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Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any idea which is the best completely free open-source software I could use to create my website.

 

I've been using a program called Open Element up until now. But it has some shortcomings including text which changes size depending on the webpage and it doesn't have a built in search engine.

 

The type of software I'm looking for must be drag-and-drop since I only know a little bit of coding. It must also allow me to use a search engine, preferably through something built in, and it must have a good way to change how it displays pages on mobile. Finally, I'm looking for something more like Wix than Wordpress. So something where I have relative freedom to change the themes, increase the size of images, change the layout, move things around freely, etc. as I wish.

 

It must also allow for good SEO.

 

Note that I don't need a url or webhosting, since I already use GoDaddy for that purpose, but only need the design software.

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Did you find any free open-source software to use?

 

I have never used drag and drop type of software as I have always tried to learn how to code, but I can understand that it’s not for everyone.

 

Did you give Wix a try, if so how did you get on with it?

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Squarespace, maybe? Barely touched it myself as I would always code something so don't know much about it.

 

I believe I have, yes. But I'm not 100% sure. I tried most of the basic ones like Squarespace and Wordpress.

 

 

Did you find any free open-source software to use?

 

I have never used drag and drop type of software as I have always tried to learn how to code, but I can understand that it’s not for everyone.

 

Did you give Wix a try, if so how did you get on with it?

 

Nothing that works for me, sadly.

 

Yeah, I think that's a bit too much of an investment in time to me.

 

I have. It's decent but it has some problems. Among them the fact that I have to pay to use my own domain and secondly it displays a banner of "Made by Wix" on the bottom if you don't pay.

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i think you're expecting too much from free services - you always have to pay something either with their banner at the bottom or in some other way. Of course you have to pay for a domain name. Or invest in your own learning time. Unrealistic expectaions usually end in disappointment :)

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