Wix is easier to use than WordPress. Wix comes with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop editor, web hosting, SSL, themes, and everything you need to get a site up and running. On the other hand, you'll have to buy web hosting, SSL, themes, etc. Cassie is an associate editor and collaborates with teams around the world while living in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky.
He is passionate about economic development and is part of the board of directors of two non-profit organizations that seek to revitalize their old railroad city. Before joining the Forbes Advisor team, Cassie was director of content operations and writing director at Fit Small Business. If you just want an easy way to create a basic website and aren't worried about full data ownership or the flexibility of customizing your site, then Wix is probably a good solution. Because Wix is a hosted solution, most of the responsibility for security lies with the company itself.
Basically, it's Wix's responsibility to ensure that its platform isn't compromised, that credit card transactions are PCI compliant, and that its content is backed up. With Gutenberg, you'll continue working on the back of your site and you'll have to preview and publish your pages to see the changes in the interface, but this makes designing the content easier than before. When it comes to SEO, WordPress is usually a better option than Wix as long as your website is configured correctly. However, you should keep in mind that you can't switch to a new Wix template once your store is open.
It's probably fair to say that, while neither platform has a steep learning curve when it comes to editing a website, beginners can start working a little faster with Wix. Wix is a website builder where all the templates, features, and security measures are provided right out of the box. WordPress takes this very seriously, since it's actually a solution for everything, while Wix's features are much easier to meet the demands of your company. Just remember that if you decide you want more flexibility later on, it's going to be difficult to leave Wix.
Wix only allows you to import and export products (and there are limits to the quantity and type of products you can export), so Wordpress definitely wins in this regard, especially for bloggers. In a way, Wix allows you to add custom code, but only in an “isolated” iFrame with a series of restrictions. Wix's website templates, created by designers, fall into about 20 categories, including businesses, online store, photography, restaurants, 26 restaurants, food, landing pages, and more. While Wix's closed ecosystem isn't great for data ownership or flexibility, the main advantage is that it virtually eliminates the need for you to handle maintenance and security.
This is because Wix does not use a “responsive” web design, in which your website automatically adjusts its design to adapt to the device on which it is viewed (mobile, desktop, etc. My reasoning for focusing on the self-hosted version is that it is more useful to contrast an “all-in-one” platform (Wix) with something more powerful but that requires more effort and resources to configure, in this case, self-hosted Wordpress. And, if anything goes wrong, the Wix support team is there to help you solve the problem (and will have experience doing so).