Using Wix to make a website
Wix is one of the easiest site builders on the market that features fully customizable 500+ templates categorized into various categories. So it is pretty sure that you will find one that suits you.
They are offering a flexible drag and drop website editor that is always visible on content. You can drag an item from the list and drop it anywhere on the website to add it. Any visible element in it can be moved or edited.
The only downside is that there are ads on the site in the free Wix plan. You can get rid of it by upgrading it to your Combo plan, which allows you to go back to a minimum of $ 12 / mo.
Using Weebly to make a website
Weebly is easier in many ways, like navigation and ease of use. They offer hundreds of templates to choose from, but the customization options may seem limited.
They have quite a few predesigned page layouts (ex: over page, pricing page, contact page) that can be used and modified.
The Drag & Drop builder is easier to use, but is sometimes limited to designated areas for customization. Availability of third-party applications and extensions is also limited.
Step-by-step website creation process using Wix
Step 1: Sign up for Wix
Create an account at Wix.com.
There are 5 premium plans and 1 free plan (prices range from $ 0 – $ 24.50 / month). You will see the upgrade options after creating a site successfully.
See Wix plans and pricing here.
- Wix registration
- Wix registration page.
- I recommend Wix paid basic plan – Combo. The Wix Combo plan ($ 8.50 / mo) features a free domain name, more CPU resources, and no Wix ads.
Step 2: Choose a template
Wix will ask you how you want to create a website. The fastest way they would suggest is Wix ADI (Artificial Design Intelligence) which is not very fruitful in the end.
So I will guide you a little more, but in the best way, the website builder!
You will see that there are templates categorized under different labels. Browse your potential category and choose the one that suits you best.
After finding a Wix theme you like, click ‘edit’ to continue.
Editing a web page on Wix
The “edit” button is displayed when you mouse over a topic.
Step 3: design your website using Wix website builder
After a few moments, you will land directly in its intuitive website builder.
Designing a website is simple. You will see different tools on the left and right side of your screen. Also, click anywhere on the website to edit the block or move it to another location.
Build your web page elements using Wix’s drag and drop editor.
Step 4: Publish the website.
When you hit the publish button, you’ll be asked if you want a free subdomain or a full-featured domain. It is your call.
A few more tweaks are recommended.
Go to your ‘Wix Dashboard> Manage and Edit Site’ and configure SEO, Favicon, Social and updates as needed.