Yes, even though WordPress is one of the most commonly used content management systems (CMS), there are so many misconceptions about this famous platform. We’re here to clear the air about the common myths when it comes to WordPress. It’s better to know the truth about some of these myths so that people won’t go around spreading all sorts of rumours about this platform (not to say we are Pro-WordPress, we just want to prevent any misunderstandings and help the community).
Myth #1: WordPress Is Just For Blogs
No. It’s not. You must be living under a cave if you don’t know how powerful WordPress can be. You can even build an entire e-commerce platform with WordPress alone. The majority of the popular websites you see are hosted on this powerful platform as well.
WordPress can be used for almost anything – an e-commerce store, corporate website, media publications, and so much more! Yes, you can even build your university or school website just by using WordPress.
Heck, even WooCommerce (the most popular plugin for e-commerce) is much more popular than other e-commerce platforms such as Shopify and Magento.
Myth #2: There Is No Future For WordPress
Say what? Okay, we all know how WordPress is open-source software (which means it’s not developed by one person, it’s by a community), but that doesn’t mean that WordPress will suddenly disappear without any warning. The WordPress community comprises over a thousand individuals working together, creating a billion-dollar annual revenue for all the businesses that play a role in this community.
So yes, there is a future for WordPress, and it is a very bright one indeed.
Myth #3: WordPress Is Low Quality
This myth was born just because WordPress is a free open source software that anyone is free to edit, read and tweak the codes. The software, as a matter of fact, contains only the best codes that adhere to the recommended programming practices. Even famous brands such as The New York Times use WordPress as their main platform to run their website.
Myth #4: All WordPress Websites Look The Same
Correction: All FREE WordPress websites look the same. And by free, we mean the free themes that come with it. Those that want to cut costs by using the ready-made free themes, which happens pretty often, would of course look similar to one another.
But what most users don’t realize is that there is quite a wide range of premium themes out there that are pretty much uniquely designed. Not everyone is able to afford to purchase a premium theme, so they usually opt for the free ones. However, if you can afford to make your business stand out among the rest, you should purchase some of these premium themes from theme marketplaces such as Themify, StudioPress, and Festinger Vault. Most of these themes come with a simple website builder as well including multiple features and functions, so you could set up your website in just a few days, a unique one at that!
Myth #5: WordPress Is Not Suitable For High Volume of Visitors
Wrong. Do you know how big some websites are that use WordPress such as The New Yorker and Techcrunch? They get an INSANE volume of traffic daily, monthly, and yearly! Businesses could easily scale your server in order to cater for a higher traffic demand whenever necessary. All you have to do is contact your hosting provider to increase your server capacity to meet the demands of higher traffic.
Myth #6: Beginners Only Uses WordPress
To a certain extent, yes, beginners mostly opt for WordPress when they first start their journey in the digital world. But little did you know, most advanced users also use WordPress despite them being years in this particular field. The reason is that advanced developers are able to perform their own customization to the software, providing flexibility for them to include custom code on their themes and plugins. For beginners, they can easily drag and drop with the help of website builders such as Elementor and WPBakery Builder.
All in all, we hope we managed to shed some light on you by debunking several WordPress myths. Many people underestimate the true power of WordPress, which is why we decided to help people like you reading this to ensure you understand what this platform could offer.