Alternatives to WordPress

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WordPress is a popular platform with its outstanding range of themes and plugins plus its ease of use. This is why it’s no surprise that an impressive 42.9% of all websites are powered by it.

But it is not for everyone, and it does have its disadvantages. In this post, we look at some of the top alternatives to WordPress, including using Drive and Google Workspace to power your website.

We will look at the following:

  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Webflow
  • Joomla
  • Overdrive
  1. Wix

If you want flexible design and extreme ease of use, Wix is perhaps the best option. It features a drag-and-drop design format with a range of design options available for every plan. Ideally, you would use it for a smaller website (no more than 50 pages) and it is very useful for beginners.

  1. Squarespace

If you are a blogger, the stylish designs of Squarespace are an excellent choice. You can import a WordPress blog and take advantage of powerful SEO tools right off the bat. Be advised that the interface is more advanced than with Wix, so it is not quite as simple to get set up, and the depth of navigation is a little limited. Nevertheless, you get a high-quality website and the platform is easier to use than WordPress.

  1. Webflow

If your issue with WordPress is that it’s too limited, Webflow should be something you consider. It is aimed at real designers and a solid understanding of coding is recommended. You will enjoy fantastic templates and strong customisation if you have the skills to work it. We can’t say it’s easier to use than WordPress, but it is a powerful platform that can work well for the right user.

  1. Joomla

Joomla is complex and aimed at people with a greater knowledge of web design. While it is arguable tougher to use than WordPress, it allows users to create fantastic websites and offers superb security features over the competition. A feature-rich platform, Joomla is excellent if you are building a large, complex website and have the necessary skills to take full advantage of its capabilities.

  1. Overdrive

Overdrive is designed to integrate perfectly with Google Drive. Just tell it which content you want to publish from Drive and it will create a website, complete with bespoke structure and navigation, at the touch of a button. It is a hassle-free, quick way to get set up and you can change things by simply changing what’s in your drive – it’s all perfectly synchronised. It’s an innovative solution that makes website creation easy and effective for a range of purposes.

Final thoughts

WordPress is a great platform for some, but there are many who require something a little different for varying reasons. Whether you are a beginner and the platform seems too complex, or you’re an advanced user who needs more power and functionality, there are alternatives out there that cater to your needs.

Once you find the right platform for you, it’s time to start creating the content. It takes time to learn how a platform works, but many offer helpful support for technical issues that should keep you going.