If you have been following me and my blog you’ll know that I spent almost every day to make it look better and beautiful. You’ll also know that its layout changed a lot over night because I never stopped working on it until I achieved the design I desired.
Here are some screenshots of my former blog’s homepage…
If you are wondering how in the world I managed to re-designed my website overnight, well, it’s because I was using Wix. All of these customizations were made possible by Wix.
Wix is great and very easy to use. Everything is drag and drop and you can create a stunning website in minutes even without a slight knowledge of coding. Easy customization is the biggest advantage of Wix.
Then you probably want to ask me, if Wix is so great why I switched?
Here are the reasons I switched to WordPress:
1. Follow Button. The ability to follow blogs without having to type your e-mail address was the main reason I switched. Most bloggers in the blogging community use WordPress, and their blogs seem to get more attention than of the blogs created with other website builders.
2. Access with CSS codes. I don’t know anything about coding, but WordPress themes can be altered or customized using CSS codes, unlike Wix.
3. Not having to pay extra for a plugin. If you already have a plan, some plugins are already included depending on the plan you have. With Wix, I paid extra for the comment section because the one that came with my plan wasn’t user-friendly and was limited.
4. Mobile friendly. This one was also a deal breaker. WordPress is already setup to be mobile-friendly without having to customize it. With my Wix experience, every time I made changes on desktop view, I’d also need to make changes to mobile view or else everything will be all over the place.
Now that I switched, my blog has more followers and is getting more attention than before. The only downside of this switch is that I need to work hard to setup my static homepage which is now set to display my recent posts.
I have long way to go when it comes to designing my website, but I am happy that I made the switch earlier when it is still possible to copy and paste my blog contents from my former blog. Yes, I did copy and paste all of my blog posts in here. It is possible to import your contents but it comes with a fee (I don’t know how much it cost).
Have you recently switched too? I would like to know your reasons for switching. I also would love to know what you think about my new blog design. I know it’s not quite as pink as my previous one, but the gold will do. wink*
🌸 LOVE, ROSEMARIE 🌸