Web Development: WordPress, Still the Best Option

Web Development: WordPress, Still the Best Option

Deciding on how to build your website can be daunting, and WordPress is a good option that can eliminate some of your stress. WordPress can be used for any type of website you desire, such as an online store or a blog. It’s user-friendly, so you don’t have to be a web developer to use WordPress, and you have full ownership over your website unlike many other options. The software is also free to start a blog and costs are minimal for web hosting.


Since WordPress is Open Source software, using it is free with the ability to modify and build upon it with the community. WordPress hosting on the web will cost you roughly $7.99 per month for hosting and $14 per year for the domain name. (WP Beginner) You can use almost any web host since WordPress powers about 61.4% of websites. (w3techs.com) Both paid and free plugins and themes are available to use as well.



It may be a common misconception that WordPress is only for blogging, but it’s actually fully capable of letting your imagination run wild. Although WordPress was initially developed as a blogging software, you can now use it for e-commerce, portfolios, galleries, business websites, and more! Simple plugins and themes are here to help you create the website of your dreams. Of course, a blog can still exist as part of your development process and it may ultimately benefit you.



One of the biggest selling points of WordPress is that it’s easier to use than you may think. You may have the preconceived notion that you have to be a developer to run your own site, but WordPress is user-friendly and fully customizable. There’s also a huge community found in forums and online courses created by users just like you. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you learn to navigate the interface, and even get lost in playing around with all the features.



A website for any purpose can only benefit you this day and age. You have the tools and resources at your disposal, and WordPress is a great option to meet your needs. The internet is your domain, so get creating with WordPress and see for yourself why it is one of the most popular web building platforms.

Jaimie, an author on the DesignUps Nashville Design Blog

About the Author

Jaimie is a radio DJ for our beloved client, WXNA. She helps us with WordPress sites and content. Jaimie has a passion for music and playing drums. Her cat is named Stevie Nicks.