A large number of websites are being built on WordPress. Form past few years, WordPress was being used a blogging platform but with the time, both small and large business are shifted towards WordPress. Despite with the rapid and fast increase in usage, there are still those who ignores WordPress due to these (below) misconceptions.
Fortunately these myths and misconceptions don’t hold such authenticity. In reality, WordPress is the perfect fit for all type of sites. In this blog, I’m going to debunk the four most common misconception about WordPress and by the end of the blog, you’ll definitely have a new perspective on WordPress and its strength.
Misconception # 1: WordPress is for Blogging
This is the biggest misconception about WordPress. People thinks WordPress is only good for those who wants to do blogging. Well that’s a little bit true as WordPress was first marketed as a blogging platform. But with time, as this open source starts growing and increases the functionality, it has become a full fledge Content Management System.
WordPress now can handle your website all needs. The limits to the potential of WordPress lies on the developers who is working on your site. Actually, there is not a single thing which WordPress cannot do that other web development platforms can.
Misconception # 2: WordPress don’t give Quality Support
Another main reason that businesses are dubious about switching to WordPress is because it is an open source project. This means that there’s no security of things going wrong. But the fact that WordPress is an open source doesn’t mean that there is no support available.
With a large community of WordPress users, any kind of support can be find online. Whether visit WordPress.org forums or any individual WordPress developer, there will be no shortage of online help and support.
Misconception # 3: WordPress is not good for Ecommerce
From a long time, Drupal was supposed to be an easy platform for the creation of ecommerce sites.
But all thanks to the variety of free plugins, WordPress is now capable of providing the perfect platform for ecommerce sites. WordPress has brought large amount of features and customization to your ecommerce sites. So if you are planning to build an ecommerce site, do look into the available ecommerce plugin in WordPress.
Misconception # 4: WordPress is not secure
Security is the biggest concern of any website owner. No matter what website or platform you use to build your site but if you look for the stats, WordPress is one platform which is more likely to be targeted by hackers than any other CMS platform. The reason is large amount of sites uses WordPress and since whichever software has the most users is going to attract and get targeted by more hackers.
The bottom line is that when you switch to use WordPress, one may need to use common sense and follow all the WordPress security protocols.
Because of these all misconceptions, many website users are hesitant to use WordPress platforms. The reason of the popularity of this platform is because more people has started using it, leading to an increased interest for individual developers to create themes, plugins and additional features. No matter how and what you look at, there is not a single thing that WordPress cannot do.