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The 4 Best Tools For Building Websites For Free

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By si bouzePublished about a year ago 6 min read
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The 4 Best Tools For Building Websites For Free
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Many believe that building websites are like entering a dark cave full of pits and pitfalls, but this does not apply to those who create websites using open-source tools to build professional websites that are easy to use and designed distinctively, compatible with mobile phones, and friendly to search engines, as those who create websites through these tools enjoy walking on a green meadow surrounded by flowers on all sides.

The importance of creating websites using website builders:

1. No need for programming:

Website builders are software tools that are easy to use and do not require users to have any previous programming knowledge, as website programming is performed automatically in the backend. Users see the immediate changes that occur on their website pages only. Therefore small business owners, freelancers, bloggers, consultants, etc., can create their websites without having programming skills.

2. Building websites more quickly:

Website builder tools can read your website in a few hours, with copy-paste functions, pre-made designs, and drag-and-drop templates that help you quickly create a website.

3. Professional designs:

The lack of the need for programming does not mean you will get a lousy website with an unprofessional appearance, as websites created using open-source site builders are distinguished by a professional interface and great design.

4. Search engines easily index them:

Most open-source tools for building websites allow functionality that makes finding your website by search engines simple. Web pages created using the devices are optimized for easy indexing on search engines.

5. Sites compatible with mobile phones:

Most visitors access sites via their mobile phones, so having a mobile-friendly website is essential to improve the user experience for mobile users. This is what open-source website builders provide you with.

6. Free:

Building websites using open-source tools means you will get a professionally designed website in a short time, at no cost, and you will not have to hire a website designer for this purpose because the whole task will be on the shoulders of website builders.

The four best open-source tools for building websites:

1. WordPress:

WordPress

It is one of the most important examples of open-source tools for building websites and is one of the most importantly free, open-source CMS (content management system) frameworks available in the Website market, where the majority of people who do not know much about programming prefer to use WordPress to create websites. There are two different types of WordPress, the first is wordpress.com, with which you can host your website and which will have a domain name wordpress.com at its end, and by paying the amount, you will be able to change the name to your domain name.

The second alternative is wordpress.org. Through it, you can download the WordPress framework and install it on your hosting providers, as most hosting providers support WordPress by default, so you won’t need to install it, but you will need to purchase a domain name and reserve a hosting space.

If you are a beginner, you can start using wordpress.com, and after you get a good idea of the mechanism of action, you can move on to wordpress.org. You will get more speed, performance, and flexibility there.

Let’s take a look at some WordPress features:

The WordPress tool offers you ready-made, customizable designs and templates.

Sites created through WordPress are considered search engine friendly.

All sites created by WordPress are responsive to mobile screens while ensuring high performance.

WordPress sites with high security.

Provides a powerful media management tool.

WooCommerce extension can be used to create an online store on WordPress.

2. Droopler

Droopler

It is a Drupal distribution for building websites based on the Drupal CMS content management system; it is an entirely free tool that includes a complete set of functions and allows you to create large-scale websites from pre-prepared components, so you won’t need to program anything, the dropper tool will enable you to add a large image, text and a CTA button (call to action), you can place a form of any type, add a title, an image background, an icon, you can also place any image in the form of a thumbnail, and allows you to place an external Iframe on your web page Your (like a video clip from YouTube).

To create your website using the dropper, you can follow a basic default layout, quickly edit its elements, or make each page the way you want, taking advantage of plugins. You can control the number of sections you can add to one subpage and the unlimited number of subpages you can create. The dropper guarantees get responsive pages, which appear clearly on computers, mobile devices, and tablets.

Now you will find some useful droopier features:

The advantage of blogging:

Doppler has a blog made up of paragraphs, and thanks to it, you can easily add content such as texts, photos, and embedded videos.

Built-in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Options:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the visibility of your websites to search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing; if the search engines know exactly what is on your site, people who are looking for something specific will be able to access your location and find out what it contains. The higher your site appears in the ranking in the list of results, the more visitors come from search engines; for this matter, the dropper is interested in providing all the built-in options that help you improve your site in search engines.

Electronic commerce:

As in WordPress, it is enough to install the Drupal commerce module to get a ready-made online store via the dropper tool. Once you do this, you can enter this module for e-commerce in a dropper. You can also use other modules in Drupal commerce, such as adding payment systems or shipping options.

You can use Droopler to create web pages for both small and small businesses.

3. Joomla tool

Joomla

Joomla is an open-source website builder, free for public use under the general license, which allows you to create, manage, and publish content. After installing this tool, you will see several default templates. However, you can find thousands of free and not accessible ones on other websites. These templates help you modify fonts, colours, and layouts without diving into programming, as Joomla uses a simple and easy user interface.

Let’s take a look at some of the main features of the Joomla website builder tool:

Publishing tools that allow you to schedule blog posts for times you specify.

WYSIWYG editor that allows you to edit content without using programming.

A media management tool that allows you to add and manage images and other visual file types.

Search engine optimization.

To expand or add new features to a site created by Joomla, you will need to install a custom extension, according to the official Joomla Web page, where more than 6000 extensions (extensions) are available, some of which are free and some of which are not.

4. Microweber tool

Microweber

Microfiber is a free, open-source website builder based on the PHP programming language created using the Laravel framework; it contains a virtual template called Dream and many diverse templates to suit all tastes; the drag-and-drop feature allows users to create content quickly, arrange items with one click of the mouse and drag and drop them across the screen.

One of the most notable features is the live Edit live editing feature that helps creators edit content directly on the front end of the website without having to switch between the control panel and the site to see how their content looks; the microweb has a control panel so that users can switch between different views according to their preferences.

Online shopping is one of the essential features of the microweber tool, as the tool helps you create a complete online store for free and features order management and tracking, automatic order emails, easy shipping, and flexible payment options. Users of the microwebber tool can track the performance of a website, Store, or blog via live statistics that can be used alone or in combination with other analytics tools such as Google Analytics.

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