This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 85
Tom McFarlin has posted two articles about getting bored of WordPress. I read over his articles, and I think he’s missing a major reason why people end up feeling bored of WordPress: the opportunity for mastery. The old saying goes, and I’m paraphrasing here, “if you give a person a hammer, eventually everything will look like a nail”. Well, with WordPress being used by around thirty percent of the websites in the world, it sort of feels like we, as a community, have been given a hammer.
I think many developers get bored of WordPress because they don’t feel like they’ll ever be one of the best in any single facet of the software, and many, in my experience, seem to be stuck on how archaic WordPress’ programming is in some areas due to its backwards compatibility. As much as programmers are technical and math-minded, there is a bit of artistic pride that exists and creating some kind of workaround to fit the “WordPress” way can maybe feel a little like there might be better solutions than manipulating WordPress to fulfil yet another task it was never really designed for.
I don’t think it stems from a lack of desire to learn something new. Have a read through Tom’s posts and let him and I know what you think.
Lastly, another big thumbs up for Elementor with WPElevation switching from their custom WordPress theme to Elementor. They list cost savings and content crafting speed improvements as two major benefits for their organization. Have you given Elementor a try?
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.