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Which platform is better, Wix or WordPress?

This question is always brought up every now and then, especially when people are starting up or looking into starting off the website for their own brand themselves.

The first questions to ask yourself is if you’re looking for a complete, simple front-end drag and drop platform which, of course, is Wix.

Secondly, you must then ponder on the scalability of that site, is it that you want to be able to add features which are not so simple, therefore providing a huge variety of plugins and extensions to last 2-4 years.

Perhaps you want to think about your costs, or do half the job and allow a web designer to finish off the rest for you…

Below is a comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of both, Wix and WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System)


WIX:

Pro’sCon’s
Easy, drag and drop systemHardly any backend or further designs
Affordable and quick to get startedHard for longterm growth, eventually need to move from that platform
Can be setup and launched within a week or soPerfectionist type of touch-ups, everything is worked inch by inch especially when it comes to mobile
Has the features that a Start-up needsDoesn’t have a wide variety of plugins that be the missing jigsaw to your puzzle
Amazing support, especially with any technical errors etcAdvanced codes needed for special features which could be done simpler on WordPress

WordPress:

Pro’sCon’s
Designs and branding can meet your end goal Setup takes longer
Huge variety of themes and pluginsContact directly to theme support or plugins if there are any issues, so you have to rely on them
Most common CMS which means that most are satisfied with the platform.Could work out costly as you pay for your domain name, hosting and SSL all separately
Never ending features and forums of ways to test and expand your business, lasting up to 4-5 yearsNot as simple and easy to use as Wix in terms of drag and drop, as the backend requires experience to deal with in order to become competent
Great for any type of website and industry, including eCommerceSecurity is a huge risk for many website owners because as it is the most widely used CMS, it makes it a prime target for cybercriminals and hacking.

Our personal advice would be to picture your Tech Savviness + your budget, then work out which option is better for you.

We have had a great experience within our portfolio of working on both, Wix and WordPress websites and can vouch that they both serve their own purposes.

Contact us today for an affordable Wix website design or WordPress website design quote 🙂 just drop an email to info@complx.co and we’ll respond within 24 hours!