Near perfect for blogging, so-so for other types of website
Wordpress is is one of the biggest names in blog-publishing and website publishing worldwide. In fact, according Wordpress itself, 30 percent of all websites online use the platform - that’s roughly 500 million websites. We think that Wordpress is a great choice for bloggers, with some downsides for regular websites. Now, we should be clear and say that our review is looking at Wordpress.com, rather than Wordpress.org - they sound similar, but are quite different in the way they approach website development. We explain more in our section Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org. Wordpress.com is great if you want to build a website or blog quickly and easily with minimal development, but want to keep your options open when it comes to scaling and improving your site. From here on out, we’re going to call Wordpress.com ‘Wordpress’.
- Great for bloggers
- Lots of templates
- Easy to set up and use
- Limited design flexibility
- Key features reserved for paid-for packages
- More expensive than Wordpress.Org
In this review:
Let’s take a look at how WordPress compares to the other website builders we’ve tested.
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|Verdict||Comfortably the best website builder we’ve tested, and brilliantly simple, even for beginners||Another great website builder that’s also very approachable for first-timers||Stands out with its attractive templates, though not quite as well-rated as Wix||A great system for producing an e-commerce website||Perfect for blogs, but can be fiddly for other types of site||Some big improvements to templates in the past year, but a little light on features||Can help you build a website, but the options are more limited compared to rival website tools|
|Number of templates||Over 500||56||91||433||290||8||188|
|Value for Money|
|Help and Support|
|Ease of Use|
|Free plan||✔||✔||14-day free trial||✗||✔||30-day free trial||✔|
|Paid plan (monthly)||Starts from $8.50||Starts from $5||Starts from $12||Starts from $7||Starts from $4||Starts from $5.99||Starts from $10.80|
|Try it Today||Visit Wix||Visit Weebly||Visit Squarespace*||Visit 1&1 Ionos||Visit WordPress||Visit GoDaddy||Visit Site123|
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