How to make a website

What's the right choice for you?

Do-it-yourself tools.

You don’t need to know how to code to make your own site. Tools like Website Builder let you customize your own site with drag-&-drop tools, while Managed WordPress gives you the power to create a more advanced site.
And for businesses that want to sell their products online, tools like Online Store are do-it-yourself website builders that also include an integrated shopping cart, built-in credit card processing, shipping options, inventory tools and more.
Choose your DIY plan.

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What are my options for building a website?

Thanks to drag-&-drop site builders, the do-it-yourself route is as simple as updating your Facebook® page. And if you want something more advanced, there are DIY platforms like WordPress that allow you to create pretty much anything using plugins.

What if I want to build an advanced site myself?

If you’re a little more ambitious, WordPress lets you create a powerful, customized website by using themes or adding plugins developed by other users. It takes a little more skill, but as the most popular site creation tool on the web, it’s worth it.

Learn more about Managed WordPress

What if I want to hire a local web designer?

Hiring a web designer is a great solution if you don’t have the time, skills or desire to build your own site. You can spend a small fortune on your website, but you don’t need to – not if you know what to look for. Here are our top tips. Make sure your designer has:

  • Plenty of experience, including a portfolio of sites he or she has designed that you can review.
  • A list of references who will tell you what he or she is like to work with.
  • Rates that fit your budget and are well-defined, so you’re not surprised by random ‘extras.’
  • A good understanding of your brand or style.