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Weebly 4 vs WordPress 2017 | Website Builder Comparison & Review

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Weebly vs WordPress – 2017 Comparison Chart


2017 ComparisonWeeblyWordPress
FeaturesOut of the Box Newsletter / Contact Form / Page BuilderOut of the box Posts / Pages but need to install plugins to get Newsletter / Contact Form / Page Builder. Many of those have free versions.
Good Selection of Themes. Most look clean.Many free themes for WordPress are bad. Others may require upgrade to premium to get full functionality.
Premium themes available from 3rd party designer / developers as well.Many of the best themes premium only.
Ecommerce Built in with Small Transaction Fee (No Weebly fee for Business Package)Ecommerce best with WooCommerce (May need premium WooCommerce plugins for best results)
StabilityExtra features provided by Weebly so Weebly’s responsibility to fix.Runs well when kept updated and maintained – many big business sites run on WordPress.
You don’t control back end so less things to blow upBeware installing old plugins / themes and running into huge PHP errors (Developer Fix Costs)
Phone / Email support for premium accountsAs good as your web host / maintenance skills
Need to go 3rd party for guaranteed support.
Developer CustomizationUpload to developer test sites onlineRun test environments on any machine
Can create plugins and theme but needs to run JavascriptOpen source code
Can’t put PHP code on Weebly’s servers (?)Back End PHP
Template FilesCode anything you want – its your site. Javascript / WooCommerce Templates / Custom Themes, etc.
Buy plugins on Weebly marketplaceBuy plugins / themes on 3rd party sites like ThemeForest /
HostingYou don’t need to manage a web server. Weebly does that for you.You need a server to put your site on.
You will need to manage some basic aspects of the server or pay someone to do that.
CostFree to try.Free to Download.
$8 / 12 / month for Starter / Pro premium packages comes with .com registrationPay for Webhosting.
Weebly hosts for youPay for Premium Plugins.
May need extra plugins but most common features included in proPay for Developer / Design Support on Serious Sites
Designed to be drag and drop user friendly but may still need supportPay for .com domain

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Chris' Tutorials

A tech savvy guy who likes making video tutorials to introduce others to new software and help them in getting started. I got started with this project on YouTube which continues to be the main channel for my tutorial work so I recommend you check it out if you haven't already.

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