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WordPress vs Html, php & CSS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CynicZ, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. CynicZ

    CynicZ Registered Member

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    Whats the pros and cons of each? I like how regular sites are alot easier to see and navigate all the pages on the user side. but wordpress is alot easier to manage backend.

    if i have over 100 unique articles under 4 different sub niches under 1 broad niche. what would be my best bet
     
  2. stevepmale

    stevepmale Registered Member

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    Wordpress all the way, it's just so easy and almost any customization or mod you require is only an app away.
     
  3. CynicZ

    CynicZ Registered Member

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    alright i just felt as if the user highlighted a word on the navigation bar and had a drop down of all the articles it would be easier
     
  4. kaloyan14

    kaloyan14 Regular Member

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    Hi,
    If you can make professional html + php site - do it!
    WP is not so perfect as people think. WP is just easy to use.
    WP use too many server resources.
    But it's not easy to develop own platform.
    You should be familar with: http requests, on page seo, servers, etc.
    I tried this way with JSF(java web) and JBoss 7 AS. But i have not time to finish this project.
    Because your platform is custom you can make all you want. :) For example my JSF can manage my PBNs. :)

    Regards!
     
  5. mergethegreat

    mergethegreat Junior Member

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    Wordpress if these were my only option but if you are just asking cms (content managment system) vs php, or html sites then I would suggest a cms called Concrete5. That's the one I use for all of my clients. I have to say though wordpress has way more plugins because it was out for quite a bit longer but it's not as intuitive as C5.

    Just an FYI: wordpress is built on php but improved over many years by many devs so while you could actually make the same thing or something better it would take alot of effort.

    Pros of php site: you have complete freedom to make it however you want

    Cons: you have to build it or have someone build it for you

    Pros of html site: fast loading

    Cons: no functionality (forms, surveys,ect) unless you use php or one of the other languages (python, ruby, ect.)

    Pros of Wordpress: lots of functionality without needing to know how to code, updating content without having to enter the code (this can be neutral as well), lots of users so most problems are already resolved somewhere on the net

    Cons: You have to use a theme otherwise you will need to know php to theme your own, you do not have complete freedom

    There are more pros and cons for all of them but those are the immediate ones that came to me.
     
  6. willdunas

    willdunas Registered Member

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    If you are creating a blog, wordpress is the best in my opinion, many plugins and features. It is a bit resource heavy, but if you know your way around html, css, javascript and php you can always create your own theme.

    And wordpress has a multi-site feature which can hep you manage multiple niche related sites.
     
  7. CynicZ

    CynicZ Registered Member

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    id be making a website for a authority type website based on salable products so i can promote amazon and adsense.

    kind of thinking say my page was about health and diseases.
    I could have my homepage explaining about the site then on the navibar have like " Cancers | Foodborne Illness | STD "
    then under each category a drop down menu with more options. so its very easy to navigate
     
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    dbshoupe Registered Member

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    It doesn't matter how awesome your site looks if you can't keep it updated and working. So my vote is for WordPress. Plus you can make WordPress look and feel any way you'd like.
     
  9. CynicZ

    CynicZ Registered Member

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    i have 100 articles and plan on uploading about 10-20 and SEO those to try to rank then add 1-3 articles a week adding each new article to the SEO routine
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Here's a simple answer:

    If you want your site up and running within the next week, use Wordpress. Otherwise, if you want a much more customizable site that will be up within the next few months, build your own using HTML, CSS, and PHP.
     
  11. prosystems

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    I would say go with wordpress if you think there is a good possibility you will be expanding the site for for more uses than just a presentation of text and images. As stated before Wordpress is very flexible and you can add many plugins to facilitate user interaction which will increase your site's following. On the other hand if you know your site is just going to be a static page then I would definitely go with HTML & CSS and PHP for the contact form.
     
  12. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    WordPress is an old, slow platform. In order to configure it to your liking you'll need tons of plugins that will make it even slower.
    On the other hand, it works right out of the box and is easy to manage.

    Its best to start with Wordpress, and when the future starts looking bright switch to a custom made platform.
     
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    If you need More Attractive ---> Just do it in HTML/CSS
    Need More Options/Facilities ----> Go with Wordpress
     
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    WP it's goot solution for creating small projects, but for high loaded projects it's not, also low defence level
     
  15. hieu230592

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    I'm using WP so 1 vote for it. But it's right that WP is just for small projects. Finally if you want to play big then custom platform would be better.