If designing and developing a website seems a little complicated, business owners can always start establishing their online identity through WordPress. According to ithemes.com, WordPress is “probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system in existence today”.
WordPress is quite popular for small, medium and large business enterprises. In fact, celebrities and big news outlets like The New York Times even use this tool to manage their blogs/content. Plus, this content management system (CMS) is written in PHP, so you’re in luck if PHP is yours or your website developer’s field of expertise.
Compared to starting a website from scratch, WordPress is a lot easier and maybe even quicker. However, like owning a website it’s important to stay on your toes for any news or updates on its web designs and developments.
With that said, here are a few of the following news and updates that’s been going on with WordPress lately:
- Like Facebook, WordPress now allows users to “Like” the comments they read on a post. Now you can appreciate interesting, insightful or funny comments more by liking them. This also allows for more interaction amongst the readers. You can enable this new feature by going to Settings, then to the Sharing options in your dashboard.
- Recently, plain and simple designs are all it takes for your WordPress website to look good. There’s no need to complicate things with abstract backgrounds or flash animation since it only produces unnecessary “noise”. When it comes to backgrounds, try using a full width high-definition photo since it’s what most designers are doing these days.
- Kelly is one of the newest themes available on WordPress, which is designed by Kelly Hoffman from Automattic. It’s a simple one-column layout that gives off that “clean” look, and reviews say it’s just perfect for posts with a lot of text. However, it’s also a great theme to streamline images in an orderly fashion. Ben Huberman, a writer from WordPress, even said that the design’s look is “out-of-the-box” and has a “stylish playfulness”.
- One-page WordPress websites are also all the rage for WordPress designers, since this is somewhat a response to the navigation difficulties for mobile users. All the important information and content are placed artistically on one page. When you click on an item or a link, the website doesn’t load a page, but rather it shifts to another area within the page. Cool, huh?
These are only some of what’s been going on with WordPress lately, and you can find a lot of other interesting news on WordPress’ blog site. When it comes to WordPress designs and development, it’s always better to stay on your toes!