Why do people like Wix? Eight Reasons to love Wix
Why do people like Wix? As an expert Web Designer, I recommend the Wix Website platform to most of our clients as it's an amazing platform. Here are my top 8 reasons why I love Wix:
Wix has the world's easiest and most flexible website editor. Lots of other platforms say that they have a Wix-like interface, but none have the drag and drop functionality that Wix has. On that note, I hope that other platforms finally step up to the plate and create a what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) platform like Wix! Wix is to Adobe Indesign as Microsoft Word is to Wordpress. You can literally move and place objects anywhere you want on Wix, even overlapping elements! I have not found another platform that does anything similar. Yet.
The fact that you can build an entire website on Wix for free is awesome. In fact that is why I originally got hooked on Wix, I was able to test it out and build an entire client website on it without having to spend a penny. Of course, if you want to have the site at your own domain name, or if you want to collect online payments, you do need to purchase hosting, but the hosting is relatively inexpensive and similar in cost to other hosting services so it's a great value.
If you forget or can't pay for the Wix hosting, your site is never lost, the entire website will continue to live forever on a temporary Wix subdomain. (For example: https://nameofyoursite.wixsite.com/nameofyoursite) You can even use Wix's free plan forever, it's only if you want your own domain or special functionality such as taking online payments that you need to pay for hosting. I have several artists and bands that use Wix's forever free plan, which is great if you have no budget at all. The downside is that there is some minor Wix branding on your site and you don't have your own custom domain, but hey, it's free!
Wix has a great SEO features*, and performs very well in search engines such as google. I find that new Wix websites rise in the rankings very quickly if SEO is done right. *Note: if you are using the free Wix plan, it's harder to rank without your own domain name, so if SEO is important, it's good to purchase any of Wix's hosting plans so that you can have your website at your own domain and submit it to Google Search Console and Bing, plus setup Google Analytics.
Unlike other platforms, Wix makes it easy to change your design without coding or developers. With the easy editor, you can swap out pictures, add galleries or video to any part of any page, change header or footer designs, change overall colors and fonts, pretty much anything you want to do with your design – all without code.
You are never regulated to a template in Wix. Every single page is fully customizable. Wix is a dream platform for designers!
No updates needed to the software or plugins: As Wix is a hosted solution, they have a team of developers updating and improving the platform all the time. Unlike in Wordpress and other platforms, you don't have to worry about "security updates" or updating your plugins, or conflicting plugins. It just works! No maintenance needed. And, what makes that great is that you can then focus all your time and energy into adding new content to your website and keeping the information updated and fresh, rather than spending all your time updating the platform to keep it up-to-date and secure.
Uber-flexible Mobile Editor: The fact that Wix has its own mobile editor makes it way easier to control the mobile experience over a typical responsive template that you find on other platforms. You can hide elements, resize elements and text, add special mobile-only elements such as buttons, and also reorganize every element to streamline the mobile view.
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