Are you new on the blogging sphere ? Are you trying to decide between WordPress and Wix to build your website?
While most will argue that Content management system (CMS) of wordpress is better than wix. Well to compete that Wix has their popular builder handy. So lets start the article and highlight the cons and pros.
Price and Costs
First of all pricing of a website is one of the main factors while buying a domain.
The basic plan of the website is free but you can’t have your own custom url. Also it have lots of irrelevant branded advertisements on major portion of your website. Apart from that It also doesn’t allow necessary these features you have to buy the prey plugins like Favicons, eCommerce, etc. To get the additional features , you have to buy the premium Plans.
The main catch with WordPress is you have to own a domain and hosting to install it.Well there is various providers that you can choose from.
Depending on your pockets budget, you can have a basic plan with a WordPress hosting will cost you 3.95 dollar per month. However, there are literally more than 1000 free plugins available that you can use.
Ease of Use
It comes with easy to build tools. It offers a simple drag and drop interface. A lot of people would find this feature very useful as it saves them from Writing code.
It comes with a Text-visual editor to create and customize which allows you to edit theme in a WYSIWYG environment. But the problem is WordPress by default doesn’t come with a Drag-drop interface.
Design and Layout
Every site owner needs a perfect design and user friendly and makes their brand stand.
Wix comes with more than 400 template to choose from. Maximum designs are made using HTML5. Using the built in tools, you can customize your layout, site design and rearrange items as you see fit.
There are more than 1000+ layouts/themes are currently available for WordPress. Of Course unpaid themes come with demo features. Paid themes have fully functionally features and have premium support options.
Furthermore, you can get a developer to create a completely custom specific theme for your Website.
- Wix. Wix has a Huge support center. There are over 1000+ topics were posted in the official forum, video tutorials and walkthroughs with email support.
- WordPress. There’s a huge community of Experts specializing in WordPress. But there’s no official support staff.
Plugins and Apps
Plugins and Apps are kind of software that you can use with your platform to add more features. Wix term them as apps, and in WordPress called them as plugins.
- Wix works their eCommerce with their premium plans.This means user with the basic plan cannot have their eCommerce store. There are a few third party apps that can be utilised to Sell things online, but those apps would cost you a fortune with their monthly fees.
- WordPress has many free plugins that can be used to build online store and sell goods. Every plugins have their own special plugins which you can use to add any payment gateway you want.
Well according to me, WordPress is far better than Wix as a platform for any kind of website. While Wix offers an easy website builder, you will get more gain by using WordPress in a long run.
I hope this article narrow your choosing between WordPress vs Wix. Let us know which platform you ended up choosing in the comments below !