Static Site Vs CMS – Which Is The Best In 2016?

Here is the age old question. Static or CMS.

In this guide, I will give you the pros and cons of both frameworks so you can identify which is the best for you.

 

Static HTML Site

A Static HTML site is nothing more than a collection of files which make up the website. It consists of HTML file pages, a CSS file, images and JS where applicable.

Once these sites have been uploaded to the server where they lie, that is where they stay.

These files should not be edited by anyone who doesnt have coding as a simple deletion or edit could break the whole site or at least a page. So the user cannot make changes, add posts etc.

As technology moves on these sites still stay “static” and will age over time but will not keep up with the times in terms of technology advancements.

The static sites are relatively cheap to customise.

 

CMS

So why is a CMS a better option?

The first and most important reason it is better is because it is Dynamic. Which means it will keep changing and will keep up with technology. These, plugins and the frameworks of the CMS (WordPress, Joomla etc.) also update. Which means better security and an optimised site.

The other major reason it is better is because it allows the user to make (restricted) amendments to the site without the fear of breaking it. For example, a user can add and delete blog posts, pages (to an extent), a gallery and can also explore plugins.

A custom design on a CMS can be quite expensive. However, the pro to that is the fact that there are a tonne of good themes out there which you can customise to your liking (without coding knowledge).

 

So there you have it, a good comparison covering the basics.

Please let me know how I did here.

 

WordPress – Why It Is The Best CMS Around!

WordPress is a blessing. It really is THAT amazing!

Why is it so damn cool?

WordPress was originally meant to be a blogging platform. It was originally ONLY a platform for blogging. It was accepted with open arms by internet users and bloggers.

The reason it was accepted so well is because it really is a very easy CMS to use. You literally install it, and its self explanatory.

Of course there are many, many tutorials out there which show you how to use the platform.

The WordPress is very safe. Of course, as with anything, the strength of security lies in the passwords etc. used.

With WordPress, you can get many different types of plugins to add to your website. These give you various added features which does not come with WordPress natively.

WordPress is liked by search engines because the information their robots are looking for on the web, is easily accessible. Not only that, it is light and aesthetically pleasing.

Find more information on WordPress here.