Is WordPress Good for an Art Website?
We’re getting a lot of questions around here about WordPress and whether or not it’s a good choice for an art blog. Truth be told, we have our doubts. Don’t get us wrong—we love WordPress. We’re quite sure you’ll love it too once you try it. However, we can’t help but wonder if, for an art site, it’s the best choice.
Features We Miss
WordPress is a fantastic content management system, and we use it on all of our own websites. We love how versatile it is, and how easy it is to setup. You’ll especially enjoy it if you’re looking to build a beautiful looking blog or website. Unfortunately, there are a few things we miss when it comes to WordPress that makes us wonder if it’s the best choice for an art blog. Let’s take a look, shall we?
We could never get into the habit of blogging when we were using WordPress. The platform doesn’t offer you any sort of blog saves, so if you want to save a draft of an article or a set of blog posts, you’ll have to click write and hope for the best. We miss being able to go back and edit our posts at any time. Sometimes, we make some major mistakes on our blogs. We feel that having the ability to go back and edit what we’ve written is key to maintaining quality and building trust with our readers. We could, of course, use a software like [Title]: Top 9+1 Blogging Tools: Which One is Suitable for You? where you can find a fresh copy of every blog post. However, that’s not the point. The point is that we miss being able to go back and fix our mistakes without having to delete and re-write everything. We can’t emphasize enough how vital this is especially if you’re new to blogging. You’ll be tempted to skip a mistake or two thinking that it won’t matter. However, the truth is that it probably does matter, and it’ll be haunting you for the rest of your blogging days.
We can’t help but feel a little bit cheated when we see other WordPress blogs. Sure, they might have the basic look of a WordPress blog with the necessary icons and a nice little heading at the top, but as soon as you start scrolling, you’ll see that everything around you seems to be a custom made blog. It almost looks like someone or some program has taken the time to create all of this for you. While we love seeing unique and personalized-looking blogs, we feel that there’s a difference between that and having a nicely designed blog and website that you didn’t put in the time to create. There’s a reason why sites like [Blog article]: How to Choose and Use a Domain Name wisely where you can find all kinds of tips and tricks for creating a blog. You might also want to try out a site builder like [Title]: What Is a WordPress Plugin and How Can You Make the Most of Them? where you can find out more about WordPress plugins and how to use them effectively on your blog. Some site builders allow you to integrate PayPal and other payment methods, which is a nice touch if you’re looking to have a successful blog.
We could go on and on about this, but the fact of the matter is that WordPress doesn’t offer you any real growth. Sure, you might end up with a few hundred or a few thousand followers on your Twitter account, but it doesn’t change much in terms of your blog’s traffic. While it’s true that you can always [Blog article]: How to Get Free Web Hosting for Your Art Blog where you can find free web hosting that you can install WordPress on, it doesn’t mean that much when you consider that you usually have to purchase a premium plan in order to have enough disk space for your blog. It’s not that WordPress doesn’t offer enough storage—it offers a lot, but the point is that it doesn’t grow with you like some other blogging platforms do.
While we love the fact that WordPress is free, the fact remains that it’s expensive to run a blog or a website on WordPress. First of all, you’ll need enough disk space to store all of your posts and other vital data. That, in itself, is not a problem, but it can become one if you suddenly find yourself in the situation where you’re out of disk space. Because of this, we recommend that you consider purchasing a premium plan from one of the reputable hosts. At the very least, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you can always [Blog article]: Move WordPress to a different Host where you can find helpful information on how to move your WordPress installation to a new hosting plan.
WordPress is a fantastic content management system, and as long as you’re using it for personal blogs and small websites, we think you’ll enjoy it. The fact that it’s free is what originally attracted us to it, but we can’t ignore the fact that it doesn’t offer you a whole lot of customization once you get past the basic look of a WordPress blog. This being said, we still love WordPress, and we think that it’s worth trying out for those looking for a free blogging platform.