Web Design Academy offers a Practical WordPress course. We find WordPress to be a major tool in developing our client websites. We also know that most Web Design Agencies are using WordPress now for a number of reasons. So in this post we will discuss what WordPress is and why you should learn it.
Why should I use WordPress? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I need to switch to WordPress? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we have compiled a few reasons why you should use WordPress, in what ways you can use WordPress, and why you should study WordPress.
This post is part of the Why Study Series:
- Why Study Web Design
- Why Study WordPress
- Why Study HTML5
- Why Study CSS3
- Why Study Mobile Website Design
- Why Study jQuery
- Why Study PHP
People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. Although that used to be true in the past, WordPress has evolved through out the years into a versatile content management system (CMS). While you can still use WordPress to create a simple blog, now it also allows you to create fully functional websites and mobile applications.
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity. According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.
Due to it’s robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites including but not limited to: Time Magazine, Google, Facebook, Sony, Disney, LinkedIn, The New York Times, CNN, eBay, and more.
Let’s take a look at why you should use WordPress.
WordPress is Free as in Freedom
WordPress is a free software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can use it to create any kind of website. It is also open source which means the source code of the software is available for any one to study, modify and play with.
To run WordPress, all you need is a domain and web hosting. You can read more about our WordPress hosting solutions over here
WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn
WordPress is used by millions of people and almost every day new people are joining the WordPress community by creating their first WordPress powered websites. The reason why people quickly adapt to WordPress is because it is fairly easy to use. If you want to customize your theme you will need to learn HTML and CSS Which we offer in our Introduction To Web Design Course
Here at Web Design Academy, We can teach you more about WordPress In our ADVANCED WEBSITES WITH WORDPRESS COURSE
This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use WordPress effectively as a content management system. You get hands-on training working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn the basics advancing to more complex development with WordPress.
You will learn about databases and dynamic website content to complete your web design course. A great WordPress Course all in all. We will build custom page templates, custom themes and the tutor will share all his personal tips and techniques for creating awesome WordPress websites.
Finally we will have an in depth look at the best WordPress plug-ins available to make your website everything you want it to be. If you want to learn how to use WordPress in all types of scenarios then this course is a must for anyone new to web design or the seasoned web designer.
WordPress is Search Engine Friendly
WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up which makes your site very attractive to search engines.
By design WordPress is very SEO friendly, and you can make it even more SEO friendly by using WordPress SEO plugin.
WordPress is Easy To Manage
WordPress comes with built-in updater that allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard. It also notifies you when there is a new version of WordPress is available, so you can update it by just clicking a button. You can keep all your WordPress content safe by setting up automated regular WordPress Backups.
WordPress is Safe and Secure
WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website.
What ways to use WordPress?
WordPress can be used in many different ways. It is open to possibilities. Our site is not a blog, it is more of a business resource website, and we are running it on WordPress.
You can use WordPress as the following:
- Content Management System (CMS)
- Rating Website
- Shopping Store
- Video Collection Site
- Membership Site
- Basic Website
- Anything you can imagine…
Note that above are just some examples of how you can use WordPress.