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I'm wanting to make a targeted niche website with a primary focus on articles such as reviews and answering questions. I've heard Weebly is good due to how easy it us to use but at the same time Wordpress appears to be the most popular, at least in these circles.

What are the pro's and con's to both?

Much appreciated guys, thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    I've used both platforms in the past, and Wordpress has a blog-esque feel whereas Weebly is a drag-and-drop WYSIWG website creator.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackanderson96
      Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

      I've used both platforms in the past, and Wordpress has a blog-esque feel whereas Weebly is a drag-and-drop WYSIWG website creator.
      Much appreciated, sounds like Weebly is more what I'm looking for right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author DigitWe
    I have a experience more than 10 year on this field.. strongly recommend for WP
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by DigitWe View Post

      I have a experience more than 10 year on this field.. strongly recommend for WP
      So as the OP ask what are the pro's and con's of both ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    The advantage of Wordpress is the amount of plugins that are available. You have a plugin for everything and it also integrates with everything.

    I personally haven't experienced any cons. It"s very solid and easy to use.

    Weebly it's also easy to use. It doesn't have as many themes as wordpress but the drag and drop system is nice.

    Wordpress to me it's more practical as far as adding blog posts. But it really is a matter of preference for what you mentioned that you need it for which is for articles and reviews.

    The nice thing about Wordpress and also weebly is that you can always move your data to a new host if necessary.

    This is something that other programs such as Wix does not provide. So if you like Weebly I would say go with Weebly. You can't go wrong with either in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    WordPress seems to be the most popular choice but it is not simple to use at all. I also recommend Wix for a novice to start and learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaapSmits
    I like Wordpress because it is more popular and has plugins for anything you want
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by jackanderson96 View Post

    I'm wanting to make a targeted niche website with a primary focus on articles such as reviews and answering questions. I've heard Weebly is good due to how easy it us to use but at the same time Wordpress appears to be the most popular, at least in these circles.

    What are the pro's and con's to both?

    Much appreciated guys, thank you.
    I've typically used Wordpress and it's worked well for me, never used Weebly.
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  • Mr Anderson,

    I suggest you use both. I've created websites with both and they both serve their purpose in the market place.

    Try to build identical websites using both website builders and see what the pro's & cons are for yourself. Then when you are ready to use paid hosting services, you'll be better prepared when making your decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
    Weebly has "1" MAJOR flaw ; if they disappear, your website is dead in the water. Paying customers have been begging weebly for years to set up a back-up system but they refuse.


    Why?


    Because they DO NOT want the weebly platform to be interchangeable with other platforms such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla, etc.


    In other words, they make it extremely hard to convert from weebly to any other platform.



    Additionally, have you ever noticed that you are hardpressed to find weebly sites in Archive.org?


    Once you leave weebly, they delete every fingerprint of your site from their servers; you literally have NO BACK-UP!


    In summation; only use weebly as a parasite!
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    WordPress is the best when it comes to features, SEO, security and so on. It doesn't even compare with Weebly.

    If you are serious about your online business, always choose WordPress.

    The time you need to learn WP is totally worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Techwork
    Hi
    I don't know much about Weebly, but I have been using Wordpress for almost 10 years now and I have never considered moving to another platform. There is a lot of users and forums where you can get help with Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbro
    Me personally, I like keeping my options open -- whenever I launch a niche website I keep in mind the possibility that someday I might like to sell the website once it has grown. Hence I tend to lean towards self hosted WordPress more than any other cms/solution. There's a learning curve initially but it's well worth it for sure.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author blacksinger
    I like more Wordpress, i think they have more tools for SEO purposes and more friendly too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barkleyoo
    Private site builders are for throw-away websites I'd say. You are trusting some private platform with maintaining your site and never disabling your site. Many people get deleted over the years for various reasons. Use open source software whenever possible if you have a serious long-term project, move servers anytime.
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  • WordPress is easy to use and create all kinds of pages with. I recommend WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maximilian5
    There are more options and features with WordPress. It will help you in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElsnerStore
    When it comes to ease of use, Weebly will be a bit simpler for most users because getting started is as simple as creating a Weebly account.
    With WordPress.org, though, you'll need to go through some setup before you can start building.
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    • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
      Originally Posted by ElsnerStore View Post

      When it comes to ease of use, Weebly will be a bit simpler for most users because getting started is as simple as creating a Weebly account.
      With WordPress.org, though, you'll need to go through some setup before you can start building.
      agree! same here
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  • Ive a few Weebly sites for the last few years that have earned me small Clickbank commisions, and have worked away like Clockwork, set and forget. Problem is they dont rank that well.

    Wordpress sites rank better but Ive had little technical issues over the years, problems with hosting and been hacked.

    Wordpress.com is a great place to get introduced Wordpress for free. Doesnt have all the functionality of wordpress.org but they are free and rank well. Plus u can post aff links..
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  • Profile picture of the author eagle1984
    Both are good but i like word press because wp seo friendly
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Originally Posted by jackanderson96 View Post

    I'm wanting to make a targeted niche website with a primary focus on articles such as reviews and answering questions. I've heard Weebly is good due to how easy it us to use but at the same time Wordpress appears to be the most popular, at least in these circles.

    What are the pro's and con's to both?

    Much appreciated guys, thank you.
    I mean everyone know Wordpress is a star and there is definitely more to use in your advance as with Weebly.
    on the other hand weebly is easier to navigate
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  • Profile picture of the author manifestsuccess
    Honestly I'd say learn some HTML and create your own webpage from scratch. The website will look better and you'll be able to accomplish alot more on your page and how you want to. Don't limit or restrict yourself by taking a shortcut way to make your webpage. Time and dedication will show and will produce the best results. Hope this helps!
    -Ty
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  • Profile picture of the author alminhaliab
    I like Wordpress because it is more popular and has plugins for anything you want
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  • Profile picture of the author abbe77
    Weebly
    - easy to use
    - domain and hosting included in the package
    - weebly responsible for security and update
    - they offer Free package but very limite options
    - ongoing cost, You have to pay subscription fee as long as you want your site live
    - limited access, You can only do what weebly allows you to do.
    - limited payment gateways for e-commerce sites


    Wordpress
    - have to learn, and update regularly
    - your responsibility to secure the site
    - no subscription fee (on the other hand, domain and hosting subscription)
    - lots of freedom
    - customization and flexibility
    - massive help and support community
    - lots of learning curves
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  • Profile picture of the author hsvdm
    HI i have used both owever weebly is limited, You can do what it allows. however in Wordpress you can do any thing with plugins, Some are free and some are paid. I think you can do more with Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author orangeversion
    Weebly is beginner-friendly site that you can use for both personal and professional use. And Wordpress will help you to accommodate very large websites. Wordpress is more demanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amara Magdalene
    You can go with WordPress, it is popular and it is easy to handle your website with its admin panel and its plugins are nice. I recommend you WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohamad azimi
    I suggest you use both. I've created websites with both and they both serve their purpose in the market place.
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  • Profile picture of the author culpetm
    Wordpress is so popular because it is so flexible. There is a free plugin for almost everything you could possibly want to do, and there is a paid plugin for everything else...

    Having said that, it's going to take a little time to learn the system. It can be technically challenging for beginners, but learning the system is well worth it.

    For a beginner, I'd recommend a hosted wordpress solution, rather than a self-hosted solution (too complex for a beginner).

    Tip: Install a good security plugin to protect against attacks and - for goodness sake - backup your core files and your database frequently, so that if you do get hacked, you can press a button and get your old site back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew North
    WordPress is open source and is supported by thousands of developers. Weebly is maintained by one company, so you're stuck with what they give you (although it is a good platform).

    WordPress has more plugins, and gives you more freedom to do what you want and experiment. WordPress is kind of like running a Windows or dare I say a Linux/Unix operating system, while Weebly is like using a Mac.

    If you want to build a business, I suggest WordPress. If you want something done quick and don't want to get involved in learning about how to manage a site, I'd suggest Weebly.

    Most people I know who have IM businesses use WordPress or have a custom CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    WordPress is by far superior to Weebly. There is a learning curve but for SEO alone it makes it worth it to figure out how to use WordPress. Weebly for getting H1 tags is limited to an app that they have if you don't want to manually code it in every time you're going to use it. There are limitations all over the place for it though and it makes it much harder to properly do on-page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author mvhardwoodFR202
    Wordpress is the best, specially now it added more features, wordpress now have the page builder plugins that you can easily use for the look of your websites, regular updates and security for wordpress is upgraded.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaq870069
    I would go with WordPress. They have useful plugins for SEO and analytics, a variety of professional themes, and their content management systems (CMS) isn't that hard to use once you get the hang of it. Also, according to Google, about 30% of websites use WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author luizeba
    For basic websites, I'm enjoying a lot Google Sites. It's free and really easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Randazzo
    I don't know, I'm a die hard WP fan. I don't think you could ever go wrong using WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    wordpress all the way!!
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