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What makes Wordpress special?

#1
Hey guys,
one question i always had is: Why do so many people i know use Wordpress for hosting their website. What exactly makes it so commonly used?
Aren´t the possibilitys somehow limited by using always the same software on your webserver?
Thanks for Quality answers Smile
#2
WordPress is used a lot because it is very user-friendly. It is easy to set up yourself and many hosting providers offer a 1-click installation for WordPress.
Adding new posts or pages is very intuitive and is just a matter of clicks, no coding needed. Customization of your WordPress is also easy because there are a lot of themes available or you even can create your own, but that is not that easy Tongue

The possibilities of a WordPress site can be extended by adding plug-ins. So you aren't really limited by the functionality of the basic system itself.
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#3
I always used wordpress because you can develop your own webpage in minutes. Maybe, you need a little trainning to manage the site, but also is totally great to learn about that.
#4
I was asked to create a web for a client who runs a limousine company...
At first, all what he wanted was a form to record entries like car type, date , time, cell number, ... , then asked for a search mechanism to create a report day/week/month/year , then another form for cars fix, drivers names, salaries, employees , ... 
to make this short I'm now making form number 17 for him

In the middle of php 1000s lines of coding and all these missed ; " ] } ?> ... ,
He wanted to change home page-I didn't design this- to something more related to cars asap!
and a photos gallery, calendar, side sliding contact us,
... and guess what It take about 20 min. to do all these changes 

I wish I had enough money to buy all these amazing premium plugins in my wish list



I always use WordPress and it never failed me before, If you are in the web design business you'd admire how flexible WP is.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
– Martin Luther King Jr
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#5
I recommend using wordpress to everyone rather using joomla or others.
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#6
Migrating all my sites from Joomla to wordpress. Wp has a lot of free extensions that you must to buy with others cms like joomla. The performances are better, the amp plugin is free that is very important for the rank of your site.
#7
(06-08-2017, 05:15 PM)jonnydepp1000 Wrote: one question i always had is: Why do so many people i know use Wordpress for hosting their website. What exactly makes it so commonly used?
Aren´t the possibilitys somehow limited by using always the same software on your webserver?

In my opinion (someone who've been there since wordpress 1.0), the software is intuitive, the learning curve are almost non-existent.  Anybody can go and pick it up and start posting/ adding content right away.  I believe the simplicity is what sets it apart.

It reminds me this software called CuteNews, back in the day 2003-2004ish before CMS becomes even a thing.  Back then you have to build a website from scratch and then slice or chop it into several php files- header body footer and then use php include to add them into single index.php page.  If you really want more control of your content or have than one person in th project- then you'd use cutenews for easy content manipulation (management).

What makes wordpress attractive to me is that I don't have to code everything from scratch.  One click install is also nice, back then you have to upload all wordpress files and chmod them files properly, create database etc.
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#8
@GndZ3r0 You remind me of the old days when I used to scavenge for simple Websites I liked and copied their templates - not exactly but probably close to what I'm doing with WordPress today, i.e. customize them with CMS. Over the years I've gathered a few trusted WordPress themes that I have adapted and am using every time I start a new WordPress site. With a migrating plugin such as Duplicator or All in One WP migrating tool it's easy these days to create a template out of a static WordPress site. Now I can concentrate on the Website I want to create with a few designs to choose from instead of fighting with all of the design details and still be able to make it look new with the customizer tool.
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#9
(12-19-2017, 03:49 AM)Genesis Wrote: @GndZ3r0 the old days when I used to scavenge for simple Websites I liked and copied their templates

Or source code, I was like that too, I would stumble a webpage and see dhtml (javascript) on it that interest me.  Or layout/templates and I was like, nice let see if I can edit it Rofl just a lil bit.

I would dissect the page trying to understand how they make something behaves a certain way.  Back when javascripts are still fairly new and no frameworks available...yet (jQuery and MooTools).
#10
Wordpress is certainly a good bit of open source and according to some statistics, it accounts for almost 24% of  websites. I don't know how accurate that number is, but WP is certainly popular.

Security is a biggy, but keep it up to date. Use as few plugins as possible. Take a look at AMP pages, this is a fairly new initiative from the big search companies, Accelerated Mobile Pages. This will help with SEO. Be mindful of speed of loading and badly coded plugins. There is heaps of documentation regarding using, coding and standards. Plenty of research. 

Many people make a living using WP.
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#11
Wordpress is everything in a single package. You can do whatever you want with it for your website. You can create almost anything with it - it has got extensive plugin support for eCommerce, build your own social network, you can even build a forum with it. 

Its easy to maintain also. Updating is a breeze.
#12
I always use WordPress for my client's website development if they don't need any specific software requirement like human resource management system, billing software or any other. The reason that I use WordPress is, there are plenty of themes and plugins available out there which saves me a great time while delivering the project to the client. Another special reason I always recommend using WordPress is, there are plenty of support available for WordPress from many developers around the world. And the best part is, you can even edit all the PHP files of your Theme or Plugin that you are using from WordPress Admin Dashboard. You don't even have to login to your cPanel neither your server or vps. So it's comes pretty much handy in terms of web development.
Business Websites
Shop - https://biobeo.com | Hosting Panel - https://biobeo.net | Domain Panel - https://biobeo.org

My online portfolio
https://yusha.me

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#13
I make Wordpress special  Wink
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
– Martin Luther King Jr
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#14
I have never use wordpress. Is it possible to build a simple site in 3 days with it?
  




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