Wix vs WordPress there is a lot of popular website builder in the market for creating websites, of which Wix and WordPress are very popular.
If you are going to develop a website and are unable to decide which can be the best builder for you in Wix and WordPress, then do not worry… after reading this article, all your confusion will go away.
Also, today in this article I am going to tell you about Wix vs WordPress which will help you choose the right platform.
So let’s start…
Generally, this article is about Wix vs Self Hosted WordPress.org, not about WordPress.com. Because I already shared a comparison of Self-hosted WordPress.org vs WordPress.com in an article.
Wix vs WordPress – Which is the best for you
1. Ease of Use Wix vs WordPress
When you sign up Wix, it asks you what kind of website you want to develop, after which it redirects you to the templates collection of that type of website.
In brief, Wix provides a powerful colorful drag and drop interface to develop your website which is very easy to use. Also In it, you can select any element for your site. With the help of drag and drop, you can add any items anywhere on your site. Also, you can create a new page using the drop-down menu without leaving the editor.
WordPress provides you with a visual editor to customize content and themes. However, there is no drag and drop page builder in it. Apart from this, you can use a third-party page builder (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, etc.) on your WordPress site.
If you are a beginner and want full control over WordPress customization, then you will need a little learning in WordPress.
Wix -Winner; WordPress – Loss
2. Pricing and Costs
With the basic plan of Wix, you can develop the website for free. However, if you use its basic plan, then it will show your brand advertisements in the top and bottom sections of your website. Second, you cannot use a custom domain for your site.
Also, you cannot use add-ons like Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc. with a basic plan. For this, you will need to upgrade your plan.
Wix provides different plans for your website and each Wix premium plan comes with different storage and bandwidth.
Although WordPress is available for free to build a website, but for this you will need a web hosting and domain name.
Then You have to spend money on web hosting and domain name. Also, web hosting costs can be anything, it depends on your needs. I would recommend Bluehost to you which provides a very good web hosting service with 24/7 support at a low cost. It is also officially recommended by WordPress.org.
Recently you can also use free web hosting services to create a website on WordPress and there are many hosting companies in the market that provide free service but they also have some downside.
Disadvantages of using Free Web hosting
- Free hosting gives a limited space for your site and from which you can face problems later.
Customer support is very bad.
- There is a fear of getting your account suspended or banned.
- Your website SEO has a very bad effect.
- Through web hosting cPanel you cannot back up your site.
Apart from this, if you use premium WordPress theme and plugin on your site, then for this you will have to spend money separately. There are many free WordPress themes in WordPress repository that work like a premium WordPress theme.
Wix -Loss, WordPress – Winner
3. Design and Layout
Wix offers 500+ pre-made templates for your site design. All Wix templates are responsive and come with HTML5 coding.
You can use its built-in tools to customize your site design. There are templates available for every kind of website (business, eCommerce, hobbies, arts & crafts, personal).
Once you choose a template for your website, you cannot change it. Only you can customize or modify it, but do not select another template.
Thousands of paid and free themes are available for WordPress website. Free WordPress Theme provides limited support and feature for your website. While the paid theme comes with unlimited support and features.
It has themes from small personal sites to eCommerce sites. Each WordPress Theme comes with its own customization features.
With the WordPess.org directory, you can download the free theme for your website. For Paid theme, you can use Mythemshop, Themeforest, StudioPress.
Wix -Loss; WordPress – Winner
4. Plugins and Apps Wix vs WordPress
Wix offers 200+ apps to add extra features to your website including contact forms, gallery, comments, email list etc. It has some apps free or Lite version and for some, you need to make monthly payments.
There are 55,000 more free plugins in the WordPress repository whereas I did not mention the premium plugin. With this, you can guess that WordPress is a lake of plugins.
If you want to add any feature to your site, then plugins are available for it. Apart from this, if there is a problem in your site, then plugins are available to solve it.
Wix -Loss; WordPress – Winner
5. E-commerce (Online Shop)
If you want to start an eCommerce website with the Wix platform, then you will need paid plans. You cannot start an eCommerce store with its free plan. WixStores only supports PayPal or Authorize.net for payments.
If you use any third-party apps for your Wix E-commerce site, then you will have to spend more money (monthly fees).
You can easily start an eCommerce website using WooCommerce on WordPress. Apart from this, there are lots of eCommerce plugins in WordPress which allow you to start a successful online store. Also, there are many paid and free WordPress eCommerce Themes in WordPress to provide professional design to your site.
Wix -Loss; WordPress – Winner
Finally, You must have understood well which platform is the Wix and WordPress.
By the way, I would recommend WordPress because with the help of WordPress you can develop any type of website easily and thousands of themes and plugin are available for this. Also With this, you can easily hire a developer for your WordPress site.
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