Wix and Weebly are hugely popular site builder platforms. If you’re looking to create a website using a site builder, these are most probably going to be in your list considerations, likely including other options such as WordPress and Squarespace.
But which one should you use to build your website? These are both complete software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that claim to offer the easiest way to create a website without the need for any coding knowledge. But users are choosing one service over the other because clearly, these aren’t one-size-fits-all products.
Wix and Weebly are popular tools that let users create their very own websites without touching even a single line of code. Logic Inbound have recently published a comparative analysis between these leading website building platforms. The analysis is focused on finding the similarities and differences between them in order to facilitate users who’re deciding on which platform to build their website on.
Wix was found to have the edge when it comes to raw figures. The number of websites using Wix amounts to more than 2 million, more than double the amount that use Weebly. To cater to their larger user base, Wix offers more than 500 template designs for free. Weebly on the other hand offer just over 100 template designs, far less than its competitor. Wix’s large template selection might lead to the belief that it’s a classic case of quantity over quality, but that’s not the case. All of the templates are professionally designed and feature a modern and minimalist aesthetic. Weebly’s templates are also very well made, but due to their smaller numbers users might not find the best fit for their website.
Buying a premium Wix subscription is also quite a bit cheaper. At just $7-per-month, entry-level Wix pricing undercuts Weebly by a straight 50 percent. However, there is a caveat with Wix’s entry-level subscription plan, because the company chooses to display its own advertising on websites using the entry-level plan. To get rid of this advertising, users have to opt for the $12-per-month Combo price plan, which still manages to undercut Weebly’s Starter plan which costs $14-per-month. One thing to note is that Wix restricts its eCommerce features to users of the $20-per-month eCommerce and the $30-per-month VIP plan, whereas Weebly makes these features available for all price plans. Thus, users who want to sell products on their website will be able to do so at a lower cost using Weebly.
Wix and Weebly also allow users to install plugins which enhance the platform in terms of features and functionality. In this regard, based on numbers Weebly potentially offers much more features as it has 300 plugins available compared to just 250 available for Wix. However, the quality of these plugins is quite hard to determine so it’s not an outright advantage for Weebly. Thus in this regard the two platforms are quite evenly matched.
One of the main reasons users choose these platforms is that they allow for deep customizations for design of the website. The Wix website customization feature is arguably more powerful, as it features true drag-and-drop functionality and allows users to tweak almost every aspect of a website’s design. Weebly’s editor is also very flexible in terms of the customization options it offers, but doesn’t allow users to tweak the more complicated aspects of a website. It’s a great tool for beginners who don’t want too much complexity.
Wix and Weebly are both great tools to build websites on. Choosing between them comes down to the amount of customization options. For users who want a simple website editor, Weebly is a great choice. But for users who want complete control over a website’s design, Wix should be their choice.
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