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Website platform review: Wix vs WordPress - Which is right for you?

Posted by Kevin Fouche on Jan 18, 2016
Kevin Fouche

Currently, there are several hundred ways for you to get your website out on the internet.

With all the options that you can find, how does one go about making the right choice for their own website? The best way to make this decision is to carefully review your options to find the one that is best suited for your specific needs.

Website platform review: Wix vs WordPress. Which is right for you?

Two popular options when it comes to website creation are Wix and WordPress. Both are excellent choices and will help get you up and running fairly quickly. However, there are some differences between the two that you should be aware of. Be sure to use this website platform review: Wix vs. WordPress to help you determine which one will work the best for you.

Wix vs WordPress

Wix Pros and Cons

One thing that both Wix and WordPress have in common is that you need very little experience in the website design industry. But, you will still have the opportunity to customise the look of your website. Wix offers a great number of professional templates to choose from. These templates come pre-filled with content, formatted and structured to help make the journey easier. You can simply replace what is already in the boxes and move on.

Making changes to the web page is really as simple as dragging and dropping. This makes the system really easy to use. While the templates come pre-formatted, there isn't really anything keeping you to this system. You can easily move images, text and other items anywhere that you need them to be.

Support is also an important benefit when you choose Wix. With just about anything you do, there is someone around to help if you run into trouble. You can even use phone and email support if you run into more trouble than you can figure out with a simple help feature.

One of the main downsides of Wix is that you must pay a service fee for your website unless you want ads to be displayed on it. There are a variety of plans available with the minimum starting around $10 a month.

In addition to this, after you select a template, you will not be able to change your mind. While you can change the template any way that you like, you will not be able to change the template itself. You also don't have access to the source code, meaning you are a bit limited on the amount of specific changes that you can make.

Another major issue that has recently developed with Wix is in regard to the way Google indexes Wix sites. These changes have created a huge decline in some Wix users' websites and currently there is little that can be done to rectify the situation.

WordPress Pros and Cons

WordPress offers many benefits. For example, it is an open source code program. This means that you can easily modify the code to the program to fit your needs without the need to pay licensing fees. This feature helps to make your website as customisable as possible.

Along with this, you will also find many themes for your website. These themes can be used to easily create a website that suits your preferences. The program itself is extremely easy to install and there are plenty of plugins and tools to help you with your website.

You will also find that there is a huge community when it comes to WordPress. This means that there is always someone around who can help you with any problems you are having. For the most part, you should be able to find help without paying a huge fee in the process.

In the end, WordPress Web Design seems to offer the most flexibility and functionality for those looking to create a website.

If you still want to learn more about the differences between these two types of website programs, be sure to contact us today.

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