In the first post in this series, I described how I set up two versions of a test photography site to compare self-hosted WordPress with WordPress.com.
In this article, I consider another alternative – Weebly.
Much as I like WordPress, I realise that some of the alternatives could also be good choices for building a website. I decided to make a test site to compare a few of the popular options. This post concerns self-hosted WordPress and WordPress.com.
Every WordPress website needs a theme to tell it how to display the site’s content. The theme contains templates to determine where all the different elements should go and a style sheet to control their appearance.
Plugins contain code that adds extra features to your WordPress website.
A WordPress theme includes a style sheet containing CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) code that determines the appearance of the elements of the website – from the size and colour of the text, to the way the images line up on the page.
WordPress is a popular and powerful content management system. Weebly is an easy to use drop and drag website builder. Squarespace is a website builder with attractive templates and useful features.