The biggest advantage of WordPress is that it does not require a programmer to make changes to your website. Adding posts and pages is as easy as typing. However another popular advantage of WordPress blogs is the ability to change appearance quickly and easily.
What changes the whole appearance?
Fortunately there are loads of free and paid WordPress themes. Themes allow you to change the complete appearance from colors to the basic appearance, such as an online magazine format to a simple blog format.
How can WordPress Plugins help?
Plugins can do several things to WordPress. Depending on the purpose of the Plugin it can change looks on the site for the public to see or in the back office. Plugins can add more forms of social media to your WordPress blog.
What about programming?
With a bit of coding, changes can be made to customize the WordPress theme even more to fit your website. There are ways to edit your WordPress plugins to create results you need. And if you want to add an autoresponder you will need to know how to copy and paste so you can add the autoresponder code to your blog.
Can Widgets help my blog appearance?
Widgets are a simple way to make minor changes to your website. These actually go in the sidebar. To add widgets all you do is drag and drop, they can be used to add pages, calendars, RSS feed and more to your WordPress website.
How about Social Media?
WordPress is an excellent way to add and use social media. There are Twitter, Facebook, and other widgets and plugins to add your favorite social media. People can add comments to blog posts and you can comment back to develop a form of socialization. Other people add a forum plugin to allow even more socializing.
How do you Categorize that?
Maybe categories does not seem appearance related, yet this helps break down your blog posts. Without categories after a year of posting regularly you would have a random mash-up of posts. Categories helps your readers find the posts about Guitar picks versus your posts about Guitar Amps, or straps. Many people add a widget that lists the categories in the sidebar.
What about photographs?
As they say a photo is worth 1000 words. In the case of the WordPress blog, it can add many more. Some themes allow you add Photos to the basic appearance. Many people add photographs to their blog posts to help guide or explain things. Photos can be used by people commenting, which creates a more social format.
Is WordPress really that versatile?
Yes it is. Themes, plugins and widgets are used to create a certain visual look. The social media type items change the appearance some, but add a special flavor that can only be contributed by others. Of course photos can tell whole stories so they contribute a special element to WordPress. These all work together and combined to create a website that is something suited to your business and you.