Every Content Management System Including WordPress uses Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) but WordPress’s main software, its plugins, and themes are mainly written with PHP.
PHP is the programming language that facilitates the connection between a WordPress Website and its database.
In a nutshell, WordPress depends on the following primary languages to function correctly:
WordPress’ Primary Languages
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the web’s most important markup Language every site needs HTML to stay up and running though it’s more of a declarative language than a programming language.
CSS (Cascading StyleSheets) is also not a programming language but a declarative language. CSS is responsible for styling your HTML codes, it’s equally important because, without it, websites will look basic and unappealing.
PHP (AKA Hyper Text Processor) is the programming language that runs a server, it’s the language you need to learn if you aspire to be a WordPress Developer.
What are the differences between HTML and WordPress Based Websites?
Whatever type of website you may be looking to build, it’s tough to choose between starting from scratch or using a web-building platform.
Most Businesses use Static HTML sites because they can hire high-end Web Developers who have years of experience in building sites from scratch.
If you aren’t code-wise like me, then you’d use a Website building platform like WordPress which has made Website Creation fast and simple.
We’ll now take a look at the differences between a Static HTML and a WordPress Website:
In terms of Speed, Static HTML sites are significantly faster than WordPress Websites because they don’t need PHP execution or Database Queries to display correctly.
WordPress is easier to use compared to HTML sites because you get a functional dashboard with buttons that’ll help you but for HTML Sites, you’ll have to keep writing HTML and CSS codes.
When it comes to pricing, maintaining an HTML Website will cost you at least $1000 per month and even more (up to $60,000) if you have zero coding knowledge because you’ll have to pay a developer even if you want to perform simple tasks like creating blog posts.
It’s now up to you to decide which platform is suited for your needs, I recommend WordPress if you have next to 0 coding knowledge and you’d want to grow your Online Business.
But if you’re just looking to create a website without additional content, that doesn’t require regular updates and changes then you should go for HTML.