WORDPRESS VS WIX: Feature Set and Flexibility Compared!
- Wix. Wix is a versatile site builder that supports blogging (see our collection of Wix-based blogs) and eCommerce (check out our examples).
There are also many extensions that you can integrate into your website – Wix has a collection of various free and paid add-ons called App Market. Here are some examples: Holiday badges (free), Comments (free/premium), Events Calendar (free/premium), Live Chat Room (free/premium), Customer reviews (free/premium) and more.
These applications are as easy to install and manage as the builder itself. Some are developed by Wix, others are provided by third-party developers. et’s take a closer look at Wix’s in-house features:
eCommerce: multiple payment options, the ability to generate coupon codes, tax management, product options etc. Wix’s Commerce engine is designed for smaller shops.
Blogging: scheduled posts, featured posts, Facebook comments, blog archive and tag clouds.
Forum: from now you can create a simple forum (you can install it from Wix App Market) within your Wix website. Wisely managing it, you wiil receive your own website community, that sounds pretty nice.
Wix ShoutOut and Smart Actions. Your Wix website lets you easily gather information from your visitors as they interact with your site. All their info is automatically saved to the Contacts section in the dashboard.
You can use this info later to create Smart Actions by choosing triggers and assigning actions. For instance, you can set Smart Actions to invite new shoppers to redeem a coupon when a new user signs up to your newsletter.
Wix doesn’t open up the codes. They do have a ‘custom HTML’ widget, but they don’t provide full access to the site’s source code.
- WordPress. WordPress started as a blogging platform, but quickly developed from this single purpose and became a versatile program for creating various websites, from portfolios to webstores. This is possible thanks to numerous plug-ins which can add any kind of functionality to your site. There are social plugins, commenting systems, SEO packs, safety plugins and much more.
WordPress vs Wix. Balancing ease of use with complexity is difficult, so usually, the easier the tool, the less flexible it is. But this rule doesn’t apply to Wix. Today Wix gives you near-perfect combination of flexibility and ease-of-use that is harder to reach with using WordPress CMS.