What is Wix? + How Wix Works

We've previously introduced websites like Tumblr, a simple online journal ("blog") service, as ways that you can practice making your own website (of sorts).  Now, if you've got the hang of things, why not take things to the next level and try creating an entire website?  If you're up for the challenge, then Wix can help you do it!

So what exactly is Wix?

Wix.com is an online development platform that allows users to create websites in HTML5 that are compatible with both desktop computers and mobile devices.  Users select a template to start a website with, and then drag, drop, and edit different elements to build a website as big or as small as they want.

How does Wix work: 4 reasons why you should use Wix

1. Get started for free with Wix; create, host, and publish for free.

Similar to its competitors Weebly.com and Jimdo.com, signing up for Wix only takes an email address and a password, or the credentials from your Facebook or Google account.  For that, you get a website that's optimized to look good on desktop computers or mobile devices, 500 megabytes of storage space to store the extra files that you upload as part of your website, unlimited pages for each website that you make, and secure hosting of your website… all for free!

2. Choose the template on Wix that's right for your website.

Everybody has to start somewhere when building a website.  Wix helps you start off right by offering a series of templates to base your website on… and most of them are free!  Whether you're building a website for your business, a news aggregator, a recipe list, or a fashion advice column, Wix has a template that's right for you.

Templates that can be used for Wix websites

3. Drag and drop elements, change the background... how you design your website on Wix is up to you.

Wix has plenty of different options for you to customize your website.  Add new pages to your website or change the background of the current page with just a few clicks.  You can also drag and drop buttons, text boxes, images, videos, and more into your website, put them right where you want them, and change how they work as you wish!  You can also upload your own pictures and videos to use on the website, so go ahead and make your website your very own!

Adding website elements to your Wix website

4. Sign up for a premium plan if you need more from your Wix website.

Is your website running too slowly?  Do you not have enough memory space to store all of your original files?  Do you want to host a fully custom website with its own logo and domain, or even run a store on your website?  Wix has several premium packages that you can choose from to give your website the boost that it needs.  If you pay for annual subscriptions instead of monthly ones, some of the higher-tier premium plans even give you free extra tools and advertising goodies!

Pricing plans for Wix

 

Throughout our Wix course, we'll show you how to put together your very own website on Wix, from signing up for an account to picking the right template for your website to how to work some of the basic editing functions of your Wix website.  We'll even have links to tutorials and articles that can help you do advanced things with your Wix website!  For now, we're going to go over how much Wix costs.

If Wix doesn't sound right for you, consider using one of their competitors, such as Weebly.com, Jimbo.com, or Strikingly.com.

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