UltimateWB
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Want to create your own social networking website? Or make your website more interactive...more social? Compare UltimateWB with other social networking website builders! UltimateWB gives you more than just social networking features/apps, including a content management system (cms) and styles manager! You get built-in apps that work well together, without putting restrictions on the number of members, amount of content, or your web hosting choice.
Quick Points:
SocialGo - Limited features, expensive, tied to one web host
Ning - Limited features, expensive, transaction fees, member limits. tied to one web host 
phpFox - Limited features, coding required to add features, expensive
WildApricot - Limited features, member limits, tied to one web host
  Ultimate Web Builder Full SocialGo Ning phpFox Wild Apricot
Can use your own Domain Name Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires at least Premium
Checkmark, Yes  Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires at least
Group package,
for $25 / month
Pretty/Clean URLs Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Web Hosting choice Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No Checkmark, Yes
(this is a social
networking script)
X, No
Manage website online Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes
Responsive App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Unlimited Members Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes X, No
Set limits based
on package,
starting at 1,000
members max
Checkmark, Yes   X, No
Set limits based
on package,
starting
at 50 members
or contacts max
Paid Memberships / Subscriptions Checkmark, Yes X, No  Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Costs additional
$19.95 / month +
2.9% plus $0.30
transaction-service fees
(international fees vary)
Checkmark, Yes  Checkmark, Yes 
Restrict Access to Pages Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No  Checkmark, Yes 
Unlimited Member Groups Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes
Facebook / Google Sign In Checkmark, Yes X, No Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No
Unlimited Pages Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Limited Storage
Checkmark, Yes

Checkmark, Yes

Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Limited by plan
/ storage
Multi-level drop down menus Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Create own Style/Templates, Styles Manager Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Edit themes
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Edit themes
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Edit theme / code directly
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Edit theme
Create/use multiple headers, footers, side sections Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Non-Scrolling Top Row / Footer Row Options Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Built-in SEO tool Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes
Sitemap Generator Checkmark, Yes X, No Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No
RSS Feed Generator Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Contact Form Checkmark, Yes X, No
Have to use
3rd party
software for this
X, No Checkmark, Yes X, No
Forms & Surveys Builder Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Polls App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires Basic or Pro script
($399 - $539)
X, No
Comments App / Likes/Unlikes , Replies Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Page/Post Likes , Unlikes , Shares Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Fans / Friends Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Timeline / Member Profile Timeline Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Email / Website Notifications Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Calendar Events App Checkmark, Yes X, No
Have to use 3rd Party
X, No
Have to use 3rd Party
X, No Checkmark, Yes
Credits App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Rewards App - Points/Credits for viewing, posting, commenting, liking, etc. Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Listings Directory App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Classifieds App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Articles App (members/admin) Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Scrapbooks App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Photo Uploads + Meme Generator App Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No Meme Generator,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No Meme Generator,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No Meme Generator,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No Meme Generator,
and other features
Video Uploads / YouTube App Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No YouTube,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No YouTube,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No YouTube,
and other features
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
No YouTube,
and other features
Audio Uploads App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
File Uploads App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
E-Commerce App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Affiliates App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Photo Gallery/Slideshow Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes X, No Checkmark, Yes 
Mosaic Grid (dynamic photo/text collage) Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Mailing List App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No Checkmark, Yes
Languages App/Switch Menu Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Built-in Blog Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires Basic or Pro script
($399 - $539)
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Depends on plan
Built-in Forum Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires Basic or Pro script
($399 - $539)
Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Depends on plan
Site Maintenance Redirect App Checkmark, Yes X, No X, No X, No X, No
Ads Management, Post/control own ads Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires at least
Premium package
($29.99 / month)
Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Requires Pro script
($539)
Checkmark, Yes
No programming experience required Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes
Allow adding custom coding Checkmark, Yes

Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Allows you to
add code just
to header /
footer

Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Just html / css / js
Checkmark, Yes Checkmark, Yes  X, No
Just html / css
Price Cloud: Starting at $23/month
or Buy Now: $249
$9.99 -$99.99 / month $25 - $99 / month if paid yearly  $299-$539 Free with ads - $200 / month
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Looking for the Best Alternative to WebFlow? UltimateWB Is the Answer.

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

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Website builder with Lifetime Software License and one-time fee

Website builder with Lifetime Software License and one-time fee

Having to just pay once and getting to use the software as often and as long as you want - i.e. a lifetime software license - is the best combination for a website builder...and that's just what you get with Ultimate Web Builder! The advantages...

Magento: Overly complicated, buggy, bloated, and resource hog, reviewers say

Magento: Overly complicated, buggy, bloated, and resource hog, reviewers say

We recently added Magento to the E-Commerce Website Builders Comparison Chart here, comparing the top most popular e-commerce software, osCommerce vs Yahoo Site Builder vs Volusion vs BigCommerce vs Zen Cart vs Shopify vs Magento vs Jimdo vs...

Build your website on any computer - mac, pc, or even ipad, tablet!

Build your website on any computer - mac, pc, or even ipad, tablet!

Did you know you can design, build, and manage your website on a mac, pc, or even an ipad / tablet? You can even use a combination of them all - you are not stuck on one computer, or computer type with Ultimate Web Builder software.  Because it...

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...

When is Magento a better option than Shopify for e-commerce?

When is Magento a better option than Shopify for e-commerce?

Magento is a better option than Shopify for e-commerce when you want more flexibility/customizability, and also the option to host on a server of your choice. The best option is to use UltimateWB. It is the most flexible and customizable. It...

Is Magento a shopping cart, or is it a service like Shopify?

Is Magento a shopping cart, or is it a service like Shopify?

Magento is an open source platform that you can use to have an e-commerce website. You can download it and use it on the web hosting of your choice. Shopify is a hosted website builder - you have to use their web hosting if you want to use...

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...

Website Builder Showdown: Wix vs. WordPress vs. UltimateWB - Finding the Ultimate Winner!

Website Builder Showdown: Wix vs. WordPress vs. UltimateWB - Finding the Ultimate Winner!

So, you've decided to conquer the world of website building, but with the plethora of options available, how do you choose the best one for you? Fear not, my friends; we're here to pit three mighty contenders against each other in the ultimate...

Wordpress e-commerce plugin WooCommerce  - Upgrading Problems

Wordpress e-commerce plugin WooCommerce - Upgrading Problems

To upgrade or not to upgrade.  Many times it is clear that you must upgrade, either to solve new security issues found, or to fix functionality bugs newly found or newly existing due to changing technology/internet browsers.  But if you...

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...

Why you should not build your website with VistaPrint, review

Why you should not build your website with VistaPrint, review

You don't get the most bang out of your buck with VistaPrint SiteBuilder.  You might feel a bang on your head, i.e. a headache, with their website builder however, when you find out just how much you cannot do with VistaPrint SiteBuilder.  It...

Why You Should Switch from Weebly to UltimateWB Today

Why You Should Switch from Weebly to UltimateWB Today

Weebly has been a popular website builder that is easy to use, but it lacks the features and customization options that many businesses need. UltimateWB is a more powerful website builder that offers more features and flexibility. In...

What is the Best Classified Ads Software? Top 5 reasons it is Ultimate Web Builder...

What is the Best Classified Ads Software? Top 5 reasons it is Ultimate Web Builder...

Gym Chat sports network classifieds Want a website like craigslist or ebay and looking for the best classifieds app/script?  Here are the top 5 reasons Ultimate Web Builder should be your choice of software for your classifieds ad website. 1)...

Technical Considerations for Setting Up a Forum Website: Size Matters (But Not That Much)

Technical Considerations for Setting Up a Forum Website: Size Matters (But Not That Much)

Gym Chat Sports Network online forums Building a forum website can be a thrilling journey, whether you're fostering a niche community of hundreds or a bustling hub for thousands. While the scale may differ, the core technical considerations...

What are the Drawbacks of Using an Open Source Website Builder?

What are the Drawbacks of Using an Open Source Website Builder?

Open source website builders, such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, or Drupal, have gained immense popularity for their affordability and flexibility, making them a tempting choice for individuals and businesses looking to establish an online...

Wix does not allow you to add SSL to your websites

Wix does not allow you to add SSL to your websites

With Google pushing for all websites to be hosted with SSL, to protect personal data and increase website security, Wix still does not allow you to add SSL to your website.  It is currently a feature request their customers are asking for, however,...

GoDaddy website builder gets HORRIBLE reviews, still buggy customers say

GoDaddy website builder gets HORRIBLE reviews, still buggy customers say

Really, really horrible reviews.  We recently came across the SiteBuilderReport page for the GoDaddy website builder and their customers say it is still full of bugs and issues, and the tech support is the opposite of help. ...Yikes!. Here is...

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...

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...

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 are the Top 10 Best Forum Software?

What are the Top 10 Best Forum Software?

The Gym Chat sports forum, built on UltimateWB! Hey there, forum enthusiasts and digital community builders! Ready to dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to forum software options? We've scoured the digital landscape to present you...

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...

Got GoDaddy Web Hosting and Need a Good Website Builder?

Got GoDaddy Web Hosting and Need a Good Website Builder?

If you already got your web hosting through GoDaddy and don't like their website builder, don't worry.  You have options.  For those not familiar with the GoDaddy website builder, it is a pretty simple website builder with not so many features,...

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,...

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...

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...