The Evolution and Future of WordPress – from Blogging to Content Management (CMS)
The Internet and technology have evolved a lot in recent years. 10 or 15 years ago there were not available many of the tools that we have today, which make life much easier and allow us to achieve unimaginable things.
As for the creation of Web pages, when the Internet began, few people were the ones who could create a site, since the theory and practice necessary to learn programming and HTML was much more limited.
As the years went by, different platforms became much more friendly and accessible for all types of users. One of them was WordPress, which emerged in 2003 as a free open source tool that worked to create blogs and publish content.
What started as a platform 100% focused on “blogging” has become a CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create any type of website and adapt it to all types of needs.
Do you need to create a virtual store? with WordPress it is possible
Do you want to create a corporate site for your company? Ahead! WordPress is an excellent option to achieve it
Do you want to sell your digital product with a professional sales letter? There is no better option than WordPress.
Are you a photographer and want to create a page where you show your best captures? WordPress will be your best friend.
Do you want to create a professional or personal blog? There is no better option than WordPress!
What makes WordPress so flexible?
As I have said several times in the blog, WordPress is an open source platform, which allows hundreds of developers to create plugins and themes (templates) that make the possibilities of creating and innovating practically unlimited.
There are some myths related to WordPress. Many people think that to create a personalized and professional website you need to hire a programmer who charges large amounts of money.
And although many prefer this option, in several occasions the final result is not what is desired, in addition to the administration and updating of the site can be a headache because of the great dependence on the person who programmed everything.
With WordPress any user can create a website and, if necessary, ask a developer for help to make certain special modifications. This is much more economically accessible and in a matter of time. Also, the user will be able to update, modify and perform a good maintenance of his page from the main desk of the platform. No codes or advanced programming.
The future of WordPress
Although its main focus is still the creation of blogs, I predict a great evolution in the development of plugins and themes that will allow us to continue expanding the possibilities and performance of WP.
Security is an important issue, which is often ignored by people who use WordPress until their site is hacked or they have problems with loss of information or content.
In the majority of the occasions, these problems are not caused by failures that WordPress has, rather, by carelessness on the part of the users. Example: have harmful plugins, do not update the platform to its latest version, use hacked or poor quality themes, etc.
In recent versions have been introduced automatic updates, something that will help us all use the latest version, safe and stable. No doubt there will be many more developments regarding security in the future.
To keep growing, it is not enough to just use the platform on our websites. It is always good to get more involved with the community. Write about WordPress, recommend your use, learn more about its operation and why not? Become a WP developer!
I am already doing it
With WordPress Advanced my goal is to contribute and help the community learn to use this wonderful tool that makes life easier and allows us to create and innovate on the Web.
Today more than ever, the opportunity is there. It will depend on each of us to know how to get the most out of it.