Deciding on the platform your website is going to run on is quite an important one, from some reasons:
- The kind of themes your are going to use
- the kind of plugins that platform is offering
- The overall speed of the platform, website loading speed is a crucial element this days
- How safe and secure it is
- does it offer features you need? like shopping cart, payments, etc.
This few reasons are just the start of it.
Another important element is how easy it is to edit, create pages, blog posts, change things in the code.
When looking at the current popular CMS platform – WordPress is standing above them all, and for many good reasons.
There is however a few other platforms that is worth to check out before deciding on one.
Wix is one of them.
In a recent blog post information-age.com came out with an interesting article that compare and exam this 2 platform and its worth a look if you in the market for a new CMS for your website. Here are some of the highlights from the post:
One of the most important is which platform, or CMS, to build it on. WordPress is king when it comes to CMSs. Currently powering 26% of all websites, WordPress has a nearly 60% share of the CMS market, according to ManageWP. On the other hand, Wix offers hundreds of easily accessible templates, complete with a full WYSIWYG editor that is perfect for beginners to get to grips with.
But which platform is the best for building a new website on? Well, that will depend on your needs.
For simple brochure sites, it’s hard to beat Wix. It’s possible to make use of one of their hundreds of templates, customize it and add content, all within a day. If you are pushed for time, but still need a website, then Wix is a good option.
The fact that many of the Wix templates include techniques that high-converting websites use makes the deal even sweeter. Another big draw for Wix is that hosting is included in their monthly fee, which cuts down on the number of payable invoices you need to stay on top of, leaving just one low price that covers everything.
While WordPress is an obvious choice indeed, mainly for the ease of use, the sea of plugins and themes to choose from. there could be some cases when Wix could be a great option for your website too.
Small one page website go well with Wix themes and platform, they got tons of templates to choose from and I know some people who find their Website builder system a joy to use.
In the end of the day it will be hard to make a smart decision before you actually try this systems for yourself. the good news is that they are both free to use, at least at the basic level.