We all know how important web presence for any business is. No matter whether you offer the service, selling handmade or just have some interesting ideas to share with the world, you do need to have a website.
CMSs and website builders are the easiest way to create an online setting. All you need is to decide which option works better for you. In case you’re not strong in techy stuff but want to create a simple good-looking site or landing page, a website builder is the best choice.
If you’ll ask Google about the best builders, you will probably find Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly in the list. But are there any other good alternatives? Well, to say shortly – yes. We created a list of the best website builders:
Easy to use. Minimalist. Fast.
That’s right, we’re talking about 8b, the simplest website builder. Despite these simple features, 8b delivers even more than you can expect. It offers intuitive tools to build professional and mobile-friendly sites from scratch. 8b websites are based on Google AMP, so you don’t need to waste your time improving the website performance.
This website builder is available for free. And that’s a great price!
✔️ Pros: Quick launch, no charge, multilingual websites.
❗️ Cons: No e-commerce or blogging features, lack of advanced SEO features, no built-in widgets or add-ons.
🏷 Price: Free
Tilda is a website builder that can be used to create websites, landing pages, online stores and different types of projects. You create the site pages by adding blocks from the library with 450 various examples. One of the system’s highlights is Zero Block – visual editor for manual creation. It helps to create new blocks with a unique design.
✔️ Pros: DIY design option, integration with Google Analytics, CRM and other services, good SEO-optimization.
❗️ Cons: Slow customer support, limited document upload function, poor large blog opportunities.
🏷 Price: Free/$15-25 per month ($10-20 if billed annually).
Mobirise is exactly what you need if you want to focus on minimalism when it comes to page building. Don’t be confused after discovering it only supports the offline version, it works neat and easy! It’s possible to export a website and add a Google Analytics tracking code. When it comes to actually to your website publishing, Mobirise gives you a few options – local drive folder, FTP Server and Google Drive.
✔️ Pros: Free of charge, works with AMP, mobile-friendly.
❗️ Cons: No hosting solution, limited extension options, no official documentation.
🏷 Price: Free (even for commercial use), paid premium themes only.
Pixpa is a great solution for visual portfolios websites (photographers, graphic designers, artists etc). Along with user-friendliness and presentable look, it lets you sell both physical (prints, paintings and other works of art) products and digital downloads. Plus, Pixpa doesn’t take any commission from your earnings. An integrated blog will help you easily publish articles and post as well. Unluckily, the trial period prevents you from publishing anything online.
✔️ Pros: E-commerce and blogging options, a wide range of third party integrations, good SEO parameters.
❗️ Cons: Own hosting only with no export, no CSS Code Editing, absence of image editing options.
🏷 Price: Free 15-day trial/$8-20 per month (25% off for annual plan).
If you’re looking for a way to build a fully functioning website in a few short hours, this is it. Strikingly offers a simplicity that is perfect for beginners who want to create a personal site, business card or limited/single-product store. If needed, it’s possible to add Google Analytics and have access to custom code. Though it can be added only in paid plans. Good news for nonprofit organizations – service provides a sponsorship.
✔️ Pros: 24/7 customer support, mobile-responsiveness of the designs, ease of use.
❗️ Cons: limited eCommerce features, a shortlist of design templates, basic newsletter email form.
🏷 Price: Free/$8-49 (if billed annually).
Webydo stands out of this represented web builder crowd. Most website builders use DIY tools to make the process of web building easier for anyone who wants to create a web presence. Webydo, on another hand, presents itself as a tool for web designers. With the help of this platform, you can automatically convert your design into an updated HTML code.
Be careful if you don’t want to prolong your free subscription – you will be automatically charged.
✔️ Pros: Powerful SEO tools, advanced design editor, numerous integrations, helpful tutorials.
❗️ Cons: Heavy price tag (comparing to other web builders), a steep learning curve for users with no web design experience.
🏷 Price: Free first month/$75-400 per month (if billed annually).
Weblium proves to be a “next-generation website builder” working with new technology. This new project of Template Monster is focused on responsive ready-made templates assisted by AI design supervisor. This means your site layout is on point whatever change you make!
✔️ Pros: Unlimited storage, personal manager, 100%, money-back guarantee.
❗️ Cons: Doesn’t have an e-commerce module, a limited amount of ready-made templates, lack of integrations.
🏷 Price: Free/$10.5-19 per month.
Focusing on full-fledged agencies and freelancers as a web design platform, Duda presents a website builder to provide everything you need to start your business online. The company is constantly evolving and make everything possible to stay up to date as far as customers needs go. A developer mode gives access to the HTML and CSS, so you can significantly increase a website’s flexibility and control.
✔️ Pros: simple WYSIWYG editor, frequent upgrades, automated content import.
❗️ Cons: No email newsletter integration, small catalog of apps for the eCommerce, high hosting fees with no ability to choose another host.
🏷 Price: 30-day free trial plan/$11-55 (if billed annually).
✔️ Pros: CMS feature included, in-depth video tutorials, an abundance of fully-customizable templates.
❗️ Cons: No live chat or phone support, comparatively complex for new users, expensive e-commerce plans.
🏷 Price: Free/$12-212 (if billed annually).
Website builders let you create a website, even if you have no idea how web development works. They take away all the complex coding demands and save the budget (8b, Mobilise). Though some website builders can be used by professional designers (Webydo, Webflow).
Are you serious about your website in the long-term and planning to evolve it constantly? Keep in mind that building your online presence on a website builder can lead to negative consequences like hidden costs, poor SEO and different kind of limitations.
WordPress, on the other hand, solves these problems perfectly. As a platform that is powering around 34,1% of all websites, it has proved its own efficiency and this number continues to grow. Want to extend your website functionality far beyond the limits of its base options but don’t know how? CMS2CMS service can migrate your site from your current platform to WordPress in a couple of simple steps with no coding and additional installation at all.
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