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A Guide to Designing and Creating Your Website – iPage.com

 

There are many reasons to put your ideas online; to gain exposure for your business or organization, to save time by posting pertinent information online, to sell products or services, to educate others about a topic, to connect with others who share your passions and many more.

How do your get your website built and what tools to you need?

It really depends on the type of site you want to build and the time, budget and technical expertise you have at your disposal.

Here is a guide that gives an overview of available tools, including free one click installations from Mojo Marketplace in your iPage hosting account control panel:

 

http://www.ipage.com/support/user-guide/designing-website.bml

This guide will help you select the best tools and elements for the type of website you want to build.

 

One easy option is the iPage Drag and Drop Website Builder which has many design templates to choose from. Another popular option is WordPress which is great for a blog or a basic website.

Many applications which help you create a specific type of website are available for easy installation; here is a current list of what is available:

 

Content Management Systems (CMS)

·         ocPortal

·         Version 9.0.12

 

·         Joomla 2

·         Version 2.5.19

 

·         MODx

·         Version 2.2.13

 

·         Joomla 3

·         Version 3.2.3

 

·         phpwcms

·         Version 1.7.2

 

·         Drupal 7

·         Version 7.26

 

·         PHP-Nuke

·         Version 8.3.2

 

·         PyroCMS

·         Version 2.2.3

 

·         e107

·         Version 1.0.4

 

·         Drupal 6

·         Version 6.28

 

·         XOOPS

·         Version 2.5.5

 

Site Builders

·   Weebly Drag and Drop Builder

·   CM4all

·    concrete5

              

 

Blogging Platforms

·         WordPress

·         Version 3.8.1

 

·         b2evolution

·         Version 5.0.8

 

·         Croogo

·         Version 1.5.7

 

·         Textpattern

·         Version 4.5.5

 

·         Geeklog

·         Version 2.0.0

 

·         Anchor CMS

·         Version 0.9

 

·         Chyrp CMS

·         Version 2.1.2

 

eCommerce / Online Store

·         PrestaShop

·         Version 1.6.0.5

 

·         OSCommerce

·         Version 2.3.3.4

 

·         OpenCart

·         Version 1.5.6

 

·         Zen Cart

·         Version 1.5.1

 

·         TomatoCart

·         Version 1.1.8.1

 

·         AgoraCart

·         Version 5.2.005

 

·         Shopsite

 

 

Photo Gallery

·         Coppermine

·         Version 1.5.28

 

·         Piwigo

·         Version 2.6.2

 

·         Zenphoto

·         Version 1.4.5.9

 

·         Gallery

·         Version 3.0.9

 

·         4images

·         Version 1.7.11

 

One or more of the above can be hosted on your website in various directories and subdomains. There are many options available to build your website, it is often helpful to take a piece of paper and write down exactly what you are trying to accomplish with the site and what features you will need. Then go back and match them up to a platform or platforms. Happy website building!

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