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An honest review of using WordPress

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

Are you planning to build your site or start your blog but get intimidated because you believe it's too complicated for you? Well, allow us to introduce WordPress to you. We'll help you know more about the platform for you to have a stepping-stone towards your website.


What is WordPress?


WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLV2. And yes - that sounded way too techy! So let's take this step-by-step.

"Open source" means anyone can use or modify the software for free, while "Content Management System" allows people to create, manage, edit, or collaborate on content on a website without being a developer or having technical skills.

In a nutshell, WordPress is a tool you can easily use to create your website, even without the knowledge of coding or programming! Sounds great, right?

We've used WordPress in our work as virtual assistants, whether for website creation, blogging, or managing content. So we've listed a few pros and cons that may help you know if WordPress is the perfect tool for you.


Pros:

  • User-friendly and Easy to Get Started With

As mentioned above, you don't need an expert to manage and create your site. There are a lot of simple features when working on your site, like creating new pages, arranging the overall layout, adding new blogs, easily dragging and dropping plugins, and more!

  • Numerous Plugins

Plugins are super useful and vital in website and content creation. They add new functionality and can allow you to make more customization and small or massive changes to your site. With WordPress, there are over 55,000 plugins you can use, and it just keeps getting added with new options frequently!

  • Variety of Themes

WordPress lets you embrace and show your creativity through your site by making it more customizable and unique with its many different themes. These themes may be free or at a price, and you've got a lot to choose from. Through these themes, you can design a layout that matches your brand or business.

  • SEO-Friendly

If you want people to find your site or blog, then you need to prioritize your SEO. WordPress can help you enhance your SEO with its plugins, which makes your site rank well on search engines.


Cons:

  • Frequent Updating

You have to regularly update your site and plugins because of some WordPress bugs that slip through. Constantly updating may be time-consuming, and if you fail to do so, there may be an incompatibility with your plugins or themes. Your site can also be open to hackers.

  • Vulnerability

Speaking of hackers, yes, your site may be potentially vulnerable to them, as well as other cyber-attacks. This is because WordPress is an open-source system, which means anyone can use it. To avoid this, you have to search and use the right plugin, and again, go through constant updating.

  • A Steep Learning Curve

Although this may not entirely be a con, especially for those who want to always learn and gain new skills, for some, it may be something overwhelming when starting. WordPress can be easy to use, but because of the many options and features, it may take some time to make the most out of the platform. If you want a straightforward site builder, then WordPress may not be the best option for you.

The Bottomline


WordPress has its fair share of ups and downs, but only you can make the call whether it is the perfect platform for your site.


If you need more help with WordPress, site-building, or content creation, our team of virtual assistants would be more than happy to assist you! You can book a call now, and we'll start from there.

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