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Written by Ava , Senior editor, Industry Expert
Last Updated March 10, 2023
Trady vs. WordPress
Whether you’re a plumber, landscaper, or pool installer, you need a robust website. It allows your clients to make appointments, find out more about your company, and contact your customer service. Many people use WordPress when building their pages. It can be a good choice for some, but is typically inadequate. For instance, you need to be tech-savvy or hire someone to set up your website on Wordpress, integrate it with third-party solutions and apps, and ensure a smooth customer experience. Using Wordpress for a trades business website almost always ends up being expensive and complex. That’s where Trady comes in. Regardless of the home services business you run, a website from Trady is purpose-built for home services business and can be spun up in minutes – without needing to hire someone more tech savvy to do it. This article will explain why, by comparing the two platforms.
|Uses AI to help build the website quickly and easily.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Can easily be set up and edited on your phone, in just minutes.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Allows homeowners to pay for a job quickly and easily online.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Lets homeowners book new jobs right on the website.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Is purpose-built for trades and home services businesses.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Is optimized out-of-the-box to rank well in search engines.||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|Robust Security||Yes ✅||No ❌|
|CHALLENGES & COSTS|
|Requires expensive developers to build and maintain.||No||Yes ✅|
|Requires expensive extra apps to allow homeowners to pay for jobs.||No||Yes ✅|
|Requires expensive extra apps to allow homeowners to book new jobs.||No||Yes ✅|
|Costs||Free forever. No cc req'd.||Custom $$$|
Trady Uses AI to Build Your Website Quickly & Easily
Gone are the days when WordPress was the only option for designing and creating your website. Wordpress is an old “open source” website creation tool. That means Wordpress can be hacked lots of different ways to build different things – but it also means you pretty much need to be a skilled website programmer to build the website you’ll need for a trades business. Instead, Trady uses modern AI to build your website for you. Just answer a few easy questions, choose the colors you want, and in seconds your website will be built and live for clients to find you and book jobs.
Can Easily Be Set Up and Edited On Your Phone, In Just Minutes
Because Trady was built very recently with all the latest AI and technology, Trady is designed so you can do everything right on your phone. Wordpress was built before social media and the iPhone existed. Trady was created with modern technology to make it easy for a tradesperson to edit anything on the website, with just a few taps on their phone. No need for an agency or tech-y friend to do it for you, when they can get around to it.
A major problem of WordPress is that it was released nearly 20 years ago, before the iPhone. So, it’s not designed to function properly on many smartphones. By contrast, Trady provides a phenomenal experience on any platform, including Android smartphones, tablets, and iPhones.
Allows Homeowners to Pay For Jobs Quickly and Easily Online
Trady can take homeowner payments right on your website – or even on your mobile phone, when you’re in-person with them. From the second your new Trady website is live, you can accept clients’ credit cards, debit cards, take payment with Apple Pay, Google Pay, and more. Many home service clients are put off by WordPress platforms because they rarely allow for online payments. Trady provides this option out of the box, allowing your customers to pay directly on the website and resulting in a better customer experience. That means you get paid more quickly and easily than ever before.
Allows Homeowners to Book Jobs Right on the Website
Trady comes with a powerful online job bookings engine built right into it. That means that homeowners can easily find your website and book a job, without having to pick up a phone. More convenience means more jobs – and more jobs means more money for your business. Wordpress doesn’t come with an online bookings engine – so you would have to buy a separate app and integrate it into Wordpress.
Trady Is Purpose-Built for Home Services Businesses
Another tremendous benefit of Trady is that it’s designed for home services business websites. It gives you access to numerous specific features to grow and promote your business. Besides offering out-of-the-box payment features, Trady also lets homeowners book home service jobs right on your website. Since your clients can make appointments and pay straight from your page, there’s no need to add third-party plugins.
The same can’t be said for WordPress. The platform offers limited home service features, which can drastically reduce your site’s performance. For instance, WordPress pages don’t come with out-of-the-box booking and payment functionalities. You’d need to build your platform from scratch before adding the missing features from third-party providers.
This means it takes you longer to set up your home services website using WordPress. By the time your page is up and running, many potential customers will have already hired your competitors, losing you a lot of money. Trady reduces this risk by eliminating the need to team up with third-party providers for essential functionality.
Optimized Out-of-the-Box To Perform Well For Search Engines
Trady is built to convert, with its built-in features designed to help your new service website rank on Google from the get-go. Wordpress leaves even the basic SEO features up to the owner to implement, which can be complex, overwhelming, and costly.
Trady is also the superior option for your home service company due to its effortless setup. You don’t need web development or web design experience to create your page. Just use the built-in tools to build a highly responsive platform.
As for WordPress, you can’t use drag-and-drop features to create your platform. It can take a lot of time to master the basics if you’re a beginner, and you typically need some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Hence, WordPress is more difficult to set up than Trady.
Trady has Robust Security
Another way Trady is better than WordPress for home service websites is that it’s less prone to spamming and hacking. Since millions of people use WordPress, it’s one of the primary targets of spammers and hackers. Even if you download certain security plugins, chances are your website won’t be safe. For example, you may receive a ton of spam in your blog sections if you allow comments or have contact forms. Going through emails and comments is time-consuming and prevents you from focusing on your trade.
Trady is less susceptible to this vulnerability. The developers understand the importance of a good website to home business service providers, so they’ve taken action to reduce the likelihood of spam. Therefore, you can concentrate on your job, knowing your page won’t get overwhelmed by malicious actors.
As previously mentioned, you need plugins and technical integrations to make the most of your WordPress home business page – and more complexity means more opportunities for hackers to exploit. Conversely, Trady is a modern platform that is hardened against risk and doesn’t require extra integrations.
Lastly, Trady has highly responsive support to answer your inquiries at any time. By comparison, WordPress has no customer support. If you need help with Wordpress, you have to search and dig to find insights from volunteer developers. Good luck with that if you have an urgent security issue.
You can’t go wrong with Trady when setting up your home services business website. It’s easy to use and packed with all the features you need to run a trades business: website, online bookings, online payments, CRM and job management, and more. Even with all of those features out-of-the-box, Trady is much less expensive than building an equivalent Wordpress website would be.
Trady is free forever, no credit card required, and doesn’t need additional apps or integrations to give you the full power of a trades-specific CRM and website. WordPress is initially free open source software to build your website, but doesn't include a CRM, and with the cost of all the plugins you need to add to improve your page it will quickly add up. As a result, it’s easy to see that Trady is the ideal all-service solution for trades businesses.
Sign up for a free Trady website today, no credit card required, and you’ll quickly see there’s no reason for trades businesses to look to other website builders.