WordPress Vs Custom Website Development

  • Encircle Technologies

  • December 16, 2022

  • Web Development

Creating a website is the first step to building an online presence. For a non-technical person, it can be confusing to decide how to get started. There are so many platforms for website development.

It means anyone with zero coding knowledge can also build a website in no time. Platforms like WordPress have made web development really easy.

WordPress powers about 43.2% of all websites on the internet. Does that mean building a custom website is not worth it?

No, that’s not true. Whether you should build a WordPress website or a custom website (HTML, CSS, JS) depends on your needs. There’s no right answer for all. For some people, WordPress could be the right choice, while for others, custom web development could be better.

To help you select to choose the right one, here we will compare both.


WordPress.org is the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) platform on the web. It can create all types of websites like blog websites, business websites, portfolio websites, eCommerce websites, etc.


WordPress is known for its flexibility and customizability. Unlike custom website development, you don’t need to have programming skills to build a WordPress website.

WordPress offers a huge number of themes and plugins so you can add the design and functionality of your choice without coding. As a result, it can save you a lot of time.

That’s one of the reasons why most people nowadays use WordPress for website development.

Advantages of WordPress

Here are the benefits of using WordPress for website development:

Disadvantages of WordPress

Here are the cons of creating a website using WordPress:

Custom Website Development

WordPress is the best solution for most businesses, but not for all. For some businesses, it may not deliver what the business needs. In such cases, it is a good idea to build the website from scratch.

Custom website development

While it is a time-consuming process, the good thing about custom website development is it provides great control. When it comes to customization, you won’t be limited to a pre-built theme. You can customize and design the website as per your needs.

Another upside of custom web development is security. As WordPress is used by more people, it is more prone to getting hacked. Hackers look for security loopholes and attack WordPress websites.

Advantages of Custom Website Development

Here are the benefits of custom website development:

Disadvantages of Custom Website Development

Here are the cons of creating a custom website:

Final Thoughts

If you are confused between WordPress and custom website, have a clear understanding of your requirements.

Let’s say, if you are a small or small business, your budget won’t be too big. In that case, WordPress is the right choice.

However, if you are a large enterprise and security is your main priority, then it’s definitely worth building a custom website.

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