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Review of the Best Free Website Builder Choices – Part 1

Review of the Most Popular Free Website Builder Choices – Part 1” written by Mike Marko.

Are you looking to build a free website?

There are a lot of choices out there.  And when it come down to it, creating a website is an investment of time, and it is a good idea to find the best fit for your needs before you actually start building your website.

Websites are a great way to reach out to more people aside from social media.

Websites can come from various styles and purposes, from personal blogs to corporate websites.  Many blogs are created using a free website builder.  Although there are offline website builders available for users (where you build them from your computer), online website builders often the preferred choice.  There are quite a lot of online website builders available, so I’m going to break my review of free website builder chocies up over two blog posts.

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Best Free Website Builder Choices

When you want the best for your websites, I recommend first checking out Squarespace and Weebly as a possible website builder for you.

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Free Website Builder – Squarespace

In one of Steve Jobs’ biographies, Jobs admitted that his passion for craftsmanship and aesthetics inspired from his adopted father, a carpenter.  Jobs’ father taught the young inventor the importance of crafting the back of cabinets properly despite the fact it would not be noticed by its owners.

Squarespace embodies the importance of building accurate and strong websites through every code inputted in the entire page. Each code is carefully reviewed, tested and strengthened, while every feature would work seamlessly with the content provided. Users can be assured that everything is perfect much like a sturdy cabinet that can last for generations.

I have reviewed quite a lot of website builders throughout the past couple years.  Squarespace turned out to be one of the two free website builder choices I can recommend (Weebly is the second one). Squarespace is not only powerful, but it is also flexible to any type of content you can imagine.

If I were to score it, I would give it a new perfect score when it comes to a free website builder.

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Free Website Builder – Weebly

If you want a website builder that can help you create a store, edit a slideshow or customize your own theme, Weebly is the free website builder for you. Unlike the other free website builder choices that have either a very complicated or boring dashboard, Weebly is not only easy to use but also quite straightforward.  This reduces any possible anxiety for website designers new to the platform.

But, what really makes Weebly stand out?

Much like Squarespace that takes into consideration every component of a website, Weebly also ensures that every task and interaction is available without cluttering the user interface.

Aside from being easy to use, Weebly also has  a lot of useful features. You get access to templates for any type of website (e-commerce, corporate, blog), have an activate a mobile theme, use custom backgrounds, and can build dynamic forms, among many other features.

Good Free Website Builder Choices

If you want to try something different, there are also other good free website builder choices in the market that are nearly as good as Squarespace and Weebly.

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Free Website Builder – Virb

Virb can be classified as one of the quirkiest website builders available in the market today.  It feels fresh and stylish.  It may blow you away with with its stunning templates. Like its contemporaries, Virb is quite easy to use.

Virb stands out from its competitors with its tightly-integrated, closed website builder. According to its founder, Brad Smith, Virb’s platform follows the  current trends on the internet today.

Brad has said, “What most website-seekers don’t want to worry about is design, Virb’s approach lets anyone add in a few key elements to create a website that was designed by our team to look great and to be effective for visitors. It’s just one less thing – one really big thing – to worry about.”

Virb utilizes a simple Microsoft Word/Wordpress type editor for editing the standard content and dynamic content for pages. Although there are some limits to how much you can edit, Virb does have quite a lot of templates for users to pick and some of them can even be visible with a mobile theme version.

However, it is important to note that since Virb takes care of the majority of the website building, you lose a lot of the ability to customize the website.  You also cannot create forms for your website, or use other features like widgets. This means that if you need a more customizable website, you should consider another free website builder. But if you are ok leaving everything to Virb, then Virb is the free website builder for you.

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Free Website Builder – Edicy

Aside from Virb, Edicy is another good website builder.  Edicy boasts of several new features such as a tagging feature, new site editor and ownership roles, new themes and developer support.

Edicy is well known for its motto “the best tool for creating multilingual websites.” They have definitely lived up the reputation for being the best tool for multilingual websites. Considering their commitment to provide a very strong language support, Edicy is a preferred choice for people looking to build a multilingual website.

Edicy also uses quite a simple website builder.  This free website builder allows you to enter your content in a multitude of languages. You can select which languages are available for your website by clicking the “+ Add” feature and then you let the system do everything for you… yYou can now easily add content in any language you like.

While you can do the same thing with Wix, Edicy allows you to edit the page directly.  It allows you to see the changes immediately. You just need to hover your mouse in the area you wish to edit, then check the options available for editing. This interactivity gives Edicy an advantage over its competing free website builders.

Although it has quite an easy interface and great language support, there are some drawbacks with Edicy. For one, you cannot use other web fonts to emphasize special characters. But even with this limitation, Edicy is one of the only few multilingual free website builder choices available.

More Free Website Builder Choices in Part 2

Still want to know more website builders out there that you should consider? Check out Part 2.

 

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What is Kalatu?

What is Kalatu?” written by Mike Marko.

Have you heard about the new Kalatu blog?

It is the new Kalatu blog platform that was rolled out by Empower Network in January of 2015.

Check out the video below as Bren and I talk about the new Kalatu blogging platform.

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What is Kalatu Blog – Video Transcript

Bren: Hi, it’s Bren.

Mike: Hi, it’s Mike.

Bren: And we just want to talk tonight a little bit about the Kalatu blogging system.

Mike: And tell you what Kalatu is.

Bren: So Kalatu it means story telling.

Mike: Exactly which is actually really appropriate for a blogging system right. So isn’t the best bloggings, a blogs actually storytelling Bren?

Bren: Yeah, they really are, telling a story in your own voice, they’re my favorite blogs when you feel like someone is speaking in their own voice and telling something about themselves, so I guess that’s story telling right?

Mike: Exactly and the nice things about the Kalatu blogging system is it only takes me about 15 minutes to set up because you got premade templates, just click a few buttons make a few selections and you raise our blogging right away and tell your own stories.

Bren: Yeah.

Mike: Exactly.

Bren: Well, yeah some of the people that sign up with us and are on our team. One of the biggest questions we get over and over again is how do you find content how to you find fresh content every day that you can connect with your audience and your list, and how do you blog every day if you run out of ideas. And sometimes I think people have a hard time getting over just the hump of sitting down and making it a daily habit. I know for me it’s gotten easier and easier and easier and it’s just something that I put into my routine. But for those people that are having a hard time getting started and finding content and getting over that, it’s perfect.

Mike: Exactly because the best part about it is once you get started it has a 21-day challenge built into it. What it does it actually takes you through like a template setup where it actually helps you come up with content for each of those 21 days and that’s how you get into an actual habit and routine of blogging. If you have something kind of hold your hand and help you through those initial stages. So you end up having 3 weeks’ worth of content.

Bren: Yeah.

Mike: Perfectly once you get started.

Bren: And I think that’s from psycho-cybernetics, that’s Dr. Maltz and he did a study too and it’s kind of a theory that some people are saying isn’t completely accurate but it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Really from my experience it is all about a habit and if you do it daily and get into a habit and you get into a routine. Trust me it become so much easier to develop that habit and if you can commit to 21 days then you’ve formed a brand new habit.

Mike: And really the system is an amazing system, it’s coming really soon here and I’m really excited about it so what we’d like to do is have you become a part of our blogging team. Okay so by click the link below and you can have both Bren and I mentor you and helping you get started with blogging as well so and we can help mentor you so you start showing up on the first page of Google.

Bren: Yeah, we would love to have you on our team and join us.

Mike: So click the link below and we’ll see you on the other side.

Bren: See ya.

Mike: Bye.

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To learn more about the Kalatu blogging platform, click the “Next Step” button below.

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Three WordPress Alternatives To Self-Hosted WordPress

Three WordPress Alternatives To Self-Hosted WordPress” written by Mike Marko.

Are you thinking of starting up a website and are looking for WordPress alternatives?

WordPress is the most website creation tool.  It is the most widely preferred choice by website designers, including the design and development industries. And there’s no doubt about its popularity.

WordPress is very flexible and includes unlimited customization options and themes readily available for freely downloading. Being a well-known blog publishing application, WordPress offers everything for bloggers and the web developers. It is an Open source content management system (CMS) that is based on PHP and MySQL, and has plenty of features such as plug-in architecture and templates.

WordPress is the most downloaded website publishing platform, and has been the case for the past few years. It is safe to say that WordPress will not be going anywhere for a long period of time.  It will remain a very popular platform for publishing. The community of WordPress is huge, and the community contributes plenty of plug-ins on the WordPress sites daily.

So, why should you look beyond the WordPress?

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For many people, WordPress is too complicated.  This is especially the case when we talk about small scale websites. Creating a self-hosted WordPress website can be a real pain, this is even more the case when you are not technologically incline.

But there are WordPress alternatives.

Three WordPress Alternatives

I will be discussing three WordPress alternatives you can consider.

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1. SquareSpace

The SquareSpace interface looks similar to WordPress, but it is significantly different. With SquareSpace there is no free option. The costs range from $8/month to $24/month, and are billed annually. The premium “Business Package” offers a complete e-commerce package with (almost) unlimited everything.

There is a free 14-day trial to see if you like it. After the 14-day trial, you can choose from one of the three premium packages.

One of the cool features within Square Space is their editing application known as LayoutEngine. Moving, editing and re-sizing images is a lot easier than with WordPress. Since the webpage layout is grid based, everything comes out balanced, aligned and just where you want it.

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2. TypePad

TypePad is a pretty good basic blogging platform. Some popular bloggers, such as Seth Godin, Paris Hilton and Geek Week, use the TypePad platform.

Since the website is hosted by TypePad, you can avoid a lot of the self-hosted blog headaches. The limited number of TypePad features can be a benefit because it focuses more on providing a smooth and stable blogging platform.  TypePad isn’t subject to the same risks as a typical WordPress blog, which can fail from any of the thousands of themes and plug-ins available.

But you may become frustrated with TypePad as your blogging platform needs grow with your business.

Just like SquareSpace, there are no free packages available. There is a 14-day free trial.  The rates range from $8.95 to $29.95 per month.

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3. Blog.com

Blog.com offers a free and premium option similar to WordPress. You can use the free option to try out the blogging platform.

Of all the free sub-domains available, this one created the best website address that I’ve seen.  Instead of yourname.typepad.com or yourname.wordpress.com, you get yourname.blog.com as part of the free option.

Just like WordPress, have the option of running multi-author blogs and of monetizing your site by running ads.

The Alternative: Managed WordPress Hosting

There is actually a better alternative to these WordPress alternatives, and that is with the Kalatu blog, which has managed WordPress hosting.

With managed WordPress hosting like Kalatu, you can avoid many of the common WordPress problems. The host takes care of the site maintenance.

The host also limits the plugins that you are allowed and able to install on your site. They only allow a small set of plugins that they have tested and approved. This means that you won’t install plugins that will crash your blog.

Advantages of the Kalatu Blog

There are a lot of advantages to the Empower Network Kalatu blog.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Simplifying the entire process of setting up and maintaining your blog.
  • The hosting is taken care of.
  • Plugins to optimize your blog are taken care of.
  • Optimized theme’s ready to go.
  • Blogging wizard to help you get started blogging right away even if you have never blogged before.
  • Blogging idea generator to help you come up with blogging topics when you are stuck.

You are basically ready to start blogging right away… “right out of the box”.

And blogging is the best way to create a long term, sustainable business that will create leads and sales on autopilot.  And isn’t that the reason why we all want to build an online business?  To be able to make money with less effort?

To learn more about the Kalatu blogging platform, click the “Next Step” button below.

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