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WordPress vs Website Builder, Which Is Better? (Compared)

When you decide to build your own website, you may hesitate to choose a platform with WordPress vs Website Builder, WordPress is the most popular blog and CMS (Content Management System) platform, while drag and drop website builder has a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface platform. In this article, we will compare WordPress vs Website Builder and highlight the advantages and disadvantages.

WordPress vs Website Builder, Which One Should I Use

To know this answer, you should consider the following aspects:

  1. Price and Costs
  2. Ease of Use
  3. WordPress plugins vs Website builer apps

Price and Costs

The price is one of the most important factor especially for making multiple websites, below is table showing the costs of WordPress vs Website Builder.

You can see WordPress is the most cost-efficient platform for building websites

Price and Costs in USD WordPress + Web hosting Wix Weebly SITE123
Price/mo $3.49 $12.50 $8.00 $9.80
Price/yr $42 $150 $96 $118
Price/3yr $126 $450 $288 $353
1 Site/yr $42 $150 $96 $118
2 Sites/yr $51 $300 $192 $235
3 Sites/yr $69 $450 $288 $353
1 Site/3yr $126 $450 $288 $353
2 Sites/3yr $153 $600 $576 $706
3 Sites/3yr $207 $1,350 $864 $1,058
Website (s) Unlimited 1 1 1
Storage Unlimited 10GB Unlimited 10GB

Ease of Use for Beginners

Most beginners don’t want to spend much time on code knowledge, so the easiest way to build a website for biginners is using a drag and drop page builer or a ready made website template, the good news is that both WordPress and website builders don’t require code skills. Let’s check which is easier when WordPress vs Website Builder.

WordPress

WordPress is the most popular and powerful CMS in the world and allows you create blogs, websites, eCommerce, forums, social networks and so on. There are thousands of free/paid themes and plugins, you can create any website you want.

WordPress comes with a visual editor interface, you can easily edit your contents but need to preview your page or post before publishing.

WordPress visual editor

Wix website builder

Wix offers a fully managed service, it doesn’t require any skills, you don’t need to worry about how to choose the best web hosting and how to install WordPress.

Wix has a very beginner friendly drag and drop interface, about 500 templates and 300 apps for you to choose from, all you need to do is drag any element from the left sidebar and drop anywhere you want on the website, including text, images, videos, menus, buttons, all kinds of apps and many more.
wix drag and drop website builder

In this section, you can see website builders like Wix and Weebly are more beginner friendy than WordPress, but you can also use WordPress page builder plugins such as BeaverBuiler and Divi, they are more powerful than those Website builders. See our step by step guide about how to make a website with WordPress.

WordPress plugins vs Website builer apps

Plugins and apps are all website extensions, you can add what you want and make your website more powerful, such as contact forms, online chat tools.

WordPress

When you visit the WordPress plugin page, you can see WordPress has more than 55,700 free plugins, and you can also find thousands of premium plugins on Codecanyon and other third party marketplaces.

free wordpress plugins

Website Builders

Wix and Weebly, only has about 300 apps, not to mention those second-rate site builers.

Wix apps
Wix apps

Summary

For easy of use, website builders are easier than WordPress, because it doesn’t need any skills.

But WordPress is more powerfull than website builders, if you prefer DIY, wordpress is more suitable for you.

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