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If you are thinking about changing gears and moving your website from Wix over to WordPress, then now is as good a time as any to make the move. However, before doing so, it is important to understand how both of these platforms operate so that you can make an informed decision.
Wix is a page builder, and as such, offers specific features that enable you to create a page with a specific goal in mind. It comes with over 200 apps that you can integrate into your website. These enable you to broaden the scope of features your website offers.
Contact forms, social media buttons, and email marketing can all be added to your site, which can make your pages more discoverable and easier to customize. It is important to note that some apps are free whilst others are not.
WordPress, on the other hand, offers more than 55 000 free plugins. Because it has such a big plugin library available to its users, it offers more functionality compared to Wix. This also means that the scope of online activity, or pages you want to create, won’t be limited. As such, you can offer more to your online customers.
One of the primary factors that ultimately determines a web owner’s content management system, is the amount of money it will cost to develop and maintain your website.
When it comes to Wix, you can access their basic website builder completely free of charge. However, if you want to make use of their premium plans, then you will have to pay either monthly or on a yearly basis. Costs vary based on storage and bandwidth limitations.
Currently, the best value for money plan would be the Unlimited plan, which runs at $12.50 per month. But, if you need to run an eCommerce store as well, then you should rather opt for the eCommerce plan, which will total $16.50 per month.
WordPress, on the other hand, is an open-source platform. This means that it will always be free to download and use. However, in order to install the software on your computer, you will need both web hosting and your own domain name.
If you choose to go with certain WordPress hosting providers, you can still manage to pay under $5 per month for your hosting needs. Some of these hosting providers will even include a free custom domain name.
Designing an appealing website is one of the main ways that you can stand out from the crowd. This means you need the appropriate tools in order to get this right. Wix offers more than 500 pre-made templates, all of which are written in HTML5. Apart from the templates, you can also further customize your website by rearranging things and choosing the appropriate colors that will fit your brand.
Wix’s templates are arranged according to functionality and are divided into categories for personal use, blogs, media outlets, hobbies, and eCommerce. One of the main disadvantages is that once you have chosen a template you won’t be able to change it again.
WordPress also offers pre-made themes. A lot of them are free and some of them can be purchased at trusted third party retailers. Most of the themes also come with built-in customization options. Furthermore, you can also use plugins to customize your theme or hire a developer to create a custom one for your company.
Unlike Wix, WordPress also allows you to easily switch between themes. So, you can evolve your website in any direction without the worry of changing your layout.
A big part of building your business and making money online is having an efficient eCommerce store that helps potential customers to buy products without having to go to a physical store. However, Wix only offers eCommerce with their premium plans. Furthermore, you can only accept payments through PayPal or Authorize.net.
So, although Wix offers you the option of selling things online, the platform is not geared to accommodate every customer – seeing as you only have two ways of paying. You also need to invest in a premium plan, which means that having eCommerce available is more costly.
However, if you migrate your website to WordPress, you will find that owning an eCommerce store is just a plugin away. You can also use WooCommerce, which powers most of the eCommerce websites on a global scale. In addition, WordPress allows for real growth when it comes to eCommerce and has the capacity to grow with your company’s success.
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When it comes to the ideal content management system, WordPress is miles ahead of Wix in terms of eCommerce, design, functionality, and even price. Call us for a quote when you are ready to take the leap.
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