Wix is one of the web builders that made to our list of top 10 site builders you can rely on in 2021. This post explains the difference between Wix and other site builders specifically how it fairs when compared with WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Weebly, and Webflow.
Let’s start with a comparison of Wix and WordPress.
Wix Vs WordPress:
|1. It is an outstandingly user-friendly drag-and-drop website builder requiring no coding expertise as it is built for non-technical users.||1. WordPress’s interface is often more cluttered than Wix and not as beginner-friendly. It’s best if you know how to code or else hire an expert.|
|2. Wix offers over 500 professionally designed templates though you can’t switch templates without redesigning your site.||2. It’s open-source thus you have limitless control over your site’s aesthetics as it allows third party plugins: Experts recommend you use WordPress themes built by the platform itself.|
|3. Its features and functions are closely monitored, controlled, and tested to ensure they work properly. They have Limited customization.||3. WordPress is extremely customizable although troublesome if your custom tools or plugins break down.|
|4. It offers built-in sales features in any of its eCommerce plans: Powerful for selling.||4. It offers plugins like WooCommerce to set up an online store. Better for pure eCommerce sites, or for selling in bulk.|
|5. Besides having a free media library, Wix’s bogging supports categories, tagging, mobile blogging, as well as contributing authors.||5. WordPress blogging too supports categories and tagging, featured images, post backdating, and private posts.|
|6. It has basic SEO tools, with advanced features included via Site Booster on the Unlimited plan or higher.||6. Basic SEO tools, with Yoast plugin providing advanced features at a premium cost of $69 for one website.|
|7. Wix manages all the updates and maintenance work for you since it doesn’t open its platform to third parties.||7. You are responsible for frequent maintenance and monitoring of your website: For updates to the platform, theme, or plugins.|
|8. It offers help and support via phone or email as well as their support team and tutorials.||8. It has a huge community forum though not well organizes and suffers inconsistent feedback.|
|9. It has 7 premium plans, ranging from $13 per month to $49 per month (based on annual plans). It also has a limited free version.||9. Its pricing could range from $200 – $15,000, depending on various factors (hosting, themes, plugins, hiring help, etc.)|
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Wix Vs Squarespace
The table below explores the 9 differences between Wix and Squarespace.
|1. Wix employs the beginner-friendly and simple drag-and-drop editor. Wix ADI means you could have a website live in a few hours.||1. Squarespace’s interface is more technical to use than Wix. It has a steep learning curve and requires some technical confidence.|
|2. Wix offers over 500 professionally designed templates though you can’t switch templates without redesigning your site.||2. Squarespace is an industry leader in templates quality and you can freely switch them though smaller in range than in Wix.|
|3. Wix has an App Market as well as a good number of built-in features covering customization, eCommerce, marketing, and more.||3. Squarespace doesn’t have an app market, but it does have a powerful top-notch range of in-house tools.|
|4. Not only is it easy to add an online store to your Wix website but also with apps like Ecwid, you can add even more selling power to your site.||4. Squarespace has all its eCommerce tools built-in.|
|5. Wix has basic built-in blogging tools, additionally, it has a powerfully featured blog app.||5. Squarespace has an impressive range of blogging tools too such as categories, post scheduling and more.|
|6. Wix’s excellent marketing features include SEO, its own email marketing system, and its all-in-one business solution, Wix Ascend.||6. Squarespace encompasses marketing tools such as SEO, social media integration, and its own email platform.|
|7. Wix has built-in SEO tools, as well as detailed support resources. Its SEO wiz is beginner-friendly, interactive, and creates a customized gradual plan to follow.||7. Squarespace has built-in SEO tools and has designed its pages to be SEO-friendly. It too has detailed support resources though less beginner-friendly.|
|8. Wix offers phone, email, and social media support: additionally it has on-page editor support, plus a detailed knowledge center.||8. Squarespace offers high-quality service via live chat, email, and a thorough help center with guides, videos, webinars, and a community forum.|
|9. Wix has seven price plans ranging from $13 to $39 per month (billed yearly). It also has a longstanding free plan. All paid plans have a 14-day money-back guarantee.||9. Squarespace has four price plans ranging from $12 to $40 per month (billed yearly). It doesn’t have a free plan, but all paid plans have a 14-day free trial.|
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Wix vs Shopify
The table below explores the 8 differences between Wix and Shopify.
|1. Wix provides a decent drag-and-drop editor for making pages look professional without much design experience.||1. Since Shopify is built just for online shops, it is easy to use in all areas, particularly when managing your inventory, uploading products and handling customers.|
|2. It provides useful templates, add-ons, which are really simple to edit and ideal for smaller online stores.||2. Offers extraordinary templates designed specifically to help sell: though for customization you’d have to learn Shopify’s Liquid programming language.|
|3. Not only is it easy to add an online store to your Wix website but also with apps like Ecwid, you can add even more selling power to your site.||3. Offers the market’s best sales features, including excellent built-in analytics and inventory management tools.|
|4. Wix’s excellent marketing features include SEO, its own email marketing system particularly with blogs, and its all-in-one business solution, Wix Ascend. ||4. It enables strong integration for SEO, eCommerce, and blogging.|
|5. Wix has an App Market as well as a good number of built-in features covering customization, marketing, eCommerce though less eCommerce specific integrations than Shopify.||5. Shopify has a massive app store, with endless eCommerce integrations to help boost your site’s sales|
|6. Wix avails basic in-built analytics, plus access to Google Analytics tracking||6. It has access to Google Analytics, as well as more advanced built-in analytics features to keep track of your store’s success too.|
|7. Wix offers phone, email, and social media support: additionally it has on-page editor support, plus a detailed knowledge center.||7. 24/7 phone and live chat support, but doesn’t have any onsite editor help.|
|8. Wix has a free plan, nonetheless, users must upgrade to three affordable eCommerce plans to actually sell.||8. Shopify offers great value for money especially on the maturity stage of a business. It also offers a 14-day free trial with no free plan.|
Wix Vs Weebly
Wix and Weebly are both my favorite web builders and have a great reputation for its easy-to-use drag-and-drop feature. While Wix is more popular, comparatively, Weebly is also regarded as a close equal to Wix. Wix has 100+ customizable templates that you can pick from and make it your own while Weebly has about 40 pre-build themes with a robust drag-and-drop web builder. They are both great for artists and small businesses that are looking for a simple site to host static content.
The table below explores the 9 differences between Wix and Weebly.
|1. Wix offers an intuitive, fast and easy drag and drop editor.||1. Weebly is a user-friendly drag – and – drop builder but has more limits in its templates and a slightly steep learning curve.|
|2. Wix’s pricing plans range from $11.00 to $35.00 per month.||2. Weebly’s pricing plans range from $8 to $38 per month.|
|3. Wix has over 500 professional, modern templates. The designs are more customizable than Weebly’s templates. All templates are mobile responsive.||3. Weebly has fewer templates and their designs are more simple. They do allow you to switch templates and edit HTML/CSS codes. |
They are mobile ready and there’s a dedicated mobile editor.
|4. Wix has a range of built-in tools, which are updated monthly but rely more on in-house and third-party apps for scalability.||4. Weebly has more in-house features and tools than Wix, relying less on apps to provide these functions. Although its customization tools are less advanced than Wix.|
|5. Wix has a wide range of useful apps in its Wix App Market. Over 200 apps are on offer, including in-house apps like Wix Bookings with new apps added on a regular basis.||5. Weebly has an impressive App Center, with over 300 apps to choose from. New apps are added on a regular basis. They also accept ideas and app suggestions.|
|6. Wix has built-in SEO tools, an SEO Wiz which creates a customized gradual SEO plan for your website, a help Center, and a blog too.||6. Weebly has built-in SEO tools, Weebly ultimate SEO guide which outlines the SEO process including SEO checklist to get you commenced and the Weebly blog.|
|7. It allows back – up and restore functions as unlimited copies of your website can be saved, So if anything goes wrong, you can immediately restore the earlier version of your website.||7. With Weebly, changes are allowed only if you’re still in the editor. If you leave the editor or hit publish, you can’t undo the changes. You have to wait for Webly support to restore your site to you if you delete pages.|
|8. Wix lacks an export function, therefore limits migration of a website to another platform.||8. Weebly offers website codes migration though not beginner-friendly as future edits must be done by modifying the codes.|
|9. Wix offers support via its broad knowledge base, on-page prompts, phone calls, email, and numerous tutorials.||9. Weebly offers support via live chat, email, and phone on its advanced plans. It also has a help center availing articles, guides, and hints.|
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Wix Vs Webflow
The table below explores the 4 differences between Wix and Webflow.
|1. Wix makes it astoundingly simple and intuitive for every user with the |
drag-and-drop editor to develop a website.
|1. Although Webflow’s interface is not simple and spontaneous at all, it’s reasonably structured despite encompassing lots of features and tools.|
|2. Wix offers over 550 great and completely customizable templates. Additionally, there’s|
Wix ADI (Artificial Design Intelligence) tool, which lets you adapt and publish a quality website fast and effortlessly.
|2. Webflow’s template collection of the system is also quite vibrant, even though it moderately lags behind Wix in themes quantity and quality.|
|3. Wix avails easy navigation, convenient prompts, a |
support center with varied step-by-step tutorials as well as email support.
|3. It offers multiple video tutorials, social network groups, reach books and guidelines, community forums as well as live chat and email help.|
|4. Wix is reasonably priced considering the variability of features the system offers plus there is a 14-day money-back guarantee as well as a completely free version.||4. Similarly, Webflow offers a ‘starter’ free version, but with certain limitations. |
The cost of its themes ranges from $24 to $79.
My name is Nate, a digital nomad and the founder of this blog, Nomads HQ. I am a SaaS expert with 4 digital nomad visas and 8 years of experience using 50+ different web tools ranging from podcast, web hosting, email marketing, and much more. I previously managed a team offering support services to a large conglomerate that utilized tens of software solutions. I now run this blog full-time and when I am not reviewing or testing software, I enjoy riding bikes and supporting my clients achieve internet success. You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org