Creating websites has never been easier. With so many cheap hosting packages provided by dozens of service providers, the choices are endless. However, not everyone has a sound knowledge of web development. Some of us want a beautiful blog to showcase our writing. Others want a simple online store to sell their handmade soaps. Others with artistic flair, such as photographers, may not want to deal with the hassle of website maintenance and may be looking for a simple and reliable solution.
In this post, I have reviewed 5 free website providers whose services I have tried and tested. These drag and drop website builders are great for users with limited web development knowledge, and may be a great alternative to suggest to clients who want a website that is extremely easy to maintain.
Wix offers easy drag and drop features with over 500 designer-made templates for any type of website. Features include an image editor and galleries, anchor menus, protected pages, site analytics and SEO wizard.
Like the above two platforms, Moonfruit makes use of drag and drop on-page elements to allow users to customise page layout with ease. Ready-made responsive design templates, Google fonts, image editor and SEO tools are key features offered on this platform. Users can add advanced forms with full styling options, upload functions and spam filtering. Google Analytics and Search Console can be quickly and easily integrated providing rich insights into your website traffic and detailed reports on your site’s search performance.
Kong is for anyone who wants to sell online for free. No monthly fees and no additional transaction fees. Unlimited products and storage and a free default theme. Users can use Kong’s free sub-domain or connect a domain for free.
WordPress boasts of hundreds of customisable themes with active community support. WordPress comes with built-in social sharing, in-depth stats and SEO.