As the world wide web continues to evolve and grow, more people are on the Internet than ever before. According to research done by world bank, in the year 2000, only 6.78% of the world’s population was connected to the Internet. In 2005 that number rose to 15.87% and in the year 2010 that number grew to 30.48%.
Facebook, one of the most popular websites in the internet has reached over 500 million registered users. With the continual growth of the internet and the speed of how things change, let’s look at 7 key concepts that will continually ring true for WordPress design in the future.
WordPress, has become the platform of choice for millions of domains across the Internet. From the 12 year old’s blog in a third world country, all the way up to being used by CNN, ESPN and many other main stream companies, WordPress has definitely surged ahead as the people’s choice.
According to the WordPress Wikipedia page, WordPress is being used by more than 14.7% of the top 1 Million Websites, and off all new websites that come online each year, 22% of those sites are being implemented using WordPress in some shape or form.
With 18,000 plugins and growing, hundreds, if not thousands of themes that a free and for profit, running and managing a WordPress site has become complex. With complexity of any site, the speed of the site tends to slow down. It’s not uncommon to see page load times creep past 10 seconds, which may become a death sentence in the world of the Internet. In this article we’re going to take a look at seven ways to speed up your WordPress blog.
With technology changing rapidly, blog posts may be outdated after a few years. These older posts can drive traffic to your blog, so you don’t want to remove them. Rather than spending the time finding old, outdated posts and adding a disclaimer to each post, you can add PHP code to your WordPress theme to display a notice on posts that are over a certain age.
Once you add the code, a box with a message, stating that the post is over a certain age in years will be displayed above the post. You can also add a category filter so this message is only displayed on posts within a certain category such as tutorials or web design, which can become outdated quickly.
One of the terrific things about WordPress as a content management system for your website is its high degree of customization capabilities. If you can dream it, you can achieve it with WordPress. This means you can customize the look and feel of your business website down to the smallest detail, including colors, fonts, images, layout, and more. One of the most important things about your website is going to be its theme.