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Old 11th July 2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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If you want a fast-loading website, then avoid WordPress at all costs. A simple PHP website can do everything that a WordPress site does without the MySQL overhead. That fact alone will increase your site's speed.

Security is also another benefit of abandoning WordPress. WordPress blogs are made from open source code, which makes it an easy target for hackers. You will reduce the chances of hacking by going with a non-WordPress, PHP-only configuration.

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Old 12th July 2015, 03:44 AM   #12

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Wordpress. Simple n sufficient to run a blog hassale free

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Old 13th July 2015, 02:09 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by finchdatasoft View Post
PHP or Wordpress, which is the best ?
To my best knowledge WordPress is also PHP, it uses MySQL.

I think you mean to ask WordPress CMS or any other CMS, which is best for a website?

In this case most will opt for WordPress due to overwhelming number of free plugins that makes a developer's job easier. Since WordPress offers a wide range of Search Engine friendly plugins WordPress also trend to perform a bit better of Search Engines than most other CMS systems.

However I personally prefer Joomla, and to me it all depends on the developer and his/her skills.

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Old 31st July 2015, 02:29 AM   #14
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I prefer Wordpress for his simplicity in design and easy to navigate plus the interesting plug ins specially SEO stuff.

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Old 26th August 2015, 09:29 AM   #15
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I prefer PHP scripting to WordPress, I find with WordPress there is a lot of time management required, always updating to the latest version, with PHP scirpting you at least control a lot more and IMO do a lot less work, however, if you don't have access to those skills or someone who can do it for you then WP could be a good option for you

It is easy to use but I find it really frustrating


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Old 14th December 2015, 02:31 AM   #16
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Wordpress is better then all other platforms.

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Old 4th January 2016, 10:36 PM   #17
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Like others have said, it depends on what you want to do (per se), but I thought I would explain some of the technical differences between them in case anyone is unfamiliar and wants to know, and also the large amount of overlap.

PHP is a backend server language (unlike Javascript and its related platforms/libraries like JQuery) that runs on the “server side” and then throws the result at the browser. Its syntax is very similar to C++, Java, and the like and as such it’s a VERY powerful programming language. What’s wonderful about PHP is it can do about 99% everything that JAVA, C#, and C++ (etc.) can, at least, strictly from a programming standpoint (the code itself), and anything that you can’t do with it, because it exists on the “server-side,” can just be done on the “browser-side” with Javascript/JQuery.

Wordpress is a blogging platform and CMS outfit. It’s generally considered the best of its kind as far as the previous two things go, although there are others like it. If you need to do any professional level blogging “hosted” wordpress (wordpress running on your own domain) is generally considered the way to go. You can even program your own site and control the way wordpress runs using your own code, but as others have said, there’s a catch, and therein lies the overlap. Wordpress is written in PHP and also uses a MySQL database, and as such, if you want to program your own custom wordpress site (which I’ve had to do several times) you absolutely have to do so in PHP.

So again, it depends on what you want to accomplish; PHP is just a computer language and like all of those, it depends what you make of them. If you are looking to do professional blogging/SEO stuff, then wordpress would be simpler because it probably would require less PHP code to use them, but again, it all depends on what you want; or what you want the outcome based on the parameters of what you’re doing to be.

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wordpress is best, it is very secure. it has available plugin, you can customize your site without any coding knowledge.

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Originally Posted by finchdatasoft View Post
PHP or Wordpress, which is the best ?
Hmm...I think someone is a little bit confused.
WordPress is a CMS, and PHP is a programming language. In order to create WordPress the coders have used PHP as one of the programming languages necessary to build the CMS.

If you are asking if you should build a custom website and not use the CMS, I would answer "yes". But considering your questions and that you probably don`t understand the difference between PHP and WP I suggest you to just use a CMS, but ask someone to install it, don`t do it yourself.

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Obviously the question is not detailed enough...but I would certainly suggest WordPress over a custom PHP website for a number of reasons:

1) WordPress is open-source, which means there are literally thousands of developers who can help you with virtually any need.

2) WordPress has already built in all of the tools you need to keep you website up-to-date without programming experience.

3) WordPress's structure is ideal for getting a website indexed by search engines (such as Google).

4) Almost every third-party web application has a WordPress plugin to integrate with you website...including email autoresponders, social sharing apps, security, galleries, the list goes on and on and on.

And on.

5) Custom websites (depending on their complexity) can be difficult to maintain, secure and grow if you have to find a new developer.

6) WordPress is responsible for nearly 1/5 of all websites on the internet. That means it isn't going anywhere an will just continue to get better.

7) There are lots of excellent themes with great design available for free or very little cost.

And some downsides:

1) Security. I would highly recommend using a third-party security firm that has managed security features including backups. WordPress's open-source status and popularity make it a target.

2) While it's very versatile, it is not always the right solution, so do your research. For example, while there are forum plugins available...they are certainly not the best options for forums.

Hope that helps!

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