3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hack WordPress

Let’s face it – we’re human. We’re curious, and we think know better. And if we’re guys, well, do I really need to mention asking for directions or taking things apart? I for one took apart my mother’s brand new Hoover vacuum cleaner when I was 13 – and couldn’t put it back together again. She was not happy. I recently took apart some example code for parsing XML feeds for a project I was working on and now it works great. But there are some things better left alone and WordPress is one of them. There are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t modify the core WordPress files or the core files of any CMS:

  1. Security.
  2. Efficiency.
  3. Flexibility.