WordPress is a tool that helps users build websites. With its various elements that combine to provide holistic user experience, it is one of the widely used online Content Management Systems. With its minimalistic features, it provides maximum features without the need to learn to code or to generate online content.
Key elements of WordPress
Post– Post, as an element, facilitates discussions on WordPress. It is where an interaction between the reader and the moderator can take place. A two-way interaction happens in the form of a comment on a blog or feedback given on some post.
For example, a blog is a post in the WordPress Ecosystem. As a moderator of a blog, any reader can give feedback below the blog and the moderator has an option to interact with the reader of the post. It enables communication thereby, bringing in a human element to a website or a blog.
Pages– A page is the basic building block of a website. With WordPress, users get the option to custom design a page or use the numerous templates already available to create content on a web page. A page, in its construction, requires a description that comes by adding a title.
Also, page blocks can be added to a page. Block is a place that takes a new image, text, paragraph, list, formatting, audio, video among many features, and adds it to a website or a blog.
Media –Media includes any number of presentations, images, pdf files, videos, gifs, and others that are added to a page. This adds engagement to the web page and explains the product or service offerings interactively. With little or no technical knowledge, users can embed multimedia content to a website.
Various functionalities specific to business needs can be modified as per the requirement with just a click of a button. There is a difference in features available in the complimentary version and the paid version.
Themes– WordPress offers more than 10,000 themes. With its preloaded templates, users can select multiple options to choose from that are available either free of charge or paid. Users can work on their theme of choice, which can be modified to accommodate any number of changes for a standard layout with a similar theme.
This helps ensure consistency and makes for a compelling read by the audience. As a WordPress user, you can create your themes as well. The options to do so are already embedded in the codes on the website.
Plugins-With 55,000+ plugins, WordPress offers one of the best selections to engage the audience to a website or a blog. These plugins will create a seamless experience by enhancing the page’s functionality. These can vary from Client Portals to display confidential information to logged-in users, to Search Engine Optimization to content management systems and, to certain visible features like widgets and navigation bars.
Plugins can be installed through FTP or WordPress dashboard. Some third parties offer plugins that can be purchased from their websites. This also helps to create basic site configurations.
Comments– With the use of the comments section, the audience can interact with the user of WordPress. Usually, this section is placed at the end of the product, service, or blog to encourage communication with the audience. This is an extension to the “POST” as mentioned above. The constructive use of the comments can be taken as feedback and incorporated to improve the page’s interface or audience engagement.
Moreover, this acts as a tool for the audience to express themselves, thereby participating in the web page. This should be handled professionally to ensure more visits on the web page.
Users – Users are the audience that visits the web page to avail the product, service, or to read a blog. Whether for entertainment purposes or to gain more knowledge, the idea is to encourage more user participation through WordPress.
This can be enhanced through numerous templates available across all segments in the ecosystem of WordPress to ensure continuous audience engagement.
WordPress is a simple and minimalistic tool that does the job of an engineer and a graphic designer and handles your worries of creating your next blog or website.