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Why I Switched From a WordPress Website to Showit 5

  1. Michele McGraw

    November 16th, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Now I’m interested. I’m in the same spot you were. I’ve been working on trying to move to Squarespace, but I have been blogging for 10 years and I have over 1000 posts and any it seems any trial I’ve done of moving things over doesn’t go so well. Plus I’m so used to WordPress.

    BUT…I’m so tired of spending time fixing. I’m a one-woman show and always have been. I don’t want to pay someone to do my site. I can do, but I just don’t want to. I want to get back to blogging. I want it to be simple.

    So, I want to understand. Showit 5 is kind of like creating a site on something like Squarespace or Wix, but it’s on WordPress????

    That’s like the best of both worlds!!!

  2. Megan Martin

    December 13th, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    In essence, yes! The actual blog part is WordPress hosted! I sweat it is magical. You do all the design work in one space (Showit’s interface) and then you magically get a WordPress blog with the package. All my blog posts are done still in WordPress, not in the Showit design interface, so it is all super familiar! I would hands down suggest making the leap! It has been so SO awesome for me!

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  4. Lesley

    June 14th, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Hey Megan, I’m just learning about Showit. I’m curious what theme you choose and where to buy it. I understand that they are highly customizable. Wondering if you just started with a base theme or what? THanks

  5. Megan Martin

    July 12th, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Lesley! I started with a free theme to get my bearings, but have since created my own custom site (what you now see!). I’ve also got an entire line of premium Showit templates coming here soon and you can get on the waitlist for them here: https://meganmartin.net/showit-templates I LOVE Showit! <3

  6. Jody Senna

    June 19th, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Megan, Thanks so much for this post; I’m thinking of moving away from my unusable WP website because it needs to be updated and fixed and I have to hire someone to do the work.
    Would you mind sharing which ShowIt template you chose? I really like it a lot!
    Thanks again,

  7. Fran Boloni

    January 3rd, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    This is so cool. You actually convinced me to change from wordpress to showit for my photography website. Thank you!

  8. Megan Martin

    January 23rd, 2019 at 4:31 pm


  9. Qian

    January 7th, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Hi! Great information! I’m thinking about changing to Showit. But I’m curious how do you manage SEO in Showit?

  10. Megan Martin

    January 23rd, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Showit has built-in SEO helpers in the back-end of the editor. Makes it super easy!

  11. Cengiz

    January 22nd, 2019 at 11:04 am

    This is incredibly inspiring. However, it is a big jump after so many years to switch content management systems … and WordPress is still quite intuitive. The challenge I have with WordPress is that things seem to change all the time, and some of my plugins do not work (if they are low-quality plugins). I do need to say I will consider Showit for 2019 … certainly for my educational site.

  12. Megan Martin

    January 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I definitely understand the jump is a big one! But over 2 years later, I’m so glad I did it!

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  14. Nicole

    March 28th, 2019 at 11:23 am

    How did your website fare in seo? Did you lose ranking?

  15. Megan Martin

    April 2nd, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Hey Nicole! As far as I know, my ranking has been fine! I still get quite a bit of traffic through search engines. Any site will take a temporary hit when you redesign (or switch platforms) and publish it live as Google has to work to re-orient itself with your site, but it was never a huge issue for me.

  16. Shahan

    April 22nd, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Hi Megan,
    I’m hoping to DIY a personal blog of my own soon. I only have a basic understanding of the tech stuff related to setting up a blog. I have my domain but, yet to pay for hosting. Please could you explain how hosting works with Showit? Do I pay for the hosting serparately on servers like Bluehost or Hostgator first and then build my blog on Showit or is hosing included in Showit? If separate, which site would you recommend for hosting?

  17. Megan Martin

    April 23rd, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Shahan! Showit will host your site for you (for a fee) so as long as you have your domain you’re all set!

  18. Juliana Sabo

    May 21st, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Oh my word, I can’t even begin to tell you how often I said, “Yep!” while reading this post!! I can relate to ALL OF THIS. I have been SO SO SO frustrated with my website and just recently discovered Showit 5! I haven’t made the transfer yet, but I am actually having fun designing my new site! Thank you for laying this out! I’m saving this as a favorite in my tabs!! 😀

  19. Megan Martin

    May 23rd, 2019 at 11:01 am

    So glad it resonated, Juliana! Cheers to your new site in the making!

  20. Elizabeth

    June 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Hi! I love this article! Thank you!! Will you share which template you use? I was looking at Gimlet…some because it is free. I dont really understand why some templates cost over$1K and others are free. I am a non designer. I am a lifestylists…helping women over 40 regain energy and enthusiasm to accomplish all their dreams…even the ones they dont yet believe are possible!

  21. Megan Martin

    June 5th, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Hey Elizabeth! I custom designed my site! Since making the switch to Showit, I have launched my own line of Showit Templates. As you can see if you explore the shop, my templates are in the premium price range. For our company, that pricing reflects the level of detail we put into every one of our unique designs AND the fact that we only sell a limited number of each template (10) so that our customers can really stand out in their market! I can’t speak for the other designer’s price points, but I know a few friends who also sell in the premium price point and that is a direct reflection of the design abilities and level of detail as well! I hope that helps! I love your mission!! Sounds so encouraging and is so needed for these women! I think you will love Showit!

  22. Nakia Mohair

    July 22nd, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    This is seriously making me consider Showit as a new blogger that has not even launched a website! I am picky and very particular, and I’ve spent SOOO much time wrestling with my WordPress theme and trying to make it what I want it to be. So needless to say this sounds like a dream! Two quick questions…

    1. Does ShowIt allow “shop the post” capabilities and built in affiliate links?

    2. If ShowIt goes out of business or something crazy, will my website be forever lost?

    Thanks!! This was such an inspiring post!

  23. Megan Martin

    July 24th, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hey Nakia! I love Showit! And feel your pain on WP woes. Sigh. To answer your questions: 1. Yes, you can add in shop the post capabilities with companies like RewardStyle and etc. All that happens in the WordPress dashboard as usual! 2. This is one of the biggest arguments for pro-Wordpress sites. Yes, if Showit went out of business, you would lose your site. I used to be on that side of the fence. But like I said in my post, I would end up spending the money VERY regularly anyways to get my site updated to stay up to date with the times/technology/styles/etc with my custom WordPress site AND had the most annoying issues on the daily with it which made my job a nightmare. Showit has been such a game-changer! I wouldn’t go back for a second 🙂 Hope that helps!

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