Between YouTube sponsorships and plain mass marketing, website builders such as SquareSpace and Wix have become popular beyond belief. Now, besides site builders, CMS (Content Management System) software is widely used for simplifying web design/development. The most popular CMS software by far is WordPress, which is used for everything from personal blogs to corporate websites.

So, with the ever-rising popularity of website builders, how does WP stack up?

The Editor

WordPress has plugins such as Beaver Builder, Elementor, and Gutenberg, which add an easy-to-use editor. However, by default, it utilizes a form editor, with very little customization available.

On the other hand, most website builders use a drag-and-drop interface.

Easy to Use

At first, WordPress can be a little overwhelming. Novices may need to watch a, or a series of, YouTube tutorials in order to get started.

Web Builders are oftentimes far easier to use, with very little or no coding skill requirements.

Flexibility

In this category, website builders have no chance. WordPress, with its large library of plugins, can be used for a wide variety of purposes. From forums, to social media networks, to podcast sites, WordPress can do it all.

Hosting

Typically, website builders are sold with hosting, while WordPress hosting can be sold by anyone. With the advent of newer control modules, WordPress hosting has gradually gotten easier to manage.

Conclusion

For beginners, website builders are likely the optimal option. However, if a webmaster desires a professional-looking website, or requires a more flexible

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