WordPress: a developer’s dream
Since its launch back in 2003, WordPress has enjoyed a universal appeal.
It empowered individuals and small businesses with no previous coding experience to develop their own websites using a number of built-in themes that could be easily customised.
Fast forward to today and the platform is used to create all manner of websites, from high-traffic ecommerce sites to news portals.
So – why would a website platform that’s built for everyone appeal to a seasoned developer?
The answer: because of how accessible and intuitive it is.
When we look at this from an end user or client perspective, WordPress doesn’t require a specialist skill set or knowledge to get the most out of the platform. By using the plugin ecosystem and thousands of themes available, high quality websites can be created with relative ease.
This ease of use appeals to developers for three main reasons:
- It’s cost-effective
- It’s less time-consuming
- It’s simple to handover to clients (due to the sheer speed of content creation)