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Creating business website is one of the best ways of improving and growing your business. If you’re looking forward to creating one, ensure that you go for a platform that will give your website an outstanding look. This article will help you to choose between WordPress vs Dreamweaver for your website creation.

WordPress vs Dreamweaver

Their Background


This is a software designed to build websites. It was founded by Macromedia in 1997. It’s formerly called WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. Developers make use of it to create and develop websites. It is also used for developing web content.


WordPress is an open-source CMS (Content Management System) that is free of charge. It is based on MySQL and PHP. WordPress was founded by Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg in 2007.

WordPress is a full CMS and blogging system. It is reportedly the most popular and easiest blogging system on the Web now.

Their Usage Simplicity Comparison

Dreamweaver is not designed for non-professionals. You will need to practice using it before you’ll be able to get the same optimized outcome as you would get with the WordPress. You will definitely be in need of experience. Unlike WordPress, that will turn you into an immediate blogger.

WordPress is like getting a new phone from your father as your birthday gift. Dreamweaver, on the other hand, is like getting a bunch of phone parts and then your father gives you a wrench to build and fix it up. If you’re not a professional in fixing phone you are going to be confused on where to start. If you’re not familiar with HTML and PHP, then WordPress is the best option for you.

Their Speed and Time Comparison

For this comparison, you need to ask yourself some vital questions like; How much time will it require me to create a website?  Will it be done quicker? Which of the platform does an excellent job in a short time duration? In WordPress, all that is needed is SiteGround and Genesis theme. With these, you can create a website in less than 5 minutes. You will then have more time to do other things like writing, adjusting your SEO options, setting up plugins, monetizing your site, setting up analytics, etc. But in Dreamweaver, you will need to know what you’re entering into. You will maintain all these things manually. As a result, it is highly time-consuming. WP saves you time in Backend development and coding.

The demand of WP is increasingly growing each day, as many companies are using it now. That is another major reason why it is highly recommendable for all that want to create their own site.

 Their Price Comparison

Dreamweaver is somehow expensive, it’s not free. It will cost you $240 to 600 per year. The full CC purchase of DW will cost you $600 for 1 year. Adobe has to realize that most people don’t have that amount of money. For me, this is a way to treat their loyal clients. When you stop paying, the system will stop working immediately. Nobody will really want to rent his/her software. On top of that, it is important to know that some extensions break in DW when new versions came out in WP.

WordPress is free of charge. In WP, all that you will pay for is the hosting. With the SiteGround host, you will only need to pay $3.95 per month and you’ll not be charged to get a domain name.

Whether you’re planning on monetizing your website or not, think about the long-term future of your site. With the Dreamweaver, in the nearest years to come, you will either pay $1200 or $3000 per year.

Their SEO Functionality Comparison

One of the biggest advantages of WordPress is its one-click install plugins for SEO like SEO Ultimate, All In one, Yoast, SEO by SQUIRRLY, etc. Dreamweaver has no SEO plugins. Your site plugin is its brain box.  With this, your site will definitely rank better in Google and other search engines.

Their Plugin Comparison

Most of the plugins that you’ll get free of charge from WordPress, is ideal and amazing. WP makes things very easy for its users. You can even decide to install an editor for coding like Advanced Code Editor. This enables you to highlight syntax in the plugins source code editors and integrated themes with AutoComplete, line numbers, and more. It also adds widgets to your sidebar, header, footer.


Dreamweaver is designed for professionals that are looking for challenging tasks and those of them who want to showcase their coding skills.

With WordPress, you can create basically the website of your choice without having coding skills. If you’re looking for the fast, simple, and more ideal option to create your website, then go for WordPress. You will never regret using it.

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CIndy is a copywriter at DesignWall, a leading WordPress development company which builds responsive WordPress themes and best WordPress plugins. When she's not online, she enjoys listening to music and watching film overnight.