Extensive research has allowed me to produce the Top 10 misconceptions about WordPress. Please share wisely.
This poem was originally published as a WordPress website at wp-secrets.co.uk, on 7th May 2015.
The people who think WordPress
is only good for blogs
Probably think that tails are
only there for wagging dogs
I don’t know what it means either
but I had to get the poem started.
WordPress isn’t insecure
We patch it every day
With 2-8-3 contributors
to keep hackers at bay
283 was the number of contributors
in early 2015. It’s been much higher in recent releases. On the down side, the
security problem with WordPress 4.7 was probably enough to make this item one
People think the code is poor
Just because it’s free.
But quality is not affected
By the price of tea
The quality of software
Depends on many things
The skills of you and me perhaps
But not the count of chings
Opinion: WordPress code quality could be improved by
better coverage in its automated test suite. I know that’s true of my plugins.
I’m working on it.
WordPress dot org and wp dot com
Are really not the same
Wp dot org’s a free for all
Dot com defines the game
Pronouce wp as “duppy”, like Joe
Hoyle does when he’s talking about WordPress code, and this verse should scan a
When you’ve seen one WordPress site
Then you’ve seen them all?
There are more variations
Than leaves that turn in fall
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WordPress is no good they say
To make an online shop
But install Woo or EDD
They’ll shop until they drop
I’ve visited hundreds of sites
That had a shopping cart
And 55% of them
Had WordPress at their heart
Don’t believe the statistics; I
made them up.
Some people think that since
It’s free that it’ll go away
I’ll tell you now there’s thousands
Who’ll ensure that it will stay
So if your website fatals
How do you get it back?
There’s many support channels
But don’t ask in core slack.
WordPress uses Slack to discuss things. The ‘core’
channel is for discussing core development.
It’s easy to get started
But how far can you go?
Just ask “is there a limit?”
The answer will be “No!”
Two hundred millions visits
In just over a week
And on a really busy day
5K per sec at peak
No, I haven’t checked if this makes
sense. But WordPress is scalable. Ask any WordPress.com or WordPress VIP
developer. It might cost a few bob. And it may not be as fast as a different
On the downside, some code when
running on some hosts can demonstrate absolutely atrocious performance. And
it’s not always the database to blame. So query monitor won’t help you.
Those were the top 10 that I’ve found
I’m sure there’s many more
But each can be refuted
Of that you can be sure
Some caveats for those who know… YES
There is expensive hosting
Plugins can make your website slow
And SEO needs Yoasting.
This poem was originally published as a WordPress website at wp-secrets.co.uk on 7th May 2015.