Updated: Sep 9
Velo is a complete development platform that allows you to quickly create, manage, and deploy professional web applications while developing Wix websites. Velo by Wix provides great features for developing responsive web apps faster.
What Is Wix Velo?
Develop Intelligently, Deliver Fast. Velo by Wix is a smart web development platform that offers a complete and professional development environment in line with fast website delivery.
Build your dream website: Use your creativity to turn your ideas into products. From an enterprise-grade e-commerce site to a social network and API, Velo has all the tools you need to create your dream website.
Save money by halving development time: Increase your development speed. Velo's no-install development environment, widget editor, and development tools save hours of coding and maintenance so you can deliver faster.
Safe and production-ready from day one: Have peace of mind with a secure Wix Cloud host that is maintained for you and monitored 24/7. Out-of-the-box environment lets you deploy with one click and scale seamlessly.
What can you build with Wix Velo?
You can add custom interactions, animations, or whatever you want to the front side of your website. Also, you can build custom CMS, integrate external apps, fetch data from somewhere else like Airtable or AWS, or build an app from scratch with Velo.
Here is an example from one of our clients showing a simple order-tracking app built with Wix Velo. This page uses some great Wix Velo features.
CMS with various kinds of data fields
User input elements for UI
Regex for masking sensitive information
Several functions from the Wix API reference
We would have extended the usage for an online store to track orders after confirmation or integrated with a courier for real-time order tracking. You can learn more about what we did for this website using Wix Velo.
How to Learn Wix Velo Coding?
You can add different functionalities to your website with Wix Velo by using hundreds of videos, articles, images, and code samples that you can find on the Internet. Wix also shares sample codes for dozens of different scenarios on its YouTube channel and its own website. Now, check the available resources free of charge.
There is a course in Codecademy about Wix, give it a try.
Wix API reference
There is a documentation page presenting the properties of Wix Velo in Wix API Reference. Velo Reference pages are formed by the Velo Reference, APIs and SPI articles, and API Reference. Each section of the documentation page is linked to the Wix Help Center, another page on references, etc. Read Wix API Reference and apply what you learn to your code.
Wix Velo examples
Wix Velo Examples is a great resource to start Wix Velo coding. There are tens of code examples from beginner to advanced level users. You can view a code block and the live site on a page and hire a Wix Velo developer if you are struggling with that code.
You will see a sticky bar on the left side of the screen. The texts link to the associated topics on that page, so you can easily navigate through the page without much scrolling. Every example page has the following topics:
How We Built It
API We Used
Hire a Developer
These sections contribute to your understanding of the code example.
Velo by Wix FAQ
Before you ask one of the following questions, just read them carefully.
Is Velo by Wix paid?
No, using Velo by Wix development tools is free of charge but there are quotes for data usage for writing and reading data. You can data pricing here.
How to access Wix Velo documentation?
You simply visit Wix API reference page for documentation.
Does Wix Velo provide local development?
You can develop Wix websites from your local environment. Wix IDE is synced with your Visual Studio Code (available for Editor X and Studio sites).
Which editors is Wix Velo available in?
You can use Wix Velo in all Wix editors.
How to enable Velo in Wix?
Go to most upper part of the editor and click on dev mode button. Editor will be automatically uploading necessary elements for Velo.
What is CMS in Wix Velo?
It is the database used with tables and repeaters throughout the website.
Bizim Muhit Wix Velo Tutorials
We have also great tutorials here at bizimuhit.com. Select the Wix category on our blog or search for Wix at the Help Center to access our free and paid tutorials.
You are ready to go. If you have further questions, feel free to reach us at any time.