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My current website was built by a client on a barter. I want to redesign my site and be able to change it on a regular basis as well as add a blog and other aspects to make it more profitable. Should I scrap this current site and start over with a wordpress? This is my current site. I need to be able to update it with new videos, a blog and new testimonials.

www.straylightmedia.com
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  • Profile picture of the author TravisHarper
    If you don't know anything about coding a site, you need to go with Word Press. I use it on all of sites and I absolutely love it. Your site looks pretty good and you could easily find a theme that would come close to that layout or even pay someone to put together a custom Word Press site for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    Always WordPress!

    Easy to maintain.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjhosein
    Even if you don't migrate to WordPress, I'd suggest an overhaul of your site and get away from frames.

    Your current configuration shows the main URL regardless of what page you're on, which while not impossible for search engine robots to crawl, makes it pretty hard to send someone directly to one of your subpages. For example, what URL could I use to go straight to your Services page? See what I mean?

    I'm pretty sure this will help with your site's SEO visibility as well.

    On another note, you could install WP at www.straylightmedia.com or even blog.straylightmedia.com without having to redo the whole site in WP.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author tomkane
    Here's what I usually do:
    1. I Pick a Theme (Free or Premium ~ $70)
    2. I Hire a Designer to Modify Theme (~$50)

    To find themes, you need to use the search engine. Sign-up for Elance to find quality service provider. The whole process wouldn't take longer than a few days, its cheap and hassle-free for you.

    You can even tell your designer to help you doing the online setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author webgain
    if you update your website daily and want an easy cpanel then you must use wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author yourmobisite
    Hello...

    I would like to go for HTML because it is most easiest and simplest way to design web site..
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    • Profile picture of the author DudleyDog
      Originally Posted by yourmobisite View Post

      Hello...

      I would like to go for HTML because it is most easiest and simplest way to design web site..
      I agree. But if youre gonna incorporate a blog, maybe WP is the better option.
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  • Profile picture of the author signity2
    vote for wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    I like both because Wordpress is the best way to manage and maintain a website but HTML also has advantages to create interactive webpages for nay website.
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    • Profile picture of the author devatsrs
      I am a wordpress developer and I know howmuch you will get benefit from wordpress. Its a blog + CMS now. you can take advantages of adding new posts as well as adding new pages to your website and of course its SEO friendly tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shelle-K
    Like most others already said - Wordpress is the way to go. Quick & Easy updating once the site is setup.

    And when you do feel the need to make coding changes, design changes, etc that are outside the scope of your knowledge - Wordpress developers are also easy to find
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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    If want a hassle free task then opt for WordPress. They give you everything cooked!
    But if you don't want to rely upon any third party then you must code your website with HTML, CSS and PHP at-least.
    The later has the advantage like more customizable options. Though WordPress too gives customization facility but you have to do it their way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ptpasta
    Wordpress without hesitation.
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  • Profile picture of the author charleyhays
    Wordpress would definitely be your best bet. I could very quickly convert your site to a wordpress powered site.
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  • Profile picture of the author cruzehall
    If you do not know anything about coding a website, you have to go with Word Press. I use it everywhere and love it. Your site looks great and you could easily find a subject that is close to that design or even pay someone to build a custom site for you Word Press.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefalex
    I use Word Press for all my site. If you can afford, invest in a professionally designed template like templates from Studio Press.
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    • Profile picture of the author joomlads08
      Wordpress makes it super easy to run a blog or website. There are constantly new plugins being added to the platform, which helps keep site fresh and relevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author morean51
    word press is far better than html no need of coding
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  • Profile picture of the author learnquick
    Originally Posted by swilliams09 View Post

    My current website was built by a client on a barter. I want to redesign my site and be able to change it on a regular basis as well as add a blog and other aspects to make it more profitable. Should I scrap this current site and start over with a wordpress? This is my current site. I need to be able to update it with new videos, a blog and new testimonials.
    if you want to update the site easily, i think wordpress is good choice.
    just pick designer here to do it and use your time to do more profitable things
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      Wordpress is HTML. It uses PHP for all the server side stuff but it still uses HTML to render your page to the browser. You can move your HTML page into WP just by copy and pasting it into WP. Of course you will probably have to tweak the CSS so everything fits the way it needs to.
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  • Profile picture of the author crescendo
    WordPress is fast
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron56
    One more vote for WordPress. It's fast and reliable. You'll be able to make updates with the built in editor. There are also alot of social media plugins for WordPress to drive traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author bellthomas470
    I know increasingly people are using Word press as a way to build their sites. When I was discussing this with someone today, I was told that Wordpress was more when used as a database for an online site than making a HTML site. I do know that increasingly sites are using the web log format for their sites, but is it more popular than the way I do my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleabby
    Well wordpress is better as you are using blog, wordpress is preferred and most reliable too.
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  • Profile picture of the author julie9999
    Wordpress is the simple and quick option. With wordpress you can check different themes which suits your site most.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostColor
    Check what kind of CMS did anyone used to create your website. If it is a custom-build one and if it is good enough give access to any web developer to tell you what do they think about the code, CSS and the whole structure of the website. It is a good idea to have a website create with any of the popular Open sources CMS, which have WYSIWYG editor because a standard based developed website give you more control over the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikesTraffic
    wordpress for the win, you can't beat free, easy and highly useable
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  • Profile picture of the author haymanpl
    Wordpress is probably your best option because you can simply add content, videos, images and make changes easily
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    • Profile picture of the author oknoorap
      1. if you want static pages. 1-5 pages use html is enough, and good for performance in google seo
      2. if you want to manage your content, use wordpress or joomla, i recommend wordpress.
      3. if you want to build a portal use php framework, i choose code igniter 2.0.
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