HTML needed instead of PHP?

by Gurvir
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Hi All

I had a custom site in PHP. I then asked a new developer to create a new site and was told it should be in Wordpress.

The site has been completed but now I am told that the new site should be in HTML as this is better than PHP for SEO and editing.

I am grateful for any advice on this.
#html #needed #php
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Gurvir View Post

    Hi All

    I had a custom site in PHP. I then asked a new developer to create a new site and was told it should be in Wordpress.

    The site has been completed but now I am told that the new site should be in HTML as this is better than PHP for SEO and editing.

    I am grateful for any advice on this.


    You're getting screwed.

    Dump whoever has you switching for SEO.

    PHP is server side code so it has nothing to do with SEO. Wordpress is also PHP/HTML and is usually easier for the admin to make changes to content, it's a CMS (content management system).

    These people are costing you unnecessary expenses. The more you change the site the more it cost you in down time and changing your on page SEO which can drop rank for established pages.

    Again, dump these people, find someone that knows what they're doing for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    php spits out html.

    It makes creating and updating websites easy.

    You use html to use php, php creates html.

    So, your site was not in php. It used php. Then it showed html to your browser.
    In fact, probably 99% of your site was written in html.

    Example, I use one line of php to include a huge chunk of the page....which loads a bunch of html.

    You did get screwed.

    having a little knowledge is not a bad thing.

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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    No matter what you use on a server, web pages are served in HTML through browser. I am never heard of SEO benefit in switching between PHP and HTML. Both can have good and bad SEO. Depends on the code and experience of the developer
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