Choose the Best Website Builder for Making Your Website (2020)

By | January 13, 2021



Looking to start your own site but not sure which platform is best for you? It’s a tough choice as there are several different platforms to choose from and each can have their pros and cons. In this video, we’ll help you choose the best blogging platform for you and the pros and cons of each.

 

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WordPress.org
Pros:
– Max control over the site
– Robust Features
– Thousands of themes and plugins
Cons:
– You are responsible for maintenance, updates, and backups
Price:
– $2.75/month

Wix
Pros:
– Fully hosted
– Dozens of templates
– Built in functionality
Cons:
– Shows Wix branding
– Shows ads on site
– moving is difficult
Price:
– free
– $9/month to $26.25/month

Shopify
Pro:
– Dedicated to ecommerce
– Payment gateways accepted
– Inventory management system
– Thousands of themes
Cons:
– Expensive
Price:
– $29/month to $299/month
– $9/month to add to an existing site

Weebly
Pro:
– Fully hosted
– Drag and drop design
– Built in ecommerce support
– Built in features
Cons:
– Limited features
– 3% transaction fees on sales
Price:
– Free tier
– $8/month billed annually
– $12.99/month
– Buy domain name separately

Squarespace
Pro:
– Fully hosted platform
– Dozens of themes and apps
– Ecommerce
Cons:
– Limited integrations
– Can’t add your own gateway
Price:
– $12.99/month – $18.00/month
– Ecommerce $26-40/month
– Purchase domain name

WordPress.com
Pro:
– Fully hosted platform
– Free and paid themes
– Free and paid plugins
Cons:
– No plugins on lower tiers
– No ad network on lower tiers
– No ecommerce on lower tiers
Price:
– Free yoursite.wordpress.com
– $4.00 – $8.25/month
– $24.92/month billed annually for business

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