WordPress is wonderful and offers so much flexibility. It uses themes and plugins to offer site owners easy access to unlimited design choices and useful features.
Every WordPress site uses a theme to control the design of the website. It manages the style including the colours, fonts and layout. Some WordPress themes are free, but it is also possible to pay 3rd parties for WordPress themes. Paid themes may offer styles that you prefer or include options which make it easier for you to customise the design to create a layout or overall style that you prefer.
For most of you this course was the first time that you have used WordPress to build a website, but I hope that it won’t be the last.
Although for this unit we have used WordPress to create a very specific type of site, the skills that you have learnt to do that can be used to create and manage websites for any purpose, without having to write any code. Over a third of all websites currently on the internet were built using WordPress, including many belonging to businesses, charities and other organisations.
When you create a new website, naturally you want it to look good. Unfortunately it can be easy to get so excited about how great your website looks, that you prioritise looking good over everything else.