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How to Quickly Design Your Own Website

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If you’re opting out of having your website professionally designed and want to go the DIY route, it can be difficult to decide where and how to take that next step. What if you’ve never coded before? What’s the best web design option and how can you pay for it?

We understand. That’s why we’ve decided to compile a list of ways to make the path to self-design a little easier to follow.

Use a Website Builder

By far the easiest and quickest way to get your own website design aspirations up and running is to use a DIY website building service like this one. Website builders are quick and painless options for people who don’t have coding experience or who want to streamline the whole website building experience to get the site up faster. The very nature of Web Builder software is that it makes altering any theme or template a snap.

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Use a Pre-Built Website Theme

If you’re running WordPress (or any other web-based CRM platform), use a pre-built theme from a developer instead of using a child theme. The disadvantage to doing thing this way, of course, is that you’ll be at the mercy of the theme’s developer when it comes to updates. So they could release a new update that could potentially completely change the feel and even the look of your website.

This is why it’s recommended that you create a child theme, but unfortunately, that entails doing a lot of the pushing and pulling yourself code-wise. If you’re okay with receiving these updates from the developer, though, it’s a very quick way to get your content online.

Use Web Page Development Software

I know what you’re thinking: “How 90’s of you.” But the fact of the matter is that a great many websites nowadays still use external PC software to design and publish websites. However, this is the least recommended option for a variety of reasons (in addition to the whole “classic” thing).

Most PC software-based designers do not support responsive web pages, which means that if you’re designing your site this way, you’ll likely wind up with a PC-only site (or an awful center-oriented website as a workaround).

In addition, it’s not easy to optimize websites via software; you’re going to have to have at least some coding experience to optimize the code to make the site load faster to say nothing of SEO optimization.

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Use a WordPress Page Builder

Whether it’s Divi, Elementor, or another webpage builder plugin, these are super easy options for building a nice website using simple click-and-drag techniques. Elementor in particular is a great option as it can be used in a wide variety of themes. Divi from Elegant Themes, meanwhile, does have a new separate webpage plugin that you can use. You can also go all-in on the Divi theme. Either way, you’ll likely find something that would make designing your website a cinch. And hey, WebScorch provides the best WordPress website hosting for whatever page builder plugin you choose.