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Alternatives to Wix when building a business website

Wix is a well-known website builder platform that allows you to easily and quickly develop your website with its amazing collection of templates and apps at an affordable price. But why shouldn’t you take a look at the alternatives and see what benefits you may get from other options?

This blog post gives you a list of the best Wix alternatives for building your business website and briefly talks about the features each of them offers.

1. WordPress

Who hasn’t heard of WordPress? It’s one of the most popular website building platforms. It’s an open-source content management system which allows you to perform extensive customizations. As it’s open-source software, you can also contribute to it.

WordPress gives you freedom and flexibility while building your site with it. With a great number of free and premium themes and plugins, you can achieve a great website design and can add amazing functionalities to your site.

When compared to Wix, WordPress is more flexible and customizable.

By installing the wooCommerce plugin, you can get your own effective online store developed in a short time and can give your users an amazing shopping experience with a great number of payment gateways available for wooCommerce and many other useful features.

So the impressive things about WordPress is that it’s open source and that it’s extremely customizable.

2. Weebly

Weebly is another great website building platform that allows you to build professional websites easily. The templates provided by Weebly are simply amazing! Using them, you can achieve professional, high-quality website design even if you do not have much design experience. So anyone with no coding or design skills can quickly build great quality websites for personal and business purposes.

Weebly’s customer service is awesome. If you face any technical issues, you can contact them anytime through phone or chat, and they’ll not just reply to you professionally, they’ll also provide you with suitable help for you, making it easy for you to solve the problems you’re facing with Weebly.

One very important fact about Weebly’s template is that you can always change them. If you want to use a different template after using some template, you can easily do so and you don’t have to worry about transferring data from one template to another because that’s almost effortless with Weebly.

One of the impressive things about Weebly is that they provide a mobile site editor too, using which you can edit your site from your mobile phone so you can work on your site wherever you are with your mobile device.

3. IM Creator

IM creator is one of the best Wix alternatives. The best part is it’s free. So without spending money, you can start your own website using IM Creator that does not charge any money for using their site building platform.

With its drag-and-drop feature, you can quickly develop a fully-functioning website in a very short amount of time.

4. EzyWebs

EzyWebs is another great Wix alternative that not just lets you design your site using drag-and-drop, it also provides great SEO tools and seamless social media integration. One great fact about this website building platform is that its premium plans are cheap compared to other platforms.

EzyWebs has free plans but the premium ones are a lot better in terms of facilities that they offer.

5. Squarespace

When it comes to best Wix alternatives, Squarespace is a popular name that provides highly customizable templates, SEO tools, e-commerce options, and many other features that let you build user-friendly websites for desktop and mobile. Squarespace also offers cheap plans.

6. GoCentral

GoCentral is another amazing Wix alternative coming from GoDaddy. It’s one of the best products of GoDaddy, which provides you with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop feature, mobile editor, and many other useful features. With GoCentral, you can build high-performance websites. The first month is free so you can test the platform before going with premium plans.

7. Hire a developer to build your website

In my opinion, hiring a developer is the best thing you can do. Whether you want to hire a full-time developer who will work in your office with you or whether you’re interested in an individual freelancer or taking web development services from a web development agency, it will be better than choosing Wix or Wix alternatives in my opinion.

So what I think is that the best alternative to Wix is to hire developers. Although they will charge you comparatively more money, the quality of service that you will receive will be so much better than any website building platform and you will get more value than what you spend in a developer.

Whatever kind of website you require, an experienced, professional developer will produce a suitable product for you that will be super appropriate for the type of business you want to do with the website. And you can customize and personalize your product to an extreme extent — starting from color to everything. Just tell your developer exactly what you need and if you don’t see exactly what you wanted, you can always request changes after the work is complete so the website is exactly as per your needs and choices.

An experienced developer will build an SEO-friendly website. He/she will give you all the on-site SEO benefits, which is an amazing advantage for your business. With an SEO-friendly website, you can make more money and can also save money by making any SEO changes yourself in the future.

After you get a website developed from a development agency or a developer, you can always easily change the content of the website.

You can hire a developer to build a powerful website using a GUI based WordPress add on, such as Divi and Beaver Builder. Divi is an awesome webpage builder that provides you with easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionality for building high-quality WordPress websites. Beaver Builder is also a similar webpage builder with an awesome drag-and-drop functionality used for WordPress development.

Conclusion

This article explained the best Wix alternatives that you can use for building a business website. To know more about each of the website building platforms mentioned in this post, simply visit their official sites and you can quickly learn more about them.

If you need any web development services, please feel free to contact us!

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Michael Grosvero
05:55 29 Jan 19
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