Wix is a content management system (CMS). A CMS is an application, or set of programs, that are used to create and manage online content, such as a website with text, images and videos. Some examples of other popular CMS are Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. While these are popular, they lack in key areas where Wix prevails.
Below are the top seven reasons why Wix has the best CMS in the industry:
1. Trustworthy and Robust
Wix was founded in 2006. Since then, they have grown to support over 85 million users in 190 countries. They are the only drag and drop website building platform with HTML5 capabilities, 500+ designer-made templates, top grade hosting, innovative Apps, and 1000s of features for free.
2. Ongoing Support
Wix is constantly updating their CMS to bring you the latest technology, advanced features, and most importantly, rock-solid stability. They are far more secure than most other CMS as they hold your website on their server and comply with the latest security standards.
If you ever need help, Wix’s tech support team are easily contacted by scheduling a call, or the online support forum.
3. Ease of Use
Wix is an easy to use website builder. It caters to basic users, all the way through to advanced users that require a members area or an eCommerce store. Wix’s tools allow you to update all aspects of your website such as photos, videos, web pages, and text quickly and easily. You can change what you want, how you want. For example, you can do a complete overhaul of your website and redesign it, or simply make small edits like changing the title of a page. By choosing Wix, your options will never be limited as you can make changes to everything on your website with just a few clicks.
4. Unlimited Free Trial
Wix offers an unlimited free trial. This means that you can set up a website, free of charge. The only catch is that Wix will put their logo on the top and bottom of your trial website, and you cannot have a custom domain name. This is usually fine for hobby websites, however I recommend all businesses upgrade to a paid plan - it will cost you approximately the same amount as website hosting. The plan will remove Wix’s logo, and allow you to have a custom domain name as well as other premium features.
5. Comprehensive eCommerce Store
Setting up an online store to sell your products, services or online services (such as an event) can be done quickly through the eCommerce store structure that Wix provides. The eCommerce store offers comprehensive features that ensure you have everything you need for effective online selling. Wix supports payment portals such as PayPal and best of all, unlike other CMS, Wix does not take any commission on your sales.
6. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Features
Creating a website with comprehensive SEO can be easily achieved with Wix. It supports all the latest SEO standards and allows you to implement them with ease. Wix supports many different features to get your search engine ranking higher, such as, meta keywords, meta tags, alt descriptions, and more.
Wix is mobile friendly, which is now more important than ever as over 50% of web users are now on mobile. This means that your website will be optimised for mobile users. This automatic procedure will include the content from your regular page, just in a different layout that mobile users expect. You also have the ability to edit the layout, to hide or include items, and make general adjustments to suit the mobile layout.
If you would like to get started with Wix but are not sure how, contact me for help.