Wix Templates Review – How To Make Your Website Look Good!

Last updated on April 16, 2019

Wix Templates Review

Wix Templates review

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Wix templates are beautifully crafted and mobile-ready. We’re really impressed by how these designs can help users’ websites look more professional.

Wix is always introducing new designs that are updated to the latest trends – yet keeping them easy to use. They’re suitable for users of all skill levels.

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Last Updated on April 16, 2019

Wix templates are beautiful.  We don’t know what it is, but every time we look at them, the words that come into our minds include “professional”, “stylish”, or “polished”.

There are a lot of website builders out there, each with their strengths and weaknesses.

Although most of them do a pretty good job in allowing non-techies to build websites (without having to learn codes), a lot of them really feel incomplete in that the templates that they offer you just aren’t professional enough.

Sure, you can populate the website with content – almost anyone can add pictures and text.

But the magic is really in the design and this is where Wix templates really shine.

Their design templates are updated to the latest design trends and help give your website visitors’ an impression that you’ve had your website designed professionally.  

Further, Wix is always adding new designs to their template collection which is something we really like. This is something that Wix’s competitors are not doing.

Sure some of their templates are decent looking, but they usually introduce new templates only once or twice a year (Wix creates new templates multiple times a year).

This goes to show you that Wix is a progressive and innovative website builder, and that’s why we think quite highly of them.

Best All-Around Website Builder
Top Choice

4.7out of 5

Ease Of Use

4.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

5 out of 5 stars

Design Flexibility

4 out of 5 stars

Value For Money

4.5 out of 5 stars

Over 510 Wix Templates for Free

It really doesn’t matter what type of website you are building, there are Wix templates for you.

With over 510 premium templates, Wix’s templates are uniquely designed for businesses, online shops, music, restaurants, hospitality, photography, portfolio, retail, fashion, creative, etc.

Wix goes even further and categorizes their templates into over 70 sub-industries.  They understand that not all business templates are applicable to all businesses.

After all, a website design for a lawyer should be different from a design for a plumber.  A website for a music rock band should be different from a website design for classical musicians.  A wedding photographer’s website should be different than a traveling photographer’s website.

They categorize their templates so this makes it easy for you to find a template that’s relevant to the type of website that you are building.

wix templates categories

You can sign up for a free account with Wix to try their templates and website builder (click here for our full review of Wix).

Just pick and choose any of the templates, and you can start dragging and dropping pictures, slideshows, and other content into the website.  Wix makes it pretty easy for you to get started, and their Help function is really one of the better ones amongst other website builders.

Most Popular Wix Templates

If you’re not sure which Wix templates to start off with, you can view their “Most Popular” templates.  This is a great starting point, as you’ll see which templates are popular right away.

Here are just a few top rated templates:

Photo Studio
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Food & Beverages
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Food Photography
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Retail
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Fitness
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Advisors / Consultants
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Services
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Salon
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If you didn’t see any templates above that interests you, there are a lot more popular professional templates by Wix for over 70 different industriesclick here to see them.

If you’re not a hardcore designer, and you’re not sure how to pick the right design that works well for your website, here is a free tutorial to show you how to choose the right website template design with 3 simple criteria.

Real Example Websites with Wix Templates

If you need some inspirations on how other users are using Wix templates, click here.

You’ll see a broad range of live websites, and the best part is that once you click into some of these websites, it will tell you which templates the websites are using.

wix templates

We found this function very helpful, especially being able to see what other Wix users are doing with their website design.

Let’s face it, it’s challenging to design a website from scratch.  So being able to get inspired by looking at other people’s websites, and knowing which Wix templates they are using, will be very helpful to get you started.

Wix Templates Overview Video

HTML5 Templates

Wix templates are HTML5-based templates, so they are using the most up-to-date codes to ensure that the designs are more SEO friendly and that they are also compatible with mobile devices (such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods).

This helps ensure that you are providing the best experiences for your visitors when they land on your website.   The last thing you want  is that your visitors see your website differently than how you are viewing it.  This is why Wix is a good website builder choice, as their templates are not only stylish and professional but also created using the latest technology.

Review Conclusion

If you want a great looking, stylish website design, Wix is definitely one of the strongest website builders available in the market today.  Wix templates are contemporary, professional, and can make your website look good.

With over 510 premium templates, categorized into over 70 different niches / industries for you, it will really help you find the best and most relevant design for your website.

Further, Wix has plenty of real example websites to inspire you.   They even point out which exact Wix templates these websites are using, making it easy for you to get started.

If you want a stylish website, that helps your website stand out from the crowd, try out Wix to see if you like them.

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About Jeremy

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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    Scott Hansbury
    Are there any Wix templates for Membership sites that have both public areas as well as member only areas?
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi Scott, Thanks for your comment. There's no template that comes with a members area pre-built into it, but that feature can be added easily to any of Wix's templates while designing your site. Hope that helps. Charlie
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    Kerry Williamson
    Hi Jeremy Though they look great, I've become a bit overwhelmed by the choice of templates on Wix! I'm new to it. I'm not sure what is the best approach in terms of minimum work later but it does seem that once I've chosen a template I can't change to another one. So... Do I go for one that has the fancy features I like, and then is it easy to add additional sections? Do I go for the layout I like (eg 'about me' 'services' in the right place on home page) and then try to add fancy stuff? Do I go for one that has roughly the right number of pages (and links between them) or is it easy to add those in later? The kind of 'fancy features' I'm referring to are where you scroll the page down and the image stays put, like template 1905 'success coach'. How easy would it be for me to do that if I choose a template without it? Hope these questions aren't too specific, but you seem to give very clear answers! Thanks a lot
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    • charlie Carmichael
      charlie Carmichael
      Hi Kerry, Thanks for your comment. I would suggest opting for a template that is capable of adding all the features you want because, as you rightly point out, it won’t allow you to do this later if your template isn’t compatible with the feature. Given that there are so many different template designs, I’m sure you’ll find one that caters to all your needs! Hope that helps, Charlie
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    Norma
    Hi Jeremy: I searched through all your explanations BUT did not find what I was looking for! I plan to build a simple website: it will have many photos and about 8 short demonstration videos. I need to know what website designers offer this service. I looked at GoDaddy, Wix. Don't need the "pre-planned" templates they offer. I can make a simple page. ESSENTIAL that the builder offers me the ability to drop in the videos! WILL not use links!
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    • Jeremy
      Jeremy
      Hello Norma, Wix actually offers you a blank template if you want build / design your website from the grounds up. So while they offer you hundreds of pre-populated designs (which you can alter however you want to), you can also start with a blank canvas. As for videos, you can use Wix's video element to insert videos into your webpages. So you're not inserting links, but inserting video players that will play your videos into your website. Jeremy
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    Peter Arnold
    Hi Jeremy: Your Website Builder info is exceptional - THANK YOU! Question - I already have a HEADER that was designed for me - I'd like to use it. If I choose an "ready-made" Template with Wix, can I insert my own Header at the top? Or, would I need to start with a "Blank Template" to do that? And if so - is it a lot more difficult - using a Blank Template? Many thanks! Sincerely / Peter A. / Canada
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    • Jeremy
      Jeremy
      Hello Peter, Thanks for the compliment and glad you're finding our discussions helpful! You can definitely insert your own header at the top of Wix's pre-made templates. They make it easy for you to insert as you don't have to know any code. So you don't have to start with a blank template. Blank templates are helpful for those who have very specific designs in mind and allows them to create that from scratch. For those who don't have specific, exact design layouts in mind, using a pre-populated template gives you a head start. And, you can just click into any part of the template to customize. Hope this helps! Jeremy
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        Peter Arnold
        Jeremy, many thanks for your swift response! Sorry ... I might have been slightly confused when I asked my question. I see now that Wix describes a HEADER the same way I would label it a NAVIGATION BAR (the section where the different TABS are located, such as: Home, Blog, About Me, etc ... usually at the very top of the Website, and/or at the bottom). I guess I should have said I have a pre-built, large horizontal [rectangular] BANNER (a 900 pixil wide colored image, with two beach chairs on it) that I would prefer to use on my site ... likely right below the Header. Having clarified this ... should I be able to insert my own Banner into one of the [pre-made] Wix Templates ... right under the Header ... without having to use one of the Blank Templates (which is certainly my preference)? And IF I am able to use a pre-made Wix Template (-vs- a Blank Template) ... would I need to look for one that already "has" a design similar to what I envision for mine (with a long horizontal Banner, or Image in it) ... and IF so, do you know if such a 'space' - where I would insert it - would be flexible (could it by "stretched" or "shortened" if needed, to accomodate my Banner size Ok)? Your answer to my concerns ... and/or comments ... will determine if I should "start out" with a PRE-MADE Template - or with a BLANK Template ... so that I won't later need to start all over again. I looked through many, many of the Q&As on the Wix Website, but I could not find the specific answer(s) to these questions. Hope this clarifies ... I greatly appreciate your help on this (as I'm sure you have a busy schedule!) ... THANK YOU! Sincerely / Peter A. / Canada
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        • Jeremy
          Jeremy
          Hi Peter, I see. I usually refer to the navigation bar as the menu bar. Glad we cleared that up. I would suggest looking for a template design that is similar to what you're looking for to get started. I'm not entirely sure if they have one but it's worth investing some time to look for one. This will help reduce work in modifying the design. The best way forward is to test the template to see if it suits your needs. Play around with it to see what it can or cannot do. Keep in mind that it's all part of your investment into building a website that suits what you need. By familiarizing yourself with the process, it will only make future edits easier and more efficient. Good luck! Jeremy
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            Peter Arnold
            Jeremy ... you are amazing! Your Website Builder reviews, comparisons & tips are comprehensive, and most helpful. But equally valuable are your detailed answers to viewer questions, because they are always so quick ... thoughtful ... right on point ... THANK YOU. I now have exactly the info I need to proceed ... greatly appreciated. Sincerely / Peter A. / Canada
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    Kat
    Thank you Jeremy. You are a motivator.
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    • Jeremy
      Jeremy
      Thank you, Kat. I'm glad to hear that you're moving in the right direction towards building a website! All the best to you. Jeremy