When it comes to web design, focusing on your content management system, or CMS, is key. Started in 2003 as a way to personalize and customize blogs, WordPress still rules the web when it comes to content management systems. Nearly a quarter of all websites use WordPress’ CMS for a variety of purposes, including to deliver information to potential customers, clients, and investors. In fact, when compared with other content management systems on the web, WordPress is the best for informational web design.
WordPress Is Easy to Use
One of the biggest reasons WordPress is so popular is that it is easy to use, whatever your purpose. If you need to put together an online store, WordPress can help you do that with just a few clicks. Need to create a content-heavy page that still looks attractive and is easy to read? WordPress has you covered – no HTML knowledge needed. This makes it perfect for beginners or company owners who do not have time to learn web design but want to be able to make changes and updates to their website. You can have a web designer complete the majority of your site, leaving you to do minor updates and blog posts. Alternatively, you can select a template that frames your content well and create the site yourself.
Attractive and Customizable
There are a few things that designers need to keep in mind when working with content-heavy pages. Users often find that large blocks of text are intimidating and may not read that far. Additionally, you need to make sure that there is some visual diversity on the page, but not too much that it takes away from your content. This can be a hard balance to achieve. Thankfully, WordPress has you covered. With tons of templates to choose from, you can even search the system for ones that are suitable for informative content, as opposed to photos or blog-style posts.
WordPress is Open Source
Open source code means that anyone can peak behind the curtain and customize the code, fundamentally changing how the website works. If you have advanced web knowledge, this is the perfect way to create a truly unique page. Making the code open source has benefits for those who prefer to use pre-existing templates to those who want to code a whole website from scratch. For starters, people who are advanced coders and designers have already tweaked the source code, creating hundreds of templates that you can use and customize to your purposes. Additionally, WordPress has nearly 40,000 plugins available, giving you an endless list of ways you can include extra features on your site. For example, you may wish to include an accessibility plugin that makes text larger for your users who may be visually impaired.
While there have been new CMS that have popped up over the years, including Joomla and Drupal, none have been able to pose a significant challenge to WordPress. The list of features, templates, and ability to create a content-heavy website that looks great, is easy to read, and appeals to your target audience.
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