A content management system (CMS) is a platform that handles most of the technical aspects of building a website, allowing non-developers to easily upload and manage content. In general, CMS platforms fall into two general types: robust, customizable programs like WordPress and Drupal, and more streamlined, drag-and-drop options like Squarespace and Wix. Every CMS has its own quirks, advantages, and unique features. Which one you choose should depend on the kind of website your organization is trying to create.
In this article, we’ll compare two top website building platforms, WordPress and Wix, to help you decide which one is best for you.
ABOUT WORDPRESS AND WIX
Used by more than 60 million websites around the world, WordPress is an open-source platform for web publishing, and the most widely used CMS out there. WordPress is known for its flexibility: It’s what makes it suitable both for personal blogs and for major publications and news outlets like the BBC, The New Yorker, and more. WordPress users can access thousands of custom themes, plugins, and widgets built by the WordPress community to enable just about every kind of functionality. Those with coding experience can also get under WordPress hood and add nearly any feature they choose.
If you use OpenCart for your e-commerce CMS and want to add another store “under the same roof,” it’s possible to do so and manage it through your existing admin panel with a simple customization: sub-folders in OpenCart’s Multi-store mode. In this article, Igor Chishkala walks you through how to use this powerful but easy-to-use feature. Read More
There are plenty of content management systems (CMSs) on the market, and some have more similarities between them than others. Two that come very close in terms of pros and cons are Joomla! and WordPress. Both are free, open-source, and easy to set up and use. So which is the right choice for your site or application? Here's a look at Joomla! vs. WordPress. Read More
The three most popular web services provided are: search-engine friendliness, flash animation, and content management. People want sites that are easy to find, easy to update, and easy on the eyes. About 90% of the websites built have these elements, so let’s break each down a bit and talk about why they’re so popular. Read More
If you’re looking to use a website-building service to create your next website, chances are you’ve checked out more than a few options. If you’re falling on the end of the spectrum where you don’t need a lot of high-tech functionality from your site—say, you just need a simple portfolio site, or a small informational site with nice design but not a lot of custom tools—and you have little to no design or development experience, two great options are Wix and Weebly. Here's a look at both. Read More