Making your own website is not a big deal, indeed! Yes, though some of you, who are less up-to-date with the latest happenings in the web world, may object the statement, the process of creating one website for your professional or personal use has become entirely different than before as well as damn easy. Unlike you might have guessed, it’s a matter of minutes or hours to build your website while you make use of famous as well as easy-to-use CMS (Content Management Systems), Blogging platforms, and simple but damn useful online website builder. Obviously, these kinds of innovations have helped in enriching the contents in web as well as the web itself.
Well, there is a small problem about that thing! Regardless the features and simplicity offered by CMSs and blogging platforms like your favourite WordPress or Joomla, both sections – using CMSs and hard-coding your site using HTML – have their sides of pros and cons. Hence, you should be much concerned before using either HTML or CMS in order to build your desired website. Here, we would like to explore the various sections of building your website and updating it, in order to find out the optimum solution to create your own website or blogs.
Is the Process Simple
Yes, it is when considering the case of CMSs and blogging platforms. As you know, you just need the knowledge of a newbie internet user to build a website or blog using WordPress or other CMSs. Though there might be a small issue with setting up the web host, everything else is like a piece of cake while you use CMS. You just have to install your favourite CMS, install one theme and add required information in a compact and rather easy way! Apparently, these tasks will not take more than a few hours from your busy clock. After all, you have no plays with code, which is a big deal to a newbie blogger who do not like codes.
When it comes to the case of using HTML or other hard-coding methods to power up your website, as you know, all these things are different but seem as matter of time and hard work. Nevertheless the web-programming language you use, it requires a noticeable amount of time as well as tedious work. On top of all, it requires your coding skills, with which not everyone is gifted. In addition, the same problem of duration and hard work is here when you have to update information on your site whereas in CMS it takes only seconds. Hence, if you neither interested to spend a lot of time or hard work, you should definitely go for the CMS section because it just makes sense for busy people.
Well, Want to Customize
So, being a global fact, nothing is perfect fact is applicable for this topic as well. Though CMSs won the section of the process simplicity, this is where it fails because it comes pre-loaded with codes. Because of the already-built UI and other stuffs of CMSs, you cannot customize CMS-powered websites that much though some useful plug-ins are there for editing codes in your WordPress blog or site. Hence, we would have to conclude that CMSs or blogging platforms do not allow you to play with codes and hence to customize.
On the other hand, when we consider the case of hard-coded websites, the things are entirely inverse. Since you are the one, who define things in the website, you have the priceless ability to do whatever you would like to. You can add whatever you want and do the opposite too; there are no preset codes or functions, you should keep in mind for editing your site or blog. So, if you are concerned about the huge ability of editing your site for your own, you should just go for the hard-coded section.
SEO & Marketing Make Sense
Without considering the niche or intention of your website or blog, marketing is an inevitable thing, indeed! In that sense, we would like to reach on a neutral platform because you can play with SEO-based codes in the HTML-based site whereas using awesome plug-ins for your CMS. So, you can choose according to your wish in this section. So, this is where both CMS and hard coding tie up.
Therefore, we have to conclude that CMS is better for your website, unless you want to customize it widely! Well, which platform do you use for building your site or blog? Do let us know via comments and we are waiting for them eagerly.