Are you considering starting a blog? Have you wondered whether you should use Wix or WordPress when creating your site?
There is a lot of information out there about what platform you should use to get set up. There is more to choosing a platform than just ease of use.
You will need to consider your blogging goals and functionality of your website as well. If you are considering a career in blogging this is an important blog post for you to help you decide between Wix vs WordPress.
What is Wix?
Wix is a website builder platform that a blogger can use to build a website. Your website is hosted on Wix and also your domain name.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content managing system (not a website builder) that is used to create your own website or blog. Your website is self hosted.
Is Wix or WordPress easier to use?
It depends on your level of experience and how much you are open to learning. Here is a condensed summary of ease of use between the two platforms.
- Wix: All in one website builder that has drag and drop interface. It is fairly easy to use, especially if you don’t have experience coding and are a beginner.
- WordPress: Self hosted and does not have a drag and drop interface but rather the use of themes to give the user lots of customization options.
While Wix might be the easier platform to use, WordPress has a lot more in terms of functionality in the long term. We believe it is best to start on the WordPress platform from the start which is why we help bloggers get started.
Wix vs WordPress… which is better for blogging?
Blogging with Wix
You can add a blog section to your Wix website, but you won’t be able to have native comments on the site. Comments are ran through Facebook.
Formatting is also different and fairly simple using Wix, so you won’t have as much opportunity for creativity. Wix doesn’t use featured images, backdating posts, etc.
The writing editor on Wix is very different and simple in nature in regards to formatting so you won’t have as much control over how your blog posts and pages are formatted.
Blogging with WordPress
WordPress is the choice for 33% of all websites today. And in regards to blogging it is the superior choice.
With WordPress you use the Gutenberg editor that allows you to add function and creativity to each and every post so the author can design as much as they’d like. Comments are also hosted directly on your website when you are on WordPress.
WordPress also has plugin functionality which adds an additional layer of customization and power, including speed and search ability. to your website.
Which platform should I chose?
We highly recommend using WordPress.org to self host your own website!
Reasons for this are:
- More robust functionality which will allow your website to grow
- Better built in SEO optimization to allow your site to be discovered on search engines more easily
- Choice of design options
- More control over your content
- setting it up the “right” way now will save the headache in the future of transferring it later (we’ve helped many of our students with this, and they would agree!)
How do I start a WordPress blog?
If you want to get started on your website using the WordPress platform we can help you!
In our course, The Ultimate Blog Bootcamp, we help our students start their own self hosted website using WordPress. We offer an online course with 8 modules detailing everything they need to know about setting up a WordPress website and are there to answer any and all questions along the way.
We also host weekly coaching calls for current students to troubleshoot any questions that arise as they go through the course!
Though WordPress has a greater learning curve, we believe it is superior in the long term. We would love to help you get started with your own WordPress website and closer to sharing your expertise and passion with others. Get on the waitlist today and you’ll also get our FREE Intro to Blogging email series!