I get a lot of questions from people who don’t quite understand the basic difference between a typical HTML website and one running on WordPress platform. Then there are those that are so new to content management that they don’t know what they really want except to have some type of web presence. In an attempt not to beat the dead horse “is WordPress better than a static HTML site” argument, I will attempt to explain the pros and the few cons of using WordPress as a content management system to run a website.
As we have already talked about the amazing features of WordPress in contrast to Joomla, the next step is to decide between WordPress and static HTML for your site. Well, there has long been a debate whether it’s best to use WordPress hosting (a database driven CMS) or writing the HTML code yourself using your own framework.
One thing that I have explained or more like complained about in the past are people that pay for or spend countless hours designing a static HTML site and then realize they would like a WordPress blog attached to it. Then they want a WordPress theme to match their site except they don’t want to pay the average $200 for it. I will try to explain that WordPress can run the entire website and act like a static website, not just a blog. But a lot insist on holding onto the HTML template they labored over.
So, if you can’t still decide which one to choose from WordPress vs. HTML, we are here to help you make the best decision.
This post is inspired by a recent client whom I converted a small static HTML site into a WordPress Powered site. When I do such a job or
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