WordPress Is Not Just A CMS, Rather A Popular eCommerce Platform

As per builtwith.com, 12,608,729 live websites use WordPress. WordPress has acquired or rather earned a strong foothold in the position of the most dominating content management system and is also called one of the very best blogging platform around the world. However, as per statistics, we know that it no has expanded its seams to other sectors such business, technology, social, entertainment, news, sports as well as shopping.


One of the most apparent reasons for its popularity is that it is relatively quite easy to learn, easy to customize, and has a vast active community of developers that are working day in and day out to enhance the capability of the platform. For a greenhorn, beginning with website development in WP is not a difficult task as they can leverage the plethora of themes that can give you customized the visual appearance of your website. Apart from this, you get to have several

inbuilt plugins that help to add new features and functionalities to your website with ease.

Now you might be wondering about the magic wand that has changed a regular CMS into an eCommerce platform. So here are the reasons to suffice that WordPress has evolved over all these thirteen years and has emerged out to be a comprehensive platform offering features for all genres of business.

Umpteen number of E-commerce Plugins: One of the primary attributes that make WordPress so popular among masses, is the availability of dozens of plugins. There’s a plugin for everything; even you can get access to an ample number of e-commerce plugins to embed e-commerce features and functionalities in your WP powered site – be it adding shipping options, payment integration, sales, customer reviews and so much more.

Eye catchy Themes: Another possible reason that makes WP a viable choice for e-commerce website development underlies in the fact that it offers hundreds of themes available as freebies while some are paid themes. This gives an opportunity to beginners or start-up online businesses to customize their website look and feel with ready-made themes.

Frequent Updates Gets Rolled-In: Since WP is an open-source CMS, it boasts largest communities of developers and programmers across the world that keeps on introducing newer updates to enhance the functionality of this CMS system. Right from security updates to new version release, new plugins (possibly better e-commerce plugins) and so much more, with new updates coming up you can build up a site in-tune with the latest web trends.

Intrinsic Blog Support: WordPress is widely recognized to be the most sought-after blogging platform. As per a survey from Technorati, about 51% of blogs worldwide are running on WP platform. Blogging has become an important aspect that plays a vital role in making a site successful. In fact, a blog is a weapon that can help your business reach the targeted audience. WordPress helps to seamlessly integrate a blog into your site. That’s not all! It even provides lots of customization options to add more usability to the blogs.

Easy Management: WordPress can be managed easily even rookies that only have an idea of working with MS Word. This clearly indicates the ease that WordPress provides in managing a site and its content. You don’t need to be a technical genius to make minor changes in your site. Just go through some basic WP tutorials and you can begin editing your site.

Issues you cannot afford to avoid while developing your eCommerce website

Without tad bit of doubt, we know that WordPress comes with an ample lot of benefits for e-commerce development. However, there are a some things that need your attention to make sure that you build an optimized eCommerce store:

  • As WordPress is so popular a lot of hackers, try to break into WordPress based websites. Therefore, you must ensure that security features are upright in your WP powered site. Moreover, there are an ample lot of WordPress plugins available online that work so as to improve the safety of your website.

  • Make sure to set-up the servers correctly. Since WordPress website can run several scripts that might increase the load on the servers. So, do make adjustments to lessen this effect, especially for your e-commerce website.

All in all!

Regardless to mention, WordPress is certainly a brilliant CMS that has extended it seams to even render e-commerce websites today. Though it was originally a CMS as the technology advanced it adopted e-commerce. Reading those mentioned above will certainly help you to get a clear picture of the reasons that back up the reasons why WordPress has emerged out to be a quite a brilliant platform for e-commerce development.

WordPress 4.5: What’s In For Designers?

WordPress is about to complete its 13 years in the industry on 27th of this month. In this pacing technology it is quite tough for a technology to retain its position for so many years in the market. The constant evolutions for WordPress has made it possible for the software to maintain a constant position in the market. This is the reason why this platform has kept the zest of the developers alive among the users.

In this blog we will discuss some of the most important features that are required for the developers to come up with innovative new ideas using the ever evolving platform.

WordPress 4.5 include the following features that will help you to take to match pace with the growing technological advancements.  Let’s find out!

Logo Support for your Theme

It is quite difficult to add a theme logo from customizer was one such feature that we longed for quite sometime now. WordPress 4.5 will offer theme logo support for WordPress core. There are several premium WordPress themes that offers an options panel to add custom logo of their own.

It allows core support that one can get for the feature, this become possible for the users easily using the theme customizer.

Themes can  easily define support for logo with incredible size values such as:

add_image_size( ‘myweb-logo’, 1600, 125 );

add_theme_support( ‘site-logo’, array( ‘size’ => ‘myweb-logo’ ) );

If you have a theme that do not has this feature, then you will get to know through the customizer.

Improvements in Visual Editor

There are ample lot of WordPress users those who consume their time in developing content. Therefore, the best thing would be to make their writing experience faster and smoother will be good for the users.

WordPress 4.5 has launched several changes as well as advancement in the visual editor, and they all aim to improve the writing experience of the users.

Inline Link Editing

WordPress has come up with some incredible shortcuts, that are curated so as to make their development faster. Among these one of this is CTRL+K (for Mac users Command+K), and using this you can insert links in your post.

Using this shortcut you get to open a insert link popup, which is a bit distracting. In WordPress 4.5, you get to press CTRL+K and this shows an menu for inserting link.
You can simply type the URL and you can continue with the post that   you were writing and this can be done without moving hands from your keyboard.

WordPress 4.5 comes with incredible Inline editing

There are ample lot of Inline text shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Using them the users can easily incorporate formatting markup through simple text shortcuts.WordPress 4.5 is offers some more shortcuts such as **bold** for bold and `code` for code.

Get acquainted to the new inline text shortcuts

There might be people who do not like the following shortcuts, therefore they can also disable these inline shortcuts.

A Changed New Moderate Comment Screen

A lot of time has been spent by the bloggers to moderate all the comments in their WordPress website. Comment moderation is a prime requisite that  we need to tolerate so as to tackle comment spam for your WordPress. WordPress sends the web users an email notifications when ever a new comment is entered in the website.

All you need to do is to click on a button that says approve, trash or spam the link in the email from where you can perform what you wish to  do with the button. This is the screen from where you can edit your comment.

It also does not show you in the formatting comment text, which is not  quite pleasant. WordPress 4.5, shows you an improved version of the screen.

You will get to see formatting present in the comment text which would  also appear the same in the browser. It further offers a link that can help you to edit the comment.

Responsive Customizer

WordPress 4.5 comes up with another incredible version of the customizer. This allows you to see incredible responsive previews of the website which is directly present in the customizer.

This allows you to click on the icon of the device which is present in the bottom that allows you to switch between the devices. Right now you can see previews of Tablet, Desktop, and mobile version of the device. This renders a basic idea of how your website looks on the device.

Optimized Image Size Generation

In WordPress 4.4 onwards you will see the concept of responsive images included in it. Which means in earlier versions of WordPress were unable to make use of smaller screens so as to get images that fits to the screen size irrespective of the size and orientation of the device.

This feature is an incredible feature as it helps in improving the  performance of the websites even on handheld device screens, and also saves them money on data plans.

It further optimizes the images further to cut short the rate of the website  50% without compromising on the quality of the images. However, it is recommend to save images that are optimized for web in order to get best results.

Email Address Login for users

It is very hard to keep a track of the usernames as there are chances that we are using different sites. This is one of the reason why well known websites such as  Twitter, Facebook, and several others ask their users to make use of their email address itself.

It is but natural that people can forget their username, however chances are that it is quite not possible to forget the email address.

Wrapping Up!

WordPress being a ferociously growing technology has rendered a wide range of improvements such as WordPress 4.2 and several others. However, this new improved version comes with top notch features for the developers to deliver highly advanced websites.