We develop WordPress themes and HTML templates since 2008 and we are always asked one question “Should I buy WordPress or HTML version?”. It is a good question since we have both WordPress and HTML version of the same design available on our site. We are good in Photography designs, so you can check them here Photography WordPress Themes and Photography HTML Templates .
In this post we would like to explain the difference between these 2 types of the products and make your final choice easier. We have a lot of customers who are photographers, videographers, photo bloggers, travelers, people who want to create awesome and attractive online portfolio and much more… Let’s get started with the questions and answers.
Are you familiar with HTML? 🙂
Most of our customers say “NO”, so, but it is not a problem if you want to add, for example, all your 40 photos and complete the site in a day. It’s OK. In this case its better to save money and choose HTML template. You can do that using any HTML editor, the documentation is also available with the purchase. Moreover, we have help forum where you will be assisted. Please note that HTML templates price is ~ $16, the WordPress themes price ~$48 The price depends on the number of features and supported plugins.
How many photos are you going to add daily/weekly/monthly?
This question is very important. If you missed reading the answer to the previous question, please read it once again 😉 If you are going to add many photos to your site, then you should consider WordPress theme. Let’s see the advantages of using Photo WordPress theme:
- No coding skills required
- Easy to install and use WordPress
- Great variety of photo gallery layouts
- Drag & Drop page builder
- Multi-language plugin support
- WooCommerce support
- Built-in theme options panel
- And much more…
You can watch this video to better understand how it works inside:
If you are using the HTML template, then you will spend a lot of time in the HTML finding and replacing the lines of code, it is annoying and may take ages to complete all that stuff. But in this case you may become an expert in HTML coding 🙂
WordPress themes – for those, who do not wish to learn HTML and want to complete the site in very fast. WordPress is easy, intuitive and flexible CMS.
HTML templates – for those, who do not care about time, who know HTML and update the site rarely.