Today we are addressing the worldwide debate: WordPress websites vs. HTML websites. Which should you have built for your business, and why. Many people do not realize what a difference the two have when it comes to getting your website in front of customers, keeping it modern, and staying ahead in such a competitive marketplace. As the times change in the world we live in today, so is the technology and it is important to keep that in mind.
If you are familiar with RHD, you know that building websites is something we take seriously! We strive to give our clients a unique, personalized online presence with top of the line website designs. If you are in the market for a new website, fill out our Request a Quote form here to get started.
As I mentioned, times have changed – and guess what, so has RHD. We have been in business over twenty years now! It is crazy to think how fast time flies. When we first got started, HTML was the way to go. At the time, we built all of our websites within the HTML format. Today, we build our websites in WordPress. In this post, we will tell you exactly why that is and why we encourage those of you with HTML websites to consider an upgrade to WordPress.
If you are a frequent to our blog, you know that a few weeks ago we discussed how important it is to have a website that is mobile friendly. There is no denying that everyone (and we mean everyone), is on their phone more than they might like to admit. You want your website to be easily accessible to potential customers and using WordPress is one way to do that! Did you know that most HTML websites do not populate properly on mobile devices? WordPress websites adjust to the size of the screen you are viewing on so that nobody misses a thing! Buttons, forms, and other features are much more easily accessible as well.
More Modern, Updated Look
Another advantage of WordPress is the ability to easily customize your websites look and features. If you compare an HTML website to a WordPress website, chances are, even if you know nothing about website design – you will be able to tell the difference. Large photos, videos, and audio are just a few things that set the two apart. The options are pretty endless when it comes to making your WordPress website come to life! You can view our online gallery here to take a look at some new designs we have worked on recently.
Cool New Features
Did you know that there are thousands of plugins available for WordPress users? Maps, custom calendars, dealer locators – you name it! WordPress allows its users the option to add different types of plugins and features that make newer websites stand out amongst an older HTML format. Live Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds are also big hit with RHD customers!
Faster Updates with RHD
The WordPress platform makes updating your website so much easier – not only for us, but for you as well! At RHD, we are extremely proud of our updates system. Most of our website updates are completed SAME DAY! We guarantee a 3-5 business day turnaround on those, unless you are still on the HTML platform. In this case, updates can take anywhere from 7-10 days.As you can see, HTML and WordPress might both give you a website, but the results of that website are completely different! Maybe you’ve read this post and can’t make sense of it – or maybe you are just still wondering if WordPress is for you? Don’t fret! Fill out our online form and a member of our sales team will get back with you as soon as possible.