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How do you modify the content of your website?

This article allows you to modify the content of your static site to make it dynamic for greater visibility on the web.

Goal

The purpose of this article is to show you how you can personally edit the content of your website without having to use a programmer. This article is written in a simple way so that programming newbies can understand it as well.

Introduction

There is a fundamental difference between a static website and a dynamic website.

A static website as the name seems to suggest is made up of visible static pages as they were designed. This means that the pages will always be the same and you will not risk seeing images that change during your visits.

A dynamic website is basically the opposite of a static website. On a dynamic website, information is presented differently depending on the interaction with the visitor. Most online business sites are dynamic websites.

First of all before starting I would like to ask you some important questions:

  • How do you modify the content of your website?
  • Are you making any changes in the code?
  • Or do you have access to a content management panel?

In the jargon of the web, we generally use the terms static and dynamic to differentiate the web sites so the content of the pages changes or not according to the requests of the visitors.

If you are not able to edit the content without having to access the source code, you probably have a static site. Otherwise your site is dynamic. Dynamic websites allow you to perform tasks such as the following:

  • to create a certain number of pages without duplicating the code,
  • or manage your site independently if you wish

Migrate from static site to dynamic site

Now that we’ve worked out the difference between static and dynamic sites, how can you improve your website to make it dynamic?

In my opinion, if you feel comfortable managing your web platform while being in the code all the time, this is definitely ideal.

However, there are alternatives that can allow you to run your website much faster and be more visible on the web. This type of solutions can bring you several advantages such as the following.

  • Manage your content without always hiring a developer or having to modify the backend code
  • Create an unlimited number of pages on your website
  • Change the design of your solution without having to lose your master data

This alternative is the dynamic web platform. Some best examples of this type of platform are content managers.

Migration process to a dynamic website

Migrating to a dynamic site is a relatively straightforward process that can be broken down into several steps. We will see more precisely the case of a dynamic website with WordPress.

  • Create a WordPress theme and activate the theme
  • Create WordPress plugins
  • Generate short codes
  • Fix errors and show all basic information
  • Install the design you have chosen
  • Modify static content with JavaScript functions to make it dynamic

WordPress is a CMS that offers you a wide range of tools necessary to make your website dynamic. In addition, WordPress is simple to understand and easy to use even when you have very little web development knowledge.

We generally recommend WordPress and HTML5 for beginners.

We have detailed the whole process in tutorial videos on our platform. Do not hesitate to consult if you have any comments or even questions for us. Click here: Contact us

 

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