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How Can I Learn To Use WordPress?

Learn To Use WordPress

WordPress is the world’s largest content management system (CMS). It’s estimated that over a third of the internet (34% of all sites) runs on WordPress, which makes it a logical thing to learn about if you want to become a web developer.

However, learning how to use WordPress can be confusing for those without any previous experience. I know I found it quite hard to navigate the first time I tried to use it, and I’ve only come to know it inside out through years of experience and hard work.

With this in mind, I’ve put together this short article outlining some of the best ways to learn WordPress.

Why Should I Learn WordPress?

Before we get into the best ways to learn how to use WordPress, I just want to touch on a few of the reasons why you should at least consider learning it. These include:

  • For personal fulfillment. If you enjoy learning new things, then learning how to use WordPress is probably a no brainer for you.
  • To become more employable. The digital world is rapidly growing, and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. It therefore makes sense to assume that WordPress developers are going to remain in high demand for some time to come.
  • So you can build your own website. Finally, you might think about learning how to use WordPress so that you have the skills and experience to build your own website without having to pay a developer.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to at least consider learning WordPress. Now that we’ve covered them, let’s have a look at a few of the ways to do it.

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Why Should I Employ a Professional WordPress Web Designer?

Web Designer

Your website’s design is one of the most important things to consider when in the planning stages. It basically controls how people will view and interact with your site, and in the end will determine how long people stay on your site for and what pages they look at.

As one of the internet’s leading content management platforms, WordPress is probably a pretty good choice to build your next website on. The WordPress platform gives you the ability to customise your website in almost any way you want. This means that it allows you to invest a lot of time in design and planning before your site goes live.

However, it can be hard to design your own website if you’re not a very artistic person. Web design can be difficult, and it’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. With this in mind, here’s a few reasons why you should consider employing a professional WordPress web designer for your next website.

Web designers are good at what they do:

Most web designers spend 30 or 40 hours a week doing exactly that – designing websites for clients throughout the world. This means that they get a lot of practice, and are therefore usually very well equipped to help you design the perfect layout for your website.

Employing an experienced web designer will let you sit back and relax while they go about their business. It will reduce your stress levels, and you should end up with a site that reflects your values and the message that you’re trying to pass along.

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What is WordPress?

Wordpress

Put basically, WordPress is arguably the world’s premier platform for website creation. In a nutshell, WordPress allows even the most inexperienced website designers to put together their own site. It is simple to use, has a whole lot of different options for people of different computer skills, and it is absolutely and completely free.

It is thought that over 25% of the websites on the whole world wide web are powered by WordPress, with this number growing daily. This equates to almost 20 million individual websites. Sure, a lot of them may be defunct or poorly maintained, but this many people wouldn’t use the platform if it wasn’t simple to use, useful, and engaging.

What makes WordPress stand out above other website creation platforms?

Although WordPress is the most popular, there are actually plenty of different website creation platforms out there. Some, such as Weebly, are actually similar to WordPress. Others, such as Shopify, are designed with a specific purpose in mind. The thing which makes WordPress stand out above most other platforms is its simple customizability.

Depending on what you want to do, WordPress is by far the simplest platform for new website builders. For example, if you want to set up an online shop, all you need to do is install a shop friendly theme, find a few plugins to help you receive payments and store customer details, and there you have it – the makings of an online business in just a few clicks of your mouse button!

How do I get started on WordPress?

Well, this depends on what you want to do. WordPress is completely free, so there is no harm in setting up an account and just having a go!

There are actually two different versions of WordPress (more on that later), which both offer different perks. All you need to do is decide which version you want to use, create an account, and follow the prompts to get started. If you are new to website building then you can find plenty of different tutorials and how to videos through Google, and these should help you get going on your website building adventure.

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