4.4 / 5
Wix for oldies
I used Wix because of the reviews about the ability to use sophisticated add ons for free. This was true – I have managed to get something together that far exceeded my expectations. At first it was understanding all the options – if I had known something about Publisher then maybe I would have got on quicker. The Help aspect was really useful and I survived on that for the first weeks – certain things I had to ask their Help desk but that was as much due to my lack of terminology and understanding generally about websites and not down to Wix specifically. Now my confidence is growing and I am importing forms and layouts that I thought were outside of my abilities (and that I would have to pay for). Another aspect that I like is the community stuff if you post a general question on Google – so eventually I am building up my knowledge about websites – not the really technical stuff as Wix has allowed me to access really fancy options without needing to have such in depth knowledge.
Customer support was good especially when I am a bargain basement user – any problems were down to my lack of proper terminology – ie inability to ask the right question.
- It's Free
- Support (not immediate but useful)
- Pricing not obvious to me but that applied to most I researched
Great Value for Novice Website Builders
I’m not a techie. Not even close. Yet the Wix platform was easy enough that even I could figure it out.
I have a basic website for my Life Coaching business. There were almost too many templates from which I could choose, yet I was able not only to find something acceptable but to make it look great. If you have any experience using basic design, you’ll be able to figure out everything easily.
In addition, I am frequently putting up blog posts, which are a snap. The free photo gallery is really useful – I’ve never had a problem finding just the right image for my posts. If I need to edit something on the site, it’s very easy to do.
This is the first time I’ve built a website, so I have no experience with other companies. I haven’t needed to use the customer support (everything was very self-explanatory), so I can’t comment on that, either. My only complaint is that an SEO specialist told me he wouldn’t work with me if I had Wix, but I’m not sure why. Since I would never attempt to adjust code, I haven’t tried to change anything other than the basic SEO structure.
I’m extremely pleased with my site!
- User friendly
- Basic SEO functions
Not as Easy as Promised... and Yet
Let me open this by indicating, in no uncertain terms, that I am terrified of doing things online because I am older, did not even close to “grow up” with this technology, and am terrified of making mistakes which I cannot undo.
That said, I got it done. I even attempted to make an update on it which I sort of half-did but left before I could make an error I couldn’t undo because when “help” is getting directed to a list of instructions… well, it’s less help that I could hope for.
I intend to muddle through this and gain confidence but what I’d really have liked was either “instructions for total idiots,” “what to do when you’ve done this,” or “what to do when what we told you to do didn’t work.”
I do love the end result; it looks gorgeous. I did hope to be able to change it up with some frequency and I can see that’s not gonna happen, but, whatever.
- Promise it would be easy
- Not as easy as I hoped
Wix do it yourself
Very user friendly and adaptable to what I was looking for. I had no experience building my own site and I got pretty much what I wanted. I had a site designed by a service using WordPress. I was able to make my own modifications and adjustments, but found it difficult to work with WordPress and never got what I wanted.
It remains to be seen what I may be giving up in how my new site works with SEO and such. Only time will tell.
- Ease of use
- Pretty much nothing
Review of Wix Website Builder
The Website Tooltester comparison reports were very helpful in giving me the confidence to go with Wix.
I am a middle grade children’s author and just wanted a clean, functional website. I went with Wix because of two reasons, I wanted to be able to design from a scratch without using any templates and Wix allows me to do that. The other reason is that I wanted more control over my website to build an email list by connecting with mail chimp and providing a newsletter.
The user interface is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you get over some minor hurdles and a bit of a learning curve.
- The flexibility of being able to build my own website pages without having to use any templates
- Support: A chatbox link would be nice or being able to send an email to a technical person at the other end
Exceedingly happy with Wix
… and I am now going to be building, a friend’s business website with it.
And no I am not a coder, or someone with ‘real-world’ website building experience.
I did a bit of coding on my first website, about a decade ago.
And more recently, have built my other business’ site (www.darkpopchris.com) … with another industry specific website builder.
On building my latest site, I did some homework, looking at reviews of products, and then started to build my site, using trials of two competing website builders. I quickly realised that I was making quick progress with Wix, and not the other one (which I really wanted to like).
So I just continued with Wix.
My only gripe, and I’m sure it’s down to user error, and that means me, is some weird spacing behaviour, when editing the size of strips, and then comparing the zoomed in version, to the zoomed out version of the editor. Like I said, it’s probably me not grasping how this actually works yet, still, I managed to build a site for my new travel related business with it.
- It was very easy to use
- Great interface
- Slight editing quirkiness
Love Wix -easy to use for small companies, organizations to make a professional and useful site.
I used Wix to build my own site and several site for customers. I have used other platforms but I prefer working in Wix. It is easy to use, the designs are great and you can customize them to anyone’s taste. The customer service has been excellent and the price can’t be beat for what all you get.
- Ease of use
- Design options
- Range of apps
- Fantastic customer service
- Can't export to another platform
High quality results, easy to use
Redesigned a website previously written in Joomla. Able to create a quality product with limited website tech knowledge. Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator probably more helpful.
- Ease of Use
- Professional presentation
- Some limitations
Excellent web-builder for the novice. I’m building an online shop for silk scarf accessories and I found the interface user-friendly and instinctive. I tried 3 others prior to this and was thinking I’m too old for this malarkey! Proud of what I’ve achieved.
- Easy to manage graphics
- Good preview options
- No 'made-to-order' button