So you have been creating your sites on WordPress so far, but you have hit the point where it just…does not seem to be doing it anymore. You cannot find the plug-in you need for a specific functionality or it might require coding that you just do not have knowledge on. Maybe you need to generally go above and beyond what WordPress’ systems allow without massive amounts of coding.
Well, that is where Bubble comes in, and quite frankly, excels. A step between drag-and-drop and custom coding, Bubble allows greater flexibility for those users who need a bit ‘more’ when it comes to their website builds.
What Exactly Is Bubble?
Deemed the most powerful no-code platform for creating digital products, Bubble is great for those without much, if any, programming know-how. The platform essentially helps non-techy people build an app without having to find a more knowledgeable co-founder, investing a great amount of money, or learning how to code themselves. This means more people have the freedom and capability to build apps for their start ups or businesses, enabling large-scale business growth for those who might not have had access before.
According to Bubble even first-time users will be able to start successfully building apps after going through their nine-step training program. This, versus thousands of dollars or months, if not years of time, invested is the key to what sets Bubble apart. Bubble also hosts, and scales, as traffic grows so users do not need to build out an operation team to ensure security and scalability of the back end infrastructure. While it does come with a learning curve, somewhat steeper than other website ‘builders’, many consumers have deemed it more than worth it in the end.
How Are WordPress and Bubble Different?
If you have made it to Bubble’s sphere of influence, then you have likely also heard of, or even worked, within WordPress. Most template-based open-sourced content management systems, in which WordPress is just one of many, are simple and made up mostly of static content. A few templates, such as Divi, within WordPress allow you a little more customization, but even then there is usually some sort of coding or plug in necessary to make it look exactly how you want it to.
In this manner WordPress has nothing on the functionality and customizations offered by Bubble. WordPress could, maybe, make something that is similar to Twitter or AirBnB with massive amounts of tweaking, time, money, and energy spent but Bubble lets you do just this with no coding skills at all. You can even use third-party convertor platforms to get your app on large platforms like the App Store or Google Play.
Bubble is a constantly growing and improving platform. With the Bubble marketplace only being about three years old, it can’t quite compare to the bulk of WordPress’ features such as plug-ins like Woocommerce or EDD but the ability for users to customize most features without plugins or leaving Bubble itself is impressive.
Finally, Bubble is much easier to use than WordPress when it comes to building mobile-friendly apps. Users have found that they can create highly responsive, extremely customized apps in a matter of weeks rather than the multiple months of in depth coding or plug-in searching they’d need on WordPress.
For a direct comparison between WordPress and Bubble, SaasWorthy has a great breakdown.
Why Should I Switch From WordPress to Bubble?
If you are looking for a simple tool to build smaller to only moderately advanced sites, then WordPress is the typical go to. But once you start adding plugins, functionalities, features or just want more customization and back end ability in general then you are quickly going to find the site becoming quite bloated. The performance, customizability and scalability of WordPress sites will all decrease the more you try and add on.
Bubble, on the other hand, really allows the creator much more flexibility and total control over how they design, structure, and build their sites. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is well worth it to most Bubble users. Typically the more someone learns about Bubble the more they can leverage the sheer developmental power they’ll find available to them which just leaves WordPress in the dust.
With mobile app usage increasing by the year and the general expansion into the virtual space, the ability to create responsible, functional, customized apps has become even more important.
Now that you’ve heard about Bubble, how about learning how a mobile app can help your business? For more information on how we can help your business with a profitable mobile app visit us at Techmate Labs today!