As you have decided to launch a business website online but not sure how to start? Recently I was asked what the advantage of using WordPress over HTML. In this article, i will compare WordPress vs HTML and explain which one suites your business website.
What is WordPress?
It is a Content Management System (CMS). Content Management Systems allow you to manage your website from a user friendly interface.
You can make all the changes on your website from an admin dashboard which is quite easy to understand.
While there are many CMS out there, it is the most popular one because it powers nearly 26% of all websites on the internet.
Advantages of Using WordPress
[/b]Easy to Update[/b] – You can simply login to your site and add new pages without paying your developer. It is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface, which makes it easy to create or update pages.
Professional Templates> – There are thousands of ready-made templates that you can use on your site. They are handcrafted by professionals around the world.
>Incredibly Powerful– WordPress websites can be easily extended. By installing plugins, functionality can be added to an existing website such as adding a contact form, adding a reservation system, adding a photo gallery, and many more.
Full control and Ownership – You have full control of your website, its domain name, and all the contents. There is no limit on how much changes you want to make on your site .
SEO advantage over others - The fact that WordPress supports plugins like Yoast, Inline related, 404 redirect to 301, link optimization, amp which is only available for WordPress users and lost of other plugins that optimize a web page to load fast and suit Google's search engine ranking factors. Not Just that it is easy to format articles and optimize post in WordPress. WordPress supports schema which is the best coding for search engine
[/b]Disadvantages of Using WordPress[/b]
Learning Curve – although WordPress is easy to use but it takes a while for some beginners to get familiar with it. It takes some effort to learn WordPress.
Maintenance – You have the responsibility of keeping your website, installed plugins, and themes updated..
What is a Static HTML Website
HTML is the markup language used to display web pages. Most websites on the internet use HTML with a variety of markup and scripting languages to create web pages.
CMS software like WordPress store and retrieve content with database. As HTML websites have its content in a static files.
Advantages of a HTML Website
Little to No Maintenance – As soon as your website is live, you do not need any updates or regularly backup.
[/b]Low Requirements[/b] – HTML websites don’t need servers. They can run on any server with low resources.
Disadvantages of a HTML Website
No Updates> – if you don’t know HTML/CSS, static HTML websites can’t be updated. You need a developer to update it even for small tasks like adding new pages.
No Additional Features> – you can’t add a feature to your website like a store, a survey or poll, a gallery, etc. because it requires a developer and in most cases they would recommend you to move to WordPress or any CMS.
Costs – Considering that you have to hire a developer for small tasks, the cost of a HTML website then gets much higher than a WordPress website.
What is better? WordPress or HTML?
As we have now known the pros and cons of WordPress and HTML websites. Let’s consider which one is a better option for your business.
If you are sure your website will not need regular update, then a HTML website. Is a good option.
If you want freedom and control of your website and not waste money on monthly retainers paying developers to add images, then WordPress is absolutely a better choice.
If you want to your business website and make more money out of it, then WordPress is meant for you.
With WordPress you can add content to your website without hiring a developer. You can create as many pages as you need at any time.
You can add a blog section to keep your customers up to dated.
Instead of paying developers loads of money for smallest things, you will be able to spend little money on growing your business with WordPress.
How to Get Started With WordPress for Your Business Website?
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