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Open-Source vs Commercial Web Design & Editing Solutions

There are hundreds of different web content management and web design software that you can find today. However, there are only a handful of popular ones while new one’s keep emerging from time to time.  

Whether to choose a subscription based commercial platform or a free opensource platform will depend on individual needs.

Some of the most popular commercial web editing platforms are

  • WIX
  • Shopify
  • Square space
  • Weebly
  • Lead pages
  • Duda
  • & many more.

Some of the most popular opensource web editing platforms are

  • WordPress 
  • Magenta
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Web Flow
  • & more

Among the paid platforms, if we look at what WIX has to offer, it’s one of the most user-friendly online website design and editing platform you can find. With WIX you can visually edit your website without having to touch a single line of code. WIX interface is very user-friendly meaning you can pretty much build any type of website. However, if you have specific or advanced functionality needs, you may be limited without the help of an experience web developer. WIX is affordable when compared to many other paid platforms. WIX also provides the modules required to build a stunning looking interface.  WIX is ideal for start-ups who are looking to build their first website with a smaller budget.

Among the open-source web content management system platforms WordPress has been leading the way for over a decade. WordPress is ideal for businesses who requires a detailed design professionally done with the help of an experience web designer or a web agency. WordPress has so much to offer to take your business to new heights.  WordPress also comes with a powerful Ecommerce module capable of building complex and fully functional online stores.  When you hire a web agency to build your website, WordPress should be your number one choice for so many great reasons.

Just to summarize, if you are a business owner with an upfront budget or no technical knowledge to design websites, you will get the best custom solution by hiring a WordPress web designer. On the other hand if you are a startup business owner with no upfront budget who wouldn’t mind getting your hands muddy, WIX will be your ideal option.