Building a website with WordPress isn’t merely easy. It’s remarkably easy to build a good and professional-looking website in a short period of time. Especially when building with the fast-installation systems like Fantastico, installation can be carried out in minutes. There is a truly amazing number of plug-ins and themes available for WordPress. WordPress far outpaces its competitors in terms of quantity and quality of secondary development. Many programmers feel component development improves the efficiency and quality of the original platform. The third party software component development around WordPress has thrived especially because the platform itself is so open and malleable.
WordPress itself is written to very high standards. It is updated constantly. It has a feedback loop of thousands of webmasters to quickly report bugs in new updates. For instance, one of the most onerous tasks of WordPress site-building was updating a site to new versions of WP. One had to do this carefully, preserving one’s own customizations at every step. In response to the multiple bloggers’ issues with this, updating has been made much less of a problem by recent updates.
WordPress has a very easy-to-use and yet sophisticated admin panel that allows even beginning webmasters to do complicated, impressive things to their sites. The back end now features a plug-in and theme search engine that allows the user to find plug-ins according to function and themes according to design elements and subject. Installation of both plug-ins and themes is a matter of a couple of clicks, one to install and the other to activate.
WordPress themes development responds readily to changes in search engine preferences. The themes have also evolved to a high degree of easy customization. Themes are readily available, many of them free, and the commercial ones are often regularly updated. The themes are much easier to tweak to a site’s individual needs.
WordPress plug-ins are free or very affordable. They make easy nearly every aspect of site-running from site-building to site-mapping to search engine optimization. There are plug-ins for complicated stats information, Google Adsense display and coordination, blog automation, content improvising to avoid duplicate content negatives from search engines, meta tagging, and nearly every other necessary function. The plug-in is installed and then run via the add-on admin interface. The settings on the plug-ins are set via a menu system already incorporated in the admin section.
WordPress was created for blogging purposes. That is what it does best. Blogging becomes a highly automated and rarefied art within the WordPress platform. Many website developers through the years have entreated WordPress to create an equally elegant content management system. However, through WordPress evolution and updates, as well as the growing sophistication of plug-ins, WordPress has become a platform that can be used equally well as a content management system. There are now plug-ins specifically created to promote and improve WP’s use as a CMS. These range from menu-makers to indexing plug-ins. Theme developers have also responded to these advances.
This is a platform which may be used to build many types of sites. Its limitations may only be the imagination of the individual site-builder. What took weeks of development, using regular web code, in the olden days, to the more modern and much more complicated add-on modules, now takes a matter of minutes in this WordPress era.
WordPress has brought five things to website construction that few developers ever thought could be grouped together into one package, namely affordability, ease, sophistication, speed, and effectiveness. WordPress allows for all that and more.