Or, if you’re a newbie DIY, maybe you should not consider a WordPress site.

Website Builder Expert (.com) has a great summary of when to use/suggest WordPress:

WordPress is no doubt the most flexible and power website builder on the list. Even so, WordPress is, in my opinion, not something I will suggest for people with no or limited technology skills, or for those who have never owned a website before.

Why? Because WordPress has a much higher learning curve and setup costs than any fully managed website building software like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly.

WordPress also don’t offer you a dedicated support team, whereas drag & drop website builders do.

I will only recommend using WordPress (aka self-hosted website builders) if:

  • This is not your first website (assuming you are somewhat familiar with the technical aspects of building websites, including some coding knowledge).
  • If you have very specific design or software need that only WordPress can provide.
  • If you have both time and money to spend on learning, building and managing a WordPress website.


Otherwise, I would suggest to start with any drag & drop website builders like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly.”

(…emphasis ours…)