Creating a website can be a very frightening ordeal unless you have the right website with the right templates to help you through. I was eager to find a website builder that was going to point me in the direction I needed to get my site up and running. I found imcreator.com. The first thing that I noticed on the home page was that this site builder was going to be free. I did have other questions as well before I started so I did a little bit of exploring.
Imcreator homepage. Looks really good and makes me wonder if their templates are going to be as nice.
I wanted see what type of support I was going to be given if I decided to use this site builder, as this is generally a very important question. I found that I would be able to read through old questions, join a forum, read through the frequently asked questions section, or even create a support ticket. It is nice to have the chance to discuss problems with someone through a live chat but, when that is not actually possible, you want to know that you can at least create a support ticket to get some help.
Even though all this looked good, I still wanted to know what I was going to be expected to pay when the free plan was over. Or, would the free plan never end? I was able to find a list of the prices on this site builder as well. To my surprise, I found that I was not going to be asked to pay for a plan at all if I wanted to post to Facebook or WordPress. I also found that I ould have the use of all of the templates, as well. But, if I wanted to have email accounts and my own domain name, I would be expected to pay up to $10 a month.
You will not be given a domain name of your own with this site builder unless you pay for a package. Instead you will have a subdomain. This is not always a bad thing if you are not running a business. But, if you have a business, and you want to be found on search engines, you are going to need this site to host your domain name. This is just something to keep in mind.
This screen shot shows the different plans and packages that you will have available to you if you want to upgrade your plan.
I was ready to begin so I clicked on the ‘start now’ button on the page. I found that I was not required to enter any information about myself to get started. I really liked this. I was able to just begin reviewing the templates. It was one of the easiest processes I have ever seen.
This is exactly what you are going to see when you click on the start button. If you do not have photos and such to place on your site you may want to choose a template. Their templates are really nice.
You will have numerous categories available to you that you can look through and select a template from. The only thing about this site builder is that the selection of templates is not really that big. You will only find a few templates listed under each of the categories. It makes it difficult to be unique if you do not have very many options.
When you finally see the template that you want to use, you will click on the ‘customize’ button. This is where you will enter all your information, and you can make your site look the way that you want it to. It is very easy. All you need to do is click on the ‘manage pages’ element and then select the ‘add an element’ button. This will give you the option to add text, videos, photos, etc. It really is up to you and what you are looking to do with your site.
This screen shot shows just how easy it is to edit your site pages. You can see by the tool bar at the top of the page that you can add almost anything to your site.
Frequently Asked Questions about Website Builders
1.) Is this site free and what are the package prices for this site?
This site is free for as long as you want it to be. If you want to select a package it will cost you anywhere from $8 a month to $10 a month. You are find that the packages are cheaper, monthly, if you are willing to pay for a yearly subscription.
2.) How good is the free package compared to the packages that you can purchase?
The free packages are fine. You will not have limited templates or anything else if you use this free site builder. However, you will need to pay for a package if you want to have an email account, or your own domain name. These are just things to keep in mind if you want to run your own business.
3.) Does it come with a hosting plan?
Hosting, domain names and even email accounts are all included with this site builder.
4.) Do you get free support?
There are numerous types of support available but you will not be able to engage in a free chat. This is just one aspect of support that is missing. You will be able to read through forums or even submit an email for help if you are really stuck. UPDATE: Imcreator are starting a free online chat 5 days a week.
5.) What are the benefits of this website builder?
I really liked the fact that I was going to be able to continue to manage an account for free for as long as I wanted to. This was not something that many site builders allow you to do.
6.) What are the negatives of this website builder?
I did not like the small selection of templates that were avaialable. On the other hand they had professional designers doing their templates and all of them look very good and up to date.
7.) Is the site builder flash compatible?
Yes, this site builder is flash compatible.
This site builder is one of the easiest ones that I have come across. It is great for beginners, and it is totally free. There really are no hidden fees to worry about. If you are new to creating websites, then this may be the way to go. You will notice that there are not a lot of templates, but this can be overlooked when it comes to price and ease of use.