WordPress is the most popular CMS platform that is used by over 73 million sites on the web. It is easy to implement, contains thousands of plugins and a huge library of excellent themes. The use of WordPress in any site can save both cost and deployment time. It has user-friendly features that can easily be learned in just a short period of time.
However, even if WordPress is easy to use, it still takes a professional and expert WordPress developer to really make a WordPress-based website visually appealing. In fact, Alex, an excellent WordPress developer in the Philippines believes that even those who have experienced using WordPress still have to learn some important things about the best CMS platform.
When asked about it, he said that the following are the most important things that WordPress developers should know:
Avoid WYSIWYG. This is not directly related to the development of a WordPress-based website, but credible WordPress development companies in the Philippines believe that this is important to note when building the site. Website content and/or blog updates using WYSIWYG editor on WordPress platform can cause trouble, especially if the site’s stylesheet is not prepared for any code inserts in the future. It might be good if your developer knows how to use HTML. It will definitely save both of you a lot of time in the future should you have changes and/or updates in your site.
Avoid using query_posts(). As a general rule in any website development, DO NOT make things happen if it is not really necessary. With WordPress, avoid using jQuery codes like the query_post(). This will quickly turn into eight queries rather than two (it will include the main query and to the site’s index.php query).
Scripts and styles. Always enqueue your scripts and styles. When developing a WordPress-based site, use the wp_enqueue_script function that can help to load one version of site’s JS library. You really do not want to freeze your JS library because of multiple calls, right?
GZIP. With side-server GZIP, compressing website files before sending to the user is attainable. What developers should do is to insert this simple code snippet to the .htaccess file, it is definitely a time-saver.
Plugins. If developers want to improve the performance of the website they are building, there are many catching plugins, DB optimization plugins, CSS and minifying plugins.
If you get stuck with these things in creating your WordPress-based website, let a WordPress Designer help you. We are one of the best WordPress developers in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines who are dedicated and very attentive to detail in our WordPress services.