I have been thinking for some time of converting my HTML site to a WordPress Website
It was in the back of mind every time I performed a simple webpage update or extensive changes to content. HTML can be a pain if the change is complicated and does requires a development platform. The process of changing HTML content does require some extra effort than simply logging into the back-end of WordPress. Since I know HTML fluently, moving to WordPress was not a pressing to-do action. WordPress makes the flow of ideas and content easier. Once the website design is established — all the work is in the content management portion of the site.
Time for a Change
Creative Web Actions’ website was built and updates over 8 years to deliver my unique marketing messages. I used bright colors as an eye catcher with a simple block design with an exaggerated colorful logo in an antimated script to be noticed as different. I developed this original design from a blank sheet of paper and writing HTML code.
My purpose is to create a website that say something to my audience that they will want to read. I use my website as a practical marketing tool similar to Microsoft’s Word. My website is a tool to communicate my brand and my service offerings, as well as, an important proof-point to showoff my expertise and what-I-can-do-for-my-customers.
Over these past 8 years my website has become a strong focal point to bring web properties I created and other Internet assets together as the hub of the business’ Internet presence. This is contrary to some current viewpoints, where social media is said to replace the website. I agree that the motive of some social media properties is to eradicate the website and control the dialog. This is precisely the reason the website will persist as the true voice of the brand to aggressively execute your marketing initiatives according to your agenda instead of another company’s agenda. So for some time I was thinking about converting my HTML site to a WordPress website. Primarily to simplify content creation and management and reduce the effort to develop content.
Commitment to Convert
Social media and blogging have become an indispensable and significant force to increase traffic to your website and has extended the boundaries of your web presence and brand visibility. Your website should leverage this. If your website is not working in harmony with social media and other Internet assets, you are missing out in using powerful resources to further your goals. Hence, my eyes are open and can see beyond the pile of work stacked up in front of me using HTML to new horizon of my commitment to redesign this current website to be the new hub of my web presence. It was looking at deploying a marketing tool with considerably more function and new technology updates with little effort on my part.
Shoemaker’s Child Website
As the forgotten shoemaker’s children, my website was badly overdue for an overhaul and desperately needed to move to the newest advance technology platform using the world’s most popular Content Management System, WordPress. Using WordPress was an easy decision because it will greatly reduce the cost and effort to perform on-going operational tasks.
The big questions is how to do the redesign, while working to earn a living with limited time to devote to this important projects. The original website contained a WordPress Blog that was appended with a link. My solution is to use this Blog as the website core to redesign this website as a piecemeal endeavor. Over the next few months, I will be redesigning this site, replacing each HTML pages with a WordPress page. Let’s hope I am not too busy to carry out this project. Hence, my new project is converting my HTML site to a WordPress Website as an internal company activity.