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Wix.com Review

Product name: Wix.com

Website URL : Wix.com

Price: Free trial – E-commerce € 16,17

Founders: Avishai Abrahami, Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Nadav Abrahami

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

Is Wix A Good Website Builder

 

Is Wix a good website builder?

I have had the pleasure to explore some web builders and today I would like to answer the question: is Wix a good website builder?

My overall experience with this builder was good, but I do have many mixed feelings with this company.

For the sake of being on the same page with everyone reading this, go ahead and see the definition Wikipedia gives for Wix Website.

Now that we all understand what Wix is let’s take a look at what I found.

The Website Builder

I was impressed with the ease of the website builder, and I do like the drag and drop feature.

The designs they have are quite impressive for the average photographer or hobbyist, but the commercial applications are a bit out of date for my liking.

I liked the widget area and they do have an app store for enhancing your website.

What I did not like about the website builder is that if you get your site all built and then find out you just do not like the design and want to explore a different design, you must start all over. There are no theme change features at all.

Premium Package Vs. Free Accounts

Wix offers several plans to their customers, starting at free and working up to commercial plans.

They offer an online store feature included with their  e-commerce plan, and it is not a very good feature. You can do much better elsewhere for way less money.

The free accounts are OK but they are all owned by WIX and they are not ad free.

To add your own domain name you must upgrade and you will still see ads on your site at this level.

You can go up one more level and the ads will be gone.

Email options

Email accounts are lacking on all membership levels.

They do offer an email service for an additional $4.08 minimum, depending on your requirements, and this pushes the membership amounts over the competitors, thus you can do better with other services.

SEO options

All SEO must be added manually.

Page titles, meta description, and alt tags can be added, but you must do it yourself.

This is one of the bigger drawbacks for me.

Support Options

The support at Wix is by FAQ, their forum, and the phone.

They are very prompt and the information is very easy to understand and follow, but my beef is no live support offered.

The phone support is OK but slow and hard to understand and I have a hard time calling it live even though it is.

They do cover many options in their FAQsection, but not all problems are covered. Still, I do recommend everyone using this service to read this section.

Overall View

I came away with a good feeling with the website builder itself but was very unhappy with the email and the lack of being able to change templates without a complete rebuild.

I enjoyed the FAQ section and like I stated above I must urge anyone who does use Wix to read this section regardless of  whether or not you are having any troubles with your website.

It will save you time later on in your experience, as you are sure to run into some of the problems covered there.

I would recommend this service to someone who does not require email and does not have to rely on the commercial side of owning a website.

The hobbyist or the amateur photographer would find this service a good deal as they have really good templates for media display, but if you are a professional this service will have a hard time keeping up.

I would give the whole service 5 out of 10 points and the website builder is a good 3 out of 10 all by itself so this does not give the rest of the service much credit, and it does not deserve it.

Is Wix A Good Website Builder

Where would I go?

I was lucky and I found a place called Wealthy Affiliate University that has a free starter account that includes two ad-free websites through their 30-second website builder.

This place is amazing and offers hosting abilities to keep up with any sized business and all the training you would ever need or use in your day to day operations of your website.

For an in-depth look check out my Wealthy Affiliate University review and if you have any questions left after reading my Wealthy Affiliate review you can read the FAQ page.

Thanks for checking out my article about “Is Wix A Good Website Builder”and I hope it will help you in finding a website builder that is right for you!

 My websites are all made and hosted on Wealthy Affiliate!

Remember, you do not always get what you pay for,

so make sure you do your research and choose wisely!

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  1. Ray Richards says:

    When it comes to free website builders I agree with you that Wix is not that great. A much better choice would be Weebly which although also shows an ad, the ad is not as disturbing and Weebly has a drag and drop feature that makes things a lot easier. But, you will also have your site look like mysite.weebly.com which is not the best option. I’ve heard good things about wealthy affiliate and I think I will give it a look soon.

    • Loes says:

      What Wealthy Affiliate has more than the other 2 are the exquisite training program and huge knowledge library, the value of that is enormously helpful to build not only a website but to make it successful too, thank you Ray, look me up on my profile page when you take the free tour:)

  2. John says:

    Loes,
    A landscaping friend of mine gave me his website address today to look at. It is a two year old Wix website. Only two pages were on the website, a short about me page and a front page with three pictures. It did have advertisements for building a Wix website. Wix free websites do not have the ability to build or the help to do it on your own. Wealthy Affiliate is far better with better website building and help.
    John

    • Loes says:

      Hi John, Wix is a website builder without any instruction lessons. Just a builder. You can’t compare it with the course Wealthy Affiliate is offering to its members. You are quite on your own at Wix, The helpful community at WA gives so much more support. Thanks for dropping by John, have a great day, Loes

  3. Peggy Menke says:

    Hello, Loes. I’m glad you wrote a review on Wix, I have seen it advertised on TV and was wondering if it was any good. I do agree that Wealthy Affiliate is the best. Cheers!

    • Loes says:

      Hi Peggy, nice to see you again, the disadvantage from a Wix website is that they are having ads on it, until you pay for it to remove them from your website, the free sites of Wealthy Affiliate are clean and free from any ads, that’s what I like very much. How is your rock and roll website doing Peggy? I loved visiting it, and I love the Voice off 🙂 See you later Peg, greets Loes

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