WordPress VS. WIX . Which Should You Use For Building A Website in 2022?

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Whether you choose an online website buillder( using Wix here as an example) or WordPress will depend on your unique website-building needs.

Wix is a website builder, so it’s perfect if you have little technical experience and you want an all-in-one package. Meanwhile, WordPress is a content management system (CMS), which is better if you value independence and complete creative control over your website.

To accurately compare each platform fully, we’ve combined our 4+ years of website building experience and rigorous research to help you decide which is best for you. 

WordPress Vs. Online Website Builders (eg. Wix,Shopify)

Category & WinnerWix
Ease of UseWinner: WixA very user-friendly drag-and-drop website builder. You don’t need to know how to code, as Wix is catered to non-technical users.Steep learning curve (not beginner friendly). It’s best if you know how to code and you are technically savvy. If not, you might need to hire someone who is.
Design and CustomizationWinner: WordPressOver 800 professionally designed templates for you to work off, but you can’t switch templates without redesigning your site.Almost limitless control over your site’s aesthetic (if you have advanced coding knowledge). Remember we recommend you use WordPress themes built by the platform itself.
Apps and PluginsIt’s a tie!Limited customization, but all the features and functions are closely controlled, monitored, and tested to ensure they work properly.Very flexible and customizable, but could be problematic if your custom tools or plugins break down.
EcommerceWinner: WordPressBuilt-in sales features in any of its ecommerce plans. Perfect for selling a few products.Must install a plugin like WooCommerce to create an online store. Better for pure ecommerce sites, or for selling in bulk.

BloggingWinner: WordPress
Supports categories, tagging, mobile blogging, contributing authors and so on.
Also supports categories and tagging, along with featured images, post backdating, and private posts.

SEOIt’s a tie!
Basic SEO functionality, with advanced features included via Site Booster on the Unlimited plan or higher.

Basic SEO tools, with Yoast plugin providing advanced features at a premium cost of $69 for one website.
Ongoing MaintenanceWinner: WixSince Wix doesn’t open its platform to external developers, it controls all aspects of the platform – meaning it manages all the updates and maintenance work for you.
Requires frequent maintenance and monitoring, especially if there are updates to the platform, theme, or plugins. You are responsible for maintaining your website.

Help and SupportWinner: Wix
Dedicated support team with organized tutorials. You can also get help via phone or email.
Large community forum full of discussions, but not well organized. Getting a timely response is also inconsistent.

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