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What are you using? WordPress, Wix or other Website Builder

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mark Lovett, Mar 4, 2018.

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    Technology changes so quickly, so on occasion I'll take a break from building sites with WordPress and check out what the rest of the planet is using to build their online lead generating business sites.

    Wix recently caught my attention when I found out that it has over 100 million users now! Is it sneaking up on WordPress?

    So I did some research, and wrote my thoughts in this article, WordPress vs Wix | How to build a great website in 2018.

    Hoping to get some feedback from the Web community, and would appreciate it very much if you will share your experience and thoughts on the topic?
    SEMrush
     
    Mark Lovett, Mar 4, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Self-hosted WordPress for the little ones, cakePHP for the big ones and BuzzTouch for the apps with cake as the backend.
     
    sarahk, Mar 4, 2018 IP
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    I currently use WordPress. For me, I feel as though you need to download an immense amount of plugins for WordPress to be successful. (Want to increase your site speed? Download a plugin. Want to increase loading time? Download a plugin, etc.). But then again, I may be bias because I have not used Wix before - although I am not against it!
     
    dlassociates, Mar 6, 2018 IP
  4. JoeGrey

    JoeGrey Greenhorn

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    Wordpress for me too. Tried using Wix many years ago and it is quite limited in what you can do. It is great for a simple local business, but for other stuff like blogging, ecommerce, classifieds etc., Wordpress probably has much better themes and options.
     
    JoeGrey, Mar 9, 2018 IP
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    I have been on that wordpress train since the b2 days
     
    Richard Justin, Mar 21, 2018 IP
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    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    Wordpress. Although Drupal and other CMS scripts may be comparable, I personally have not found anything better than a self-hosted Wordpress site.
     
    usasportstraining, Mar 24, 2018 IP
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    bxqzblog Greenhorn

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    I spent so much time getting accustomed to wordpress that my brain refuses to accept anything else. Probably a protection mechanism :)
     
    bxqzblog, Mar 24, 2018 IP
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    Zirkon Kalti Well-Known Member

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    Wix is for making website for shops that have a physical location.
     
    Zirkon Kalti, Mar 24, 2018 IP
  9. ShortGuyzRule

    ShortGuyzRule Member

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    Self-hosted Wordpress (ORG) all the way - Wix is FAR too limited in to many (of the most important!) ways...

    For example:

    When choosing a theme for your Wix site, you better be 100% CERTAIN that that theme is PRECISELY the theme you want for your site, and that you will NEVER change your mind....because if you DO change your mind down the road, and decide your site would be better served with a different theme (or they come out with one you like better later on), it would require an entire site rebuild...every stitch of content - the navigation system, graphics, text, comments/replies - everything - would have to be MANUALLY re-built on the new theme, as it doesn't allow you to "switch themes" per se...

    The Code is proprietary - HARDCORE proprietary... meaning that it's also Not Portable...They have you by the "short and curly's" so to speak - you can't export your site (even if you're paying for it), and it won't work on any other server/host/platform.....If one day they suddenly decide they're going to raise their prices 10-fold and eliminate the free plan altogether, your options would literally be pay them or lose your site and all of the data... (other website builders have "proprietary" code, but not to this extent - for example Weebly allows you to export your site data to be migrated to a different platform/host, and you CAN convert weebly to WP...AND you can change the theme on weebly and most other builders without recreating the site)

    BECAUSE the code is so aggressively proprietary - it's also EXTREMELY bloated, creating slow loading times (which is bad for visitors and BAD for SEO)

    EXPENSIVE - to get rid of WIX Ads, you have to be on at least the $8/mo plan last I checked....and that's still very limited of a plan....$8 x 12mo = $96/yr x 5yrs = $480 5 year cost as opposed to: 1 Droplet VPS Hosting With Digital Ocean $5/mo x 12mo = $60/yr x 5 = $300 or 24-7host.com Shared Hosting $2.49/mo, $30/yr, $150 5yr cost

    Recap Of 5YRS Cost:
    WiX Basic: $480
    Digital Ocean VPS Hosting: $300
    247-host Shared Hosting: $150

    The list goes on....
     
    ShortGuyzRule, Apr 4, 2018 IP
  10. Pamela Turns

    Pamela Turns Active Member

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    I've always use WP, as for me it's more convenient and very user friendly among any others.
     
    Pamela Turns, Apr 4, 2018 IP
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    I have always use Word Press it is very useful for make website, so I feel as though you ought to download an immense amount of plugins for WordPress to be successful
    and Wix is also better for website.
    Regards.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 4, 2018
    Daniel Dixon, Apr 4, 2018 IP
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    knowledgeherald Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Blogger but lately find it has limitations.
     
    knowledgeherald, Apr 5, 2018 IP
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    JoeSpirit Active Member

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    I've used WP for a number of years and like it with the exception of the number of plugins I normally end up using.

    Currently, I'm in the process of building a new funnel and decided to give Mobirise a try. It's a free site builder in its basic form and they monetize by selling add-ons (though I haven't found a required need for any of those as yet). So far I'm liking the software. It looks like it will satisfy my needs.
     
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    Pay Per Call Plugin Member

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    I've tried all of them and WP is the way to go in my opinion. Mostly because there are so many users and contributors. You can find a theme for just about anything and plugins that will do virtually anything. Yoou can also develop your own plugins and turn a nice mobile friendly WP site into something much more. For example we created a pay per call wordpress plugin and we have some people making over $500 daily from it.
     
    Pay Per Call Plugin, Apr 5, 2018 IP
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    Plugging your plugin?
     
    JoeSpirit, Apr 6, 2018 IP
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    I've used a stand alone Wordpress sites personally for many years and have directed some clients to use it if/when they need a good content driven website. In the past I've also used Joomla, briefly as well.
     
    LenKaiser, Apr 13, 2018 IP
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    I have been using self hosted wordpress for over a decade.
     
    Ant-Lion, Apr 16, 2018 IP
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    Wordpress. I think is it the best thing, especially if you have a blog:)
     
    Eduard Berg, Apr 26, 2018 IP
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    weblium.com. I have my own little store of things, I really wanted to make a website for it, so these guys were just a find for me, everything was quickly and efficiently.
     
    GGeorge, Oct 31, 2018 IP
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    ChrisBa Well-Known Member

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    A tad old, but I use self hosted wordpress.
     
    ChrisBa, Nov 5, 2018 IP