First, let me say, I thought I was breaking up with WordPress. I thought moving over to Showit was going to be the end of updating plugins and not having to worry about using WordPress for designing my webpages and blog. I was wrong and right.
I loved the way Showit is a true drag and drop editor and has a blog option. I didn’t quite understand how the WordPress blog portion of Showit worked. I anticipated it would become clearer as I understood more about the technology.
I tried the Showit 14-day free trial and liked it. I quickly realized that I did not want to spend several weeks designing my site. I used a design template from Megan Martin Creative. It was clear she understood call-to-action marketing and knew how to create websites that took the user on a journey – from user to buyer. The next couple of weeks was spent writing copy and finding the right images to use for the site.
When it came time to get more clarity around the blog, it became apparent that my current blog on WordPress was going to the blog within Showit.
That’s a good thing if you have lots of relevant content you wish to include as part of your new site. If not, this is the time you will want to do some blog house cleaning. In addition, the highest tier of Showit allows for many of the plugins that you used in your WordPress blog to still be activated. Great for plugin subscriptions that you already paid for and use (Think LeadPages, Scheduling, Yoast Premium, etc.)
My favourite part of Showit is the canvas approach that allow you save the canvas and update as a master template. You can also decide what will show up on a mobile device over a desktop experience.
I started the process of looking at Showit and did the free trial mid-February. I purchased it once my trial ended. In about 35 days, I was able to launch my new site with new content, new lead magnets, email sequences, new blog posts, and get clear on my service messages. This includes testing, having an editor review it and having my business mentor give input and have my mastermind group give input.
Yes! I resisted working on my old site for way to long. With Showit, I can’t wait to work on my site. It’s actually fun. And when I see an error, I can figure it out and when I can’t, the Showit team responds in the chat window with resources or specific guidance if I need it.
If you are looking for a way to love your site again, I’d recommend looking at Showit as a great solution. Of course, you will want to consider the 9 things to know before you switch to Showit 5 and evaluate how they impact your decision to move forward.
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