What do you hate the most in the CMS you use?

over 5 years ago from

If you are like me you use 3/4 CMS's. From eCommerce, to landing pages, to sites every platform has a vision, a philosophy or a WAY to do things. Each one thinks is better than the other one. So, exclusively thinking about CMS's, what is that one thing that you hate the most?


  • Tony Jones, over 5 years ago

    page load times

    3 points
  • Dana (dmxt)Dana (dmxt), over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Wordpress, it's a nice CMS but it got some epic stigma. Also it's slow.

    2 points
  • Anton ð, over 5 years ago

    it is slow. (if I start measuring its performance with RAIL, it fails so hard.

    1 point
  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 5 years ago

    I've been using Craft CMS a lot recently, and if I had to complain about one thing it'd be the way they handle their license keys.

    Their pricing tiers are great, nothing to complain about there, but I cannot for the life of me understand why keys need to be in a physical config file instead of on the settings page.

    Given how we migrate between development/staging/production servers without fail we get an alert for invalid license key, even after we have a pro license. Super frustrating.

    1 point
    • Dana (dmxt)Dana (dmxt), over 5 years ago

      Hows Craft CMS load time? Is it like web-starter-kit by Google?

      1 point
    • Andrew Welch, over 5 years ago

      What I do is I keep the license.key in my git repo, and when I push dev -> staging or dev -> production it gets propagated automatically.

      0 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 5 years ago

    In general, I would say speed. Most CMS solutions I've tried are a drag in terms of updating content from start to finish. Many try to do too much in my opinion so as a result there are a lot of background requests that fire many people don't really need.

    On the opposite end of that spectrum, many CMS solutions don't do enough. Users who aren't used to the command line, for example, will have a hell of a time writing a new markdown file and committing it

    1 point
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 5 years ago

    That it's not Craft.

    0 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 5 years ago

    I love using Kirby CMS, however, I wish customizing the sidebar was a bit easier( by this I mean managing widgets and the like, not styles) .

    0 points
    • Andrew Richardson, over 5 years ago

      Agreed. I love Kirby but the Panel is a bit inflexible for those of us who are more on the design side than development. I picked Kirby because the PHP syntax made so much more sense to me than standard PHP but it's hard to make sense of the Panel, especially with little to no documentation.

      1 point
      • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 5 years ago

        Exactly! I almost feel embarrassed showing clients the admin area they have to login to. I have to do some heavy custom CSS on it to make it look halfway decent.

        0 points