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Five Web Design Trends for WordPress in 2020

Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash
Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash

Curious about the latest website design trends? In 2020, WordPress remains one of the top web design platforms for businesses. Here at Solar VPS, we like to stay on top of the latest web design trends, especially when it comes to highly-ranked platforms like WordPress. When our clients want their websites to include the latest design options, we help them stay relevant and search engine ready with tips and tricks, and of course we’re here to provide top-shelf hosting services so that their web designs stay up and available. 

Before we get into your hosting options, though, let’s take a closer look at some of these trends. 2020’s WordPress design trends all point in a sleek, simple direction, with an emphasis on the user experience. Here are some of the top design trends for web design in 2020. 

1. Block Editors 

In 2020, block editors have taken the place of other editing options. Overall, block editors have made editing more simple and clear than other options have done. Many users prefer this new solution over older editing formats. 

Now, having said that, others do prefer the older options because block editors don’t tend to show word counts during the editing process, and word count does impact a website’s SEO. Some users have gotten around this issue by typing text into a document that has word count capabilities and then pasting that text into their blocks once they’ve made sure they have the word count that they need. This way, they can balance the need for control with the need for simplicity. Others users have handed over the reins to web design experts who are familiar with block editors and can handle other SEO aspects. 

Other than the word count issue, though, block editors have proven extremely useful for WordPress users in 2020. The straightforward approach doesn’t leave much guesswork for users, and it provides more sleek design options. 

2. Emphasis on Simplicity 

While we’re on the subject of sleek design options, let’s move on to the next WordPress trend for 2020: an emphasis on simplicity. This trend isn’t new to 2020, but it has gained a lot of popularity this year. Part of this simplicity comes from a need for user friendliness and mobile friendliness, which we’ll explore a little later. Overall, though, simplicity is also a design-based trend for 2020. These days, designers are letting go of flashy and overly-complicated web designs in favor of clean-cut and simple options. It’s easier on the eyes and provides a more enjoyable browsing experience. 

Having said that, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy, and amateur designers have to be careful not to underestimate the design process when they create their websites. This is especially important when it comes to business websites. Even the simplest web designs require thought and careful placement of words and images. 

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3. Emphasis on Uniqueness 

Now, here’s an interesting twist: Although WordPress sites are focusing on simplicity in 2020, there’s also a renewed emphasis on building unique websites. With each passing year, it gets harder and harder for business owners to make their websites stand out as more and more of the world moves online. This means that web designers have to build sites that stand out while staying sleek and simple. It’s a tough balance that the most advanced web designers can make look easy. 

Part of this balance comes from branding. Web designers and business owners often have to spend more time on brand-building before getting started on web design. Once a business owner has a strong brand to work with, the unique aspects of the site design come more easily. The extra branding work does create some extra effort upfront, but it can often save business owners some headaches overall. 

4. Bright Pops of Color 

One very visual WordPress trend is the focus on bright pops of color. This brightness provides an interesting contrast to the overall minimalism and simplicity that has taken over web design lately. Again, it’s not necessarily an easy balance to achieve. Designers aim for just the right amount of color to grab visitors’ attention without overwhelming them. The bright colors help certain businesses stand out, especially businesses that have a younger client base. 

However, some designers are also embracing dark mode, using plugins that let them offer the option to users. Newer phones allow dark mode on certain websites, and a lot of people prefer dark mode for their nighttime scrolling. Websites that come with the dark mode option while still providing excellent visuals can thrive in 2020. 

5. Increased Mobile Friendliness 

In 2018 and 2019, we saw an increased emphasis on user friendliness, especially for mobile users. WordPress users haven’t let go of that trend. As a matter of fact, it’s less of a trend these days and more of a stable growing feature. In any case, mobile friendliness matters, and it’s certainly not going to stop. 

Virtually everyone in the developed world has a smartphone now, and people tend to scroll through those phones far more often than they scroll through web pages on computers. When people look up businesses or search for specific products, they tend to do so on their phones. As new phones roll out, web designers have to make sure that their designs are compatible with the latest phone upgrades. 

WordPress Design With Solar VPS 

Of course, no matter which WordPress trends you embrace in 2020, it’s important that you have the right source for web hosting. That’s where Solar VPS comes in. We’re here to help businesses like yours thrive during 2020 and beyond. With our Solar System, you can access all the resources that your site needs. We provide reliable uptimes, excellent customer service, and a focused commitment to client satisfaction. You can get started for as little as $5 per month. 

Want to learn more? Take a look at your hosting platform options now. You can also feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Let us help you provide an excellent site experience for your clients.

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