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Wordpress vs Static HTML Sites
Wordpress vs HTML
Truegho

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 1:40 am on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Which do you think is the preferred option to set up niche websites quickly and profitably - Wordpress or Static HTML?

Many speak highly of Wordpress, and so am contemplating scrapping fiddly HTML coding and going over to Wordpress.

Your thoughts, please.

 

Webwork

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 3:16 am on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Quickly? Either HTML or Wordpress.

Profitably? Neither has anything to do with profitability, unless your selling something directly tied to WP - such as themes, plugins, etc.

Truegho

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 11:38 am on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

But they say that Wordpress is more easy in regard to building search engine optimised pages, don't they? They have this search engine optimise plug in, I'm told.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 11:24 pm on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

They have this search engine optimise plug in, I'm told.

Use this plugin and your site is guaranteed to land on page 1 within a month after launch? I've got a bridge you might be interested in.

What does it really do? Probably things like "Nuh-uh, you've already used that title for six other pages, you gotta come up with a different one."

Truegho

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 1:09 am on Sep 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Lucy24

So Wordpress sounds ideal for me, to judge by your laudatory comments. Oh yes please - I would DEFINITELY be interested in that bridge you mentioned. How do I get it?

londrum

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 11:00 am on Sep 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

in my experience, there is just as much coding to do with wordpress as there is with a static html site. because if you dont do your own coding then you'll be stuck with one of the generic templates that everybody uses.

if you're just planning on a blog that posts a few new things, and archives the old ones, then that probably wont be a problem. but eventually you'll want to start expanding the site to do other stuff, and that's when you need to learn how to code. you cant just rely on plugins, because a lot of them break when wordpress is updated.

but wordpress is good though. i'm still glad i used it.

Truegho

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 12:45 pm on Sep 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Cheers. I am a pretty good HTML anyway, so I don't I would have much of a problem there.

As I am unemployed and fed up with getting job rejections - or, most of the time, no replies at all - I am now contemplating setting up my own business building a chain of sites, with Wordpress, which will hopefully become sufficiently profitable to enable me to sign off the dole. Not easy, though, finding a load of good, profitable niches!

Has anybody heard of Micro Niche Finder? That is supposed to be very good for finding new ideas for niche sites.

mack

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Msg#: 4360761 posted 5:51 pm on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

A CMS via Static pages is 6 of one and half a dozen of the other scenario. Profitability has nothing to do with the technology you use to create your site, it is entirely about what you do to get people to your site and what you do to convert users to customers.

From a simplicity point of view a CMS such as Wordpress can be ideal. But when you take simplicity you do loose some control. With a static page everything is exactly how you want it, from its look to its code. There is a trade-off with either option, you need to decide what method works best for your specific situation.

Mack.

timsoulo



 
Msg#: 4360761 posted 9:17 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Worpress is a CMS... HTML is DOITYOURSELF.

the choice should definitely be Wordpress :) and one more advice - loads of unique well-written content!

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