Trying to decide between Wix or WordPress? These popular website
builders take very different approaches to creating a website – so
let’s see which one is right for you!
Let’s kick things off by taking a look at ease of use.
Ease Of Use
Wix happens to be one of the easiest website builders you’ll ever use,
It’s the most intuitive page builder I’ve ever seen. You also get a
lot of customization options with hundreds of templates to choose
from, including blogs, online stores, portfolios, and many more.
It’s super easy to jump straight in and start editing, thanks to their
drag and drop editor. You’ve got plenty of flexibility to move things
around and add elements as you please.
You might get a lot of theme and customization options in Wix but
Wordpress with its Open source (GPL license) license, which give any
developer right to change/modify codes. To me this is the only reason
wordpress manages to get far ahead of the competition.
WordPress prides itself on being a flexible content management system,
letting you build virtually any kind of website you want, with
thousands of themes to choose from as a starting point.
Wordpress offers you tremendous flexibility but you need a little bit
of technical knowledge to pull things off like how to set up a site,
and to add all the extensions and plugins that will really bring it to
WordPress have tried to make things a little easier with their
Gutenberg editor, which lets you add blocks of content in a much more
visual way than before. But they’ve still got a long way to go if they
want to beat Wix in ease of use.
Although you can use other page builders like Elementor and Thrive
Architect. But You’ll need to upgrade to their premium plans to get
access to all the features.
Apart from offering email and phone support, wix and wordpress both
also have forums, articles and tutorials that are easy for beginners
WordPress, as open source software that’s technically free, But free
stuffs also have a prive and with wordpress the downside is that they
don’t provide any official support. Help is usually available on the
community forums, but it’s not always easy to find answers for the
specific issues you’re experiencing.
First round goes to Wix!
This Comparision point is really important. As what good is your
website if people don’t find you online. Which one is more likely to
get you found on Google? Let’s find out as we take a look at each
one’s SEO capabilities. Despite what you may hear, Wix actually do a
pretty good job of SEO.
They offer a decent amount of options for optimizing your site,
including the ability to edit your website’s page title, URL, and
WordPress offer even more, though. While the software comes with only
a few SEO features out of the box, you also have access to a ton of
powerful plugins such as Yoast SEO and Schema Markup, which you can
add to really amp up your SEO efforts.
So, while both are solid choices if you’re serious about SEO,
Wordpress comes on top here.
Which tool is better for blogging?
Wix will let you add a blog to your site, but it’s kind of limited.
You don’t get a whole lot of control over the layout of your posts,
aside from being able to add images, videos and dividers. Sure, it’s
easy to use, but we’d love to see more options for both editing and
WordPress, on the other hand, have a long-held reputation as being the
tool for blogging. Their blog feature is powerful, with the ability to
add tags, categories, and RSS; plus plugins for comments, related
posts, polls… you name it.
The sky’s the limit if you’re creating a blog with WordPress, and
that’s why wordpress owns the crown in this round.
Want to add some extra functionality
to your site?
The good news is that both Wix and WordPress will let you do this.
Wix’s App Market has over 250 apps to help you enhance your site.
Whether you want to add a booking system for appointments, live chat
for customer support, or let visitors buy tickets to events, Wix have
got you covered.
WordPress also don’t disappoint in this department, either – in fact,
they have thousands of plugins to help you add pretty much any feature
to your site. Like with Wix, these can range in price from free, to
being pretty pricey.
But Here comes an Important thing that you guys might not have
any idea about.
Wordpress is made with GPL license so anyone can contribute and
enhance its functionalities. But there’s a hidden benefit too,
A lot of premium plugins that might cost you $100-$200 for their
premium versions can be availed and used in prices as low as $3-$5
with GPL license from GPL
Stores. But the downside of GPL plugins would be that you can’t update
them on your own from your dashboard. To solve this issue, I found
this Website named Grab Plugin,
If you’ll buy any premium theme and plugin from this site, You’ll get
lifetime Theme/Plugin updates along with it. which is super awesome.
In fact I use GPL Themes/Plugins on almost all of my sites. Now this
was a little hidden benefit of Wordpress being GPL and not a lot of
people know about it.
Functionality-wise, though, both Wix and wordpress are great options –
But Wordpress again comes on top with Its GPL plugins and themes.
You guessed it right – Wordpress won here again with its awesome
library of themes and plugins. We’ve now arrived at the all-important
final round. So let’s see how Wix and WordPress stack up in terms of
Wix’s ad-free plans start at $14.50 per month or $11 if you commit for
a full year. The higher you go, the more features, bandwidth and
storage you get access to.
WordPress’s software is free, but unlike Wix you’ll need to find and
pay for a hosting provider to get your site online. You can find a
cheap host for $5 or less per month but it won’t be the fastest. A
decent managed hosting solution where all updates are taken care for
you can cost around $12 a month.
While you can get many themes and plugins for free, costs can quickly
add up if you buy a premium themes, paid plugins, or hire a developer
to work on your site.
That being said, both are affordable solutions, leading us once again to a tie.
Let’s briefly sum up each round:
Ease of use: Wix
Additional apps: Wordpress
Value for money: A tie
How can that help you make a decision? Well, it all comes down to
what’s most important to you.
If you want a site that’s easy to manage without the help of a
developer, and don’t mind relinquishing a bit of control over some
areas (like your blog), then we’d recommend Wix.
But if you have bigger plans for your site, want complete flexibility,
and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves a little, then WordPress is