Pre-built sites are quick to launch However there are a few disadvantages


Many people might prefer the easy way out in creating your website – using a pre-built website platform such as Shopify, Wix and Squarespace to name a few along with their quick to set up themes. However, these choices come with some cons that become obvious down the line. Without a doubt, a pre-built website theme could be tempting and appear like a cheaper option and at BBNDRY we also have Shopify plus experts in creating those very websites on the Shopify platform. These sites are very impressive for small to even large businesses however many website owners realize the limitations of these platforms with time. Some of the significant issues are revealed below:


1. Over-bloated

Different pre-built themes have various features and plugin integrations to cover a series of functionality in the intended site. However, since the entire feature will not be used, it is not the best as it will just be bloated with useless codes. On the other hand, custom themes serve the purpose and are functional, explicitly coded for a single website.


2. Resource Intensive

Since pre-built themes have series of functionalities and template types, an extra code can affect the website's speed, giving issues with optimization. In addition, there are some with the necessary plugins that will slow the site down if you used it.


3. Restrictive Design

The customization on the pre-built theme is different but is limited to the existing templates available from the theme. Standing out from the crowd could be difficult since there is a similar look with pre-built themes. The presence of a custom theme makes the designer commence from a fresh point. Also, one can design a completely bespoke design that will fit the intended use. One can also tailor a custom theme to work with existing brands and make sure they appear on the entire site.


4. Update Dependent

Before a pre-built theme can patch out a bug, fix all security vulnerabilities, it depends on future updates. Therefore, the theme developer needs to provide these updates promptly, for instance, the discovery of a new theme. A theme update will have significant changes that could break the existing design and need a manual fix. Also, there is the possibility that a theme developer discontinues or completely stops the update of a theme. This makes it susceptible to hacks, and it could be useless when there is a new CMS.


5. Quality of Code

When you buy themes, they usually have demos, making it possible to view what pages and templates will look like. This, however, only shows the design and front elements as one can hardly view the code quality from such demos. It will likely be impossible to identify any bug in the theme until after purchase and installation.


6. Limitations on SEO

In the same way, it will be challenging to evaluate the codes before buying them; one might also not know if the theme is optimized for SEO. As a result, the SEO campaign might not get to its full potential since it cannot follow recommended SEO practices.


7. Limited Support

Pre-manufactured themes do come with additional support that varies. Most of them have a comment section that reports the bug and is a factor in the developer's responsiveness. Also, many such themes come with a time limit of the support one can have from them. When you consider all these significant cons of pre-built website themes, you are better off working with custom-built website themes. This is available with our themes, and you are guaranteed the effectiveness of the sites we create. Make sure to contact our award-winning Web design team, and you will get a reasonable quote for your custom-built site.