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Why Does People Think Wordpress Is Easy? 😕

Wordpress Claims To Have Powered 29% Websites On The Internet, Which Approximately Comes To A Third Of The Internet Related To One Tool. Giving This Fact Some Context, The Internet Has Close To 1.8 Billion Websites, Which Would Mean Wordpress Powers Close To 600 Million Websites Globally. That, By Any Means, Is A Huge Number. Wordpress Is Able To Deliver Its Services To Such A Humongous Number Because Wordpress Is Opensource & Most Of The People Think That Wordpress Itself Is Easy. 



Wordpress Is Sold As The “Most User-Friendly” Platform To Manage Your Website. In Some Ways This Is True, But There Are Many Things That Make It Hard For Business Owners To Do Simple Things On Their Site. Don’t Get Demoralized After We Try To Make Changes On Our Site And They Become Problems – Wordpress Is Not As Easy As It Is Made Out To Be.
These Are The Reasons For The Wordpress Cons And A Few Steps To Make Them Better.

1.  Style Content On A Page Can Be Difficult And Impossible.

Every Theme Has Different Ways Of Styling The Content On A Page. Like It Could Be Shortcodes, Visual Page Editors Or Nothing. Stay With The Visual Editor And Only Use The Built-In Formatting Tools Such As And I And The Heading Presets. Shortcodes Are Often Problematic And If We Ever Switch Our Theme In The Future, They Will No Longer Work, Same Goes For Visual Page Editors.


2. Constant Updates For Plugins And Themes Are Overwhelming.

Each And Every Day, A New Update Pops Up Telling You To Update A Plugin On Our Site. Most Business Owners Do Not Hit That “Update” Button Because They Don’t Know What Will Happen. The Problem We Can Face If We Ignore To Update Our Plugins Which Will Become Incompatible With Wordpress And Other Plugins And May Have Security Risks That Need To Be Patched. All Of The Malware Infections We Have Seen Were Caused By An Out Of Date Plugin. The Best Advice For Us Is To Run A Backup Of Our Site And Then Make The Update. There Are Not Many Other Options.

3. There Are Screen Options And I Don’t Know What They Do.
When We Are Writing A Post Or New Page On Our Site, There Is A Multitude Of Custom Theme Options, Trackbacks & Comments. Most Of These Options Are Unnecessary And Are Already Set In Our Global Site Options. A Trick To Cut Down On The Clutter Is To Go To “Screen Options” At The Top Right Corner Of The Page. Then Un-Click All Options That We Do Not Use.

4. Any Customization To The Design Of The Site Can Seem Like Working In The Matrix.

If We Want To Add Something To The Header Of Our Site, Or A New Section To Our Footer, We Need To Take Coding Knowledge To Accomplish. Some Themes Will Have More Options Built In, But If Not, We Need To Break Out The Code. There Are No Easy Answers For This One. We May Need To Hire Someone To Help With Our Custom Changes If We Cannot Do Them Ourself.

5. Security Is A Concern But I Don’t Know What To Do.

Security May Be Wordpress’s Biggest Problem At The Moment. Because It Is So Popular, Wordpress Is The Target Of Most Spamming And Malware Attacks. There Are A Few Things We Can Do To Help. First, We Need To Update Our Password To Something Strong. This Is The, Most Effective Way To Protect Our Site. Next, We Need To Keep Wordpress And Our Plugins Up To Date.

Wordpress Is The Best Platform So Far We Can Have For Our Website, Even With These Issues. Once We Get Used To These Issues, It Becomes The More Powerful Tool, With Fewer Headaches.

By Installing Theme And Plugin If We Think Wordpress Is Easy Then We Need To Consult On Serious Medical Attention.

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