Wix and Weebly are very special to me. A long time ago, when I was just a wee lad, I thought making websites was the coolest thing anyone could do (what’s changed?).
Of course, the first thing I would look up was how to create a website for free—which is still a relevant topic I care about.
And so I created my first websites using Weebly, Wix, and Blogger. As a younger guy, Weebly and Wix really caught my eye—they were flashy, had lots of fun widgets, and let you create just about anything you wanted.
Over the years, Weebly and Wix have grown tremendously. They’ve increased their features since being founded in 2006, have ecommerce and blogging functionalities, and have redesigned their user interface multiple times.
By this point, these two are by far among the most popular website builders around.
Wix may be the bigger brother, with over 110 million active users at the last count. Weebly is no runt though, supporting over 50 million active sites.
I truly consider them brothers, by the way. They have remarkably similar pricing, features, user interfaces, and core focuses.
They both start with the letter W and are popular for letting users make free accounts that can publish under the companies’ subdomains.
But that’s the thing—brothers, not identical twins. They’re not the same, they’re similar, and that means they will have different strengths and weaknesses. The question is therefore begged: who’s better?
Let’s find out.