Building and launching a new website can be a daunting endeavor. Choosing the right platform to build that site on is an important decision. At KMA Web Design our go-to platform for websites is WordPress. We’ve worked in many different platforms–Drupal, Joomla, Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Ruby on Rails, Symfony. With so many options and such powerful tools available it can really make your head spin. In this article, I’ll go through the myths that surround WordPress and the benefits of using it.
Myths About WordPress
Myth #1: Many have heard that WordPress is not secure.
WordPress is quite the popular platform, and as such, it attracts attacks because of sheer volume, not because it’s prone to security breaches. When all is said and done, the security of your WordPress site (and more so that of your valuable content) begins with you. You have to keep your WordPress software including themes and plugins updated at all times. It’s also important to create regular site backups. Hackers will try to exploit the smallest of vulnerabilities in any software, not just WordPress.
Myth #2: WordPress doesn’t come with support
It’s true that WordPress is built with open-source software hence there is no official WordPress support that you can sign up for. However, WordPress boasts of a very active support forum frequented by members of the community. There is also a slew of web hosting companies and independent agencies and freelancers that are experts on the platform. If you want to choose a platform that is growing and backed by a huge community of experts, then WordPress is a good choice.
Myth #3: WordPress is (Just) a Blogging Platform
It’s true that WordPress started as a blogging platform. However, it has evolved and grown into an extremely powerful content management system (CMS), and now powers nearly a third of the Internet.
Benefits of Using WordPress
- WordPress continues to grow in popular use and is widely supported by web hosting companies and independent agencies;
- WordPress is far more flexible when it comes to optimizing a site for search engines (you want your clients to easily find you easily by searching on Google);
- WordPress is extremely flexible for creating a great looking design that is easy for your clients to navigate;
- It’s also scalable for future enhancements should you want to add more features for your clients.