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Is it easy to make your own website for free?

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The ease with which someone can make a website depends on the person's skill level and the method used to create the website. Beginners may choose to use what-you-see-is-what-you-get style editors or services such as Wix that allow for real-time website editing with no programming necessary. More technically skilled people create websites from scratch using a blend of web-specific programming languages.

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as of September 2015, one of the most popular tools for creating and maintaining websites is WordPress. WordPress is a free and open source set of tools that is installed on a web hosting server that allows for customization through custom HTML and CSS code or by installing a number of free and paid templates created by other WordPress users. WordPress features a plug-in system by which additional functionality and tools are downloaded and added to a WordPress installation.

Services such as Wix are for beginner and intermediate users or professionals that desire a quick and easy way to publish a website. No installation or technical knowledge is required to set up a website using Wix. Instead, choose from a number of pre-designed or blank templates and drag and drop content including images, videos and text to the desired location on the webpage. It is also possible to change colors, fonts and more without editing any code.

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