I have been working with WordPress for the past ten years and have become considerably skilled at applying it as a solution for website development. WordPress is a content management system (CMS); one of many available today however it powers nearly half of the Internet. It is a very robust platform and quite versatile. While it started as a blogging platform, I especially like it for design websites that are not blogs. Coupled with WooCommerce it is a very powerful e-commerce platform. Even as a blog, it is widely used by some major corporations.
The WordPress ecosystem is very strong. By that I am referring to the plethora of add-ons (aka plugins and integrations) available to WordPress website developers and owners. Plugins are great! They offer an easy way to extend functionality without having to hand code everything that one may need for a site. For example, why hand code a contact form when you have plugins such as Gravity Forms (my favorite), Contact Form 7 or WP Forms. With plugins the work has already been done.
Another feature of WordPress are themes. A theme is a template that influences the design and layout of a website. There are an abundance of themes available, just like plugins. Some are free, some are not. Some developers prefer to create their own as well. As for myself I like building sites with themes built on the Genesis framework. Just like programming frameworks, there are frameworks for theme developers.
There is much to talk about but the best resource is www.wordpress.org. It is the home of the wonderful open source software that many of us use to earn a living. Please visit the WordPress website to learn more and then get in touch with us to get started.