Good value, but slow and has room for improvement
April 26, 2016

Good value, but slow and has room for improvement

Suzanne Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Wix

I used Wix to build my very first website. I was new to the space so I began my research online and was overwhelmed by the options. Most sites I found listing the top options showed anywhere from three to ten choices. I kept seeing Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace over and over so I decided to compare among the three. After a trial of each, I decided on Wix.
  • The interface is user-friendly for someone who does not design websites for a living.
  • There are a lot of built-in tools and pieces you can use to construct your website.
  • It is easy to log in and make changes to your website any time you want.
  • The performance is a major issue. The website runs really slow when editing your website.
  • The database of images to choose from is considerably low.
  • To my surprise, it was more difficult to use on a Mac than a PC even though I used the same browser, Chrome, for both.
  • I have been able to generate leads and as a service business, it only takes one or two leads to turn a profit so Wix has been great.
Weebly seemed very similar but slightly less professional in my opinion. This was judged based on the interface not the output. Squarespace seemed much more professional and almost geared toward those with an eye for design. It would make very modern looking websites but felt much more complex for a layman to learn.
I have not used it for eCommerce so I do not know how well it works for this. I used their built in scheduling tool but did not like the look or customization options for it. However, it was easy to sign up elsewhere and just embed the HTML on to my Wix page. It seems easy to embed HTML elements from other sites.

Wix Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Not Rated
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
Not Rated
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
Not Rated
SEO support
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated