I recently launched my portfolio website using WordPress as part of my graduate school classes. This is a good opportunity to compare the Weebly and WordPress I am using.
First of all, what I'm going to share from now on is not a technical report, but to tell you what aspects I paid attention to as a general user, especially as an artist, which aspects have room for improvement, and which aspects I continue to use Weebly.
Weebly vs. WordPress!
First of all, the below is a site I created with WordPress. If you think about the template and design, there doesn't seem to be much difference from Weebly.
However, the good thing about Weebly is that I want to present my personal site as if it were a small portal site. In this respect, Weebly has the advantage of being able to freely move the display. In the case of WordPress, even if there are some design restrictions, it would be good to use it for something you want to do in a formal and simple way.
In the Weebly editing window, editing elements are posted in the form of a bar on the left, as shown below. Personally, I think this seating arrangement is convenient. Just like an artist draws paint on a palette, you can use the elements you want. I think this display is more convenient than WordPress.
However, the downside is the image upload feature. Weebly has a fatal drawback in that if you upload an image with the same name, the previous file will be overwritten. (In my case, I use the screen capture function as one of the countermeasures.) In the case of WordPress, image upload is simpler, faster, and error-free. However, there are many restrictions when changing the image size or location.
Editing in WordPress is simple, but compared to Weebly, it feels inconvenient because it requires multiple steps.
Think about your future needs. Which platform do you believe offers better scalability as your portfolio and online presence grow?
Your insights into these aspects can be valuable for other artists and general users who are deciding between Weebly and WordPress for their portfolio websites. Ultimately, the choice between these platforms may depend on your specific requirements and preferences as an artist.
Myungja Anna Koh