I am working with WordPress for 1 year and I have heard a lot to things about WordPress which are simply no true. Most of these misconceptions about WordPress I have heard from people who have not used WordPress ever in their life. Ironically WordPress powers roughly 21% of the internet today but still there are certain misconceptions about WordPress. In this article I am going to tell you about 10 misconceptions about WordPress that are most common. So without wasting time let’s start.
10 Misconceptions about WordPress
Below given are the 10 misconceptions about WordPress
1. WordPress is just a Blogging Tool
This is by far the most common misconception about WordPress. It is true that WordPress started its life as a blogging platform, but today it has evolved. Today you can create any website using WordPress including e-commerce sites, online news and magazines, corporate sites etc. It is used by Governments, non-profit organizations and many Fortune 500 companies. If you want to create you own site using WordPress then please follow the link below
2. WordPress is not Secure
The reason for the popularity of WordPress is that it is secure. WordPress is open source which means anyone can access its source code to study and find security loopholes. WordPress is extremely flexible and its security can be extended by taking few extra steps. Malware or DDoS attacks are common on the web and are not just limited to WordPress. That is why there are specialized service called Sucuri which provide monitoring service to protect against such kind of attacks. So “WordPress is not Secure” is only one of the misconceptions about WordPress.
3. WordPress is difficult to use
A yet another misconception about WordPress. If you have used any CMS before than you will find WordPress the most easiest to use. These days web-hosting provide direct way to install WordPress through Control Panel. Godaddy provide Managed WordPress hosting where they setup WordPress for you. You don’t have to worry about anything. The community around WordPress is one of the largest and most helpful community you will ever found.
4. WordPress does not support e-commerce
This is also one of the misconceptions about WordPress. Unlike most hosted solution WordPress does not come with a shopping cart or payment gateways. However there are plenty of WordPress plugins which allows you to create your own e-commerce site using WordPress. Whether you want to sell physical goods or digital downloads, you will be able to find easy to plugins for your task.
5.There is very limited support available for WordPress
Most of the beginners believe since they are not paying anyone to use WordPress there is no one to help them out when they need support. It is true that WordPress is an open source software but there are plenty of support available. Free community support is available through extensive WordPress documentation, support forums and IRC chat rooms. WebPage Nation is itself a free online support site with tons of WordPress tutorials and guides. However if you like to pay someone then there are plenty of agencies and developers happy to help you out in exchange of a fee.
6.WordPress is Free so it must be low quality
WordPress is not developed by any one person or team. It is developed by a community and used by thousands. It follows and adheres to the best code practices. It is open source so anyone can analyze and scrutinize and examine its code for quality. It is one of the most popular CMS in the World. So saying that WordPress is a low quality CMS is a misconception about WordPress.
7. WordPress isn’t Scalable
Most of the beginners ask this questions what happens when my website started receiving traffic. Does WordPress performs well or does WordPress just crashes. The simple answer to this question is simply NO. WordPress can handle large amount of traffic without crashing. You can create a website which is capable of handling a large amount of traffic quite easily with WordPress. WordPress is quite scalable.
8. WordPress sites are slow
The idea of installing a software to start building website might force you to believe WordPress can slow down your server. Well I tell you this is completely false. WordPress is so well design and adheres best programming practices. It works as efficiently as hand-coded website.
9.Future of WordPress is ascertain
People believe that if WordPress is free then its future is ascertain. It will disappear suddenly. I will give you guarantee that it is not going to happen.
10. Managing WordPress site is difficult
Again its a misconception about WordPress. Managing WordPress sites is one of the most easy work to do. With new and modern design of WordPress dashboard, managing WordPress site becomes as easy as eating a piece of cake.
I hope this article to clears the misconceptions about WordPress in your mind.
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