Moving to WordPress in 2024 and Beyond

MWD Moving to WordPress

 

   I started this business in 2023.  I didn’t know which pagebuilder to go with so I decided to go with Wix back then as it was one of the options I wanted to offer my customers.  After a whole year of adding and removing content to a two-page website and turning it into a 5-page website with over 40 blog posts, I got the bill from Wix to renew to 2024.  The increase in price went from about $100 to host the website I had built over the year to now $300 (And I didn’t own the website.  Just like all these other page builder companies).  You add all this content and make the site your own to then being in their grasp if you decide to move on.  There is no way to export the website to another provider as your dont own it, you can move your blogs via RSS but you are better off moving each blog post one post at a time.  It sucks, but thats how they get you.  Wix wanted $300 for a static website with a few blog posts and a couple of videos for 2024.  NO THANKS!!!  In December I made the choice to permanently move all my content to WordPress.  All the sites and work I was doing and will continue to do in this niche is in WordPress so why stay with Wix when my hosting fee tripled for a website I don’t even own?  Makes no sense.  Plus all the plugins I need and the versatility WP offers is currently much better than what Wix offers (I haven’t worked with Wix Studio yet so I cant factor that in to my decision). 

   My new website will be hosted with a WordPress web hosting company.  If they decide to increase my hosting price after the year I will move my website to another provider with the push of a button (aka plug-in).  If my customers want to have their website created with Wix no problem, we offer that service but I cant recommend a closed off system to my customers when they can and will increase their web hosting prices after a year (all these companies do this unfortunately).  I prefer to own my website.  I can host with whomever I want and whenever I want with WordPress pretty much as long as they offer WordPress hosting.  The plug ins are much better with more user reviews, better developer support and experience.  Can Wix catch up and pass WordPress in 2024?  No.  I just don’t see it.  All these closed-off page builders unfortunately don’t offer the option of owning your website so until they do WordPress is the way to go, at least in hospitality.  Also, you have to stay on top of those websites and shared web hosting. 

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   I started this business in 2023.  I didn’t know which pagebuilder to go with so I decided to go with Wix back then as it was one of the options I wanted to offer my customers.  After a whole year of adding and removing content to a two-page website and turning it into a 5-page website with over 40 blog posts, I got the bill from Wix to renew to 2024.  The increase in price went from about $100 to host the website I had built over the year to now $300 (And I didn’t own the website.  Just like all these other page builder companies).  You add all this content and make the site your own to then being in their grasp if you decide to move on.  There is no way to export the website to another provider as your dont own it, you can move your blogs via RSS but you are better off moving each blog post one post at a time.  It sucks, but thats how they get you.  Wix wanted $300 for a static website with a few blog posts and a couple of videos for 2024.  NO THANKS!!!  In December I made the choice to permanently move all my content to WordPress.  All the sites and work I was doing and will continue to do in this niche is in WordPress so why stay with Wix when my hosting fee tripled for a website I don’t even own?  Makes no sense.  Plus all the plugins I need and the versatility WP offers is currently much better than what Wix offers (I haven’t worked with Wix Studio yet so I cant factor that in to my decision). 

   My new website will be hosted with a WordPress web hosting company.  If they decide to increase my hosting price after the year I will move my website to another provider with the push of a button (aka plug-in).  If my customers want to have their website created with Wix no problem, we offer that service but I cant recommend a closed off system to my customers when they can and will increase their web hosting prices after a year (all these companies do this unfortunately).  I prefer to own my website.  I can host with whomever I want and whenever I want with WordPress pretty much as long as they offer WordPress hosting.  The plug ins are much better with more user reviews, better developer support and experience.  Can Wix catch up and pass WordPress in 2024?  No.  I just don’t see it.  All these closed-off page builders unfortunately don’t offer the option of owning your website so until they do WordPress is the way to go, at least in hospitality.  Also, you have to stay on top of those websites and shared web hosting. 

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