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Hello fellow warriors,

I dont know much about webdesign or IM, hell I'm just now putting up my first 2 websites at age 35. But it seems to me that, I see wordpress sites everywhere. Please let me know if I'm wrong, it very well could be that all this SEO stuff is making all the sites look the same template wise. I'm also not saying wordpress is bad. LOL, with out it I would not even have sites up, since I don't know html. I just wanted some of your thoughts about it. Hope that makes since to most of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    Wordpress is easy so as Joomla.But HTML and CSS ,you can build up with a strong website which couldn't be hacked and which means it will improve your SEO reputation in google yahooo bing ...

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  • Profile picture of the author RichKent
    WordPress websites can look like anything you want them to. You've likely been on WordPress websites without realizing it - whereas other sites are obviously WP because they use the standard theme.

    There's really no such thing as 'overusing WordPress'. No question some of the themes are overused, but WP is simply an easy and convenient way to generate web sites/pages.

    I'm very comfortable using HTML/CSS, but I prefer WP for many reasons, not the least of which is the extensive plugin library that allows you to quickly and easily add additional functionality to your website. WP is also very search engine friendly out of the box. It's much easier to generate SEO-friendly URLs, Titles, Descriptions, etc.. with WP than it is with HTML/CSS - or at least it's much faster.

    My advice is stick with WP, learn all you can, and you'll be glad you did.
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  • Profile picture of the author crork
    i more like WP. more content, its important in seo. good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author bitdoze
    WordPress is only the CMS, if you want an original site then you have to go for an original design.

    From my point of view WordPress is the best and that's why is used by all.
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  • Profile picture of the author alan9187
    From my point of view WordPress is the best and that's why is used by all.
    Not used by all, depends on what type of site you want, wp is not the be all and end all.

    There are diffarent cms that would better sute some types of sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Originally Posted by alan9187 View Post

      Not used by all, depends on what type of site you want, wp is not the be all and end all.

      There are diffarent cms that would better sute some types of sites.
      ^^ This.

      Wordpress is an awesome machine, but definitely NOT the best options for "some" sites. Truth be told, for IM'ers and "normal" corporate sites it's the best option right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctzulu
    wordpress is a hype ... i personally like it .. but real webdesign is different
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    • Profile picture of the author Big Squid
      Originally Posted by ctzulu View Post

      wordpress is a hype ... i personally like it .. but real webdesign is different
      Maybe to a purist...but not in the real world.

      Back in the day, business owners had to hire web designers for the design, as well as for each little change that needed to be made, even if it was just to update an email address.

      Today, real web design is still about the design, but it's also about providing a web solution to business owners so they can have more control over their web presence.

      I sell web design as a larger one-time fee for the benefit of control and minimal expenses long-term. Clients seem to be responsive.
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    i personally like WP.it's easy to use and important in SEO.....BOL
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    • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
      I am probably the only person on these forums who doesn't like or use WordPress.

      I understand why people with no web development knowledge use WordPress. The one click install and cheap/free themes makes it ideal for people with zero web knowledge to vomit out a bunch of niche sites quickly.

      If you actually spend some time and look you can find some decent themes, just make sure not to use any of the ones you find from google searches, there is lots of malware in 90% of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPRoss
    I owned a small design company / website development company for years. Wordpress is an excellent option for site development. It's worth spending a little money and time on a custom design. I'd steer away from all the standard templates unless it's just a small personal site.

    The ease of updating static pages, and the ease of integrating a blog, makes WP a great choice. Plus, there are a TON of WP developers out there for hire to do custom work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPRoss
    BTW -- We were doing sites back when we were using first version of Front Page and the one that came with Netscape (maybe called Navigator?). Then DreamWeaver. Eventually hired real programmers to do completely custom sites. Those were the days. We eventually tried several CMS systems and were in the process of moving over to django when we closed.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by JPRoss View Post

      BTW -- We were doing sites back when we were using first version of Front Page and the one that came with Netscape (maybe called Navigator?)
      That would be Netscape Composer.

      Navigator was Netscape's browser. I liked them both.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbitsol
    Wordpress is good and popular but i find weebly more user friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author lawranceomega
      Thank you for all your thoughts guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoDemon
    wordpress has it all, stick to it! maybe get yourself a custom design.
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