Wix Vs WordPress. Wix vs WordPress is not an easy decision, especially if you are starting off with building websites. The last thing you want to do is commit a lot of time and energy to building a website, then finding out that you have to re-build it again because you picked the wrong website builder.
Both Wix and WordPress are good website builders (see our detailed review of Wix here), but the differences between Wix and WordPress are fairly significant. Each has its own pros and cons and being able to identify these is important in understanding which one of them will be better for you.
If it’s a range of features you’re looking for, WordPress has huge flexibility in that department. This is not to say that Wix doesn’t have excellent features, but WordPress just edges it. Wix is a fantastic, easy to use and great value for money website builder.
Wix is a website builder with a gentle learning curve. Their designs are modern-looking and very flexible. However, building very large and complex sites (e.g. social media, directories, etc) isn’t possible. Instead, WordPress allows to virtually create any type of website, but technical knowledge and programming skills may be required. Therefore, the decision between Wix and WordPress will depend a lot on how much time you’ll be willing to invest in your website.
Ease of Use:
Most beginners choose Wix or WordPress because they don’t want to hire a website designer. Both Wix and WordPress allow you to create websites without learning to code.
Wix comes with powerful and easy to use tools to build your own website. It offers a simple drag and drop interface where you can select any element on your site and start editing it in a WYSIWYG interface.
You can drag and drop items anywhere on your site, rearrange things on your pages, write content, and add media in a user-friendly environment. Many beginners would find this feature a blessing as it saves them from dealing with code.
WordPress comes with a visual editor to write your content, and a theme customizer which allows you to edit your theme properties in a WYSIWYG environment. However, by default WordPress does not come with a built-in drag and drop page builder.
To get the full control of the appearance, users will have to familiarize themselves with different sections like navigation menus, customizer, visual post editor, etc. This means that WordPress requires a small learning curve for beginners.