WordPress is a content manage system that powers up to 34% of all websites in the world! As you can see this number is really huge, this is mainly because WordPress is really easy to use so many regular people use them for their personal website or blog, and many small and medium business use it because it’s so easy to update content on it.
Now as a web developer, you ask yourself, should I learn WordPress to try and build some websites, creating some themes together with some PHP ( yes because Worpress is built using PHP ), or should I create websites completely from scratch just by myself?
Don’t reinvent the wheel
Lets check this case scenario, if a mechanic needs to buy a car for himself, or if he was going to sell a car to a client, do you think he would build the car from scratch himself?
As you can imagine the answer is obviously no, although most likely mechanics will have enough knowledge to do it, it would take too much time effort to do it. So it’s exactly the same thing here with WordPress. If you would like to create an e-commerce website just by yourself, to sell some goods online, it would be much easier and faster using something like WordPress, because it has many plugins that can help you achieve that, and also they have been tested by many other people before, so you can be sure that they will work for you too.
Never run out of clients
Another great thing about WordPress is that because so many people use it, if you know how to create themes, and also how to fix them using a bit of your PHP skills, you will have a never ending list of clients. This is great if you want to start freelancing and get some money on the site.
Have a look around your city, check for business that might need some help with their WordPress website, or if they don’t have one, you can build them one. If you want to look for clients online, there is places like Upwork and Fiverr, that will have loads of clients there waiting for freelancers to help them out.
Get loads of job offers
If you want to work full time in a company, having this skills with WordPress, will definitely increase your chances of getting a new job, since so many companies out there, specially digital agencies, they need web developers with WordPress skills, so that they can create websites to sell to other business.
Start your own WordPress website
If after reading this post you feel like you would like to try and build a WordPress website by yourself, one of the best Hosting servers I would recommend would be HostGator, they have very good plans that start as low as $2.75 / Month