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The 3 Most Common WordPress Myths, Debunked

As with any tool used long-term and in abundance, there are many problematic myths that have arisen in the world of WordPress. From its sophistication to its efficiency to issues of functionality, the platform is often condemned in instances that are, simply put, inaccurate.

Most often these myths arise as many people experience the same issue within the community; what isn’t being taken into consideration, though is that many people are making the same easily fixed mistakes. Here are three of the most common WordPress myths, debunked.

WordPress isn’t fast enough.

It’s a common statement across the web that WordPress won’t be sufficient for many high-traffic or high-profile companies as its speed will never be up to par. However, in all reality, the speed of WordPress is contingent upon what you’ve integrated and the way you’re running it. The most common source of lag? Too many plugins. Perhaps your theme is bogging down what could be a seamless site. Another possibility is a less than satisfactory hosting provider.

Updating WordPress version isn’t really necessary.

In actuality, updating WordPress to its most current update is important to your website; the reason these new updates are added is to address previously existing issues that have been resolved. Given that, by not updating you’re leaving your WordPress site more susceptible to issues than it needs to be.

No one would ever want to hack my site, so I don’t need to take security precautions.

This is a naive notion; your website might not be massive, have a large or notable following or possess any information that you perceive as being valuable to a hacker but the fact is that these things don’t matter because hackers don’t discriminate. At present, most hack attempts are automated, meaning that any attack could occur at completely random times and to random victims. If you fail to safeguard your website, you’re taking unnecessary risk.

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