Half of my calls with clients come for a new website and share that they’ve used WordPress before and want to stay away from it at all costs.
As a WordPress-exclusive designer, this always makes me laugh because I know I am in for a good story. It usually involves quotes like:
- I used WordPress in the past and it was so confusing
- I want to just be able to click something and edit it
- There’s too many moving parts to WordPress
- It takes too long to learn
- and my favorite: I downloaded a WordPress template and it never looked like the demo site
Let me make sure I am clear. I completely understand where they are coming from.
In college, I had to make a WordPress site and it was miserable. Why was a post and a page two different things? Why can’t I just see the website and make edits on there? Why do I have to jump through hoops to learn how to do something?
Ten years later, my tune has completely changed. I’ve tried other website content providers, like Wix and Showit. They lacked basic functionality that a business needs to look and operate professionally.
Then, I found the magical WordPress page builder called Elementor.
The short video (2:43) below is going to show you how easy it is to edit your website when you have Elementor installed.
As you can see, editing your website is as easy as clicking and typing. No trying to navigate through the backend of your website. This also means you are not limited with the functionality or design like other platforms.
If I am your website designer, I install Elementor AND pay for the first year of its license on your website.
This way, once I am done creating a beautiful website that strategically helps your audience become paying clients, you can make changes yourself if you need to.
Side note: I do also offer maintenance plans where you can simply email me the changes you need and I will do them. I also make sure your website is properly updated and secure if you are on my maintenance plan. You can get more information about that by emailing me or clicking here for a complete breakdown of what happens with a maintenance plan.
All in all, I find that many of the complaints/reservations people have about WordPress is simply because they don’t know how easy it can be.
Yes, there are moving parts and yes, its probably best to hire a professional to set it all up and hand over the controls.
I’ll leave you with this, because I am not trying to take too much of your time:
It is estimated that 40% of ALL websites are WordPress. (That’s like 455 million, by the way.)
I refuse to believe that 455 million people are making their lives harder by using WordPress, but instead, we know it is simply the best choice out there.