Wix and WordPress are arguably two of the most popular website building platforms used worldwide today. At their most base levels, Wix is a cloud-based web development tool (not an open source platform) that allows you to create websites with simple, online drag-and-drop tools, and WordPress is a complete open source development tool that’s jam-packed with both blogging and content management (CMS) capabilities.
Both have their own benefits and drawbacks, but what it really boils down to is what’s right for your own needs and goals. We put together a complete list of pros and cons for each that looks at the setup and use, flexibility, feature set, design capabilities, cost, and extras (like plugins and extensions) to see which solution will work right for you, your business and your bottom line.
Pros & Cons of Wix:
Easy to Use: Wix has a visual, intuitive and user-friendly interface that utilizes drag-and-drop functionality, making it fast and painless to design, modify and publish your website. After signing up, you are shown pre-made templates based on your selected industry category/subcategory to make things even more simple and refined.
Auto-Maintenance: Wix doesn’t open its platform to outside developers, as they control every part of the platform. What this means is that they manage updates and maintenance work for you – perfect for those who prefer this type of hands-off approach to site maintenance.
User Support: Wix offers access to a dedicated support team 24/7, as well as organized tutorials and helpful videos for getting started. You can contact them with any questions, any time and receive a direct response from a Wix support member.
Great for Beginners: Starting up on this platform is very simple to understand, while allowing you to achieve amazing results – no coding required.