Duda vs WordPress


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Duda
Duda’s website builder enables you to create a responsive website with no need to code. Simply import all of the content from an old site into a beautiful new website template that can be customized by device. All Duda websites not only look great, but follow Google’s SEO best practices and come with loads of business-driving widgets.
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WordPress
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Duda vs WordPress in our news:


2018 - Website builder Duda integrates with Q&A service Yext



The industry-leading website builder Duda has integrated with Yext, the leader in Digital Knowledge Management. This integration will simplify the experience of managing an effective digital presence by pulling key business information, such as locations, opening hours, and product offerings, from Yext into Duda and syncing this data across the web. The integration will pull business data directly into the Duda platform to make website builds faster, and keep key SMB business data in sync across their website and the 100+ intelligent services in the Yext Powerlistings Network, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. In addition, Duda will leverage Yext’s Knowledge Tags to insert Google-friendly schema markup to ensure search engines and other services can read and display in-depth information from websites in search, improving information quality and search experience across the internet. So Duda gets more integrative if compared vs WordPress

2017 - Duda launched new tablet editor to take on Wix



The world is a busy place these days, and people are often working on-the-go. This is especially true of website builders, who aren’t always sitting at their desks when they want to edit and build their customers’ websites. So Duda made some serious improvements to our tablet editor, so that customers could easily build and edit sites, everywhere. The new tablet editor isn’t just a smaller version of the desktop version. It’s a thoughtfully designed adaptation that gives you and your customers the freedom to build and edit sites anywhere, easily and quickly. From your customer’s place of business. On a train. At a coffee shop. At the beach. Wherever you go, you can load images, move widgets, tweak content, check analytics, publish sites, and more. Thereby Duda becomes more mobile-friendly than Wix

2016 - Duda introduced new responsive website builder to take on Squarespace



Duda has rebuilt its responsive website builder in a way that would make site building faster, the user experience more intuitive and, ultimately. The new builder has been engineered using React, an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces. This Facebook-developed technology means the platform is much more robust and flexible. The drag-and-drop functionality feels smoother the editor now loads up to 40% faster than before.  The new features include new layouts options, more color overlays, a new Icon Widget, 22 more fonts, interpage anchors, custom backgrounds per page, video backgrounds on columns and popups, Open Graph support, more flexible Photo Gallery. So we may assume that Duda is now more responsive if compared vs Squarespace

2016 - Duda Partnered with Let’s Encrypt to provide Free SSL Certificates to strike back at Weebly



Duda is making SSL certificates available to every paid Duda responsive website at no extra cost. What are the benefits? Some of the big players in the web industry have been trying a carrot and stick approach to get webmasters onboard with the whole “secure internet” thing. For example, Google adds an SEO benefit to sites that are encrypted (secured) with an SSL certificate. However, the latest versions of certain browsers are beginning to limit what features an unsecured website can have access to (for more on this, check out this article on Mozilla about an advanced feature called service workers). Thus Duda is now more secure in comparison to Weebly

2016 - WordPress.com turned on HTTPS encryption for all sites. Beware Zoho Sites



WordPress.com is adding HTTPS support for all of its sites without having to do anything. Each website now has an SSL certificate and will display a green lock in your address back. The nice side effect to the enhanced security is that Google tends to favor websites that support HTTPS over HTTP-only website. So your WordPress.com website should rank higher in Google search results.

2015 - WordPress.com goes Open Source and gets a desktop app - a new advantage over Jimdo



WordPress.com, the fully hosted version of WordPress, has a received one of its biggest updates. First, WordPress.com is now fully separated from the WordPress core. It is now an admin interface that interacts with the WordPress core just like any other third-party interface and app out there. It uses a REST API to fetch your posts, publish new ones, upload photos and more. Second, the team behind WordPress.com switched to an entirely new stack. Instead of using PHP and MySQL, the developers built everything using JavaScript and API calls. It means that when you go to the website, the server will distribute a fully working WordPress client that mostly runs in your browser. Finally, everything is open source and on GitHub. You can also download a new Mac app to access WordPress.com. In many ways, this app works like the Slack desktop app. It leverages web technologies and desktop features so that you get more or less the exact same thing as on the WordPress.com website, but with a few goodies, such as notifications. Windows and Linux apps are in the works.

2015 - WordPress acquired e-commerce plugin WooCommerce



Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has acquired WooCommerce which develops the popular e-commerce WordPress plugin. It lets site owners turn their self-hosted WordPress website into a bonafide online store. WooCommerce is huge when it comes to the online store space, powering at least 650,000 online stores. WooCommerce is easy to use — especially in the realm of ecommerce solutions — but it still requires some hand-holding during the setup process. Easy-to-build shopping solutions is increasingly a selling point for web solutions. WordPress.com competitors such as Squarespace have storefront modules and there are also hosted solutions from companies such as Shopify, Big Cartel and Bigcommerce.

2014 - Duda unveils own Website Analytics



A short while ago, Duda introduced new statistics interface. It was Google Analytics free version, which is a good service. However when you have a large amount of data, Google only uses a small percentage of the overall stats to calculate the final results. While this works fine to give you a statistically valid estimate, when you start drilling down into detailed reports you can occasionally end up with misleading results. Another shortcoming is that some requests take a long time to calculate. The new solution is hosted by Duda and the service stores all the data and runs all the calculations internally. This is faster because it’s tuned specifically for our system and more accurate because it does not rely on a sample of the data but instead uses all of it. The conclusion is that Duda provides better analytics in comparison to Shopify

2014 - WordPress, Squarespace offer website CMS for Google Apps customers



Website CMS providers WordPress and Squarespace have joined the Google for Work Partner Program to give users access to two of what are arguably the most agile small business content management systems (CMS) on the market. Google for Work already offers website building services Wix, Weebly and Bluehost. The core services of the Google for Work include: Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, Admin and Vault. By integrating with Squarespace and WordPress, they also get easy-to-use content management, effectively dealing with most daily needs. Integration with the products from either company is relatively easy too with APIs that enables them build Google Apps into their interfaces.

2014 - Microsoft makes scaling WordPress on Azure easier to strike back at dotCMS



Wordpress is one of the most popular web content management systems for the Enterprise, but not the easiest to scale up for high-traffic sites. With Azure Websites, Microsoft has been offering the ability to easily set up a WordPress site for a while now, but starting today, it is offering a far more scalable solution. Azure users can now head to Azure’s App Gallery and spin up a version of what Microsoft calls “Scalable WordPress.” With just a few clicks, this will set up Azure Storage for storing all media assets and give users access to a curated set of WordPress plug-ins that are optimized for performance. Unlike the standard WordPress installs on Azure, this will also use a higher-end (and pricier) MySQL database. Recently a number of services like WP Engine and Pantheon unveiled specialized Wordpress hosting services. Unlike Azure, however, these platforms offer a completely managed service. Still, Microsoft surely hopes that it can capture business from at least a few companies that are able and willing to run their own WordPress installs by making it easier to set up a scalable version on its platform.