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206 – The Showdown: WordPress vs. Weebly

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The Showdown: WordPress vs. Weebly

Today we continue the comparison of the different website platforms. The goal isn’t to find the best one or see how WordPress is better, but to understand what features other companies have and how we could make WordPress better. This week, it’s Weebly that we examine.

The call to action on the home page is to sign up; has a simple form for name, email, and password. Next it’s time to pick a plan.

  • Free is $0 per month
  • Starter is $4 per month
  • Pro is $8 per month
  • Business is $25 per month

After selecting the free plan, Weebly prompts me “What is the Focus of Your Site?” Options to choose are:

  • Site
  • Blog
  • Store

Next up is choosing a theme. As I roll over the theme, a box appears and allows me to pick my default color for the theme. I pick orange (of course).

The last set up step is setting my domain. I can choose to:

  • Use a subdomain of Weebly (like something.weebly.com)
  • Purchase a domain name
  • Use a domain that I already own

The last screen before I can start building my site has the option to ‘Plan my Site.’ Since I’m a curious new user, I check it out.

Plan

  • Welcome
  • Site Goals
  • Look at other sites

Build

  • Organizing Pages (here are most common pages on a website)
  • Laying out Pages (when columns are good for content, etc)
  • Change your theme
  • Amazing Photos

Grow

  • Pick a domain
  • Publish
  • Grow Visitors

Call To Action

Don’t switch to Weebly 🙂

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