HTML Sites/Templates vs WordPress
You should think twice about using HTML templates for your website today.
In the late 90's and early 2000's creating a website using HTML templates was very common.
Most people used software like Notepad, FrontPage, Homesite and Dreamweaver to create and manage their templates and web pages.
However, times have changed.
More and more people are developing their websites with WordPress because of the ease, access to more designs and amazing functionality that you are not going to get with an HTML website.
For example you can add shopping carts, social sharing buttons, chat features, online submission forms, photo galleries and all kinds of interactivity to your site by simply installing a free plugin.
It's sooooooooooo much easier with WordPress compared to adding all this to an HTML site... especially if you are not a programmer.
AND newer WordPress themes are mobile friendly. This is important because Google will penalize sites (ranking them lower) if they are not mobile friendly.
A mobile friendly (responsive) theme will automatically adjust when viewed on a smaller device like a tablet or smartphone. Learn more.
And the biggest benefit? You don't have to know hardly anything about code to create and edit your site. To publish a page, you just hit "Publish."
WordPress has a built-in WYSIWYG editor that allows you to create links on your pages, add sub titles, bullets, images and more.
WordPress is free when you get a paid hosting plan. If you host your site with WebsitePalace.com I'll provide you with a free video to show you how to use WordPress. (It's on the order confirmation page.) So just choose a domain name, sign up with a hosting plan and you're ready to go!
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to use.
Have you been convinced to try WordPress yet? Start here!
HTML Sites/Templates Don't Have Comments
If you want people to be able to comment on your HTML site, you will need PHP.
So that either means converting your site to PHP or adding on some PHP script/add on to make comments work.
What a pain!
WordPress websites are already coded in PHP and your site comes with comment functionality automatically. You can also turn them off if you wish.
I know you came here because you wanted to download some free HTML templates, but I wanted you to see why HTML sites are a dying breed.
- WordPress is extremely flexible.
- It's free with paid hosting (you have to have hosting to launch your site anyway)
- You can choose from thousands of free designs Adding on additional functionality (forums, shopping carts, social applications) takes seconds
- Because more people are moving toward WordPress, support is readily available
- Should you decide to use WordPress, you can get my free WordPress guide and video if you host your site at Website Palace.
The download to the eBook is on the order confirmation page.
Any Downsides to Using WordPress?
Yes. As you know, there are always pluses and minuses with any choice.
Because WordPress is written in PHP, that does make it more vulnerable to exploits.
However, there are tons of security plugins you can install to harden your WordPress site. I certainly wouldn't let that discourage you from using the most powerful website building platform around.
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