WP sites vs HTML sites for clients

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Hey Offliners -

Anyone have a preference for the type of website that you can develop for clients? I've had many businesses ask me about redoing their main websites (I sell mobile websites primarily).

I understand that these can be outsourced and WP has plugins galore, but is HTML the way to go for a business website? Or can a WP site be fancied-up enough to look like a real website vs a giant squeeze page (as many are used for).

Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Fleming
    I'd say stick with WordPress all the time.

    I must say I personally haven't seen many WordPress powered
    sites that look like 'giant squeeze pages' unless you're talking
    about ones specifically in the IM niche. But even then it's usuall
    just the squeeze pages that look like squeeze pages

    There's literally 1000's of blogs in all kinds of niches...

    I was actually looking through the 'Responsive Theme' gallery
    the other day for some inspiration and there's some really
    cool looking sites there. It's amazing what you can do with
    a good theme and a bit of CSS wizardry.

    Showcase | ThemeID

    Hope that helps

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author piney94
      Originally Posted by Steve Fleming View Post

      I'd say stick with WordPress all the time.

      I must say I personally haven't seen many WordPress powered
      sites that look like 'giant squeeze pages' unless you're talking
      about ones specifically in the IM niche. But even then it's usuall
      just the squeeze pages that look like squeeze pages

      There's literally 1000's of blogs in all kinds of niches...

      I was actually looking through the 'Responsive Theme' gallery
      the other day for some inspiration and there's some really
      cool looking sites there. It's amazing what you can do with
      a good theme and a bit of CSS wizardry.

      Showcase | ThemeID

      Hope that helps

      Steve
      Thanks Steve - I'll check-out the link for the Themes - appreciate the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author TurnKeyShane
    We do almost all our sites for our clients in wordpress. You can make a wordpress site look however you want it to look. Its also very easy for the client to use if they wish. The only type of site we don't use Wordpress for is any client looking for a true E-Commerce site. The downside is because wordpress is heavily used by many people its also prone to being attacked by hackers and malware. So you need to make sure it is secure.
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    • Profile picture of the author piney94
      Originally Posted by TurnKeyShane View Post

      We do almost all our sites for our clients in wordpress. You can make a wordpress site look however you want it to look. Its also very easy for the client to use if they wish. The only type of site we don't use Wordpress for is any client looking for a true E-Commerce site. The downside is because wordpress is heavily used by many people its also prone to being attacked by hackers and malware. So you need to make sure it is secure.
      Shane -

      What about if a client wants to list them menu on a site? Or wants patrons to be able to order from the site? Ideas?
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      • Profile picture of the author stone2010
        Originally Posted by piney94 View Post

        Shane -

        What about if a client wants to list them menu on a site? Or wants patrons to be able to order from the site? Ideas?
        You can setup ordering systems on your own using wordpress... But if it is for a restaurant some companies out there can do online ordering for very cheap and tie it into your website which is less headache for you. Their ordering system is also attached to the restaurant POS system. Also answer for the main question I would say Wordpress, Joomla or any other type of CMS that way it is easy for a client to make changes if they want to and just easier to access overall
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  • Profile picture of the author boatree
    I also want to know the answer for pineys question, can somebody please answer?

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    Originally Posted by piney94 View Post

    Hey Offliners -

    Anyone have a preference for the type of website that you can develop for clients? I've had many businesses ask me about redoing their main websites (I sell mobile websites primarily).

    I understand that these can be outsourced and WP has plugins galore, but is HTML the way to go for a business website? Or can a WP site be fancied-up enough to look like a real website vs a giant squeeze page (as many are used for).

    Thanks in advance!
    Wordpress is the way to go. There are so many options and so much support. You will almost definitely not regret it.

    Check out some of the larger websites using Wordpress: Major Sites Using Wordpress as Their Preferred CMS | TECHKER
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