I started building websites from scratch in 2007, using Dreamweaver to visualize the code I was creating. In 2010 I made the switch to WordPress to benefit from its content management features. More recently, in 2021 I started to really favor Wix‘s platform. What do I like about Wix (vs. WordPress):
- Modern design. It’s easier to make full-width layouts giving it a much more modern design. There are workarounds to do this for WordPress as well but generally speaking WordPress tries to push you into a narrow, centered column design.
- Less coding is required. Anyone can make a Wix website without coding. It’s super easy to use. To be honest, you do have to get used to the glitchy interface. At first you may end up with strange gaps in your page or overlapping content but once you get used to it those things are easily resolved.
- Drag and drop. You can basically rearrange your website layout however you want.
- Stock photos. Not only does Wix have a great library of free stock photos but it allows you to access $3 photos from Shutterstock which is one of the most complete stock photo libraries in the world.
- Marketing features. I really like the built-in marketing features including the full-featured CRM (customer relations management tool), SEO (search engine optimization).
Don’t get me wrong–I still love WordPress. This site is a WordPress site. But at the end of the day, it’s just not going to be as flexible or modern as a Wix site without a whole lot of work.