Wix Overview

What is Wix?

Wix is a website building and publishing platform which helps users create professional websites exactly the way they want, with a drag and drop website builder, designer-made templates, and more. Wix offers users a few different ways to build their site, including Wix Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), Wix Editor, and Wix Code, depending on whether the user is creating a site for the first time or a pro.

Wix ADI allows users to build a unique site with professional text, images and more, while Wix Editor gives users design freedom with advanced functionality and easy drag and drop. Wix Code enables users to create state-of-the-art sites & apps. Essential Wix essential features include simple drag and drop, mobile-friendly optimization, custom domain names, and one-pager websites, as well as beautiful blogs, social buttons and online stores. Users can manage site design with templates, an image editor, and high-resolution stock images, plus video backgrounds, and more.

Wix supports a range of business tools including site analytics, an SEO wizard, and personalized mailbox, as well as communication and financial tools. Email marketing technology allows users to create, send and share emails about sales, new products, services or events easily. Wix also offers different support options like a 24/7 help center, knowledge base, video tutorials and walkthroughs, and phone calls.

Wix Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free
Connect Domain: €4.50/month
Combo: €8.50/month
Unlimited: €12.50/month
eCommerce: €16.50/month
VIP: €24.50/month


Wix Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and 3 others, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

Add pages to website
Manage SEO settings
Add an image to a gallery
Build a personalized website complete with professional text, images, and more
Use the Wix Editor to customize text
Set up database collections, build content rich websites, or add custom forms
Wix video Wix screenshot: Add pages to website Wix screenshot: Manage SEO settings Wix screenshot: Add an image to a gallery Wix screenshot: Build a personalized website complete with professional text, images, and more Wix screenshot: Use the Wix Editor to customize text Wix screenshot: Set up database collections, build content rich websites, or add custom forms

Wix Reviews

Wix Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
2806

Very good
1760

Average
607

Poor
90

Terrible
49

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
86% recommended this app
Emeka O.

An Awesome Website Builder

I use wix to build my business website. Considering that it is free to use, I didn't have to spend any budget to get my business website done. I also didn't have to pay website developers as all I needed to get things done were available on the Wix platform.


Verified Reviewer

User Friendly Product!

Overall, Wix is my favorite web page. As someone who doesn't know HTML and CSS, Wix makes creating a customizable and unique site easy. The stock photos are also a great touch and add sophistication to any website.


Jeffrey G.

Wix - ease of designing professional website

Used WIX to design my first website, but at the end of the day used WordPress when went to "market" as more options and consultant was more familiar with WordPress. .


Andrea C.

Wix: Not as good as WordPress... arguably better than SquareSpace (that's right. I said it!)

I have designed two websites with Wix. I am extremely pleased with how one website looks and with the email campaigns that have been super easy to set up and send out. That client needed a beautiful site and email functionality. Wix was cost effective for this purpose and she is able to make minor changes even though she is not tech-savvy. My other client needed shopping cart functionality and already had his site made at Wix. I made the site look nicer and loaded all of his items into the cart... but Wix could not handle the size of the store. The site works and looks great, but he had to use Shopify for his purposes. Overall, I choose WordPress because, as a designer, I need 100% functionality and the ability to do anything my clients need. Out of the box, Wix can't do some of these custom things. But I have no problem recommending Wix as the CMS to use when you are not a designer and you can't afford SquareSpace (nor should you use Squarespace because, despite SqSp marketing, a developer is required for simple changes). I am not a fan of Squarespace. So! Use Wix if WordPress is too big of a beast. :)


Sandesh B.

Website in minutes

I had the best experience with Wix. I am building an e-commerce store for document preparation and will launch soon. But till now I have seen Wix being so friendly and easy to use. I had an awesome experience in building my portfolio and website with Wix.

I would highly recommend this website builder to a beginner friend of mine!! Without a miss!!


Emeka O.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

An Awesome Website Builder

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019-12-29
Review Source: Capterra

I use wix to build my business website. Considering that it is free to use, I didn't have to spend any budget to get my business website done. I also didn't have to pay website developers as all I needed to get things done were available on the Wix platform.

Pros

Wix is a drag and drop website builder. There are many reasons for which I love Wix, among them include:

1. Free to Use: Wix is a free to use website builder. It is one of the most widely used Content Management Systems (CMS). Despite the fact that Wix is a free software, it can be used to build a stunning website.

2. Free domain name and free hosting: Wix provides users with a free domain name, and also a free hosting on which to build their desired websites.

3. Availability of templates: Wix have templates available, and I only had to choose a desired template to get started.

4. Easy learning curve: I'm tempted to say that Wix have no, or a straight (linear) learning curve as one can get started immediately after creating an account on Wix. This was amazing for me.

5. Availability of sections: Wix webpages can be built in sections. This make it easy to design and edit a page.

6. Responsiveness: Wix pages are mobile responsive. By this I never had to bother about how to make my website responsive for visitors who are using mobile devices to access it. Wix automatically creates a mobile responsive version, and the final outlook of a page on mobile can be previewed while still designing the page.

Cons

It's very hard to point out anything I don't like about Wix. All the while I've been using Wix, it'd been a pleasurable experience.

The only problem I have with Wix is the cost of the premium version. I consider the premium version to be expensive for a beginner who is looking to operate on a lean budget.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

User Friendly Product!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Wix is my favorite web page. As someone who doesn't know HTML and CSS, Wix makes creating a customizable and unique site easy. The stock photos are also a great touch and add sophistication to any website.

Pros

I love how the themes were so easily customizable! I've used dozens of web developers but Wix is easily my favorite. You can select a theme from a catalog of beautifully designed themes and add/remove whatever you want. The designers made developing a beautiful, original, and personalized site easy and effortless. The stock photos made available are also awesome!

Cons

I don't have much to complain about. But if I had to something, I would say what I like least about this software is the how difficult it is to undo progress from previous sessions. I wish I could reload older versions of my webpage.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jeffrey G.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: Self Employed

Wix - ease of designing professional website

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

Used WIX to design my first website, but at the end of the day used WordPress when went to "market" as more options and consultant was more familiar with WordPress. .

Pros

The customization of designing a professional website is very easy. You can easily see how the website can pull up on desktop browser and mobile devices is very user friendly.

Ability of adding additional pages and features is easy. Security was impressive and adding HTTPS was easy.

Ability to buy images was simple and there were many free and premium images you can buy.

Cons

didnt have any negatives on Wix. Easily created a site. having the ability to see on device was great but with so many mobile devices and sizes there are alot of variables. The analytical tools using Constant contact were good, but what we were able to do with WordPress was better.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andrea C.
Industry: Design
Company size: Self Employed

Wix: Not as good as WordPress... arguably better than SquareSpace (that's right. I said it!)

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

I have designed two websites with Wix. I am extremely pleased with how one website looks and with the email campaigns that have been super easy to set up and send out. That client needed a beautiful site and email functionality. Wix was cost effective for this purpose and she is able to make minor changes even though she is not tech-savvy. My other client needed shopping cart functionality and already had his site made at Wix. I made the site look nicer and loaded all of his items into the cart... but Wix could not handle the size of the store. The site works and looks great, but he had to use Shopify for his purposes. Overall, I choose WordPress because, as a designer, I need 100% functionality and the ability to do anything my clients need. Out of the box, Wix can't do some of these custom things. But I have no problem recommending Wix as the CMS to use when you are not a designer and you can't afford SquareSpace (nor should you use Squarespace because, despite SqSp marketing, a developer is required for simple changes). I am not a fan of Squarespace. So! Use Wix if WordPress is too big of a beast. :)

Pros

Wix is easy to use. It is a WYSIWYG CMS that handles everything from design to email campaigns to shopping carts. It features a number of different styles of photo galleries and offers a large range of word processor-style copy options (compared to Squarespace). Dragging padding is easy, searching for high-quality photos and videos (provided by Wix) is easy. Font options are plenty. Wix allows you to upload your own photos, which are stored in an image gallery for easy selection throughout the design process (Squarespace does not have an image gallery which means you have to upload the same image multiple times whenever you need it which is extremely slow and frustrating). Changes can be made per item per section allowing 100% customization (Squarespace applies changes globally and code is required for per-item changes). Wix is closer to WordPress than SquareSpace when it comes to being able to do whatever you want to do to get things exactly as you want them without using code. Wix uses plugins for added functionality (Squarespace does not have plugins available). For a beginner, Wix is a great CMS.

Cons

Wix is not WordPress. It is designed for beginners to make all of the basic things anyone needs as easy as drop and drag. But WordPress + Divi theme is the best choice if you aren't afraid of a little learning curve. Wix's shopping cart functionality is not powerful. I made a store with a few dozen choices that had a handful of options each. This crashed the cart. If you have a handful of items to sell, Wix would be fine. Otherwise, use Shopify.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Sandesh B.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: Self Employed

Website in minutes

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020-09-22
Review Source: Capterra

I had the best experience with Wix. I am building an e-commerce store for document preparation and will launch soon. But till now I have seen Wix being so friendly and easy to use. I had an awesome experience in building my portfolio and website with Wix.

I would highly recommend this website builder to a beginner friend of mine!! Without a miss!!

Pros

I love the build of this platform. First of all, they offer built-in hosting services which reduces the hiccups of external domination of other hosting services. Second, they provide custom email ID which boosts our business and portfolio.

They have an amazing workflow for creating portfolio, blog, e-commerce website and much more. The e-commerce platform they have is so secured and the payment gateways are so much optimised to be mobile-friendly and user friendly. So there will be no fear of getting hacked or bankrupt (of online stores).

Their portfolio options are so good. Above all, after the creation of any form of website, they provide a strong hosting service [third parties are not allowed - which is more trustworthy about Wix]. They provide a mail base to keep up with our business or manage website.

Wix can be upgraded at a much affordable cost compared to other websites. It requires no coding experience, which I love the most! All these are the facts which I love about Wix.

Cons

There are not much points which I like the least about Wix but I do have one issue about their domain subscriptions. It is always good to buy domains from other domain registries but not preferably from Wix.

Because wix may give customized web domains but the pricing may increase at any point of time and inevitably we have to pay that. No fixed price for purchased domains.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
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Wix Pricing

Wix Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free
Connect Domain: €4.50/month
Combo: €8.50/month
Unlimited: €12.50/month
eCommerce: €16.50/month
VIP: €24.50/month

Free
Connect Domain: €4.50/month
Combo: €8.50/month
Unlimited: €12.50/month
eCommerce: €16.50/month
VIP: €24.50/month

Value for Money
4.3/5
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Wix Features

Wix Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Wix

Additional information for Wix

Key features of Wix

  • ACH payment processing
  • API
  • Accounting management
  • Appointment management
  • Automatic greetings & response messages
  • Automatic notifications
  • Blog management
  • Booking management
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Chat
  • Commenting
  • Communication tools
  • Contact management
  • Content management
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Customer history
  • Customizable templates
  • Design management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email distribution
  • Email marketing
  • Event triggered actions
  • Event triggered email
  • Financial tools
  • Fonts management
  • Forms management
  • Google maps
  • HTML5 technology
  • Header tag override
  • Image editor
  • Invoices
  • Knowledge base
  • Live updates
  • Logo maker
  • Member forums
  • Mobile friendly
  • Mobile resize
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple payment methods
  • One-pager websites
  • Online booking integration
  • Online forums
  • Order tracking
  • Personal domain
  • Preview functionality
  • Product catalog
  • Product catalog integration
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Real time notifications
  • Reservations management
  • SEO management
  • SSL security
  • Sales tax management
  • Search bar
  • Shipping management
  • Smart actions
  • Social advertising
  • Social media integration
  • Social media management
  • Social plugins
  • Social sharing
  • Stock image library
  • Subscriber management
  • Support center 24/7
  • Text pinning
  • Third party integration
  • Vertical menu
  • Video management
  • Visitor tracking
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website analytics
  • Website integration
  • Website management
  • Wix learning center
  • eCommerce integration

Benefits

  • Advanced HTML5 Technology: Wix is the only drag and drop website editor that offers users HTML5 capabilities.

  • Hundreds of Designs: Perfect both for business website and a personal portfolio.

  • Customizable: Change colors, text, backgrounds, pics & more to create a unique site.

  • Top Grade Hosting: Wix is dedicated to providing users with the best, most reliable hosting, 100% free.

  • Mobile. Facebook. Blog: All users need in one place. Create websites, mobile sites, Facebook pages & blogs too.

  • Wix FAQs

    Wix FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Wix.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wix offer?

    Wix offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €4.50/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free Connect Domain: €4.50/month Combo: €8.50/month Unlimited: €12.50/month eCommerce: €16.50/month VIP: €24.50/month

    Q. What are the main features of Wix?

    Wix offers the following features:

    • ACH payment processing
    • API
    • Accounting management
    • Appointment management
    • Automatic greetings & response messages
    • Automatic notifications
    • Blog management
    • Booking management
    • Calendar management
    • Campaign management
    • Chat
    • Commenting
    • Communication tools
    • Contact management
    • Content management
    • Credit card processing
    • Custom fields
    • Custom forms
    • Customer history
    • Customizable templates
    • Design management
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email distribution
    • Email marketing
    • Event triggered actions
    • Event triggered email
    • Financial tools
    • Fonts management
    • Forms management
    • Google maps
    • HTML5 technology
    • Header tag override
    • Image editor
    • Invoices
    • Knowledge base
    • Live updates
    • Logo maker
    • Member forums
    • Mobile friendly
    • Mobile resize
    • Multi-channel communication
    • Multi-language
    • Multiple payment methods
    • One-pager websites
    • Online booking integration
    • Online forums
    • Order tracking
    • Personal domain
    • Preview functionality
    • Product catalog
    • Product catalog integration
    • Ratings & reviews
    • Real time notifications
    • Reservations management
    • SEO management
    • SSL security
    • Sales tax management
    • Search bar
    • Shipping management
    • Smart actions
    • Social advertising
    • Social media integration
    • Social media management
    • Social plugins
    • Social sharing
    • Stock image library
    • Subscriber management
    • Support center 24/7
    • Text pinning
    • Third party integration
    • Vertical menu
    • Video management
    • Visitor tracking
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Website analytics
    • Website integration
    • Website management
    • Wix learning center
    • eCommerce integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Wix?

    Wix has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Wix support?

    Wix supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wix offer?

    Wix has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Wix support mobile devices?

    Wix supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Wix integrate with?

    Wix integrates with the following applications:

    Acuity Scheduling, Bitium, Bookedin, Bookeo, Constant Contact, HelpOnClick, LeadDyno, LiveChat, Mad Mimi, Zoho SalesIQ

    Q. What level of support does Wix offer?

    Wix offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials