WordPress as a Web Platform

You may know that I use WordPress software for this Blog. It is Open Source, and therefore free, so that is cool! But, it is also very powerful! And the list of themes, plugins, and add-ons for it are awesome! I have noticed that more and more, as I design sites for clients of my web hosting business, that I am recommending that they go with a WordPress Blog as the site’s underlying base. It just makes it easy for a person to customize the site and make it do what they want. Here’s link to an article that discusses some of the opportunities for customization:

WordPress Theme Hacks

“WordPress was originally created as a weblog or blog platform. But now WordPress has grown so powerful that you can use it to create any type of website and use it as a Content Management System (CMS). In this article, I’m going to share some of my WordPress tricks with you on how to make a better WordPress theme. I’m not a programmer nor developer, so I will focus more on the frontend development. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that WordPress has made it so easy that even a non-programmer (designer like me) can build a wonderful website.”

I agree… check out some of the cool things he has done on his own site… it is a mite “gaudy” for my taste, but then, that is the beauty of the platform… being able to express yourself and YOUR specific tastes!

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