To DO or Not to DO – that is the question? In other words should beginners to blogging and building pages develop their own WordPress Themes? Not unless they have a good knowledge of and are comfortable with PHP, HTML and CSS – it would in our view, in most cases, be far too much (to ask) too soon.
Writing for your blog or website audience requires you to adapt your writing style to one suitable for the Internet.
People just don’t read online in the same manner that they read other material, ie in the way that they read a newspaper article, a book, a letter even. Why? The dynamic nature of the web would be one reason, the fact that web users are always in a hurry (they don’t turn to the web for a long drawn out session) would be another.
If you’re new to WordPress and you’re either nervous or concerned about where to start, or even if you really can start. Whether you have blogged before, or not, the best advice we can give you is to start at your own pace. Make yourself a step-by-step plan for getting things rolling and follow it.
While WordPress, first released in 2003, became quickly world renowned as the most popular of the blogging platforms by far it didn’t remain as just that – a blogging tool. Like all good mechanisms WordPress has evolved very much over the years, growing from a blogging platform into a fully-fledged content management system.
Tips to take you to the next level
Tip no. 1 – Don’t limit yourself and the great things WordPress can do for you by being too nervous, scared (whatever you want to call it) to try something new with WordPress – that is to go to the next level.