However, WordPress can present recurring problems:
Security – as the core files are released free of charge, hackers can exploit this, meaning it needs to update regularly. Bespoke websites are often more secure, giving you more protection from common vulnerabilities. On WordPress, one website being impacted can then have a domino effect, putting other WordPress sites in danger. Bespoke websites would need to be directly targeted for weaknesses, which would normally be a much lengthier, more difficult process, which is ultimately less appealing to hackers.
Auto Updates – these are a necessity due to the appeal WordPress presents to hackers, but regular auto updates can result in the breakage of plugins and themes, leading to new security holes for hackers to exploit.
Plugins – whilst you can install WordPress plugins with ease, it's never guaranteed that they are written correctly, or that they won’t be conflicting with what is already implemented on your website. Inexperienced WordPress users might add multiple plugins, which can slow or break the site along with producing further security risks.
Costs - Whilst initially WordPress might seem like a quick, cheap and easy solution, in the long term, it can become costly, especially if it is continually managed by an external source, along with the monthly price of web hosting and domain adding up. With a bespoke website, you pay for the functions you will utilise.
All in all, bespoke websites are recommended if you want a unique website, built to suit your business that is secure and future-proof. Whilst WordPress has its pros and cons, it can be a viable option if you want a smaller, simpler site.
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