There are 2 ways to create a website CMS (dynamic and advanced projects) HTML (static sites)
7 versions released Invented in early 1990s The first tool for website building
Main HTML Advantages Supported by almost every browser No risk of database crushing Strong security (HTML-based sites are difficult to hack) Time saving (HTML pages take less time to load than web pages)
The Disadvantages of HTML Requires strong coding skills Hard to customize No plugins available Difficult to make design changes
Free and open-source CMS solution based on PHP and MySQL Launched in 2003 26 versions
Extremely user-friendly • Easy to upgrade • Good choice for beginners and professionals alike Proclaimed WordPress Benefits Gazillion of plugins • Possibility to change the look and feel as required • Great tools for SEO optimization Large and active community
WordPress’ Downsides Vulnerability to common Web attacks Inconsistent tutorials Incomplete documentation
In a nutshell both HTML and WordPress have its pros and cons, but if you want a web site which is: • easier to operate • more versatile and dynamic • more cost efficient your tool of choice should be WordPress. Excited to switch to WordPress? Check out CMS2CMS automated migration service.