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Overview

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Wix is the ultimate website building and management platform. Create professional websites your way with an intuitive drag-and-drop...

Format is a cloud-based website designing software for photographers, artists, designers, illustrators, models, architects,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

16

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

7

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

9.4K

5

4

3

2

1

5.3K

3K

927

151

67

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

4.8

210

5

4

3

2

1

164

40

5

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

I find it truly amazing how little work I need to put in to make an amazing website. You will have people think the website was made by a professional not by yourself in a short amount of time.
I found WIX through an advertisement that claimed that the software was easy to use to create a website for yourself and it's true. It's easy to use and also fun to use.
You will like Wix and I'm sure with a little time and effort and your creative juices flowing, you can create a spectacular website that is user friendly and your customers would appreciate.

Pros

My overall experience with Format has been AMAZING. I have tried using Wix, Adobe Portfolio and SquareSpace for my online portfolio/website, but Format has been the software I Love the Most.
CUSTOMER SERVICE is top notch, and many of them are artists themselves. I love those folks, they’re all very friendly and helpful.
I love the way Format makes it easy for me to do pretty much anything I want with my site. It's a great tool for photographers and super easy to use.

Cons

Their policies are ridiculous and customer service knowledge and etiquette are terrible. I have to share the latest bizarre policy I've run into.
Sometimes the apps cost money or you have limited amount of the app you can use before it costs money. This is frustrating when you start using it and then realize you are stuck.
The only problem that I have faced is that trying get to different pages of your website while in editing mode is confusing.

Cons

Lack of personal customisation options. I have also found some flaws in the system which cause crashes ocassionally.
One thing that I do not like as well is its lack of showing analytics. If I am not mistaken, you need to pay a bit extra to see those where as with other providers they offer that standard.
One thing I dislike about Format is that you cannot pay for a 6 month plan. Its either monthly or yearly.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review8 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago

Key features

  • Total features112
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Management
  • Auto Update
  • Availability Management
  • Backlink Monitoring
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Catalog Creation
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Content Sharing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Domains
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • For Small Businesses
  • Form Builder
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Instructor Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Keyword Rank Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Online Booking
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Post Management
  • Post Scheduling
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • ROI Tracking
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Responsive Web Design
  • SEO Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey Builder
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Hosting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Website Publishing Options
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features20
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Management
  • Auto Update
  • Availability Management
  • Backlink Monitoring
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Catalog Creation
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Content Sharing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Domains
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • For Small Businesses
  • Form Builder
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Instructor Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Keyword Rank Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Membership Management
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Online Booking
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Post Management
  • Post Scheduling
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • ROI Tracking
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Responsive Web Design
  • SEO Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Survey Builder
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Hosting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Website Publishing Options
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations389
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Ian F.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wix

A great place to start building a website...

Reviewed 6 years ago

Great starting website builder. Has been a great format for hosting several personal websites.

Pros

Wix allows you to build a free website. More than just the free part of the site, their custom builder allows for significant modifications, to make the site your own, and not just one of the 'common' ones available.

Cons

You have to pay for all the premium elements of Wix. Also, there seem to be fewer people well versed in building Wix websites, vs. some of the other platforms.

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Hannah H.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Wix

Not my favorite

Reviewed 4 years ago

I wish I knew how to transfer my domain and cancel my subscription with wicks to another website format. I know it’s possible but haven’t really looked into it yet. I still tell people about it because it’s the format I use, but I definitely don’t recommend it wholeheartedly.

Pros

The options are pretty limitless when it comes to color, themes and different options for your website.

Cons

I absolutely could not figure out how to create it on my own. I had to hire someone just to move the widgets, buttons and customize it for me. I also hate how there is NO customer service number you can call when you want to cancel or have an issue editing your website. I’ve had several malfunctions with it in the past. I’m scared to edit and delete old information on there just because it screwed up the booking button and clients couldn’t schedule.

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Ifeseyi G.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wix

Helping a friend

Reviewed 2 years ago

I liked the easy functionality.

Pros

It was very simple to do a simple revamp of the existing website.

Cons

The existing format wasn’t that great. It was harder to work with.

AP
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Adolfo P.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

My take from the site and its features

Reviewed 2 years ago

I find it extraordinarily satisfying to choose from a variety of options

Pros

Wix's simplified proofreader, formats, and extraordinary instruments make it simple to make anything, from individual web-based portfolios to private venture sites. Furthermore, in the event that the incentive for cash is a significant element, Wix is somewhat pricier than different stages, however, it offers a novice well-disposed and versatile free arrangement to begin from

Cons

You can't switch your format whenever you've distributed your site without beginning again.

AR
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Hospital & Health Care, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Wix

My companies Back-End

Reviewed 6 years ago

I'm still with Wix because it was very easy to use; but I would request a different format to request assistance.

Pros

I use Wix for my companies website designer and host. It was fun designing the site and the many different functions offered. And it offered up to date changes to the site that reflected immediately.

Cons

I don't like the fact that they up-charge for everything, and customer support was really hard to get to and you have to request a call back. I didn't like the goose chase.

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Clay S.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Wix

Wix is Alright

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Very easy to build websites on that look good and are optimized for mobile.

Cons

Not very good SEO options and blogs didn't seem to format right, prefer WordPress.

NE
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Noe E.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Must have for perfect website desgin

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, this is a must have software to create a website. The design and format are elegant. It is very easy and affordable.

Pros

This software is easy to use and will make your website look professional. Will guide you to attract customer to website. It has easy to use templates and the format is easy. Very elegant and very affordable. Must have for any business or non-profit.

Cons

This is the perfect software for any business.

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Sharmeen Islam E.

Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Great experience

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is a user-freindly and reliable software. I recommend using this app.

Pros

This app allows someone who would like to build a webpage. There is a lot of features that helps to design and format the webpage perfectly. There are lots of temples that can be used easily. Even, we can drag and format different tools effectively.

Cons

It is a simple software. I did not find any problems while using it.

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dennis d.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wix

Quick review on Wix

Reviewed 3 years ago

The App Market makes it simple to add additional usefulness like photograph exhibitions, booking structures, individuals regions and online stores

Pros

Wix offers an amazing simplified webpage developer for making little sites. There are more than 800 free formats accessible that can be tweaked as you like.

Cons

Whenever you have picked your underlying format, you cannot change to an entirely new one

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Folashade B.

Computer Games, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Wix Review

Reviewed 10 months ago

Lots of adaptability and artistic liberty, meaning you can undoubtedly redo your format so it looks precisely the way that you need it

Pros

Wix Email Promoting enables you to make, send, and oversee email crusades all from one spot. You can set up robotized crusades so they're flawlessly planned and track their presentation with coordinated investigation.

Cons

Wix can appear a bit overpowering when you first burden the Wix manager - there's a ton of highlights and plan choices, which can feel a bit overwhelming to begin with

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Tyler Jae S.

E-Learning, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wix

Innovative, professional, easy to implement web building suite

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I have been very pleased with my Wix experience and believe the cost is worth it in return for my target audience.

Pros

Wix makes creation of professional websites and webpages a breeze. The interface is user-friendly and the endless templates allow for any site to become professional in very little time. Furthermore, the additional tools, such as the "store" option, add a great amount of features and capabilities.

Cons

The hardest part of using Wix is deciding on a template or format, because there are simply too many options! With that being said, the site is really helpful at choosing a format that is best for your target audience.

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Triza T.

Animation, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

An audit on Wix.

Reviewed 2 years ago

It was a great experience using Wix, easy-to-use features, and would recommend it to the person looking to impress on his YouTube channel as the logos are great.

Pros

Completely amazed by the Millions of templates that are offered when creating a website or a logo. The templates are really eye-catching and very beautifully presented. I also like the fact that you can connect your made site to the Google search console.

Cons

You can't switch your format whenever you've distributed your site without beginning again without any preparation

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Blaise I.

Construction, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wix

Used to setup group project

Reviewed 5 years ago

Good experience if you have a simple website design in mind

Pros

We used this product to set up our website for a group project during class. It was extremely easy to use considering none of us had extensive experience building a website.

Cons

Limited templates for website creation were a little discouraging. We had to use a cookie cutter format.

AR
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Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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Wix

Easy for DIY site builder, but a terrible choice as a developer

Reviewed 5 years ago

I sometimes pick up clients for web design that use wix. I always migrate the site off of wix, and onto a WordPress due to wix's lack of features

Pros

Easy drag and drop controls. Very accessible to those who don't know how to code or format websites. Quick launch.

Cons

Wix hides too many under-the-hood features. Its impossible to make the changes I would implement as a developer, because they are completely hidden.

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Mary L.

Music, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Wix is great for Young Artists

Reviewed 6 years ago

I used Wix for my starter page as a professional Opera singer. It's was definitely an easy learning experience on how to build and format a website.

Pros

I enjoyed how easy it was to use the editing tools to set up my website. Very clean, explanatory, super easy to edit and basic enough for a starter web page.

Cons

I didn't like that the Wix logo seemed to be everywhere on my personal page.

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Tiffany M.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Wix

Good choice.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I really like the WIX format. It was easy to use and there were good/sufficient template choices. Overall, it came down to Square product integration for me. I think free trials are the way to go to find what works well and has the right options and integrations needed for your business.

Pros

I found WIX fairly easy to use, as far as set up, value, etc, overall, but ended up ultimately choosing another product.

Cons

I really liked the WIX format. It came down to template choices for me and Square product integration.

AR
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Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

I Love This Website

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall a good experience, and I ended with a great website.

Pros

I was easily able to build my own site. It's very easy format to follow if you have some technical skills.

Cons

The customer service is a little challenging to get in touch with. Email communication is shaky.

RG
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Rachel G.

Environmental Services, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Amazing website development tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

Really enjoy using this product, particularly the form builder, which allows potential clients to submit inquiries, increasing potential for new clients to get in touch.

Pros

I like how easy the software makes it to customize your website, choosing your own colour schemes, layout, background and special features.

Cons

There isn't a format painter, which makes it difficult to standardize fonts across different pages of the website.

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Simon S.

Printing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Fantastic Platform - on my 3rd website so far

Reviewed 6 years ago

Cost-effective, simple webdesign without having to know html & css code.

Pros

Wix makes constructing your own website from scratch so easy. The drag and drop format makes designing your site simple and intuitive.

Cons

I really can't find any flaws with wix. Whenever I've thought 'it would be good if it did that' wix have ended up adding it on their next update. If wix don't do it, there are 3rd party apps that will integrate into the site for a small charge.

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Cassandra T.

Mining & Metals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wix

Hard to figure out and use, but I like the free options

Reviewed 5 years ago

I like the free side of the program but I most likely would use a different program for a paid service

Pros

It is free to build and host a website. It's format allows you to build a website without any knowledge of coding

Cons

I sometimes struggle to find what I am looking for. There is also a tendency for the websites made with the templates to look uncreative

AR
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Events Services, 11-50 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Wix

Great visuals

Reviewed 3 years ago

Wix was used for an alternative platform for us as we wanted to move to Wix as per the offer we received. However the contract was never approved due to internal reasons

Pros

The visuals are very appealing to the world and I would also say the format of the sites and ease of navigation.

Cons

The lack of options and I would want to see the domain entirely converted to the client's full name once project is completed.

EM
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Eric M.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wix

Accessible and Affordable Website/Portfolio Builder

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Wix has an easy-to-use format, good customer service, and a variety of options to get you started on building a website.

Cons

There are a few features blocked by a paywall, but it isn't horribly expensive.

AR
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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wix

Very nice tool for website building

Reviewed 4 years ago

Very nice experience, was really pleased with the result. Compared to other website builders I used, this one is definitely one of the best.

Pros

I have tried this product for building a personal website, and I must say that it is a fairly simple and straightforward tool, flexible enough to allow you execute all of your ideas. I have had both personal and team-based experience with Wix, and have created blog-style website as well as forum-style one and in both cases it has been quite easy and intuitive. I am not a programmer or web-designer but I had no problem navigating in the tools and settings. It also has a wide selection of templates that you can use if you don't want to/can't come up with your own design.

Cons

As with any free website builder, you'll have to deal with the standard domain format with the name of the service attached.

TB
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Tacara B.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wix

Great way to easily create a website

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have been able to create & customize my own website which has been great for my business. Being able to easily change the format during seasons without needing tech support has been wonderful.

Pros

I like the ease of use of the wix software. The program is designed to be simple even for those who aren't that tech savy.

Cons

I wish the packages were better combined. They have a lot of add on features to suit your needs but I would like to be able to create my own package.

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Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Mobile formatting

Reviewed 3 years ago

It’s so-so. I’m happy that my new host has an easier blog feature. It’s a great tool for beginners or those who have time to sit at the computer.

Pros

I have the ability to post unlimited content and format it with a theme and logos. It’s free to use and connects to other website hosts.

Cons

It’s really frustrating to deal with this in a cell phone. I do most of my work on the go and trying to format text, add pictures, etc is very clunky. I don’t like how you have to set up the mobile as an option instead of it being automatically viewable on the app for readers.

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Alex W.

Photography, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Format

Format for Photographers

Reviewed 4 years ago

My overall experience with Format has been AMAZING! I have tried using Wix, Adobe Portfolio and SquareSpace for my online portfolio/website, but Format has been the software I Love the Most! Love the different design options and the ability to change colors, typography styles, and sizes.

Pros

I love all the features about Format. First and foremost, I LOVE the different design options depending on what kind of portfolio you want to have and to show to future employers. I love that Format lets you choose different subscriptions plans with different features and additions. I also love that format automatically saves your portfolio as you edit it. It's very easy to share your Format portfolio with others.

Cons

One thing I dislike about Format is that you cannot pay for a 6 month plan. Its either monthly or yearly

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Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Not as good as advertised

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Unfortunately, not much. I've tried a lot of different website builders (Wix, Squarespace, Wordpress, etc.) but I was excited to see Format advertised as specifically catering to designers and design portfolios. However, it was not intuitive and felt very clunky. I am an experienced web designer and developer, but I gave up trying to make Format work in a short period of time.

Cons

I contacted customer service before creating an account to verify which types of file formats were acceptable. As a designer, I have various different file formats for photos, videos, and clickable prototypes. Sadly, once you start trying to build your portfolio, you discover that it only allows basic JPEG, JPG, or PNG files. I went back to Wix!

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Nicolett T.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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User for over 3 years.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This was the first software I ever used for my photography portfolio and haven't looked back since. Its extremely easy to use and provides me just what I need to showcase my work.

Cons

It has a limited amount of things that you can manipulate. Wix is better for specifics but overall to showcase your portfolio, it does the trick. One thing that I do not like as well is its lack of showing analytics. If I am not mistaken, you need to pay a bit extra to see those where as with other providers they offer that standard.

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Jerry R.

Photography, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Format system allowed me to finally concentrate on images, not site maintenance.

Reviewed 7 years ago

I started building websites in 1995, cut and paste using Windows notepad. I worked my way up through HTML, WYSWYG, Dreamweaver, the lot. I finally grew tired of the maintenance, just wanting to do what I do best... photography. Format offered the elegance and simplicity I was looking for after reviewing many different options (Squarespace, Wix, many others). Oddly enough, I am from Toronto, but am now based in Nairobi, Kenya, but wasn't aware Format was in my former hometown around the corner from where I lived. Canadian expertise.

Pros

Clean designs. Easy to upload and curate images. Provides an all-in-one package for any professional. Galleries, blogs, customization of presentation. Easy for viewers to navigate and professional content display. It allows me to spend little time on website updates and more time on creating content. Viewers appreciate the simplicity.

Cons

Not too many cons. Maybe some meta info on the files (file names and dates). Multiple windows would be nice to drag and drop from different pages/galleries, make it easier to move files. And maybe an archive function for protection.