Wordpress, while a great blogging platform, is riddled with problems – for one, it is an unsupported free CMS (Content Management System) that causes my clients a lot of grief due to hackers getting into the backend and adding malware to sites. Because it is an open-source platform, robots/hackers can easily find security flaws to get behind the scenes to add their malware and links. I have had several clients come to me with hacked Wordpress sites, and unfortunately I have to tell them it would be easier to start from scratch than to try to fix their hacked sites.
Unfortunately, a lot of people get a Wordpress site up, and they don't stay on top of the updates and security patches that prevent it from getting hacked.
I'm not saying Wordpress is all bad, as it is very customizable and, with thousands of dollars in development fees, it can be a great platform if it is kept updated and utilizes the latest security features, But if you're looking for a great platform that doesn't require constant updating by your developers, Wix is a wonderful alternative. Note: it is not wise to update your own Wordpress site unless you back up the files and database first, which is not easy for a non-website designer to do!
Wix is a great platform, as it is a hosted platform and they have tech support. With a Wix website, you don't have to worry about asking your website designer/developer to upgrade your Wordpress software version every 6 months. Wix is auto updated with new features nearly every week, and you don't have to lift a finger. Plus, if you do have a problem, Wix does have tech support. While Wordpress has a massive forum for posting questions, it is very difficult and time consuming to go through all the forum responses to problems and determine which solutions (if any) will solve your Wordpress problem.
Wix is also super easy to use, you can simply login, then click on the items you want to edit and edit them right on the spot. In Wordpress, often times your content is buried in different places (like in Widgets) that are difficult to find and makes editing your website a chore. With Wix, it's as easy as cake, and I find that my clients actually ENJOY working on updating their websites in Wix!
Bottom line, if you have a small business and you'd like to have a beautiful, mobile friendly, e-commerce capable website that is easy to edit, and doesn't require updates, then choose Wix.
Contact me if you'd like help getting your Wix website designed, setup and launched, I can even help train you on how easy it is to edit once it's complete!
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I also offer Consultation for general help with existing templates, so if you find a template you love, but just need some help getting it setup with your business information, colors, fonts and graphics, contact me and I can give you a free estimate.
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