Wix, a real alternative to WordPress

Wix or WordPress?

It’s true that WordPress is the best known by most of us who move on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. In fact, there is a platform called Wix.com which is the one we currently use for web design in our company, which is quietly gaining positions little by little without anyone noticing.

To tell the truth, Wix Spain has not been around half as long as the WordPress.org platform, but that does not mean that it does not have good features for those users who want to create a website, create a blog and even an online store.

Almost all platforms have very good things, some more than others, because as it is obvious, they want users to register and work with them.

But within this term, you have to recognize the quality of some and others and in this post specifically I will analyze these two platforms for their price, usability and flexibility; Wix and WordPress.

Price of Wix:

Prices for Wix vary from 4.50 euros per month to 20 euros per month. It all depends on how long you sign up for (monthly or yearly) and what type of plan you choose (Connect domain, Combo, Unlimited or Ecommerce), depending on the plan you sign up for, you will have more disk space, more or less monthly transfer, etc.

WordPress you can download and install absolutely free, but then you have to purchase a free or paid template. The paid ones usually cost between 30 and 80 euros depending on the features.

Then you have to buy the domain and hosting on your own, which can go up to another 70 or 80 € per year, and if at some point you have some serious problem with WordPress at the code level, then you can do two things: the cheap and ideal way is to investigate by yourself.

If not, you will have to hire some WordPress SEO expert who can cost you an arm and a leg.

Usability of Wix

WordPress is more difficult to use than Wix, many people choose WordPress for its flexibility, but with it comes some complexity. If you understand coding, you can certainly do a lot more things with WordPress.

Wix flexibility

WordPress is Open Source, which means that its codes are open, being able to be modified. Any programmer can make their own theme (template) or develop a plugin.

Wix is not an Open Source platform so its code is not available for modifications. Does this mean that there will be no plugins or other applications to help improve the creation of my website?

This does not mean that there will be no plugins or applications to help improve the web development, but only your development team will be in charge of creating all those new additions that will be available in your Apps Market.

On the other hand, if you run into technical problems, their team will help you, unlike the WordPress team.

In short, if you want to forget about everything that comes with a website, your choice is WIX, and if on the other hand you have time, willingness to learn, desire to create and modify aspects of your website continuously, then you are certainly a WordPress.

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