The People Behind WordPress

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Developers Designers & Users

are the people behind WordPress.

The people behind WordPress are too numerous to name. Since it’s debut in 2003 WordPress has gone on to be the software of choice because of its flexibility and strength at the base of the software.

Approximately 60 million Websites run on WordPress.

The Developer

The creator of the code that runs WordPress.

The Developer

A developer is a unique individual devoted to logic and challenge and knows HTML and PHP. PHP is an acronym for Hypertext Processor. This is a recurring acronym for all web pages. It’s a scripting language used in source software.

PHP files have text, hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS) and JavaScript the programming language invented by Brendan Eich in 1995. All these “languages” are used by the developer to write the code.

The Designer

The creator of the WordPress Theme.

The Designer

The designer plans the form and the workings of something before it’s made or built. A WordPress Theme designer is working with the WordPress frame or shell. The language of computer software design includes HTML and CSS, using the code to produce aesthetic effects. The designer brings out a style that overlays the WordPress core software.

The designer is more than a visual artist. They have the challenge to present the visual structure of the framework of the website. Their vision has to reach into the architect of the layout of the website as well as into the user’s perspective.  

The website for the user is built by a team of designers and developers. When the Theme is well built it’s usually the result of a dedicated team.

The User

This is the all important person. You. Using the combination of the work of the developer and the designer.

Which is the best Theme?

There isn’t one. It’s what appeals to you when you look at the Theme. You’re the judge and the jury. 

At some point you are going to use the site and operate the Theme. You’ll need a foundational knowledge of how the Theme and WordPress works.

Results of using a Theme

  • A unique individual who knows how to use WordpPress
  • You’ll be using a Theme built for the user but you don’t have to be a designer or a developer to use the Theme.

Use the Theme for Users

Who don’t develop or design.

Is there such a Theme? Yes.

It’s the Divi Theme…

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