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If you’re a designer or small business owner who doesn’t need all the intricate details that are required for large e-commerce sites, etc., then WordPress alone may be a little overwhelming. Platforms like Showit have begun to grow in popularity due to their easy to use features and simple structure.
We’re not saying that businesses need to even choose between either WordPress or Showit. If you’re already working on your WordPress with dozens of blog posts and a growing SEO presence, it’s not hard to switch over. Both of these platforms, thankfully, work hand in hand to create an effective website design with all the functionality, plug-ins, and benefits you’ve come to enjoy from WordPress. We can easily migrate a WordPress website over to Showit without breaking any links or losing any content.
WordPress is far more beneficial if you rely heavily on e-commerce integrations or CMS. The Showit “Advanced Blog” subscription tier will allow WordPress’ blogs to integrate into your design with very few limitations. Meaning you will be able to add custom plug-ins and run Woocommerce through your Showit website. You may also use Shopify alongside your website if you do not want to go on the advanced blog subscription with Showit, but this will require a Shopify Lite subscription and I wouldn’t recommend it for more than 15/20 products.
Showit is of high-quality when it comes to design capabilities. It’s easy to drag and drop everything you need and is simple to learn and maintain. WordPress, on the other hand, will often require a considerable learning curve to figure out all the plug-ins and design manoeuvres needed to create the same stunning website from Showit. One caveat, though, is that WordPress offers a much more extensive selection of layouts and templates compared to those that are available on Showit. However, these are much more complicated to customise and manage.
Is your webpage responding to viewers within 2 seconds? If not, there’s a much higher chance you could miss out on valuable leads. WordPress can be vast and confusing to keep control of – and it also stores a copy of almost everything you create, which can bog down your website’s response time. And, although the thousands of plug-ins may be required for you to run your business effectively, too many can also slow your site down. WordPress is also more prone to crashes and security breaches, which can be burdensome on visitors trying to reach you.
Are you interested in learning more about Showit? Comment below with any questions you may have. Or read my latest article here discussing the best techniques for quickly boosting your traffic on Showit.