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Hooli

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Hi all,

I'm sure I've seen this question before, but as usual I can't find owt with search. So I'll ask again, what's a good, free if poss, website editor for a beginner without technical knowledge of HTML etc?
It's for Mrs Hooli to edit & update a bike club website so it just needs the basics. Picture gallery which cycles on the home page, music/noises and that sort of thing.

I've got a feeling the answer is often 'Wordpress'?

durbster

3,729 posts

107 months

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Hooli said:
I've got a feeling the answer is often 'Wordpress'?
Correct smile

Hooli

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27,641 posts

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durbster said:
Hooli said:
I've got a feeling the answer is often 'Wordpress'?
Correct smile
Thanks, just wanted to check before starting anything.

MarkRSi

4,213 posts

103 months

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durbster said:
Hooli said:
I've got a feeling the answer is often 'Wordpress'?
Correct smile
+1 Although that said we had issues using the Wordpress for our local Morris Minor club. We had problems getting admin accounts set up (no activation emails were sent) and the publishing tools aren't totally intuitive. But it's better than manually editing HTML files and if you get on with it it ought to do everything you need.

The only thing that is simpler is a Facebook page, which is what we're using now.

durbster

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MarkRSi said:
The only thing that is simpler is a Facebook page, which is what we're using now.
Good call, that's a perfectly viable option these days if you can sacrifice branding. It can be bit bewildering for users if you're not using the social elements though.
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MrOrange

850 posts

138 months

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Try @WPEngine (http://wpengine.com/pricing/) for an even easier transition. Yes, it does cost £20 a month but I'd say it's worth it.

No link except I'm a customer.

Perd Hapley

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58 months

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durbster said:
MarkRSi said:
The only thing that is simpler is a Facebook page, which is what we're using now.
Good call, that's a perfectly viable option these days if you can sacrifice branding. It can be bit bewildering for users if you're not using the social elements though.
Does it have implications for publicity too? I can't recall ever being sent to Facebook after googling something.

Hooli

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27,641 posts

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Perd Hapley said:
durbster said:
MarkRSi said:
The only thing that is simpler is a Facebook page, which is what we're using now.
Good call, that's a perfectly viable option these days if you can sacrifice branding. It can be bit bewildering for users if you're not using the social elements though.
Does it have implications for publicity too? I can't recall ever being sent to Facebook after googling something.
Public pages are on google.

However we'll stick to a proper site as that's what the club want. Cheers all.

thehappyotter

770 posts

87 months

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My site runs on Joomla which is scalable from the most basic sites to some pretty complicated ones.

Fully themable and it's very easy to add modules or components to get it to do anything you want.

More complicated than Wordpress for a beginner though.

0a

12,953 posts

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Wordpress sounds like it will be ideal for your needs.

I have set up a few sites for local clubs, bands and pressure groups using wordpress.

The important thing is that they are very easy to hand over to another person once the site is up and running. Once see how easy it is you might want to get on and set lots more up!

To get started my hint is to search on Youtube for the subject (eg "setup wordpress website") and pick a highly viewed video - there are loads of videos that will walk you through it step by step.

toxicated

716 posts

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I spent ages trying to figure Wordpress out through YouTube videos and free stuff. If you've got the time it's great but I needed a faster way so bought a video course with WP Academy which I found to help me. That's an affiliate link but there's a fair amount of free content that will help you get up and running.

saaby93

12,857 posts

63 months

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Ditto here about wordpress
In some ways it's easier to learn the basics of HTML and write your own site in HTML.
Have you tried weebly - there are some pretty professional looking sites using that and the pages can look like a magazine with various articles on each page.
Look at free virtual servers if youre not expecting much traffic
Theres a guy on here who offers hosting too - (name server gone)

What you have to watch with all of these is where is your info stored and what happens when something goes wrong.
If you design your own site you keep it on your own PC and upload it to a server and choose who you use
As soon as you have a forum wordpress weebly etc its all held at their site so be careful if you think you might want to change host sometime
Thats my short take on it anyway smile




Kinky

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154 months

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saaby93 said:
Theres a guy on here who offers hosting too - (name server gone)
You mean Jamie from Register1smile


0a

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What did the OP go with in the end?
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