Wix.com Review (update november 2019)

The home page for this site builder is very eye catching and it appears very straight forward and easy to follow.  The first thing I noticed was the templates that were placed on the home page.  These were very creative and nice to see.  It really made me think that I would be able to do the same thing if I wanted to build my own website.  I was very eager to get started.  I simply needed to click on the free button and I was ready to go.

 

wix.com website

If you look at this screen shot you can see the different tabs you will have access to. You can also see that the site is free to use. Finally, there are a few different templates on the home page that you can see to get an idea of what they have to offer.

When you finally click on the button it will be very easy for you to put in the information that this site builder needs to create an account.  It will be important for you to enter you email and a password as well.  Once you do this, you can either start a site from scratch, select a template or even go into a site that you have already started and then make any changes that you want.

 wix websitebuilder

Their templates are really cool

Spend some time reviewing all of the different template categories that you can work with.  You might find that you become inspired to work on a website for a personal business, a church, a wedding, photography job you have or even a show business website.  You really can do just about anything with this site builder.  The templates can really inspire you to do great things.

The nice thing about this site builder is that they have hundreds of different templates that you can select from. This can really take the edge off when you are not sure how to go about building a site.  But, the flip side of that is that you might feel overwhelmed from time to time.  It might be best for you to review the categories and go from there.  It could end up being the easiest and fastest way to go.  However, if you need some ideas then you might want to take your time and look at all of them.

 

wix templates

If you look at this screen shot you will see what your account page is going to look like once you have created an account and started working on a website. You can see that you will have access to just about anything that you can imagine.

I really liked one feature of this site builder when it comes to the templates that are available. I was excited that when I would click on a template it would tell me what it would be used for, or how it might work the best.  So, if I clicked on one for a typing business but it was better suited for a photography business with photo galleries and such it was going to tell me that.  Then I would be able to determine if I wanted to continue with the template or not.  At least I would not spend hours working on a site that would not look good in the end.

When you look at this shot you can see all of the options you will have available to you to make your site great and to make it stand out. It will be very easy for you to edit your pages, add text, backgrounds and even a blog if you wanted to.

Premium packages

If you have finished working on your site and you are ready to publish it to the internet so that others can see you, you will need to select a plan.  These are going to range from $4.00 a month to $16.00 a month.  You must select one of these so that you are able to connect your site to a domain name.  You will not be given a wix subdomain name but rather you will be able to link your own professional name to this site.  While this is nice because you are going to appear to be more professional, individuals will need to pay another site for a domain name and this is just more money that they must spend.  Keep this in mind when you start searching for a domain name.  You may want to find the cheapest one out there if you are attempting to save money.

wix prices

Here you can see all of the packages that this site will offer. As you can see there are many to select from. You must take time to review each one to see what it is going to offer you.

Support is good

Finally, if you are interested in support then you will be pleased to know that you will have a few options available to you with this as well.  In fact, you can contact a support person, go to the support section and click on the area that you are interested in or even watch a video on how to create a wix site.  This really does make it easy for just about anyone to learn something and to create a great site in no time.

 

This shows all of the different support options that are going to be available to you when you use this site builder.

As you can imagine you are most likely going to have a lot of different questions related to this process.

You ask….we answer!

1.)  Is this site free or do you have to pay for it?

This site is free as far as building your site goes.  However, when you are ready to publish your site on the internet you will need to purchase a package.  You will be able to pay per month or pay by the year.  The price is going to range from $4.00 per month to up to $16.00 per month.  You will need to make sure that you are paying attention to what each package will offer you to see which one will be the best for you and your needs.

 

2.)  How good is the free package compared to the packages that you can purchase?

You are not going to be limited in any way if you use the free package other than the fact that you are not going to be able to publish your site live on the internet until you pay for a package.

 

3.)  Does it come with a hosting plan?

Yes, you will have hosting no matter which package you are paying for so you will never need to search for hosting somewhere else.

 

4.)  Do you get free support?

You will be able to send an email to the support staff if you have questions that you must have answered.  Or, you are going to be able to look through all of the support topics that are available on this site builder.

 

5.)  What are the benefits of this website builder?

I feel that this site builder is nice and easy to follow for someone that is new to the website building experience.  You do not need to enter any credit card information to create an account either so that is nice.  It really does take some stress off of the entire experience.

 

6.)  What are the negatives of this website builder?

I do not like the fact that you will need to pay to publish your site.  I was also disappointed to see that I would need to wait for an email if I needed assistance with something that I was working on or I had a question.

 

Overall, this is a nice site builder to use if you have never worked on a site before.  You will definitely be able to take your time and get some experience building a site on your own.  Individuals will find that they will not be rushed with time limits and free trial limits.  They can also go back in and make edits to their sites at any time and this is very nice.  I would recommend this site builder to others in a heart beat.

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