January 10, 2017 ByCheryl Dykstra
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management
Systems (CMS) for building websites out there today. But this doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.
For that reason, we wanted to share some of the best alternatives for building your website.
Keep in mind that each of these alternatives comes with its own set of pros and
cons, and some may suit a particular type of website more than others.
Similar to SquareSpace, Wix is advertised as a simple
solution to creating a website, and it is. They also offer a selection of over
500 pre-made design templates to choose from and offer drag and drop editing.
However, this still isn’t a solution that lets you introduce
any wider changes to the site’s main functionality. And just like SquareSpace, Wix
can take it down at any moment if they find it non-compliant with the terms of
If you are looking for a very basic, DIY solution for a
website, it’s possible that Wix could work for you.
SMT Conversion Site®
The SMT Conversion Site® CMS was designed from the ground up to be easy to use
and incorporate critical elements required for successful digital marketing.
The best part about our CMS is that it has an easy to use
editor that allows people without technical experience to create or edits
pages, but if you need additional features, you have the power of the Sales
& Marketing Technologies web development team, which has the knowledge needed to provide
new, custom features for your growing business.
It really is the perfect combination of beautiful design and
SquareSpace offers a great set of pre-made website designs
that can accommodate many different purposes. With WordPress, finding a theme
that’s a good match for your site’s purpose can often be particularly
time-consuming. SquareSpace is also intuitive to use, even for beginners. It walks
you through the entire site-building process, unlike with WordPress where you
need to be ready to get your hands dirty.
The downside to this platform is that there’s not much you
can do if you’re missing a feature that you need. If you want your website to
grow alongside your business, this might not quite be the solution you’re
You also need to be aware that like with other similar
solutions, if your site is hosted with Squarespace on their subdomain, you
don’t have full control over the site. Squarespace can take it down should it
find the site non-compliant with their guidelines.
With close to 100,000,000 websites, Drupal is the second most
popular CMS behind WordPress. It is mostly used by larger organizations that
have access to professional technical resources.
It is reliable, highly secure and content can be added and
managed easily. The website design can be customized with themes and
functionality can be expanded with add-ons.
The down side to Drupal is that it is much more technical
than WordPress. That means that if you don’t have advanced technical knowledge,
you should not try to create a Drupal website. Ultimately, it is good software
to build a great looking website with advanced features, but needs technical
expertise to install and operate.
To learn more about any of these website building platforms, contact SMT today by calling 407-682-2222 or using the contact form