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Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

WordPress Alternatives: Weebly and FlipperSD CMS

If you are reading this there is a chance you’ve heard of WordPress or you currently manage a website using the popular content management system.

According W3Techs, a web technology survey firm, as of September 2018 WordPress powers about 32% of all websites. The popularity of WordPress is due to it being widely available as an open source software and free. WordPress administrators enjoy the ability to choose from thousands of free and premium themes plus they can add functionality to their website by installing plugins. However, if a WordPress site isn’t set-up properly or the themes and plugins are configured incorrectly there are a variety of unwanted consequences.  

As a WordPress hosting provider, we’ve fixed some of the most common WordPress issues for our partners such as restoring hacked websites, speed optimized their websites and troubleshoot plugin issues. Additionally, WordPress websites require constant updates to the core system, plugins and themes which can be very time consuming and if things don't update properly sites can be completely be taken offline or compromised.

We consider WordPress a customizable content management system for businesses that are looking for a website solution who have the resources to manage and keep the site up-to-date.

But what if you are a business owner with limited resources that wants to manage your own website and seek an easier alternative that requires no coding experience? Or maybe your business requires an enterprise level content management system that is more secure, designed exactly to your specifications, and has robust premium features? In this article we are going to provide information on two WordPress alternatives, Weebly and FlipperSD CMS, that you can use if you are in the situations described in those scenarios. We will also provide a full comparison chart of the content management systems.

Which Website Content Management is the Right One for You?

 

Weebly is for those with limited resources and no coding experience.

Limited Resources,
No Coding Experience

Wordpress is for those with some resources and limited coding experience.

Some Resources,
Some Coding Experience

FlipperSD is for those that require a robust enterprise solution and have resources available.

Resources Available,
Require Robust Enterprise Solution

Weebly – No Coding or Technical Skills Required

If you are looking for a WordPress alternative that is simple and provides easy-to-use tools with minimal set-up, we recommend Weebly. The drag and drop website building features make it easy to create powerful, professional websites without any technical skills. Weebly is used by over 40 million entrepreneurs and small businesses to build their online presence with their website, blog or online store.

Weebly Features

  • Drag and Drop Website Builder – Create the perfect website with powerful drag and drop tools.
  • E-Commerce - Complete e-commerce solution to grow your business online.
  • Forms - Create custom contact forms, RSVP lists and surveys
  • Templates - Professionally designed website templates with full customization.
  • Photos - Create galleries, slideshows and custom backgrounds.
  • Blogging - Make an amazing blog in minutes.
  • Video - Embed video from popular services or host your own.
  • SEO - Powerful SEO tools to help search engines find you.
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FlipperSD CMS – When Your Website Requires Enterprise Level Features

If you are looking for a WordPress alternative because your website requires enterprise level features, security and you want a custom design with specific functionally we recommend FlipperSD CMS. Once your website is created you have robust online tools at your disposal to update pages, create pages, add products to your e-commerce store, password protect members only sections and out-of-the-box SEO tools with a simple user interface. FlipperSD CMS powers thousands of websites and is new features and updates are continuously developed.

FlipperSD CMS Features

  • E-Commerce
  • Online Event Registration & Management
  • Membership Module
  • Members List Section
  • Articles & Blog Posts
  • Webmaster Tools
  • SEO Maximizer (Search Engine Optimization Tool with Google Integration)
  • Search Engine Visibility
  • Intuitive WYSIWYG Editor
  • GEO Maps - Google Maps Integration
  • Media Manager
  • CSS & Templates
  • Site Search
  • Users, Roles & Security
  • Dynamic Menus
  • Banner Advertisements
  • RSS Feeds
  • Polls
  • Training
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Wordpress Alternatives: CMS Comparison Chart

Features

Weebly

WordPress

FlipperSD CMS

Drag & Drop Builder

Y

N

N

E-Commerce

Y

Plugin

Y

Forms

Y

Plugin

Y

Templates

Y

Y

Y

Photo Gallery

Y

Plugin

Y

Blogging Capabilities

Y

Y

Y

Video Embed

Y

Y

Y

Basic SEO

Y

Plugin

Y

Advanced SEO Tools

App Required

Plugin

Y

Full Website Search

Y

Y

Y

Geo Map Integration

Y

Plugin

Y

Online Event Registration & Management

App Required

Plugin

Y

Users, Roles & Security

Limited

Plugin

Y

Mobile Ready Templates

Y

Y

Y

Category and Tag Functionality

N

Y

Y

RSS Feeds

N

Plugin

Y

Webmaster Tools

N

N

Y

301 URL Redirect Manager

N

N

Y

One-on-One TrainingNN Y
Online KnowledgebaseY
Y Y

Monthly Hosting

Starting at $15.00

Starting at $20.00

Starting at $34.95


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