Wix Review Highlights
More than 510 stunning templates
covering all industries – packed with innovative, interactive features
Powerful customization tools including the best drag-and-drop editor in the business
Free 24/7 help by phone and email
plus hundreds of articles and videos to help you build a beautiful site
119 million websites
“Want to build a gorgeous website, packed with interactive features that’ll keep your visitors coming back for more – and don’t want to code it yourself? Then Wix is the perfect website builder for you.”
Building your own website used to be something only whizkid coders could do. Or people who were rich enough to pay whizkid coders to do it for them!
But thanks to Wix, now everyone can create a website of their own. Whatever your skill level, Wix’s powerful template editor gives you full creative control – without needing to know a word of code.
If you have a look at some of the website examples that are created by Wix, they’re beautiful and professional.
Wix isn’t the only drag-and-drop website builder, of course. But it’s the best in the world today.
Why do we think that? First off, it covers hundreds of industries – many more than any other website builder. Just check out what it’s got for…
- Small businesses
- Cafes and restaurants
- Hotels and hospitality
- Graphic designers
And when new technology comes along – such as artificial intelligence (AI) – you can rely on Wix’s huge team of developers to offer it before any rival website builders.
In fact, Wix rolls out new features so often there’s a whole ‘New Wix Features by Date‘ website to help you keep up with them!
As you’ll discover in our Wix review, this amazing website builder is powerful and super easy to use. It’s simple enough to let you build a site in minutes, but sophisticated enough to keep up with you and your ambitions.
You can be sure you and your site will never outgrow Wix.
But is Wix the right website builder for you, and for getting you online?
Our Wix review digs in deep. We’ve tested Wix’s templates, customization tools and ecommerce options to see if they’re still top of the class. Take a quick sneak peak in the table below:
Here we reveal the 13 crucial things you need to know before you choose Wix as your website builder.
Want to hear a quick summary? Click to play our 3-minute Wix review video.
|TOP 3 WIX PROS|
|#1||Huge collection of designer templates
Wix’s templates come filled with dummy content that’s easy to replace with your own text and photos. You can opt for a blank template if you prefer, but we find the pre-filled content really useful for guidance and inspiration.
We’ll have more on Wix’s templates here.
|#2||The most innovative drag-and-drop website builder
Wix is way ahead of the competition when it comes to rolling out clever new features. That means it’ll grow with you – and you’ll get the best new web tools before anyone else. You’ve got the world’s best web designers making features for your website!
Check out the new Wix features by month. There’s also a page devoted to new customization features such as video backgrounds, and the animated 3D effect ‘parallax scrolling’.
|#3||Help and support everywhere
Wix offers help at every turn. For example, most features in the template editor have their own ‘help’ button, which opens a related article with one click. So you never have to go searching for answers.
If you get stuck, you can call the support team – now available 24/7. You can also request a reply by email. Unlike Squarespace, Wix doesn’t offer live chat support.
|TOP 3 WIX CONS|
|#1||You can’t switch templates
Wix may have a ton of amazing templates, but take your time choosing a favorite. Because if you want to switch later, you’ll have to add and customize all your content again from scratch.
Thankfully the user-friendly drag-and-drop template editor makes it easy to whip up a new design in no time!
We’ll have more on this in our section on templates.
|#2||Wix ads on the free plan
Wix lets you build as many sites as you want on the free plan, but you’ll get Wix branding on your pages and in your URL (web address).
But you can ditch the Wix branding and get a much more pro-looking site for just $10 a month with the Wix Combo plan.
|#3||Better suited to smaller stores
Want to sell products through your website? Then Wix is ideal – as long as you don’t have Amazon-sized ambitions.
If you want to open a small store selling a few different products, then the Wix eCommerce plan is amazing value at just $17/month. It’s a better deal than similar plans from Weebly and Squarespace.
But if you’ve got big global ambitions for your store, you may need an ecommerce specialist like Shopify.
“Wix is for anyone who needs a pro-looking online presence, but without writing the code – or hire a pricey designer to do it for them, at a cost of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.”
Who uses Wix – and what do they think of it?
Wix is the most popular website builder in the world.
According to new figures released on 14 February 2018, Wix currently has more than 119 million registered users. It hosts well over 90 million websites – more than double the number created using Weebly.
Over 3.2 million people like Wix enough to pay for a premium plan – and eight out of 10 of them renew their paid plan after the first year.
So if you choose Wix, you’re in very good company. You’re also in good hands. Wix is so popular and growing so fast that it’s highly unlikely to go bust any time soon. When your website is at stake, that really matters!
Why do users like Wix so much? Check out these stories from real-life Wix users.
Here are just a few of their quotes…
“I get comments about how pro my Wix website looks… I couldn’t be less tech savvy if I tried” – (Taylor Green, animikiitours.wix.com)
“Truly impressed with @Wix, so user-friendly, new website created in just a couple of hours” – (Make it Friday, www.makeitfriday.co.uk)
“I LOVE @Wix latest editor update! I’m so excited about the improvements to my sites” – (@katelynmrudolph)
Wix in numbers
- 12 years since Wix launched in 2006
- 119 million registered users
- 3.2 million paying subscribers
- 45,000 new users signing up every day
- 190 countries Wix is used in
- 90 million websites hosted by Wix
- $425.6 million annual revenue (2017)
- 47% revenue up year on year
Want more numbers? Wix is a public company, so you can see its stats online.
“Wix lets you build your website using ‘pure drag and drop’. Just click to move things around until you’re happy. It’s perfect if you want creative control but wouldn’t be comfortable staring at a blank canvas.”
Wix ADI: as easy as website-building gets
When you join Wix, you’re offered two ways to create a website: get an instant site (super-easy), or customize a template (easy ish).
The instant option is Wix ADI (artificial design intelligence), Wix’s automated site-building tool. Tell Wix ADI what kind of site you want, and it’ll build it for you.
You can also tell Wix ADI to use content from your existing website, or social profiles such as Facebook and Twitter. That’s so handy if you’re already running a Facebook Page for your project or business.
Wix ADI lets you make basic edits to the auto-generated website, but it can’t match the customizing power of Wix’s main template editor.
If you don’t get on with Wix ADI, you’ve got a couple of other options for getting a simple site online super-fast. One, try Weebly. It’s less sophisticated than Wix but even easier to use.
Or you could check out Site123 or 1&1 MyWebsite. These smaller website builders both offer ready-made industry-specific websites. They’re not a patch on Wix’s templates, but they’re worth a look if speed is top priority.
Wix template editor: powerful but easy
Wix uses ‘pure drag and drop’. This means you can click to select more or less anything on your template, then drag to move it where you want. you can see how simple this in the clip below:
As you can guess, this makes Wix much easier to get started with than other powerful website builders, such as Squarespace. You’re never left staring at a blank canvas, or struggling to move things around.
Within an hour, you can have a site ready to publish.
To prove it, we put it to the test:
Wix ADI can get you a functioning website in minutes, and there’s no easier option than that. But it doesn’t take much longer to customize a template using Wix’s main editor – and the result will look stunning.
“Wix has more than 510 designer templates to choose from, covering a huge range of industries and tastes. You’re bound to find a template that fits you.”
Template choice: wow!
That’s the first thing we said when we saw Wix’s templates. “Wow.” They all look like designer websites, and there are hundreds to choose from.
The designs are bang up to date with the latest trends. Any of them can give your site the stylish, pro look it needs – even if you have no design or coding skills at all.
Don’t rush to pick a favorite template. Remember, if you switch templates later on you’ll lose your content and customizations.
If that’s a deal-breaker for you, you may prefer Squarespace. Squarespace’s templates are less flexible than Wix’s, but you can switch between them whenever you want.
Template features: excellent
Wix pre-fills its templates with media content and interactive features to get you started.
These features are chosen to match the template. For example if you pick a restaurant template, it’ll come loaded with a menu, booking form, interactive map and fabulous animated background photos of food (OK we’re hungry now).
All this stuff is great for inspiration. You can keep it if you want, or replace it with your own text, links, photos and so on.
If you’d rather start from scratch, you can. Wix’s blank templates are empty layouts. This may suit you if you’ve got a really clear idea of how you want your website to look.
“Wix offers far more templates than any other website builder. They look gorgeous, and come loaded with features to guide and inspire you. Try a few templates for size, because you can’t switch later without losing your customizations.”
Wix Templates Overview – Click here to see our detailed review of Wix’s templates.
“Wix’s drag-and-drop editor gives you loads of creative control over your site – and the new Wix Code feature takes customization to a whole new level.”
Quiz time! Do you want to….
- Publish an instant website in a couple of clicks
- Turn a template into a beautiful, interactive website without using code
- Completely transform your template
If you answered 2 (like us), Wix is perfect for you. And if you answered 1, Wix would be a good choice – especially Wix ADI, as we’ve seen. Wix may even be a good choice if you answered 3, but there are some limitations you should be aware of.
Let’s take a closer look.
Basic customizations: quick and easy
Wix’s templates are ready-made websites. You can keep the dummy content and publish right away if you want.
But even if you’re pushed for time, you’ll need to do some quick customizations. Replace the template text with your own website name, for example. And add your own links to the social buttons.
Wix makes these basic tweaks very easy. For example to edit text, just click the dummy text then type. Changing its size is a simple matter of dragging a slider:
It’s also simple to upload content from your PC or from your other online accounts, such as Facebook or Flickr.
Creative customization and site features: excellent
When you get more creative, Wix really comes into its own. You’ll soon find you can really turn that template into something special.
The animation button is a great example. You can bring almost any feature (heading, photo, menu or whatever) to life by making it zoom, fade out or even spin onto the page.
Wix also has hundreds of additional site features you can add by dragging them onto the template.
You can add blogs, restaurant menus, contact forms, music players, maps, interactive slideshows, video backgrounds… many more than we have room to list here.
Once you’ve added extra features, many can be customized by changing their size and behaviour, and adding effects like animation.
Wix also offers a huge library of professional photos, graphics and videos, all free to use on your site. Wix’s free media content saves you a ton of time and decision-making.
Feeling inspired? You may be stunned to see what you can achieve with a Wix template. Here are some examples of Wix sites, all built by non-professionals.
Complete transformation: not quite!
Wix doesn’t quite offer complete freedom to transform your template.
First, you can’t access the HTML or CSS code to edit or export it. Weebly lets you do this, but Wix doesn’t. You can add an HTML box, but it’s a long way from being able to rewrite your whole site.
Extra features have their limitations, too. For example you can only use Wix’s stock video backgrounds. You can’t upload your own video and use that as a background.
And if photos are a key part of your website, you may feel a little frustrated by the image customization options. You can’t drag a photo around inside a box, and the built-in photo editor is very basic.
Customize your site’s behavior with Wix Code
Wix Code is not a coding tool, despite its name. This free new Wix feature carries out custom actions to make your site even more powerfully interactive – and save you even more time.
For example, you could tell it to play a certain video to first-time visitors only. Or tell it to display a booking form to visitors in a particular time zone.
It’s like setting a timer for your heating at home. Say you want the heating to come on at 5pm, but only when the thermostat hits a certain temperature. Wix Code is the same. You set the rules, and Wix Code does the work.
To find out more, read our dedicated Wix Code review.
Wix is good for basic customizations, but it really starts to shine when you get more creative and start adding extra site features. You can’t take complete control by editing the HTML, but you can build a fantastic site with very little tech know-how.
“Wix automatically creates a mobile-friendly version of your site, then lets you edit it separately – allowing you to create an optimized mobile experience.”
Wix automatically generates a version of your website for phone and tablet screens. But it’s not a ‘responsive’ site of the kind you get with Squarespace.
Instead, it’s a whole separate site. You can edit it separately, with different headings, menus and other content for mobile devices.
Wix Mobile Editor offers many ways to optimize your site for tiny touchscreens. For example you can hide space-hogging features, and rearrange menus so people can easily tap them.
The new Quick Action Bar (formerly Mobile Action Bar) is my favorite thing about Wix Mobile Editor. You can fill it with custom buttons that let your visitors call you, open certain apps, launch Facebook and so on – with one tap.
This all makes your mobile site so much more enjoyable and easy for your visitors to use.
“It’s vital that your business website looks good and works great on smartphone screens – because that’s where most people will see and use it! Of all the website builders we’ve tested, Wix seems to care most about the quality of your site’s mobile version.”
“Wix App Market is packed with advanced tools that make your site even more powerful. Many are free, and they’re all easy to add with a quick click.”
Wix’s built-in tools are excellent, but they can’t quite do everything. If there’s something they can’t do, there’s probably a Wix app that can.
Wix App Market contains hundreds of third-party site features that make your website do more, better.
Wix apps are like the ‘plugins’ you can add to WordPress, or the ‘extensions’ you can add to Chrome. Different names, basically same thing. They make a platform even more powerful, and let you benefit from the work of hundreds of developers.
Only the biggest website builders like Wix can offer extras of this kind.
Wix apps are very popular. Wix users are currently installing apps at a rate of 44,000 apps per day – that’s 16 million app installations per year!
Choice of apps: very good
Many of the apps are more powerful versions of features Wix already provides. For example, visitor tracking tools, social feeds and slideshows.
Then there are apps that let you…
- Create customizable forms such as newsletter sign-ups
- Host polls and surveys to get to know your visitors
- Build and publish an online magazine
- Accept customer bookings
- Give your visitors a website FAQ
- Offer 24/7 live chat to answer visitors’ questions
It’s a much bigger choice than you get from Weebly’s App Center. Squarespace doesn’t even have an app market, but does offer a few ‘integrations’ (Dropbox, PayPal and so on).
Unlike Wix’s built-in site features, Wix App market apps all come with descriptions, user reviews and video demos. That means you get a pretty good idea of an app’s pros and cons before you use it.
That avoids wasting time playing with apps that turn out not to be right for you, your customers or your business.
“Wix apps bring your site alive and transform your visitors’ experience, and they couldn’t be easier to use – no code or programming skills required.”
“Wix is the best drag-and-drop website builder for selling products online. It’ll even give you an optimized mobile-friendly store. But you will need a Wix eCommerce subscription!”
Let’s start this section by saying what Wix isn’t. It’s not an advanced ecommerce platform for hardcore merchants. If that’s what you need, try Shopify instead.
It’s also not a free online store builder. To sell multiple items through Wix, you’ll need to be on the Wix eCommerce plan or higher.
But at just $17/month, Wix eCommerce is fantastic value for money. It’s the best online store platform from any all-round drag-and-drop website builder.
But can it actually help you sell? That depends on your ambitions…
Setting up shop online: easy and efficient
- Sell physical products and digital downloads
- Build galleries to showcase your products
- Offer variations (color, size etc)
- Accept payments via 12 gateways (Stripe, PayPal, etc) – plus credit card and offline payments
- Offer coupons and discounts
- Get an optimized mobile store
- Get SSL-certified checkout (‘security sockets layer’ tech that encrypts shoppers’ data)
- Get 24/7 support – unlike more basic Wix plans
- Keep all your profits – no commission or transaction fees!
Wix eCommerce includes 24/7 support. That’s vital when you’re aiming to reach customers in different states and countries. You don’t want a tech hitch to cost you a big sale at 2am.
It also includes 20GB storage for all your product pics and other assets. Great photos are vital for getting items flying off your virtual shelves!
Wix automatically calculates tax and shipping for you, but it recently added the option to set rates for different locations. This takes more time but gives you more control over your costs.
For more on Wix plans, stick around for our pricing section.
Selling more than 10 products: you’ll need apps
If your online store grows to stock more than about 10 different products, Wix’s built-in tools may not offer the horsepower you need.
But don’t sweat it – because the Wix App Market can help again.
The market’s Online Store category has some amazing tools that’ll extend your store’s functionality. They’ll help you connect with your customers and keep them happier – and ultimately help you sell more stuff.
For example there are apps that let you…
- Integrate eBay, Etsy and Amazon into your Wix store – and sell loads more products!
- Soup up your sales power by piggybacking off powerful ecommerce platforms, such as Shopify and Ecwid
- Manage a Facebook store using the Wix template editor
- Accept restaurant orders online
- Sell prints and T-shirts of your photos
- Add extra security certification – so your customers feel more confident spending their money!
Also check out Wix Arena, where you can find freelance experts to help you set up shop. Weebly doesn’t offer this service, and Squarespace doesn’t even have third-party ecommerce apps.
But Wix’s ecommerce offering has its limits. If your store grows to offer hundreds or even thousands of products, you’ll need a more powerful platform like Shopify.
To compare Wix vs Shopify vs Weebly vs Squarespace, check out our online store builders comparison chart.
Wix has all you need to build and run a profitable, professional online store – up to a point. It’s not powerful enough to support a global online sales business, but its eCommerce plan is comprehensive, and it’s easy to integrate advanced tools like Shopify.
“There’s no point creating a fantastic website if no-one can find it. Wix knows this – so it offers many ways to boost your SEO (search engine optimization) and get found on Google.”
Does Google dislike Wix sites? No!
Despite what you may have heard, Google doesn’t discriminate against sites built using Wix – or any other drag-and-drop website builder.
Check out Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Wix is classified as a ‘content management system’, alongside pro coding platform WordPress:
Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, wrote in the Google Webmaster Central Help Forum:
“Wix websites work fine in search. Websites are websites for Google.”
In other words, Google ranks your site according to its content – not the tool you used to build it.
Built-in SEO settings: very good
Google can’t read your mind (yet). You have to help it out by telling it how great your content is, and what it’s about. And Wix does that for you, automatically.
By default, Wix tells search engine about your pages. This helps them identify and rank your site – and helps visitors find you.
Boosting your Google ranking: easy and effective
Wix also offers lots of extra ways to boost your SEO (search engine optimization) by helping Google identify and rank your website.
For example it’s really easy to add keyword tags and other ‘metadata’ to headers, photos and other items on your pages.
What is metadata?
It’s like an invisible barcode hidden inside each bit of content on your website. It contains all the info you want Google and other search engines to know about an item – for example its location, date and subject.
The more metadata you can offer, the better your ranking will be, and the more visitors you’ll get.
Wix also lets you customize your page URLs (web addresses). This lets you insert words that you want search engines to focus on.
For example, if you’re running a website about dogs and one of your pages is about training German Shepherds, you can edit its page address to be ‘www.example.com/german-shepherd-dog-training’.
This helps Google rank your pages, and also creates easy-to-remember page addresses for your visitors.
Website Builder SEO Guide – Check out our insights to see how Wix compares with its drag-and-drop rivals.
“Wix takes care of all your hosting and tech needs, so you can focus on the stuff that matters – running your business, building your site, and living your life!”
Wix handles hosting for all your websites. That means it stores your content on its secure ‘servers’ (gigantic computers), and provides all the tech needed for your pages to appear on your visitors’ screens – and ensure they work properly.
That leaves you free to focus on the important things in life, such as customizing your pages and getting enough sleep.
It saves you money, too – you don’t have to pay for additional hosting! If you were to build your site in WordPress, you’d have to budget at least five bucks a month for web space. The fact that Wix gives you all this for free is unbelievable, really.
But there are downsides to Wix’s tech control. First off, you can’t access your site’s HTML code.
That doesn’t just mean you can’t edit it. You can’t download it, either. So you can’t keep a backup copy of your site, or export it to another platform.
That may not be a problem now, but it could become one later.
Say your website or store grows faster than expected. Maybe you need a more powerful platform than Wix’s template editor, or you want to hand off the work to a designer. To do that, you’d need to export the code.
So you can’t take your website with you if you outgrow Wix.
Why? Technical reasons. It’s not practically possible to export a Wix site. Your pages are built on unique programming code that won’t work properly on other platforms.
It’d be like trying to transfer your oil painting onto a paper notepad. Lovely idea, but not possible in practice.
It’s great that Wix takes care of all your site’s hosting needs. It saves you time and hassle. But there may come a point where you want more control – and even export your site. If you want that option, you may be better off with Weebly.
“The help buttons in Wix’s template editor take you straight to relevant sections of the Help Center – and that saves a lot of searching! When you need one-on-one help, you can pick up the phone to Wix’s support team.”
Help with template features: outstanding
The question mark buttons scattered throughout Wix’s template editor are small in size – but big on usefulness!
Each button opens up a box packed with clever tips about the tool it’s attached to, drawn from Wix’s huge Help Center. Some boxes even have a video tutorial.
You could search the Help Center instead, of course. But why bother, when you can click a question mark to get exactly the help you need?
We found the tips easy to follow, but detailed when they needed to be. Knowing they’re only a click away really gave us confidence when using the editor. Plus, they saved us a lot of searching time!
One-on-one help: very good
Even the best help article can’t always help you out when you get stuck. Instead, you want answers from a real-life person who knows what they’re doing.
If you’re on the Wix VIP plan, you get access to a special VIP Team. Wix eCommerce subscribers get 24/7 phone support.
The downside? Unlike Squarespace and Weebly, Wix doesn’t offer live chat. Even smaller website builders such as Site123 and 1&1 MyWebsite offer 24/7 live chat.
But it’s the quality of support that really matters when you need help, and here’s where Wix excels. Calls are answered fast, and we’ve always found the team to be knowledgeable and friendly.
Wix doesn’t have live chat, but we don’t miss it. The question mark buttons give you all the info you need about any feature – and that’s a big confidence boost when you’re getting started. And if you hit a hitch, trust the support team to offer quality advice, fast.
“Wix’s premium plans have all you need to build a stunning site without having to code. Even the most expensive plan saves you thousands of dollars compared with hiring a designer.”
You can build and publish as many websites as you want for free with Wix. But if you want to get the best out of this versatile service, its premium plans are worth every cent.
Here’s a brief look at what you can get with a Wix premium plan:
What pricing plans does Wix offer?
Wix has a free plan as well as a total of five paid premium plans ranging from $5 – $25 a month. The higher your plan, the more features you unlock, such as removing Wix ads from your website and getting a free domain.
Here’s a closer look at what you get with each plan:
(Prices are monthly fees when paid annually, excluding VAT)
The higher up the plans you go, the more features you get (and templates, and apps, and support – more of everything!) Plus, the longer you sign up for, the better value your plan will be. If you pay for a one or two-year plan up front, you save between 25% and 43% per year. Find out more in our Wix Pricing Review.
Is a Wix premium plan good value for money?
We think four of the five plans offer excellent value for money. (The cheapest one is worth ignoring – we’ll explain why in a moment.)
With the VIP, eCommerce, Unlimited and Combo plans, Wix gives you a free unique domain name (web address) of your choice.
If you bought a domain name separately, it’d cost you at least $10 a month.
So even before you take all Wix’s other features into account, the free domain saves you a pile of cash – plus another five bucks a month on web hosting. Those plans are starting to look pretty generous!
Wix’s prices compare well with the competition, too. Weebly’s highest plan costs $38, compared with $25 for Wix VIP. Squarespace’s plans range from $12 to a relatively high $40.
Then there are the time savings you get with Wix. If you were to build from scratch using WordPress, you’d have to sort out hosting, security, tools, design, SEO (search engine optimization) – all by yourself. And you’d have to learn to code!
Which Wix plan should you choose?
Ignore the five-buck Wix Connect Domain plan. It doesn’t even remove Wix ads. The next plan up, Combo ($10), is better value. It gives you 2GB bandwidth and removes all Wix branding.
But if you want the very best value and you’re not planning to sell online, go for Wix Unlimited ($14).
The Unlimited plan ditches bandwidth limits, so you’re free to upload as much content and get as many visitors as you like. It also includes Wix’s best SEO and form-building apps.
If you do want to sell online, go for Wix eCommerce ($17/month). This plan comes loaded with sales and marketing features – and lets you sell an unlimited number of physical or digital products. It costs less than one high-street coffee per week.
Whatever premium plan you choose, Wix gives you two weeks to change your mind for a full refund. So you’ve got nothing to lose.
For an in-depth comparison of Wix’s plans, see our Wix Pricing Review.
“Wix’s $14 Unlimited plan offers exceptional value compared with other website builders – and compared with Wix’s cheaper plans! However you’ll need Wix eCommerce if you want to sell online. Keep Wix VIP in mind for when your site really takes off.”
How much does Wix cost per month?
Wix has a free plan, so you don’t have to pay anything if you don’t want to! But upgrading gives you much better features like removing WIx ads and using your own custom domain. Here’s a quick list to show you the price ranges of each plan:
- Connect Domain – $5
- Combo – $10
- Unlimited – $14
- eCommerce – $17
- VIP – $25
These rates are the cost per month when you sign up to a yearly plan, and are billed annually. Read our Wix Pricing Review to find out which plan is best for you.
Is Wix worth it?
We certainly think so! Wix ranked as the best all-round website builder in our research. Here’s why: it has a wide range of features such as email marketing, a newsletter creator, full width slideshows, videos, contact forms, as well an App Market, over 500 designer-made, mobile-optimized templates, plus much more! All of this comes with built-in SEO tools and 24/7 customer support, at extremely competitive prices. For ease of use and a level of customization, Wix is our top choice.
Can I pay monthly and/or annually for my Wix website?
You can pay monthly for your Wix subscription, but this does make the cost more expensive, and does not include perks such as a free domain name, premium apps, and ad vouchers. You can also sign up to a yearly subscription (saving 45%), a two year subscription, (saving 50%), or a three year subscription (saving 55%). Remember you pay upfront in full for your plan when you sign up.
Can you use your own domain name with Wix?
Yes! You have to be on a premium plan to do this – it’s available from the cheapest Connect Domain plan for $5 a month. You can connect your domain name to your Wix website through two connection methods – Wix recommends connecting via name servers, but you can also connect via pointing.
Is Wix completely free?
Yes! Wix has a free plan that allows you to create, publish, and edit your website, with access to great features like adding images, apps, and videos, creating slideshows, and more. You can stay on this plan for as long as you like, but it does have its limitations. For example, your website will have Wix ads and you won’t be able to have a custom domain. So if you want a professional website, it’s worth upgrading.
Is Wix good for SEO?
Yes! Wix has great built-in SEO tools to help your website rank in Google’s search results, and automatically gives the right information to help this happen. Wix also offers helpful tips and guides so you can boost your own rankings.The interactive Wix SEO Wiz helps improve your website and gives tutorials, tips, and step by step guides on how to boost your online presence.
Is Wix good for ecommerce?
Wix is not a specialized ecommerce builder, but it does have a good range of ecommerce features for you to run your business or online store. You need to be on at least the Wix eCommerce plan for $17 a month, which includes 24/7 support and the Wix Stores App. This allows you to sell unlimited products, create discount codes, auto-calculate tax and shipping costs, say goodbye to transaction fees, and more! See our Wix eCommerce Review for a full in-depth review of using Wix to create your online store.
Wix makes it easy to create a stunning, powerfully interactive website for any project, business or idea you could possibly imagine – and you can do it in an afternoon, no coding required.
Its designer templates give you a big head start. You can’t edit their code, but that hardly matters – coding is very much not what Wix is about!
Instead, it lets you customize extensively using drag-and-drop controls that are more powerful than those you’ll find in any other website builder, plus an unrivaled range of site features and apps. And there’s help everywhere you turn.
Wix’s best premium features only cost a few bucks a month. They’re excellent value – and they’ll make your visitors think you’ve paid thousands of dollars for a custom-built website.
Wix doesn’t have everything for everyone. Its ecommerce functions aren’t as powerful as Shopify’s. And it doesn’t let you switch templates or get help via live chat – both offered by Squarespace. What’s more, you can’t export your site’s code if you decide to leave Wix.
None of those drawbacks are deal-breakers for us. For example we think the quality of Wix’s support more than makes up for the lack of live chat.
Has our Wix review helped you make up your mind? Even if you’re still not quite sure if it’s perfect for you, we suggest you give this versatile platform a try.
It’s so easy to get started with, and doesn’t cost a dime. Remember all the premium plans come with a two-week money-back guarantee, no questions asked – but you can use Wix free forever if you want.
Wix needn’t cost you anything other than half an hour of your time. So give it a whirl! That’s the best way to find out if it’s the right website builder for you.