Building A Website_ HTML Vs Wordpress

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					Building A Website? HTML Vs. Wordpress
So you want to build a website. Should you go with simple HTML or use a platform
like Wordpress. The ultimate answer lies in the question, “What do you want to do
with your site?” Let’s look at some advantages held by each option.

1) Updates – How often do you plan to update the site, and who will be doing the
updates? Wordpress has a supreme advantage over a straight HTML site when it
comes to updates. Not only is it an open-source platform that allows you to use
multiple programming languages, so you get all the bells and whistles (HTML, PHP,
MySQL, ASP, etc), but it is also user friendly for those who don’t know
programming code. In other words, if you are creating the site for someone other
than an online marketing agency and you want them to be able them to be able to
update the site themselves, Wordpress gives them the flexibility to do so. Of
course, you still need to create anything major, but the user will be able to update
the blog, add pages and make basic updates without bothering you.

One point to Wordpress.

2) Bandwidth – Because Wordpress offers so much, it’s a big platform. This means
it takes up a lot of bandwidth. Simple HTML sites tend to take up less space. But
ultimately, the extra bandwidth is no big deal if you are prepared for it – just make
sure you are prepared for it!

Half a point to HTML – HTML is smaller and leaner, but it isn’t really much of an
advantage if you are prepared.

3) Plug ins – One of the great advantages of Wordpress is that because so many
people use this universal platform, new plug ins are created almost daily. Instead of
reinventing the wheel, find a plug in that does what you are looking for and with a
few clicks you’re in business. Plug ins can be used to add social media marketing,
SEO tools, display images, improve security, add forms, embed videos, lock out
spammers and more. Yes, you can do all of these things with HTML, but you have
to write the code and hope you don’t make a mistake in your code throwing the
whole code off.

One point to Wordpress.

4) Security – With hackers around every corner, this continues to be an issue for all
websites, regardless of how they are built. However, the advantage goes to HTML
on this one. It is much more difficult to hack a site that has been individually coded
in HTML, though not impossible. If you go the Wordpress route, it is important to
make sure that you keep you with the latest security plug ins.

One point to HTML.

5) SEO – If you are building a website, you probably want people to see it.
Therefore, putting everything else aside, this is the most important aspect of your
website. One of the great features of Wordpress is its ability to integrate SEO into
your site. Yes, you can optimize your website with HTML, but you have to know all
of the important SEO elements and spend time incorporating each one. Since
Wordpress was built as a blogging platform, SEO is kind of built-in (plus there are
tons of plug ins to make it even better). You still have to work on SEO, but since
Google loves new content and Wordpress makes adding new content a breeze the
SEO advantage goes to Wordpress.

One point to Wordpress.

If you have been keeping tally, then you know Wordpress came out on top. With its
flexibility for design and ease to update plus its SEO capabilities and all of the plug
ins available, Wordpress comes out on top. So, if you are building a website, check
it out.

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