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Squarespace has a bunch of small nice-to-haves that make it a pleasure to use, like automatically getting a screengrab when adding a video so that the site doesn't load the whole video before the user has clicked on it, or a sign-up process that's sane among other things. See More
Wix built an AI that gives the user an on-boarding experience which results in a personalized template that can even pull and use existing data about the user's business from the web and can be edited after for further tweaking. See More
There's a selection of elements you can choose from in the sidebar that you can drag and drop into the page and edit. There are common elements such as text, images and buttons as well as less common elements such as blog or online store. All elements can be adjusted to some extent to fit your needs. For example, you can change things like the font, weight and style of text and even crop, adjust colors and apply filters to images. See More
Wix has an addon store, called the App Market, that includes community developed bits of functionality (such as comments, calendars and integrations with third-party services) that you can add to your site. The store includes both free and paid addons. See More
WordPress offers free hosting under a wordpress.com subdomain. This option eliminates the need for setting up the CMS yourself and is reasonably secure, as WP uses multiple servers to back your site up. Additionally, for a fee, you can even set up your own custom domain name. See More
According to some statistics, WP powers a fifth of the Internet. It means that there are resources for everything. There's excellent community support and a large number of professionally-developed themes (either free or for a one-time fee) that give you a great look starting out. Wordpress.com is not just hosted and managed wordpress - it runs on a special, automatically scalable cloud platform and is now used by many high-traffic sites (such as the NYTimes blogs) as well as millions of smaller-scale users. See More
You are not limited to the given selection of themes, you can upload third party themes, or even code your own if you know how to code. Additionally, they let you export the site files and code. so it's portable. There are plugins/programs that can, for example help you transfer your Weebly site to WordPress, etc. Overall, its a very newbie friendly website builder that is versatile and expandable. It provides all the necessary elements for building a quality website. See More
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