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What is the best free website builder?

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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_2JoshyBoy_2 Forumite
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    Anyone????
  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    What are you trying to acheive?

    Selling stuff, just a hobby club web site, new type one, art, photos, what?
  • 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.
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Ambassador
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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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  • Browntoa wrote: »
    wordpress is free , if you like the look then buy a domain and point it to it
    Wordpress is a CMS and NOT a website builder
  • JoshyBoy wrote: »
    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.
    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
  • dobymicksdobymicks Forumite
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    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_2JoshyBoy_2 Forumite
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    Thanks all - plan on building an unofficial website with news articles, fixtures etc etc.
  • jblessingjblessing Forumite
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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.
  • victor2victor2 Forumite, Ambassador
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    Wordpress is a CMS and NOT a website builder
    There are many websites "built" with WordPress. It's a powerful system, relatively easy to learn and could well meet the OP's needs.

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