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How Wordpress Transformed Content Publishing And Web Design
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How Wordpress Transformed Content Publishing And Web Design

Before WordPress came on the scene in 2001, the web was definitely lacking something. Before then many us did not know exactly what could be done about it. Thankfully, Michel Valdrighi had a vision for how the web should be. The initial vision by Valdrighi was to create a platform for publishing content on the web. Since its introduction over a decade ago, the system has undergone dramatic changes for the better. WordPress uses the PHP web programming language and the MySQL database system.

Now because of this platform, it has become possible to create a website within a matter of hours. Depending on how large the site is, the development process could go on for days. This is far better compared to the amount of time required to build a simple website with a backend database using other platforms. As a result, many web design and development companies are using this platform for serving their clients. The reason for this is not far-fetched. It has significantly improved on their level of productivity and ultimately their bottom line.

Another important reason for the shift to WordPress as a development platform is because it is an Open Source software. This means that it is freely available to distribute and modify. The main benefit here is that you save money on software development platform. Being Open Source also means that the software is not attached to any specific company. The real benefit is that even if Michel Valdrighi is no longer interested in continuing work on WordPress, anyone can take it on because the code is available for modification without any restrictions.

Since 2001, the platform has seen many version releases, which include versions 1.2 (2004), 1.5 and 2.0 (2005), 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 (2007), 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 (2008), 2.8 and 2.9 (2009), 3.0 (2010), 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 (2011), 3.4 and 3.5 (2012).

I have been using WordPress for the past four years mostly for publishing content and on same occasions for developing web blogs. Of all the features, there is nothing cooler than the ability to use plugins. I love plugins for number reasons. The most important of these is the amount of time it can save you to include functional components to your websites. Installing plugins can be done in a matter of minutes.

Owing to the fact that I do a lot of publishing on WordPress, I have come to love plugins that help me easily do so. A WordPress plugin I usually rely on for this purpose is Yoast SEO plugin.


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