Converting the static HTML website into dynamic WordPress platform

Converting the static HTML website into a dynamic WordPress platform

What is a Static HTML Website?

Websites that only use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and CSS are called static websites, and websites with scripting are called dynamic websites.

Before content management systems and website builders came along, HTML was utilized to make pages for website. It’s a markup language still used to create pages and can be combined with CSS, JavaScript and other languages for additional functions and customization. These days, most websites are built using CMS platforms, and for instance, WordPress became one of the most popular CMS platform. Here you can find all the Essential WordPress Stats You Need to Know about.

HTML websites stores content in static files, which makes it quite difficult to modify it.  To build a static HTML website you will  require a certain level of technical knowledge. Most website owners would find it difficult to work with static websites and would have to hire the HTML developer for ongoing modifications.

Advantages of an HTML Website

There are some advantages of choosing static HTML for your business website. You will get the most out of this type of website or any other type of website when you choose the right hosting company. Some of the main advantages of a static HTML website include:

  • Little Maintenance – After your website is live, you won’t need to do any regular backups or updates. If nothing is changing, there’s no reason to create a new backup.
  • Low Requirements – HTML websites don’t need servers with MySQL or PHP. They can run on a very cheap server with very little resources. However, most hosting companies still give you support for PHP and MySQL.

Disadvantages of an HTML Website

These are the only two real benefits of using static HTML for your website. There are several disadvantages including:

  • Hard to Update – If you don’t understand HTML and CSS, you may struggle to update your website. Every time you want to add something or change something, you will need to hire a developer.
  • Cost – Hiring a developer for every little thing you want done can get very costly. HTML websites often end up costing much more than a WordPress website.
  • No Added Features – You cannot simply add a plugin to get something new. It has to be coded into your website, which means you will need a developer.
  • You are not in control of your website. When you have HTML website, you have no control over your website. You depend on system administrator and web master to run your website properly. 

WordPress is a unique and powerful platform that allows you to easily publish content and create a unique website design.

Converting the static HTML website into dynamic WordPress platform provides a number of benefits.

  • Professional Templates – There are thousands of ready-made templates that you can use on your site. These themes are developed by professionals from all over the world.
  • Incredibly Powerful – WordPress websites can be easily extended with plugins. By installing plugins, you can add any functionality to your existing websites such as adding a contact form, adding a reservation system, adding a photo gallery, and more.
  • Full control and Ownership – You get full control of your website, its domain name, and all its contents. You can make any changes you want, and there is no limit on how much your site can grow in popularity, traffic, sales, and users.
  • Free – WordPress is free to use. You need to purchase a domain name and web hosting but even with those costs, WordPress is still one of the most affordable website builders out there.
  • Plugins – You can add free, paid, and custom WordPress plugins/apps to your website.
  • Easy to manage – Are you a small business or organization that requires more than one person to add content to the site? Again, WordPress can help. It enables the site owner to set up users, who can then post to the site. What’s more, certain privileges can be applied to these users so that they only have access to posting content and not the functional side of the site. Or You can make modifications yourself and not rely on another person.
  • Easy to Use – While WordPress takes some getting used to, it’s actually very simple and easy to use. Installing WordPress itself takes no time at all either, many hosting providers provide 1-click WordPress installation.
  • SEO friendly – The code generated by WordPress has been engineered to give you the best SEO possible. Matt Cutts, the senior search engineer at Google, has even mentioned WordPress specifically as being capable of ranking higher in search results.

Why Do We Recommend WordPress?

  • WordPress is the best content management system (CMS) available today. This software allows you to easily create, edit, manage and publish content on your website without having to learn any programming at all.          If your current website is difficult to update by yourself or you’re not getting the level of interaction from your visitors, you may want to consider WordPress for your company’s website redesign.
  •  Google loves WodPress! Here are just some of the SEO friendly options WordPress and plugins offer:
  • Custom Domain
  • SEO friendly URLs
  • Manual override for URLs
  • Content silo creation
  • Canonical links
  • Breadcrumbs
  • H1 headers
  • Subheader control (H2, H3)
  • Focused keyword assignment
  • On-page optimization scoring
  • Meta titles by URL
  • Meta descriptions by URL
  • No index, no follow at URL
  • Image alt text
  • Link anchor text
  • Featured image for social
  • Facebook Open Graph
  • Twitter Open Graph
  • Social sharing buttons
  • Integrated blogging
  • Blog categories
  • Blog tags
  • Blog post commenting
  • RSS feeds
  • Podcast support and embeds
  • Video support and embeds
  • Online stores
  • Mailing lists
  • Template Switching
  • Custom CSS
  • Mobile responsive
  • XML sitemaps
  • Robot.txt files
  • 301 redirects
  • HTML5
  • Schema and structured data
  • CDN Option
  • SSL Certificates
  • AMP Support

HTML to WordPress Conversion Tool.

The best way to convert HTML to WordPress would be to consider a website redesign.

However,  there are tools that can help you to do it automatically. Please note that we never tried these tools, and this is just a list of tools available on the market. 

  1. HTML Import 2:
    This plugin will import a directory of files as either pages or posts. You may specify the HTML tag (e.g. <body><div id="content">, or <td width="732">) or Dreamweaver template region (e.g. ‘Main Content’) containing the content you want to import.
  2. HTML to WordPress:
    This website converts your HTML website to a WordPress theme. All you need to do is upload the .zip content of your static website and you’ll get WordPress as your output.

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