Coen Jacobs, who works as a backend developer, published a short video explaining why he doesn’t work with WordPress full-time anymore. It’s not that he doesn’t like the project but rather, he’s gained a fresh perspective since stepping outside of the WordPress bubble.
WordPress used to be the holy grail for me, I made everything with WordPress, even things that weren’t really suitable to be built on WordPress. I was an absolute fanboy who used WordPress for everything.
WordPress isn’t going away anytime soon but it’s a risky move to place all your eggs in one basket.
Instead of using WordPress for everything, he’s now using the best framework or tool for the job. I think this is a key lesson that a lot of WordPress developers need to be reminded of from time to time. WordPress is capable of handling a lot of different types of websites but it’s not suitable for every project. Use the right tool for the job.