WordPress vs Wix: Which is Better For You?

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If you are confused between Wix vs WordPress to build your new website. This blog surely help you. WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world but Wix is another popular builder that you should try. Today in this article, i will share both website builder Pros and Cons. So Lets Start:

1. Flexibility 

WordPress is an open source platform, that means their codes are open and everyone modify. That is the biggest reason WordPress community has continue to grow.

But WordPress has one big problem, anybody with coding knowledge can build a theme or plugin for WordPress which is highly risky. Their are so many Tools in WordPress are worse.

Wix is not an open source platform so their codes are not available for modify. That means only their development team can build website and tools.

2. Price

Price is very important factor when choosing your platform for new blog. The total costs of developing and maintaining your website will depend on your needs. Your first goal is decide your budget.

First taking about WordPress, you can start with a basic plan with a WordPress hosting provider like Siteground that will cost you $3.95 per month. If your budget allow, then you can use WPEngine which costs $29 per month.

if you use WordPress premium themes or plugins then you website cost will rise. Also there are lots of free WordPress themes and plugins available that you can use to cut your cost.

Other side Wix is free but there are two big problems. First is Wix add advertisements on top and bottom of your website. Second is , you cannot use a custom domain for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename.

Also basic plan does not offer must required addons such as Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc. Also remove ads and get additional features, you will upgrade to the premium plans.

Wix premium plan come with different storage size and bandwidth limitations. You can choose monthly or yearly plan.

3. Ease of Use

First talk about WordPress in terms of ease of use, the learning curve for WordPress is not simple. Lot of people choose WordPress for its flexibility but this flexibility comes with complexity.

If you know how to modify codes, you can do lot of changes with WordPress but if you have a coding skill, you need to hire a skilled WordPress developer which can rise your website cost.

Other side Wix come with limited customization, Wix is designed and built specifically so it is easy for non-developers to use with ease. You can surely learn Wix faster then WordPress.

4. Design and Layout

Website design and layout is very important. Everyone wish they website good looking plus user friendly.

WordPress offer lots of free and premium themes. Free themes come with limited support while Premium themes offer more features and support option.

Users can download free themes from WordPess.org directory and for Premium themes there are some best WordPress theme shops like StudioPress and ThemeLab.

Wix comes with more than 500+ ready templates. All Wix designs are fully responsive and written in HTML5. Using the built in tools, you can further customize your site design, change layout, and rearrange items.

One biggest downside in Wix is that once you have selected a template, you cannot change it. You can modify it and customize it as much as you want using only the built-in tools, but you cannot switch to another template.

5. eCommerce

WordPress offer some good free plugins that you can use to build your online store and sell anything you want. Each of these plugins have their own add-on plugins so you can use any payment gateway.

Most eCommerce plugins for WordPress have their own dedicated themes and lots of themes specially designed to work with those plugins.

Wix offers eCommerce with their paid plans. This means users with the free plan cannot run your eCommerce store on Wix.

There are a few third party apps that you can use for selling product online but those apps cost is very high so you start eCommerce business website, surely go with WordPress. 

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