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    • jamels2
    • By jamels2 7th Jan 20, 12:58 PM
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    Website for local business
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    • 7th Jan 20, 12:58 PM
    Website for local business 7th Jan 20 at 12:58 PM
    I have a domain with 123 reg and want to build a website 2-4 pages just with information photos and a contact form/page.
    I am reasonably good on a computer and wondered if I should build it myself and to what extent?
    I have heard wordpress is free and open source but may take time to learn. 123 reg have a website builder which I guess is a bit easier to use but may cost more. I assume Wix is similar to 123 reg.
    Just wondered if anyone has any advice before I start?
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    • torrence
    • By torrence 13th Jan 20, 8:04 PM
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    • 13th Jan 20, 8:04 PM
    If you are not going to use a web designer then whatever you do make sure the result looks really good. A business with a clearly home made website will not encourage confidence in the product and you never know what business you will be missing out on.
    • J B
    • By J B 13th Jan 20, 9:37 PM
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    I used Weebly - seemed to do what I wanted
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 15th Jan 20, 7:55 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:55 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:55 PM
    I would recommend wordpress as simple to start with but not restrictive if you want to go further.

    If you want to try it I have spare room on my server you can have to try/get it off the ground.

    I will say I offer this as when I started somebody did the same for me which took the risk out of signing up to something and then getting stuck, in my case I stuck with wordpress and all my sites are currently built with it.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
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