Website Builders vs. CMS’s
I recommend you try a website builder first. If you find it’s too inflexible for your needs you may want to jump up to a CMS. Just be aware that when you move to a CMS you will also be responsible for setting up a host and connecting to a database. Also CMS’s are free but they don’t have customer support like website builders (and require you to pay for hosting).
Some pros and cons between CMS’s and website builders:
|Website Builders||Content Management Systems|
|Drag & Drop||WYSIWYG|
|No configuring hosts and databases||Requires a host and MySQL database.|
|Coding not required||Coding occasionally required|
|Website cannot be exported (more info)||Website can be exported to a new host|
Wait— so Wordpress isn't a website builder? Nope. Just like it’s Wikipedia page says, Wordpress is a Content Management System (CMS).