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Busting the myths! Why WordPress is perfect for building your small business website

Do you dream of creating a beautiful website for your small business, but worry that your lack of technical know-how might hold you back? You’re not alone. Many small business owners get ‘the fear’ about website platforms, especially with WordPress.

But it’s not as hard as you think! This blog post tackles the three most common myths about WordPress, and hopefully I’ll prove to you that it’s actually the perfect platform to turn your website vision into reality.

Myth #1: WordPress is too technical

Gone are the days of complex coding and interfaces layered upon interfaces (uh! Divi, Elementor – I’m talking about you!). Today’s WordPress offers a user-friendly experience designed for everyone, regardless of technical expertise.

It got off to a shaky start, but now the WordPress Gutenberg editor is a game-changer. With its intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, you can easily add and arrange content blocks to create stunning layouts without ever needing to touch a line of code. 

This visual editing experience makes building your website a breeze, allowing you to focus on communicating your brand message and perfecting your content.

You can take this to the next level by using a theme like KadenceWP that takes user-friendliness to the next level, and gives superpowers to the existing Gutenbuerg functionality. But without adding any bulky code that slows down your site.

Myth #2: You need a developer to maintain your WordPress website

While having an expert on hand can be beneficial especially if anything breaks (it happens!), it’s definitely not a requirement. Even if you’re a beginner you can take control of your website and manage basic tasks yourself.

WordPress is designed with user-friendliness in mind. Updating plugins, adding content, making minor edits, and even basic customisation options are easy to do from the user dashboard. You can learn how to do the essential maintenance tasks that will keep your website running smoothly.

The best part? There’s a wealth of resources available to help you on your WordPress journey. From official tutorials and documentation to online communities and forums, you’ll find a supportive network to answer your questions and guide you through any challenges.

Plus, remember the journey of self-learning I mentioned? Just like I was able to pick up WordPress through its various iterations, so can you!

Myth #3: WordPress is easy to hack

Security is important for any website. So WordPress takes security very seriously. It’s built with robust security features designed to protect your website from malicious attacks.

Add to that the plethora of security plugins created by the WordPress community and your site can be as secure as Fort Knox! I use the plugin Wordfence which offers comprehensive security measures, including malware scanning, firewall protection, and login security – for FREE. And to protect my site from spam, I use Antispam Bee.

Also, those simple maintenance we talked about above, like keeping WordPress, your plugins, and theme updated, will significantly reduce the risk of hacking attempts.

Building your small business website with WordPress

Now that we’ve debunked these common myths, are you ready to ditch the fear and take action? 

Here are some key benefits of choosing WordPress:

  • Cost-effective: WordPress is open-source, meaning the core software is free to use. As And there are also countless free themes and plugins available, making it a budget-friendly option for small businesses.
  • Scalability: As your business grows, your website can grow with it. WordPress can accommodate simple portfolio or blog sites right up to complex e-commerce websites with robust functionalities.
  • Flexibility: With thousands of themes and plugins available, you can customise your website to perfectly match your brand and the specific needs of your business? Need to add a shop? Not a problem? Need it to work seamlessly with your email marketing platform? Sure thing! 
  • SEO-friendly: WordPress is built with search engine optimisation (SEO) in mind, making it easier for potential customers to find your website.
  • Large and supportive community: The WordPress community is one of the largest and most active online communities. This means you’ll have access to a wealth of resources, tutorials, and support whenever you need it. You’ve already found my site!

Let’s turn your website vision into reality!

Are you excited to ditch the doubt and build your dream website? I’m here to help! Whether you need guidance on choosing the right theme, help customising your website, or simply have questions about getting started with WordPress, get in touch to discuss your project.