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This is a highly debated topic and it’s one that’s very confusing at times. But in this article, including the video below, we’re going to explore fully the differences between Weebly and WordPress – in non-technical way so it’s easy to understand!
But first, let’s go over what exactly is Weebly and what is WordPress.
Weebly is one of the easiest website builders in the market. They allow you to drag and drop content into a website, so it’s very intuitive to use (click here to see our opinion on Weebly).
By using Weeby’s website building elements, you can literally drag them into your website and have a website built relatively quickly, and painlessly. The beauty of this system is that you can pretty much drag the elements to wherever you want – so it’s not very restrictive on where and how you place your website content.
Weebly’s elements include pictures, paragraphs, videos, buttons, maps, contact forms – basically all the basics for website building.
There is a much larger community supporting WordPress, mainly because they have a lot of different designers and programmers that provide services and build tools (such as plugins) for WordPress users. So finding WordPress experts is relatively easy.
This is why a WordPress has gained a lot of attention and is favored, because the support community is extensive and you will always be able to find help there (for a fee of course!)
The disadvantage of WordPress is that it is a lot more difficult to use, especially when compared to using Weebly.
There is a reason why the support community (i.e. designers and programmers) for WordPress is extensive – most people using WordPress have a harder time learning how to use it properly due to technical challenges, and hiring WordPress specialists to help build or maintain a website is definitely more expensive than Weebly.
On the other side of the coin, you can do a lot more complex functions with WordPress, but you will need to either be proficient at using it, or be willing to hire someone to build it for you.
Video Comparison of Weebly vs WordPress
You can find all sorts of Weebly vs WordPress comparisons on the internet, but here is a video that will highlight the differences. It’s created by DivTag Templates who are one of the premium Weebly templates provider. They will highlight the key differences in Weebly vs WordPress in a simple, and easy to follow way.
As you can see, building a WordPress site is not as easy as Weebly. The main benefit of Weebly is that you can see thing getting built directly in front of your eyes. Weebly gives you a more intuitive way of building websites.
Why Choose Weebly?
Here are some reason why one should try Weebly to build websites:
- You want to build a website rather easily and quickly
- Don’t have time to learn and become proficient with WordPress
- Don’t want to spend a lot of money (since sometimes you may need to hire WordPress specialists to build your ideal website)
- Don’t mind having a simple, yet elegant website that you can build by yourself.
But before you make your final decision, here are a few more things for you to consider….