Great for no-code customization, bad global updating
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 06, 2018

Great for no-code customization, bad global updating

Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Wix

I used Wix at my last nonprofit to host our organization's website and facilitate donations and volunteers. I also use Wix to host my personal portfolio. Wix works well for those who need to build a website but do not want to invest in a developer. It gives you a lot of options to customize with drag and drop features and is truly the most customizable non-HTML platform I have worked with.
  • Drag and drop elements, with tons of flexibility
  • No grid system allows you to truly customize details
  • Options to use more complex functions like page anchors, light boxes, animations that are not available without code on Squarespace
  • Due to a lack of grid and universal design settings, it is a headache to adjust your site or your design (fonts, colors, shapes, etc)
  • Lots of click fatigue to customize, not always great at showing relevant "custom objects" based on your site
  • Easy to misalign objects and create messy pages
  • An easier way to solicit information to users, donations, and volunteers. Looks very clean and professional.
  • Strong sense of branding and design
  • When I went to update my site, it took HOURS to make basic style changes across the whole site
Squarespace is the other primary no-code website builder. Squarespace has less ability for customization, as everything exists in a grid and there are extreme limitations to how you can lay out a page. When it came to designing a "designer" website, Wix had a lot more opportunities to help my brand shine through custom layouts and the use of shapes. However, Squarespace is much easier to update and make large-scale changes, so if I were to significantly update my site again, I would consider switching over for ease of access.
Content Author / Administrator
Wix is great if you have a great eye for design and are trying to build a beautiful, unique site. It is not great for multi-page sites, as it is hard to create cohesion across the pages, and the universal settings are not great. If you think you may want to make extreme changes to your site at a later time, I would recommend Squarespace, which is less custom but more manageable for large updates.

Wix Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
Not Rated
Page templates
5
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
2
Publishing workflow
7
Form generator
3
Content taxonomy
Not Rated
SEO support
Not Rated
Bulk management
1
Availability / breadth of extensions
5
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
8

Using Wix

Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
ProsCons
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Do not like to use
Inconsistent
Cumbersome
  • Dragging and dropping elements on a page
  • Customizing text and features
  • Global changes - impossible
Yes - Terrible. You have to customize from scratch in a separate window, and it doesn't allow you a lot of ability to adjust things in the mobile view. I often lose content in the mobile view or the layout is seriously impacted.