Blogging is a bit of a trial and error type of thing. If you’re well into your blogging journey, just think about how often you’ve switched from one site to another. Think about the money you wasted because you realized after that something just wasn’t for you. It can be a lot. There are tons of websites out there to use as your blogging platform, but I think the ones that I see people talk about the most are WordPress and Wix. Two websites going head to head for battle! Well, not really, but still.
I probably went on every website Google suggested to me, but nothing suited me until I met WordPress. I started on WordPress, but I wasn’t completely sold because I had the free account at the time and I am WAY too picky for those sad options I was given. Now, I did make some magic, but I luckily was a Tumblr user prior so I knew how to make a page look good. Regardless, I strayed to find something better…then I found it…Wix! I loved it when I was creating my site. I had so many options and I even made the prettiest site, but I ended up not making the switch because I just couldn’t do without the scheduling option. Yep, one little thing made me not go through with switching. It may have been one thing, but it really does matter.
As new bloggers are filling the community, there are choices to be made as far as what website to use for your blog. Today, I decided to just showcase comparisons between WordPress and Wix for anyone debating between the two.
- Broad functionality
- Has main features such as a commenting section
- Ability to schedule your posts
- A lot more flexible
- Better to use for ecommerce
- Good for SEO
- Plugin needed to create an online store
- Not a wide variety of template options for the free or premium plans
- A little more complex to use
- Expensive plans
- All in one website builder (perfect for beginners)
- No coding required
- Has ecommerce plan with sale features
- Wider range of templates
- better security on apps
- Also good for SEO
- Cheaper plans
- Doesn’t have the scheduling feature
- No comment section or readers have to take extra steps to comment
- Not as many plugin options
There are many more differences, but these are just a few I put. You, of course, can do more research to figure out in the end what’s best for you. There are also plenty of other websites out there as well, so don’t just limit yourself to these two.
What are your thoughts? Which do you think is best?