Wix is one of the first web builders that I looked at when I first started out checking out websites. I didn’t understand how they connected at first.
A drag-and-drop builder which lets you easily create simple sites, Wix is a popular choice among do-it-yourselfers. It is easy to use and manage, but also quite limited in the functionality it offers. If you find yourself needing extra features for your website, it can become rather costly as well.
If you’re looking for increased flexibility and a wealth of features, self-hosted WordPress is a much better option.
Here are a few reasons to make the switch from Wix to WordPress:
- Ownership – When you use the Wix platform, you don’t own your website, hosting, domain name or content (check out the terms and conditions on Wix). With WordPress, you have complete ownership of everything on your website.
- Design Options – Rather than the 500 HTML templates with Wix which contain code which cannot be edited, WordPress offers a wide range of customizable themes to suit your business type.
- Flexibility – Wix provides a very basic cookie cutter platform, which limits your site in many ways. WordPress can be fully customized to fit your specific needs.
- Search Engine Optimization – While Wix sites can certainly be SEO-friendly if set up correctly, WordPress offers amazing SEO plugins (Yoast SEO) that can really help you truly optimize your site and its content.
- Plugins and Apps – Wix currently offers a couple hundred free and premium applications in their App Market. There are over 35,000 WordPress plugins that can add a wide range of functionality to your site.
- Cost – Wix offers a free version, but the annoying Wix ads will drive you nuts. Their paid plans vary from TTD $70-180 per month based on your needs. With WordPress, you will pay around TTD $80 per year for domain name registration and a monthly cost for hosting (varies, but don’t go with the cheapest host because your site speed will suffer).
Migrating from Wix, if your website gets a fair amount of traffic is not going to be simple, or easy – but in the long run you will be thankful you made the choice.
We can help you migrate from Wix to WordPress and keep your preferred domain name, set up hosting, and migrate any store and site information all while ensuring your customers / clients are not disrupted during build and upgrade.
Schedule a consultation, and let’s discuss what your website needs.