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Dreamweaver vs WordPress?

November 7, 2012

Dreamweaver vs WordPress?

What is the difference between WordPress and Dreamweaver? …This is a question that is popping up a lot … so I figure I should answer it.

First of all, though they look the same from the non-nerd’s perspective, they are in fact very different from each other:

Dreamweaver is a web design program that you install on YOUR computer. WordPress is a content management system (basically a bunch of php pages) that you install on your web server – not your home computer.

A website built with Dreamweaver can be uploaded to any web server. When you build a website with WordPress, the website and WordPress become one. You need to have WordPress running to run the website, because the website is dynamically being generated by the WordPress engine.

Dreamweaver is like a set of power tools, that can speed up the web design process. WordPress is like a Lego game, where all the pieces are already made, and all you have to do is snap them together.

… Finally, WordPress is free and Dreamweaver is a commercial product that cost hundreds of dollars.

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Stefan Mischook