I work with WordPress on a daily basis. Whether it’s design, theme development, customization or performing maintenance – the open source CMS makes up the vast majority of my workload. Over the years, I’ve really come to love the flexibility and the sheer number of options available that allow me to create just about any type of website. But, sometimes, all of that choice and flexibility means a piecemeal approach to site development – particularly if you’re (like me) not a master developer. What are the potential pitfalls? What in the world am I talking about? Don’t worry, I’ll explain! A Collage of Functionality When developing a WordPress website, we often have our own set of trusted plugins we turn to in order to add specific functionality. Each plugin does its own thing and comes from a diverse group of developers. Each one of these developers has created their plugin in their own unique way. Besides their primary function, the plugins might do things such as add a custom post type, install new JavaScript or CSS. Depending on the purpose of the plugin, they might also write their own database entries. In essence, the sky is the limit. Much
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