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Hey everybody

OK, I have been out of the blogging business for several years. I did use WP several years ago and made some websites using it. When I recently decided to construct myself a new website I immediately figured I would go with WP because it was all that I knew. However, after nosing around I have learned that things have changed some as far as options go when it comes to building a website. When I stated that I did use WP I didn't imply that I was a wiz with it or anything. I'm not a tech guy by any means and can remember jumping on and off of various forums trying to get help with what many WP users might consider relatively easy stuff accomplished.

It could be downright frustrating at times! While researching I came across WIX and went over to their website and started nosing around. I was pretty impressed with how simple and straightforward everything was. I have read multiple sites and watched several YouTube videos doing comparisons between the two. The only thing that looks totally crappy about WIX is that once you select your template you are stuck with it and can't change it like you can so easily with WP. The people who bash WIX in the comment sections are usually those folks who think everybody speaks and understands HTML like a second language.

I'm not trying to build a Fortune 500 company here just looking to put together something that should be relatively simple. Anybody at the Warrior Forum had any experience with WIX???
#wix #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Totally off topic - I lived in the South too long...every time I see your Avatar I think 'roll tide' - and I don't even like football.
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  • Never used WIX, but WP any day of the week and only gotten better while you were away. Get yourself a good theme that is SEO friendly and has demo content for your blogging niche to quickly get you started.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    With Wix to get ads removed is $14.50 per month and if you want email you have to use G suite for an additional $5 per month. That includes limited bandwidth.

    My suggestion of a WP alternative: Get your domain and hosting then join Optimizepress club. $17 per month for (top of the line) everything you need including support and a members-only FB group where you can quickly get help from other members.

    It's so easy to use I think a smart chimp could do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I use wp and this would be my choice.

    What exactly do you want to do on your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author bigfriendly
    It's a site that dedicated to one of my favorite tv shows. A show I have always felt was underrated. Just wanted to blog about and make some best of videos to post on Youtube.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by bigfriendly View Post

      It's a site that dedicated to one of my favorite tv shows. A show I have always felt was underrated. Just wanted to blog about and make some best of videos to post on Youtube.
      I haven't used WIX. The two main issues that would put me off are:

      1) You don't control the hosting. As far as I'm aware, your site has to be hosted on the WIX servers.

      2) You can't export your site's HTML. That would make it a problem should you ever want to transfer away from WIX or if you planned to eventually sell the site.

      If those factors aren't important to you, go for the simplest route.
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  • Hi bigfriendly!
    How are you? Hope well.

    Lets begin ..

    Listen there is a quote " always go through those way , which you can see at dream", means known path is always good.

    By the way
    WP advantages:
    1.Dynamic theme.
    2.Easy to customize.
    3.Available.
    4.A lot of developer.
    5.Maintenance is easy.

    Check this list for WIX and choose.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author baronet
    I tried WIX a long time ago, it wasn't for me.

    I've been using Wordpress for years, more than happy with it, plus there are tons of tutorials online for Wordpress, WP plug-ins etc

    So WP get's my Vote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Million
    Wordpress offers more options in terms of SEO, website functionality, and control. WIX simplfies everything but at what cost? Try looking for the negatives of owning a WIX site and compare them with the negatives of owning a WP site. I'm willing to bet WP would win.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eden A
    I used WIX just for a very small amount of time.

    What I discovered is ( could be different today several years pass by)
    is that you can't really promote it well (organic promotion)as in Wordpress you can and promote without a problem.(of course you need to work on organic promotion hard but it's easier in WordPress from what I know. (like I said it's been a few years since I touched WIX)
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi bigfriendly,

    #1 - Kay beat me to it, but: roll tide.

    #2 - Minkah Fitzpatrick grew up right by the town where I live in New Jersey. When I am not circling the globe.

    #3 - Go with Wordpress Dot Org buddy. Yep, definitely more work on the front end compared to Wix but the ceiling/upside on the back end goes through the roof. WP Dot Org has a strong worldwide community of fans being ample support should stuff go South, and the branding potential and monetizing potential are as good as it gets site-wise because of the range of premium themes available.

    Wix is easier to set up but in many ways, amateur-hour, as you've seen by those blah themes. Tough to be taken seriously on this or other 2nd rate platforms. If you want to do it right, WP Dot Org for sure.

    Note; I am tech allergic, sneezing at words like HTML and backend. But hiring a developer helps, and also, really, doing a wee bit of exploring myself gave me confidence and clarity in WP Dot Org as far as lightweight coding, themes. Plus YouTube is filled with helpful videos if you get stuck; the worldwide community I mentioned.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author Eathan
    I recently worked on some Wix sites from an SEO perspective and it wasn't ideal. Actually for SEO it was a PITA. I'm not a huge WP fan either, but between the two, I'd go WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author BryrDe
    Wordpress will give you more room in terms of customization. There are tons of plugins you can use. Wix is somewhat drag and drop and they mainly use heavy flash scripts. Go with WP, it's easier to use.

    Originally Posted by bigfriendly View Post

    Hey everybody

    OK, I have been out of the blogging business for several years. I did use WP several years ago and made some websites using it. When I recently decided to construct myself a new website I immediately figured I would go with WP because it was all that I knew. However, after nosing around I have learned that things have changed some as far as options go when it comes to building a website. When I stated that I did use WP I didn't imply that I was a wiz with it or anything. I'm not a tech guy by any means and can remember jumping on and off of various forums trying to get help with what many WP users might consider relatively easy stuff accomplished.

    It could be downright frustrating at times! While researching I came across WIX and went over to their website and started nosing around. I was pretty impressed with how simple and straightforward everything was. I have read multiple sites and watched several YouTube videos doing comparisons between the two. The only thing that looks totally crappy about WIX is that once you select your template you are stuck with it and can't change it like you can so easily with WP. The people who bash WIX in the comment sections are usually those folks who think everybody speaks and understands HTML like a second language.

    I'm not trying to build a Fortune 500 company here just looking to put together something that should be relatively simple. Anybody at the Warrior Forum had any experience with WIX???
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  • Profile picture of the author Boda Media
    Wix, Squarespace etc.. are great to get things up and running quickly.. but what you gain in convenience you lose out it everything else.

    Wordpress will allow you to basically do what ever you can think of to be honest.. more of a learning curve.. but so worth it.

    Plus its supported by a massive dev community.. and you can extend the CMS to build some amazing sites and apps.

    100% go for WP.. nothing else..

    When I started online back on 06, i learned Joomla.. but when I made the switch in 08 to WP.. I wish I had done it earlier..

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jacobjohn
    Everyone has their favorite, but I say Wordpress. I have tried both and wordpress is the best. It is easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidjob
    I think wordpress is better than wix. Because lots of theme and developer available for it. Also it is SEO friendly and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Word Press is the go to website builder, the amount of themes, Plug-ins and customization options are tremendous. If you find it difficult to use you could just have a WP built for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author RjMaan
    I like Wordpress because it has a lot of useful stuff and plug-ins which are very useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    I would rather pick wordpress over wix. There are many plugins, many themes that are available for wordpress sites. You may even develop your own plugins and themes for that platform. I don't know if this is possible on wix. Just from a control/independence perspective it seems to me that Wordpress is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Wix doesn't let you look under the hood, so a lot of things are hard or impossible if you want to change too far from the template. Plus, it works against you with onpage SEO. But, if you don't want to change code too much (they do let you ad some code to pages but not the core) and you like the look and don't care that much about SEO, WIX is just as good as WordPress. Never tried to export a Wix site but I imagine it would be hard (based on interaction with them).

    Oh, there is no number to call for support, just messages and knowledge articles.

    Overall, I did not like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kent Hopkins
    Yep or you could use WP with a page builder like BeaverBuilder. I am loving it personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrownMason
    Only WP. I think it much better then Wix
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  • Profile picture of the author Dah1r6
    WP is honestly better for a couple of reasons. The customisability and plugin support is second to none, and for a small website/ blog, is key.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    WIX is only useful as a Secont Tier website 2.0 for backlinks to the Tier 1 which is the money site.

    Do you think it's serious to build a company website with pre-made website for newbie?

    Wordpress is the gold standard for most of the websites: there is a reason. Use it and don't get mess with WIX, even if it seems more easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigfriendly
    Thanks so much for all the input from everyone. I did decide to stick with Wordpress and have already got the ball rolling. Thanks again

    ROLL TIDE!!!
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  • I thing you should stick with WP as it is one of the most flexible content management system and as you have enough knowledge on it, you shouldn't take help from wix as wix is not much good option than WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author jennifer ty
    Wix vs WordPress is not an easy decision, especially if you are starting off with building websites.

    The last thing you want to do is commit a lot of time and energy to building a website, then finding out that you have to re-build it again because you picked the wrong website builder.

    Both Wix and WordPress are good website builders, and the differences between Wix and WordPress is fairly significant.
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    WP advantages:
    1.Dynamic theme.
    2.Easy to customize.
    3.Available.
    4.A lot of developer.
    5.Maintenance is easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author romon132
    Wix vs WordPress. Wix plans cover hosting, themes and free extensions. But the price can go up if you need to install a paid application from the Wix app market. WordPress is free, and the cost will depend on how many plugins you need, your hosting provider, whether you need a premium theme and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author WPServant
    This should answer a few questions for those who can be bothered: WIX is based on WordPress. Go figure! https://venturebeat.com/2016/10/28/w...h-stolen-code/
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasMeyers
    From my limited perspective Wix is a template based platform where worpress is an open-source platform. With Wix you can have a good looking website up in minutes but it will be limited to the template structure. Wordpress you can create anything. If your not very good with it stick to a simple theme like "twenty-seventeen" this way you can easily edit your pages from the dash. Good luck and don't give up.
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    Welcome, I hope what I posted up there helped you. Good to chat with warrior legends, rising stars and forum newbies. Tom

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  • Profile picture of the author acquafire
    Definitely wordpress for the long run. Lots more capabilities in terms of plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Littly
    Hi, dear! To tell the truth, i can't give you fully objective answer, because i was using just WP, but i like it for one hundred percent!
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  • Huge fan of wix, quite simple and easy to use even for someone with no knowledge of creating a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    Have used wordpress all this years so cannot comment on wix, for my usage wordpress is fine for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author dylansmith22
    I'm using WordPress bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgas
    Definitely go for Wordpress. Get your own domain, a cheap hosting and start like that.
    If you want to save money go to ThemeForest and buy a nice template (you'll have it for around 50$).

    Of course, there's a bit of a learning curve, but it will pay off over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    The OP posted several days ago that he's decided to stay with WordPress.

    Anyone still wanting to discuss the pros and cons can visit the Website Design forum:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/website...r-opinion.html
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