|Features||4.9 / 5.0|
|Ease of Use||4.7 / 5.0|
|Pricing||4.8 / 5.0|
|Reliability & Support||4.5 / 5.0|
WordPress can be a complicated system for first-time site owners, and BoldGrid does an admirable job helping users get the best design in a short amount of time. After putting BoldGrid's various features to the test, we really enjoyed the pairing of a user-friendly WYSIWYG site builder with the familiar WordPress interface.
The BoldGrid software itself is free and pairs with the hosting plan of your choice. We strongly recommend InMotion Hosting, whose engineers originated the platform. The company's shared hosting plans aren't the cheapest you'll find, but the benefits are more than worthwhile: ultra-fast SSDs, reliable 24/7 support, and automated BoldGrid installations.
Similar to WordPress, BoldGrid fosters a passionate community of users and developers to build support and awareness for the product. The company offers plenty of how-to guides and videos, but we wish BoldGrid could distinguish itself from other builders by having a complete support solution. The growing community will get there as more people discover BoldGrid, but it's still too young. That's why having hosting through an official BoldGrid partner, such as InMotion, makes the most sense.
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BoldGrid is the winner
2 out of 3 times.
Among the newest of website builders, BoldGrid made waves by becoming one of the first solutions to effectively merge the popularity, flexibility, and power of WordPress with a more intuitive, efficient, and inspirational design process. Some will knock BoldGrid for not including ecommerce or analytics functionalities, but those are easily integrated with any number of free plugins found in the WordPress community. We're impressed with the robust, young platform already — excited to see how it continues to grow.
Overall Rating4.9 / 5.0