For those who are not familiar with WordPress, it is an open-source content management system. It is developed by a world-wide community of developers and contributors for FREE distribution. Because it’s open-source, anyone can improve upon it. People all over the world come together to meet and discuss its potential and create ways to make it better. Besides those who write code for it, there are many more people and groups who create additional plugins (or apps) for WordPress which extend its base functionality and create themes, templates, or skins that make it look pretty.
WordPress is super scalable as far as its capabilities. It’s all based on the resources given to it. It powers the websites of large enterprise level corporations such as General Motors all the way down to the simple sites of a one person business. It can handle a single site for a small school or business as well as multi-site networks for multi-school districts or company departments.
By its origin, WordPress started as a blogging platform with its chronologically published posts. Therefore, it has become the king of blogging platforms. Since its simple beginnings, it has now become a full-fledged content management system capable of blogging.
Another great set of features that are relatively new to WordPress design is page builders. Since WordPress’s beginning, it has used a traditional visual editor similar to that of a word processing application. Now, things are turning a bit. Content is becoming part of design, so page builders allow for drag-and-drop design and content creation. In fact, the WordPress development community has been hard at work developing a new editor called Gutenberg which allows one to compose content in block format.
Page builders are not new to the web design arena. They have been around for almost three years and have had the spotlight of other competitors like Wix and Squarespace. This move to page building is meant to make WordPress easier for everyone to adopt and use. This new set of features will allow a smoother progression from the designer to the client.
We encourage learning the WordPress platform and keeping your mind open to the new developments which are coming down the road. Publishing was made easier and will continue to get easier and more fun.