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    Quote Originally Posted by gimli View Post
    Also you would eventually need to update the content on your site. now i know WordPress is nice and user friendly but remember you original content would have been set up by experts so now you have to match that or hire them again. It tough and it will only get tougher.
    I generally build in a way so as not to have too many things that the client cannot touch or change. I mean that's actually the entire point. I also teach them how to touch and change the most common things.

    That said, people want what they want. If they want something that's not easily managed I tell them up front that "this will not be something that you can change on your own" and let them make the call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    All I am capable of is basic godaddy or wix templates. How difficult is wordpress or squarespace in comparison? Are they worth learning. Websites is not my business, just need them once in awhile. Mainly I need a designer to flash it up a bit.
    Not very hard at all. They are closed environments and you only have access to what they give you. So as site builders you can't mistakenly write the wrong code, or install the wrong plug in or add on.

    It's kind of like an after hours bar my buddy used to run. For breakfast they had omelettes. You had 3 choices of cheese, 3 choices of meat, 3 choices of toast, and basic veggies. You can have any combination of the available ingredients that you want. And that's it. It's hard to mess that up.
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    I have never used Square Space or Wix but Square Space would compare more to Wix than to WordPress. Both Square Space and Wix are supposed to be easy to use but Wix might have a tiny edge. WordPress isn't hard to use. I won't say it isn't harder than Wix but it isn't bad. There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube that show how easy it is and show how to do it.

    The major advantage of WordPress over Wix and SquareSpace is portability. If you are hosting a WordPress site on one host and decide you don't like that host moving it to a new hosting company is pretty easy. If you have a site on Wix or SquareSpace you pretty much have to start over from scratch. Another advantage is cost. You can get decent hosting for a lot less money than on Wix or SquareSpace.

    With WordPress the more complicated the template you are using the harder it is to learn. There are some really easy to use free templates. Some of the ones that have things sliding in this way and flying in that way get a bit tougher to figure out. Two that are free and easy to use are Vantage and Pure & Simple. If you do want things sliding in this way and flying in that way there are free plug ins to do most any effect you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy View Post
    I have never used Square Space or Wix but Square Space would compare more to Wix than to WordPress. Both Square Space and Wix are supposed to be easy to use but Wix might have a tiny edge. WordPress isn't hard to use. I won't say it isn't harder than Wix but it isn't bad. There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube that show how easy it is and show how to do it.

    The major advantage of WordPress over Wix and SquareSpace is portability. If you are hosting a WordPress site on one host and decide you don't like that host moving it to a new hosting company is pretty easy. If you have a site on Wix or SquareSpace you pretty much have to start over from scratch. Another advantage is cost. You can get decent hosting for a lot less money than on Wix or SquareSpace.

    With WordPress the more complicated the template you are using the harder it is to learn. There are some really easy to use free templates. Some of the ones that have things sliding in this way and flying in that way get a bit tougher to figure out. Two that are free and easy to use are Vantage and Pure & Simple. If you do want things sliding in this way and flying in that way there are free plug ins to do most any effect you want.
    That pretty much sums it up. WP is the way to go and Harold's approach is also recommended if you want to manage your own site in full or in part. The learning curve for WP is easy once the site is set up correctly which a pro can do quickly compared to the days, weeks, or even months of frustration you would otherwise have to endure. That time is better spent generating revenue. Plus there are pitfalls that need to be avoided and what you don't know can very much hurt you.

    I'll also hop back briefly on my soapbox and mention the importance of security. A default WP installation is grossly insecure. If you think the sheer number of web sites out there means low risk of getting hacked you are VERY wrong. Harold and I can be viewed as scare mongers because of the warnings we issue here but the threats your site faces are real and EVERY day your site will be scanned numerous times with malicious intent.
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