I’ve been using WordPress as my exclusive content management system for years now. I honestly don’t even remember how long it’s been. With all this time in the ecosystem, I’ve noticed something that I’m not sure I like or dislike.
With WordPress the ecosystem is so robust with innovation that there’s a page builder for all types of people. From Beaver Builder to Divi to WP Bakery to Elementor, the options are endless. This is just one segment of the ecosystem too. There are plugins to add all kinds of functionality.
There are so many ways to skin a cat in this CMS, that trying to pick up from where another developer left off can be challenging.
Recently, my team and I have started updating sites that we haven’t built. With this a challenge has emerged… trying to figure out what the old developer was thinking when they did certain things.
Once we figure out the reasoning behind certain decisions in the development process, we usually can run with it.
On the whole, WordPress is great. It gives users the freedom to do what they want with their site. But with this comes a trade off. It can be hard to pick up where another person left off. Because there are so many ways to skin a cat.
What do you think? Post your thoughts in the comments below.