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  • Writer's pictureSarah Bryce

Wix Versus Wordpress

What’s the difference?

Websites should NOT have to cost a fortune!

In fact, there are some budget-friendly options out there!

One, am very familiar with: WIX.COM.

So, How is WIX different?

Well, there are "WEBSITE BUILDERS" and "CONTENT MANAGEMENT" websites.

Wordpress is also extremely popular. Yet, from what I'm hearing, is MORE

time-consuming and with a STEEPER learning curve for the designer....

....which increases the time and labor to build, and MORE COST TO YOU.

Here's a break-down comparison between WIX and WORDPRESS WEBSITES:

Wix is a " Website Builder" and Wordpress is a CMS or "Content Management system".

Both make great websites. Wix is faster to build, Wordpress is a bit more complex.

Wix has HTML elements ready to go.

Are WIX SITES good quality if it is only a "DRAG & DROP" site builder that "ANYONE" can build??

In my opinion I say, YES. Although it IS a drag & drop site builder that anyone can "try" you MAY frustrate yourself. And waste your valuable time pretending to be a designer to save a BUCK.

IT TAKES DESIGNING SKILL to make an attractive one. (*I mean using the Wix EDITOR) And LOTS of patience!

How does it work if there is no HTML coding involved?

I have hand-coded a static site before and it is TEDIOUS just to place your elements in the most basic layout and THEN add CSS to "design", and then JAVASCRIPT to make it responsive in a mobile form…etc…. if someone can take away the pain of that then, THANK YOU!

So WIX is a template based website builder that has the coding of your elements all set up for you and you can just concentrate on your branded, attractively designed site.

Will my site be MOBILE FRIENDLY?

Yes! It will be fully functioning. It can have photo galleries, buttons, sign-up, contact forms and downloadable PDFs. Wix has e-commerce sites and shops, specializing in small businesses. They provide SEO tools and APP upgrades to optimize your site.

Interested in an eCommerce Site?

What About SEO?

As you can see Wix is doing well with their SEO versus the competition:

Creative Design Maximized

One of the best things I love about Wix , is design freedom. Wix Editor comes with many creative tools to design your desktop version and turn into an equally attractive mobile version.

Wix's drag and drop features allows to modify,

and move around elements, hide elements you don't need, and be able to see exactly how everything will look through it's preview mode.

How much will Wix's subscription be?

A yearly subscription for a "basic" premium Wix subscription is currently roughly 200.00 a year, plus the cost of your domain (after1st year free ) is around another $20.00 annually. *CHECK CURRENT PRICING There are other levels of subscriptions of course, and also it costs more to buy monthly versus yearly.

So how much will I, the designer, charge to build you a site?

Of course this depends on how elaborate of a site.This is presuming you have your branded LOGO DESIGN. This depends whether you'd like a simple landing page website or a multi-page site. If you have a store with products, that would add time as well to the build.

I can also offer a Comprehensive Business Branding & Website Service Package, and have "ADD-ONS" such as Facebook Page Design and Set-Up, Google My Business Set-Up, Verification, and design.

So you have OPTIONS! So go ahead and get that website!

Sarah Bryce Designs is a woman-owned small business & designer in the Bethany Beach area. Sarah specializes in marketing & design work in both digital and print.


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