Wix vs. WordPress – Forbes Advisor

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

Both companies have drag-and-drop functionality, so you don’t need any special coding to get the look and feel of your website. However, if you want more customization, WordPress.org is your best option as HTML allows you to code freely. While Wix allows you to paste HTML, it’s pretty clunky.

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

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