joined:July 28, 2012
I've been in what may be the longest migration process to Wordpress in the history of Wordpress. After years of talks, last year I began working with a design company to work on a custom theme that would meet the needs of my site. Now, with the theme completed, I am inputting all of my site content and am now discovering all of these issues that I've never had problems with my html site:
1) images on certain posts can't show alt tags
2) the page URL structure is an inconsistent mess
3) duplicate meta info on archive pages. ie. One term will have 4 archive pages (reviews, photo galleries, hotels, guides). Right now we can only customize the reviews page, so that is the meta info that also appears on the photo galleries, hotels and guide archives.
At this point, I think even the design company has given up.
The migration is happening only because I need to upgrade one section of my web site - the user reviews - which is currently in an asp database. I have always wanted to keep it split into my html section and the database for reviews. Since the design company originally provided me with the psd to html files, I feel like I should go with my original preference and split the site because clearly my site is too complicated for Wordpress.
So my question is for those of you who work with Wordpress frequently or have had similar problems in Wordpress not working for your needs. Has there ever been a point where you had to acknowledge that Wordpress was not suitable for your site and pulled the plug on the project? Am I alone in this?