WordPress is a popular content management system used by over 43.2% of websites worldwide. But there’s still a long way to go, vis-a-vis its adoption. One of the reasons could be misconceptions about WordPress. Let us see what some of them are.
#Myth 1: Only bloggers use WordPress
When WordPress was launched in 2003, it was a blogging platform. Initially, its design and interface were created for bloggers, but that has changed over time. Today, it has transitioned into a complete content management system that can be used to build not only blogs but any other type of website, including but limited to e-commerce websites, portfolio websites, business websites, information websites, and more.
#Myth 2: Only small websites use WordPress
Blogs don’t use a lot of bandwidth which suited WordPress well in its early days. Even today, most first-time website builders and bloggers use WordPress, mostly because it is so easy to set up and manage. In reality, WordPress is now highly scalable, and websites of all sizes can be built using the platform. WordPress’s stability, customizability, and the plethora of plug-ins available for every task are why it is suitable for even the largest websites.
#Myth 3: It’s not an easy platform to use
Anyone who has ever used WordPress will happily vouch for its ease of use. We understand that terms like open-source and content management systems may be off-putting, but that doesn’t change what is. From the very beginning, WordPress was designed to make it accessible to even the most novice users. You don’t need to know coding to use WordPress, the simple user dashboard takes care of that.
#Myth 4: Security is an issue on WordPress
It is a myth that since WordPress is an open-source platform, it is less secure than comparative content management systems. Nothing can be further from the truth. The truth is WordPress has a highly engaged developer community, who ensure that every security and safety flaw is patched as soon as it is brought to their notice by releasing updates. This constant oversight makes WordPress safer and more secure and not otherwise. Plus, there are many safety and security-focused plug-ins on WordPress for those still worried.
#Myth 5: All WordPress websites look more or less the same
The last myth we will address is that all WordPress websites look similar. That is not true. It may be because most novice WordPress website builders use the default themes that WordPress recommends, which explains why many WordPress websites look similar. A more experienced user knows that the themes are customizable (layout and look), and there are literally thousands of them available, including ones you can buy for a small sum of money.
#Myth 5: WordPress websites take take to set up
WordPress websites are some of the easiest to set up and manage. In fact, the amount of time it takes to set up a WordPress website is relative because it depends on so many factors, like finding the right theme, the developers’ skill set, and much more. Someone may be able to set up a WordPress website in a few hours, while others might take a few days. So, it is not true that it takes a lot of time to set up a WordPress website.
Thanks to its ease of use and versatility, all types of websites can be built on WordPress. More and more people are getting on the WordPress platform every day, and the number is only growing. With this article, we hope we have made the decision easier for people sitting on the fence about the choice of platform.
If you are looking to build a website on WordPress and don’t know where to start, contact us at [email protected], and we will be more than happy to see how we can work together.