Wix templates or WordPress themes, which is cheaper?
You may ask what’s the point of presenting WordPress alternatives for Wix templates. Well, the fact is that, most of the time, working with WordPress will simply save you money.
Let’s do the math:
First off, if you want a Wix site that’s launched on your own domain, and without Wix’s own ads cluttering your design then you can forget about the free version of Wix. You need to pay a small fee to avoid these problems.
The cheapest sensible solution for that is around $8 a month. This makes it $96 per year.
Also, if you want something more than a business-card-like site – maybe an eCommerce store – then the price tag on this is $17 a month = $204 per year.
Achieving the same effect with WordPress can be much cheaper. For instance, even if you go for a cheap host at $5/month and a $10/year domain, it’s still only $70/year in total. This still leaves you a handful of dollars to use on a premium theme (which is usually a one-time payment for most people).
(Launching an eCommerce store on WordPress, even though will grow your bills to around $150 a year, is still a lot cheaper than using Wix.)
Of course, setting a site on WordPressÂ takes a few extra steps. The main downside, WordPress is self-hosted, so you have to take care of finding a host on your own. But choosing a host to fit your needs and installing WordPress on top of it is not complicated at all. On the contrary, all the quality hosting companies simplify things so you can have a hassle-free process.
There are lots of WordPress hosting services on the market, cheap and expensive, for all pockets.
Many Wix templates are truly beautiful … I won’t try to say they’re not. But just be aware that there is a price tag to using Wix over the long haul, and especially for a serious business purpose. I just want you to be aware of that.
Some of the top WordPress themes might be expensive, but putting things in perspective and thinking long-term, WordPress is the cheaper alternative. And by the way, WordPress has lots of great free themes as well.
But hey, that’s just me. Given all these facts, which path do you think is the best for you? Wix and Wix templates or WordPress and WordPress themes?
All edits and layout by Karol K.
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