Wix

Wix

Website builder & publishing platform

4.4/5 (3835 reviews)

Wix Overview

Wix is a website building and publishing platform which helps users create professional websites exactly the way they want, with a drag and drop website builder, designer-made templates, and more. Wix offers users a few different ways to build their site, including Wix Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), Wix Editor, and Wix Code, depending on whether the user is creating a site for the first time or a pro.

Wix ADI allows users to build a unique site with professional text, images and more, while Wix Editor gives users design freedom with advanced functionality and easy drag and drop. Wix Code enables users to create state-of-the-art sites & apps. Essential Wix essential features include simple drag and drop, mobile-friendly optimization, custom domain names, and one-pager websites, as well as beautiful blogs, social buttons and online stores. Users can manage site design with templates, an image editor, and high-resolution stock images, plus video backgrounds, and more.

Wix supports a range of business tools including site analytics, an SEO wizard, and personalized mailbox, as well as communication and financial tools. Email marketing technology allows users to create, send and share emails about sales, new products, services or events easily. Wix also offers different support options like a 24/7 help center, knowledge base, video tutorials and walkthroughs, and phone calls.

Pricing

Starting from
€4,50/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and 3 others, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Wix Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
86% positive reviews
2036
Excellent
1265
Very good
434
Average
67
Poor
33
Terrible
Barb S.

Must Have for any Small to Medium Size Business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/11
Review Source: Capterra

The savings is tremendous using the Wix software. I no longer need a custom programmer, and it saves my staff and I hours updating the web site. Their blog is very simple to set up and maintain - another plus for us as we use it on a daily basis. This software is a real time saver, the templates are professional and their support staff is very responsive and knowledgeable. I can't recommend this enough!

Pros

Excellent user experience, get started in minutes - there is no ramp up time to use this software. They have a powerful drag and drop editor , and you don't need any coding skills although coding is an option for the experienced users - a plus for any business. Make changes, add or remove text boxes, buttons, videos and more – within only a few clicks. There are hundreds of templates to choose from or you can create your site from scratch. They have an extensive help center - you can find answers to any questions and their are videos showing how to use their system.

Cons

Their SEO component is not as robust as it could be. While you can get the basics done, I struggled with trying to use advanced features and ended up using another program to do it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Awogor M.

Simple, good and easy to use drag and drop website builder

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Wix on 4 different websites and I must say, it's easy, fast and good platform for website design for companies and portfolios. I will always recommend

Pros

You don't probably need to a Pro User in order to make a website with Wix.
With Wix's Drag and Drop website builder, you can easily build your personal portfolio website, photographic site, lifestyle, eCommerce store for advance users etc.
It's generally appart from WordPress one of those platforms I respect so much when making websites for my clients.
They take care of Hosting service and your domain you only pay for their platform and start using it.

Cons

It's not the best place for content management and therefore do not offer total user experience for companies website just like with WordPress, you can post publications in a blog section of your website.
The more features you require, the more money you spend.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Matt A.

It's not Wordpress, and why that's important

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I love Wix. I still stick with Wordpress for most of my sites, but I'm enjoying the ease of Wix for my main site.

Pros

After creating websites in Wordpress, Dreamweaver and even direct code, Wix is astoundingly refreshing and easy. The learning curve is quick. And once I started dragging and dropping various elements, my imagination for my site soared.

The greatest value of Wix is it's ease of use.

It's not just the ease of creating a site, but the ease of having the website and hosting all rolled into one.

Additionally, Wix is in development, which means that updates do come out and solve some issues that may be present. This is encouraging especially coming from the highly customizable but complicated world of Wordpress.

Cons

As much as Wix is joyfully easy to use, there are a few issues with it. The main thing is that it lacks SEO (Search Engine Optimization) even though it has an SEO feature with it. I moved my site from Wordpress to SEO and lost traffic during the first 6 months. I wasn't invisible on Google, but I wasn't ranking as well as I did before.

That said, it's still doable. I suggest researching SEO or at least hiring someone who can manage your SEO.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Zee G.

If you need a quick website...

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Wix to teach students the basics of the website creation and it was a user-friendly product that my students could easily use right away. The websites they have created in three days time were looking good, so I was happy (and the students too) :)

Pros

I have used Wix to help my students create websites for their class projects. Since they didn't have any previous experience with website creation and we were short on time, Wix was a perfect solution due to its extensive template options.

One of the things I have enjoyed the most (along with my students) was the ease of finding a template for their particular businesses (which included hotels, interactive museums, photo studios, fast-food restaurants, and more).

The navigation and the creation process is easy enough, so that was also helpful.

Cons

One of the things that we have discovered mid-way through creating our websites was the bilingual issue. The students' computers mostly used the Russian language for the interface, but the websites they needed to create were in English. However, while most of the editable texts could be easily written in English, there were buttons with text (for example, "Register") that we didn't find a way to translate.

It's not an issue when your website and your computer use the same language, but when you're working in bilingual (or trilingual) environment, this can cause trouble. (Note: some of the buttons *did* auto-translate when we changed the preferred language of the site in the settings, but not all.)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Stephanie D.

Saving Grace

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/29
Review Source: Capterra

It is ideal for the person who doesn't have the technical design skills but needs a website with multiple functions to run their business and for someone who does not want to depend on a designer to make spot changes.

Pros

Truth it took me 5 years to use Wix. First I used Square Space, then I used Weebly.

Someone recommended Square Space as I was selling jewelry and although I could easily make the website through their templates, I didnt know enough about design to do more complicated things, like set up my Pay Pal and run multiple pages (vlog, e store, sign up).

I then switched to Weebly because someone said it was easier and I felt like I was not using what I was paying for Square Space and although Weebly was alot easier, I found it's platform not intuitive, after I hired someone to create a Wordpress for me but again, felt so dependent on them for support.

Finally, I went to Wix and many non computer entrepreneur colleagues launched their site and set up their Paypals so quickly. I wish I had listened to a friend who told me 5 years ago to start with Wix.

Cons

Nothing, truth I wish I had time to watch all their tutorials because I know with the drag and drop features it is just a matter of time I can run my own business (e commerce and online education) entirely on my site.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Wix Pricing

Starting from
€4,50/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free
Connect Domain: €4.50/month
Combo: €8.50/month
Unlimited: €12.50/month
eCommerce: €16.50/month
VIP: €24.50/month

Wix Features

  • API
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Content Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Product Catalog
  • Search Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Integration

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Template Management
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for Wix

Key features of Wix

  • ACH payment processing
  • API
  • Accounting management
  • Appointment management
  • Automatic greetings & response messages
  • Automatic notifications
  • Blog management
  • Booking management
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Chat
  • Commenting
  • Communication tools
  • Contact management
  • Content management
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Customer history
  • Customizable templates
  • Design management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email distribution
  • Email marketing
  • Event triggered actions
  • Event triggered email
  • Financial tools
  • Fonts management
  • Forms management
  • Google maps
  • HTML5 technology
  • Header tag override
  • Image editor
  • Invoices
  • Knowledge base
  • Live updates
  • Logo maker
  • Member forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Mobile resize
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple payment methods
  • One-pager websites
  • Online booking integration
  • Online forums
  • Order tracking
  • Personal domain
  • Preview functionality
  • Product catalog
  • Product catalog integration
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Real time notifications
  • Reservations management
  • SEO management
  • SSL security
  • Sales tax management
  • Search bar
  • Shipping management
  • Smart actions
  • Social advertising
  • Social media integration
  • Social media management
  • Social plugins
  • Social sharing
  • Stock image library
  • Subscriber management
  • Support center 24/7
  • Text pinning
  • Third party integration
  • Vertical menu
  • Video management
  • Visitor tracking
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website analytics
  • Website integration
  • Website management
  • Wix learning center
  • eCommerce integration

Benefits

  • Advanced HTML5 Technology: Wix is the only drag and drop website editor that offers users HTML5 capabilities.

  • Hundreds of Designs: Perfect both for business website and a personal portfolio.

  • Customizable: Change colors, text, backgrounds, pics & more to create a unique site.

  • Top Grade Hosting: Wix is dedicated to providing users with the best, most reliable hosting, 100% free.

  • Mobile. Facebook. Blog: All users need in one place. Create websites, mobile sites, Facebook pages & blogs too.

  • Wix FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Wix.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wix offer?

    Wix offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €4,50/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free
    Connect Domain: €4.50/month
    Combo: €8.50/month
    Unlimited: €12.50/month
    eCommerce: €16.50/month
    VIP: €24.50/month

    Q. What are the main features of Wix?

    Wix offers the following features:

    • ACH payment processing
    • API
    • Accounting management
    • Appointment management
    • Automatic greetings & response messages
    • Automatic notifications
    • Blog management
    • Booking management
    • Calendar management
    • Campaign management
    • Chat
    • Commenting
    • Communication tools
    • Contact management
    • Content management
    • Credit card processing
    • Custom fields
    • Custom forms
    • Customer history
    • Customizable templates
    • Design management
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email distribution
    • Email marketing
    • Event triggered actions
    • Event triggered email
    • Financial tools
    • Fonts management
    • Forms management
    • Google maps
    • HTML5 technology
    • Header tag override
    • Image editor
    • Invoices
    • Knowledge base
    • Live updates
    • Logo maker
    • Member forums
    • Mobile friendly
    • Mobile resize
    • Multi-channel communication
    • Multi-language
    • Multiple payment methods
    • One-pager websites
    • Online booking integration
    • Online forums
    • Order tracking
    • Personal domain
    • Preview functionality
    • Product catalog
    • Product catalog integration
    • Ratings & reviews
    • Real time notifications
    • Reservations management
    • SEO management
    • SSL security
    • Sales tax management
    • Search bar
    • Shipping management
    • Smart actions
    • Social advertising
    • Social media integration
    • Social media management
    • Social plugins
    • Social sharing
    • Stock image library
    • Subscriber management
    • Support center 24/7
    • Text pinning
    • Third party integration
    • Vertical menu
    • Video management
    • Visitor tracking
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Website analytics
    • Website integration
    • Website management
    • Wix learning center
    • eCommerce integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Wix?

    Wix has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Wix support?

    Wix supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wix offer?

    Wix has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Wix support mobile devices?

    Wix supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Wix integrate with?

    Wix integrates with the following applications:

    Acuity Scheduling, Bitium, BookedIN, Bookeo, Constant Contact, HelpOnClick Live Chat Software, LeadDyno, LiveChat, Mad Mimi, Zoho SalesIQ

    Q. What level of support does Wix offer?

    Wix offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials