Godaddy Website Builder Vs WordPress?

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Godaddy Website Builder Vs WordPress?

I’m looking to build a website for my new business. I currently have a ‘Coming Soon’ page up, which I built using the GoDaddy website builder. Wanted a simple holding page to look professional as I reach out to vendors. However, I went to Bluehost to sort hosting before I downloaded WordPress, and it asked me to transfer my domain from GoDaddy.

Here’s my question GoDaddy website builder vs WordPress? Thanks for your recommendation.

Godaddy Website Builder Vs WordPress
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Ali Akkas 2 weeks 12 Answers 0

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  1. Godaddy Website Builder has easier content editing, for sure. Ability to transfer data to another platform down the road. more flexibility for expansion. WP has the option of having a drag and drop page builder like Elementor. Gutenberg has a similar experience, but if you need to go full drag and drop, you can always check out Elementor Pro or Divi Visual Builder just to name a few options. Second, I typically sell WP to clients by showing them the benefits of the vast library of plugins that are out there. Third, would be performance reasons. Not knowing the drag and drop builder currently used, I can’t say 100%, but it wouldn’t be too hard on a WP site to get better performance compared to the current site.
    WordPress works with CMS now, there are lots of plugins that let you do this and it also lets you edit the HTML and CSS of the body page. I advertise it as a CMS without limiting the custom design. It is however only limited to editing text/images. For the last two years, I only work In WordPress and Elementor Pro.
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  2. WP offers flexibility, easy-to-find support, endless themes & plug-ins to do anything imaginable without any coding. And free. A better question is why to use WP vs. other popular web site builders (such as GoDaddy offers). It depends on what you need. A simple 5-page site can be done using anything, but a sophisticated e-commerce site requires something more robust. You’ll never outgrow WP which is nice when starting out and don’t know where things might go.

  3. What is nice with WordPress is if you do want to hard code you can, if you want a drag and drop or ‘what you see is what you get” style editor, you can do that too. Also, there are thousands upon thousands of great plugins that add easy functionality to your site, from eCommerce, email opt-in, SEO, etc.
    As someone building sites for other people, I can customize their site, and then the client has an easy to use the backend to do self-editing if they wish.
    just a very powerful system overall, and free!

  4. WordPress has a lot of people making plugins and themes for it that make your life a lot easier. If the developer codes the theme and plugin properly you should be able to combine most of them as you wish without any technical difficulties.
    You do not have to know how to code to use WordPress. There are plugins that make it into a drag and drop system, but they are not needed. I am in a few online communities with people who have very little technical skill, and they have websites up and running.

  5. So I’m looking to host a new eCommerce site that’s based on a subscription box. I have other sites with Shopify but it looks like a total pain to set up in the recurring charge mode. I just opened up a cratejoy account. Worth looking into? I’m not a big tech guy when it comes to HTML and whatnot.

  6. I recently moved from Blogger to WordPress after using Blogger for 4 years. I find it a lot more professional, user friendly, there’s a lot more scope for designing things the way you want them to look and I’m now self-hosted so I own all my own work.

  7. We’ve found Squarespace much easier to get going on. I’m not interested in tech, so it works very well. Not sure about its commercial applications, I’m sure they aren’t as abundant as WP. Squarespace is good to a point. It isn’t as flexible as WordPress and you cannot move to another host if you get tired of them. You will have a hard time duplicating the site if you need to move to WordPress later. But the benefits of ease of use, tech support, and so forth may be worth it for you.

  8. I have used WP for 10 years or so early adopter. I started using it for clients as a static site that gave them control since nobody knew HTML. It’s a great platform for anything online.
    GoDaddy is not where you want to host a WordPress site. So if you’re not going to change hosts then do not use WordPress.
    Your question is very valid. While WordPress can be used by those who do not want to code anything, it is becoming a platform that requires skill in the areas of hosting, design, security, and other technical aspects.
    You do get a lot more power and flexibility with a self-hosted WordPress site and you can take the entire site to a different hosting company if desired.

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    WordPress kind of appeals to both sides of the fence. If you know how to code you can use the WordPress platform to build a website that is 100% customized. If you don’t know how to code, then you can use the themes, plugins, courses, etc. that are available and still have a very functional website without learning to code.
    WordPress is also very SEO friendly. AND you can always find somebody to help with an issue. 
    For non-coders, WordPress awesome because of its power and extendability through plugins, many of which are free. If there is a type of functionality you need for your site, 99% of the time there is an existing plugin that will get you at least 95% of the way there.

  9. GoDaddy is way simplistic. Its total garbage doesn’t touch that unless you want to lose your money and your time. No comparison at all with WordPress.
    I can’t recommend going elsewhere as quickly as possible. It’s tough because of the sunk costs of past decisions but in my experience comparing dozens of clients off GoDaddy to the handful of holdouts still on GoDaddy, the off GoDaddy clients pay less. For example, the majority of my clients are on WPEngine which has plans that start at $350 a year.
    On GoDaddy, a teaser plan might start at about $100(varies) but the first renewal will see a price jump of 300%. Plus GoDaddy is good at tricking (calling it what it is) people into buying security packages of a few hundred dollars a year and selling SSLs which good hosts provide for free and if you have a domain there, yearly renewal rates will often jump anywhere from $20 to as high as $84 per year for a dot com.
    Doing business with GoDaddy is like doing business with a payday loan company that also sells you car insurance and a car warranty and a broken-down car that everyone in town has a key for and steals (hacks ) whenever they want.
    Factor in the ridiculous amount of extra time spent dealing with GoDaddy support each year and the costs for GoDaddy can easily be in the four figures each year.
    That doesn’t even factor in lost business from slow sites, down sites and hacked sites sending your traffic to a porn site or someplace where your visitor’s identities and credit cards will be stolen.

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    GoDaddy website builder review

    Don’t go with it I got a bad experience with them instead of what I have done I have purchased the domain and cloud VPS hosting from bookers watch some videos on how to make a WordPress site it’s easy and now my site is running fast and appearing in SERPs. I strongly recommend against web builders. WordPress or Gatsby.js are what I recommend. Consider using Divi by elegant themes. You can build a basic WordPress site and they have some good templates that you can pick from. 

    Fair warning with GoDaddy: If you miss payments they’ll remove your website and the “Website Recovery Fee” is $150.
     

  10. GoDaddy is way simplistic. Its total garbage, don’t touch that unless you want to lose your money and your time. No comparison at all with WordPress. it’s horrible. They have you by the balls. You don’t even have access to your images file. GoDaddy is good for one thing and one thing only. Domains, try to stay from everything else. 
    The website builder from Godaddy is the same as the simple website builder offered by other hosting companies. It is simple and does not compare to what you get with WordPress. It is simply a website page development tool, not a CMS like WordPress. Plus it’s way dumber than Wix or Squarespace. Proprietary builder they use. It’s very limited. Worse than Wix.
    Someone talked is into hosting our wp site at GoDaddy and it’s been a complete nightmare of outages, slow performance, poor support. I need to make getting out of there a priority.

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