Top 10 alternatives to Yola Website Builder

Yola website builder offers its users (especially beginners) ease, flexibility and fun website building service.  It also provides reliable and fast customer support over the phone. For most people who have used Yola, the downside has been it’s suitability to super flat websites, and this is mainly because of the structured limit of its templates.

This article will focus on top ten alternatives that can beat the Yola’s service offering and provide a better experience to the customers wanting to develop a website of their own. These sites may offer similar services and, in some cases, may be more affordable.

1. Web Start Today


Pros:

  • Web Start Today offers its users a wide range of premium templates to choose from.
  • Along with template, designs are vertical specific (72 different business verticals) and search engine friendly content, ensuring ease for non professional users.
  • Easy customization tools allow users easily manage the site.
  • Offers free websites for small businesses and have affordable pricing plan to suit individual needs of different clients.
  • Provides users with strong customer support.
  • Provides Google Analytics to its customers as a way to monitor the sites performance.

Cons:

  • Web Start Today free websites are limited for first year only.

2. Wix.com

Pros:

  • Offers over 280 professional templates
  • Instinctive drag and drop interface
  • Provides help and support everywhere (help buttons)

Cons:

  • Unlike other web builders, WIX displays visible adverts on the free platform.
  • With WIX you cannot modify the templates
  • WIX is not designed to handle complex w-commerce needs

3. Weebly

Pros:

  • Weebly is perhaps the easiest drag and drop website builder available today
  • Rated as one of the best website builders
  • Weebly provides a wide range of decent looking templates to choose from

Cons:

  • Weebly is not designed to manage complex e-commerce needs
  • Has a limited amount of designer –quality templates
  • It offers only basic blog functions

4. SquareSpace

Pros:

  • Squarespace provides its users with extremely appealing and quality designer templates.
  • It also provides templates that are responsive; you can resize your browser and content
  • Squarespace offers broad styling options that many similar sites don’t.
  • Squarespace, with its style Editor, gives users the freedom to organize, or style detail on the website without the need to visit the codes, for the beginner this can be overwhelming.

Cons:

  • By separating the live preview screen and the editing screen, Squarespace makes it difficult to change the appearance of your website design.
  • Dragging dropping and adding are known to have minor glitches.

5. JIMDO

Pros:

  • Jimdo, unlike other website builders has strong e-commerce tools for online shops and other business ventures.
  • Jimdo’s free platform allows users to build functional websites by providing enough tools.
  • This website builder also provides a large community forum comprising of different languages. Here, users can interact with fellow users of Jimbo and forum moderators.

Cons:

  • Jimdo has a extremely limited number of templates that are professionally designed.
  • Adverts on Jimdo’s free platform are unusually large and prominent.
  • Jimdo does not provide an extremely true drop and drop interface.

6. Webnode

Pros:

  • Easy to use; its editor provides users a wide range of functions.
  • Flexibility, it works on different formats e.g. Smartphone.
  • Webnode is multilingual, including several languages, over 9.
  • Provide users e-commerce tools.
  • It offers drag and drop high quality functions.

Cons:

  • It’s template designs cannot be easily customized and won’t be everyone’s preference.
  • New template designs were included but not for the online shop.
  • Webnode’s eShop is highly sophisticated and may be complicated for beginners.

7. Webs

Pros:

  • Its intuitive features make it easy for beginners to use.
  • Webs offer users a wide range and flexibility with its modern looking templates.
  • It offers e-commerce tools with various online payment methods.
  • Webs provide users with a 24/7 responsive live chat.

Cons:

  • Parts of its user interface can be in-consistent.
  • Outdated interface.
  • The Webs interface runs on only two languages; English and Spanish.

8. Homestead

Pros:

  • Easy to use Web-based editor is painless and provides basic features.
  • Homestead offers professional looking templates.
  • Unlike other Website builders, Homestead does not advertise on your site.

Cons:

  • Homestead is quite expensive in comparison to other web-sites builders.
  • Limited by missing features. More features have been added to the old one.
  • Set for extinction unless it upgrades it self, adapting to the new environments

9. Go Daddy

Pros:

  • The parts and basics are simply structured and easy to understand.
  • Offers quality professional looking templates.
  • Advertisements can be switched off.
  • Offers e-commerce tools.

Cons:

  • Poor customer support.
  • Modern layouts are slow to blend with an old website editor.
  • Can be frustrating.

10. 1&1 website builder

Pros:

  • Easy to use supports drag and drop functions.
  • Images can be resized and cropped without the use of external software
  • Advertisements free.
  • Supports a variety of languages.
  • Offers several professional looking templates.
  • Provides e-commerce tools.

Cons:

  • 1&1 website builder is exceedingly pricey.
  • Templates may look similar to other websites.
  • Interface looks very similar to Jimdo, their main competitor.

Comments

  1. You forgot to mention Tumblr.
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  2. @rishi,
    You are right. Thanks for pointing this out.
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