Wix has become one of the most popular website builders. Most people have heard of Wix or have seen their Super Bowl commercials on TV. With website templates to accommodate most website categories, Wix offers a wide selection of website plans. While you can opt for a free website, you’ll want to upgrade to one of the premium plans for a business or professional website.
Offices: Tel Aviv, USA, Ukraine
Platform: Cloud Based Development
Price: Free – $25 mo.
Payment By: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX
Money Back Guarantee: 14 Days
Pros and Cons
- Easy and Quick Website Creation
- Wide Selection of Templates
- Easily Add More Functionality with Apps
- Incorporate your Domain and Email with your Wix Website
- Some Advanced Features Require More Expensive Plans
- No Live Chat Support
- Can’t Move Website to Another Host
- Free Domain with Premium Plans
- $300 Ad Vouchers (VIP, eCommerce, Unlimited plans)
- Site Booster App (VIP, eCommerce, Unlimited plans)
- Form Builder App (VIP, eCommerce, Unlimited plans)
Wix Artificial Design Intelligence and Wix Editor
Wix gives you two easy options for creating your website. The Wix ADI System (Artificial Design Intelligence) is a super easy way to quickly create your site simply by answering a series of questions. The system automatically generates a website with your pertinent information.
While the Wix ADI System is the easier method for creating your website, the Wix Editor gives you more options and flexibility in creating and designing your site. Using the Wix Editor, you can select a website template of your choice and utilize the drag and drop page editor to further customize your website.
Because the Wix Editor gives you more control and is also easy to use, I prefer using it rather than the ADI system. You can watch my video below to see how both of them work.
Wix Premium Website Plans
Wix lets you create your website for free. It’s a great opportunity to get started using Wix and see how well it works out for your particular website situation. However, be aware that your free Wix website will contain ads for Wix and have limited resources. Also, you won’t be able to connect your own domain name to your site until you upgrade to a premium Wix plan.
Wix offers five different premium website plans:
Personally, I use the Unlimited Plan. For most website owners, I recommend either the Combo or the Unlimited Plan. The Connect Domain plan doesn’t offer much of an upgrade in resources, and you still have to deal with the Wix ads on your site. On the other end, the eCommerce and VIP plans don’t offer as much value as some of the alternative website builders to Wix.
- Startup or Smaller Websites
- Online Brochure Types of Sites
- Real Estate
- Health and Wellness
- Online Resumes and CVs
- Larger Websites
Wix provides websites for the following categories:
- Advertising and Marketing
- Arts and Crafts
- Finance and Law
- Health and Beauty
- Health and Wellness
- Home Décor
- Kids and Babies
- Landing Pages
- Performing Arts
- Real Estate
Video: How to Create Your Website with Wix
Wix Customer Support
Currently, Wix does not offer live chat support. They do provide email and phone support. On the plus side, the response time when opening a support ticket is pretty good. I received an email response within a half-hour after I opened a ticket. However, phone support is only available from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the type of websites that I recommend Wix for, the support coverage should be sufficient. They do also provide a very extensive knowledge base that includes tutorial videos for some topics.
Wix’s popularity has resulted in many web hosts and other companies creating their own website builder platforms. GoDaddy’s GoCentral and DreamHost’s Remixer are two notable alternatives you may want to research further.
While Wix is great for speeding up the website creation process, if prefer to have more control over your site or you’re looking for more than an online brochure type of website, you many want to consider WordPress or a WordPress website builder such as BoldGrid.
Can you really create your website for free?
Yes. But your free website will have limited resources and contain Wix ads.
What benefits do I get with a Premium Wix Plan?
When you upgrade to a premium Wix website plan, the Wix ads are removed, you can use your own custom domain name, and you get more resources and additional features.
Should I use Wix or WordPress?
It depends on what type of website you need and how extensive your site will be. If you really just need a basic site for advertising or customer acquisition, then Wix is ideal. However, if you want to blog or your website is going to have an ever growing amount of content, then WordPress is a better choice.
Wix is one of the best choices for more basic or online brochure types of websites. They have one of the best selections of website templates to choose from. If you’re looking for a quick website that won’t contain a ton of content, then we encourage you to consider Wix. However, if you need more customization and control of your website, or if you plan to add a large amount of content to your site, then you might want to consider one of the alternatives mentioned above.