Welcome to our review of the Wix Website Builder. You may have heard of Wix while you were watching the Super Bowl this year. They premiered their "It's That Easy" commercial with a handful of NFL legends. An impressive 60 million websites have already been created with Wix giving a home to portfolios, online stores, restaurants and a whole lot more. The basic version of Wix is free, if you need more features, you can upgrade to one of their premium plans.
Their e-commerce plan allows you to run an online store powered by Wix. For more information on this, please have a look at our detailed Wix online store review. Here's a sample website we created with the free version of Wix: A modern one-page layout with a sticky header and some cool scrolling behavior. You can either pick a design from Wix's palette or start completely from scratch, not a single line of coding is needed to create such a website. The editor reminds us a little bit of Photoshop in that it gives you plenty of freedom.
You can add an element from the sidebar and then by clicking on it, you can edit it to suit your own needs, change fonts or rearrange elements. Editing images is also very convenient because you don't need any additional photo-editing software. You can crop and resize your images or change the brightness as you wish. You can add a blog with just one click, right click on a post to edit or add a new blog post. The process is like writing an article in typical text-editing software, it's not fancy but it's functional.
Keep in mind that only 1 editor can contribute articles. Should you need a function like a comment option or an event calendar that is not available on the editor, simply go to the Wix App Market. Chances are that you will find what you need there, here you can see some examples. Now let's take a look at the SEO settings, these settings are very important to search engines such as Google or Bing. As you can see, you can add information like page title or a description.
Don't forget to add some alt texts to your pictures, they help to describe your images and contribute to your SEO rankings. Though the URLs look somewhat strange, your website will get perfectly indexed. However, we would have loved to be able to change URL names manually. As Google is not a big fan of slow sites, use photos and animations wisely to avoid long loading times. When we're done we click on "Save" and preview everything, you can test the behavior of your website and your mobile version.
Finally, we click on "Publish", this is our live website now. The great thing about Wix is that the editor gives you a lot of creative freedom. We loved the choice of modern templates but we also appreciate that you can build your own website from scratch like we did for this video. The Wix App Market gives you even more flexibility to enrich your website with many additional features. We are a little bit disappointed that you can't switch your template afterwards with a single click, you will completely lose your content.
Also, we think that the online store shouldn't be limited exclusively to the e-commerce plan as it is quite pricey. The blog is very basic, we don't consider it a sophisticated solution for blogging purposes. Now that you know the ins and outs of Wix, it's up to you to decide whether you want to give it a go. We recommend it in particular for a visual website whose purpose is to impress its visitors. Wix is not perfect but it's that easy.
In case you're still not sure if Wix's Website Builder is the right choice for you, you will find a comparison chart of different providers at WebsiteToolTester.com and if you found this video useful, we'd be very happy to receive a thumbs up in the comment. Thanks for watching. .
Find a more detailed Wix review here:
Wix is the biggest website builder out there, used by more than 100m creators. But is it any good? This video shows you the strengths and weaknesses of the Wix website builder.
0:41 Example Website
1:29 Adding a blog
1:50 Wix App Market
2:03 SEO settings
2:43 Preview Mobile Website
2:57 Conclusion – Pros and Cons
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