WordPress Web Design

WordPress is well known as a blogging platform and as a blog host, but increasingly it is also being used for web design for non-blog websites. It can be customized into use as a content management system that can then be designed for any use and with any layout. MySQL and PHP both power this open-source publishing platform.

The popularity of WordPress Web design has grown steadily in the eight years that it’s been around because it’s so easy to use and to customize. It is now used on 22 percent of the websites being created today and is the most popular content management system that is currently in use.

Using WordPress

WordPress Web design can be used in a number of ways to create a website. Its plug-in architecture makes it quickly customizable, but there is also a template system that makes design even faster. The many templates available for WordPress sites allow site owners and designers to choose from among thousands and thousands of custom templates.

WordPress themes are designs that can be used and switched as needed. These allow a web designer to switch the overall design of the site quickly and to keep the content on the site. The WordPress cPanel of the Dashboard can be used by the site owner or the Web designer creating the site to switch out the themes quickly and cleanly. This is often done to take advantage of new themes that are available or to update the look of a website. To change the theme to a more customized look, the coding in the theme can easily be edited to create the desired changes.

The Benefits of WordPress

The open-source code of WordPress is an immediate advantage that attracts many web developers. Because they can see the full source code, developers can get inside it and make the changes they need to quickly and easily. There is also a lot of existing documentation about working with WordPress Web design, making any troubleshooting, changes in coding, plug-in additions and other changes easier to perform.

WordPress updates itself. Users don’t have to stay on top of the changes or buy new software every time there is an updated version. WordPress is in continual development and releases regular updates to fix small problems and security issues quickly. When there is an updated version, you are notified and can get the this update with a simple click.

WordPress installation is known for its ease and user-friendly aspect. Installing it doesn’t take a lot of time, allowing sites to get up and available to users in little time. Even installing WordPress and customizing it doesn’t take long, allowing the site owner to have the site they need without losing out on customers that would have gone elsewhere without the site available to them.

Author: Mitch Fraser

Mitch Fraser is currently the director of two successful Australian companies that provide time and money saving solutions for their customers: Tomorrow Finance and Drawstring. At Tomorrow Finance, Mitch helps people find the cheapest home loan products to bring Tomorrow's dream into today; while at his web development company, Drawstring, Mitch focuses on the outcomes for his clients by taking the time to understand each client's business and unique situation while maximising their return on investment. Mitch obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computing Science and Diploma in Information Technology and Professional practice with first class honours, from The University of Technology, Sydney, in 2005.

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