WordPress is easy-to-use and free CMS platform with the potential to bring various creative development to your website. Being the most popular platform for website development, it is now earning a bad reputation for some of its features and functionalities. This is a very well known platform and mostly used by the small-scale businesses.
There are several things that have been keeping the users away from taking the proper advantage of this wonderful platform. These false myths prevent its usability and therefore are supposed to be solved and quashed. Reading this article you will find some of these biggest WordPress myths and the ways to suppress them and experience an entirely new way of working with WordPress platform. Move ahead and find out the facts that are wrongly believed about WordPress platform and ways to invalidate them.
WordPress isn’t Believed to be a Secure Platform
It is a fact that WordPress has been hacked several times in the past, but it does not mean that the entire platform should be avoided by announcing it as an insecure platform. It was not hacked because it is more vulnerable than other CMS sites. Any website does not contain the security breaches, same as the WordPress. But WordPress, being an experienced platform, has now recognized the potential for problems and has put multiple WordPress tutorials and plugins in order to secure your WordPress website.
But, any platform that is not upgraded on a regular basis can lead to the lack of security in any way. Not only WordPress should be blamed for the same. This vulnerability occurs with every outdated platform/software or access exploits.
For the solution to this problem, you can keep your WordPress site up-to-date with the latest upgradation and by using the security plugins available out there developed by the well-known sources and by using strong credentials.
WordPress is Good for Blogging only!
As the WordPress development primarily began as the CMS, it has been believed to be a platform for the bloggers. But, after having an experience of many years, it has put out several cool features evolved making the perform in a better way and offer enhanced results with every latest update. You may miss out some best things if you are considering this wonderful platform a CMS only. Rather, you can understand the platform as a forum, a social network site, a static website, an image gallery, a job tool and a lot more can be made out of this extraordinary platform.
If you are into development, you may know how well WordPress works in building an eCommerce website with the help of Woocommerce plugin. Yes! WordPress simply works great when it comes to building an eCommerce website as it is a multi-purpose platform. Along with an eCommerce store, you might be having various ways of its’ marketing such as blog, portfolio, or any other and along with running your online store, WordPress can help you run all these marketing platforms as well. It offers various versions based on the budget of your company whether free or premium.
WordPress is a platform that is easily compatible with everything which increases the chance of your success.
WordPress is Preferable Only for Small Businesses
People think that WordPress is a platform for startups and that small-scale business. This is not true at all. In fact, the only limitation in the working of WordPress belongs entirely to the user. All you need to do is to provide proper time to explore the platform and to know the appropriate things offered by the platform.
WordPress is used by those top well known large scale companies and is not a platform for small business. It offers a wide range of packages which would meet all your budget needs and includes every kind of budgets for different kinds of requirements made by the companies of a different level.
WordPress offers you total control over your site and lets you modify and distribute its code with no licensing fees. When you are using WordPress, integration of the things other than content becomes easy and hence helps you to attract more customers to your store.
WordPress Lacks in Providing Quality Technical Support
It is said that WordPress does not offer technical support. Though you ain’t able to contact WordPress for the tech support, it does not mean it isn’t available for its customers. WordPress believes phone call and email is not a practical way to reach a lot of people. They say that for them, their customers are very important.
WordPress community helps their customer in a unique way. i.e. WordPress community came up with forums on many topics or the issues faced by you when at the time of using WordPress. With WordPress forums, all you need to do is search for the topic you are facing the issue on, and scroll all the pages answering the questions asked by you. WordPress also helps in supporting the community in a huge way as well.
Maybe, the forum is not secure, but if you are aware of the security FAQ which will explain the security issue and offer you information regarding the issue faced by you.
So, if you also believe any of this myth regarding the WordPress platform, you should check for the correct information before taking any decision regarding the wonderful and unique WordPress platform.
About The Author:
The author is Harshal Shah, CEO, and founder of Elsner Technologies, a professional WordPress Development Company &; global IT consulting firm. He is a tech evangelist with a reputation to provide optimum solutions for business automation and solving real-life problems with the power of IT.