When comparing Wix vs Gatsby JS, the Slant community recommends Gatsby JS for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Gatsby JS is ranked 18th while Wix is ranked 24th.
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Pro Functionality can be extended with community plug-ins
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.
Pro Straightforward drag & drop interface
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.
Pro Personalized templates
Wix comes with various kinds of templates based on the users genre and needs, ranging from personal, blog, club, portfolio to commercial.
Pro Wix Code lets you add custom code and backends to your WYSIWYG site when needed
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.
Pro Great support
Pro No page reload when navigating
Pro Based on React.js
Editing markup is phenomenally easy when you have components.
Pro Live reload
Every change you make can be almost immediately seen in a browser.
Pro A lot of plugins
Gatsby offers a lot of plugins to integrate tools like SASS, typescript, styled components, etc.
Pro Very active development
Gatsby is very actively developed and the maintainers are very helpful.
Pro Built-in code and data splitting
Pro Open Source
Pro Take content from any source
Gatsby can generate the pages with content from any sources like Drupal, Wordpress, Contentful, etc. If the source plugin is not coded for your solution, you can create it.
Pro A static site and a React app in one
The static pages are generated by Server Site Rendering of the React app. So you have all benefits of a static site, and all benefits of a React app, which is very powerful.
Pro GraphQL Data Layer
Pro A lot of examples
Gatsby have a lot of examples sites in his github repository.
Pro Beautiful out-of-the-box blog starters
Con Generated html is very bad
A lot of duplicated css, a lot of absolute positioning.
Con Hard to migrate away
There isn't an option to self-host the site, but neither should there be a need to.
Con Dated templates
Con Unpleasant sign-up process
Con A bit raw
You'll maybe have to tweak some JSX if you want something that's not covered by available themes.