Because there are over 30 tools available for free and this post has 25 of those that you can leverage to build your website. There are several web builders and the challenge really comes down to finding the best builder out there.
Most of the companies that offer free web building tools are hosted in the cloud and essentially your website files will be in the cloud as well. With the internet, you can access your site anywhere in the world.
Best Web Building Sites:
- WordPress – Very flexible and widely supported
- Webnode – It uses Modern Editor
- Wix – The International Heavyweight
- Weebly – A Great Website Builder with One Downside
- Ucraft – Connect Your Domain for Free
- Webstarts – Best Free Option?
- Jimdo – Website Editing (also) via App
- Site123 – Easy as 1-2-3?
- Strikingly – Free One-Page Layouts
- One.com – Not Free, but a Cheap Website Builder
WordPress is our overall best website builder. This website, 10webtools.com, and chances are, more than 50% of the websites you visit daily are built on WordPress CMS. WordPress was originally released 17 years ago in 2003 and it currently hosts over 75 million websites.
You can choose from to use the free WordPress web builder without a custom domain on either WordPress.org or WordPress.com.
Free WordPress Web Builder with WordPress:
The free website using WordPress web builder does not come with a custom domain. A free website will have a custom sub-domain and WordPress.org or WordPress.com as the domain. An example is 10webtools.wordpress.com. You can upgrade from the free domain to a custom domain for $5 per month to $45 per month.
Webnode is our #2 pick in this list of top web builders in 2020. It was initially released in January 2008 by Westcom, a company based in the Czech Republic. It can be compared with Weebly and as of December 2019, it boasts of over 30 M websites build with this web builder.
I took Webnode for a test and created this site in about 2 minutes.
Below are the steps to build a free site with Webnode:
Choose from several templates:
You get to preview a website before choosing the template you like:
It will take approximately 40 seconds for the second to be set up once you choose the template you’d like to use
For any of the templates you choose, you can edit it right there:
Wix is our third best website builder available for anyone to create a free blog or website in under 5 minutes.
Below is a video showing the step by step process of how to build a website with Wix:
Once you sign up, you’ll see a drop-down asking you to choose:
- myself.This is a website for me or my business.
- a client.Someone is paying me to create this website.
- a company I work forI’m an employee in a company and I’m building a site for them.
- someone else.I’m helping somebody with their website.
In 2006, four entrepreneurs came up with Weebly. Weebly is a web building platform similar to Wix and WordPress and was founded by David Rusenko, Chris Fanini, Dan Veltri, Chris Fanini in San Fransisco. Weebly offers web hosting and site-building platform.
When you enter the Weebly homepage the snapshot below which can guide you on how to use this free tool to build you free site.
When you click on the blue button with ‘create new site’ icon, you will be sent to a page where you can enter your account details shown in the snapshot below:
The next page after you enter your details above will ask you whether you just need a website or need a website with a store.
The next step, you’ll be required to select a theme:
Once you select the theme, you can see the theme preview and can start editing.
To start editing, you’ll need to select your domain name as shown in the snapshot below:\
If you don’t currently own a domain, you will need to register. If you already own a domain and registered with another registrar, you can transfer it.
If you do not want to pay for your hosting or domain name you can opt for the free option with your brand being a subdomain such as 10babygear.weeblyc.om instead of 10babygear.com
To register a personalized domain, you’ll have three options to choose from as shown in the snapshot below:
To edit your free site, you can leverage drag and drop features of Weebly as shown in the snapshot below:
You can edit any content on the template from the logo, description, images, among others.
You can easily replace images on the template:
You can also edit content by removing the existing text and replacing them with yours.
Ucraft is our fourth best website builder that allows you to connect to your blog for free. When you land on Ucraft’s website, you’ll see the homepage and navigation tabs as shown on the snapshot below:
You’ll note that you have 14 days of trial.