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Eager vs Wix: What are the differences?

Eager: Bring your website to life with free plugins you can install in seconds. The Eager App Store is a free platform which enables non-technical website owners to install client-side plugins to improve their websites. These plugins come from the open-source community, other SaaS companies, and some from Eager itself. Customers can preview plugins on their site before installing them, and place elements on their site with a powerful visual editor; Wix: Wix.com is a web development platform enabling anyone to build a stunning online presence using simple cloud-based creation and management tools. Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.

Eager and Wix belong to "Website Builder" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about Eager and Wix
Kamaldeep Singh

I usually take a slightly different tack because the technical level of people I usually am dealing with is lower. I tend to be pitching to decision makers and not tech people. A bit of my standard answer is below.

Wix and Squarespace are proprietary systems meant for unsophisticated users who want to build their own websites quickly and easily. While they are good for that specific use case, they do not offer any way to move beyond that if your needs arise. Since they are proprietary closed systems if you need something more advanced at some point your only option is to start over.

WordPress is an Open Source CMS that allows much more freedom. It is not quite as simple to setup and create a new site but if you are talking to me then you are not looking to build it yourself so that is really a non-issue. The main benefit of WordPress is freedom. You can host it on virtually any decent web hosting service and since it uses PHP and MySQL you can have virtually any developer take over a project without problem.

I believe in open source because of that freedom. It is good for me as a developer and it is good for my clients. If something were to happen to me or my company you would have no problem finding another qualified WordPress developer to take over the site in a totally seamless fashion. There would be no need to start from scratch.

Additionally the extensible nature of WordPress means that no matter what your future needs, WordPress can handle it. Adding things like e-commerce and custom quoting systems are just two examples of advanced solution's that I have added to WordPress sites years after they were first built.

WordPress is used by tiny one person businesses all the way up to major websites like the NY Times and I think it is right for this project as well.

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    What is Eager?

    The Eager App Store is a free platform which enables non-technical website owners to install client-side plugins to improve their websites. These plugins come from the open-source community, other SaaS companies, and some from Eager itself. Customers can preview plugins on their site before installing them, and place elements on their site with a powerful visual editor.

    What is Wix?

    Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.

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        What are some alternatives to Eager and Wix?
        Squarespace
        Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out.
        Weebly
        Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion.
        Odoo
        It is a business management software including CRM, e-commerce, billing, accounting, manufacturing, warehouse, project management, and inventory management.
        Bubble
        It is a visual programming language that lets you build a fully-functional web app without writing code. Users have built marketplaces, CRM tools, social networks. Engineers can focus on new features and add them as plugins with code, while business people can focus on the customer-facing product.
        Builder
        It is the first and only headless CMS with full drag and drop editing. It supports many frameworks like Angular, Vue, React, Preact etc.
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