What Is The Best Platform For Salespage, Wordpress or HTML Site

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I'm confuse to use wordpress or html on my salespage and squeeze page. Which one better, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each platform?
#html #platform #salespage #site #squeeze page #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    HTML isn't a platform, it's a type of language used to build websites.

    HTML is what you would call "open source", which allows you more flexibility but it's also more complex than using WordPress.

    As you seem to be clueless about HTML, you should use WordPress as it's far less technical for building pages from scratch.

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    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Morna Donaghue
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    What Daniel said. But I'd like to just emphasize that Wordpress is really easy to use and they even have BoldGrid now which is even easier to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author masterstone
      Originally Posted by Morna Donaghue View Post

      What Daniel said. But I'd like to just emphasize that Wordpress is really easy to use and they even have BoldGrid now which is even easier to use.
      wha is boldgrid, is it new feature on wordpress, or it's a third party plugin?
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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    Originally Posted by masterstone View Post

    I'm confuse to use wordpress or html on my salespage and squeeze page. Which one better, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each platform?
    Wordpress is a content management system that allows you to add new content and pages even if you have no technical background. HTML can be a good choice for a static website that doesn't need to be changed often.
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    • Profile picture of the author masterstone
      Originally Posted by Verdatti View Post

      Wordpress is a content management system that allows you to add new content and pages even if you have no technical background. HTML can be a good choice for a static website that doesn't need to be changed often.
      thanks. i will use wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author gweijie
    wordpress is by far the fastest way to get things going! I highly recommend it. If you want to throw something together from scratch, you really need to know what you are doing or hire someone to do it for you
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  • Profile picture of the author bella14
    wordpress, joomla, drupal. there are many options. but magento is the most secure one. its up to you which platform you want to use. if you are a developer, why don't you use codeignitor framework and build your own custom website or web app.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    I have been using optimize press for years. Simple and easy and the pages get indexed via google which is a nice benefit.
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    • Profile picture of the author masterstone
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      I have been using optimize press for years. Simple and easy and the pages get indexed via google which is a nice benefit.
      Optimize press is expensive
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  • Profile picture of the author jurojin
    I would go with HTML if you know a bit about coding, or you can go for a paid solution like instapage, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Using Wordpress for a static site that won't change or be added to regularly is like hunting quail with a bazooka.

    If all you want is a sales page, squeeze page, and the handful of supporting pages, do it in HTML. It's faster, more secure and far less maintenance intensive. There's no keeping up with updates to the core program, database structures, themes, plugins.

    There are lots of free templates available at sites like Open Source Web Design - Download free web design templates.. Find one you like and spend 30 minutes on YouTube learning how to update the content to what you want and link the pages together.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      Using Wordpress for a static site that won't change or be added to regularly is like hunting quail with a bazooka.
      and by the time they finish trying to find the right plugins, how to use them and fight with wordpress to put things where they want them they could have learned enough HTML to do that and more.

      This isn't even the days of old with HTML starting from scratch. With frameworks like Bootstrap etc changing html designs is relatively easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    First, you need to understand that WordPress is simply a tool to create HTML sites.

    As John said (just above), it can be much less labor intensive to "roll your own".

    Besides the long term maintenance issues he raised...
    take a retrospective look at the number of threads here on the WF where someone is trying to figure out how to create a squeeze page using WordPress (or which plugin is best for that purpose), or a standalone salespage, etc. Or which theme to use for a particular layout, etc. Look at how many "hacked" sites that are reported were WordPress sites. Look at how often a WordPress user asks for help in speeding up his/her site.

    Often, the theme/plugin you may have purchased becomes no longer supported. Begin the cycle all over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I'm very familiar with website structure so i'm proficient in HTML - and Wordpress.

    But i think you should use Wordpress. There so many great plugins, plus it makes it easy for you to design a beautiful website within a matter of hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Lauder
    Nobody has mentioned page Load speed in this thread yet so I thought I'd chime in.

    Every microsecond counts, even more so on salespages, html is much faster than WP, and I don't care how optimised your hosting is, html wins every time.

    So if you can make the effort, and learn the core features of html, then have a cigar on me, you are now ahead of your competition.

    Of course, you could go 50/50 and create the page in WP then have it converted at Fiverr.

    To your success...

    Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author marks2424
    I don't believe there is such a thing as best because there are so many great web editors out there, it ends up being a preference of how easy something is for you to learn and the features that program offers. Of course price can be a factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    I like using Optimize Press to build my squeeze pages. It's only like $97. Probably the best investment I've ever made.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
      @ tyronne78

      What is the yearly renewal fee if you want continued support and updates?

      Also if you decide to never pay a yearly fee can you take your current squeeze pages and keep them and edit them in an HTML editor?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gibson
    My Experience with WordPress:

    1- My first experience I purchased a WordPress theme from a well known developer and spend several weeks getting my site up and running and several months later, out of the blue, the developer decided to stop supporting and updating the theme and so I was stuck and had to transfer everything over to an html site.

    2- My second experience I paid a fairly large fee to get all the WordPress themes from another well known developer and it was stated that the fee was for lifetime support and updates but the developer decided to require a yearly fee to keep the themes updated so all the time and money I spent went down the drain because I didn't want to be held hostage in that if I didn't continue forever paying a yearly fee I would lose the support and updates to the themes.

    3- My third and final experience. I do admit there are a lot of well designed WordPress themes out there and I have given some thought on possibly signing up for a developer who requires that I pay a yearly fee to keep the themes updated and receive support but I keep reminding myself that if I ever decide to stop paying the yearly fee, my themes will not get the necessary updates. When using WordPress you have to keep in mind that WordPress is constantly putting out updates and so the theme developer and Plugin developers will have to constantly update their products or you could likely fun into some serious problems. Also a lot of WordPress theme developers will stop supporting some of their previous themes and leave you out in the cold and all the time and effort you put into that theme could very well cost you a lot of lost business or traffic if the theme becomes broken due to an update form WordPress.


    My experience with HTML:

    It took me some time to learn HTML but once you learn it you can customize your themes as much as you like. I've had HTML sites up and running that were created using HTIML version 2 and 3 that still ran fine without any issues even though HTML 5 is out now. With HTML I don't have to worry about relying on several different developers to keep their products updated in order for my site to run smoothly.

    Also with HTML you can preview your changes and customization's offline before uploading the site to your server and if the developer never updates the HTML theme it is no big deal. I've never had an HTML theme break or stop working because of a new version of HTML or anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author albaser
    Wordpress is the best platform for it's ease of use. There is also plenty of free information out there to help you with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavisBrown
    As a WordPress Developer and blogger, I always recommend everybody to use WordPress.
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    • Profile picture of the author FayeAnne
      Originally Posted by DavisBrown View Post

      As a WordPress Developer and blogger, I always recommend everybody to use WordPress.
      Do you have recommendations for a few easy Wordpress themes (but clean, responsive) for an amazon affiliate site?
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  • Profile picture of the author dawoodkhan97
    I recommend going with Optimizepress
    It is super easy to use and is
    completely DRAG N DROP.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by DavisBrown View Post

    As a WordPress Developer and blogger, I always recommend everybody to use WordPress.
    There's a real shocker...

    Funny how my local Ford dealer recommends Fords for everybody. But buying a Ford to commute a couple of blocks when a bicycle or even a good pair of shoes would do the trick is overkill.

    I'm not knocking Wordpress - I use it a lot. But sometimes a tool like WP is overkill.
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