Weebly vs WordPress Comparison Review – An Insider Peek
Weebly vs WordPress Dilemma
Are you having a hard time fully understand the difference between Weebly and WordPress? Including how easy or difficult they are to use, the pros and cons of each website builder?
If you are, this article and video (below) will be able to help you out. I’ll keep technicalities to the minimum, and try to keep things very simple and easy to understand!
I’ve also included a brief summary and some Killer and Myth-Busting Tips for you towards the end of this article. I’m sure you’ll find them useful.
Let’s get going!
Weebly allows you to build websites very quickly, easily and intuitively. They use a drag and drop technology so that if you know how to use a mouse, you can build a website.
Weebly provides you with website building blocks (or “elements”) so you can easily choose what you want and insert them into almost anywhere you want on the website.
Examples of building blocks / elements include paragraphs, pictures, titles, videos, contact forms, maps, etc.
They give you a blank canvas (new website) and you just drag their elements on to the content area with your mouse. Easy enough!
WordPress is traditionally known to be a blogging tool for people to write blog posts. However, in recent years, more and more non-blog websites are using WordPress.
WordPress has a much larger community than Weebly, mainly because they have a lot of different designers and programmers that provide services and build tools (such as plugins) for WordPress users.
This is why a lot of people elect to use WordPress, because the support community is extensive and you will always be able to find help there (for a fee of course!)
The downside which discourages people from using WordPress is that it is a lot more difficult to master, 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 flip side, you can do a lot more fancier things with WordPress, but you will need to either be proficient at using it, or pay for it.
Insider Peek into Weebly and WordPress
All the Weebly vs WordPress comparisons that you find on the internet will give you a bunch of technical points. But we’re going to SHOW you the differences in the following video tour.
While all the writing and text are wonderful, nothing beats going behind the scenes and see exactly how differ:
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. It’s a more intuitive way of building websites.
Choose Weebly If….
So I hope you get a deeper appreciation for how Weebly and WordPress works, and why they are different.
Choose Weebly if…..
- You want to build a website rather easily and quickly
- Don’t want to take up the steep learning curve of learning WordPress
- Don’t want to spend a lot of money (which could sum up to hundreds or thousands or dollars for WordPress specialists)
- Don’t mind not being able to do all possible website tricks under the sun. As mentioned above, WordPress has a massive support community that builds all sorts of cool tools for WordPress users. Weebly has a smaller community.
But before you make your final decision, here are a few more tips for you to consider….
Killer Tip for You: Ignore Technical Geeks – Except for me of course! :)
After all, using Weebly is not something to be embarrassed about – don’t listen to technical geeks who claim Weebly is too restrictive and limited.
Understand Your OWN Unique Needs
Pay attention to what YOU need. Revisit the core reason of why you want a website.
For example, if you are a business owner, you have limited funds and limited time, but want a good yet simple web presence, why would you bother, and where would you find time to learn WordPress – which not as intuitive as Weebly? Or potentially paying a lot of money to experts to solve website problems for you and end up frustrating yourself, when you can accomplish your needs of having a functional website set up quickly and easily through Weebly?
You really should be spending your time and efforts in marketing your business and creating products. Those are tough enough already, and you don’t need that extra pressure to make you feel like ramming your face against a brick wall :)
Prioritize your time (which is a very limited resource).
SEO and Ranking (Myth Busted)
Some people will tell you that you can’t rank well with search engines (such as Google) with Weebly. Well, I’m going to stick my neck out and tell you that you can rank very well, even with Weebly.
It’s true that WordPress has “plugins” or that it is structured to help search engine better understand your website, but they are not a magic bullets. No such thing.
Having a clear SEO strategy, hard work and good execution of your strategy WORKS. Not a magic bullet. I’ve introduced some basic beginner techniques in our SEO articles here.
I’ve built websites with Weebly and have ranked very well with competitive keywords. So don’t let others’ negativity comments sway you.
Just because “they” can’t make it work, does not mean you can’t. :)
Here comes my bias :)
Who says you can’t have a beautiful and functional website with Weebly? If you are still in disbelief, check out our Weebly example websites.
DivTag Templates provide all sorts of design solutions for Weebly users. It’s really a 1-stop shop for all your design and knowledge needs.
We’ve designed them so they’re easy enough to be installed by yourself – you don’t have to be a technical guru – this I can promise you.
Final Thoughts on Weebly vs WordPress
So I hope you found the insider peek video helpful in improving your understanding of how Weebly and WordPress works.
I hope you gained more insights on the different consideration factors in your decision making process.
There really is no “right or wrong” decision, but your final choice should really be driven by your own unique needs.
If you want to build a world class online store, then perhaps Weebly isn’t the best tool for you.
But if you want to build a beautiful website, by yourself, without over-committing your limited resource (time), then using Weebly is one of the best solutions I know of.
Hope this helped.
Co-Founder – DivTag Templates