HTML vs WordPress : Best for a Website

The decision to use HTML or WordPress for your website is a choice that comes down to a few factors. Coding the website on your own is a lot tougher that using a template to build it – the kind provided by WordPress. It all depends on what you expect your website to achieve for you and the skills you may possess to design it. Of course, there are some professional companies that can help you set up your website, based on your particular requirements and needs, and they could provide suggestions regarding the format that would be best for your business and website.

When you start to build your own website from scratch, – that is custom build it – you have complete control over how it would look and function. It is however, a lot of hard work and many aspects need looking into but such the ‘owner’ would be able to adjust it whenever and however required. WordPress on the other hand, has a number of canned functionalities and if your website fits any of the archetypes offered, you can save a lot of time and effort and yet come up with a professional and efficient website. It all depends on the level and extent of customization you would require. For a site that needs a number of functions (that may not be offered by WordPress), then creating your own website would be the way to go. However, if web coding were not ‘your thing’ then using WordPress would be ideal.

In addition, if your website may not require to be changed, or need active and constantly updated content, then HTML would be the best choice. This is not only great value on your money, but also offers customization flexibility. For those who do not mind an incremental cost or lesser customization options and have limited website building skills, WordPress is the option for them. The website would be interactive and it would be possible to change it by updating content to garner more interest from ‘visitors’.

Pros and Cons

WordPress: Pros

  • Enables even new designers and lay people to create a website with minimal effort.
  • The templates are self-explanatory and need the person to simply follow the steps of drop and drag – for each element.
  • Many pre-canned templates to choose from – often, all that is required to make your website look complete is to make a few changes in text or pictures already present in the template.
  • Many pre-canned templates to choose from – often, all that is required to make your website look complete is to make a few changes in text or pictures already present in the template.
  • The website created through it, can be updated as often as required – post new content,updated existing content, change pictures and other such dynamic functionalities.
  • >No need for technical skills to create a website through WordPress.

WordPress: Cons

  • The features of a WordPress website cannot be customized to suit individuals preferences and specifications, even when the changes may be required

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