WordPress Myths: Debunking them with HostArmada
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Regardless of its popularity across the internet as one of the most used website builder platforms, many WordPress myths and misconceptions are floating around out there. Which, like it or not, is a rather common thing for the internet. While not everything on the internet is a lie, some of it is misinformation and fearmongering! Especially when it comes to the ways that WordPress has come under fire in the past years.
In this latest HostArmada blog post, we’ll be debunking these common WordPress myths and combating misinformation, so please keep on reading if that’s something that catches your attention!
WordPress isn’t just for bloggers!
This is one of the most widespread WordPress myths out there. Sure, when it all started in 2003, the famous platform was, in fact, mainly used for blogging. The design and features offered were developed with the needs of blogging websites in mind. Although even then, it was used for a plethora of different types of sites. Since then, WordPress has grown and evolved a lot over the past 15 years.
It’s not just a tool for blogging anymore. Now it’s a completely and fully functioning Content Management System (CMS), which means you can use it to create any type of website. You can build business sites, portfolios, e-commerce shops, forums communities, knowledge bases, and so much more than just that!
WordPress myths about its capabilities
There are many of them out there, to be fair. Among some are “Isn’t this just for beginner websites?” or “Don’t all WordPress websites look the same?” and a personal favorite, “Will it be able to scale as my site grows?”. Those are all good questions, to be fair. However, they are largely unfounded in the reality of things. We could get a whole list going, that’s guaranteed, but there is no need. Collectively we can debunk all these similar types of myths and misconceptions that are targeting WordPress’s capabilities. How do we do that?
Well, it’s simple to think about. WordPress is approachable, beginner-friendly, and popular. Just for that reason, it often makes people think that it isn’t something worth having in the long run. Anyone who knows the first thing about WordPress can tell you that this is simply not the case. Not at all! Thanks to its regular updates and superior web standards, WordPress is always moving with the times and adapting new solutions to existing problems that plague many other web applications. This platform takes on technology after technology as they come and go, which means you have a powerful CMS that will power your site for days, months, and years to come.
Isn’t WordPress unsuitable for commercial use since it’s free?
We’ve all been there at some point where we thought this about WordPress or perhaps witnessed someone think and express that. So why don’t we define what exactly is free about WordPress? To begin with, it is free in terms of its liberty. This means that you can work with it in any way you want, whether it’s to retrofit it or tear it down or even create your own unique version. That is how WordPress is open-source. It doesn’t belong to any particular company or person. You can even say it’s primarily community-driven. And that’s one of its strengths actually!
Secondly, WordPress is free because you don’t have to pay anything to use it. And whatever your background, saving on cost by using a great free platform to build your online project on is always a great idea.
WordPress myths about getting support
As we just mentioned, WordPress does not belong to any one company, or person. This means that there is no dedicated support to be given by the developers, right? And if you get stuck with something during the web building process, who would help you then? It would be best for you if you didn’t worry about that. Because of its community-driven efforts; WordPress has a lot of information on the internet that could be of use, especially official forums, and WordPress blogs. And given that HostArmada is a web hosting company that provides technology, we would be remiss to mention that we like some other hosts, offer full technical support with WordPress issues.
This myth is totally unfounded. You will always find someone with a similar issue or a person who is knowledgeable enough to help you figure it out. And with us, you’ll be getting direct technical assistance and tips for WP design. Especially on this blog!
These cover almost the majority of all myths, misinformation, and misconceptions floating out there in the digital world. Often times confusing the potential site owner and dissuading them from ever trying out WordPress in the first place. Even if you still don’t consider them to be debunked by what has been said in our blog post, we still urge you to try out WordPress for yourself in order to be sure for yourself. That’s often the best way to discover the truth about something!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to reach back to us at any time. HostArmada remains ready to be deployed 24/7!