Wix Overview

The coveted website creation platform Wix needs no introduction to anyone who has even an elementary idea of websites. Here, we’ll explore the main features, positive & negative aspects of one of the most popular website forming tools out there in cyberspace!

If you’re looking to create or build a flash based website, be it in the professional or leisure domain, then why look any further? Wix offers both preformatted content templates, semi finished or customisable from scratch plates. Hence, if you wish to use a mix, their flexibility permits just that! Support is readily available, as is the seamless loading of Wix sites. Marketing with Wix is also another walk in the park.

Its flexibility does however hit a stone when it comes to incorporating niche or customised content. The user friendly protocol means that certain features & variables involved in the technicalities of a site are either omitted or limited.

Their ‘freemium’ service sports a simple drag-and-drop interface to start building your project. This does away with programming or downloading specific software to code anything. However as aforementioned, does its simplicity affect the overall functionality & scope of use? Is it a victim of its own user friendly performance?

Let’s take a few examples of instances where this appears to be the case:

Whilst the ADI does comfortably take a new user through a series of checklists to offer the best suited styled package, this does limit changing variables to achieve a bespoke site. This becomes a limitation, especially for technically orientated sites, where more flexibility to have control over the structure is desired, if not also required. Some perceive this to be dampening to creativity.
Although it’s free to use, professional plans can quickly become a little pricey compared to their counterparts by other competitors. Furthermore, there are NO unlimited plans for long term use.
Starter packs will plague your site with non removable ads.
SEO is virtually a no go with Wix, owing to its design architecture.
There are limited apps available to use in conjunction with Wix.

In conclusion, Wix is definitely a useful tool to create perhaps your first website. The same may not apply to professionals or consumers looking to build a site with a particular specification in mind. Its easy blanket approach does impact the usability of features & variables to achieve the desired outcome. Still, overall Wix achieves a decent balance of usability & value for first time users. Actually, it entices them to start their own website, which is nice I guess…

Wix Features

  • Landing Pages (Web Forms)
  • Newsletter Management
  • Drag and Drop
  • Online Booking
  • Accounting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Booking Management
  • Campaign management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Contact Management
  • Content management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Security
  • Email marketing
  • Form Builder
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Inventory Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • SSL Security
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Pricing

Available on: Free, Free Trail, Subscription
  • Starting Price: €4.50/month

  • Trail Days: 14