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Looking into open source website builders like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?  Being open source, they are free - but unless you know web programming most of the time you will find you will have to pay for a web designer, web developer, or even web programmer to create your website the way you want it.  To make your website have the features you want you will have to download and integrate third party plugins - which you may have to pay extra for - rather than use built-in apps.  This can threaten your website security, and also make upgrading your website software harder - perhaps even break some of your website functionalities due to necessary software upgrades as the plugins weren't designed together.
WordPress is great as a blogging tool to integrate into your website - it is in fact the platform used for the blogging app in Ultimate Web Builder software. But with a lot of plugins used to make WordPress as the engine for your entire website, it can increase your webpage load time greatly, while still not offering the flexibility that Ultimate Web Builder software does.
Quick Points:
Open Source, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal - Customizations require coding experience, added functionalities/apps require third party plugins that can affect your website security, extra cost, and make upgrading your website harder

  Ultimate Web Builder Full Ultimate Web Builder Lite Ultimate Web Builder Essentials+ Ultimate Web Builder Promo Unlimited Ultimate Web Builder Promo WordPress Joomla Drupal
Can use your own Domain Name
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Pretty/Clean URLs
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Web Hosting choice
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Manage website online
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Responsive App
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Can choose a responsive theme
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Unlimited Pages
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5 page limit,
Upgrade for Unlimited Pages
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Create own Style/Templates, Styles Manager
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Requires Coding for Customization
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Create/use multiple headers, footers, side sections
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1 each.
Upgrade for multiple sections.
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1 each.
Upgrade for multiple sections.
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Non-Scrolling Top Row / Footer Row Options 
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Upgrade or Add Coding
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Built-in SEO tool
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Contact Form
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Membership App/Member Groups
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Social Networking App
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 Forms & Surveys Builder
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 Polls App
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Credits App
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Rewards App - Points/Credits for viewing, posting, commenting, liking, etc.
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 Listings Directory  App
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 Classifieds App
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Articles App (members/admin)
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Scrapbooks App
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Photo Uploads + Meme Generator App
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Video Uploads / YouTube App
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Audio Uploads App
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File Uploads App
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E-Commerce App
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Affiliates App
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Password Protect Pages
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Photo Gallery/Slideshow
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Mailing List App
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Languages App/Switch Menu
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Built-in Blog
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Built-in Forum
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Ads Management, Post/control own ads
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Embed Media
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No programming experience required
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Allow adding custom coding
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Price
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How to switch your web hosting/website builder AND Keep Your SEO/Ranking/Traffic

How to switch your web hosting/website builder AND Keep Your SEO/Ranking/Traffic

All the hard work into creating your website, building links to your webpages and celebrating your first page ranking on Google...you don't want to lose all that after switching your web hosting and/or website builder.  So how to keep your SEO...

Why do people choose Wordpress over Weebly when they want to create a website from scratch?

Why do people choose Wordpress over Weebly when they want to create a website from scratch?

The WordPress and Weebly logos may look quite similar, but they are indeed quite different website builders. WordPress is open source, and you get web hosting choice. Weebly is a hosted solution, where essentially you are renting your website,...

PhotoShelter, Zenfolio, Squarespace et al. lack photo and download security

PhotoShelter, Zenfolio, Squarespace et al. lack photo and download security

You're a photographer, artist, or designer.  You want to create a website showcasing your work.  Perhaps you want to sell digital photo downloads and add some income to your business.  What you don't want is your images being copied/pasted...

Is it possible to turn a one-page website on Wix into a website with multiple pages, and how could I go about doing this?

Is it possible to turn a one-page website on Wix into a website with multiple pages, and how could I go about doing this?

Yes, but for Wix you have to do it manually - there is no one-click button to convert a one-page website to one with multiple pages like there is with UltimateWB. So, with Wix, you have to use their website builder to add more pages. Here's...

How can I make a login system for a weebly website? Easy Solution. Kinda.

How can I make a login system for a weebly website? Easy Solution. Kinda.

Sometimes our coders get questions from website owners using other website builders on how to add certain features to their website.  One of the top requests is on how to add a registration/login form to their weebly website.  The solution is...

Open Source vs. UltimateWB: Making the Right Choice for Your Website Builder

Open Source vs. UltimateWB: Making the Right Choice for Your Website Builder

When it comes to website builders, the debate between open source and proprietary solutions has been ongoing. In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of open source website builders, explore their pros and cons, and highlight why UltimateWB,...

Lots of website builders to choose from, how to choose the right one for you?

Lots of website builders to choose from, how to choose the right one for you?

Whether you Google "best website builder" or "e-commerce website builder" or "social networking website builder" or "business website builder" or "portfolio website builder" or "easy website builder" - you get the point - there are pages and...

Is the GoDaddy website builder safe? How will I sell a website by making with GoDaddy?

Is the GoDaddy website builder safe? How will I sell a website by making with GoDaddy?

Yes it is safe, but it doesn’t have a lot of features and options. That is a big reason I prefer to use UltimateWB. Plus, with UltimateWB you get web hosting choice, so that is a better selling point, than a website that must use only GoDaddy...

The Biggest Cons of Popular Website Builders and How UltimateWB Solves Them

The Biggest Cons of Popular Website Builders and How UltimateWB Solves Them

Website builders have become the go-to solution for creating websites quickly and efficiently. They offer a range of features and benefits, making them attractive to beginners and professionals alike. However, no platform is without its...

Looking for the Best Alternative to WebFlow? UltimateWB Is the Answer.

Looking for the Best Alternative to WebFlow? UltimateWB Is the Answer.

When it comes to website building, the choices are abundant, but finding the right alternative to a platform like WebFlow can be a game-changer. If you're seeking a more flexible, customizable, and feature-rich option, look no further than...

PrestaShop Reviews: Not easy or cheap e-commerce website builder, buggy

PrestaShop Reviews: Not easy or cheap e-commerce website builder, buggy

Presta - Presto.  They sound pretty close, but the first means to lend, pay, give, and the latter means quick and easy.  PrestaShop may sound like it is a quick, easy web solution for creating your own online store at affordable costs, but it is...

The Drawbacks of Using a WordPress Page Builder and Why UltimateWB Is a Better Option

The Drawbacks of Using a WordPress Page Builder and Why UltimateWB Is a Better Option

WordPress has long been a go-to platform for website creation, offering users the flexibility to design and publish content without the need for extensive coding knowledge. Many users turn to page builders within WordPress to make the process...

Unleash Your Website's Full Potential: Why UltimateWB is the Most Powerful Website Builder

Unleash Your Website's Full Potential: Why UltimateWB is the Most Powerful Website Builder

Are you seeking a website builder that goes beyond the ordinary, empowering you to create a website that truly stands out from the crowd? Look no further! In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of UltimateWB and explore why it reigns as...

Shopify Review - Expensive, Limited Functions, Software Issues, & Transaction Fees Deceptive Marketing

Shopify Review - Expensive, Limited Functions, Software Issues, & Transaction Fees Deceptive Marketing

We reviewed Shopify a couple years ago, comparing its transaction fees and limitations with Yahoo Store Builder, both sharing similarities in these respects.  Recently in the Fall 2013, Shopify updated their pricing plans to advertise their own...

Open Source Website Builder Comparison Chart

Open Source Website Builder Comparison Chart

Looking into open source website builders like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal?  Being open source, they are free - but unless you know web programming most of the time you will find you will have to pay for a web designer, web developer, or even...

What is SaaS, pros and cons for using it for your website

What is SaaS, pros and cons for using it for your website

No typo, we are talking about SaaS - the acronym for "Software as a Service".  It means that you pay to get access to the software online; once you stop paying, you lose that access.   The software and associated data are centrally hosted on the...

Dreamweaver for beginners? Dreamweaver for web designers, programmers?

Dreamweaver for beginners? Dreamweaver for web designers, programmers?

Wondering if you need to know coding to create a website with Dreamweaver?  The straight answer is Yes.  Here's top 3 reasons why: 1) If you want a website that will work on all the major internet browsers correctly, and look right on all...

Wild Apricot membership website builder review - Paid SEO, Security Issues, Lack of Flexibility

Wild Apricot membership website builder review - Paid SEO, Security Issues, Lack of Flexibility

Wild Apricot targets non profit organizations, clubs, and associations wanting an easy and affordable website builder they can use to organize events and register members - i.e. a membership management software / website builder.  But how...

Should I use Google's website builder?

Should I use Google's website builder?

Short Answer: Probably not: Google’s website builder is very basic and lacks the features you most likely want. Long Answer: Don't Settle for Basic: Why Google's Website Builder Might Not Cut It for Your Needs Building a website can...

Why UltimateWB Offers the Best Forum Software for Your Website

Why UltimateWB Offers the Best Forum Software for Your Website

Gym Chat message boards, at www.gymchat.com , using the UltimateWB built-in forum app If you're looking for a forum software solution for your website, UltimateWB is the best option available. It's powerful, easy to use, affordable, reliable,...

Exploring Drawbacks and Security Risks in Using WooCommerce for Your Online Store

Exploring Drawbacks and Security Risks in Using WooCommerce for Your Online Store

Is WooCommerce safe? That is one of the main questions many store owners may ask when trying to decide whether this third-party plugin for WordPress is a good idea or not. WooCommerce is a popular and versatile e-commerce platform, known...

Wix website builder does not offer clean & pretty urls

Wix website builder does not offer clean & pretty urls

Update June 2016: Wix now offers clean & pretty urls to its customers on the main pages, but not all pages like product pages, as noted on their website. If you choose Wix as your website builder, you will not have the benefit of clean &...

WordPress blog vs UltimateWB Articles App - Diary vs Online Magazine

WordPress blog vs UltimateWB Articles App - Diary vs Online Magazine

Ultimate Web Builder (full  version) comes with both an integrated WordPress blog and a custom Articles App - so why both, what's the difference?  The WordPress blog should be used as a blog - kind of like an online diary, describing what's...

Best website builder for photographers, artists, designers

Best website builder for photographers, artists, designers

UltimateWB Lite and UltimateWB Full are the best website builders for photographers, artists, designers.  You can do a quick side-by-side comparison of what you get with UltimateWB vs other portfolio website builders on the comparison chart...

Hosted Solution, Self-Hosted website, and the Best Option

Hosted Solution, Self-Hosted website, and the Best Option

There are two standard ways you can create, manage, and host your website online. 1) Hosted Solution.  This means that you are using an online service to both design/create your website, and host it online.  It is an all-in-one deal with a...

UltimateWB: The Affordable Website Builder with a One-Time Payment Option

UltimateWB: The Affordable Website Builder with a One-Time Payment Option

Are you tired of monthly subscription fees for website builders that seem to never end? The good news is that there's a more budget-friendly and sustainable alternative: website builders with a one-time payment option. In this blog post, we'll...

All-in one website builder, all the apps you need in one

All-in one website builder, all the apps you need in one

With the additions of the Auctions app and Instant Chat app recently, it is even more true now than ever that UltimateWB is the ultimate all-in-one website builder.  You can add third party plugins to all versions of UltimateWB software, but why do...

The Pivotal Role of Web Hosting Choice with Your Website Builder

The Pivotal Role of Web Hosting Choice with Your Website Builder

When you embark on the journey of creating a website, selecting the right website builder is undoubtedly a significant decision. However, there's another crucial aspect that's often tightly intertwined with your website builder choice - web...

What are the Most Bloated and Sluggish Website Builders of Today?

What are the Most Bloated and Sluggish Website Builders of Today?

In today's fast-paced digital world, website speed is of paramount importance. A slow-loading website can drive visitors away and harm your online presence. While there are numerous website builders available, not all of them are created equal....

phpFox social networking website builder software reviews: HotScripts rate buggy, poor tech support

phpFox social networking website builder software reviews: HotScripts rate buggy, poor tech support

If you are looking to create a Facebook clone or myspace copycat website, you might have considered using the social networking website builder software phpFox.  But how good is it?  And how much is the cost worth it if you want to actually...

UltimateWB vs. Webflow, WordPress, and Wix: Making the Right Choice for Your Website

Choosing the right website builder is a critical decision in your online journey. Whether you're a business owner, blogger, or creative professional, your website's flexibility, customizability, built-in features, and scalability are essential...

What are pretty or clean URLs? They are good and UltimateWB has them!

If you're shopping around for a website builder, chances are you came across the term pretty URLs, or clean URLs.  If you're wondering what makes a url pretty or clean, here's the scoop. First things first, it's good to know that pretty/clean...

Which website builder companies use their own website builder for THEIR website?

Which website builder companies use their own website builder for THEIR website?

If the website builder is the best, then the company selling it should use it too, right?  Well, sometimes that is just not possible because of the website builder software limitations.  How many companies do you know that stand by their...

Why keeping your website content separate from your website design is better!

Why keeping your website content separate from your website design is better!

There are 3 main reasons why it is best to keep your website content separate from your website design/formatting, using a stylesheet (css).  You don't need to know coding to do this, so don't worry about that - you can choose a website builder...

What is a best platform for web?

What is a best platform for web?

I think the best platform to use for your website is UltimateWB. It easy to use, very flexible and customizable, and you can build any type of website with it. Plus, you can choose to host your website with UltimateWB or download the software...

Adobe Creative Cloud vs. UltimateWB Website Builder: Making the Right Choice for Your Website

Adobe Creative Cloud vs. UltimateWB Website Builder: Making the Right Choice for Your Website

In the ever-evolving world of website building, Adobe Creative Cloud stands as a long-established powerhouse, offering a suite of products like Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Muse, known for their design and creativity features. But, as digital...

Compare Classified Ads Website Builders: GeoCore vs ClassiPress vs osClass vs UltimateWB

Compare Classified Ads Website Builders: GeoCore vs ClassiPress vs osClass vs UltimateWB

For those looking to create your own version of craigslist or eBay, or a totally different classified ads website, we have added an easy comparison chart to the Compare section on UltimateWB just for you!  The new comparison chart compares the...

What is the difference between hosted website builders and website builder software?

What is the difference between hosted website builders and website builder software?

You can actually get the convenience of hosted website builders with the flexibility of website builder software with UltimateWB, combining the advantages of those 2 traditional solutions into the BEST solution.  Let's start with an explanation...

Are free website builders included in web hosting plans good?

Are free website builders included in web hosting plans good?

Are you searching for a web hosting plan with a free website builder included?  If so, you should check out their website builder demo and make sure it has the features you need.  If your goal is more than just having some static webpages on...

The benefits of an all-in-one website builder like Ultimate Web Builder

The benefits of an all-in-one website builder like Ultimate Web Builder

There are instances when you aren't looking for a jack of all trades, a handyman that does it all, primarily because you are looking for the best of the best.  But what if you can have the specialist plus the all-in-one?  Kind of like a specialist...

Transitioning from a Hacked WordPress Site to UltimateWB: A Seamless Rebuild

Transitioning from a Hacked WordPress Site to UltimateWB: A Seamless Rebuild

If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a hacked WordPress website, you know how frustrating and nerve-wracking it can be. But there's good news – at UltimateWB, we offer comprehensive web design packages that can help...