Wix vs WordPress Which One is Better


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Are you trying to decide between Wix and WordPress to build your website? WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world but it is not the only option. In this video, we will show you which one is better between Wix and WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

We’ll look at 5 categories to use for comparison: cost, ease of use, design, flexibility, and ecommerce.

With Wix the basic builder is free, but it adds Wix branded ads on the top and bottom of your site.

The second issue is you can’t have your own custom domain with the free version.

For WordPress, the software itself is free, but you do need to purchase hosting and your own domain to set up your site.

Depending on your budget, you can go with something as low as $3.95 a month to something like WPEngine which costs $29 a month.

Next is ease of use.

Wix comes with a great drag and drop interface to build your site with and rearrange things on your pages, write content and add media.

WordPress has a visual editor to write your content with and has a theme customizer to let you edit your theme properties, but it does not have a drag and drop functionality so Wix is the winner for ease of use.

Design and layout.

Wix has 500+templates to choose from whereas WordPress has thousands of free and paid themes to choose from.

And if you purchase a premium theme, then you also have premium support with them.

for extending functionality you can add plugins and apps to your site.

Wix comes with 200+ apps that you can add to your site.

Most apps are free or have a lite version and WordPress has over 38,000 plugins to extend your site’s functionality.

Finally let’s look at ecommerce.

With Wix you can have an ecommerce store with their paid plans only and you can only accept payments using Paypal or authorize.net

To sell online you’ll have to pay extra for third party apps for selling online.

With WordPress,you have several free plugins that you can use to build your online store and accept payments via several payment processors with dedicated themes designed for online selling.

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25 Comments
  • Fred Pallesen
    Posted at 08:50h, 21 July

    I like that you choose – and don't end your video with "now you can choose". 
    I like that you are short and to the point!

  • AverageHamster
    Posted at 23:33h, 09 August

    It is unfair considering your username is wpbegginer wix won in the most important category and came close in not so needed ones wix wins

  • kyle moffitt
    Posted at 01:00h, 08 November

    helpful

  • mjsoup
    Posted at 16:49h, 10 March

    Brief but thorough and clear explanation – thank you.

  • Romano De Roma Tube
    Posted at 20:40h, 15 April

    Grazie per il tuo,contributo… Ciao ciao

  • Oscar Conde
    Posted at 05:03h, 02 May

    Very helpful,  Thanx!

  • Ryan Snaadt
    Posted at 21:36h, 06 September

    Hi, which site would be the better option to attach a Google Adsense account to the site you are building? Also how many pages are allowed in each free version offered? Great video!

  • MEERKIEKJES
    Posted at 12:44h, 19 November

    Bad comparison.
    You should compare WordPress.COM VS WIX and not  WordPress.ORG. You have to refer people to WordPress.com if they need a all in one solution like Wix. You can just as well also not compare Drupal with WIX.

    For example, at WordPress.org you need to arrange your own security against. WIX can arrange this for you. At WordPress.COM it will be arranged for you.
    WordPress.ORG is different than WordPress.COM.

    You might need to adjust this video!

  • Shauna-kaye Brown
    Posted at 02:39h, 25 November

    Thank you so much for this video, It was very useful as I was considering switching from wordpress to wix because I am having difficulty setting up my website. I chose to do it on my own as I thought it was going to be easy. I chose a free theme and I have no idea where to go from here. I was about to transfer to wix. After your video I am convinced wordpress is better but I am not sure what to do next.

  • Farrith Farrith
    Posted at 00:44h, 20 January

    how many time i pay for domain only for monthly or 1 time for year ?¿?¿

  • 949surferdude
    Posted at 20:14h, 26 January

    Should I separately purchase my domain or sign up with one of the two web design site?

  • Jennifer Jensen
    Posted at 21:22h, 14 February

    The numbers don't correlate. WP may have thousands of plugins, but some don't work well and many of them do the same thing. Same with themes–I have wasted so much time trying to find a theme that will do what I want it to. Some have good support, some don't. I'm heading to WIX b/c no matter who has the bigger numbers, if I can't get my site looking the way I want without hiring someone to code it, there's no point.

  • Lamb 2 Lion Entertainment
    Posted at 05:21h, 07 April

    It depends ultimately what you are trying to accomplish with your site. I use Wix right now but I rely on Adwords to drive traffic… and there is a little known issue on the Wix side that renders any advertising spend a waste. Wix however is great for SEO… terrible for PPC.

  • CRdesignsZazzler
    Posted at 12:27h, 10 April

    I just used Wix 2017, and I love it compared to WP. Wix is very easy to use and not antiquated as I found WP to be. I have been using Dreamweaver and got tired of programming. So to me Wix is the way to go for user friendly, beautiful templates and you can add HTML If you need to, along with using a bunch of their apps, pictures and more.

  • ashish nasa
    Posted at 01:41h, 20 April

    Do some video for "Webflow vs WordPress" too !!

  • Marketing Connections
    Posted at 02:28h, 03 May

    Great comparison, very useful. Thank you.

  • Laimbeer 40
    Posted at 04:47h, 04 May

    Si lo explicaras en español lo entendería mejor

  • Fariz Mammadov
    Posted at 08:30h, 06 June

    wix expensive

  • Nature Studio
    Posted at 13:27h, 12 June

    great video!

  • TY BEAUTÉ
    Posted at 00:34h, 11 September

    ok, now I bought my domain through HostGator and started designing my blog with WP, but I ran into some issues and didn't like that I couldn't customize is how I wanted. So, I went to Wix, designed a wonderful site, thinking I can use it on wordpress… but I soon realized I can't… what can I do now??

  • mohammed warish
    Posted at 17:57h, 15 October

    Sir…can my website rank better if i use a free wix site…I hope u answer this question sir…Bcoz everybody recommends a custom domain but am not able to afford one at this time..I hope u answer this question sir…

  • Mike Davis
    Posted at 09:14h, 10 November

    I always recommend WordPress for many reasons. If you need a drag and drop option for WordPress, TemplateToaster is the best tool for that.

  • cat luva
    Posted at 05:50h, 13 December

    I use WordPress for my site and was able to hire a third party hosting company for a lot less. It did however require more work on my part in the beginning.

  • Toufic Ahemmed
    Posted at 15:54h, 09 February

    nice video tnx

  • Ray Schwarz
    Posted at 19:43h, 13 February

    good vid