Building a website in 2021 is way easier than back in the days. One of the reasons are website builder.

With the right website builder you’re able to create your website within minutes and get ready to sell your products, offer your services and earn money.

However, one challenge you might face is to choose the best one for you. To achieve that, I’ve read through tons of Reddit posts.

So, if you’re looking for the best website builder and you’re also interested in Reddit’s opinion, you’re in the right place.

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What are Website Builders?

I’m sure you already know what website builders are so I will keep this introduction very briefly. One thing to be aware of is that not all website builder providers are the same. There are essentially two major differences.

WYSIWYG Editors

I know, I know, this isn’t a typo. WYSIWYG stands for “what you see is what you get” editors. These website builders are also referred to as drag-and-drop builders. The main factor here is that they offer everything you need for your website.

A WYSIWYG editor usually includes:

It’s all there. You don’t need to find another hosting provider or a 3rd party theme, which makes these editors pretty convenient.

Content Management Systems

Another way to build a website is to use a content management system like WordPress in conjunction with a page building plugin. It’s pretty much the cheapest way and it comes with lots of advantages. But more on that later. So, now that you know the difference between these two, let’s check out Reddit’s opinion on that.

What is the Best Website Builder According to Reddit?

After reading through dozens of Reddit posts, the best website builder according to Reddit, is WordPress in combination with the Elementor plugin. Especially in 2021.(1, 2)

Reddit top comments about the best website builder in 2021

Reddit top comments about the best website builder in 2021

WordPress is the content management system while Elementor is the actual page builder. The good news is that it’s the most-affordable way to build a website in 2021, while still having a modern, clean looking website.

You need to get your WordPress themes and your hosting from 3rd party sources but that also shouldn’t be a problem.

Here’s the thing:

WordPress has one of the largest communities to help you guide you through the process of building and managing a WordPress site. I myself wrote some tips on how to find the best WordPress themes and WordPress hosting according to Reddit.

Now let’s check out some other options.

Squarespace

The next website builder on our list is Squarespace. Squarespace is a drag and drop service which means they take care of hosting, your domain and customer service.

Reddit top comments about the best website builder in 2021

Squarespace was also being recommended a lot by Reddit which is the reason I’ve added it as number two on this list.

What I like about Squarespace is that you’re able to create your website for free, and then if you want to pursue this idea further, you can buy the membership. Squarespace offers monthly and yearly payments and every user gets a domain name, SSL and Squarespace support. The monthly membership starts around $15. They offer modern designs, great functionality and building webpages is pretty easy.

What are the Downsides?

Although Squarespace can work if you do SEO, WordPress is 100% the better choice for optimizing pages for search engines. But you’ll still be able to create good rankings with your Squarespace website. It’s just easier with WordPress.

Other than that, remember that you stuck with their services and what they offer. If you want to moce your website somewhere else, or choose a different hosting provider, remember that you can’t do that. Also the design themes can only be used with Squarespace. So, it’s not like you have a lot if options here, if you suddenly decide to use WordPress.

However, that’s pretty much the case for every WYSIWYG editor. That is why I recommend using WordPress or Webflow. Although with Webflow you need to pay to move your page somewhere else, but at least it’s possible.

Squarespace can still be a great choice for some of you. If you don’t want to spend your time taking care of hosting and setting up WordPress, make sure to check it out. But bear in mind the future of your website.

Wix

Next on our list is Wix. Wix is also a drag-and-drop editor which offers everything you need to get started with your website. Some Redditor’s were especially recommending it to designers.

However, the general consensus was that Redditor’s enjoy using Squarespace more than Wix. Although everyone said you need to try it first and then decide. Since it’s free to try you won’t lose anything. If you decide to use Wix, premium plans start from $10/month. Here’s on comment on Reddit about Wix vs. Squarespace.

squarespace vs wix reddit opinion 2021

Weebly

I couldn’t find a lot about Weebly on Reddit. From what I see it’s a similar website builder as Squarespace and Wix. However, reading through all the posts, I would say Weebly is a rather low mentioned website builder on Reddit. In the Weebly subreddit, you’ll only find approximately 500 Redditor’s, whereas the Squarespace subreddit has over 8000 users.

WordPress goes even further, currently there are over 150.000 users in the WordPress subreddit. But still, Weebly is a well-known website builder. If you like what they offer go for it. If you choose the monthly payment, which I always recommend, you pay around $10 and Weebly also offers online shops.

Webflow

Webflow is another popular website building service. In fact, a lot of Redditor’s do recommend Webflow in 2021. The main difference is that Webflow is not a wysiwyg editor. However, it’s also not just a CMS. So, what is it?

Well, this Redditor sums it up pretty well.

webflow opinion on Reddit

It’s a visual coding tool. Which means you should know basic HTML, CSS and maybe some JavaScript in order to use it. That’s the main difference to Wix, Squarespace and the other website builders. I hear you asking.

What’s the difference between Webflow and WordPress then?

website builder webflow opinion on Reddit

There’s one thing we should clarify before moving on. Webflow is a service, WordPress on the other hand is a content management system. When using Webflow you’re bound to their service. WordPress is open-source you can take your WordPress site and simply move it somewhere else. To do the same thing with Webflow, you need to upgrade your account.

Webflow still offers awesome design resources and options and I think if you’re fine with the comment mentioned above, Webflow is a real game-changer. Redditor’s report that in terms of design and functionality it’s hard to beat Webflow. One thing a lot of users were mentioning is that working with Webflow is really smooth. The code that comes out is pretty clean.

webflow reddit recommendation

In terms of pricing, WordPress is the most affordable option but let’s check out Webflow prices.

A basic webflow site, without a CMS costs $15 per month (assuming you take monthly payment.) With Webflow there are account plans and website plans. You need to combine these two in order to have a working site. However, if you want to start building a website with the maximum of two projects, you’re all set with the free account.

So, let’s create an example. If I would like to build my website on Webflow I would need a free account + the basic plan, which in total would add to $15 per month. 25,000 thousand monthly visits are included.

For more visitors, a CMS or the exporting code option I would need to either upgrade my account or my website.

You can read more about Webflows pricing here.

That’s it folks

These are Reddit’s tips on the best website builders as of November 2021. If I forgot anything please send me a message.

Happy building.