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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.
#weebly #wordpress
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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 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 Uzair ch
    You can go to Wordpress because it's very easy to manage and the best platform for making websites.
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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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