10 best WYSIWYG web builders of 2021

Are you looking to create a new website or redesign an existing site but don’t know how to code?

Ten years ago, you would’ve had to pay a developer thousands of dollars to build a professional-looking website.

Today, there are a variety of great WYSIWYG (aka, what you see is what you get) website builders that are inexpensive and require no coding knowledge.

In this post, we’re sharing 10 great site builders that allow you to create your website exactly the way you want it to look.

1. Wix

Whether you’re building an online portfolio, blog, company website, or an online store, you can create your perfect design on Wix. They have more than 500 designer templates to choose from. If you need a website in a hurry, you can use Wix’s Artificial Design Intelligence to spin up a new site in a matter of minutes. Plans start at $13 per month.

2. WordPress

WordPress powers more than 30 percent of all websites on the internet. WordPress has an open-source, free, self-hosted version called WordPress.org as well as a more hands-on, SaaS option called WordPress.com.

If you aren’t technically inclined, WordPress.com may be a great option as they provide a domain name, web hosting, templates, and an excellent customer support team. The pricing starts as low as $3 per month. 

If you need more complex WordPress services, it may be better to check out managed WordPress hosting services like BluehostCloudways WordPress Hosting or WP Engine. Each of these companies can build and optimize your site as well as make sure it’s secure. 

3. Weebly

Just like WordPress, Weebly offers both free and paid plans. You can create fully responsive websites. Some site features include free SSL security, SEO optimized site templates, and a free domain name (if on a paid plan), and much more. 

4. Squarespace

Squarespace is geared toward designers and creatives who want a beautiful professional website or online portfolio without having to code it themselves.

Although there is no free plan for Squarespace, it offers a lot of features, including the ability to install multiple templates on one site; Dropbox file syncing; social media integrations; and the ability to quickly embed videos, images, media galleries, and Amazon products.  

5. MotoCMS Web Builder

MotoCMS specializes in business website creation from photography and restaurants to real estate and medical. They have a simple drag-and-drop website builder along with easy-to-use SEO and analytics tools. They also offer a 14-day free trial.

6. 1&1 IONOS

1&1 IONOS is a one-stop shop for your domain, hosting, email address, and website creation. All of their designs are responsive and user-friendly. 

For $5 per month, you can set up a free website, including a domain and up to five free email accounts. You’ll also get access to over 17,000 stock images.

7. Webflow

Webflow allows you to quickly mock up and build custom blogs, e-commerce sites, online portfolios, and landing pages. This tool is designed for freelancers, agencies, and marketing teams who want to quickly spin up new prototypes and full sites without having to get a developer on board. Prices start at $12 per month billed annually. 

8. uCoz

Just like Weebly and WordPress, uCoz has a free version that’s easy to use for building personal and professional sites as well as landing pages. To get started, all you have to do is sign in through your Facebook or Twitter social media account. 

There is a free plan. Paid plans start at $2.99 per month. If you want to be more hands-off, you can buy a turnkey website for as low as $100.  

9. SiteBuilder

SiteBuilder offers drag-and-drop building, a domain name, free hosting, an email address, and Google ad credits with all plans. Their plans range from $4 to $7.20 per month.

10. Strikingly

If you need a site quickly, Strikingly may be a great solution. You can set up a site in under 10 minutes. All plans include unlimited free sites, domain registration, add-to-cart/checkout functionality, blogging, analytics, signup forms, social feed integrations, built-in HTTPS, and media sliders. They have a limited free plan and paid plans starting at $16 per month. They also offer 24-7 customer support.

Bonus: JotForm

You don’t need to waste time coding a custom web form. You can use our easy-to-use form designer. With over 5 million users, 9,000 templates, no coding required, and hundreds of themes and customizable widgets to choose from, it’s easy to build and design online forms. 


When it comes to building simple websites, you no longer need to have coding chops or a friendly developer on speed dial. We recommend evaluating each website builder based on your specific site needs, timeframe, and budget.

This article is originally published on Jul 25, 2019, and updated on Feb 02, 2021.
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