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Webydo vs WordPress

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 over four years ago as a community-led web service for designers and web-studios.

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.

Webydo Editor

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. Here’s the shortlist of Webydo’s general features:

Webydo vs WordPress

  • Blogging. Webydo offers powerful blogging functionality. Clients will have an opportunity to edit and add new articles directly from CMS without changing the design of the elements. Each new post will be created in the same format as the previous ones.

Webydo Blog

  • eCommerce. Webydo has powerful built-in eCommerce solutions. The major online store options are available here. They include an opportunity to fill out product cards and upload products from other files, billing options, product stock control – everything you need to run successful online business.

Webydo eCommerce

  • Site Permissions. The system allows setting access rights and editing a website for each client directly from the dashboard. There is also an opportunity to offer system access rights to a client. In this case, a user will get access to CMS to be able to edit the website content.

  • Whitelabel. You can make ultimate Webydo system rebranding by presenting this website builder under your own brand. There is a possibility to publish your logo on a client’s login page, on a dashboard and CMS of your client.

  • Billing. This is a very convenient option for website developers. Designers have an opportunity to invoice the clients directly from the system without using the services of other systems. This option is an extra warranty both for the web designers and the clients, because all the calculations are clear and obvious.

  • SEO. Webydo offers powerful SEO functionality, which makes it possible to control and optimize the availability of a website in the search engines, thus ensuring maximum audience coverage and driving targeted traffic to a website.

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.

Webydo vs WordPress

However, you should know that almost any new feature requires a plugin. If you need SEO tools – install a plugin. If you have to add eCommerce functionality – again, a special plugin is required as well. WordPress has thousands of them. To pick the most suitable tools, you have to spend much time and effort, exploring the available plugins and comparing their features and subscription costs.

Actually, all the plugins are initially available for free downloading, but you’ll have to pay for them if you wish to make use of their ultimate functionality. 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.

It’s much simpler to create and manage eCommerce websites with Webydo as compared to installing special WordPress plugins (which are, by the way, paid), setting them with regard to your needs and having potential problems with their developers.

#3 Designs

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).

Design Comparison Chart

WebydoWordPress
Number of Templates:32Thousands
Custom Themes: YES Yes
Theme Cost:Free$25-$299
Visual Editor: YES YES
Responsive Design: YES YES/NO
CSS Code Editing: YES YES

The system allows incorporating any web design to the details without extra help. Webydo automatically converts design into the HTML code, which is being updated. Among numerous Webydo’ design features I should note:

  • Responsive Breakpoints. The highlight of the platform is an option that allows creating breakpoints for screens and displays of different sizes. This contributes to simple management of all the versions of your clients’ websites from one dashboard.

  • Fonts. Choose between hundreds of free fonts with a web-optimized open source code, which ensures clear typography and availability of the required design and feel of your website.

  • The Video Tool. Webydo allows incorporating any video files and setting each aspect of visual perception. By using this functionality, a web designer can ultimately customize website video blocks like setting the connection with the text content, adjusting SEO options and video player design.

  • Mobile Design. 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.

However, from the point of view of a website developer, working with WordPress templates will take much more time. This is because each template will differ not only by its design, but by the source code as well. It will also have unique CSS styles. In case of the necessity to uniqualize standard templates, the process of setting website design will run over time.

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. Considering the convenience of web designers, freelancers and web studios, using Webydo helps save time you can further invest into the realization of other projects.

#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.

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 offers full email & chat support, one-on-one onboarding and dedicated account managers. WordPress’s community is more scattered, and unfortunately, there’s no official support staff. As we can see, in terms of support for clients, designers and web-studios, Webydo is a clear winner.

#5 Pricing Policy

Webydo. Webydo is a premium service. There are four paid packages: 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 7-day trial period.

WebydoWordPress
Pricing Options:✓ Pro ($90/mo);
✓ Business ($180/mo);
✓ Agency ($480/mo).
✔ CMS (free);
✔ Hosting (from $5/mo);
✔ Plugins (from $10/mo);
Features:✓ Free Hosting;
✓ White Label;
✓ Client Billing;
✓ Dedicated Account Manager.
✔ Free of Use;
✔ Thousands of Themes;
✔ All-Purpose Plugins;
✔ Active Community.

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.

Conclusion

Overview Comparison Chart

WebydoWordPress
Ease of Use:5/53/5
Features:5/55/5
Designs:5/55/5
Support:5/53/5
Pricing:4/55/5
Overall Score:5/54/5

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.

However, from the point of view of web design studios, this also implies extra financial investments into the management of clients’ websites, the use of optional billing solutions and the need to spend more time developing quality projects.

Webydo is a decent tool to be used by professional web designers and studios, which launch a large number of websites.

The major benefits of the system are the speed of website development, an opportunity to create unique and appealing designs, availability of client access and integrated billing system. Whitelabel also matters a lot here. The use of it will present you as a reputable web designer.

Anyway, it makes sense to test the system. Fortunately, the availability of the trial period allows doing that for free.

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  • Inspired Earth

    Thanks for this comparison. Looks like you may need to update your Webydo pricing. It’s very interesting to see this historical pricing, because Webydo is a LOT more expensive now. Looks like they ditch the single site option. Their Agency plan is now $400 / month (when billed annually) yet was only a mere $85 when you wrote this blog post.

    • Thanks for your comment!
      I’m on the go with the latest Webydo vs WordPress comparison. And it will be updated soon.