Wix is one of the most popular platforms for new blogs and websites. What platform is better for your new project—Wix or GhostStead? Here you will find all the facts you need to make the right choice for your situation.
Wix has been around since 2006 and has over 110 million users. Wix’s biggest draw is that it is simple to use. However, Wix also has some significant downsides. The biggest reasons you shouldn’t use Wix are:
- Lack of portability
- Limited Functionality
GhostStead and Wix Side-By-Side
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When you choose a free Wix plan, you have to accept Wix ads on your site. These ads mostly appear in the header and footer of your website. These ads are distracting for site visitors and will affect your site’s bounce rates and conversion rates.
GhostStead never puts any ads or other content onto your site. You own your site and your content, even on the free plan.
The internet is a fluid place. You need to know that you can change your content, or even take it somewhere else if you want. GhostStead gives you the flexibility to move your content between different templates, or even export your content to use on a different platform.
You can always easily change your content on GhostStead anytime you want to.
Wix has a different philosophy. Once your site is live, you cannot change templates. If you want to change your site's look, you will have to redo all of the content. Are you thinking of leaving Wix for another platform? You won't be able to export your content.
Wix locks you into an essentially static site while GhostStead allows you to change anything you want about your site at any time.
Wix’s biggest selling point is that it is easy to use. It has a drag-and-drop editor that lets you quickly piece together your site from its approved component parts. However, Wix’s ease of use comes with a lot of limitations.
With Wix, your site is limited in what it can do based on your payment plan and the template you chose when you signed up. While Wix advertises having ecommerce capabilities, most Wix sites are nothing more than digital brochures.
GhostStead is also simple to use, but it has unlimited flexibility and functionality. You can use either markdown commands or our WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. If you can use Google Docs, you can use GhostStead.
GhostStead powers everything from blogs to business websites. You can easily use dynamic content like videos and polls. GhostStead has native ecommerce capabilities without you needing to use any third-party software.
Third-party software is one of the most significant security risks for any website. Every time you install a plugin or third-party app, you could be introducing additional security flaws into your site.
Wix sites have to rely on third-party apps to boost extremely limited functionality.
GhostStead is dedicated to keeping your site secure. You can do everything you need on the platform without ever needing any third-party apps or plugins.
GhostStead is the most secure website building platform on the internet.
Your new project may be small to start with, but you have big plans. The problem is that it is hard to scale your site with Wix. Your site can only do what your chosen template can do, and once you go live, you cannot change templates without starting over building your website.
You can add blog posts with Wix, but you cannot add new site features.
With GhostStead, you are only limited by your imagination. You have the tools to stay small and agile, or to grow your website as big as you want. You can always add and remove features.
Wix may be a good choice for you if you want a digital brochure, and you are comfortable not being able to change, grow, or port your content.
But, if you want to control your content and have the freedom to build your website into whatever you can dream up. GhostStead is your best choice.