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Old 03-06-2019, 12:45 PM   #1
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Linux website templates like Wix?


In the range of Linux software, are there website templates to use or buy making one's own website from? Like Wix?
 
Old 03-06-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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In the range of Linux software, are there website templates to use or buy making one's own website from? Like Wix?
Hmmm. Can't see why Wix wouldn't work on a Linux platform. It's a "cloud-based online generator" (per Wikipedia).
And there's always WordPress.
In general, any website template should work on any web server, I'd think.
 
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:35 PM   #3
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Wix says it does not support editing websites with Linux. My understand--I've never used Wix--that Wix is all scripts and templates.

A web search for "website builder linux" will turn up many articles and recommendations.

I have no experience with "web site builders," just with HTML and Wordpress. I do know that many huge websites (newspapers etc.) run on Wordpress. Wordpress is extremely versatile and scales nicely.
 
Old 03-07-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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Absolutely no reason why you shouldn't use Wix, Novatian.

I 'built' my own blog site about 4 years ago with Wix.....and I've been using 'Puppy' Linux exclusively for over 5. The previous opinions make sense; the whole point of the serious money being poured into web technologies these days is for exactly that reason; the apps/whatever will be accessible to anyone with a browser, anywhere in the world.....regardless of platform/architecture.

So, if ya want to use Wix under Linux, go right ahead. There's no legitimate reason why it wouldn't work. If you have at least one, modern, up-to-date browser....you're laughing. Seriously.


Mike.

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Old 03-07-2019, 02:01 PM   #5
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if you have a server (virtual or real, no matter) i really recommend people to use one of the many, many beautiful simple lightweight CMS available. it does not take long to set up, usually many different themes are available, and content creation is a simple matter of writing plain text (usually markdown) files.
fwiw, i use pico.

i know it's not what op asked, but it would seem wrong to not at least try.
i wouldn't want to see yet another almost unusable wix homepage with tons of pointless javascript and cross-site requests.
 
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:03 AM   #6
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http://www.bluegriffon.org/

I have used that for several years. Cross platform and there are plenty of free web page templates out there you can download and then use the GUI tools from BlueGriffon to edit them to your hearts content.

http://notary.brunkow.ws/columbus/highbanks/

That is an example. I found the free template for the photo gallery that I liked, modified it with BlueGriffon and am hosting on a CentOS server.
 
Old 03-08-2019, 10:58 AM   #7
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https://all-free-download.com/free-w...tes/linux.html

There is something I found.
 
Old 03-08-2019, 12:47 PM   #8
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you really do not need a "Linux" template.
a website is a website, no matter what OS the client runs, it always comes down to HTML & CSS.
I guess there's nothing wrong with those templates, but claiming that there is such a thing as "Linux Websites" and that they are somehow different (from what? "Windows Websites"?) - is 100% snakeoil.

things you should look out for:
  • responsive design
  • all styles in separate CSS stylesheets
  • use javascript sparingly
 
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:13 AM   #9
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Are any templates better at resisting hackers and reputed as more secure?
 
Old 04-14-2020, 05:58 AM   #10
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Are any templates better at resisting hackers and reputed as more secure?
Please see your other current thread for possible answers.
 
Old 04-14-2020, 07:31 AM   #11
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Are any templates better at resisting hackers and reputed as more secure?
No such thing as a "template" for security. Adding security to a web site is a process.
 
Old 04-14-2020, 02:53 PM   #12
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Dooh. nevermind/.

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Old 04-18-2020, 08:08 AM   #13
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Please see your other current thread for possible answers.
Will do.
 
Old 04-18-2020, 09:41 AM   #14
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Novatian,

I suggest that you look at this Wix vs WP (.org, not .com) comparison:
https://winningwp.com/wix-vs-wordpress-which-is-best/

You can create and test your own WP.org website locally before going live with with a domain name and web host:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-server-37355/

Do bear in mind that Wix (and WP.com) can take down your website at any time for whatever reason.
With WP.org, you own your website and have total control.

Design-wise WP.org has many more options than Wix, plus penty of WP plugins are available.

It is a good idea, in my opinion, to find a local web host so that you can deal face-to-face should any problems arise. Email and telephone contact is nowhere near as good.

The host can also arrange the registration of your domain name. Hosting and domain fees are generally cheap.

Don’t get too hung up about templates. The standard WP.org template can be adjusted to suit any requirement.

Look at plenty of websites, decide what features you require and then approach a local website designer. He/she can advise you about the likely cost and produce precisely the features you require using WP.org.

I did exactly that for my local community group. It cost relatively little and we got exactly what we wanted.

WP.org websites are very easy to maintain via the Dashboard:
https://wordpress.org/support/articl...ation-screens/

WP.org Tutorial:
https://www.hostinger.com/tutorials/...g_WordPress_52

A good website designer will also fine tune the security of the website.

Good luck.

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Old 07-01-2020, 08:33 AM   #15
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Wow, man, this is a very broad question. Linux itself has a lot of interesting features that help when working with websites. I also created my first site using a PC with Linux. You should contact the guys who know their job. They helped me a lot in solving some problems that I could not solve for several weeks. I would advise you to visit https://www.amanetworks.com/ . There, they helped me not only with the template, but also provided ongoing support for my site. I am sure they will be happy to help you and you will be satisfied with their services. Good luck

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