I was asked today to install Peepso for someone who wanted a private social network.
Aside from the obvious points of how this is a terrible idea there is an even bigger problem.
I pointed out that these WordPress installs are awful and should never be used in production.
After this he asked “Why?” To which I replied “It uses only Ajax for everything” As you can guess he then replied “Ajax?”
My final statement was: “Yes, Ajax. It allows for the notifications and chat you see, however, all of these plugins means a page opens about 3 Ajax connections and many browsers, including Chrome, limit number of Ajax connections in a single browser session to 6 which means someone can only have your page open on two browser tabs…”
More than one WordPress developer obviously did not know that to create a set of plugins that cannot get around that problem, this is why WordPress developers are rarely web developers.