Introduction to Wix v.s WordPress
WordPress and Wix are two of the most popular website building tools out there. In other words, if you need a state-of-the-art website that you can create on your own and without losing your shirt in the process, then try out either of them to make that happen. But the question is, which of these tools is best? Or, is any of them better than the others? we’ll look at which platform is best the Wix. WordPress comparison that’s been a long time coming.
Wix is a tool that you sign up for. Once you’ve signed up, Wixbuilder allows you to build, and then manage, your website all within Wixwebsite builder. It takes care of the hosting and does all the technical heavy lifting. Whereas WordPress is a software package that needs to be installed on a web server before it can be used. It’s a bit more complicated. First off, you can’t just build a website with it right away. You need to get access to a web server and a domain name first. Then, you have to install WordPress on that server. And it’s only afterwards when you can start customizing your website, picking a design (theme) and installing new functionality via plugins.
Wix Website Builder
Unlike Wix who offers an easy to use website builder, but freedom is the main difference here. With Wixbuilder you need to sign up and Wixbuilder allows you to build, and then manage, your website all within Wix. It takes care of the hosting and does all the technical heavy lifting. Wix is sort of like leasing and customizing an apartment in a gated development instead buying and owning your own house. You’re still in control of decor, cleaning, and everything living wise but you leave the construction, plumbing, security, and infrastructure to the property owner.
WordPress Website Builder
WordPress, on the other hand is far superior than Wix as a web publishing platform for any kind of website. You can accomplish a lot more with WordPress over the long run. It has tons of built in features and incredible extension capabilities. There are tens of thousands of plugins available and most of them are free!
WordPress itself is free, but you need to invest in a custom domain and a web server because WordPress can’t work without these two things.