Webydo and WordPress are very different, though they have a common goal. While WordPress has been around for more than ten years catering to a diverse clientele, Webydo was launched just over two years ago as a community-led web service for designers.
Despite the shared goal – to help people easily create websites – the approach of each web service is quite unique. So let’s see who’s the ideal target audience for each platform.
Please note: in this article we’re talking about the self-hosted version of WordPress – WordPress.org.
#1 Ease of Use
Webydo. Webydo is a completely code-free web service. Its editor is built in the tradition of Photoshop or InDesign, so if you’re familiar with Adobe’s ecosystem, you’ll find Webydo easy to use. The builder supports WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing.
WordPress. WorsPress’s learning curve is a bit steeper. If you’re a newbie, you may need to hire a developer to set up your site. What’s more you have to update the software manually, when a new version appears (with Webydo, everything is being updated automatically).
Webydo vs WordPress. Webydo is easier for a non-coder to customize the look and functionality of their site. However, when it comes to uploading content after a website is built, WordPress is just as easy, if not easier.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
Webydo. Webydo’s main task is to help designers streamline the workflow. To do that, they offer a handy dashboard where designers can easily manage all their projects: add collaborators, send invoices directly through the system and even re-brand the entire platform.
Speaking about design-related features, Webydo provides an advanced design toolset including a code-free parallax scrolling animator, grid generator, smart text editor, and the ability to download your website’s HTML/CSS code among others.
Webydo has a simple blogging system called ‘Articles’ that lets you create a template for your future posts. This feature allows your clients to add new posts themselves following the same design format.
Webydo has no proprietary eCommerce solutions, yet it supports Ecwid integration.
Once you’ve designed your site using Webydo, you can can either download its code and host it somewhere else, or opt for Webydo hosting.
WordPress. WordPress is very flexible. You can customize and scale your WordPress website infinitely, be it a simple business website, shop or blog. You have the ability to completely open up the code and change whatever you’d like.
However, you should know that almost any new feature requires a plugin. Though these pieces of software are easy to install, over time your website accumulates many plugins which can conflict and make your site work slower.
WordPress vs Webydo. WordPress allows for endless customization. Webydo focuses on the needs of the average designer. Both offer enough tools to build and publish a decent website, but it’s obvious that with WordPress you get greater flexibility.
Webydo. There are three options: ready templates, blank layout templates and blank canvas. The templates are fully customizable. You can create different experiences for different devices (desktop, tablet, mobile).
Earlier, there was a built-in Mobile editor where users could add mobile-specific actions to their site. Recently, it’s been replaced with Responsive Studio.
WordPress. WordPress websites can be custom-coded from scratch or you can choose from the thousands of paid and free WordPress themes. Regardless of the chosen theme, everything can be modified with a bit of custom code.
Webydo vs WordPress. Webydo is meant for designers who build websites from scratch, so there’s nothing strange about their small templates choice. WordPress targets a bit different audience and offers a huge choice of templates.
#4 Customer Support
Webydo. There’s a community-driven forum and extensive knowledgebase. In case you can’t find the asnwer in the help center, you can contact one of the Webydo experts via email or live chat located directly in the control panel.
Webydo live chat
WordPress. There’s a massive community of thousands of developers around the world who specialize specifically in WordPress. There are thousands of forums, video tutorials and blogs on WordPress, covering every stage of website creation, from installing your first theme to adding eCommerce plugins.
WordPress vs Webydo. Webydo’s community is significantly smaller and more compact – you’ll find most help resources on the official website. WordPress’s community is more scattered, and unfortunately, there’s no official support staff.
#5 Pricing Policy
Webydo. Webydo is a premium service. There are four paid packages: One site, Pro, Team and Agency. Your choice will mainly depend on how many websites you’re going to build and whether you need the White Label and Site Export features. You can try Webydo free during a 30-day trial period.
WordPress. WordPress is technically free. However, you’ll need to purchase a hosting account and domain name ($5-$10/mo and $12/year, respectively). You may also need to pay for a website theme and plugins (optional).
Webydo vs WordPress. It’s hard to make a comparison on pricing, as it all depends on your needs. If you’re a design agency, you’ll certainly benefit from the Webydo’s advanced plan (it even includes a dedicated account manager!). But if you just need a website for yourself, than WordPress seems to offer a better deal.
Webydo vs WordPress: Conclusion
Webydo’s main target is to let designers create and publish websites without coding. The builder offers an impressive design toolkit, yet it still lacks advanced functionality found in competing website builders.
WordPress allows for greater customization. It’s a great choice for businesses that plan to scale their sites over time, along with the growth of the business.
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