Design flexibility is a major consideration when it comes to choosing a website builder and/or content management system (CMS). Providers like Wix and Weebly offer decent customizability, but WordPress remains the builder of choice for a lot of developers.
Ultimately, this is because WordPress is one of the only open source, fully customizable CMS. As an open source program, it gives you access to every single part of your website’s front and back end. You will also own your code and every file you need to export your site and upload it to a new server. But, how much design flexibility does WordPress offer for beginners who don’t have a lot of coding experience?
Can I Customise My WordPress Website If I Can’t Code?
Although some coding and web development skills will help you customize your website fully, it’s more than possible to create an attractive site without any experience whatsoever. Most WordPress themes can be changed without having to access your site’s code. You won’t be able to place things exactly where you want with the average theme, but there are a couple of great options available.
If you want to access a fully customizable theme then you should have a look at a few drag-and-drop builders. Something like Divi, Beaver Builder, or Elementor are great choices. Let’s have a close look at them.
What Are The Best Drag & Drop Builders For Beginners?
Although there are plenty of choices when it comes to WordPress drag-and-drop website builders, there are a couple that stand out from the crowd.
With Beaver Builder you can drag and drop pretty much any design elements you want. The best thing is that it can be integrated with other WordPress themes, letting you customize things to your heart’s content.
Divi is similar to the Beaver Builder, but works on more of a modular basis. It comes with a range of functions, making it perfect for even the most inexperienced WordPress beginners.
Elementor is the cheapest of these three options. I particularly like the fact that it lets you start with a blank canvas, creating websites from scratch.
What Other Options Do I Have?
Although there are a few options out there when it comes to customizing your WordPress website without any web development skills, the simple fact might be that you don’t want to.
Luckily, there are a few other things you can do to help you get the perfect site.
- Consider employing a developer to help you fine-tune your website’s design.
- Think about getting a custom theme created.
- Choose a theme that has the exact design that you want.
- It’s more than possible to build a WordPress website without a lot of web development experience. If you want to get the most out of your site you will have to do some code editing, but it’s certainly not a necessity.
Do some research and start building your first WordPress website today – you will learn as you go!