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Review of the Best Free Website Builder Choices – Part 2

Review of the Most Popular Free Website Builder Choices – Part 2” written by Mike Marko.

Best Free Website Builder Choices Continued

In the last blog post, I told you about some of the best free website builders today.

But that list was not exhausted.  For part two of my review, I’m going to continue to list what I believe are the best online website builders you can pick from.

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Free Website Builder – Yola

Most free website builder choices promise a very easy to use interface.  Obviously the promise is meant to entice you to sign up for their product. However, only a handful of free website builder choices really fulfill their promise.  One of these free website builder choices that fulfills this promise is Yola.

Yola will make you feel at ease because everything you would need in order to create a website is already provided to you.  You can even publish your website in moments.  Yola strives for ease of use.  It seems like Yola is doing most of the thinking for you, and this reduces the stress or pressure you might feel while working on your website.. especially if you are new to web design.

Yola is very easy to use.  It’s a free website builder that is organized similar to Microsoft Office or WordPress.  Since you already familiar with similar user interfaces, Yola makes website building efficient.  Options, like Widgets and Social media, can easily be accessed through the interface. The Widgets function of the site is also great because when you select your preferred website category, Yola recommends the best plugins or widgets for your website.

Yola also has specialized options for you so you can build forms, customize the template, and make the site SEO friendly with the help of its SEO and Traffic Scan Reports. You can also activate the Yola mobile theme version of their website, while Ecommerce is made easier with Yola’s Online Store tool application.

You also get to choose from both free and premium themes from their site, but it seem look too simple for you.  But what Yola lacks in template variety, they make up for it by providing quite powerful free website builder. A CSS Style Designer feature is also included in Yola to allow you to edit the site appearance.  For example you can change the font on one specific page, or change the font for the entire site globally.

Special Note on Yola

It is important to note that Yola offers paid upgrades for your account to improve your website building experience with Yola. However, what makes Yola really cool is that they don’t bombard you with spam trying to entice you to upgrade your account. Regardless, in my opinion you should reconsider getting a premium package with your account for this website builder to take advantage of the additional features.

No matter if you decide to go for either the premium or free service, know that Yola can easily deliver what you need.

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Free Website Builder – Wix

Another great free website builder is Wix.  And I have to admit… Wix is quite a stunning website builder.

Wix has an efficient drag and drop editor that will allow you to edit the website any way you want… easily. This free website builder helps ensure that the elements are aligned like you want, without worrying about any oversized fonts, etc. Wix also has a dynamic template list; unfortunately you cannot change your themes unless you wish to start over so choose wisely at the very beginning.

This free website builder uses Javascript instead of Flash to make website interactive and easier to navigate. Wix also offers an App Store so you can add additional features such as an Instagram feed, a live chat function and social media applications.

Special notes on Wix

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend using Wix’s free version of their websites because it adds two buttons that would ruin your browser experience with website. The URLs they provide don’t work; which is very a huge detriment to anyone trying to link to the site. A lot of people are also complaining about the slow loading time of Javascript. If you want the full benefit of Wix you need subscribe to their paid account option.

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Free Website Builder – WordPress

Of course, any list of free website builder choices has to include the most popular Content Management System on the planet today: WordPress.

A lot of people find WordPress really confusing because of its various dashboards and options. However, it does organize website building options like pages, portfolio, plugins and themes in their own separate areas.

Editing your web pages can be done through the text editor.  This text editor is pretty straightforward to use, and adjust to ensure distraction free writing. You can add a photo gallery, polls, and contact forms directly to the page, but you may need to install plugins for these different forms of content.

In your theme selection area, you can take advantage of the 300+ themes offered for your self hosted WordPress site. Each theme is fully customizable from their palette schemes to the fonts, and many of these themes have a mobile phone theme equivalent.

WordPress would work well for anyone wishing to have their own blog because offers quite a variety of options.  You have a lot of flexibility in customizing the look of your website.

Special note on WordPress

WordPress used through its main website (WordPress.com) or you can self-host it in your own host (like with Bluehost). However, if you use WordPress.com, there are quite a lot of drawbacks such as the lack of available plugin options you can install in your website. WordPress.com also has a limited number of third party themes and some of the best themes are expensive to purchase. You may even find its dashboard confusing.

So What’s the Best Free Website Builder?

Well… in my opinion: none of these.

Let’s face it, having a website is a long time commitment. You will be creating content, and using your valuable time to build it.

You want something that will be effective, affordable, and will also grow with you.

The Alternative…

Instead of the free website builder choices I discussed in the past two blog posts, for minimal cost you can have the power of a blogging and marketing platform that would normally cost thousands.

In addition to not having to host the website (which can be confusing, and require technical expertise to maintain), the choice I am suggestion offers:

  • Capture pages to get leads, and integration with popular autoresponders,
  • Free themes already integrated into the platform,
  • Webinar software,
  • Easy to rank in Google and have your customers find you (it is the SAME platform I use to rank in Google),
  • Has its own social media site integrated into the platform
  • And a great support team

And a lot more… all for a very competitive price (yes.. competitive even with these free platforms).

It’s definitely worth giving a trial look.  Check it out by clicking the button below.

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Review of the Best Free Website Builder Choices – Part 1

Review of the Most Popular Free Website Builder Choices – Part 1” written by Mike Marko.

Are you looking to build a free website?

There are a lot of choices out there.  And when it come down to it, creating a website is an investment of time, and it is a good idea to find the best fit for your needs before you actually start building your website.

Websites are a great way to reach out to more people aside from social media.

Websites can come from various styles and purposes, from personal blogs to corporate websites.  Many blogs are created using a free website builder.  Although there are offline website builders available for users (where you build them from your computer), online website builders often the preferred choice.  There are quite a lot of online website builders available, so I’m going to break my review of free website builder chocies up over two blog posts.

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Best Free Website Builder Choices

When you want the best for your websites, I recommend first checking out Squarespace and Weebly as a possible website builder for you.

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Free Website Builder – Squarespace

In one of Steve Jobs’ biographies, Jobs admitted that his passion for craftsmanship and aesthetics inspired from his adopted father, a carpenter.  Jobs’ father taught the young inventor the importance of crafting the back of cabinets properly despite the fact it would not be noticed by its owners.

Squarespace embodies the importance of building accurate and strong websites through every code inputted in the entire page. Each code is carefully reviewed, tested and strengthened, while every feature would work seamlessly with the content provided. Users can be assured that everything is perfect much like a sturdy cabinet that can last for generations.

I have reviewed quite a lot of website builders throughout the past couple years.  Squarespace turned out to be one of the two free website builder choices I can recommend (Weebly is the second one). Squarespace is not only powerful, but it is also flexible to any type of content you can imagine.

If I were to score it, I would give it a new perfect score when it comes to a free website builder.

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Free Website Builder – Weebly

If you want a website builder that can help you create a store, edit a slideshow or customize your own theme, Weebly is the free website builder for you. Unlike the other free website builder choices that have either a very complicated or boring dashboard, Weebly is not only easy to use but also quite straightforward.  This reduces any possible anxiety for website designers new to the platform.

But, what really makes Weebly stand out?

Much like Squarespace that takes into consideration every component of a website, Weebly also ensures that every task and interaction is available without cluttering the user interface.

Aside from being easy to use, Weebly also has  a lot of useful features. You get access to templates for any type of website (e-commerce, corporate, blog), have an activate a mobile theme, use custom backgrounds, and can build dynamic forms, among many other features.

Good Free Website Builder Choices

If you want to try something different, there are also other good free website builder choices in the market that are nearly as good as Squarespace and Weebly.

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Free Website Builder – Virb

Virb can be classified as one of the quirkiest website builders available in the market today.  It feels fresh and stylish.  It may blow you away with with its stunning templates. Like its contemporaries, Virb is quite easy to use.

Virb stands out from its competitors with its tightly-integrated, closed website builder. According to its founder, Brad Smith, Virb’s platform follows the  current trends on the internet today.

Brad has said, “What most website-seekers don’t want to worry about is design, Virb’s approach lets anyone add in a few key elements to create a website that was designed by our team to look great and to be effective for visitors. It’s just one less thing – one really big thing – to worry about.”

Virb utilizes a simple Microsoft Word/Wordpress type editor for editing the standard content and dynamic content for pages. Although there are some limits to how much you can edit, Virb does have quite a lot of templates for users to pick and some of them can even be visible with a mobile theme version.

However, it is important to note that since Virb takes care of the majority of the website building, you lose a lot of the ability to customize the website.  You also cannot create forms for your website, or use other features like widgets. This means that if you need a more customizable website, you should consider another free website builder. But if you are ok leaving everything to Virb, then Virb is the free website builder for you.

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Free Website Builder – Edicy

Aside from Virb, Edicy is another good website builder.  Edicy boasts of several new features such as a tagging feature, new site editor and ownership roles, new themes and developer support.

Edicy is well known for its motto “the best tool for creating multilingual websites.” They have definitely lived up the reputation for being the best tool for multilingual websites. Considering their commitment to provide a very strong language support, Edicy is a preferred choice for people looking to build a multilingual website.

Edicy also uses quite a simple website builder.  This free website builder allows you to enter your content in a multitude of languages. You can select which languages are available for your website by clicking the “+ Add” feature and then you let the system do everything for you… yYou can now easily add content in any language you like.

While you can do the same thing with Wix, Edicy allows you to edit the page directly.  It allows you to see the changes immediately. You just need to hover your mouse in the area you wish to edit, then check the options available for editing. This interactivity gives Edicy an advantage over its competing free website builders.

Although it has quite an easy interface and great language support, there are some drawbacks with Edicy. For one, you cannot use other web fonts to emphasize special characters. But even with this limitation, Edicy is one of the only few multilingual free website builder choices available.

More Free Website Builder Choices in Part 2

Still want to know more website builders out there that you should consider? Check out Part 2.

 

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If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS 2, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review.

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