It’s a common dilemma; WordPress vs custom website design.
There are so many platforms to build a website in, and undoubtedly, WordPress is one of the most popular. For many businesses, this is a popular choice because it allows them the ability to have a website within a popular CMS platform (see this article on How WordPress CMS System Works). Plus, when using a theme or a template, a professional looking website can be created at a fairly reasonable price point.
Let’s take a minute and look at WordPress vs custom website design.
WordPress themes and templates are designed for ease of use; however, sometimes the very things that make them easy, make them difficult moving forward. When your website is built within a theme or a template, you are locked into the features and attributes of that theme and it can be hard to do customizations.
WordPress is home to a variety of plugins however, that make it easy to have complex features on a website. Unfortunately, if not kept up-to-date, many of these plugins can bloat or weigh down your site, which can result in decreased performance and speed. So in the battle between WordPress vs custom website design, which is better?
Custom Website Design
Sometimes, custom website design can be cost prohibitive when compared with a template or theme design found in WordPress. Custom website design can also take a lot longer to build.
Generally, if you’re aiming for a good return on investment, lead generation and top SEO results, the battle between WordPress vs custom website design really isn’t a battle. You will either want a custom website design or a hybrid of custom design and WordPress theme. WordPress is highly customizable and many of the top experienced developers and programmers can create amazing features and designs with quality code that will not weigh down your website.
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