Note: This post was already written when I began seeing reports about the brute force attacks on WordPress installations. I wrote a new post to address fears regarding the brute force attacks here.
WordPress makes it easy to build a great website but…
There are so many great things that can be said about using WordPress to build your business website; ease of use, fast updating, content marketing extraordinaire just to name a few. It’s definitely a wise choice, and not just for business owners on a budget. However I’m seeing some problems developing in the world of WordPress.
The DIY web designer.
While it’s absolutely true that WordPress is DIY friendly, many individuals are diving into WordPress and then finding themselves in over their heads. The allure of being able to build a great looking website without the need for costly web designers is a huge benefit to using WordPress. And while it definitely is possible, unless you are prepared to dig in a little deeper to understand how WordPress works and how to keep it running smoothly, you could be in for a rude awakening. Many individuals create their website and think that’s it, it’s built and all they have to do is perhaps create blog posts or change out copy occasionally. But that’s a dangerous school of thought.