Wix Vs. WordPress – Forbes Advisor

Wix offers its service for a fixed monthly price, and also has a free option. You can test out a paid plan with its 14-day free trial. The website builder at WordPress.org is free, but you’ll need a hosting company to give your website a place to “live”. Depending on how long you’ve been committed to the web host, you can sometimes find one for less than $5 per month. In Forbes Advisor’s analysis of the best WordPress hosting services, we found DreamHost and HostGator to be two of the best options.

Both companies have drag-and-drop features, so you don’t need any special coding to get your site looking the way you want. However, if you want more customization, WordPress.org is your best option because you can code freely with HTML. Although Wix allows you to insert HTML, it’s rather clunky.

With Wix, you get between 3GB and 50GB of storage. The storage available under WordPress.org depends on your underlying host company, but 50 GB is typical. Both companies also have free themes or templates and plugins. Wix refers to plugins as applications. A paid plan with Wix will give you a free SSL certificate and a custom domain, while WordPress.org will depend on your host, but hosts usually provide it for free.

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