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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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12-16-2016 05:47 PM

Hi all,

I would like to pick your brains on the subject of creating my own FREE website

I am currently using Webmode.com and although it is free it’s not meeting my needs and it’s impossible to find a suitable template to show case my projects

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be grateful..

I don’t have website building experience but I can get one off the ground if it’s a handler.

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”


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Roger

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 11:30 PM

Check out the almighty Google. There are free sites out there. I don’t know how “free” they really are. Sorry, that’s all I have

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Woodknack

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 03:24 AM

There are options depending on what you want exactly. If it’s just to show pictures, many people use Pinterest and upload their own photos. You can even make your pin board private. If you want to blog there is blogger.com and wordpress.com. If you are interested in social media, there are a lot of woodworkers on G+, https://plus.google.com/ . Tumblr is a combination blog + social media. Imgur or photobucket are free image hosts. If you want your own domain like, edwood.com, then you’ll have to pay money.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 05:04 AM

MEH, just pictures to show projects doesn’t really interest me because it’s the banter and feedback on projects and ideas that make this my site of choice.
I can look at furniture catalogs for just picturres.
Nothing against what you want to do, it’s just my preference!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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bruc101

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 08:10 AM

Wordpress is what you want. You can go to youtube and find tutorials that will teach you from beginning to the finished website. One of the best is Tyler Moore.

Most of them are affiliates of Hostgator and throw a 20 minute pitch on you about them. Stay away from Hostgator and any web host that is under the EIG (Endurance International Group) brand. If not then be prepared to get you a prescription for pain and nerve pills.

Here is one of his best tutorials, and the theme he uses is one of the best in Wordpress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFnKu3-n-HI

Here is where you can download the theme Vantage from Siteorigin

If you go that route I will give you a list of the plugins we use on all of our Wordpress websites that can be used to make it professional looking and just about any way you want it to look.
https://siteorigin.com/theme/vantage/

We have a couple 100 sites built in the theme and no 2 of them look alike. Their developers and support is as good as it gets in Wordpress.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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