November 7, 2019
6 min Read
November 7, 2019
6 min Read
WordPress and HTML are the two most common camps of website creators.
If you never coded before, the concept of creating a website from scratch using HTML can seem really difficult. Fortunately for today, WordPress exists and allows you to manage content easily without any HTML knowledge.
However, both WordPress and HTML have their own pros and cons depending on your needs.
This article will help you make an informed decision.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows users to easily create, manage, and modify website content using admin area specifically designed to be user-friendly. It doesn’t require users to understand coding to start using it.
More than 30% of all websites on the internet use WordPress, thus, it makes WordPress the most well-known CMS on the market. It is used by massive media companies, such as The New York Times, MTV News and many others.
Keep in mind that there are two different WordPress platforms, namely WordPress.org and WordPress.com. It is important not to confuse both of them.
WordPress.org is an open-source CMS. It is here where you can download the software and find plenty of free plugins and themes. It is also the one that you should choose if you want to create a website and have the ability to freely choose your own domain and sign up for a web hosting service.
Meanwhile, WordPress.com is a self-hosted version of WordPress. While it is easier to use, there are some limitations of how freely you can manage your content.
Let’s have a look at some pros and cons that WordPress has:
HTML or Hyper-Text Markup Language is a markup language containing tags that are used to classify elements on a website page.
CSS helps visually style the basic structure classified by HTML and it controls how the content’s layout is formatted and presented to the users.
Apart from this, WordPress actually can be generated with HTML as a static website.
It will allow you to manage your content as easy as in WordPress but will publish everything as a static HTML website accompanied with a fast page load speed.
Let’s take a look at HTML’s pros and cons to differentiate it better.
So, after learning both the pros and cons of WordPress and HTML, have you got a clearer idea of which one is better for your website?
If your site requires no updates, regular changes, or any additional content, HTML is a better choice as it will make your website perform faster.
If you want to grow your business website, and constantly update it, then WordPress is the best choice. Why so?
With WordPress, you can maintain your website by yourself, even without any technical skills. You can also create content and pages that you need whenever you want. Moreover, there are plenty of plugins to power your site’s functions and grow your business, for example:
See? You can make the most of your online marketing strategy to generate leads, regularly engage with your customers, and make sales simply by using WordPress plugins.
So, if you want to start making a website, you have to choose between WordPress or HTML.
If you want to make a WordPress powered website, all you have to do is to find a hosting provider.
As we can see, deciding on whether to choose WordPress or HTML as the foundation for your website will depend on what your main goal is. Here’s a quick recap of what we covered in this article:
WordPress offers many options despite it being free and open-source:
While HTML allows you to control everything on your website, there some aspects that you need to consider before you decide using it:
Therefore, if you want to build a website that does not require any content changes or updates, static HTML is a good choice. But, WordPress is a perfect pick if you want to expand your site by adding content on a regular basis.
So, have you made your decision? Let us know in the comments!
September 20, 2019
Great Read! I wanted to use something that would show off my coding skills for the sake of a portfolio. I think I will go the HTML route and make a "dummy/fake" website. Thank You for sharing your knowledge -Carmen
Replied on September 24, 2019
Hey Carmen, Thank you for your feedback!
October 23, 2019
I was losing faith in WordPress due to so many issues, but this article helped me realize a few things - thank you.