Wix vs Squarespace vs Weebly vs Jimdo – Pros & Cons Chart

Last updated on May 11, 2017

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Here are the Top 3 Pros & Cons of using Wix, Squarespace, Weebly and Jimdo:

 

Overall [1]

4.8 / 5 Stars

4-stars

4.6 / 5 Stars

4.4 / 5 Stars

3.5-stars

3.5 / 5 Stars

Websites Powered [2]

103 million

1+ million

40 million

15 million

Pro #1

Over 510 professional looking templates across multiple industries for you to choose from.

Beautiful, mobile responsive templates that can give your website a polished design.

One of the easiest website builders to use in the website builder space. User friendly & minimalistic.

Large support team across the world in multiple different languages. Very non-English friendly.

Pro #2

“Pure” drag & drop user interface. Insert content anywhere you want to. Very easy to use.

All templates are mobile responsive. No need to edit your template separately in a mobile editor.

Increasing number of mobile responsive templates. Same as Squarespace, your site is automatically optimized for mobile devices.

You can use it for free & the Jimdo advertisement is not very prominent at the footer of your website.

Pro #3

Comprehensive tutorials on how to use all their tools. Also provides phone & email support.

Extensive styling options without you having to know how to code.

Over 40 pre-designed page layouts for you to select, so you don’t have to start your page layout design from scratch.

Access to codes so you can modify your design extensively (if you know codes or working with a coder).

Con #1

Very visible advertisement if you are using the free plan. Upgrade to the paid plan to remove all advertisements.

Due to the responsive nature of its templates, what you see in the editor may not be exactly how your content shows up “live”.

Template designs are rather basic. They are not as sophisticated / good looking as other website builders.

Needs more professional looking templates. Designs are pretty average. Not as sharp as Wix or Squarespace.

Con #2

Once you select a template, you cannot change it without having to rebuild your content.

The comprehensive style editor could be overwhelming for non-designers. Not the easiest tool to use.

Limited template customization options compared to other website builders (unless you modify the codes to the templates).

Limited styling options compared to other website builders (unless you modify the codes to the templates).

Con #3

URL structure is not as pretty. But Wix webpages are fully crawlable & indexable by search engines (e.g. Google).

eCommerce only integrates with Stripe (payment processor).

Update: Squarespace is now fully integrated with PayPal and Apple Pay.

While Weebly is easy to use, their tutorials / user guides are not very detailed or comprehensive.

Not a true drag & drop user interface. But you can still insert content into your website just fine.

See our Detailed Review Wix Review Squarespace Review Weebly Review Jimdo Review

 

Click here to see our full, comprehensive discussion comparing the pros & cons of these website builders

Our Recommendations:

1) Most User FriendlyWix and Weebly

2) Most Stylish DesignsSquarespace and Wix

3) Good eCommerce ToolsWix and Weebly (click these links for more discussion on their ecommerce tools, or click here to see list of more advanced ecommerce builders)

Or click here to take our Short Quiz to see which website builder best match your needs.

 

Footnotes:

[1] Overall

Scores are based on the analysis on our website builder comparison chart.  You should not base your decision solely on the average scores as there are many qualitative / subjective factors that you should consider prior to deciding.  Our scoring is to help you narrow your choices, then you should always test out at least 2 of the website builders to see which one you are comfortable with before investing your time and money.  We highly recommend you read our detailed reviews for each website builder as we cover each builder in much more depth in those reviews. 

 

[2] Websites Powered

Number of websites powered by each website builder is based on publicly available information.  This does not necessarily equal to the number of active websites, or number of paying customers, but will give you an indication of its size.

 

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Jeremy Wong

About Jeremy Wong

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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Jeremy Wong

About Jeremy Wong

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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