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WordPress, Is It Cheating?

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January 1, 2016

This is more of a general question about Web Development. Not sure if any of you guys are into it, or know anything about it, or care about it at all. Is WordPress cheating, if a company uses it to make and sell it's service to other companies. I am an "aspiring" side-job freelance web developer (granted I'm not very good at it and I don't know JScript yet) and I just do small websites for people I know who have charities, events, yadda yadda. I do get paid, very poorly (lol), for the work I do, but it's more of a "here's $100 thanks for building me a site." While I don't actually ask, nor expect the $, I sometimes get it. I would like to turn this into a small business, but I just have internal struggles with WordPress and companies that use it to build websites that they essentially sell to their customers as "custom" webpages. Am I just being overly-worrisome, or do any of you agree? Is it right to sell yourself as a "web developer" when you are just dragging and dropping and letting a machine, or someone else do all the back-end development? I know HTML5/CSS, etc, but I don't know if I feel WordPress is a tool to make life easier, or a way for people to rip off others who seek a professional developer. Thoughts? Wordpress makes having a website easy for regular - know-nothing-about-website people; however, they are great for web developers as well, in my opinion. While WP gives the basic structure and components, and offers plugins to do special tasks that people would normally need, it helps if you know programming because you can make highly specialized things to do what YOU want, not just what is most popular or convenient. WP is more of a time saver, and allows a developer not to worry about building from scratch. Wordpress Hacked Website repair :\_of\_kings There's nothing wrong with developing websites with WordPress and selling them as long as you tell the people you're selling it to that its being built on a CMS platform. Even better if they don't ask you don't tell. As long as you give them what they want and get the job done who cares what platform or software you use. I do computer repair services and I develop websites for money and have WordPress as an option. I tell them they can maintain it themselves after its constructed or if they're too busy charge them a monthly fee to maintain it. I also offer non CMS development at higher prices. Go for it. :) i agree
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