Learn WordPress and be better at it… Why? WordPress is both an advanced and a basic platform that lets you make amazing websites depending on your WordPress skill level. And you can do your best without knowing to code. It would even be better if you know basic coding or more. WordPress is a platform that you can create any type of website you can imagine! Well, When it comes to ‘imagining’ and ‘making a website’ there are hundreds of parameters out there with different types of limitations.
What is a CMS? And What do software engineers think of WordPress?
I was not intending to touch on the software part of the things. Because this blog has nothing to do with software engineers. But to better understand what WordPress is, you should understand what a software engineer is. A software engineer is a person with different levels of programming skills that can do anything their customers ask. They make different programs or websites with different programming languages. And WordPress is just one of them among many other content management systems. So briefly we can say a software engineer is a person that develops WordPress and many other sites alike. For a software engineer, WordPress is not specifically a unique thing because they know only coding and they generally give their comments for software that they have built from the scratch. For them, there’s no importance the name of the CMS. System is a system.
Learn WordPress: What is WordPress?
WordPress is one of the very famous content management systems. And us, as users, can say that a CMS is basically an interface that we have to get accustomed to. (like we are accustomed to Facebook or Tumblr or some other type of social media platforms). And WordPress is one the most supported and developed platform by software engineers that it can self-develop itself with integrable plugins to function as the users desire.
You can even make your own Facebook 😉 So, for us, instead of becoming a programmer, learning WordPress is an absolute solution depending on what you exactly want. And depending on your WordPress skills and indirectly for your online existence. So, to keep it simpler, we can say that WordPress is basically a virtual place’s manager where you keep your writings, your photos, your videos, or anything you like… And that online existence is actually called hosting which is a completely different subject from what WordPress is but also where WordPress has existed on. All websites need hosting. Some of them provide hosting for free.
In theory; there is no difference between WordPress and other content management systems in the sight of visitors. All they see is simply a web page!
In practice; There are and there may be many differences depending on what CMS you like to use.
Consequently; what makes WordPress different than the others is its popularity and being supported by many developers and by many plugins of course.
You can use WordPress for:
1– A personal website where you write your blogs and can even make money out of your traffic.
2– A professional blog (static or dynamic) that represents your services or corporate online existence.
3– A simple or little bit more complicated e-commerce site where you can sell your products. (this requires a very high level of WordPress knowledge)
4– Or for much more complex web platforms, like forums, community, or even dating sites. (this also requires a very high level of WordPress knowledge plus, may require a few coding skills)
For the cases above, we should learn WordPress for a simple or more complicated online existence instead of learning programming. Or else ‘learning programming’ would be an example like learning a language and spend years for it just for one specific book you like to read in that language. In the end and considering there are many programming languages, learning programming, may take you years to perfect it. And learning a very rare language just for reading a specific book would not be reasonable while there are real professional translators. So WordPress is our translator when the question is making a web site. Without any coding, you may create amazing websites. If you have coding skills you have no limit on what you can do with WordPress. If you like to know how to monetize your website with or without Adsense, check the highlighted link.