WordPress, the new industry standard?
For a considerable amount of time now, WordPress.org has been the platform of choice for most of the World’s bloggers; challenged only by free publishing platforms like Blogger. However, in more recent times WordPress is beginning to make it’s mark on web design, for both blogs and full website installations; this comes as a result of an almost unending list of benefits.
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress.org
So why has WordPress become so popular? My first instinct is to suggest that the flexibility offered by WordPress to everyday users (by which I mean non-web designers), through the plethora of themes and plugins, make this publishing platform an easy (and inexpensive) way to build a great looking website.
However, WordPress is equally as popular with web designers and developers the World over! The answer becomes apparent when you delve a little deeper into the structure of WordPress and the community generated codex. The core functions of WordPress (and the ability to add custom functions) provide the opportunity to build anything, limited only by one’s imagination.
Whereas in times gone by WordPress was used solely as a blogging platform, it has been developed to the point where it can be used for almost any purpose; it’s mixture of dynamic features and static pages catering for almost any conceivable purpose.
If you feel this article was one-sided and you’re keen to offer some criticisms of WordPress, please comment below!