Video: Jimdo vs Wordpress


Create a free website in minutes with the Jimdo website builder! Add text, galleries, videos, even create an online store. Beautiful layouts. Optimized for search. Free now and forever. No coding necessary. Simply start creating your own website with just a few clicks. Make an online store.
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. Wordpress cloud alternatives are Wix, Weebly, Squarespace
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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 - Online site builder Jimdo raised €25M to keep up with WordPress


Site-building service Jimdo has raised a €25 million investment from Spectrum Equity. Founded in 2007 by Christian Springub, Fridtjof Detzner, and Matthias Henze, the company has been profitable since 2009. Jimdo was the first website builder to become cross-platform with the release of its iOS app in 2013 and its Android app in 2014. The company employs 200 people in Hamburg, San Francisco and Tokyo. The platform is available in eight languages and has helped people to build more than 15m websites. Jimdo developers say that users can now expect Jimdo to become a stronger, faster, and more flexible company than ever before.