Wix review | Wix allows you to build a website for free

 

 

Wix allows you to build a website for free. With over 38 Million users they are sure doing something right.

 

With Wix you start out by selecting a category – anything from online shop to photography – and then choose a template from the choices presented (but make sure it’s one you want to stick with as they currently don’t support the changing of the template).

If you do decide you want to change, you will need to build a new site.

There are a lot of templates to choose from and they are very nice looking.

Backgrounds, colors and fonts of the templates can easily be changed under the Design tab.

Once you select your template you are instantly taken to the Wix editor which is powerful and simple to use.

The editor is a WYSIWYG style editor and you simply click on the elements you want to change.

Click on the title to edit the title. Click on an image to change an image. Very straightforward and very easy.

 

THE GOOD / 

THE BAD / 

  • Lots of templates to choose from
  • Broad list of categories to get you started
  • Standard WYSIWYG editor
  • Once template selected, you are unable to change it
  • Source code isn’t accessable

 

 

THE BOTTOMLINE /

A SOLID performer and deserves a look for anyone wanting to get online quickly.


 

The beauty of the Wix platform is that every template is fully populated. You can see how it’s going to look before you do a thing.

All you need to do, is change out the dummy content for your own. The domain name structure by default is username.wix.com/yoursite1.

You can easily purchase custom domain names for your site directly through the Wix interface.

You can add extra functionality to your site via the Wix App Market.

Hundreds of plugins are available for you to extend the functionality of your site as well.

Everything from shopping carts and Facebook Comments to video and slide galleries.

Some Apps (shopping carts) are only available with paid plans.

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing starts at free and is a great way for you to kick the Wix tires.

Paid plans start at $6.90/mo and go up to $29.90/mo and include premium support. There are substantial discounts for paying yearly.

Support is available contextually with follow along video tutorials.

I love this because whenever you get stuck or have a question, the specific tutorial is right there.

Premium users have Priority Call Back and Instant Response – they will even do a site review for you!

Another outstanding feature is you can easily create a mobile version of your site!

 

 

 

 

Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page 

Wix is a  publishing platform that helps you design and create websites, Facebook pages and mobile sites with just a few clicks.

Users can choose between customizing one of Wix’ free website- templates or creating a new website from scratch.

 

 

 

Specifications  
Best Monthly Value: $12.42/mo paid annually
Contract: No
Website Add-ons: eCommerce, Analytics, Facebook Comments, Contact Forms, Marketing Tools, Google Maps, etc.
Template Selection: Tons to choose from
Design Flexibility: Very 
Responsive Themes: Yes 
eCommerce: Yes 
Ease of Use:   Simple

 

 

Wix offers hundreds of  templates designed to cater to a wide variety of business and personal website categories including: business, eCommerce, photography, design, fashion, music, and art.

All Wix websites are search engine friendly and can use both an HTML5 as well as a Flash website builder.

Wix simple drag n’ drop interface, creating, customizing, and updating websites only takes a few mouse clicks – no coding or design skills are needed.

They also offer 24/7 support in addition to demo videos to help you get started.