Hey there, this is Brad from Firstsiteguide.com. In this video, we’ll be comparing WordPress and Wix. While both can help you get your website online, they differ quite a bit in functions and features. So we’ll go through those together so you can decide which one is right for you.
If you’re ready, let’s get started. So first off, there are many ways to get a new website or a blog online these days. Back when the Internet first became popular, your only options were learn how to code yourself or to pay a bunch of money to someone who knew how. Over time, the need for blogging platforms, Content Management Systems, and website builders has grown. However, all of them have different learning curves and features so it’s important to understand which is best for you to use upfront.
WordPress is an open source platform which you can utilize to put together either a website or a blog. They have thousands of free themes to choose from that will help you adjust the look and feel of your new blog to fit your unique style. WordPress also has thousands of free plugins available to help add and remove different kinds of functions and features.
Wix is primarily a customizable website builder with a variety of templates to choose from. The good news is these templates are simple, and can fit great for an online store, a blog, your portfolio of your work, and more. Once inside the dashboard, the customized features are drag and drop which allows you to make changes easily on the fly.
Now like I was mentioning a moment ago, the features in templates on Wix are quite easy to use but as soon as you start selecting a certain style, the system automatically limits the features available. While this makes setup easier, it can make customizing harder so you may not end up with exactly the type of page or look you prefer.
With WordPress, the setup and learning curve might be a little steeper but with a little bit of research, WordPress is just as easy to set up and even easier to customize once you get a feel for the plugins, the way the appearance tabs works, and the way the dashboard functions. It’s also a much more intuitive platform to blog on since it’s set up for you right after installation. All you have to do is adjust the theme, set a few settings, and you’re good to go.
As a matter of fact, we have a full free guide on how to start your own WordPress blog easily and affordably today. Just hop on over to Firstsiteguide.com to get started. We’d also be happy to help you out with any questions you might have. Take care and enjoy starting your new blog.