What is Wix?
Wix is a website builder that will help you in creating a highly customizable website in a very short time and that to without making a hole in your wallet. It comes with a drag and drop feature that makes it so easy for user to create their website with ease. Apart from that, Wix also has quite a lot of premium features that makes it a worthy choice.
The user interface of Wix is very easy to use and it has quite a lot of templates to choose from that will your website very intuitive and slick. For making a website on Wix you don’t need to know about coding or anything such as almost everything will be just drag and drop. Let’s discuss more about Wix down below.
Pros of Wix
Wix comes with a lot of advantages. It is very intuitive and very easy to use as well. Along with that the features of Wix is quite helpful and will provide you with great value for money. Wix has been known to be best when it comes to website builder as it has the highest public recommendation as well. Wix comes with a lot of beneficial features and one of those is the fact that you don’t have to know coding to build your site here.
Short Term Pricing:
Wix has a few different plans that you can choose and. The first is the Combo plan, this would cost you around $13 per month and will come with a few features such as the 2GB bandwidth, 3GB Storage, etc. Next comes the Unlimited plan as this will cots you $17 per month and comes with a few upgrades of the features available with the combo plan.
Then comes the Pro plan, it has quite a lot of benefits and will cost you $22 per month and finally the VIP plan, which is the best plan that you can get and will cost you $39 per month.
Such as it will provide you with hundreds of templates choice, more than any other such kind of website builder is offering. The templates will have some preview option that will show you how your site will look like. The drag and drop feature make it all the more easier to build your website just the way you want it to be.
After making the website using the templates provided by Wix you can edit them again and editing them is quite easy as well. All the usual options such as social media buttons, widgets can also be added be to your website. If you want then you can also Flash and HTML codes to your website.
Speed & Security:
Speed is a very important factor when it comes to website. The load speed of Wix is quite low and the site gets loaded within under a second. We tested the site created by Wix for two weeks and during this period the site didn’t even g down once. So, from this you can quite well understand that the Wix is very stable when it comes to speed and uptime.
Security is of the utmost importance when it comes to Wix. All their website comes with SSL certificates, which means that all of you visitors will know that they are in good hands.
Cons of Using Wix
The biggest issue that people have with Wix is the fact that it doesn’t allow you to change the templates once your website is created. Other similar website builders allow you to do the same. Apart from that, there are no built-in-statistics feature that will help you in keep track of the everything on your site. There is also a possibility that you have to spend a few extra bucks on third-party apps to scale your website.
Apps & Extensions
All the tools that are built within Wix are excellent and they cab do a lot of things, where most tools fail but they too have a limit. Wix also has App market called Wix App market, and here you will be able to find lots and lots of third-party apps that will be quite beneficial for your site.
The apps that are available in the app market is kind of like extensions that we add to our Google Chrome browser. The Apps available with Wix are quite popular as well. Wix users are downloading and installing around 16 million apps every year.
Non-SEO Friendly for New Sites:
SEO is what makes your website rank at the top of Google search result. But when it comes to that Wix is not that good for new sites. Its not like Wix doesn’t have any SEO tools or something, but those tools are mostly third party and new sites face a bit of issues in affording those.
So, the SEO tools that are available with Wix will help in editing the Meta Description and Meta titles. Along with that you can even tweak the header codes and customization of the URL’s are quite possible as well.
Data Export is quite possible as well and Wix provides you the option to that. A content manager option is provided and with its help you will be able to export your data. You have to export the CSV file and while doing so, you will be provided with three options.
The first one is the Export all data and just as the title says, all data including the hidden files will get exported. The second one is the Export Filtered Data, here all the data that matches the current filter will only get exported. Finally, there is the Export Collection Schema, and it will only export the collection structure and whatever is included in it.
Wix is an easy to use website builder that will help you in building the best website with ease and it can also be of great value as well. But for that you need to find the plan that would be right for you.
So, if you need something that is easy to use, costs less and also provides you with great performance, then Wix is what you should go for. Beyond that its your choice.