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Wix has an add-on store, called the App Market, that includes community developed bits of functionality (such as comments, calendars and integrations with third-party services) that you can add to your site. The store includes both free and paid add-ons. See More
There's a selection of elements you can choose from in the sidebar that you can drag and drop into the page and edit. There are common elements such as text, images and buttons as well as less common elements such as blog or online store. All elements can be adjusted to some extent to fit your needs. For example, you can change things like the font, weight and style of text and even crop, adjust colors and apply filters to images. See More
This means you can add custom interactions and API's to your site when needed, but do most of the editing in a GUI. This helps you avoid the need to redo an entire site if you need custom interactions. Also dead easy to connect a database and have dynamic components based on CMS updates. See More
As Medium encourages long-form writing they've re-imagined how comments should work accordingly. You can leave comments for every paragraph separately, so you don't have to reference a specific part in a comments section at the bottom. Technically, the feature is called "notes." See More
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts. See More
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over thepublic folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the _config.yml file and running the hexo deploycommand See More
Sadly the authorization system is fairly limited. Co authors can post and publish, without you getting a chance to pre-check their posts as an admin. e.g. you can't give them "create" and not give them "publish" permissions. They can only edit their own posts however. See More
No drag and drop or WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is available for building the website. All properties have to be set and saved in the backend before it's possible to view the result that in and of itself has to be viewed in a separate browser window. Getting a site just right takes a lot of back and forth between refreshing the preview window and editing details in the backend. See More