How WordPress Changed the Face of Web Design

November 15, 2021    Reading Time: 3 Minutes

WordPress is a web publishing system for websites and blogs. Originally developed by Matt Mullenweg, it has since been modified to include many different styles of functionalities like e-commerce, social media integration and even membership capabilities.

WordPress entered the scene in 2003 when was launched alongside; was a free blogging site where allowed users to create their own website with the platform of their choice.

WordPress was an attractive option early on because it offered users a simplified process for creating websites without having to worry about advanced programming, hosting or databases. It makes web design accessible to individuals that would not necessarily have the time or expertise to deal with website development.

Since WordPress’ release, it has evolved to become one of the most popular content management systems in existence. According to WordPress is used by 20% of all websites on the web today, which makes it a very attractive option for companies looking to create a website.

WordPress has become the go-to choice for many web design agencies because it is extremely flexible, which allows them to tailor WordPress websites to meet the needs of their clients, while also being able to present these options in an easy-to-use interface. WordPress takes some time and expertise to create a WordPress website from scratch, but it is worth it.

WordPress gives its users the opportunity to gain control over all aspects of their website. It allows for total creative freedom, which can be amazing if you know how to use WordPress to your advantage (hint: WordPress web design is a good start).

According to, WordPress is “an easy way to create a beautiful website, blog, or app”. It operates as an open source project, which means that WordPress developers are able to make changes to WordPress’ source code. Open source allows WordPress to become more flexible for users who might want to customize their WordPress websites.

WordPress web design is extremely valuable because it allows companies to create WordPress websites that can grow with them. WordPress is not just for blogging; it has become a full-fledged web publishing platform that businesses across the world are able to benefit from by using WordPress as their main CMS (content management system).

WordPress web design is more valuable than ever right now because WordPress sites can be easily customized to fit the needs of any kind of company. A WordPress site allows companies to have more control over how their website looks, which fosters brand awareness and customer loyalty.

WordPress is constantly improving itself by creating new updates and constantly updating its existing features to suit the needs of WordPress users. Because WordPress has been around for so long, it has evolved into one of the most stable platforms on the internet; WordPress also provides one of the best user interfaces in existence.

There are some WordPress web design pros and cons that you should consider before using WordPress as your CMS.

WordPress web design allows companies to connect with their potential customers through WordPress websites, but WordPress’ open source nature means that there can be a steep learning curve for WordPress developers who want to create WordPress websites from scratch.

WordPress web design is the best option right now because WordPress’ incredible flexibility in terms of what WordPress users can do with WordPress websites makes WordPress one of the most attractive CMS’s to use for companies that are looking to build a modern brand with a strong online presence.

WordPress is an incredibly powerful platform that allows WordPress web designers to give their WordPress clients the ability to manage every aspect of their WordPress websites.

Companies use WordPress every day because of its’ unique set of features like ease-of-use, security and flexibility. All of WordPress’ features work together to create a WordPress website that can meet the needs of your company and give you the freedom to change your WordPress website as time goes on and you grow.

Graticle Design is a web design agency that specializes in setting up WordPress websites for businesses all over the world. We’ve been able to assist companies like yours in creating WordPress websites that create a strong first impression and grow as your business continues to develop.

To learn more about WordPress web design or how Graticle can help you set up WordPress for your company, contact us today (360) 450-3711.

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on November 15, 2021

Last updated on November 15, 2021. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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