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5 of the Best Wix Alternatives for 2024

Looking for the best Wix alternatives in 2024?

Well you landed on the right page.

Look, we know that Wix is popular and can be a fantastic option to create a website, but it isn’t the only option around. In fact, there are some aspects of Wix that many won’t find so welcoming. For example, there’s no way to change your website template if you want to give your site a new look down the line – and that’s just one downside. There are more.

As such, you’re probably interested in exploring some Wix alternatives, so that you can compare them, and make the switch. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to give you, so keep reading.

best wix alternatives

We have five of the best Wix alternatives ⭐ to run through for this post:

We’ll start with arguably the most popular solution on this list – Squarespace.

1. Squarespace

Best Wix alternatives: the Squarespace website.

“This video is sponsored by…” You can likely finish the line, as Squarespace often features in many YouTube videos. Squarespace isn’t just popular because of the marketing, though; it’s also one of the best website builders around.

Squarespace is a direct competitor to Wix, in that both are all-in-one builder platforms with pricing to match. One of the core philosophies here is to give you everything you’ll need in the box. As such, the platform has plenty to offer:

  • You have an excellent drag-and-drop builder that packs in a multitude of site elements to use in your designs.
  • There’s a lot of pre-built templates that will help kick-start your designs, and offer full customization.
  • There are also further design tools in the box. For instance, you can choose from Google and Adobe fonts, add royalty-free images courtesy of an Unsplash integration, edit photos, and more.
  • You can set up reservations, events, takeout deliveries, and more using Squarespace’s Tock.
  • The companion Unfold app also lets you engage with your social media audience through Squarespace.

There’s a lot more on offer with Squarespace, and we can’t cover it all here. In fact, there’s so much scope, we have a full tutorial guide on how to use and thrive with Squarespace.

💳 Pricing

We look at Squarespace’s pricing in another article on the blog. In short, there are four tiers that range from $16.00 to $49 per month. Keep in mind this reflects annual subscription terms. Month-to-month plans are also available, but you can expect to pay a higher monthly rate for them.

2. Hostinger Website Builder

The Hostinger Website Builder website.

You might already know Hostinger as being a staple entry on lists of quality hosting and Hostinger Website Builder builds on that pedigree by offering the following:

  • Since it’s Hostinger’s product, you can rely on its infrastructure to keep your website running without downtime.
  • Much like Squarespace (and other website builders on this list,) Hostinger Website Builder offers a drag-and-drop page builder to help you create your layouts.
  • You won’t have to buy a domain name because you’ll get it free in your first year, which is a nice up-front savings.
  • There are built-in SEO tools to help you rank better in search engines.
  • You’ll get access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to help you brand your business and create a logo.
  • Each Hostinger Website Builder plan includes ecommerce functions.

This last point warrants more attention, so let’s look at how much Hostinger Website Builder costs.

💳 Pricing

Hostinger Website Builder is featured in our post on the cheapest website builders. It offers a yearly plan at $3.19 per month, with a discounted rate of $2.99 per month for the four-year subscription. The standard monthly price is $11.99.

All subscriptions include a free domain name for the first year, ecommerce features, SSL certificates, marketing integrations, AI tools, weekly backups, unmetered traffic, and up to 100 website licenses.

3. Weebly

Best Wix alternatives: the Weebly website.

Weebly is one of the best Wix alternatives on the market for physical businesses that want an online presence to represent their brand, take payment online, or to offer additional services. It’s also decent for simple ecommerce stores.

In fact, we dedicated a full review to Weebly, and within the review, we made a few positive observations:

  • Weebly comes with a drag-and-drop page builder, SEO and security tools, and more.
  • There’s an intuitive onboarding procedure that helps you choose whether to set up a store or a typical website, and select a theme from the library.
  • The ease of use of Weebly is fantastic, and you’ll have convenient access to everything you’ll need on one page.
  • Editing is quick and simple. It’s suitable for a site that needs an online presence to back up a Point of Sale (PoS) business.

Businesses will love Weebly’s features, which include an integrated checkout and a shopping cart. Also, the customer payment option is top-notch thanks to Weebly’s parent company, Square. With that said, Weebly is still best suited for brick-and-mortar businesses who want to add a little ecommerce or payment functionality on the side. It’s not the best choice if you’re really looking to build a heavy-duty online store.

💳 Pricing

There are four plans to choose from with Weebly. While there’s a free tier, we wouldn’t recommend it for a serious site. Instead, premium plans range from $10–26 per month with annual billing, and $13–29 on a rolling contract.

4. Gator Website Builder

The HostGator website.

HostGator is a web host in the same vein as Hostinger, as it offers robust functionality and pricing that’s kind on the pocket. It also provides its own website builder, which means you can jump on board and create a site in minutes.

We admit that in the past, HostGator has not been a choice hosting platform. However, its recent turnaround coupled with its website builder means its just as viable as the others on this list. Here’s what you’ll get out of the box:

  • HostGator uses AI to help you build your design and layout.
  • There’s integrated email marketing functionality, which means you won’t need another subscription to a third-party email marketing service.
  • HostGator includes an array of Unsplash images to help you integrate visuals into your site.

On the whole, the Gator Website Builder is a robust, all-around solid package that is suitable for a vast scope of website types.

💳 Pricing

There are three plans to choose from, with very close feature sets. The Store plan gives you access to ecommerce functionality, while the Site plan adds in calendar management. There are three plans overall, with the lowest starting at $4.95 per month for the first term of your subscription. This price does increase upon renewal, so be sure to factor the renewal cost into your calculations.

5. Bluehost’s Website Builder

Best Wix alternatives: the Bluehost website.

Our final entry on this list of best Wix alternatives is the one to opt for if you want maximum flexibility, freedom, and scalability. Bluehost takes WordPress and integrates it into its hosting platform to offer a stellar website builder for all types of users.

First a disclaimer, in case you’re not already aware, but there are two different types of WordPress. There’s the free CMS software, found on WordPress.org, and then there’s WordPress.com, which is a sort of all-in-one-solution. As an all-in-one solution, WordPress.com also offers a website builder, but Bluehost doesn’t rely on that. It offers the free WordPress Block Editor as an alternative to Wix and its website builder.

  • Because WordPress promotes freedom and open-source sensibilities, you can take your content and move elsewhere without fuss if you wish.
  • The Block Editor and Full Site Editing (FSE) functionality is powerful and lets you build almost any type of site you wish.
  • WordPress’ extensibility is second-to-none and gives you almost every possible way to expand your site’s functionality. This includes access to third party page builders, such as Elementor, which you can also use to build a website (if you’re not a fan of the Block Editor).
  • You have thousands of free and premium themes and plugins to design and customize your site.

Overall, WordPress is an ideal option to build a website. Combined with Bluehost’s powerful hosting capabilities, you have a near-perfect package.

💳 Pricing

The pricing for Bluehost is more complex than the competition. You have a lot of options to choose from, but they all offer a discounted rate for the first term. The duration of that first term could be anywhere from a year to three years. The entry level price starts at $2.75, but if you’re looking to build an online store, then the lowest tier will set you back $9.95 per month. It’s competitively priced and not out of range compared to similar tiers offered by other builders.

Which of the best Wix alternatives is best for you? 🧐

All five of the best Wix alternatives on this list do something different. Of course, each one lets you build a website, but each has its own niche purpose too:

  • For instance, Weebly is ideal for PoS commerce businesses that also need an online presence.
  • Squarespace includes a lot of functionality that puts it at the top of the list when it comes to developing a site and it’s especially good for creatives.
  • Gator Website Builder and Hostinger Website Builder provide similar functionality, similar pricing, and they stem from reputable web hosts too.

However, Bluehost’s WordPress website builder is our favorite option. 🙋 This takes one of the best, most prominent, and cheapest hosts around, then marries it to WordPress. As such, it can offer greater power, more scope and scalability, greater freedom, and best-in-class flexibility.

Which of these best Wix alternatives floats your boat? Let us know in the comments section below!

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