Entrepreneurs are embracing the online craze by using website builders to build websites in minutes and publish them online which is not a bad thing. However, what you need to know is that website builders are proliferating as a result of the huge demand, and thus it is becoming difficult to distinguish the good from the bad. In this article, we shall look at the problems commonly associated with website builder tools.
They rely heavily on third-party apps
One problem associated with online website builder tools is that they employ third party apps to achieve certain components in their website builders. It is not a bad thing, but the problem is that after you purchase and adapt the template for your website, it becomes your responsibility to maintain and update the apps. It is a tedious and time-consuming task to keep track and sift through all those third-party apps.
Challenges in maintaining the website
If you use a website to build your website, don’t ever celebrate after you publish your website. When your website goes live, that’s when you meet with challenges of maintaining your websites. Issues like security, speed, SEO, browser compatibility can crop up and cause lots of problems and even bring your site down. If you do not have the required experience, you might find it rough and even end up hiring expensive developers to help repair and maintain your site.
Lack of the essential E-commerce features
Most websites built using website builders lack the necessary e-commerce features. What this means is that you have to integrate third-party plugins to your website to achieve some of the essential features that your site cannot do without. The challenge is in establishing the most appropriate plugins that are compatible with the version of your website. Using the wrong plugin can affect the normal functioning of other areas of your site which is disastrous. Besides, premium plugins don’t come free, and so the whole idea of using a website builder to save on costs can end up being a fallacy.
Looking at the above-discussed challenges associated with using website builders to build your website, it is advisable that you read reviews and get all the necessary information on an individual website builder before purchasing and using it. In some instances and where you have enough money to invest in a professional developer, doing so could be wise.
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