WordPress for web development? Really? The answer is yes, WordPress has developed from just a blogging content manager into a full fledged website content management system (CMS).
WordPress is a free solution that has become a very robust CMS solution that works great for most websites. Since it uses open source code everything is available for the end user to edit and modify to their liking. This also means that millions of developers build their own plugins that work with WordPress to enhance its features even more.
What does this mean for you as a customer? By having a free open source solution and thousands of free plugins for additional features it allows web developers to build your website for a fraction of the cost of a custom built dynamic website. There are also thousands of free or inexpensive themes available to jump start the look and feel of your website or you can have a custom theme built to suit your needs.
WordPress may not be the right solution for every website but it definitely be in the list of solutions to consider. Especially if you are in need of a blog, there is currently nothing else on the market that works as well as WordPress. You can even run WordPress exclusively for your blog by installing it in a subdirectory of your site and let it run side by side with your other CMS.