You know the saying, “The more you learn, the less you know”, yes? Well, if you have been researching about starting a website, you have probably encountered the four names above. You must be feeling overwhelmed with information – too much to know, too many things to decide and excessively many unknowns!
Do not worry, it happens to the best of us, in fact you have to expect this when you are breaking new ground. However, it does get easier once you set your foot in the waters. We cannot tell you to use this one to create your website because it is the best, but what we can do is narrow down options depending on what you want to achieve:
- Frequency of adding pages
Do you intend to add new pages to your website often? This is not to be confused with updating content within existing pages. If you have a schedule for posting new content in intervals, we can assume you will need to add pages regularly. If on the other hand you are opening a page to e-commercialize your shop, we can assume you will not need so many new pages once the site is up and running. Also to know more about content creation visit bestessy.
A web editor is ideal for people that will not need as many new pages. Using CMS would be overkill since you heavily underutilize its abilities, kind like your two-year-old wearing your shoes. It is easier to set up and customize a site on a web editor, and it lessens the overhead resources on the web host’s servers.
You can use CMS or blogging software if you’re going to add many pages – note, completely new pages, rather than regular updating content on existing pages.
- Site or blog?
Blogging software is the easiest thing to use if you are starting a blog. Sure, you can use a web editor and manually create your pages, but you will also have to add manually every single feature that blogging software comes with. There are many expert reviews on different software tools, but as far as blogging software goes, WordPress is one of the best – it is free and it comes with a host of features and robust capabilities.
- Single vs. multiple computers
If you are on the road a lot, and so tend to work using many different computers, you should use blogging software or a CMS, both of which are easier to modify while on the move. This is because you install them onto the website itself, so you do not need to have any special programs to make changes on existing pages. Make sure you have considered the security risks of logging on into your site from an anonymous computer before you do though.
- How much control?
Using a CMS or blogging software will take out the element of complete control over how your website looks, unless you know how to code in CSS, HTML and PHP. If not, you will have to depend on others’ pre-made designs. If you want to use your own custom design, you may be required to insert raw HTML mode PHP code in certain sections of your page code. At the end of the day, it is harder to customize a website through the CMS than it is to design a website from the ground using a web editor.
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