What are your biggest issues with using DIY website builders such as Wix and WordPress?

It depends on the website builder. With Wix you don’t get as much flexibility that I would want, and also you have to just use their web hosting. This is true of similar website builders such as Weebly, Squarespace, and Shopify. With WordPress you get flexibility and web hosting choice, but it is very clunky for websites – each feature you want to add you have to build or find/install a plugin. The more plugins you have to use, the slower your website may run, you may increase your security risks, and each time you have to upgrade WordPress you risk your website functions not working due to plugin incompatibilities. This is true of other platforms that work with plugins, such as Drupal, Joomla, and Magento.

The website builder that I like and use is UltimateWB – you get flexibility, web hosting choice, and it runs fast. It’s easy, and comes with a lot of built-in apps that you can use and customize.

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