There are two significant types of template use in website building. These are WordPress templates, and HTML commonly referred to as a static template. In this article, we will explain both to make it easy for you to make a choice.

HTML Templates

This template mainly uses a combination of CSS and HTML to function. JavaScript is, however, used to include features such as form validation. These templates have the following advantages:

  • They require few updates and backups; hence very little maintenance is required
  • Can be run on a cheaper server, since they don’t use MySQL or PHP; this lowers the cost of hosting your website

However, the fact that they do not require updates is also a disadvantage on its own. For you to update your template, you have to hire a developer who is familiar with CSS and HTML. This means in the long run, this kind of template may prove expensive.

From a pros and cons point of view, a static template is an excellent choice for a website that you will never have to update or rebrand. Alternatively, it is also a good choice for people who know how to code and can make their own updates when necessary.

WordPress Website Template

This is basically a content management system abbreviated as CMS. This kind of website is made using PHP language and MySQL, to manage the database. All this, together with JavaScript, gives you the ability to set up the components and plugin easily. The major advantage of this template is the friendly interface where you can update your website.

The other pros of WordPress include:

  • Numerous template to choose from; makes it easy to work on your website
  • It has a massive collection of plugins that to help enhance your site’s functionality. The only disadvantage of using the WordPress template is the need to update it every now and then