THIS IS A SLIGHTLY LONG READ, BUT TRUST, ITS WORTH IT IF YOU LIKE CREATING WEBSITES!
For the past 5 years I have been using Wix to create my websites and projects. Simply I love Wix. It is like a canvas, and I can paint my ideas onto it with minimal limitations. No other platform allows such detail in editing their websites. However, it is time to say goodbye.
For years now, Wix has stayed at the top of website builders for creators, entrepreneurs and business owners, but other alternatives are popping up left, right and center and some are outdoing Wix. Webflow is a prime example of a platform that outdoes Wix. This platform allows users to create their website via a visual editor, but then generates amazing code. Webflow writes clean, W3C compliant, semantic code for you. Without all the messy inline classes you’ve come to expect from drag-and-drop site builders. You can even export your HTML, CSS, and images in a handy ZIP file you can use however you like. What a brilliant idea! Webflow also have advanced Content management systems and the ability to add a whole new dimension to your website designs with tools that lets you create 3D CSS transforms — without writing code (like on the Apple website ).
Now this is NOT an Ad for Webflow but I am merely pointing out this platform and the many other advanced platforms that work better, and come at a cheaper price too!
Wix Corvid (Code) does not compare to this. Corvid is a poor alternative for those who like to code. I dont know any professional developer, with a intellectual amount of knowledge, that would choose to use Wix. It is just substandard. Simple things cannot be done. I can’t integrate login with Facebook and Google etc into my custom login and signup pages. Just to customize my Site Search is an absolute pain using code. Everything takes double the time to code into Wix - if it works at all! If the code isn’t broken, its is sooooo slow.
Don’t even get me started on the sites responsiveness!!!
Everything about Wix is SLOW. From page transitions to loading of pages to loading of apps to loading of lightboxes to loading OF THE WIX EDITOR. Everything is slow and buggy. Wix chugs the RAM on my computer and makes Google Chrome take up 60% of my CPU. Firstly the editor is super buggy. I can barely drag items and add elements without it lagging. When I scroll in the mini setting menus for each element, it scrolls right to the bottom and doesn’t work properly. Secondly, the website are so slow. Just load any Wix site. It takes 5-15 seconds longer than any other professional website to fully load. Even when moving from one page to the next, the transitions are so jittery and laggy that it looks bad. And once you build your page up with information, elements and images… good luck. Why do the lightboxes take SO LONG to load??? My site visitors clicks the lightbox menu button and then they repeatedly clicks it again because they think it didn’t work…no, its still loading. That’s the problem. The photo editing software is also broken. It crashes my browser. Wix emailed me after a week of communication saying they are “fixing” the problem…
Wix is running on old code. It is outdated. Unresponsive. Editor X is a mediocre improvement to the Wix Editor but still lacks the basic necessities of a good website.
Wix makes it easy to jump right in, throw together a web page and publish it. Before you do that you need to stop and think, and work out what your business needs for your online presence.
Wix makes it easy to design websites like brochures and they’re not. What you see isn’t what Google sees. Although Google does take user experience into account it’s mostly around content and mobile friendliness and things like that. One of the most basic elements Google cares about are how your page titles are structured and what they tell about the page, yet for a few Wix websites I’ve seen, there is no attention paid to this despite Wix supporting SEO settings for pages.
Wix is the jack off all trades, master of none website builder. Wix has their hand in the pie in ALL online website categories. I’m building an online store and the drought of features is killing me. I can’t even add a comments section below the products without having to code it in. Like seriously Wix. You guys get distracted and keep creating more platforms (Wix Corvid, Wix Editor X, Wix Answers, Wix ADI, Wix Ascend, Wix Logo maker etc) but you never master any of them and add necessary features. By the way, whats with creating a Custom Sign Up form but no Custom Login page…??? Simple things like these anger me. I don’t want to waste time coding simple things like this that should have already been built by Wix Devs. The Plans & Pricing app is so broken btw. Features like Wishlist and abandoned carts has only JUST been added to Wix. These should have been added 5 years ago with every other eCommerce platform
This is why Shopify is nailing it in the eCommerce sector. Their software is so powerful. Who needs a “stunning” website when you can build a powerful Shopify website that gets the job done. Its impossible to scale you business with Wix. The best Wix can do is that $22 Million business called Ruby Love that Wix is promoting on their eCommerce school . If you didnt see the video you can click here . $22 million dollars in revenue!? Thats how much Shopify does in half an hour. And there’s a reason why. Just visit any Shopify website. Its super responsive. Loads like magic. Amazing integration and features. Over 2400 apps on their app market. And then there’s Wix… (with 400 apps). Not even Afterpay
I’m sure alot of you Wix fans are angry with this post. Wix is incredible in some demenour. Technology has empowered us to be able to create, share and inspire with the world. Wix was the first ever web tool I used and I am, as much as i hate to be, disappointed. It’s time for Wix to evolve. But till then, its time I move on. Goodbye Wix.com!
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