In the field of web design many nowadays are relying on using a content management system in order to organise their content as well as to easily incorporate updates, images and multimedia into their website. There are three very popular content management system, their popularity is based on availability, interface and ease of navigation, these three are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. These three are considered to be the most popular because it is available for free, it is also provides an interface for easy navigation. However, there are also some complexities present in these three content management systems.
WordPress is Complicated
When venturing out into the unknown it would always be very difficult when taking the first steps, this principle is applicable in all aspects of life including website design. Many of those starting out with WordPress would tend to say that WordPress is a very complicated content management system due to its numerous backend features. However, one should realise that using WordPress is better than hand coding or creating a static web page using HTML. It would be very easy for one to just post content in the WordPress CMS interface rather than to use a static web page and encode the content.
The Difference between Web Page and WordPress Post
When created or developed a WordPress Post and a static Web page could be classified under the web page category, however because WordPress is a content management system there are several differences between the plain web page with that of the WordPress post. One main difference is that a Web Page is static which means that its main scripting language is HTML thus there is no interaction with the server and client computer other than downloading the HTML document, while for a WordPress post it is considered as a dynamic web page thus several features could be included to allow interaction of data between client computer and server computer.
Which is Better?
Judging from the characteristic of a web page and a WordPress post the question now is which is better? Of course a dynamic web page is better than a static web page, because it allows you to better control your website especially when incorporating your website design, it is user friendly as it does not require a lot of coding, you just have to know what to click, familiarise yourself with the WordPress interface.
So is WordPress complicated? Again we revert back to our first statement, it is difficult only when you are starting out however when you get the hang of it you will immediately realise that it is not so difficult after all. Going through the learning curve is all worth it because WordPress offers a lot of powerful features for website design and maintenance free of charge.