WordPress is a great way to build a website. In fact, about 30% of Internet sites use WordPress to manage their content. Despite its ubiquity, WordPress is not perfect – nor is it suitable for any type of website.
Some people find WordPress a bit fussy as it often requires a bit of coding. It also has limited design flexibility, instead relying on thousands of users to create templates that often cost extra to install.
Our advice? Using a website generator like Wix may be a better alternative for most users. Here are some of the benefits of using WordPress and comparing it to different site builders to create different types of websites.
WordPress.org against WordPress.com
Even setting up a WordPress site can be more complex than most competitors. For example, you have to decide if you want to have a WordPress.com or WordPress.org site.
WordPress.org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. This means that you have to do extra work and organize the hosting of websites with a third party like BlueHost. You get hosting with a WordPress.com site, but the monthly cost is usually higher and you have less control over your site.
For more information, see our full WordPress test
If you want to create a website and are not sold in WordPress, we've put together a summary of the best WordPress alternatives based on our rigorous user testing.
- Wix – Easier to use than WordPress
- Weebly – More features than WordPress
- Squarespace – Better looking than WordPress
- Shopify – Best for selling stuff
- 1 & 1 IONOS – Best for multilingual websites
- Site123 – Best for a quick start