Relentless Wix commercials on Youtube made me get a premium account. Also extremely creepy.
Hosting company Wix is apparently running a bizarre campaign in an attempt to win over WordPress customers, causing WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to accuse Wix of "dirty tricks." WordPress is the content management system giant, with a 64.7 per cent market share and used in some measure by 40.9 per cent of active websites, …
A company that is far behind the competition, closed source in an environment that is apparently mostly open-source and competing fairly, and the cherry on top is that they send "promotional" material looking to be from their major competitor.
That combination speaks of a despicable mindset, and I don't even take into account the impossibility of exporting data.
Keep it up, Wix, and you'll stay at the bottom of the market barrel.
By definition that is half
Sigh. Only if your definition of "average" is "median". People really need to give up this incorrect sophomorism.
Of course, there's no good measure, quantitative or otherwise, for "intelligence", or even a good definition of "intelligence" in the first place; so the original statement is largely meaningless.
During the pandemic one of the local businesses that we support has gone online and unfortunately chosen Wix, the amount of user-hostile JS they cram into their site is incredible. And they have written it in such a way that blocking tracking renders the site non-functional. In other words they know perfectly well that what they are doing is wrong.
I'm not going to boycott a small business over making a bad technical choice, but I do only access their site in a separate browser process!
Unless your small business is selling things to geeks, the chances of his page views going down by any significant amount are very small.
If he is selling to geeks, he should probably know better, and if he doesn't, I'm sure his customers would be happy to let him know and suggest alternatives!.
I had an approach from a former client who had decided she could do a better job than me. She spent many hours constructing her Wix website and it looked OK but she didn't like the costs and had hit some of the constraints so got in touch to ask If I could host it. The answer was not what she wanted to hear, as has been stated above there's no export capability and the more usual alternative means of copying content don't work. Conversion is possible but with a lot of manual effort, essentially rebuild a copy perhaps salvaging some elements of content, not much saving over starting from scratch.
Yes Wordpress is not without its problems but when you encounter one it's usually fairly easy to find a fix or perhaps switch to an alternative plugin. Plugins are one of the problem areas, it is surprising that many/most use the wp database and when uninstalled seem not to fully clean-up after themselves.
It is 100% possible to be totally up to date with Wordpress and still get your site hacked. I did not believe my site was redirecting until I saw Google logs saying it was bringing up posts for "gay amputee porn" I didn't remember writing those articles. Had to install Wordfence.
Of course it is: not only does WordPress STILL not do anything to prevent or even slow bruteforce attacks because "people don't want to be locked out of their own site", they also provide a way to try hundreds of username/password combinations at once.
They also default to allowing comments on posts without enforcing the use of an anti-spam service because "people like comments".
I used wix for a while and was not impressed by the speed. The main website page, not particularly large, took several seconds to even begin to load. We eventually went for a Wordpress site, and paid a designer to design one that didn't look like an amateur had been let loose on some templates.
In fact, most of our customers who went for Wix, eventually realised it wasn't worth the money and trouble, and got a proper web designer to design a proper website (usually in Wordpress) for them.
To me, Wix is nothing but a stepping stone. Nothing you do in Wix will ever look as good as if a pro designed it, and any pro out there worth their salt wouldn't use Wix to do a customer's website.