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Building A New Website? WIX vs Wordpress

So you’re setting up a business and need a new website. Do you need to spend thousands having it built for you or if you’re going to build it yourself, do you need to know how to code?


Even if you’re a complete novice, platforms such as Wix can help you create great looking websites, but are they actually any good or will you be better off with the more advanced, but more complicated Wordpress?


Well…It all depends on the type of website you need….


Wix


Wix is a website builder with over 100 templates and easy drag and drop features, making it perfect if you need a simple and cost-effective website.


I’ve created a few sites over the years on Wix (including this very one!) and I love the simplicity of it. Their customer support is also pretty good too, should you have any problems.


A few years back, people would have to fork out hundreds or even thousands for their website, even very simple ones, and platforms like Wix have made it so that we can not only save a tonne of money, but we also have total control over our sites too, not having to send emails and wait days or even weeks for edits and updates.


Wix offer tools such as a PayPal button, live chat, online store and mobile optimization and you can get all of this for around £10 a month on one of their Premium plans, which is ridiculously good value.



Wordpress


If Wix and other web-building platforms are so great, why does anyone even bother with Wordpress anymore?


If you run a small business (beauty therapy, gardening, pet sitting etc) Wix will probably be the best option for you due to its ease of use and affordability.


However, it’s a different story if you’re planning on very large amounts of traffic for your website or complex systems.


Wordpress is more complicated to work with (you may need to hire a website designer to build it for you)) but if you need a powerful platform with complex databases and the capability to deal with potentially thousands of daily visitors, this will most definitely be the way to go.


Wordpress is not limited with themes in that any programmer can create custom ones using coding, depending on what you need building. They do also however, have a range of ready-made ones to choose from.


The cost of a Wordpress website can range from £100 to £10,000 or more depending on the type of website you need but if you are planning on building a huge affiliate site, complex database or a blog with 10k visitors a day, Wordpress is the more powerful and flexible option.


Wordpress powers more than 30% of the web, and it wouldn’t be that popular if not for good reason...

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