Today WordPress is celebrating it’s 13th birthday so we’re sharing the love for our CMS of choice.
Almost a quarter of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress, making it the biggest CMS platform online, beating competition from Drupal, Joomla and Magento. Yet there are still negative myths about that prevent people using it. We’ve busted the most common below:
It isn’t secure
WordPress has layers of security built right into its very core, consistently receives security updates and provides many plugins to add extra security measures.
All sites look the same
With customisable themes and custom-built templates, a WordPress site can look however you want it to.
It isn’t scalable
WordPress supports all sites from small to large. Just make sure you have the right web host to support the size and demands of your site.
It’s only for blogging
Whilst WordPress started off as a blogging platform, it has grown into something that can be used for any type of website.
It isn’t suitable for e-commerce
WordPress have extensive platforms such as WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce solution on the internet – and second only to Magento across the top 100,000 sites.
Cannot be customised to my needs
Templates and themes can be coded from scratch, giving you the freedom to build a site tailored to your needs.
It’s difficult to manage
WordPress has an easy-to-use admin panel so you can make site updates without learning a complex system or looking at code.
No support available
There is extensive documentation and a very active forum for support queries. Even paid themes and plugins often come with free tech support.
It isn’t responsive
Nearly every new WordPress theme is mobile-ready, including the default theme, and custom templates can built to be responsive.
WordPress uses the latest web standards and code to ensure its super fast and SEO-friendly right from the get go.
As you can see, WordPress is secure, customisable and easily updatable, making it our CMS of choice. We love WordPress, and with these negative myths dispelled, now you can too!