45+ Website Builders That Are Better Than Wix

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Every so often, I get a question “how can I build a website without code?”. Ok, that’s a lie. Actually, I get this question all the time. My knee jerk reaction is to climb up onto a high horse of professionalism and start lecturing people on how websites work, but then I remember that I had been there before myself.

I wanted a website. I didn’t know much code. I didn’t have two years to invest into learning.

Professional designers and developers explained to me that I needed to learn “HTML and CSS” and to decide on a “CMS”. Then I would have to find hosting and pay for a domain. All this had been overwhelming to say the least.

Now I know all that and I’ve become the asshole that lectures people on HTML and CSS and hosting and domains. To make up for it, I decided to compile this list of website builders. Also to help people, of course.

This post is not about why one should or shouldn’t use website builders. There has been a lot said about this and the fact is, code generator technology is improving dramatically.

BTW: If you are going to design your own website and are not a designer, check out this post on design tricks before you start!

Here is my criteria for the tools on this list: first, the website of the tool had to look great. All those sites with drop shadows and gradients all over the place were out automatically. Then there was the website builders’ reputation, so Wix and GoDaddy dropped out immediately. The website builders on this list all require zero coding knowledge, even though some don’t offer built-in hosting.

Related read: 13 Most Entrepreneur-Friendly Design Tools I Know

Top Website Builders

webflow

Webflow

Price starts at: Free

Type: Unique design, templates available

Hosting: Optional

Best for: Designers

shopify

Shopify

Price starts at: $9

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

squarespace

SquareSpace

Price starts at: $8

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce, but supports other types

Weebly and Weebly Carbon

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

b5

Strikingly

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

wordpress

WordPress.com

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Blogs

ucoz

uCoz

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce and blogs

splashthat

Splash

Price starts at: $249 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

en.orson

Pikock (now Orson)

Price starts at: $2 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

snackwebsites

SnackWebsites

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

webiny

Webiny

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers and blogs

jimdo

Jimdo

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

imcreator

IMcreator

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

websitebuilder

WebsiteBuilder

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

yola

Yola

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

trysitekit

SiteKit

Price starts at: $5 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce and blogs

pixpa

Pixpa

Price starts at: $4 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

webydo

Webydo

Price starts at: $25 per month

Type: Custom design

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers and e-commerce

livecontrol

LiveControl

Price starts at: $8 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

dudamobile

Duda

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

sidengo

Sidengo

Price starts at: $19 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

pagevamp

Pagevamp

Price starts at: $12 per month

Type: Custom design

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

simbla

Simbla

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

clickbooq

Clickbooq

Price starts at: $8 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

designmodo

Designmodo – startup and Designmodo – generator

Price starts at: $249

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

motocms

Motocms

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

pinegrow

Pinegrow

Price starts at: $99

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

pivot.mediumra

Pivot

Price starts at: $18

Type: Templates

Hosting: Optional

Best for: Designers

weld

Weld

Price starts at: Free

Type: Custom design

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

designmodo

Designmodo – slides

Price starts at: $248

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

mobirise

Mobirise

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Optional

Best for: Designers

bootstrapstudio

Bootstrap

Price starts at: $25

Type: Templates

Hosting: Optional

Best for: Designers and e-commerce

optimizepress

Optimizepress

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

stackhive

StackHive

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

macaw

Macaw

Price starts at: $79

Type: Templates

Hosting: No

Best for: Designers

lightcms

LightCMS

Price starts at: $19 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

cloudward

Cloudward

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

ukit

uKit

Price starts at: $4 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

ontrapages

ONTRApages

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

voog

Voog

Price starts at: $8 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

go.themeforest

Go.themeforest

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

themifyflow

ThemifyFlow

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

cloud-press

Cloudpress

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers

readymag, website builders

Readymag

Price starts at: Free

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: Designers and e-commerce

Market-Specific Website Builders

everdwell

Everdwell

Price starts at: $15 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

madeforfoodtrucks

Made for Food Trucks

Price starts at: $99 per month

Type: Templates

Hosting: Mandatory

Best for: e-commerce

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