WordPress is user-friendly
In the early days of the Internet, the task of website creation was only in the hands of programmers and developers. The advent of WordPress has made it so that anyone, even those without knowledge of basic coding like HTML and CSS, can build a website in a matter of minutes. This has served to increase the scope of who can publish content on the internet manifold, removing the limits of technological know-how or access to someone with that knowledge.
User experience has played a big part in how WordPress has evolved over the years. Convenience is definitely something that plays a big part in why WordPress is so popular. It has a wide variety of customizable themes that will make any site look sleek and professional straight out of the box. There are a plethora of plugins (a piece of software that extends the functionality of a WordPress site without the user having to code anything) available and it has an intuitive backend. Because of these features, you can do almost anything to your site, even if you’re a technology novice. As a result, it’s no surprise that WordPress is known for being beginner friendly.
So, what exactly is a WordPress theme and what makes it so great? A WordPress theme is a collection of files that controls the design, layout, and feel of a site’s front-end, without the user having to code a thing. There are thousands of free and premium themes available from WordPress itself, as well as various third-party sites.
A theme can be applied easily in the backend. Once that is done, your site can be edited using the user-intuitive customizer, which is an interface that allows you to make changes to your site’s look and feel with a menu on the left of the screen, while the right side of the screen shows you what this would look like on your site. Once a theme is applied, you can easily add other branding elements such as a logo, colors, and menus, also using the customizer.
Creating content is also easy with WordPress. It features an editor that allows a user to write and format posts; add media like audio, video, and images with ease; and schedule posts. Again: you don’t need to know HTML or any other coding language to make a great-looking page.
This ease of use saves people time and money in the long run. Of course, if you want to do anything a little more complicated or add some advanced customization to your site, a developer might be needed. But, for the most part, those starting out with a small business website or personal website, outsourcing to a web designer or developer won’t be necessary.