Wix 2020 Review

Update: 2 July 2020

Wix is one of the most popular "all-in-one" website builders but is it still worth it in 2020? Wix has a lot of stunning features that will allow you to create the best and most beautiful websites you can. People have chosen to create their websites with the platform for over 10 years. There is so much you can do with Wix like selling online or sending professional emails, but most importantly, building websites. They have millions of successful clients leaving you to believe that they are reliable and that you can count on them. In this review, I will cover basically all of the services that they provide and what it will cost you.



Founders

Wix was founded by Avishai Abrahami, Giora Kaplan, and Nadav Abrahami back in 2006.

Product Cost

Wix offers a free account which is limited. The free account will also display Wix ads at the top and the bottom of your site. You can build any amount of websites with the free version.

Wix Website Premium Plans

Price ranges from $4.50 to $24.50 per month.

The benefits of the Premium plan:

  • The ability to connect your own domain.
  • Removes all Wix advertising.
  • Extra bandwidth and Storage.
  • When you cancel your Wix premium plan, your site will return to the Wix free version. They will never destroy or delete your sites and you will still have full access to your websites.
Business and eCommerce plans

Prices range from $17 to $35 per month.


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Website Builder

Wix Editor - You can either start from scratch or you can choose a designer-made template. It also features a drag-and-drop tool to make it easier for you to create the website you want.

Wix ADI - Now I know some of us do not really want to or do not have the time to create a website. Not to worry, with Wix ADI, you only have to answer a few questions and you will have a running website created just for you.

Corvid by Wix - Create, deploy and manage your next website, with Corvid, the latest in computer technology, providing you with server-less computing, and hassle-free coding. Total and absolute creative freedom. Features include the following:

  • Open Platform
  • IDE and DevOps
  • Rapid Visual Front-End Design
  • Production-Grade Runtime
  • Unified Database Management
  • Business and Marketing Tools

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Professional Features

Manage your website all from one place with professional web features. These features include:

  • SSL Certificate
  • Wix Chat
  • Contact Management
  • Free Hosting
  • Social Tools
  • Member Login
  • Analytics
  • Custom Domain Name
  • Professional Mailbox

Manage and Grow Your Online Business

Wix Stores offers you about 6 different features to help you get the beautiful storefront that you want and to help you manage it. You also get different payment methods, the ability to ship your products worldwide, and the ability to offer your customers great deals with coupons and discounts.

Wix Booking gives you the ability to, have people book your services, do secure online payments and deposits, provide private and group services, sync your Wix calendar with your google calendar, send auto email reminders, and manage everything from your phone.

Wix Blog allows you to keep track of your blog and manage it. You can also add writers to grow your blog.


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Wix music gives you the ability to showcase all of your music and albums using a customizable music player. You can also let fans listen, then share and/or buy your music directly from your site. You can even view stats like which songs are played, the most, or which ones sell the most.

Wix Photography allows you to protect your images with a watermark and password so others can not just use them. You can also sharpen and better your image quality and then display them in over 30 galleries.

With Wix Video you can load videos from anywhere, YouTube, Facebook, and more. You can even create and customize your own showcase and sell, rent, or offer subscriptions to your channel.

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Use Wix Events to create and customize invites, manage RSVP’s, edit info, add new guests, view replies, make a price, and sell your tickets directly from your site.

Wix Restaurants give you the ability to create or customize menus and give customers the ability to order food or book tables online.


Wix - Additional Features

Features for Promoting - You can now drive traffic to your websites with professional tools, and boost engagement so you can see how people behave when visiting your site.

Domains - You can choose from the most popular domain extensions like .com or .net and so many more. You will receive a voucher for a one-year free domain when you sign up for one of the yearly premium plans.

You can furthermore, set up a custom email address to up your professional credit once you have finished setting up your own domain.


Web Apps - Wix has hundreds of Web Apps and I will list a few, not all, seeing as I do not really want this review to look like a grocery list.

  • Site Booster
  • Events Calendar
  • Wix Hit Counter
  • Cookie Alert And so much more.

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Hosting - You will receive free, reliable hosting for your website the moment you sign up, no matter if you choose the free account or the premium.

Professional Email - Use G Suite through Wix to create and manage a custom Email for your website.

Wix SEO - The Wix SEO Wiz provides everything you will need to set up the best SEO for your site. This will include a keyword analyzer, personalized plan, step by step guides and so much more.

Editor X - The most advanced editor offered by Wix, giving the ability to create and customize with precise precision.

Templates - Wix offers you thousands of templates to choose from when building your website, starting with business templates to fashion and beauty. If you want it, Wix almost certainly has it.

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Logo Creator -Are you in need of a logo? Well, you can create one with Wix. The Wix Logo Creator allows you to create a professional logo online. In order to do so, you only have to answer a few questions and you will get a design perfect for you.

e-Commerce - Create and customize your store to fit your ideas. It is simple, just choose one of the hundreds of designer templates, change and modify it to perfection with easy drag and drop tools, and you are set to go. You do not even need any tech knowledge. Your store will be automatically optimized for all devices, including mobile phones.

Wix - Pros


Wix has the most innovative drag and drop tools for their website builder, ensuring you have the best experience with their product.

Another upside, they seem to always come up with new innovative ideas and features, making sure that their product grows along with you.

Wix has a page, specially set aside for new customization features like video backgrounds and the 3D animated effect called “parallax scrolling”.

They do have a free version for those on a limited budget who wants to test the builder before spending money.

They have outdone themselves with the templates.

You can add animations to your site.

They have a boatload of apps.

They offer you backups.

14 Day money-back guarantee.

Help is offered on basically all the features, for instance, almost all of the features in the template editor have a help button that will open a related article with just a single click.


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Cons

You cannot change the template once you have chosen one.

They do not offer blogging apps.

Websites can only be created from a laptop or PC.

Their support is not even average and needs some serious work.

There have been complaints about Wix having trouble with payout.


Final Word

Not in the mood for the technical challenge of working with code? The Wix editor makes it super easy for newbies to build a great looking website that performs well with the easy drag and drop editor. It only takes a couple of days to familiarize yourself with the dashboard. Keep in mind, the platform is free for as long as you want, but if you need more features like priority support or your own domain name, you will need to upgrade to one of the premium plans. On the upside, the cheapest plan is only about $11 a month, which is more than affordable in my opinion.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some complaints about payouts is a complete understatement. I was with them for two years, then a few months ago they updated their site, and since then it has been a disaster. First, their support is a joke the second I have not been able to get a payout since. It is always the same excuse, "You have breached the terms and conditions, and so we have frozen your account. I never had these problems before.
I closed my account with them and moved to Site123 about Three months ago. They helped me set up my website and everything. I have not had any problems with them so far. I would rather recommend them instead.