Why you shouldn’t use WordPress – top 8 myths

More and more often in the business world, it is said that WordPress has outlived its usefulness and that you need to turn to the developers for something “more serious”. In addition, it became a common practice, only those who have small projects develop them with WordPress. But is this really correct? And is WordPress really that bad? Let's figure it out and take a look at the top 8 myths that damage the image of WordPress.

The ratio of projects made on WordPress and other CMS

Myth #1 - WordPress is exclusively for small projects

Many people have the misconception that WordPress is only suitable for small businesses and is not used by big companies. To be honest, it is a false opinion. A lot of big companies are using WordPress because of its benefits and flexibility, and that in turn brings them advantages in the market.
WordPress is a universal system that will work great for any business and its goals, despite the size of the company or a project.
Perhaps for some spheres of businesses, you will need a website that solves specific problems and tasks, but large companies, as a rule, have many websites, including blogs. And in this case, using WordPress is more than justified. WordPress is used by Walt Disney, the world’s media, and a number of famous universities, which appreciate the flexibility and convenience of WordPress.

Take a look at the real examples to prove your point

Myth #2 - WordPress is a bad tool for eCommerce projects

Our experience in development shows that WordPress is one of the most effective and useful tools for creating eCommerce websites and marketplaces.
Furthermore, the WordPress community has seen an influx of countless WordPress eCommerce frameworks and plugins that make it easy to build an eCommerce store. Currently, you can create a fully functional WordPress eCommerce website using plugins such as WooCommerce, WP eCommerce, and Easy Digital Downloads.
The best part is that WordPress is easy to set up and use for an online store. In fact, most custom CMSs built specifically for eCommerce cannot compete with WordPress as it stands. Because of having such strong tools at its disposal, WordPress makes the development of eCommerce websites even faster and more efficient.

Just look at these online stores, and you will understand that WP is one of the best decisions for eCommerce:

Myth #3 WordPress is not beautiful enough

This is absolutely not true. If you can’t do something beautiful using WordPress, you won’t be able to do that using any other tool.  If compare WP with other technologies, it appears to be one of the easiest ones. At the same time, it brings flexibility and a variety of tools to implement any functionality you might want to have. Just look at these websites:

 

And this is only the minimum of how many large and beautiful sites are created on WordPress.

Aren’t they attractive?

 

Myth #4 - WordPress is not secured

To be honest, no technology can guarantee 100% security. That’s why we hire specialists in cybersecurity to protect our data. Hackers will try to exploit the slightest vulnerability in any software, not just WordPress. WordPress is a fairly popular platform, and therefore it attracts a lot of attacks only because of its high volume and not because it is susceptible to security breaches.
If it weren’t for the kernel and security updates that the platform receives regularly or cybersecurity innovations and tools, the Internet would be a nightmare at this moment. People would lose terabytes of data, and receive thousands of broken websites in a day. The losses would be enormous. But it’s been over a decade since WordPress came online, and it’s getting bigger, better, and safer every day. The contributions of the huge WordPress community in the leverage of our beloved CMS and updates from manufacturers help to make WP a safe place for your data.

Myth #5 - WordPress doesn't keep high traffic

Some entrepreneurs honestly think that WordPress sites do a poor job of handling a large influx of users. Therefore, WordPress is not suitable for huge user traffic. But this is not the case.
In fact, sites are crashing not because they are made on the basis of WordPress, but because of various technical problems, for example, with hosting.
In order not to experience issues with security and performance, you just need to host the site on a reliable and well-protected server. Also, don’t forget about the flexibility of WordPress. The system allows you to quickly restore the site after the difficulties caused by the influx of visitors.
WordPress is great at handling traffic, as proven by the huge audiences of TechCrunch and Forbes. And pay attention. Well-known and large information resources use WordPress. Is this not a reason to reconsider your attitude towards him?

Myth #6 WordPress is not SEO friendly

This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions. Because WordPress is just the perfect fit for SEO optimization.
The myth exists because most web developers only rely on WordPress to optimize their websites.
In fact, WordPress claims to be “immediately search engine optimized.” It makes it easy for you to add and customize your content so that it performs well in search results. Believe our experience, WordPress is incredibly SEO friendly.

Likewise, eCommerce marketers using WordPress can use its SEO-optimized WooCommerce plugin, which is designed to boost store rankings. Compared to Shopify, WooCommerce is more flexible and free for installation.

 

Myth #7 - WordPress doesn’t provide enough support

WordPress is in the market for a rather long time. The creators of it have always listened to the problems and hardships of developers and tried to make things better. Sure thing there will be no support manager to help you but as with all technologies, WP has its own documentation and a big and friendly community. All you need to do is to search for the info and ask the right questions. Using such an approach will provide you with the necessary support.

 

Myth #8 WP is not mobile friendly

If you believe this myth, then it usually has to do with the fact that you must have had a bad experience using the WordPress website on your phone or tablet. This can happen in cases where the theme’s layout is not mobile responsive, which site owners need to take care of.

The theme’s features are independent of WordPress. Therefore, when choosing your theme, you should choose or create one that has a responsive design. This allows a website to work well on mobile devices and stay attractive to your customers.

There are also several optimizations under the hood of WordPress related to good mobile performance. For example, the built-in layout editor adapts to your content based on the user’s viewing options. As you can see. WP is totally friendly to mobile, you just need to take care of responsive design to make things right.

 

Conclusion

We can say with confidence that WordPress has definitely not outlived its usefulness. Simply put, WordPress is exactly the CMS you’ve been looking for. But if you need more persuasion, let us know about any myths you run into. We will be happy to debunk them.
With the correct construction of the goal, WordPress can become an even better solution than technologies that are more expensive and “cool”.
Experienced WordPress developers under the guidance of a professional project manager will create a “candy” for you.
Therefore, if you want to discover all the advantages of WordPress, we will be happy to help you.

 

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