Detailed review and my experience with Wix + tutorial on how to easily and without programming to create a website or blog for free.
Do you think you want to create your website with the help of the online web editor Wix? Maybe this tool is really the best solution for you.
What is Wix
Wix is a professional website design tool for beginners and advanced . This review will help you decide if this is the right tool for you.
According to many independent reviews, Wix is the best-rated online website editor that offers a comprehensive system for creating almost any website.
Need to create a new website in Wix? Need to graphically enhance šablón for your Wix website? Contact me and I will recommend a suitable Wix expert .
Simple and intuitive editor control, data protection against viruses, hundreds of beautiful editable šablón and a number of useful web applications make Wix the ideal solution for those who need to edit the content of their website on their own.
Those who have no experience in creating websites will certainly welcome the conveniences of Wix ADI (Artificial Design Intelligence) . To create a website with Wix ADI, you just need to answer a few questions about who you are and what you do. ADI will create a new website for you.
If you want to design the page yourself, you can create it using the Wix Editor. The Corvid platform is available to use advanced features.
For your interest: you can use the Wix logo maker tool to create a beautiful, professional-looking logo for your company or website.
For a better idea of what Wix is, I recommend watching this video:
Who is Wix a suitable solution for?
1. If you have not found a design-compliant Wordress šablón for your needs, which will allow you to publish everything you need and the structure in which you need it. Sometimes it is a big problem to find a suitable WP šablón for an existing image and text data structure, but with Wix you can create a šablón u, exactly what you need for your data .
2. If you are a procrastinator and have trouble updating WordPress and installed components immediately, you will be notified that you have to do so. You don’t have to worry about Wix updates because they are done autonomously.
3. If you need to change the content and graphics on individual pages of your website frequently , you don’t have time to wait for someone to do it for you, so you’d better do it yourself. Wix is as simple and intuitive as it can be. If you have mastered editing via Powerpoint, you will also be able to use this tool.
4. If you are not a skilled graphic designer and you have a Wix expert who can help you with major changes to the website, whether with graphic design šablóny or updating the content of your website at a reasonable price.
5. If you need to integrate directly into your Wix website a quality e-shop such as ECWID , which has localization into all possible languages and has extensions for sales through channels such as Instagram, Facebook messenger, Google shop, eBay and Amazon.
6. To create a perfectly responsive website. Wix has just launched a new generation of editor called Editor X by Wix , with which you can easily create your own responsive behavior of your site’s content. The “old” editor uses only 2 possible screen widths – for monitor and smartphone. Editor X lets you create a look for as many screen widths as you want.
7. If you need to build your own web application or any graphical interactivity of objects on your website , even without detailed knowledge of programming in HTML, Java and other web technologies. An expert system called Corvid by Wix will also allow a native “non-coder” to “encode” on your website in a few days, albeit an online application for the election of the President of the Slovak Republic .
Eshop in Wix
Are you considering making an eshop in Wix? In that case, I have good news for you: you can integrate a quality e-shop such as ECWID directly into your Wix website , which has localization into all possible languages and has extensions for sales through channels such as Instagram, Facebook messenger, Google shop, eBay and Amazon.
If you need a simple e-shop , you can add the FAPI sales tool or the SimpleShop sales form to your Wix website.
If you do not know how to do this, contact me and I will recommend a suitable expert.
If you do not like the e-shop in Wix, use one of the alternatives for the e-shop mentioned below in this article.
Advantages over other CMS
Among the so-called WYSIWYG online web editors are Wix’s best-rated web design tool and are used by more than 170,000 entities worldwide .
In addition to the main web development application, this tool currently offers more than 300 mini-applications , with the help of which you will not only build a simple website, but a comprehensive and high-quality tool for active digital marketing.
The truth is that the so-called CMS content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal , but it is necessary to mention the 4 most important facts that Wix favors before these CMS content management systems, in some categories:
You don’t have to worry about security
You don’t have to worry about the security and operation of your Wix website at all. Recently, a number of hacking attacks on websites built with CMS content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla have been growing. If you do not pay enough attention to installing content management system updates as soon as possible, you run the risk of closing your website, which will subsequently disable your website.
Usually, it will only help to delete the closed content and reinstall the uninfected version of the website, if you have saved it before. If you use Wix, you don’t have to worry about any system updates and backups at all, because your website is stored on their server and is safe from any hacking attacks caused by not updating the website management system.
You don’t care about updates
You do not even have to worry about updates to installed components when using the Wix website. This tool and its “gadgets” – the components for creating the content of the website are under constant control of their functionality. You don’t have to worry about all the gadgets working as they should with the new browser version.
Conversely, when using components for content management systems such as WordPress, installed plug-ins from the new browser version will stop working properly because you have not registered the need to install new updates.
Easy customization šablóny
Wix allows you to easily customize the šablóny to your needs, or you can create your own šablón with it. The tool allows you to create a website design from scratch or using Wix šablóny , which can be easily adapted to the information structure needs of your website.
Admittedly, many WordPress šablóny are simply amazing, but their perfect graphics with the textual and visual content you have available usually don’t fit very well. And while there are perhaps thousands of WordPress šablón , few are perfectly suited to the data structure of your website.
With Wix, you can create your own unique šablón that fits exactly the textual and visual content you need to display on your site. You adapt the design of the website to your data and not to your data of the purchased šablón .
Easy content editing
Based on the user experience, editing the Wix website is very simple and anyone can handle it. It is a system that can be edited by the user without any experience with the creation of websites, and with the complexity of editing CMS content management systems, it cannot be compared at all. It is also very easy to change photos or text.
On the other hand, using WordPress or Joomla is much more difficult and it is better when professionals work with this system. Therefore, the vast majority of website owners built on a CMS content management system such as WordPress or Joomla will always rely on the services of a professional when editing the content of the website.
When you use Wix, you can do minor editing of the website content yourself. Of course, for profound and complex changes to your website’s šablón , it is better to hire a professional.
Everyone who decides to try this tool is available:
- more than 500 šablón suitable for blogs, personal sites, e-shops and entrepreneurs,
- the ability to create one-page sites,
- insert images, select from more than 40 pre-built galleries and millions of images,
- insert animations and videos,
- 3D parallax effects,
- creating an e-shop,
- creation of password-protected pages,
- creation of a clear menu with the possibility of editing,
- pin elements to the page
- connection to social networks,
- Payment, shipping, ordering, email marketing, and other e-shop and business features
- created sites are responsive and SEO compatible.
Wix Editor meets all the requirements of a modern block editor. You can use the drag and drop function to customize the page by moving individual elements. All without programming knowledge. With Wix, more advanced creators will create their own forms, design features, and many other features to enhance functionality. The advantage is also that all items and tools are in Czech.
In addition to the website creation tool, Wix offers its own domain identical to your business name and free hosting.
24/7 support – A help center is available to all Wix users. Here you will find more than 100 video guides and a number of answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Need to create a new website in Wix? Need to graphically enhance šablón for your Wix website? Contact me and I will recommend a suitable Wix expert .
Despite all the above options, this tool also has disadvantages:
- The need to edit the created page for mobile devices.
- Users also point out the disadvantages of changing šablóny . If you change the selected šablón , you will need to re-create the entire site content.
- In the free version, you may also be bothered by the ads displayed. However, they are not in the paid version.
- Wix is not a suitable solution for large e-shops.
- It does not allow data export.
If you do not have enough server space, which you will receive from Wix for free, you can switch to one of the premium plans. You can get the cheapest one – Connect Domain , for the price of € 4.50 per month. However, its disadvantage is the display of ads on the web.
Other premium plans will give you the opportunity to use the services without showing ads. You get 2 to 20 GB of space, your own domain connection, a free domain for 1 year, 30 min – 2 hours of videos and $ 75 advertising vouchers. You get additional benefits with the Unlimited and VIP packages.
How to create a website with Wix – instructions
This review of Wix also includes instructions on how to create a website. It only takes a few minutes to create a page. In the first step, you need to register. After confirming your e-mail, you can start the creation itself.
You can choose from a number of šablón with different focus. The advantage is the search engine, which selects suitable šablóny based on the entered word.
Once you’ve selected the šablóny , you can start editing your site. In the editor menu overview, functions are available for:
edit pre-built pages and insert new ones
color, image, or video background settings for each page
add text, images, image galleries, buttons, music, social networking links, vector graphics, e-shop creation and many other elements
Here you can choose from a number of freely available or premium applications such as blog, chat, forms, photos, music, marketing tools, online shopping, design tools, business and social networking.
media upload from PC, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive and Google Photos. There are also plenty of free pictures.
At the top bar of the page you will find other tools for:
- switching between individual pages,
- Switch between computer and mobile views
- save the page, preview, duplicate, view previously saved versions, publish the page and exit the editor,
- domain connection, transition to a premium plan, site monitoring and analysis, roles and permissions and other functions,
- adding custom code, linking external APIs, using developer tools
- transition to the help center,
- Zoom out the page so you can view all sections at once.
- step back,
- saving a website with the possibility of obtaining a new domain or a link to your own domain,
- page preview
- site publication.
How to edit a page
After clicking on each element of the page, you will see a menu of tools for editing it. In my example, there are image editing tools. You can change images, adjust settings, look, crop, apply filters, animate or insert a link.
The creation and personalization of the website is very intuitive. The editor will guide you step by step through all the steps. You will also find a button to go to the help for each element.
Add page and content
To add a page, go to the Web Offer> Add page.
Use the menu tools on the left side of the screen to edit a blank page. In my example, we’ll add a title to the page. Click on you will see the following menu:
From the displayed menu I chose Add title 1 . When writing text, you can change the text type, font, size, color, highlighting, and insertion of the link. The inserted text can also be animated.
Programming in Wix
The Wix editor, unlike other online web editors, offers the possibility of programming, which can be used, for example, in the following cases:
- Creation of interactive web pages , if you can display and then hide individual elements (text and image information) on the page by moving the cursor, which can be used, for example, in educational or explanatory types of web pages.
- Using dynamic pages, for example , when creating product catalogs , which pull the data of individual items from the web database.
- Creation of price calculators , with which the total price for a product or service can be calculated, in cases where the compilation of the price list would be too complicated or it would be difficult to understand the price list. The price calculator will save you time creating custom quotes, which you often have to do completely unnecessarily.
The possibility to program in Wix is made possible by a specialized editor called “Velo by Wix” and is intended more for Wix experts. But if you are a technical type and have time to get to know Velo, feel free to do it yourself.
If you still don’t like reading this review and trying out Wix , you can try these website or e-shop alternatives :
Wix Review – Summary
I have good experience with this tool . I consider it a suitable tool for non-programmers who want to quickly create a nice responsive page. I recommend using WordPress for more complex things.
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