The Biggest WordPress Mistake Made by Most of the People
December 11th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 8 Comments |
WordPress is considered as one of the most effective content management systems right now. And people are making the biggest WordPress mistake.
In the last couple of years, people have learned a lot about this platform and everyone is shifting. Being a LinkedIn Influencer, I analyse many users.
We are humans and mistakes are the part of our lives. But you know when you want to build a business, you should know the basics.
You may be wondering as if what’s that one biggest WordPress mistake which can ruin everything. Well, this article will make you understand everything.
Are You a Techie Person
This is the first question people have in their mind when they start thinking about building a new website. A new website means coding.
But that’s not the truth. Using WordPress, you can start a blog without any coding skills.
Are you a coding lover or just avoid any kind of technical part? This question will decide the mistake you have been making for so long.
What are the things you require to start any website?
- Web Hosting
- WordPress Theme
But the point is after starting a brand new website, you have to handle its ups and downs.
There are thousands of plugins in the official WordPress repository and not all of them are developed by WordPress developers.
There are many third party developers who have submitted their products.
The Biggest WordPress Mistake You May be Making
I have spoken at many events and people always ask the basic questions even after using WordPress for more than 2 years.
The biggest mistake is that people keep relying on others. Whether it’s about a database error or the syntax error, people just wait for someone to rescue them.
“Depending on Someone Else Only Reduces Your Confidence and Increases the Waiting Time'Click To Tweet
Start taking your own stand. Learning WordPress isn’t as hard as you think. There are thousands of tutorials on the web.
Whenever you get an error, just search it, many people will have an answer.
- Ask questions in the WordPress forums
- Use Facebook groups
- Use any other social media platform
There are many forums where people are happy to help you for free. WordPress community has spread a lot.
People actually devote their time to grow this amazing community. If you have an urge to learn, there are millions of guides available.
No one else can do the work better than you do. It’s not just about WordPress, it applies in your life.
If you’re afraid to try anything new, start installing WordPress on XAMPP or WAMP server to create a local host.
Many people also call it a staging server. You can move your website from WAMP server to live server within no time. Start experimenting, don’t get scared.
Are you making the biggest WordPress mistake? Most of the non-techie people are dependent on others. If you’re also one of them, start doing it yourself now.
If you need any help, feel free to ask. You can also connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Hi Ravi, this one made me chuckle. Oh yes, been there and done that. I still once in a while stumble on a tech issue but I’ve learned to not give up! I’m happy when I am able to do something on my own and not wait for my tech support. (who is wonderful!)
There are so many things to be done with a blog you have to learn as much as you can. I’ve found Quora useful as well as Facebook groups and Google Plus in the past.
You are right too that this principle can be carried over to any part of our lives. I wish I knew how to change a tire by myself!
Great post! I used to be afraid of WordPress but I am learning. There are still something I dare not touch because I’m still not familiar with it.
I didn’t rely on people to save me but I did ask questions and made notes of the answer I got so that I knew what to do if a particular issue came up so I wouldn’t have to ask again. 🙂
What’s helped me is having a dummy site. I can play around with the settings, themes and not worry about messing up my blog. 🙂
Thanks for sharing these great resources!
Have a great day and rest of the week. 🙂
Learning how to manage a WordPress blog and knowing how to deal with errors and problems is very important – when trying to build a successful blog online – but it is not necessary.
You can hire people to work on such problems for you. Of course, this will cost you money. If I had enough money to hire web developers, I would. But I also happen to be a web designer by trade.
If you can’t afford the help, you have to learn how to do it yourself. Working with the WordPress Platform is not hard, as you mentioned there is a lot of education on WordPRess for anyone to learn and grow.
Thanks for sharing!
WordPress is very intuitive and flexible CMS. You are absolutely right there are millions of tutorials and How to’s are available for WordPress and anybody can find it by searching it on Google or WordPress forum. I am working on WordPress in past 2 years and learn a lot. Its not so hard as people think. Thanks for bringing up these simple mistakes that people make.
Have a great Day 🙂
Seems more like this article was written for me. I’ve made many errors with WordPress lately, but the good thing is that, just as you pointed out, I’m leaning now more instead of relying on others for help.
Infact, I setup my first site, made some unpleasant errors, setup a new one and I’m now using the former to improve my skills.
Thanks for sharing.
I always work with a local site, whenever I am messing with anything new. I actually use a local host to write my blog posts and my guest posts.
It’s just much easier than working on my live site. Once I am done, I will push those new blog posts onto my live site.
It sounds like a little bit more work, but it’s really not. You’re right, setting up a local site makes sure that you never have to mess up your live site.
I used to use XAMPP but now I use Desktop Server and I really like it.
Thanks for sharing these tips with us, have a great day 🙂
That’s one piece of super advice. Learning WordPress (and anything else crucial for your business) is essential for business success.
You cannot always wait for others to solve your issues or be dependent on others just because you are not willing to learn.
I learned WordPress and website designing just because I was always running into issues or questions when I started out – and each time reaching out to someone was time consuming.
So I started learning those stuff one by one and that lead to a expansion in my business – where I started offering services to help technically challenged bloggers!
Thanks for bringing this up!
Hey Ravi, you’re absolutely right! Learning WordPress was the best decision I made this year.
Now, I don’t have to wait for anyone to fix my issues, I do it and get on with it!
Thanks for the article.