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Discussion on: Your first coding job: a Wordpress site. How to manage that?

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Christopher Heireth

Keep in mind one of the best things about WordPress is there is a point in developing in it that you realize that you can/should build from scratch and keep your themes incredibly light weight, only building in features and files that are needed. Some of the frameworks bloat your projects with functionality you may never use. Not to say you shouldn't start with a framework, it's a good place to start to learn WP but at the end of the day you really only need a handful of files to build a site theme.

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Nadine M. ThΓͺry Author

Sure. If anyone wants to develop their career in Wordpress, my article is probably not the path to follow.
This article is for those having to face a unique project. :)

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Christopher Heireth • Edited on

Don't get me wrong I love the article and WordPress. I know, I face unique projects every project daily, built on WordPress, WordPress is a powerful CMS platform and framework and super easy to use from a client perspective. I was just noting that if you get into WordPress as a platform it, especially early into it, its extremely flexible. You can literally build your entire site just using static html, css and JavaScript and drop your html files into singles.php and pages.php and add any CMS functionality you want for the client, as you said. The goal of WordPress is to democratize the user experience so you can separate code from data management and empower the client to be a collaborator/partner. They will love you for it.

That said I'm also assuming you are the designer as well or work with one, but if not then use off the shelf themes.