What are the benefits and downsides of each platform? First, let quickly mention what is the biggest difference between them. WordPress is an application that runs on a web server, means it needs to be installed on it and that means it requires a web hosting plan. While Wix is all-in-one platform that has hosting, domain registration, layout builder and content management all together. It has simple interface and intelligent drug and drop builder, so new website could be launched in couple of hours. We could say main Wix advantages are simplicity and accessibility. WordPress require more skills to start and to run, but it gives way more flexibility and easy way to add extra functionality via plugins. While Wix has just over 500 templates, WordPress give you access to thousands and thousands of themes, free ones and premium ones. If you are looking for more control or need integration with online services WordPress would be the right choice.