This post was written by Nishika Jones, project manager extraordinaire at 18.104.22.168/~mandewhite. Nishika is a talented Marketing and Lead Generation expert who has hands-on experience with both platforms.
If you go to Google and search for a “website builder” thousands of websites are listed in the search results, each one claiming to be better than its competitor. In order to successfully do business online, it’s crucial to choose a platform that will bring in more traffic and earn revenue for your business. Two popular website builders that your decision may come down to, are Wix and WordPress. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each of these two web platforms.
Wix is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web creator for the do-it-yourself person. You’re able to see how your website will look before it’s published on the web as you choose from pre-designed templates, and simply drag and drop text, clip art and other objects during the website building process.
With Wix you have the option of creating a free website or you can choose a package that includes your own domain name, additional features and technical support. The packages can range from the free basic plan to $298.80 per year for the VIP package.
WordPress differs Wix by offering two types of WordPress websites. One is self-hosted which means that you are responsible for the installation of WordPress with your own hosting service. You, or a trusted webmaster, will install and update all plugins, and you may decide to purchase what’s known as a theme for your website. For a self-hosted WordPress website you have to be somewhat tech savvy or hire someone to successfully set-up your new website. There is also a WordPress hosted site that you can set-up which is not quite as customizable.
This post is a comparison of Wix to self-hosted WordPress websites. And in comparing the two from a SEO and business building perspective, WordPress is a more powerful platform.
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