Nowadays we can have a website made in WordPress in just 5 minutes. But not all are advantages, behind this simplicity and speed there are many other disadvantages. So, before starting a digital project, we must decide what level of professionalism we want to obtain and if we want our website to be focused on success.
Today we are honored to have Álvaro Torres, founder of WebHeroewrote us this post, where he comments his experience in this area.
Knowing how to program is very important to develop in WordPress because it allows you to create and customize any website in a more detailed and precise way.
In addition, knowledge of code can also be useful for troubleshooting technical problems and debug any bugs that may arise during WordPress development.
Programming in itself does not directly help improve SEO. But the proper use of these languages can help improve the structure and appearance of a website, which in turn contributes to improving the user experience and makes the site more navigable and user-friendly. This undoubtedly helps to improve a website's ranking in Google.
Knowledge of SEO in combination with programming is a very powerful tool when creating successful digital projects..
Something that we can be sure that influences positioning, and that is optimized through code, are the Web Vitals, a series of measurable values among which we find the loading speed of a website.
In addition, if we know the structure and language in which the databases interact (MySQL) we could also optimize the databases, one of the strong points of web optimization.
The main difference between a website built in WordPress with a visual builder and another made in WordPress with Gutenberg and native code is the level of control and customization you have over the website.
A visual layout tool is a tool that allows users to create and customize their website in an intuitive way, without the need for programming knowledge. But we must keep in mind that the use of these tools also greatly impairs the quality of the web code.
On the other hand, Gutenberg is a block content editor that allows users to create and customize their website in a very detailed and precise way. This editor, in conjunction with advanced coding skills, would allow us to have complete control over the design and behavior of the website. In addition, the quality of the code would give signals to Google about the professionalism of the project.
A WordPress theme is a compilation of files that define the look and layout of a WordPress website. When making a WordPress website you can choose from a wide range of free or paid themes to customize the look and feel of a website, with almost no design or development required.
There are several benefits of having a customized website instead of using a template. Among others we can highlight:
WordPress headless allows us to create a website without using the traditional WordPress user interface. In a headless development, WordPress would be used exclusively as a content database, while the user interface and content presentation would be handled by a separate frontend application, such as a mobile app or a website developed with React or Angular. This allows developers to create highly customized and optimized user experiences without being constrained by the traditional WordPress UI.
There are many benefits of creating a WordPress headless website. Some of them are:
There are a large number of technologies to develop websites in just a few clicks. This does not mean that the quality of this type of websites is the same as a work done by professionals who know how to program. In reality, in programming there are no limits, only the resources (such as time) that we want to invest.
Knowing this, we must consider what level of professionalism we want our website to have. If you are thinking about creating a website, or you need a WordPress web developer for your agency, do not hesitate to contact me and I will make you a non-biding quotation.