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Sascha Venus

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I'm seriously thinking about if a Wordpress website violates Control?
I have never seen or heard of a Wordpress website myself which was turned down by Wordpress and therefore the income stream of the owner. Also, I've never paid Wordpress any penny so far when building profitable websites. I only paid for hosting providers, plugins, and themes.
So, I'm wondering if it still violates the command of Control and if yes what the reason for that is, maybe I'm too close-minded to see the bigger picture on this...
 

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I'm not sure I'm understanding you right. Do you mean being hosted on wordpress.com (where your blog is thisblogsname.wordpress.com)? Or are you talking about using the self-hosted WP software in general?

It's good practice not to build a website you want to do anything "serious" with on somebody else's platform, so if you mean the first thing, then yes, I think it does violate control.

If you just mean using WP on your own server, then I don't see that it does any more than using a pencil and paper.
 

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I'm not sure I'm understanding you right. Do you mean being hosted on wordpress.com (where your blog is thisblogsname.wordpress.com)? Or are you talking about using the self-hosted WP software in general?

It's good practice not to build a website you want to do anything "serious" with on somebody else's platform, so if you mean the first thing, then yes, I think it does violate control.

If you just mean using WP on your own server, then I don't see that it does any more than using a pencil and paper.
Thanks!
Yeah I mean using Wordpress as pencil & paper, well said!
I just wanted to be sure.
 

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I’m a heavy user of wordpress. The customer only has control of what they agreed to have control of in the terms of service. I’ll admit, I didn’t read it line for line. But I can tell you that for things like theme / plugin incompatibility, wordpress waives their liability. That’s one of the most common risks, and I’ve already encountered it. I advise having backup theme and plugin options at the ready once you have site requirements documented. Now, in terms of control of the site itself, that’s a service level agreement. If you were churning profit and wordpress denied access to your dashboard or something like that, that’s a lawsuit to the core.


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You're ok using WordPress and WordPress.com, as you can migrate your site and data to another hosting service. The data you build is yours and is easily redeployed eslewhere. The danger is getting locked into proprietary platforms like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc. I do use Weebly, for simplicity and quick mock ups, but I know if I build out anything serious I can't easily move it to any other platform. My work and data is locked in to their platform. I also cannot backup and redeploy sites to other hosts as I could with a WordPress site.
 

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