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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
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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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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:26 PM
    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.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
    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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 31st Oct 17, 10:41 AM
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    Originally posted by paulbraam
    You know what to do.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • jshm2
    • By jshm2 31st Oct 17, 3:30 PM
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    To be honest none of them are really that good.

    All have their various pro's and cons, but the main problem with almost all of them is that you cannot "move" your site to another host if you decide to.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 25th May 18, 6:42 AM
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    What do you mean of free web builder? if you need free website, you may go to Wix - they provide free themes and dashboard for you to build a website. However, what you pay, what you get.
    Originally posted by davidoffmn
    Well davidoffmn, Some web developer spammer you are if you cannot even read the date on a forum post.

    I think you need to google spammer school.

    What you pay, what you get?? Flunked school by any chance?


    Just spotted your other reply to a 2015 thread, funny...
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 25-05-2018 at 6:47 AM.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • SamuelR
    • By SamuelR 7th Aug 18, 2:07 PM
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    I like WordPess, it's absolutely Seo-friendly! But it actually requires really much time. If you don't have any coding experience or resources (time and money) to use WordPress, I'd suggest that you have a look at these tips - How to Build an SEO Friendly Website - 5 Best Website Builders for SEO . You don't need to know how to code to build a professional looking website all by yourself.
    Last edited by SamuelR; 09-08-2018 at 10:46 AM.
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