How to choose the best platform for your personal website.
WordPress, Magento — there are countless ways to make a personal website.
The key is finding the right one for you. In the digital age, having a personal website is the final step in establishing a solid web presence. With so many options, it can get complicated to pick the right site for your life and career. Are you the artsy type? If so, head to Tumblr. Are you a stiff-straight office professional? You might want to look into WordPress.If you want to start sale online, good choice are Magento or Woocommerce(WordPress).
We weighed the benefits of few platforms to help give you a fuller idea of what you should pick.
WordPress is something of a heavyweight. The blogging platform has been around since 2003 and has become a go-to for site-building. As the design site Creative Bloq points out, there are dozens of ways to use it, along with dozens of different clients, from small businesses to web agencies.
A basic website that comes with all the essential WordPress trimmings — unique themes, multiple pages, clean imagery.
You can create a clean, polished look, which is great for people with serious careers.
If you don’t want that pesky “name.wordpress.com” tagged onto your domain name, you can register a new domain for $12 per year or less.
The site has a lot to offer. You can optimize SEO, monetize the site, explore plugins, keep an eye on analytics and more.
The learning curve is kind of stiff if you’re not tech-savvy. On WordPress’s template, you have to spend time to really get what you want and get familiar with the site’s nooks and crannies.
You’ll have to learn a bit of HTML. While that will help you in the long run, it’s frustrating to try building an effective personal site and get into coding 101.
If your CV is a little slim, all of the site’s juiced up options might be overwhelming. You might be better off going with something simpler.