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Is Wix the best free website builder?

Introduction

Wix is a popular free website builder that offers a variety of templates to get you started. You can also add apps to your site, such as forums or calendars, if you need them. Like any other web hosting company, there are some drawbacks with Wix - for example, it does not include eCommerce capabilities without an upgrade and it’s difficult to switch between themes or use certain apps when needed (e.g., forums).


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It’s also important keep in mind that you cannot change themes later on if using one built from scratch through their DIY process. This means once created a template will look different than another; however this doesn’t mean they won't still have similarities such as layout type being “centered content page layout” or something similar


Wix has been around since 2006, creating a good reputation and trust in the website hosting industry

Since Wix was founded in 2006, it has become one of the most popular free website builders for both professional and personal use. Wix is a web development platform that allows users to create their own websites without any coding experience at all.


Wix also offers hosting services, which means that if you build your website on Wix, they will store everything that makes it up for you and help keep it running smoothly. You can choose from different plans depending on how much space and bandwidth you need (see pricing below).


Wix: An easy way

Adding store to the website

Wix is an easy way to create a free website. You can choose from hundreds of pre-designed templates and build your site.


For example, if you want to add an eCommerce or forum, in Wix you just click on the button for either of these options and then select it from their dropdown menu. You can also add calendars or social media feeds if you want them.


Easy customization

Wix is great for those who may be new to building websites and need some simple customization. You can get started quickly, choose from hundreds of pre-designed templates, and create your site with ease. Plus, if you want to add more interactive elements like eCommerce or blogs, you can install one of Wix's many available apps.


Simple to improve functionality

As you build your site, you have the option to add-on apps that make it more interactive. For example, if you want to create a forum for users to discuss your products and services, Wix has an app for that. If you want to schedule events or meetings on your website, Wix has an app for that too!

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There are also a ton of other apps available in Wix's app store (the name of which is called “App Market”). You can choose between apps that are designed specifically for eCommerce stores (online stores where people can buy products), social media marketing (using platforms like Facebook and Instagram), digital marketing agencies looking to grow their business online through SEO (search engine optimization) techniques such as PPC advertising campaigns or creating custom landing pages using WordPress themes & plugins…the list goes on!


What's really cool about these pre-made templates within Wix is how easy they are to customize using drag-and-drop features within the builder itself. You'll see options appear when hovering over certain parts of each template such as headers/footers sections where there might be text or images already placed within them; simply click inside one of those areas with your mouse cursor once selected then begin moving things around until everything looks just right before publishing it live onto their servers so others can see what awesome thing(s) have been created by YOU!


Hire a Professional

If you don’t want to create the site yourself or have a lot of custom needs, you can hire someone through Wix to do this for you at relatively little cost.


Wix also offers an online marketplace of freelance designers who will work on web design projects for a fee. This option is great if you’re in need of something more complex than what Wix offers and don’t have the time or skillset to do it yourself. We recommend checking out Upwork as well—it's one of our favorite freelance marketplaces (and one we use ourselves).


Mobile optimized sites

Mobile optimized site

Wix sites are mobile optimized, so they will look good on any device. Mobile optimization means that the site is built to be easy to use on a smartphone or tablet as well as on a desktop computer. This is important because it means your website will be accessible to your customers no matter what device they're using!



Like any other web hosting company, there are some drawbacks.

For example, you cannot easily change themes later on. You will have to build the site again from scratch if you want it to look different – which obviously takes more time and effort. This is a drawback of Wix.


Upgrade needed

Wix is better than DIY website builders like Weebly or Squarespace in terms of price and functionality, but it has its cons too; such as being difficult to switch between themes or use certain apps when needed (e.g., forums).


It does not include eCommerce capabilities without an upgrade, so if you need these features then you might consider looking elsewhere for hosting services instead (such as Shopify).

It is also more expensive than other DIY website builders! In fact, Wix's cheapest plan costs $12 a month while some of the more basic plans from competitors are only $5 per month. If you have a small business with low traffic then this may not be an issue for you but if not then there are cheaper options out there that can offer similar features without charging so much money every month.


Conclusion

Wix is a great option if you want to build your website with as little hassle possible. It's also good for small businesses who don't need ecommerce capabilities but still want something that looks professional and is easy to set up.

We are only a phone call away if you require assistance in developing a website. To take your business to the next level, schedule a free consultation call with one of our experts.



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