Best free website builder

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I am looking to build a store website what is the best free website builder?
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  • Notepad is the best website building program. If you don't use it, or something similar to it, your website will not get a second glance. So, go ask Google for a free webhost, get a domain from Free Domain Name Registration - Get a Short .co.nr web address!, and build a *real* website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Eric Marketing Firm View Post

      That isn't possible, Eric: those are only subdomains, not domains.

      The "domain" is "co.nr" and the Dutch company that owns that domain licenses subdomains and offers free subdomain redirection services (but with a number of "strings" and "catches").

      ".co.nr" isn't a domain extension like (for example) ".co.uk." is. The "co" part is the domain-name, not part of the extension. They're not actually free domains at all. I know it says "free domain name registration" on their site, but they're not being honest about it: it's actually "subdomain licensing" not "domain registration" at all. It's a rather important and significant distinction, as some have discovered to their cost.

      Those subdomains have other striking drawbacks, as well. I'd recommend them only to my direct competitors. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author ashloren
      Originally Posted by Eric Marketing Firm View Post

      Notepad is the best website building program. If you don't use it, or something similar to it, your website will not get a second glance. So, go ask Google for a free webhost, get a domain from Free Domain Name Registration - Get a Short .co.nr web address!, and build a *real* website.
      He beat me to it! I could not agree with this more. Notepad is the by far the best and cheapest web site builder you will find. Learning enough HTML and CSS to make changes to a framework or blank template of some sort is really quite easy.

      Don't be intimidated by it, it's much simpler than people seem to think. Start with a site like W3Schools Online Web Tutorials to learn the basics. Then do a search for some free CSS templates or frameworks and apply what you have learned.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Eric Marketing Firm View Post

      Notepad is the best website building program. If you don't use it, or something similar to it, your website will not get a second glance. So, go ask Google for a free webhost, get a domain from Free Domain Name Registration - Get a Short .co.nr web address!, and build a *real* website.

      This is correct advice. I used notepad to make my *real* web site and I think everybody will agree that it gets a second glance. http://bit.ly/XuMwuf
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  • Profile picture of the author surffab
    If you have hosting and a domain I would go for wordpress... probably they have a plugin for shops... just google it.... wordpress is free and lots of the plugins are as well...
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    • Profile picture of the author spearce000
      Originally Posted by surffab View Post

      If you have hosting and a domain I would go for wordpress... probably they have a plugin for shops... just google it.... wordpress is free and lots of the plugins are as well...
      I agree. Wordpress with the Woo Commerce plugin would be my choice. It's all free.
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  • Personally, I go with Wordpress (that's .org not .com). If you want to take a look at some other free website builders you'll find a few listed on this page - Website Tools, Templates and Tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonwebb
    Really depends, weebly is pretty good as far as static websites go, they also added a blog feature. For the new year they also added 20 new themes to pick from. The best part is that its drag and drop. No programming required www.Weebly.com

    With that said WordPress from what I have used in the past is the greatest CMS service of all time. Its so versatile and because its so popular there will always be a solution to your problems. Www.wordpress.org
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  • Profile picture of the author jvm127
    If you are selling something then bigcommerce.com is a great deal. They give you everything you need including a built-in cart, a wide variety of templates to choose from, 24/7 chat support, and allow you to use your own domain name with your site on their server. Their cart accepts over 50 different payment methods as well. I just started using them for one site I'm running and the "hands off" approach of bigcommerce has been a huge time saver!
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Magento is the best E commerce Website provider, No building, just setup and sell system.

    But if you still want to make your own website then maybe coffeecup has some great templates and building tools!
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  • Profile picture of the author theimdude
    Prestashop rocks and provides all you need
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJonny
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    I am looking to build a store website what is the best free website builder?
    If you are going to buy your own domain and webhosting, use Wordpress, install a free theme and install the WooCommerce plugin. This will set up your store for free.

    If you want totally free and don't mind a sub-domain, there are many that you can use, such as Weebly, Yola, Wix, WebStarts, Webs.com, Blogger.com, WordPress.com etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisCastle
      Originally Posted by MrJonny View Post

      If you are going to buy your own domain and webhosting, use Wordpress, install a free theme and install the WooCommerce plugin. This will set up your store for free.

      If you want totally free and don't mind a sub-domain, there are many that you can use, such as Weebly, Yola, Wix, WebStarts, Webs.com, Blogger.com, WordPress.com etc.
      If you are serious about your business then this is the way to go, if you dont like WP for some reason then check out joomla, lots of free plugins to do what you require
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  • Profile picture of the author cratos
    I like to use webs.com to create free sites.. Also use em for backlinking purposes. You can make the website look pro with webs. Takes a couple hours at the most as opposed to using Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Use kompozer to build websites in html, it is absolutely free.

    Also, of course wordpess.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanvanray
    I would check out blogger.com, wordpress.com and weebly.com. Some pretty descent resources there to start with. Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author arkina
    I use blogger and I wish I had gone with wordpress. My vote is for wordpress. However, weebly and bravenet are pretty decent, too. I have used both of those.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan Richards
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    I am looking to build a store website what is the best free website builder?
    Webs and Weebly are good free site builders. I have made blogs from those and have earned good feedbacks from visitors as well...
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  • Profile picture of the author kennytan
    You can use coffeecup html website builder, nvu and kompozer to build your site. It's free, easy and doesn't need much html knowledge to get it done.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I wish to rec a new one. Blue Griffon is the name. It was created by the old nvo guy. This is a great program. Best of all, it is free and that is great for us. I am using Blue Griffon more an more.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Best free one I've used is Weebly.
    It gives a lot of options and is quick and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author finebird
    Wix.com is a nice site builder. Very easy and has a lot of options
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