How do website builders differ from WordPress

Website builder or WordPress?

What is the difference between WordPress and a website builder?

There are several differences between the two tools. In order to better understand these, we have compared and evaluated the three most important factors below.

user friendliness

A website builder is considered less complicated compared to WordPress, as WordPress can be overwhelming for beginners. That doesn't necessarily mean that WordPress is difficult to use. WordPress involves more jargon and it has a steeper learning curve than a website builder, which makes it a little more advanced. However, once you get the hang of it, WordPress is easy to use. So if you are up for the challenge and want to learn how to produce a great website, give it a try!

If you don't want to spend a lot of time learning how to create a website, we recommend a website builder. Building a website couldn't be easier than that. A simple drag-and-drop interface is available to you, which makes building the website very straightforward. One.com's website builder even includes images that you can use for free, so you don't have to spend time creating your own.

flexibility

With both WordPress and a website builder, you can create any type of website, from a personal blog to a website for your business. However, with WordPress you get significantly more flexibility and options.

First of all, WordPress offers you a huge range of different plugins (add-ons). These plugins add certain functionalities to your website, many of which can be installed completely free of charge. However, since add-ons are external extensions to your website, installing the wrong add-ons could damage your website. So you should always check ratings, the number of installations, and the date of the last update before installing anything.

Although you can choose from over 140 templates in the one.com website builder, WordPress offers you thousands of free themes. WordPress also guarantees users an ideal surface for mobile devices, while some website builders have some catching up to do here. In WordPress, your content is automatically scaled depending on which device is used to visit your website.

At one.com we make sure that every template is responsive from the start. Our website builder includes an editor for mobile viewing. This is a great way to ensure that your website looks great on all devices. Our templates are fully customizable and you can change anything once you've chosen one.

So with WordPress you have a lot more options and a lot more flexibility. However, it is also more difficult and time consuming when you want to make custom changes.

handling

With WordPress you have to fiddle a lot and spend a lot of time if you want to design your website in an appealing way and exactly according to your wishes. Publishing your content and pages is just as easy with WordPress as with a website builder. However, if you publish a lot of content and want to keep your website evolving over time, WordPress is the better option. However, if all you want to do is get your website online and keep it simple, the Homepage Builder should be your tool of choice.

In short, a website builder will get your website online quickly and cheaply. WordPress offers a wider range of options and allows a larger website and a lot of content to be published, but it will take longer to get your website ready for publication.

Should I use a website builder or WordPress?

So what should you use? Before choosing a tool, ask yourself the following questions:

1. How much time do you have to build your website?

If you are just starting out with WordPress, there will be a learning curve in which you will try to understand how your website is used and set up. If you need a website quickly, the Homepage Builder is your best option. You can start from scratch and get online in no time.

2. What is your level of technical knowledge?

For someone who is not tech savvy, WordPress can be overwhelming as there is a lot to learn. With a website builder, even people with little technical understanding can create a website in a short amount of time.

3. What are you looking for in a tool?

If you want to build a website quickly and don't want to spend a lot of time on maintenance, then we recommend the homepage builder. However, if you're looking for more options and you don't mind learning to use the new tool, WordPress is your best bet.

4. How big do you want your website to be?

If you need a bigger website, WordPress is a better option. While there is a steep learning curve, once you understand the system, you won't have any problems creating and posting new content.

If you need a smaller and simple website with limited content and few pages, the Homepage Builder is a great alternative.

So if you want to create a website as quickly as possible and don't want to worry too much about updates and maintenance, choose the website builder. If you need more options and functions and the steeper learning curve and the higher expenditure of time are not a problem, choose WordPress.

To get started, simply choose one of our hosting plans. Both the website builder and WordPress are included in our packages.