Best WordPress Alternatives You Can Use to Create a Fantastic Website
Let us be honest here. WordPress is a great Content Management System; no questions asked. Anyway, it is not mandatory for everybody to like or to use it. In this article, we look at the seven best WordPress alternatives that web designers can use to create splendid websites.
Joomla is an open-source CMS, meaning that the software is free, and the people using Joomla can contribute to updates. The program has been winning the Best Free CMS from 2015 to 2019, and with its interface and features, it isn’t hard to infer why.
Joomla has an easy to understand UI, and there’s a variety of both front and back-end templates. You will never be short of extension and plugins, not to forget the plethora of tools for design and SEO. Installation of Joomla is extremely easy, and so is building a site with it. The good this is that the software is Open Source, the community is big and helpful. Thus, you will get enough resources on the internet if you want to learn or are having difficulties with building your site.
The reason to use Wix as an alternative to WordPress is its ease of design. You see, in WordPress, we did have a lot of themes and design options. Anyway, after choosing a theme, you will have to move some elements on the screen, like say Menu Bar, and sometimes, we need to put custom code to make some changes.
Wix, on the other hand, is entirely drag and drop. You can select things with the mouse, and then put them exactly where you want to. There will be no compromise with the design. It is fast, and you can do everything on the screen that you are thinking in your mind. You can use a very basic version of Wix for free (there still are design options), and you will need to pay for other premium versions. Anyway, the prices are very reasonable, as Wix gives you hosting and domain name, compared to WordPress, which is an Open Source platform, and you had to get your own server space and site name.
Just like we use Wix for flexibility, a designer would recommend Weebly for simplicity. It is effortless to create layouts and create elements like tables, login boxes, social share buttons, etc.
The thing about making a site with Weebly is that everything is within your reach. The UI is fast, so you can see the preview as soon as you make a change, and the same goes for reverting. In the dashboard which you can access quickly after logging in, you can see the analytics like page visitors and such, which will give you more insights into the traffic.
One of the best things about it is its blog feature; adding and editing blogs is exceptionally straightforward. You can do it on the same screen, i.e., unlike in WordPress, you don’t have to open a new window for ”Edit Post.” So, Weebly is the one for you if you are uploading regular content.
You can use Weebly for free, but there will be a watermark on your site if you do so. Anyway, the service is still affordable, so you won’t have to worry a lot about the funds.
Squarespace, the next among our best WordPress alternatives, is more of a ”premium” web designer costing more than what others generally do. As of now, their cheapest plan is $12 per month.
Squarespace has more than 100 themes. It is especially favorable for designing mobile sites because most of its designs have been made keeping the smaller screen versions on sites on the mind. Well, you can say that this will be helpful for the SEO, but still, there aren’t any options for making or editing Meta descriptions or titles. Anyway, it still is simpler to use than WordPress. One thing, however, that has been holding people from buying Squarespace is that it doesn’t support PayPal; you will have to pay through MasterCard or other payment methods.
Webnode most certainly doesn’t have as many features as WordPress or the other WordPress alternatives that we talked about in the article. For instance, they don’t have options for adding categories or tags. Anyway, it has one thing that sets it apart from other tools that have helped it garner its 27 million users.
It is the ability to add different languages to your website. As per their site, they say they support 25 languages. Anyway, the article was written in 2013, so we hope they do more than that now. Even if not, then it is still impressive.
The cheapest plan of Webnode is $8 per month if you pay annually. Thankfully, it covers web hosting and most of the themes available.
1,2, 3 and it’s done! Site 123 is one of the most popular choices, especially for one-pager websites, but they have a lot more in store than that.
They have different website presets, ranging from Business to Online store to Blogs, and once you choose one, you can start building your site accordingly. You don’t need to worry about the styles- there are plenty available and also the features. SEO is simple to do, as well.
Site 123 can be used for free, as long as you are willing to show their ads on your website. On the other hand, you can also purchase the premium plans, which start from a little above ten bucks, and it will give you access to a fast hosting as well. With the premium version, you can also add multilingual support.
Of course, we are talking about WordPress alternatives in this article, but WooCommerce may be what you are looking for. Well, it is the most popular eCommerce platform that you can install on WordPress.
WooCommerce has more than 86 million downloads, which means 28% of online stores in the world are powered by it. Well, they are not overrated; you see, the platform is open-source and free. You can easily add required elements, for example, items on sales, reviews, etc. to your site. Anyway, you can buy plugins which will cost you money. In addition, WooCommerce provides a sufficient, yet a simple storefront (could be bland for some). So, some people like to purchase another theme while still using it.
You see, there are a lot of WordPress alternatives for you to use to create websites. Anyway, if you are building a professional site, for example, for a corporate, we still recommend you to hire professional web designers. Experience and the skills matter; many things go on a perfect website, and if you haven’t the necessary knowledge, you will build a ”good” one but not the ”best.” This could affect your impressions or sales.
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