January 15, 2015
Whether you’re running a small business or you’re the head honcho of a successful corporation, making sure your business’s website is easy to update and edit is probably going to be one of the more important marketing decisions of the year. And when that decision surrounds using one of two foundations, WordPress or HTML, the decision should ALWAYS boil down to logic.
The intense debate over WordPress vs HTML has always be ongoing however, nowadays more and more webmasters and web developers have been leaning towards WordPress, and for valid reasons too. Given the fact that there has been an apparent tilt towards the user-friendliness and versatility of WordPress, we thought we’d help you understand why.
Here are our reasons that should be convincing enough to help you understand why you should choose a WordPress website over an HTML website:
1. WordPress is a foundation that is much more suited to creating feature-rich websites as opposed to HTML’s static and some-what boring presences which is burdened by constraints and limitations. There is also a the concern for the lack of flexibility supported by HTML, rendering it unable to adapt to the variable of requirements and trends continuing to appear in the web industry.
2. In this day and age, there is no need to have to use complex editing programs to update websites…unless your website is an HTML website. The headaches that accompany an HTML powered website, are the painful hours (and days) of the self-educating you’ll need to undertaker to familiarise yourself with editing programs such as Adobe’s DreamWeaver (a tool that isn’t easy to master). There is an altogether different level of training for gaining an expertise over them, and it only leads to more invested time and efforts. With WordPress, however, it is incredible how a novice can easily update and edit the website content without having to code whatsoever. The joy of WordPress is that it’s powered by the WYSIWYG editor, a perfect answer to any kind of editing software that exists out there.
3. Your web developer will/should vouch for CMSs (Content Management Systems), particularly WordPress, when it comes to the prospect of working on a website that requires frequent updates to its content. Whether you’re running an eCommerce website with new products needing to be adding weekly, or a blog that is updated daily or any site that you wish to have control over, WordPress will make it a breeze. Adding new pages, posts, new content and images without the hassle is WordPress’s draw, and something which HTML can’t boast of. WordPress also features a drag and drop functionality that allows for easy integration of social media tools, SEO modules and shopping cart extensions at the click of a button. Another draw card for a WordPress website is that adding of internal links which automatically update themselves when any page or post is deleted from your blog. This ensures the reduction of 404 errors.
4. It’s common knowledge that the larger a website is, more tedious it becomes to handle using HTML (it is close to impossible to create a large website with HTML in the first place). However, with the the organisational structure that is incorporated into the framework of a WordPress website, that tediousness becomes a simple few-clicks task. Its hard to imagine WordPress’s simplicity was shrouded with misconception just several years ago as websites were more or less based on HTML and had a whole team to manage its updates.
5. One of the main reasons that has allowed WordPress to rise above HTML websites is its remarkable plugins and extensions that significantly reduce the total effort tenfold. Writing a long-winded code for every feature you wish to add to the website is a thing of the past. With WordPress, all you have to do is simply install your chosen plugin and it will take care of the rest. You’d be surprised by how many plugins you can get your hands on for the most exclusive features you’d think of adding to your website.
It goes to show that for not only web developers but for business owners, the tide is tilted heavily in favour of WordPress for reasons that make it too easy think twice about having an HTML website. And, if you are interested in converting your website to a WordPress website or would like to have a new website built in WordPress, please contact us via our contact page for more information.