Wix has become pretty well known over the last few years, in part due to budget-busting marketing campaigns starring stars like Heidi Klum, Jason Statham and Gal Gadot, better known as Wonder Woman. But let's start with the basics. Today, Wix is the biggest player in the website building landscape and hosts a whopping 160 million websites.
Wix Review: Summary
Wix offers an excellent drag-and-drop site builder to create small websites. There are 100s of free templates available. Wix provides its own web hosting as well as domain names (free and paid). The App Market makes it easy to add extra functionality such as photo galleries or ecommerce.
Who Should Use Wix?
Their visually impressive layouts are designed for small businesses, restaurants, online stores and artists such as musicians and photographers. They are optimized for mobile devices and can be spiced up with one of the numerous apps available from the Wix App Market.
In a way you can compare Wix to a prefabricated house: the fundamental structure already exists and can’t be changed. You can, however, paint the walls to your gusto (choose a theme) and add the furniture you love (photo galleries and other apps).
In fact, I used it to create our own bilingual company website called Tooltester.net. We had a particular design in mind and just needed a quick way to build it.
Also, I didn’t want to have to think about security updates etc. which meant WordPress wasn’t an option.
In the end I considered both Weebly and Wix (our top-rated builders) and went for Wix. With Weebly there was just no perfect way to make our design look good on mobile devices. Working with the Wix editor was a breeze, offering handy tools such as photo filters and animated texts. But before getting ready to swipe your credit card, keep in mind that every website has different requirements.
Wix is available for free for as long as you want
. If you need professional features like your own domain name or ecommerce, you must choose from one of their premium plans ranging from “Combo” to “Business VIP”. The cheapest ad-free plan with a FREE custom Domain Name costs £6 per month