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Does anybody still work with raw html?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zigzag, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. zigzag

    zigzag Registered Member

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    I started affiliate marketing back in '03. Back than if you didn't learn basic html and worked off a template to make a site and didn't know how to use ftp, more than likely your affiliate marketing journey would end there. I was pretty successful from '03-'10 and lived off the income I made online, but unfortunately my income dried up in '10. I started an offline business which makes me enough to live off of for the last few years and I want to get back into affiliate marketing.

    But there's no information anywhere in the affiliate marketing community about working with raw html. Everybody and there mother uses wordpress and 99% of the plugins only work with wordpress.

    Maybe some of you older members remember programs such as 'traffic equalizer', 'traffic on steroids', 'rss equalizer', maybe some of you learned from people like james martell or phil wiley. This was all stuff you would build your sites with on your computer and then use ftp to upload your pages (just so you know these programs are now useless that stopped working to game g00gle years and years ago)

    I never took the time to learn wordpress and looking at other WP sites, honestly I kind of don't like how wordpress links everything together, post go under category pages and then eventually the post gets pushed back and buried like a cheap article directory, no wonder everybody is going crazy about links to rank, WP has a super shitty way of structuring you pages. I don't know maybe I'm wrong and maybe you can make wordpress work the way you want it to, I've never messed around with it, but it seems that 95% of everybody now uses wordpress. Is this because wordpress works? or is it because 95% of people wouldn't know what there looking at and what to do if they were to look under the hood and open up a template in dreamweaver?
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not sure what the question is. Plenty of people still work with html and if you prefer that then use it.
    But at the end of the day it is what your audience/customers want that matters, people are used to dynamic websites and WP is one of the easiest ways of building one.
    Having said that, you can use whatever technology you want.
     
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  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    BTW, you can learn the basics of WP in a weekend.

    Set up a free blog on Wordpress.com and learn about posts, pages, widgets etc.
    https://wordpress.com/

    Net weekend buy some cheap hosting and install wordpress (most hosts will provide one click installs or download it from Wordpress.org)
    https://wordpress.org/

    Mess around with it and by the end of the month you should be able to build at least a semi decent site.

    If WP is not for you then there are plenty of other CMS's out there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_frameworks
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=list+cms
     
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    People still use html when customizing their wordpress pages, using both together is a powerful tool.
     
  5. june007

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    Wordpress is more easy man, you can install many plugin in to your website, and many of them are free.
     
  6. brkseven

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    I agree, nothing beats a static site in pure and direct html, but it strictly depends on the type of site that you're building, whether one option is better than the other. Remember that there are other CMS which are lighter and better in many ways and can satisfy the requirements of projects and websites without the "weight" of a full WP site or the "stiffness" of a static straight html site. What are your priorities? What is your industry? What is your strategy?

    Good luck!
     
  7. frenchboy

    frenchboy Power Member

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    learning wordpress is like saying learning email.
     
  8. niel96

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    Most people use wordpress because it's so damn easy to use. If i was you i would spend a few days trying wordpress if you don't like it use html.
     
  9. dodoboy

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    dat is very old techno
    it being caught by today standar
     
  10. Wordpress is very handy, very powerful, but it's not easy from the start. One little mess up and you're are fucked, the whole site doesn't load because of a line. You must know your php if you want to edit stuff and a decent amount of sql to deal with the database accordingly. You must wrestle with themes sometimes to make them yours. You must know the file structure within the wordpress folder and how files relate so you can edit files and backup your stuff. You need to have your list of plugins that work for what you want to do, and that, only experience will tell. But thank god for plugins.

    But once you're past the learning curve, there is almost nothing you can't do given the amount of content that is often given for free in form of plugins and themes and whatnot.

    However I'm always end up inserting some raw html code tags in the making because I don't know other way to do so.

    <marquee>So yes, to answer OP's question.</marquee>
     
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  11. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    SEO has changed. Websites have changed. Times have changed.

    As far as Wordpress is concerned, there are several guides here about getting started with Wordpress. There are other guides here dedicated to fixing any issues Wordpress may have, such as my Wordpress Speed guide.

    I get that you might want to still work with HTML; I personally liked building sites in Dreamweaver (mine were terrible), but as Wilson said, at the end of the day it's what your audience wants.
     
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  12. MonsterMag

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    There you pretty much answered yourself:
    You didn't 'go with the flow', probably a reason (if not THE reason) why your income dried up.

    If you don't like Wordpress, you can just pay someone to create your own CMS. I was working with different custom coded CMS since 2004. They are set up to the point what I need them for.
     
  13. collegeguys4

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    I still work in html for some projects. There has been a slight boom in static html site generators over the last few years. Jekyl and Hugo to name a few.

    I think you get way more control over things such as open graph and optimizations when you stick with html. But wordpress gets you up and running faster and its all about launching.
     
  14. redarrow

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    I worked with html for years and then tried
    wordpress it like childs play , what makes it so
    easy is all the plugins , for example the seo plugin toast
    would take years to program somthink like thay
    but i understand seo and html make the wordpress even more
    powefull me adding my own seo twist.

    html is the backbone to all lanuages so yes it get used heavly daily
    but wordpress helps to make html work faster with it plugins.
     
  15. Rajesh077

    Rajesh077 Newbie

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    Am new here can some one help me to grow here I have lot of business here help me grow with me
    Yes I need some one who write some motivate PPT PPT content images/text not videos 1$ per PPT PPT content at least 15 slides

    I have 20 people of team designers, web developers with advanced level skpe rajesh07758
     
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    When I'm working on an app, yes. I work with pure HTML in my text editor. When I'm working on a content site, I'll pop open a window in the cms, whether it's wordpress, craft, whatever, and I'll put my HTML in there.
     
  17. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    I still use plain HTML, it's ideal for landing pages or knocking up quick websites for testing purposes.

    Not everything is suitable for a CMS.
     
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    Of course, it's a lot more secure as well.
     
  19. Draculax

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    I still use 'plain html' when writing custom code, however if publishing of content is required wordpress it the king.
     
  20. towelfox

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    Have a look at octobercms. Its my platform of choice and I'm considering breaking up my swiss army knife plugin into chunks and putting them out there probably for free.

    Fwiw, one of my favourite things to do is mess about with RSS feeds and turn them into auto generated pages. I can gen a page, send it to my phone for approval and tweaking and publish. Right now I'm doing this with amazon, commission junction, rakuten, affilinet, awin, hub traffic, various other x sites and whatever floats my boat. Effectively my computer tells me what to do, partly does it for me and then waits for me to finish off. Dont hate technology!