I will compare Moonfruit Vs WordPress to help you make the right choice. For over 90% of people the choice is obvious. If you are a newbie and you want to start a website I will show you why the choice is so obvious and I will help you start your website today.
Moonfruit allows you to easily create a website with their drag and drop builder. WordPress is easy as well, but it is not about dragging and dropping it is about installing. Both companies don’t require you to know code.
I can create a site with HostGator hosting in under 20 minutes. The big difference when it comes to ease of use is do you like drag and drop builders or not. I personally don’t like them I would rather install a theme and be done with it, but there are some people who do. The other difference is that with WordPress you can install plugins to make life easier for you.
You save 25% when you pay yearly with Moonfruit. The price increases when you choose to pay monthly. The Lite Annual plan turns to $4.00 a month. Standard Annual turns to $8.00. The Plus monthly turns to $15.00 a month. The Max Monthly plan turns to $25.00 a month.
With WordPress all that you need is hosting. I use HostGator to host several websites that add up to over 100,000 monthly page views. HostGator has different plans. You could pay $5 a month or $8 depending on the plan that is right for you. Make sure that you use one of these discount codes.
The first two MF plans only allow for 10GB and 20GB of bandwidth. It would not take long for me to surpass this with my website and as your website grows it will become a problem for you. Your best bet would be to either go with the Plus or Max Annual Plan because they offer unlimited bandwidth. When it comes to storage space MF has storage limitations. The larger the plan the more storage space that you get for your content.
With HostGator I have unlimited storage space and bandwidth which has been great because my site has been growing at a good rate. I can have videos, music, images, podcasts, hold ecommerce inventory, and more all without a problem.
The best thing about being able to use WordPress is that I have over 37K plugins available to extend the capabilities of my site. With other site builders these plugins can cost you anywhere from $10 to $200. With WordPress these plugins are free and I can install them directly from my dashboard.
You can turn your site into anything. All you have to do is find the plugin and install. For example, many people want a website builder that comes with ecommerce. All you have to do is install Woocommerce and you have a full feature ecommerce store. Ask yourself will you be able to grow with the platform that you are using?
Moonfruit is nowhere near WP in this area. You will not find this large database of plugins. The only thing that you can do is embed basic features from other websites such as a Facebook Like button, Twitter Feed, slideshow, image gallery, Google Form, etc. As you can see basic things from other companies nothing explosive like with WP.
With MF the total number of items that you can sell depends on the plan that you choose. You can sell either 20, 50, 150, or 1000 products. If you have a large inventory or if you plan on growing, then this is not enough for you.
To turn your WordPress website into an online store you have to install Woocommerce which powers over 30% of all online stores. That is three times more than any other platform in the world. The scalability of HostGator allows you to hold thousands of products in your inventory.
WordPress is better for ecommerce because you can sell an unlimited amount of products and you can install features to increase sales. You can install sales banners, sales countdown, promotion codes, referral programs, live chat, special membership groups, landing pages, and more.
WordPress is made to help your website rank better. That is extremely evident because most of the top websites are built with the WordPress platform. This is another area where the plugins come in handy because you can install various plugins to help you outrank others such as Yoast and more. Also, don’t forget that with WordPress you have themes specifically made for speed and better SEO like Genesis.
Moonfruit does not have SEO plugins or themes. All website builders say that they are SEO friendly, but does it really offer anything to increase SEO? The answer for MF is no. Are there any popular Moonfruit websites to show that MF sites are actually ranking high in the search engines? The answer is no.
“Moonfruit” monthly Google searches – 40,500
“WordPress” monthly Google searches – 2,740,000
More people are choosing WordPress and searching for WordPress. In fact WordPress accounts for over 25% of the internet. Moonfruit is nowhere to be found. The closest platform after WordPress is Joomla with 2.8% and then Drupal with 2.1%.
Moonfruit has around 160 nice looking themes. WordPress has over 10 thousand and a larger variety of themes for your business needs. WordPress is not better in this category because they have more themes.
WordPress is better because once you pick a MF theme you are stuck with it. Are you able to customize it? Yes, but you can’t switch over to a different theme, which is not what you want for your business or website.
One of the worst things about hosting your site on a website builder’s server is that you are always limited in some areas. With MF you will not be able to export your site to another server.
When you have your own server you are able to move and do anything you want because it is your site and not anyone else’s.
You would expect a lot of guides from both, but the larger platform is going to have more guides and that is WordPress. You get more support with WordPress because it has a larger community. Not to mention Moonfruit does not have phone and chat support, but with HostGator you get 24/7 phone and live chat.
It is more flexible, your site will rank better, your site will rank quicker, you have more design options, more help, it’s more popular, etc.
All you need to do is set up hosting and install WordPress. Don’t procrastinate try it today. It takes less than 20 minutes.