Top 4 Best Website Builders

Website builders can be a good option for those who may not have the budget to hire a web developer.

Top 4 Best Website Builders
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Website builders can be a good option for those who may not have the budget to hire a web developer.

The website builder is also one of the fastest ways to set up your website. Many free and paid website builders offer simple, drag-and-drop tools that make the website simple and straightforward.

However, not all website building tools are the same. Some are more flexible and/or reliable than others.

Website builders are best for:

Website builders are the perfect solution for low-budget individuals or small businesses:

  • Small business owner
  • Freelancers
  • Writers
  • Blogger
  • Musician, artist
  • Event planner

4 Best Website Builder

Without further ado, Let's see a detailed review of each website builder. Starting with my recommendations.

4) Weebly

Weebly is another all-in-one website platform on the list. It can handle all your website needs from simple business-card sites to eCommerce stores.

It is similar to the Wix in many aspects but features its features somewhat differently.

  • Easy to use (drag-and-drop website builder)
  • Free version available
  • Online store module
  • You can change your website template later on
  • A great dashboard that’s easy to navigate
  • Blogging module included
  • The cheapest plan is very limited
  • The website builder has limited features and is a bit dated compared to the competition

Ease to use

Weebly recently redesigned its dashboard, and the new one is proving to be very easy to use with all the features easily accessible.

You can have a good overview of all the areas of your site in one place and easily find all the options. The same goes for your orders - if you have eCommerce enabled, you will see your orders with everything else.

As for the builder, that one does not get the updated treatment and looks dated in some areas.

You can choose from only a couple of pre-made classes (such as team or contact), but other than that, you have to make the design very hands-on through pulling content elements one by one from the sidebar.

Overall, easy to use? Yes, but there is a lack of features when it comes to pure website building.

3) Wix

Wix.com is an all-in-one website building solution that allows you to create a professional and customized website yourself.

The best thing about Wix is how it distributes its features and how easy it is to understand the entire platform. No matter your level of experience, you will be able to create a beautiful and functional website, which does not lack any necessary features.

  • Easy to use (drag-and-drop website builder)
  • Free version available
  • 500+ design templates to choose from
  • Online store module
  • Mobile friendly
  • AI module to help you get started
  • Can’t change website template once you choose one
  • No live chat support (support a bit difficult to contact overall)

Ease to use

Wix has a basic approach when it comes to how it directs you through the process of creating a website. Out of the gate, you are invited to work with Wix ADI (their AI module).

ADI will offer a site design for you. You can take it or choose from several Wix templates - each template can be customized later. The drag-and-drop editor gives you as much freedom as possible while doing customizations.

Most importantly, no coding skills are required to work with Wix.

Another interesting thing about Wix is ​​that each user sees a slightly modified version of the dashboard - customized based on user requirements. For example, if you are using the eCommerce module in your dashboard, you will see options for adding products, passing through commands, etc. Different options will appear on other types of sites.

2) Squarespace

Squarespace is one of the most popular website building tools. It is also the only website builder for Super Bowl advertising, which is proof that the company is indeed confident about its product.

Squarespace prides itself on its beautiful design and intuitive interface. Great if you want to build a commercial website.

  • Easy to use (drag-and-drop website builder)
  • Hundreds of award-winning website templates
  • Templates being added regularly, with new ones being added all the time
  • Online store module
  • Mobile friendly
  • Great mobile apps
  • Blogging module and logo maker included
  • No free version
  • Expensive, especially for eCommerce

Ease to use

When you first sign up for Squarespace, you are a familiar, more traditionally welcome addition to the creation of the website. Squarespace first asks you to select a website template and then lets you customize the design and content.

The builder is fully visual and drag-and-drop enabled. You can edit each section individually (such as headers, main fields) and also add new sections and sub-pages.

If you want to edit any of the elements, just click on them and start creating your tweaks.

As you work with your site, the Squarespace interface provides many assistants, such as their logo creator, curated color palettes based on the design you choose, or easy typography customization and global font settings. You can also easily switch between layouts. And when you're ready, you can register a new domain for your site and launch it to the world.

Overall, if you have more control over your design and don't let the various AI modules decide things for you, Squarespace is very easy to use and very functional.

1) WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a commercial version of open-source WordPress software. We discussed open-source WordPress earlier in this roundup, talking about DreamHost website builder.

What you get from WordPress.com is a self-contained website platform that is ready to serve the DIY beginner user.

  • Easy to use (drag-and-drop website builder)
  • Free version available
  • Hundreds of website templates available
  • You can change your template later on
  • Online store module
  • Updated all the time
  • Excellent blogging module included
  • The website templates are mostly great but there are also some that are poorly optimized
  • Really expensive if you want to build an eCommerce store
  • No customer support at all on the free plan

Ease to use

WordPress.com does a great job of guiding you step by step while working on your website. It all starts with selecting a name, adding a site menu, updating your homepage, and so on.

The main dashboard is clear and easy to navigate. You can access key elements from the sidebar and then make your changes as needed.

WordPress has a really good content editor that works with full drag-and-drop and has all the necessary content elements you might need on a website.

You can change your website template at any time, and then customize it through a different interface to fit your needs.

Depending on the scheme you select, there are add-ons (plugins) available that you can install with just a few clicks.

Overall, creating a new website with WordPress.com is simple, and takes you through the entire process. However, the range of features is slightly limited compared to the open-source WordPress available in the DreamHost offers. Everything you get here is a more beginner-friendly platform.