May 7, 2015
How Popular is WordPress?
According to Google’s statistics, 74,652,825 sites on the web are currently running on WordPress. When considering only self-hosted sites, WordPress accounts for 18.9% of all websites. Because it has grown into such a popular blogging tool and content management system, many web developers believe WordPress to be the platform for everyone. Let’s take a look at a comparison between a WordPress site and a simple HTML site.
Why is WordPress so Popular?
When should you consider building an HTML site?
While there are exceptions, building a website with HTML is much easier and requires less effort and background knowledge. If your website doesn’t need to store any information or perform any dynamic functions such as creating calendar events or blog posts, an HTML site should suit you just fine. Also, HTML websites are typically much smaller than WordPress sites if you have limited storage available on your hosting account. Their relatively small size also allows HTML sites to render faster in your browser. Overall, you should consider building an HTML site if your website doesn’t need to change or generate content.
All in All, WordPress is an exceptional platform for diverse web development. With so many elegant features out there, WordPress can help you create a modern looking site with relative ease. However, if you are just looking to create a static billboard site, HTML is the way to go. At Get Found, our opinion is to first determine what features you would like to include on your website. If your needs are basic, HTML is probably a better solution. However, if in the future you want to be able to add more robust features, it may be a good idea to start with WordPress.