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#1 Sparkleflap

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:04 PM

Hello everyone,

I've been looking around now for a free website creation service (Webs, Weebly etc) However, all the ones I've come across so far aren't really what I'm looking for. This is for recreational use, and therefore I am not willing to pay for design or hosting.

Some of the most needed features I'm looking for (This is what makes finding one so hard!) are:
  • In-built forums
  • Download area
  • And maybe something like a calander or event management...
If anyone can throw any suggestions this way it'd be much appreciated!


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:29 PM

With those features you're looking for, it's far more economical to use one of the lower cost web hosts to get all those features. In addition, you'll get many more features to make the deal more than worth it.

I'm in almost the same position, so many dang web hosting companies and I don't even know where to start!

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 05:13 PM

Hmm I'd really rather not pay!

Currently, I am looking into Google Sites. So far it seems pretty decent + it allows yo to put links to non-google pages in the navigation. So I'm now thinking of using the Google Sites as the website and then finding a random phpBB2 hosting service as my forum.

I'll let you know how it works out.



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Edited by Sparkleflap, 16 December 2009 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 05:55 PM

Hmm I'd really rather not pay!

Currently, I am looking into Google Sites. So far it seems pretty decent + it allows yo to put links to non-google pages in the navigation. So I'm now thinking of using the Google Sites as the website and then finding a random phpBB2 hosting service as my forum.

I'll let you know how it works out.



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Google Sites seems pretty good, with a nice set of templates to work with.
You could also check out DoodleKit and Wiz(Flash sites).

I'd recommend Forumer's free phpBB3 discussion board.
Reliable service and plenty of features to work with.

Good luck!
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:49 PM

Yes, I'm liking Google Sites quite a lot!

How customizable is the look for Forumer? (Do they make you keep their name in the banner or force you to have adverts?)



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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

Yes, I'm liking Google Sites quite a lot!

How customizable is the look for Forumer? (Do they make you keep their name in the banner or force you to have adverts?)



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Well, they have a good collections of skins to choose from and you can have your very own header logo.
Take a look at their forum directory and you'll get an idea of what to expect.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

Grabbed myself a forum from freeforums.org - apparently my email already had an account with forumer so I couldn't be bothered going through and grabbing the details.

All is working quite well indeed!
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:03 PM

Good luck then !
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for your ideas and help!
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:16 PM

I use Microsoft Officelive for my website. It's free from Microsoft, and I enjoy it.

Edited by Computer Pro, 16 December 2009 - 10:16 PM.

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