If you’re a beginner and want to create your first website, the choice is clear: Wix.
It offers a method that makes the experience of building a website painless and, dare I say, fun,
Dare I say, fun.
Artificial intelligence helps you create a website after answering a few questions about your goals. It’s like taking a Buzzfeed quiz, but when you’re done you have a great website (instead of wasting time during your workday).
All of the users we spoke with confirmed Wix’s ease of use, without sacrificing the quality of the final product.
They also spoke highly of the hundreds of templates the builder offers, praising the variety of impressive layouts and “its easy drag-and-drop builder.”
There are templates for music, art, fashion, health, travel, photography, construction and restaurant websites, just to scratch the surface.
For one user we spoke with, Wix also offers numerous revenue streams.
“I also have a steady monthly income thanks to the online store I built on my site.”
While Wix offers an easy-to-use website builder, it also provides an extensive knowledge base of elements you can use if you’re stuck.
“If I’m not sure about a certain topic, it’s easy to find answers through their support,” one user told me.
If you need a little more hands-on help, they offer a 24/7 callback service so a real person can help you with any problem.
This is a rarity in the world of website builders, which will help you in the long run. This way, if something breaks or your site crashes, you can immediately call someone to help you.
Of course, I wanted to try it myself, so I took the plunge and created my Wix site from scratch.
Creating a website with Wix
When I created my Wix account, I was surprised to see that they actually gave me several ways to create my own website.
First, I could get my hands dirty, choose a template and build my website from scratch.
Or, I could simply answer a few questions about the type of site I wanted to build and the Wix ADI builder would do all the work for me. After a few answers, I had a decent looking site.
Once you’ve chosen a template, you can update everything from the font, logo, colors, images and more. This means that, with a little tweaking, you can make any of the already beautiful templates personal.
When I tried Wix, I appreciated how easy it was to find a template that fit our vision. The artificial intelligence stayed with me as I edited the page, helping me choose what to edit next and showing me how to do it.
The Wix AI matched my new site to my existing social media accounts, used my logo to create a color palette for my site, and provided me with a preloaded template with the logo and our address. By linking images from existing social media accounts, it was easy to incorporate all the resources we already had.
Pick an activity you’re already familiar with and see how close Wix’s artificial intelligence comes to replicating it. I used a local yoga studio as an example and Wix faithfully replicated the studio’s existing site. Better yet, I bet they paid a web designer for their design, while I did mine for free with an AI assistant.
Advantages of the Wix website builder
Note that all Wix plans renew automatically. The sticker shock is real, especially if you signed up for an introductory promotional price. As one of our users said, “the price per month tends to be pretty high.”
This can be a big problem if you are, for example, a start-up trying to make money and save as much as possible. If you want to recoup some of your costs with an e-commerce site, you will have to pay for a more expensive subscription plan.
Zyro will be a little cheaper than Wix. If you only need a website that looks good, the additional cost may not be worth it.
Most of the users we spoke with use Wix to create their personal portfolios and blogs. This has enabled them to find clients and principals.
Because Wix occasionally features its users on its official blog, your choice of platform may lead to more opportunities for you. This is exactly what happened to one of our users, who said, “Being featured on Wix got me some freelance opportunities and eventually landed me a full-time job.”
Why we recommend Wix
Overall, Wix offers the best combination of ease of use and customization of all the platforms reviewed. It is not the cheapest, but people seemed enthusiastic about the sites they were building.
Their themes are varied and fantastic. In addition, you have the tools you need to customize the look and feel to your exact specifications, or close to it.
Wix gives you the option to build your website for you through its AI site builder. This is an outstanding feature that no other website builder we have reviewed offers. This takes the guesswork out of it, especially if you want to have a website up and running right away.
And if all that were not enough, Wix also offers solid security and reliability. These include a high degree of security compliance, 24/7 monitoring against cyber threats, a solid 99.98 percent uptime rate, e-commerce security measures that meet the highest industry standards, and worldwide data centers and backups to keep your site information safe. So no matter what kind of website you create, you can sleep soundly knowing that it is protected, without having to do anything.