Is WordPress Difficult to Learn if you’re not a Tech Person?

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00:28 David Blackmon: Welcome to another episode of WP The Podcast, my name is David Blackmon.

00:35 Tim Strifler: And i’m Tim Strifler

00:38 David Blackmon: Today in episode 835, is WordPress difficult to learn, if you’re not a tech person? And I’m not going to say, I’m not a tech person because I am a tech person. I have a very good understanding of technology and WordPress and how it works. But am I a developer and a programmer? No, I’m not. Can I modify and edit a WordPress website? Yes, I can. So it’s kind of not a super easy, I guess you can define what you mean by tech person. And I guess what I mean when we came up with this episode was programmer, developer, do I have to learn all this stuff? And we kind of covered, do I need to be a coder in order to build WordPress websites a few episodes ago? And this one is a little bit different because technology, it’s not coder. It’s just do I need to be a techie person? Because like my mom, for example, she’s not a tech person. And I will say that one of the things thatI love about WordPress and hate at the same time  is how powerful it is and easy to use and how powerful it is and not so easy to use, depending on what you’re wanting to do and stuff. So what I love about WordPress is, and I’ve said this before and stuff is that especially in 2022 with page builders like Divi and Elementor and Beaver Builder, my grandma can build a website because it’s drag and drop, and when you add 3rd party tools like Divi Plugins, Elementor Widgets, etc., it makes things even easier. It’s super intuitive. But are they going to be able to dive deep and modify and edit that site to do some specific functionality? Probably not. But can we get up a basic website and stuff? Sure, 100%. So, Tim, is WordPress difficult to learn if you’re not a tech person?

02:51 Tim Strifler: Yes, I completely agree with you. You definitely don’t have to be a coder. And it kind of depends on what you mean a tech person. But I would say if you are someone who is good at using technology, you’re good at using your phone, your computer. I’m not saying you’re building software and programming, but you’re just good at using it, then you’ll have a really good shot at learning WordPress really quickly and it will not be difficult to learn. But if you’re someone who is constantly struggling with technology and using it, that’s not like a judgment thing. Some people are like that, and sometimes it’s grandma, sometimes it’s even young people. Young people, I feel like, or maybe because they’re growing up with technology, are more prone to be able to be really good with using technology. But yeah, I would say if you’re generally someone who struggles with using technology, it’s going to be a little bit more difficult to learn than someone who is just really good. You give them a new piece of technology and they can kind of just figure it out. Right.

04:18  David Blackmon: Awesome. All right, tomorrow we’ve got another great topic. How to get web design work when business slow. Until tomorrow, we’ll see you then. 

04:30 Tim Strifler: Take care, bye.

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