What is the Best Weebly Alternative?
Deciding which of the website alternatives are better than Weebly is a tough task. Not least because the quality of a website builder depends entirely on your specific needs. For example, if you are building an eCommerce site, Weebly is significantly more accomplished than its rivals. That said, we still rank Squarespace and Wix higher than Weebly overall because they offer a complete website building platform.
Is Wix or Weebly Better?
One of the most common questions we get regarding website building is whether organizations should use Wix or Weebly. Of course, we like Weebly a lot, but there is just more you can do with Wix, especially if you are an enterprise user. In addition, Wix has some features that Weebly oddly ignores, such as global undo and a built-in image storage service.
Although, that does not mean Weebly should be dismissed. In fact, we actively recommend Weebly for personal users and small businesses. Wix has a free option, but it is no match for Weebly’s free site builder. Moreover, if you decide to pay for a website-building tool, Wix costs more than Weebly.
Weebly vs. WordPress
WordPress is something of the elephant in the room within the website building space. There is not much argument that the platform is the largest content management service (CMS) globally. WordPress is the place to host a website, with over 40% of every site online running on top of the platform.
It is worth remembering we are discussing WordPress.org, the web hosting division and sister service to WordPress.com. On the surface, it is hard to dismiss WordPress because it is more affordable than Weebly and gives you more options. In addition, because it is an open-source platform, the customization possibilities for your site are endless.
Although, building a site on WordPress is a little more complex. Sure, you get plugins and templates to make it easier, but you will need to have some base level of code knowledge and website design. Weebly wins in this area thanks to its drag and drops UI, which means even absolute beginners can create a site.
Another important point is you can conceivably build a site with Weebly and host it on WordPress. As a pure website-building tool, we still prefer Weebly, but WordPress is excellent for businesses or individuals willing to experiment.