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 WordPress.
Let’s clear up some of these myths about using WordPress!
Myth #1: Using WordPress is Just for Bloggers
Although many bloggers use WordPress, the WordPress platform is not just for bloggers.
WordPress is so versatile and has so many plugins and themes that can expand what any given WordPress site can do, it can be used for pretty much any kind of website now.
Myth #2: Using WordPress is 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: WordPress 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 WordPress Child themes (like me).
Myth #4: Using WordPress is Difficult
One of the benefits of using WordPress is how easy it is to use.
Creating a post or a page in WordPress is as easy as writing a post in Microsoft Word. Some of the plugins for WordPress and doing special things may take a little extra to learn, but for the most part, WordPress makes managing your website super easy.
Myth #5: Getting Started Using WordPress is Hard
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 WordPress with just the click of a button.
However, configuring the basic settings on your WordPress 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 WordPress Set Up Packages for the Solopreneur who needs help with the hard parts. With my packages, 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 WordPress Set-Up Packages.