WordPress trends in 2018
Every passing year, WordPress gets better with new plugins, themes and features becoming the most powerful website and blogging management system. WordPress trends are driven by overall web design trends in addition to new features provided by the company itself.
Responsiveness of a website it is of supreme importance. As it was mentioned in another post, mobile users are higher than the desktop users and most websites open up via mobile phones.
For this reason there is a large number of mobile-first themes that are fully responsive and compatible with all mobile platforms. Don’t use boring and outdated themes. Optimize or even redesign the interface on your website and make it more attractive to the public.
Single page themes
Single Page Websites are becoming a big trend in today’s digital environment. Keep your website’s layout simplified in order to be more appealing and less confusing for the visitor. These days WordPress developers and users prefer the one-page appearance and the trend is going to be popular even in the years to come for “Less is more”.
Video headers or video background is an old concept for the developers but in WordPress, it is a new trend. It allows you to add images with decorative motion. Web developers are trying to adopt this new trend to attract more visitors towards their websites. So, it is a welcoming change which is surely going to remain popular for long.
Parallax design (Scrolling)
This trend helps in making a one-page website more effective and responsive. Parallax scrolling is very popular and almost every second website uses this concept. It creates an immersive impression of depth. If this concept uses well on the website then your WordPress website will easily get popularity.
Drag and Drop themes
While WordPress offers many basic layout themes for free, customizable themes are often worth the price. Since WordPress prides itself on being user-friendly, there are themes that range from simple to complex at various price points. Last year, we saw a rise in the amount of such themes which will grow further in 2018.
Most of the e-stores that are powered by WordPress are based on Woocommerce which is by far the most popular plugin. Other e-commerce platforms such as PayPal and Google Checkout integrate easily with WordPress as well, making it a popular choice for online stores. E-commerce trends such as mobile shopping, subscription-based services, and personalized shopping are easily addressed by WordPress in its newer e-commerce themes.
Web developers are focusing on virtual reality and augmented reality in web designs. WordPress fully supports virtual reality content as well as 360° videos and images. There are several plugins already available. Expect to see more WordPress websites make use of this content in 2018.