I highly recommend joining your local WordPress meetup even if it’s just a few people there, as you will get a great insight into what’s going on in your area. Not only will you spark your mind but you’ll also get a big motivational boost as a user of WordPress + the insights of other people!
Love how the atmosphere of a local WordPress meetup is a great learning environment for all types of attendees:
- business owners
- in-depth WordPress developers
- Web designers
- learners of WordPress
You can be the guy who needs an easy to manage platform for your eCommerce business, or wish to get leads.
Or you wish to learn how to use WordPress to use it personally as a blogging feature.
You’ll also easily find a web developer who knows how to use WordPress, since it is that popular.
Or you could be a web designer who wishes to launch a website with your design — WordPress makes it easy to put your design together using the WordPress Template Hierarchy.
WordPress is built primarily as a blogging platform. But since blogging is a great indicator for good SEO, then WordPress has ever become more commonplace.
This is a reason why WordPress websites rank well in SEO. And that plugins have superpowered WordPress into an amazing ecosystem of plugin developers as well!
Again, the reason why WordPress is so common among websites is that it’s grown to be a robust community through Open Source. This means that:
- developers can answer almost any technical issue under the sun
- developers get access to Thousands of plugins/extensions
- plenty of tutorials are available on how to use WordPress
- WordPress is being updated with many Open Source volunteers
But how did a community like this start out in the first place?
The answer is an Open Source CMS.
WordPress isn’t the first CMS, but it was one of the first ones that has went Open Source. This way, not only was it able to attract its useful features that weren’t present in other CMSs, but since it was Open Source then people could wish to contribute their own updates to the WordPress core, and if it was approved through discussion by the creators of WordPress, then their feature would become a mainstay of the WordPress core.
And now WordPress powers near 20% of all websites on the internet. That’s a lot considering it as a CMS which started in 2003, and will only keep getting better as it introduces itself to the next generation: millenials!
If you liked this post please also read my article on a freeCodeCamp meetup.
This is a great place to learn as a Web Developer yourself with other people — even adults learning to code just like you. It’s a friendly and budding environment just like a WordPress meetup!