Top 10 Add-Ons For Wix
Most website builders give you a few standard features to work with. You’ll get eCommerce, a blogging tool, Google Maps, a contact form, and maybe a few other bits and pieces. For further functionality, there is often some kind of HTML tool available which allows you to insert an embed code from, say, PayPal or MailChimp.
However, I’m willing to bet most aspiring site owners don’t sign up with a website builder so they can fiddle around with embed codes. They want to create their website within the builder itself without having to mess around with outside programs and other such nonsense. Thankfully, Wix makes this possible. The Wix App Market contains an impressive 250 add-ons that can be added to your site with just a few clicks. This wide variety of add-ons is what makes Wix one of the most versatile website builders out there.
Let’s take a look at some of the best and most popular add-ons the Wix App Market has to offer.
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1. Wix FAQ
Sure, you can create an FAQ using just plain text, but what fun would that be? Nobody wants to be FAQ-shamed, so if you don’t want site visitors making fun of your dull, lifeless FAQ, add the Wix FAQ app to easily create attractive pages. Choose from four professional-looking layouts, add social share buttons to your answers, customize the colors and text however you like — it’s a great tool for providing answers to questions that are asked frequently.
The standard Wix FAQ app is free and permits you to add up to seven questions. The Premium version, available for $1.95/month, allows for an unlimited number of questions and also lets you insert videos into the mix.
2. Wix Get Subscribers
Wix’s Get Subscribers app is an email marketing tool that can earn you a nice fat pile of monetizable subscribers.
With this completely free add-on, you can build up a list of email subscribers, and there’s no limit to the number of subscribers you can accumulate. Get notified whenever you sign up a new subscriber. Choose either a horizontal or a vertical layout. Best of all, your subscribers will be automatically added to your contact list, which can be connected to the next Wix app on my list:
3. Wix ShoutOut
Wix Shoutout is an app for creating and sending attractive newsletters, complete with text, images, videos, and links. Send them out to the contacts on your contacts list. Your ShoutOut newsletters can be simultaneously shared on social media when you send them out.
The free version allows you to send out 3 ShoutOuts and 5000 emails per month, and also contains Wix branding. There are three different ShoutOut paid subscription levels, each with different levels of benefits:
- $4.35/month (annual plan)
- $4.90/month (monthly plan)
- 5 ShoutOuts per month
- No Ads
- 9,500 emails per month
- 10,000 contacts
- Mobile Optimized
- Premium Support
- $8.60/month (annual plan)
- $12.90/month (monthly plan)
- 20 ShoutOuts per month
- 50,000 emails per month
- 25,000 contacts
- Connect to your Domain
- $32.75/month (annual plan)
- $42.90/month (monthly plan)
- Unlimited ShoutOuts per month
- 1 million emails per month
- 200,000 contacts
- VIP support line
4. Social Media Stream
With Social Media Stream, an app developed by PowerUP, you can stream the content you post to your social media accounts directly to your Wix website. You’ll be able to add streams from the following:
The free version of Social Media Stream includes fully customizable design, is mobile responsive, and includes Pages and Hashtag support. The premium version, available for $3.97/month, lets you connect an unlimited number of social media feeds (the free version only allows for one such connection), removes the logo, updates your stream instantly, and includes SEO support.
Do you desire feedback from the public on your website efforts? If so, what the hell is wrong with you? Ha, just kidding. Wix’s Comments app lets you collect comments from your site visitors and integrate with Wix Store so users can post reviews complete with star ratings. The add-on also enables social media sharing, so your users can share their comments with their social media followers (which sounds like such a productive use of one’s time). The comments box will be updated in real time, so if you manage to generate enough interest, you can get a virtual chat room going.
While the free version limits you to ten comments, the paid version, available for $3.97 per month, allows for unlimited comments, as well as comment moderation so you can delete unwanted comments and approve new comments before they show up. This can be helpful because I’ve heard that sometimes people can be mean on the internet.
6. Wix Music
The Wix Music app gives you a chance to make a little moolah with those annoying ukelele songs you’ve been recording in your bedroom. Upload your music in WAV, FLAC, ALAC or MP3 format. For sales, you’ll have to connect the app to your PayPal Business account, though Wix will not take any commission. You can even get advanced statistics on the number of plays, shares, purchases and downloads for your tracks and albums. Wix Music is also integrated with ShoutOut, letting you promote your albums and send out band newsletters to your subscribers.
In addition to all of the above, a Premium subscription (available with a paid Wix subscription, not as a standalone subscription) will enable you to distribute your music on over 120 streaming services and online stores, including iTunes, Google Play, Tidal, and Deezer. You’ll also be able to connect to the Wix Store to sell merch. It’s pretty sweet.
7. 123 Form Builder
A flexible form builder is essential for the small business looking to keep in touch with its customers. With 123 Form Builder you’ll be able to add just about any kind of form you want with only a few clicks.
Begin building your form from one of the following templates:
- Order Form
- Sales Lead Form
- Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Job Application Form
- Donation Form
- Event Registration Form
- Online Quiz
- Newsletter Subscription Form
- Online Poll
- Testimonial Form
- Support Request Form
123 Form Builder is available in both free and premium form.
- 10 Fields Per Form
- 100 Form Submissions Per Month
- 5 Total Forms
- 24+ Form Field Types
- Live Chat Support
- 30 Fields Per Form
- 1000 Form Submissions Per Month
- 8 Total Forms
- Custom Autoresponders
- Multiple Recipients
- File Upload
- PDF Submissions
8. Wix Stores
Available with a Wix eCommerce or VIP subscription, Wix Stores brings together all the tools you’ll need to create a lively and functional online store.
With Wix Stores, you’ll gain access to all of the following:
- New Templates
- Product Galleries
- Mobile Optimized
- Professional New Store Manager
- Integrated Shopping Cart
- Add Coupon Codes, Tax & Shipping Rules
- Multiple Payment Methods
- Secure Checkout
- Easy Customer Management
- 24/7 Customer Support
Wix Stores makes Wix an attractive eCommerce solution, placing it alongside the likes of Squarespace and Shopify. If you’re looking into launching an online store, you could do a lot worse than Wix Stores.
9. Site Search
Do you have a large website? Lots of ins, outs, and what-have-yous? Site visitors are able to find exactly what they’re looking for (text, images, products, etc.) with Site Search, a tool from InstantSearch+. What’s more, you’ll be able to see just what it is people are searching for, helping you better tailor your site content to your visitors’ preferences.
The free package lets your visitors make up to 30 searches and syncs the search with your site content on a weekly basis. The paid version, available for $4.99/month, lets your visitors conduct unlimited searches, conducts the sync daily and on demand, gives autocomplete suggestions to your users, includes special eCommerce search filters for visitors conducting searches of your online store, and more.
MPZMail is a popular third-party tool for designing and composing attractive mass emails to your subscribers and for managing your subscriber list. It’s yet another tool Wix provides to help you reach out to your followers.
The MPZMail free package is quite generous. You’ll be able to send up to 12,000 emails a month to 2,000 contacts, capture email subscribers straight from your website, store unlimited contacts, and gather detailed statistics on exactly who reads your mass emails (and who clicks on the links contained therein). The paid version, available for three bucks a month, eliminates the branding at the bottom of your emails and gives you 3,000 email credits a month – a $30 value.
In contrast with their many bare-bones competitors, Wix actually gives you the tools to easily create a flexible, well-supported site for just about any purpose under the sun. All these features fall under the umbrella of the Wix App Market, so you won’t have to look elsewhere to import the features you need. Add these features with just a few clicks instead.
Life’s too short for embed codes.