Creating a website can seem like a daunting task. And it can be if you don’t have the right tools. The good news is, with the right tools, you do not have to be a coder or know anything about coding.
Here are some DIY website tools that you can use to create your own website.
WordPress offers 2 different options: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. These options are different, so before you create a WordPress site, you need to know the differences. One main difference is that a .org site will need to be hosted and maintained by you. The .com option hosts the site for you.
WordPress is a great DIY option, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. You are able to customize your site using different themes, some free, some paid.
Weebly is one of my favorite DIY options. Weebly is a drag-and-drop builder, which means you literally drag the feature you want, such as a text box or image, and drop it on the site. Weebly is very user-friendly and has professional themes to help you get started. It is also a low-cost option for building a website. It is a great option for beginners.
Squarespace is another drag-and-drop website builder, but in my opinion, has a bit of a learning curve compared to other drag-and-drop options on the market. Squarespace is a great option for eCommerce.
Wix is another drag-and-drop website builder that is easy to use. It is similar to Weebly and is another great option for beginners. Wix also offers customizable templates.
If you are interested in creating your own website but have questions about the best option for your business, contact us for a free, no-hassle consultation to talk about your DIY options. This is not a sales pitch, but rather a short conversation to help you decide what works best for you based on your needs.
Jennifer McArdle is the owner and founder of McArdle Media.