Our Preferred Apps and their Compatibility Network
Disclaimer: Due to constant changes in technology, the following compatibility is subject to change without notice and at any time. Often this is without warning and sometimes it is mid-process during our builds. When this happens, we will scrap the work we began, change course and pick another app or solution to build. If payment has been received already, this means we will put in the extra time and effort to find the perfect solution that works for you. It means more labor for us and a change in product, but your results will still be achieved. We will not leave our clients without solutions. (For example, let's say you want to use Book like a Boss but it is no longer compatible with Wix as of July 2019, so we suggest Setmore Scheduling or Wix Booking) If we know about compatibility issues before we begin the work, we will give recommendations for alternative solutions. Additionally, we will not work with products we know are incompatible, incompetent, unscrupulous or risky. Period.
Last update: January 2021
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If you have a web host you want to use or are already using, let us know.
Please note: We do not work with BlueHosts or any other operation under Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
1. We work with most domain registrars. We particularly recommend Network Solutions, eNom, Google or GoDaddy for domains as they are transferable, connectable and manageable.
2. We will also purchase domains for you from Wix. Keep in mind, Wix domains are difficult to transfer, so if you think you might move to another web hosting provider, you might want to use another Registrar. Further keep in mind, Wix prices have gone up substantially since 2018 and are continuing to trend upwards (and again hiked in Summer 2020). Wix is mostly user friendly, so these inflated fees are worth it for those who intend to personally work on their sites in the future. However, if you do not want to ever work on your website, we recommend using another hosting / domain company.
Our domain list is constantly changing. For an up to date list of what domain registrars we work with, contact us. Our preferred domain registrars are GoDaddy, Network Solutions, GreenGeeks or Google. You are welcome to purchase domains yourself, but keep in mind ALL domains purchased have a probational period of 60 days before you can move them. You cannot buy a domain from GoDaddy on Sunday night and expect to move it to Wix on Friday. You will need to wait 2 months. This is an International rule (read more here: https://www.icann.org) However, there are ways to work with a new domain that is in the wrong place. Either through connection (see further down) or forwards from another domain. Each instance will be varied. We can discuss more if you are in this situation.
We will only transfer domains to the following registrars (with minor exceptions, contact us to see if your domain qualifies):
Please Note: Wix domain transfers take the entire 7 days to transfer. This will not be a fast process and is prone to challenges. Most transfers from GoDaddy are complete in a few hours to 3 days. DNS changes can take up to 7 days for any and all domains.
Important: We will not work with domains registered under Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc or any of their operations which includes Blue Hosts. Explanation: past history of nontransferable domains for our clients and those in our network.
We work with a long list of domain registrars in regards to domain connections. This list includes Network Solutions, NameCheap, Google Domains, GoDaddy, ENom and more.
We will connect a domain to your website from almost any domain registrar.
Important: We will not work with domains registered under Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc or any of their operations which includes Blue Hosts. Explanation: past history of non-compliance DNS edits. We also will not edit DNS records to connect a Wix domain to a web hosting provider outside of Wix. Explanation: failure for Wix to update the DNS records from their end.
Our preference at this time is Book like a Boss. BLAB is compatible with GoDaddy, GreenGeeks (our servers) and other cPanel hosting.
Wix Booking is exclusively for Wix and we do not recommend it as it looks and functions terribly.
Blogger is owned by Google and compatible as an RSS feed on some web providers.
Wordpress blogs are available for GoDaddy, GreenGeeks (our servers) and other cPanel hosts.
Wix Blog is exclusively for Wix but can be connected via a menu link on a GoDaddy or GreenGeeks website. It also cannot be moved to another web host. In order to have an ad free Wix Blog, you will need to pay their fees.
Many calendar apps are available to embed into your websites. Our preferred calendar is with Book Like a Boss.
Acuity Scheduling also works for GoDaddy and GreenGeeks (our servers). There are add-on integrations for most web host providers and we will research with you to find the best solution for your website.
Ecwid is our preferred eCommerce platform. Additionally, we recommend:
* GoDaddy eCommerce Web Builder is simple and works for small stores.
* Shopify is more complicated but can be expanded for small, medium and large stores.
You can also implement an outside provider like Etsy, eBay, Amazon and Store Envy.
We do not recommend Wix Stores.
TNW Creations can setup the above listed eCommerce platforms.
Please note: At this time, we are not working with Wix stores. We prefer ECWID.
GoDaddy Web Builder forms
* Wix is not recommended for contact forms as they are upcharging for every little feature, including basic contact forms. Wix does not utilize security features so spam is very high and the fields in a basic contact form cannot number more than 10. Unless you don't mind paying more for Wix Ascend, we recommend avoiding Wix and Wix forms.
Preferred Merchant Payment Processing:
PayPal (PayPal has special Developers methods and access)
Preferred CRM (Customer Relationship Management):
We will embed (or connect via link) most CRM you choose to your website if it is compatible with our other programming, your host, etc. We will not setup (or import) the CRM account itself unless you are using Wix Ascend (compatible with Wix hosted websites only). If you wish for us to import your customer contacts and set up automation for you on Wix Ascend, our fee is the same as a database creation (you can find this fee listed on our pricing page here).
Facebook, Instagram, GoogleAds and Microsoft / Bing Advertising
SEO & Google Analytics
We work with all SEO aspects. Basic and Advanced and we are leaders in this field.
Our arsenal of tools is vast and includes our Google Developers access.
Have a question about a particular implementation, service, app or resource that isn't listed here? Contact us.