Each platform will come with its pros and cons. Let’s take a deeper look at these by comparing WordPress with two popular website building platforms—Wix and Squarespace.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that WordPress is a content management system, whereas alternatives such as Wix and Squarespace are website builders. Ultimately, they are both tools for building websites but they both have very different approaches. To put it simply, website builders like Wix and Squarespace are easier to use but far less customisable.
Options like Wix or Squarespace will include hosting—the downfall of this is that you can never move your website off Wix or Squarespace to a new web host down the track. With WordPress, you have more freedom but you will need to set up a web host. This isn’t as daunting as it might sound! These days various hosts are offering 1-click WordPress installation.
In terms of pricing, WordPress, Wix and Squarespace are all initially free. At its core, WordPress is free but you may end up paying for themes, hosting and plugins. How far you want to develop and customise your website will determine the final price tag.