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WordPress vs. Other Popular Website Builders

wordpress vs website builders

As a business owner, you have many options to build a website available to you. You can go the do-it-yourself route with WordPress or another popular website builder. You can also contract out the work to a web development company like us. Or, you can try your hand at coding it yourself.

The main difference in WordPress vs website builders is that, with WordPress, you have complete control over every aspect of the design and functionality, including the code. Other platforms have certain limitations in place that keep you somewhat boxed in. Let’s get into the additional benefits of choosing WordPress.

Why Choose WordPress?

There are several reasons you might choose WordPress over another option:

  1. You Have Complete Control
  2. It’s Free (or Inexpensive)
  3. You Can Do It Yourself (or Hire Someone Else to Do It)
  4. Unlimited Plugins and Themes
  5. Mobile-Friendly
  6. Excellent Support
  7. SEO-Friendly
  8. Safe and Secure
  9. Growing Community
  10. Easy to Use

Considering all of these factors, it’s no wonder that WordPress is one of the most popular website building platforms on the planet. If you’re looking for complete control over your website, without breaking the bank, WordPress is a great option for you.

Wix, Squarespace, Webflow, etc.

While WordPress is the most popular website builder, it’s not the only one. Wix, Squarespace, Webflow, and a few other platforms give you the ability to build a website quite easily by choosing different templates. However, if you want any sort of customization for your site, you’ll quickly find you’re out of luck.

These platforms are built for the masses, so their sole intention is to sell as many subscriptions as possible to new business owners and those who are new to the web in general. While they may seem like a great place to get started, just know that you’ll have the same website as hundreds (potentially thousands) of other businesses online. If you’re planning to build a brand and be around for a while, why put your business on an overused template?

Hiring a Web Development Company

With custom functionality comes a need for a website developer who is familiar with code, themes and plugins on WordPress. This is where we come into the conversation – we’ve been designing and developing business websites on WordPress for over a decade with outstanding results. While this may be the most expensive option when it comes to building your website, it’s the easiest and allows you to focus on the day-to-day of your business.

Moving from a Done-For-You Platform

We can also help you move from another platform if you feel like you’re stuck. While it may seem daunting, we can help you make the switch with ease and have your new WordPress site up and running in no time. We’re happy to take a look at your current site’s platform and come up with the best option to get squared away.

If you’re considering making a move to WordPress or are just starting your research on which platform to choose, feel free to reach out to us and we’d be happy to chat about your specific project.

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Josh Thill

Award winning designer, branding expert, with practical solutions and advanced knowledge of WordPress content management systems and other popular content management systems as well upper level knowledge of internet marketing processes. Also understand the need for traditional marketing strategies and graphic design services. Social media realist.

Specialties: Higher level creative thinking toward problem solving in a practical, solution based structure that is always working toward conversion also strong believer in run on sentences being OK in small doses.

Expertise: WordPress Website Design | Branding | Marketing | Logo Design | SEO Consulting | Graphic Design

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