Free Website Builder

Discussion in 'Blogs, Wikis, and other CMP's' started by Ashley S, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Ashley S

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    Has anyone here used a Free Website Builder before such as Wix, WordPress, Webs and more.
    If so what did you think of it, would you use it again or do you still use it currently?
     
  2. Klaatu

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    I used Blogger a lot in my early affiliate marketing days and later HubPages. I tried Wix out of curiosity and it's very nice actually, but I prefer having full control of my sites, so I always use WP for any new projects.
     
  3. zappaDPJ

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    I use WordPress a lot and I would recommend it. It's relatively simple to use but potentially very powerful. A huge plus point is you can usually Google a solution for any issues that might occur.
     
  4. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Jacquii: Black Kween of Hearts ♠

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    Another WordPress fan here.
    It's a truly awesome script with a myriad of plugins (both free & premium) to accomplish most functionality any website would need.

    J.
     
  5. Ashley S

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    Are you guys talking about the self hosted WordPress or the free hosting WordPress website? - www.wordpress.com
     
  6. Leafy

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    I've used Blogger a lot in the past but made the switch to self hosted Wordpress for my main blog a few years ago. Very easy to set up & customise with only minimal programming knowledge.
     
  7. Indianparents

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    I am using self hosted wordpress for my articles (link in signature). It is easy to use and customize.
     
  8. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Jacquii: Black Kween of Hearts ♠

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    I thought that may be a consideration to the question you've posed as for 'free website builder' ...
    Me personally - I'm speaking of self-hosted WP sites...

    J.
     
  9. zappaDPJ

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    Self hosted. It's easy to install and maintain, a one click solution is available with many hosting packages.
     
  10. Ashley S

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    Never been a blog fan.
    WordPress self-hosted does seem best bet though have your own plugins, themes etc.

    Maybe one day I'll install WordPress for the fun of it mess around with themes and plugins.
     
  11. PeterH

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    The primary concern with WordPress is that a lot of tools/plugins may not be built by good developers. Using a poorly built plugin may slow down your website performance, cause conflicts or worst, crash your website.
    With Wix, everything is tested and controlled by their private development team to ensure quality, and they also have good, centralized support functions.
     
  12. Opkilts

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    Never really liked "free" because of the very strict restrictions
     
  13. Shinjiru

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    I prefer Wix
     
  14. selfdecagon

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    I am a newbie blogger and I am using webnode. So far, so good.
     
  15. kevt5

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    I know only Wix and Weebly but I guess there are a lot of them. But even if you use free website builders you should buy a domain and sometimes specific themes for your website. so it isn't that cheap. Maybe WordPress is better, but I think simple landing page from scratch is the best option. But again it depends on the purpose and your resources.
     
  16. Ashley S

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    I am going to give them a go see how it goes.
     
  17. Maddox

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    Like everything in life, you get what you pay for - or not if it's free, but there's always a catch when the word 'free' is used. If you're a total website noob when it comes to building, how much time will you waste learning the system?

    As for WordPress, I've used it, ditched it, used it, ditched it - for some reason I just don't feel comfortable with it. It can be blazingly fast, or snail slow; this can happen because of your hosting package, the plugins used, or even just randomly. I've built sites for two clients using WP using the same host, same package and same WP setup - one was like a rocket, the other was like a comatose snail.

    I've seen a past client of mine trying Wix and what a mess lol. If anyone looks at that site on mobile device they need to be patient as the page will just scroll on and on and on and on - ad-infinitum.

    If you want to build a free dynamic website try WP it has some good points, but it's a bit too random for my liking;plus point it's free. If you want a really good static website that has content that won't go stale quickly, get a website developer/designer to do a proper job and give you exactly what you want; downside, it will cost you, but that will most likely be money well spent and you won't have any of the headaches of having to learning a system.

    ;)
     
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