In the answers of Yes or NO – we are going use a blanket answer of NO HTML knowledge needed for edits to the site when using WordPress vs Must know HTML (requiring a programmer to help) if the client wanted to update the static HTML website. In these questions – it is might be possible to do some of the items requested but would customization that would cause the price to be even more. In most cases – any major updates to the the traditional static HTML website will take a programmer hours to do vs minutes to do within WordPress.
|Do you need to know how to edit HTML to make these updates?
NO knowledge of
Static HTML site
MUST know how to edit HTML code
|Can a Custom Design be used?||Yes||Yes|
|Are the pages built with HTML and CSS||Yes||Yes|
|Can minor text updates be easily made by the client without knowing any HTML code?||Yes||NO|
|Can a new page be added to the website by the client?||Yes – minutes||NO|
|Can a news item be added at any time by the client?||Yes||NO|
|Can the MetaTags be controlled by the client?||Yes||NO|
|Does the site map automatically “Ping” Google, Yahoo, Bing or AOL when new content is added to the website?||Yes||NO|
|Can the design of the website be updatedeasily reusing the content/database? Please note that all the content (text and photos) in a WordPress website are stored in a database.||Yes
A new look could be applied in a matter of 2 -3 days.
Reusing the database.
16 – 24 hours?
A new look for the website would take weeks – like starting from scratch.
60 – 80 hours?
|Can the content of the website be updated with: iPhone, Blackberry or Android?||Yes||NO|
|Can a new page or post be added to the website with: iPhone, Blackberry or Android?||Yes||NO|
|Can a news page deliver content into an HTML newsletter?||Yes||NO|
|Can custom data charts be edited by the client?||Yes||NO|
|Can the client to easily edit a shopping cart within the admin (PayPal or merchant account)?||Yes||NO|
|Can the client add new photos or photo gallery’s to the website?||Yes||NO|
|Can the site automatically syndicate your recent news to popular social networks such as facebook, digg, twitter, etc.?||Yes||NO|