Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

HTMLl/CSS vs Wordpress

So Im looking at the website that you can make with WordPress and was thinking how much easier it would be to make a good looking website with WordPress instead of using hours of coding. So I was wondering which is easier and better for web design.

oh and is it possible to make a WordPress website and then edit some of the stuff with css, javascript etc...

2 Answers

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
5,929 Points

WordPress can be very easy to set up. You can definitely edit the code in WordPress - some themes have an area where you can insert custom code, or you can edit the files directly from the WordPress admin page under Appearance, Editor. If you create a child theme, you can save any changes you make when updates are made to your current theme. Details on creating a child theme are in the how to make a website with wordpress course.

Besides using pre-made themes or child themes, it is also not too much extra trouble to learn how build your own custom themes if you already know some php, so WP can be the best of both worlds.