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Ephraim Atta-Duncan
Ephraim Atta-Duncan

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Is Wordpress still applicable in Web Developement?

Wordpress used to be the King of the web years ago, It had many use cases but as technology grew, it's fame has been going down. As a developer, I want to know, should I learn wordpress?

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Clifton Long Jr.

Over a third of all websites on Earth run on WordPress. It's definitely not the sexiest or trendiest platform, but that market is still there (and still growing!). It's also probably the most popular CMS, too.

So yeah, learn what you want to learn; but WordPress is absolutely an arrow you want in your quiver. 😄

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Ephraim Atta-Duncan

Wow, one third... Thanks for the tip

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Gustavo Valentim

I couldn't agree more. I worked with WordPress for over two years and I saw how huge is the demand for WordPress work in multiple areas, not just code related.

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Manav Misra

Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you enjoy PHP and WP stuff more), it's still a 'big player.' It's 'simpler' to get into than going deep into JS-React-Gatsby-JAMstack, etc.

So, from a business standpoint, as a dev, I could potentially watch a few hours of YT videos, spin up a couple of WP sites with a handful of themes and extensions, and then start charging a couple of thousand bucks as a freelancer - theoretically.

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Phil Tietjen • Edited on

WordPress has a big enough adoption and market that despite some negative reputation it's gained from an engineer's perspective, It's not going anywhere anytime soon.

I personally only think it deserves half the hate it gets from developers on the web. A lot of people want to do things on WordPress sites that they probably shouldn't which usually involves some developers to suffer, but on it's own it still holds a valid use case.

As for something to learn as a web developer, I would say it's entirely applicable, it's just up to your preference. If you are, be sure to check out their open source project Calypso!

What are you looking to learn about WordPress and do with WordPress mostly?

  • Building websites for clients?
  • Building Themes and Plugins for the marketplace?

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