Weebly vs WordPress | Key Differences You Should Know

Weebly vs WordPressHaving a tough time choosing between Weebly vs WordPress?  Including how easy or difficult they are to use, the pros and cons of each website builder?

You’re not alone.

This is a highly debated topic and it’s one that’s very confusing at times.  But in this article, including the video below, we’re going to explore fully the differences between Weebly and WordPress – in a non-technical way so it’s easy to understand!

But first, let’s go over what exactly is Weebly and what is WordPress.


Weebly Overview

Weebly is one of the easiest website builders in the market.  They allow you to drag and drop content into a website, so it’s very intuitive to use (click here to see our opinion on Weebly).

By using Weebly’s website building elements, you can literally drag them into your website and have a website built relatively quickly, and painlessly.  The beauty of this system is that you can pretty much drag the elements to wherever you want – so it’s not very restrictive on where and how you place your website content.

Weebly’s elements include pictures, paragraphs, videos, buttons, maps, contact forms – basically all the basics for website building.

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WordPress Overview

WordPress is often known as a blogging tool for people who want to blog about their interests.  However, nowadays, WordPress is being used on non-blog websites, including e-Commerce websites.

There is a much larger community supporting WordPress, mainly because they have a lot of different designers and programmers that provide services and build tools (such as plugins) for WordPress users.  So finding WordPress experts is relatively easy.

This is why a WordPress has gained a lot of attention and is favored because the support community is extensive and you will always be able to find help there (for a fee of course!)

The disadvantage of WordPress is that it is a lot more difficult to use, especially 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 other side of the coin, you can do a lot more complex functions with WordPress, but you will need to either be proficient at using it, or be willing to hire someone to build it for you.

If you’re thinking of using WordPress, you’ll need to choose a web host. Have a look at our article on the best hosting providers on the market today to find the best one for you.


Video Comparison of Weebly vs WordPress

You can find all sorts of Weebly vs WordPress comparisons on the internet, but here is a video that will highlight the differences.  They will highlight the key differences between Weebly vs WordPress in a simple, and easy to follow way.

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.  Weebly gives you a more intuitive way of building websites.

Weebly vs WordPress Comparison Table – If you prefer a table / chart based analysis, click here to see it.

Why Choose Weebly?

Here are some reasons why one should try Weebly to build websites:

  • You want to build a website rather easily and quickly
  • Don’t have time to learn and become proficient with WordPress
  • Don’t want to spend a lot of money (since you may need to hire WordPress specialists to build your ideal website)
  • Don’t mind having a simple, yet elegant website that you can build by yourself.

But before you make your final decision, here are a few more things for you to consider….

Website Builder (Weebly) vs WordPress SEO Guide – see our opinion about SEO with website builders such as Weebly and how it compares to WordPress.

Final Thoughts on Weebly vs WordPress

In summary, there really is no “right or wrong” decision when you are trying to decide whether Weebly or WordPress is more suitable for you.  

But you should really understand the differences between Weebly and WordPress, and consider what is more important for you given the advantages and disadvantages that are listed above.

If you want to build a very intricate and complicated website, WordPress can probably do that for you – mind you, you may have to spend some money to hire help.

But if you want to build a simple yet elegant website yourself, without having to deplete a lot of time trying to figure out how WordPress works, then using Weebly is one of the best website builders in the market today.

For a comprehensive overview that summarizes the pros and cons of Weebly as well as its functionalities, visit the Weebly Review here.

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About Jeremy

Jeremy

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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    Lance
    Great stuff. Can you list a few things that you cannot do on a Weebly site (that you can on a WordPress site)? Thanks.
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi Lance, Thanks for your comment. Weebly is certainly easier to use than WordPress but the latter is more comprehensive. If you're comfortable with code, WordPress.org is near limitless in it's possibilities and is used by many web developers to build their clients websites. WordPress.com is the ideal site for blogging as it was built as a blogging platform. Ultimately it comes down to how comfortable you are with website building, Weebly presents a more user-friendly option with a wealth of features but, if you have advanced coding knowledge and time, WordPress.org would be a better suited choice. Hope that helps, Charlie
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    Louise Landin
    Nice info :-) I've been using WordPress for years (.com and .org). My main concern with WP right now is that you need a WP account of your own in order to "like" a post on a WP blog. This really limits the way I can interact and get new likes on my blog. I checked out a Weekly blog, and discovered I could like posts and follow that blog through my Facebook account. Brilliant. Do you know if this is something WordPress has plans for?
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    • Tom Watts
      Tom Watts
      Hi Louise, Unfortunately at this time, we have no way of knowing what future features WordPress has in the pipeline. However, if Weebly has the features you're looking for, why not give the free trial a go? You can see how well it works for you and there's no financial commitment - so could be a winner! - Tom
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    Steve
    Excuse me but everyone praising Weebly and I just got off the HostGator chat with someone that told me Weebly Pro is now obsolete. I couldn't log into my site to edit it and now I have to, (after paying for Weebly Pro), use HostGator's free web builder or WordPress. Does anyone still have Weebly that usable?
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      Christina
      Weebly is amazing and by far the best and as an original hard coder that started in the biz about 15 years ago.. I switched all my clients to Weebly so they could have the flexibility of managing their own sites. I have not yet mastered Wordpress - it's always been so difficult and complex and if I can't even do it, my clients certainly won't be able to. Weebly has come a long way since a few years ago and their sites look amazing and have full functionality even with e-commerce tools. Just use them directly and don't do it through a hosting company because they don't always stay up to date. Good luck.
    • Tom Watts
      Tom Watts
      Hi Steve, Sounds like you've had a bit of a frustrating time, so I'll point you straight towards our discussion about using Weebly and using Weebly with a separate host, which should hopefully clarify a lot of your concerns. There are hosts out there that partnered up with Weebly and offer Weebly website builder. However, my understanding is that the version of Weebly offered by these hosts is not always up to date and provides a difference experience than using Weebly.com directly. So there is a clear distinction between using Weebly.com directly vs using Weebly via one of these hosts. Hope that helps, - Tom