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    • JoshyBoy
    • By JoshyBoy 15th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
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    What is the best free website builder?
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
    What is the best free website builder? 15th Jun 17 at 9:19 AM
    Looking to try out designing my own website. I'd like to get a good feel of my idea before committing to paying for anything, long term.

    What's the best free website builder?

    Any good designers that offer a free trial period?

    Any advice is welcome and appreciated.
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    • JoshyBoy
    • By JoshyBoy 15th Jun 17, 1:35 PM
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    Anyone????
    • Farway
    • By Farway 15th Jun 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:22 PM
    What are you trying to acheive?

    Selling stuff, just a hobby club web site, new type one, art, photos, what?
    • lovinituk
    • By lovinituk 15th Jun 17, 3:26 PM
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    As above, it depends what you will be using it for.

    If its just a bit of fun or small social group then it probably doesn't really matter. Look at something like Wix for example.

    If it is for anything more serious, particularly some kind of ecommerce store, then stay away from the free sites. If you have a technical background you could look at Opencart. If you need something that is easier to start with from the off, then look at something like BigCommerce or Shopify.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    wordpress is free , if you like the look then buy a domain and point it to it
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 15th Jun 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:50 PM
    wordpress is free , if you like the look then buy a domain and point it to it
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    Wordpress is a CMS and NOT a website builder
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 15th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
    Looking to try out designing my own website. I'd like to get a good feel of my idea before committing to paying for anything, long term.

    What's the best free website builder?

    Any good designers that offer a free trial period?

    Any advice is welcome and appreciated.
    Originally posted by JoshyBoy
    Site.pro is one of the best on the market these days, you get a selection of free templates, most hosts will offer some sort of site builder to clients
    • dobymicks
    • By dobymicks 15th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
    For a wordpress site you can get 12 months web hosting and a .co.uk domain name for £6.47 here:
    http://easyhosting.co.uk/free-hosting.php
    You can install wordpress with one click as they include Installatron in the control panel

    They also do weebly website builder.
    • JoshyBoy
    • By JoshyBoy 15th Jun 17, 5:48 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 5:48 PM
    Thanks all - plan on building an unofficial website with news articles, fixtures etc etc.
    • jblessing
    • By jblessing 15th Jun 17, 7:52 PM
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    Another vote for wordpress. Plenty of free templates for every possible type of website. Easy to switch between them without having to re-enter all your info.
    • victor2
    • By victor2 15th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    Wordpress is a CMS and NOT a website builder
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    There are many websites "built" with WordPress. It's a powerful system, relatively easy to learn and could well meet the OP's needs.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 15th Jun 17, 10:30 PM
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    Wordpress is a CMS and NOT a website builder
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    OP will not know the difference, either way Wordpress is the best platform for their requirements, that fact that it is a CMS is even better.
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
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