Wix vs Primo
Wix and Primo differ in their approach to building websites and their target audience.
Wix is a no-code proprietary website builder that allows users to create websites without having to write any code. It has a drag-and-drop interface and a library of pre-made templates and components that users can customize to create their desired website. Wix is aimed at non-technical users who want to get a simple site online quickly.
Primo is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that is designed for developers and technical users. It uses Svelte, a popular compiler for building interactive web applications, to enable users to create custom components and templates for their websites. Primo also integrates a development environment directly in the CMS, allowing users to edit and preview their changes in real-time.
Primo’s approach to publishing sites is one of the biggest differences compared to Wix. Wix hosts websites on its own servers, whereas Primo builds websites as static files and uploads them directly to the user's chosen webhost. This makes sites made with primo more secure, fast loading, and the approach enables users to host their sites for free on platforms like Vercel, Netlify, or GitHub.
No code tools like Wix are ideal for non-technical users who want to spin up a simple site quickly and are okay with not having access to their site’s source code. Primo is ideal for developers and technical users who want full ownership of their sites and more control over their site’s design and functionality.