WordPress vs Wix
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
WordPress is like Android, Wix is like Apple
If you want a quick answer to the comparison between WordPress and Wix, here it is :). But it is more complicated than this.
Personally, I don't have any preference for any of these two. Each has distinct pros and cons. Therefore, deciding which one to choose boils down to what is your main purpose of building a website.
In my opinion, WordPress is more like an Android phone. It gives you more customization in terms of functionality. There is a much larger library of plugins and tools that are compatible with WordPress. On the flip side, Wix is more like an Apple device. It is minimal and visually appealing. It is easy to use and simple to manage.
WordPress is an open-source and community-based website creation platform. Because of this natural, it has a tremendous amount of customization option, starting from choosing the host and theme, to adding custom code and plugins.
Before jumping into the comparison, let me show you how does WordPress look like.
This is the WordPress administration screen you will see when you start a new website.
The editor page may appear differently depends on the editor you choose.
Just like me, I guess a lot of beginners are so afraid of starting with WordPress. Perhaps, you go on to Google or YouTube and search up "build WordPress website". Suddenly you are bombarded with loads of tedious tutorials that give you an almost "Github" feeling. It may give you a huge psychological barrier in the first place because it already appears to be technical and tedious to deal with. However, it is still the most popular website builder worldwide and there must be a reason.
When Should you use WordPress?
If you want to build blogs or e-commerce that may potentially have a lot of traffic in the future. If you want to monetize your website based on the traffic it generates (e.g. through Google AdSense, affiliate programme etc).
WordPress is more functional;
More sustainable if want to scale the website to more pages and features later on;
Optimal for blogs and if you want to monetize the website through your visitor traffic;
Endless customization in terms of functionality;
As far as I know, better SEO
Steeper learning curve;
Take more time and effort to build;
Endless choice of themes, plugins, addons also means require more research (can be overwhelming for indecisive people like me)
hosting: if using Bluehost, USD 11/ month (Plus Plan) would be enough (however, you have to commit 1-year minimum)
check out their plans: https://www.bluehost.com/wordpress/wordpress-hosting