Is WordPress really that simple?

WordPress is the Earth’s most popular Content Management System. People often mix it with various types of hosting, WordPress’s free hosting platform, WordPress’s open source CMS, the company itself etc. In reality, its CMS has been the first choice for almost 75 million websites for years already.

In any case, most businesses prefer using it as their website CMS because most people who have some level of technical capacity with any software or PC or platforms, can easily get the gist on how to update or manage a conventional site in hours.

As DaVinci put it: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. That’s exactly WordPress’s strong side.

How come?

Well, you can make capable, easy-to-navigate websites without taking in a ton of coding. Once you catch the basics, it can take you a week what could have taken you a month or more to code without any preparation in another environment. WordPress coding, once uploaded on a server, gives a huge number of devices access to building and overseeing awesome sites. By using the plenitude of themes and plugins ready-made you could actually create a whole website without having to write a single line of code.

WordPress works best for specific sorts of websites that feature product or event portfolios, blogs, online journals, leaflet-based sites and many other things but not really for super basic or complex websites. It fits perfect in the largest category of websites and is widely considered as easy to use both for developers and users.

Now the other end of the coin. The question that arises is what are the difference between simple and easy-to-use? Simple means that it has a few features and is at the early stage. But WordPress hasn’t. It comes with a ton of features and a lot of plugins. So, it is more user-friendly rather than being simple by design.

Its user-friendliness allows self-hosting site owners can make gentle work of designing their particular sites with WordPress plugins, creating exclusive personalized pages to draw their website visitors. And all plugins and add-ins are constantly updated to work with the latest WordPress version.

Finally, many developers love working with it especially because the fact that info is reliable and relatively easy to find, with plenty of information available. However, for users the dilemma whether it is easy-to-do or not mainly depends on the theme and the plugins applied and how good of a learner they are. The more complex the theme or the more plugins are applied, the more complex the management process will be. The good side is that WordPress allows both simple and complex approaches in creating a website, thus earning the popularity it has globally.