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5 Myths About Using WordPress

Since I’ve started to focus my website services down to installing and configuring WordPress, I’ve discovered just how many myths entrepreneurs have about using this platform.

Let’s clear up some of these myths, shall we?

Myth #1: WordPress is Just for Bloggers

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Nope!

Although many bloggers use WordPress, the platform itself is not just for bloggers.

It’s so versatile and has so many plugins and themes that can expand what any site can do, it can be used for pretty much any kind of website now.

Myth #2: It’s Not For “Serious” Websites

There are many “serious” websites I’ve known to use WordPress.

Because of the versatility of WordPress, it can become whatever you need it to be. I’ve set up

  • shopping cart websites using WordPress with a shopping cart plugin
  • church websites with a sermon manager plugin that generates a sermon podcast after each worship service
  • coffee house websites, featuring an interactive menu
  • clothing design websites

…among other web design projects.

Myth #3: Those Websites All Look the Same

No, not at all.

There are many WordPress websites set up using the basic themes that come pre-installed from WordPress itself. But you are not limited to a handful of styles for your WordPress website.

If you go to the WordPress.org website, you can find thousands of themes that offer you a great variety. Plus all of these themes can be customized even further by any website designer familiar with building Child themes (like me).

Myth #4: WordPress is Difficult to Use

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One of the benefits of using this platform is how easy it is to use.

Creating a post or a page in this CMS is as easy as writing a post in Microsoft Word. Some of the plugins you might install and special things you need a website to do for you may take a little extra to learn, but for the most part, WordPress makes managing your website super easy.

Myth #5: Getting Started is Hard

Sort of.

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WordPress tries to make installation and set up as easy as possible. Many web hosts, like my personal favorite, Namecheap, offer very easy installation of this and other platforms with just the click of a button.

However, configuring the basic settings on your website may still be a bit confusing when starting out. Having a good foundation when starting your website will save you time and stress later. I’ve written another post on the topic of configuring your WordPress website yourself over here.

If you don’t feel up to the task, I offer not only design services but also basic set up services for the Solopreneur who needs help with the hard parts.

How does it work?

I will talk with you to determine exactly what you need. I’ll help you figure out what next steps you need to take to launch your website. And I’ll do the heavy lifting — installing and configuring your WordPress website so you’re ready to go as quickly as possible.  You can find out more over here about my design services and how I can help you get your website going.