Website Platform Posts

Listed below are blog posts about twelve website platforms. There are platforms for basic websites, e-commerce, courses, and more.

These posts are the result of over a year of research and testing to find out exactly what these platforms do and who they are best for.

You can explore the different platforms to see if there is one you think might work best for you, or you can take the Website Matchmaker Quiz at the bottom of the page!

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Website Platforms: Webflow

By Appy | September 14, 2021

Webflow sees itself as the website platform that allows you to design and build like a coder – without using code. It is a hosted website platform with all the options you could want. While that seems incredible, the tradeoff is a pretty steep learning curve. Who is it for? Webflow is for designers and…

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Website Platforms: Weebly

By Appy | September 14, 2021

Weebly makes great starter websites. Square now owns it, so if you use Square for selling in person, Weebly is an easy way to add a website for your business. I would rank Weebly as the second-easiest platform to get a basic website up and running. Who is it for? Weebly is for people who…

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Website Platforms: Wix

By Appy | September 14, 2021

Wix is a classic all-in-one platform for basic to intermediate level websites. So it falls right in the middle of being a little more complex than the simplest platforms (because it offers more options) – and not quite as good as the more specialized or higher-level platforms.   For anything from single-page sites to classic 3-to-5…

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Website Platforms: Squarespace

By Appy | September 14, 2021

UPDATED September 2022 Squarespace is an all-in-one platform that’s a splendid choice for websites from standard to e-commerce and even dips very lightly into memberships and in-person sales. Moreover, the platform has made every effort for non-techy people to build attractive, well-designed sites that are easy to use. Who is it for? This platform is…

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Website Platforms: Thinkific

By Appy | September 14, 2021

An all-in-one platform for course creators, Thinkific helps you build and sell your courses, memberships, and digital products. The platform offers outstanding tools for online learning, from on-demand lessons and live cohorts to communities and quizzes. Who is it for? Thinkific is for people who are serious about selling their course, membership, coaching, or digital…

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Website Platforms: Teachable

By Appy | September 14, 2021

Teachable is a great platform for selling online courses or memberships. With online learning hitting an all-time high these days, it seems like everyone is creating an online course. And Teachable is the 2nd most popular e-Learning platform, according to this article at Skill Scouter. That’s because it makes it easy to get your course…

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Website Platforms: Showit

By Appy | September 13, 2021

Showit is a website page builder intended to build beautiful websites. It is also a gateway to WordPress, intended to keep you from dealing with hosting and most security issues. However, you don’t need to go through that gateway unless you want a blog, e-commerce, or other advanced features on your website. If all you…

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Website Platforms: Shopify

By Appy | September 10, 2021

The Shopify platform is built for selling products online. Physical products are its foundation, but you can sell digital products using Shopify as well. In addition, it has shipping options, payment gateways, tax features, a built-in online store, and the ability to connect a POS for in-person selling. Who is it for? Shopify is for…

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Website Platforms: Kajabi

By Appy | September 10, 2021

The Kajabi platform is built for someone who wants to build an empire by selling information via courses, communities, memberships, and other info products. Its purpose is to automate your pipeline for you. Kajabi helps you get leads into your pipeline via forms, stay in touch with them via emails, sell them small products, and…

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Website Platforms: GoDaddy Builder

By Appy | September 10, 2021

GoDaddy Builder is an excellent platform for the most basic of websites needs. It’s the fastest platform to set up because it offers the fewest choices. GoDaddy has made an effort to step up its marketing game by offering integration with social media. In addition, they also provide basic email marketing on the platform. Who…

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Website Platforms: WordPress.com

By Appy | September 8, 2021

WordPress.com is the hosted version of WordPress.org, a software tool used by more than a third of the websites in the world. It uses the same software but hosts it for you, meaning that they store your website files on their servers.   WordPress.com keeps the versatility of WordPress.org while taking the hassle out of finding…

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Website Platforms: WordPress.org

By Appy | June 19, 2021

WordPress.org is one of the most popular tools to build websites, powering over 30% of existing sites. Its flexibility and ability to be customized attracts many users who like controlling so many aspects of their sites. That same flexibility, however, requires more advanced technical skills than some people are interested in. Who is it for?…