I’m a blogger, I have chosen my first WordPress Blog back in 2015 which I was seriously working on, to be on WordPress. Why? Because it’s super easy. Creating with WordPress can be done by anyone if they have a little potential to do so. However, maintaining it might not be easy enough. The basic purpose of this blog is to teach you how to manage a website yourself and become a master in it.
Last year, I convinced 80% of my clients who have a blogging website – or even a single page site, to move to WordPress. Hopefully, I was successful in doing so. Now it’s time to convince everyone. Making them choose WordPress was beneficial for me as it is easy for me to work on a website running on WordPress, but good for them as well as it’s really easy to manage once you learn the basics of it.
Usage / Popularity of WordPress
According to Moz.com, by the time I am writing this article, WordPress Ranks 7 in the 500 most popular websites. I think that pretty much explains how much it is searched on a daily basis.
What’s the future of WordPress?
In short, very good. Both for websites as well as WordPress Developers. You should definitely Learn how to develop WordPress websites if you’re interested in a Web Development career.
How many websites use WordPress?
According to a 2015 report, over 25 percent of the websites on the internet use WordPress. However, in 2018 this is increased upto 30% while this is still increasing very often.
More and more people are getting into WordPress, when will you?
What’s the demand of a WordPress Developer?
A WordPress Developer can earn about $30 – $35 per hour. There are over 1000+ Gigs in the WordPress niche on Fiverr.com. In future, as more people are moving their websites on WordPress, this rate is going to be increased. Jump into learning WordPress right now.
Benefits of WordPress Blog
WordPress Themes are pre-made Website templates which you can install on your website. The core benefit of this can be that you can easily install a template and just edit it the way you need. You can also select a theme which meets your requirement. There are more than 2000 themes available on Theme Forest for you to choose from. There are even more themes available on WordPress.org.
To get extra functionality in a WordPress website, we have more than enough plugins available. The benefits of using Plugins is that it provides us most of the output which we demand from our site by simply just installing one. People who absolutely have no technical experience can easily use plugins to get what they want. But note that, don’t overuse plugins. This is because, they usually make your website slow, insecure and your website may end up getting hacked.
As I said before, WordPress is really easy to use once you get into it. Especially when you can easily create Menus, Posts, Pages, Post Categories, Design your website using the default Customizer, Permalink Settings and much more!
WordPress is written in PHP. It has a really powerful backend which is something great for developers. Although, for a new WordPress users who isn’t into WordPress Development, it can be difficult to create things easily in WordPress but it can be made easier as users can also have a great knowledge about WordPress Development very easily.
Keeping things Updated More Often
We have moved way ahead from having a custom template and hiring a Tech Expert everytime we need help. The whole layout of a WordPress website can easily be changed using a new Template & having various page builders to build what’s needed. Everything’s Simple!
For the Developers
WordPress has a superb documentation which can help every freelancer out there to learn what’s being used around the world. WordPress can be a fairly easy step towards a full-time Web Development career as you have to learn HTML, CSS, PHP, and jQuery to be a master at WordPress development. One of the great steps developers can take to earn revenue through WordPress Development is to step into Freelancing. There’s much demand of it, as explained earlier, and people are really making a living out of it. Only investment you need in this process is time!
The WordPress Codex is the best & most reliable source of learning Themes & Plugin Development and move towards learning advanced WordPress concepts once you have learnt all the basics.