Whenever we discuss about building tools for our website, the first name which hits our mind is WordPress. But, in the world of site builder, WordPress is not the only site available, there is also a strong substitute for it which is Wix. Wix is an easy website. And also easy to use drag and drop web page builder that anyone can use. Even in case if they do not have the technical knowledge. Just in a few clicks, you can build amazing and fully functional websites for you.
But if we talk about WordPress, It is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) which offers you some advantages.
Now let’s talk about the difference between Website Builder and Content Management Systems
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Content Management System:
The CMSs allow you to accomplish content such as blog posts. The popular CMSs is WordPress which contains content editor, text, media, videos, and it also links with your content.
WordPress and Wix, are very easy to use. Without the knowledge of working website, it is easy for everyone to use.
Limitations that distinguish WordPress and WIX:
1. Open and Closed source:
WordPress is grounded on PHP and MySQL which is a free and open-source content management system.
It has some best features like plugin architecture and a template system which are created by the open-source community.
Yet, there are about 50,000 plugins available on WordPress.org and approximately 11,000 WordPress themes available on Theme Forest that are more way than any website builder have.
Wix is an all in one platform. And is a cloud-based web development platform that allows you to create HTML 5 websites and also the site for mobile phones just with the use of simple online drag and drop tools. There are no skills of coding is required in WIX. The Users of Wix may add other functionalities such as plug-ins, e-commerce, online marketing, contact forms, e-mail marketing, and community forums etc. The Wix experience is friendly and easy to grasp from the get-go
Wix also offers an App Market. Which has a collection of around 300 apps and Same with Wix themes, Wix offers about 500 themes which are far less than WordPress, but the themes from both the parties work perfectly.
2. Ease of Use:
Both WordPress and Wix are easy to use. With the help of both its not necessary for you to hire the web designer
It allows users to carry out the functionalities on their own. WordPress allows access to the tools that you need to install the introduced sites come with a dashboard from their providers, for basic add on, compose a web page or post, and also add plugins that needed to add features to your WordPress site.
Using WordPress dashboard with various themes and plugins requires their handling knowledge which may not be required by Wix.
WordPress is a very trustworthy partner, you can learn about WordPress through forums, Knowledge Base, online tutorials, and the websites dedicated to the working of WordPress.
Wix allows you to build your website from scratch on your own. It is a hosted platform which is controlled by its developers. The Users of WIX just need to do a little work to create a site and they are allowed to import outside tools from other sources. Website’s templates can be easily changed and the Wix gives you access to the website builder.
3. Design and Layout:
Design and Layout is the most important process for your website it is a vital part of your online business. It can attract and keep your visitors and also you can build up a good impression by a creative web design every site that has attractive graphics and well-designed structure to support the visitors in a proper way and to manage stand out its brand from the crowd.
WordPress has a lot of free and paid themes with a number of features combined. Paid themes charges and also offer premium themes to make your work more valuable. Free themes are also easy to use from small to full-fledged websites. Most of the WordPress themes have built-in customization option. You can also get many styling plugins to improve the style and customize of your WordPress theme.
Free themes can be downloaded from WordPress.org directory.
Wix also has more than 500 pre-made themes that are far less than provided by WordPress. But still, you can choose the best theme for your website from the available ones. You can also use some tools like built-in tools for extra customization on your site, or to change the layout and to rearrange items on the site.
4. eCommerce Support :
Most frequently we need websites for the business purpose to sell things over the internet. Due to the much more use of digital platforms, eCommerce has to gain a lot of importance nowadays.
WordPress is a very much easy platform to create your website for business purpose or said for an online store by using WooCommerce. Comprises 42% of all e-commerce websites in the world that is easy to install, WooCommerce is an open-source plugin for WordPress which is easy to customize and offers a free base product.
The WooCommerce was first settled by WordPress theme developer WooThemes and as of now it has over 39 million downloads as a plugin and is currently active on over more than 3 million websites in the world which made it most popular eCommerce platform in 2018.
WoCommerce offers you 1,135 WooCommerce themes on Theme Forest and the WordPress.org theme directory offers you 548 WooCommerce themes. Mojo themes offer you 240 WooCommerce themes.
In order to avail eCommerce in Wix, you need to pay. That means users who are using a free Wix plan cannot run their eCommerce store on Wix without upgrading it to a paid plan. There are some third-party applications that you can use for selling your products online but those apps might cost you more than their actual monthly plans. Also, you get limited payment gateways and functionalities with Wix.
5. Data Portability:
It allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purpose it also allows you to transfer your data (content) when you need it.
Data Portability in WordPress –
Transferring content in WordPress is tremendously easy. WordPress comes with a single click exporter that allows you to download your content in XML format.
It also allows you to create complete WordPress backups, download your media files, and even manually export your WordPress database.
Data Portability in Wix –
Wix has not many options to move your content from one platform to other platforms. But it allows you to export your blog post in XML format. You need to download your pages, images, videos, and other content manually.
Wix documents say, that all your content gets hosted exclusively on Wix’s servers and cannot be exported somewhere else.
Now if we talk about cost that how much would you like to put your money in website development?
The cost of building a website and hosting is one of the most important questions. The cost of developing and maintaining your website completely depends on what you choose and what are your requirements, so let’s take a look at which platform would be worth your money.
WordPress is open-source and free software for anyone to use. There are a lot of themes and plugins are available on it but the problem with free WordPress is you don’t get support and so that you will have to handle all technical issues on your own. This might waste your time if you don’t come from the technical background.
So according to keep these issue in mind the wise decision would be to get a WordPress hosting from a web hosting company.
Miles Web comes with very low-cost WordPress plans that start at just ₹ 69/month ($1month). The plan contains all the best of hosting features with Jetpack free version.
With thousands of themes and plugins, you also get 24/7 customer support and 99.95% Uptime.
Wix offers a free basic website builder but that has Wix advertisements on the top and bottom of your website. Also, you cannot use custom domain names for your site and the name will be like yourname.wix.com/site name
The basic plan itself is very costly that starts at US$24.50/month.
Still, it comes with lots of limitation of bandwidth, disk space, etc.
WordPress is way greater then Wix as a web publishing platform for any kind of website. Wix is also a good option but Wix provides only limited website builder features.
1) WordPress consists of a larger number of themes and design layouts than Wix.
2) For the eCommerce or business purpose wordpress is more flexible and freedom to add features, the best choice would be WordPress+WooCommerce.
3) Downloading and transferring of data with WordPress is very easy, while Wix makes it a more complicated task.
4) WordPress is affordable and can vary from company to company. The WordPress cost depends on the resources that you use and you are free to use your site in any way you want to.
Thus, considering all the limits mentioned above, I think WordPress is way better than Wix which makes WordPress the best choice for your website.
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