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Wix uses WordPress for their blog (and so should you)

This tweet about Wix, which recently came up in our timeline, caught our attention.

The advert in question is this one;

Initially, we didn’t believe that this was true so we headed over to What WordPress Theme is That and plugged in the url of the Wix Blog.

There it was. The blog uses WordPress and it even told us some of the WordPress plugins that was being used.

Analysis of Wix Blog - running on WordPress

If you look in detail, you will also see that they are running v7.7.3 of the Yoast SEO plugin – that version was released in July 2018. At the time of writing, the current version of Yoast was 9.5.0.

It is obvious that they have yet to read our blog post on why it is important to update your WordPress plugins – you can read it here. I can only suggest that they need to signup to one of our WordPress Maintenance Plans.

Now why does this matter? Wix bills itself as;

The Best Place to Create the Website You Want

https://www.wix.com/

If you have the confidence in your own product then you should be using it for your own business, not giving the publicity to one of your main competitors.

Now we are not knocking their choice in choosing WordPress for their blog as we use it all the time. It is just that it is a strange decision given that they are in direct competition to WordPress.

We have already written a blog post on why we have chosen WordPress as the platform that we develop all of our websites on.

If you want to follow Wix and host your website / blog on WordPress, then contact us and we will help get your business online quickly and easily.