Is WordPress Good for Website Development?

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What is WordPress?

WordPress is a robust content management system website builder. It is easy to use and flexible in terms of producing bespoke website designs. Approximately 33% of all websites use WordPress to power them, so it is tried and tested and increasing in popularity.

 How Flexible is it for website design?

There are numerous themes and plugins available to increase the usability and look and feel of a website.

A WordPress theme defines the design of your website, including its layout. Changing your theme changes how your site looks on the front-end, i.e. what visitors see when they view your site. Choosing a suitable theme can make your website more attractive, easier to use, and improve visitor engagement.

Plugins for WordPress are similar to the apps you get for your phone. Approximately 58000 plugins are available, each offering custom functions and features enabling users to design and tailor their sites to their specific requirements. These will add functionality such as online shops, website analytics, SEO, contact forms, security, membership areas and booking systems.

 WordPress websites can be optimised for viewing on mobile phones, tablets and PCs.

 How easy is it to keep the back end of the website up to date?

It is essential to operate up to date versions of WordPress, the Themes and Plugins to allow operating and perhaps security errors to be fixed.

Updates are the only way to stay one step ahead of the hackers and reduce security risks. The plugin developers release updates containing patches and fixes to resolve known issues and strengthen your site against attacks. WordPress has a built-in updates management system. This alerts you when new versions are available and allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard.