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  • The Downside and Upside of WordPress

    There are not always sunshine and fruit punch in the world of WordPress. Using a blogging platform that is engineered like this one has a couple of drawbacks :

    • Popularity and an open codebase are generally a good combination, but a few people out there are always looking to ruin everyone’s fun. Because WordPress runs so many high-profile sites, some nefarious types are on the lookout for fl aws that can be exploited. Luckily, the WordPress developers are very quick to patch vulnerabilities, but you have to stay on top of the releases.
    • WordPress dynamically generates most of the pages that you see. Each time you load a post, a bunch of things are happening in the background: Database queries are fired off, PHP code is executed, and then the page is displayed. Usually, this system isn’t a problem; it ensures that the content of your blog is as up to date as possible. But this approach is a little more resource intensive than a static approach and can translate to your blog’s being unavailable under heavy load.

    However, it has pretty good job to  one step ahead by using WordPress.

    WordPress has all those features in spades. Many of today’s most popular blogs—including TechCrunch,, and The New York Times’ blogs—are powered by WordPress, so you can rest convinced that WordPress is capable of handling the traffi c generated by your adoring audience.
    Furthermore, WordPress can be extended by little bits of code called plug-ins. Created by members of the WordPress community, plug-ins are often available for free or for a small fee. These plug-ins can make WordPress do all sorts of things it isn’t able to do out of the box.
    The active plug-in developer community owes its existence in large part to the fact that WordPress is distributed under the GNU General Public License. This license means two things :

    • WordPress is free.
    • You’re allowed to alter the code to suit your needs and share your modified code with anyone, so long as you distribute it under the same license (for free and in such a way that others can change your code and share it as well).

    Source : Scott McNulty

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