atleast 98% uptime should be there. 🛰
- It should be very easy to costomize without juggling between developer's documentation and website. 📃
- It should be very light weight and very high performant. Even with AWS EC2 Micro instance. 🏋️
I know, It feels like high standards. Not one bit actually. Because I've tried many platforms and I've seen potential of them to be a perfect fit for authors to blog.
How To Find A Quality Framework?
Well, It kind of depends on what you are looking for. Mostly, You can recognize one by identifying the purpose of the platform. For example, Any platform that is developed around one single purpose has the potential to be the best because it reduces the scope and lets the developers focus on details which in turns, makes it perfect eventually. ✈
WordPress was great for blogging but as it grew, They started adding more and more features to it which obviously increases its hardware requirements. 👷♂️ And you cannot always find a quality plugin for your needs which gave me headaches from time to time.
Its still a great platform but not for people who wants to just write and beginners don't usually have a powerful servers at their disposal.
I'm still looking around the best framework for specifically blogging only and I'm somewhere around the corner to reach my goal.
I'm going to write another article for my study but till then, Stay tuned and thanks for reading. 🖖