The next thing that you may have to do is to learn how to use a content management system like WordPress. WordPress is a free Content management system that was initially developed in order to use it for blogging. With its continued development however it became not only as a blogging platform but also as a content management system capable of transforming a site into an e-commerce website.
Using WordPress is fairly easy because of the fact that it just would require you to get to know the interface and you will already be able to create your website using WordPress. It does not entail a lot of hand coding only minute ones whenever it is requires.
Why Use WordPress?
WordPress as stated is a content management system but above all else it offers several features which would allow you to fully customise your website accordingly. The following are the different features that WordPress has to offer.
1. Free Themes – a lot of third party developers would love to share their skill in website design, thus they create themes for wordpress which could easily be installed in the wordpress platform. Anyone can customise their website according to the theme that that want.
2. Plugins – aside from themes plugins are also readily available. These plugins are used for various purposes and it delivers a lot of power to your website. There are plugins that could be used for integrating social media to your website, plugins to hasten or make your SEO efforts more efficient and there are other plugins that will help protect your website from would be intruders. What’s more fascinating is that most if not all plugins are all free of charge.
So Why Study HTML and PHP?
Maybe you will again asking yourself are all the learning curves regarding PHP and HTML and the other scripting languages be of waste? Since you can already use WordPress to easily create a website? Definitely not, your knowledge in web design scripting will come in handy when you want to fully customise your WordPress site. You may use your knowledge in HTML and CSS to override the set codes in the design of your WordPress site, further you can also use your knowledge in PHP to create a WordPress website that would help you in customising your own theme or creating your own plugins.
Tie in of all the knowledge in web development would result to the efficient use of WordPress as a websites’ content management system. This is why it is very important that you do not shun away any of your knowledge in website design and scripting language as WordPress is just a product of all those languages and full control or manipulation of the WordPress site would mean the use of all those languages for web development.