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Alternatives to Squarespace

Wix, Webflow, GoDaddy, Joomla!, and Weebly are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Squarespace.
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What is Squarespace and what are its top alternatives?

Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out.
Squarespace is a tool in the Website Builder category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Squarespace

  • Wix

    Wix

    Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly. ...

  • Webflow

    Webflow

    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included! ...

  • GoDaddy

    GoDaddy

    Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable. It is a trusted domain registrar that empowers people with creative ideas to succeed online. ...

  • Joomla!

    Joomla!

    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. ...

  • Weebly

    Weebly

    Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Bootstrap

    Bootstrap

    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. ...

  • Shopify

    Shopify

    Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions. ...

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Wix

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    I am looking to make a website builder web app, where users can publish built websites with a custom or subdomain (much like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.), and I was wondering about any advice on which web framework to build it on? I currently know Node.js, but I would be excited to learn Laravel or Django if those would be better options. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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    Hi,

    I'm a graphic designer and an acting teacher, and I want to build websites for each of my activities. A few months ago, I created, a Wix website, but it's not responsive. So, I plan to build one from scratch, as I want to host the content and not leave it to Wix or such companies. I was pretty decided to use WordPress to build my website (with "Local" macOS app), but I came across Bootstrap (via "blocs" macOS app).

    I'm now wondering which of these two options I should consider building my website? I want something clean, easy to customize, aesthetic, and easy to update. I read about the lack of SEO with Bootstrap, but I guess there's a way to compensate and promote the website anyway.

    Any piece of advice welcome! Thanks.

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    Webflow

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    Build responsive websites visually
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    PROS OF WEBFLOW
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      Interactions and Animations
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      Builds clean code in the background
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      Free plan
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      Fast development of html and css layouts/design
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      Fully Customizable
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      Prototype
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      Simple
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      Next Gen
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      Built on web standards
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      Freemium
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      No Audio Support

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    I would like to build a community-based customer review platform for a niche industry where users can sign up for a forum, as well as post detailed reviews of their experience with a company/product, including a rating system for pre-selected features. Something like niche.com or areavibes.com with curated information/data, ratings, reviews, and comparison functionalities.

    Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

    I have no problems with a bit of a learning curve as long as what I want is possible. Since I have 0 coding experience, I am not sure how to go about it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Khalid Joharji
    Business Developer at Joharji MVPs · | 6 upvotes · 134.6K views
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    So I've been working as a freelancer building websites using Wordpress, limiting myself to available templates and customizing it (drag and drop no code involvement) and blending between plugins to get the requirements as much as possible. and I have spent my day job doing everything related to web portals (business case, business plans, marketing, back-office operations, project management, product management) but never got my hands into code yet. I heard of zero-code solutions such as Bubble and Webflow and I would like to be able to develop an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to launch those ideas quickly to make sure that I make some sales before we invest into building a state of the art app.

    Those MVPs are a struggle since most of it has its own unique processes therefore WordPress doesn't come in handy most of the time. This is where Bubble and Webflow come to the fore. Before I start my journey to learn one of these tools, where I imagine I will spend weeks to months learning, I need to know which road I should take while I am standing at the crossroads.

    Objective: 1- Build MVPs with unique workflows to secure sales and transactions to confirm the product is viable

    Requirements: 1- No coding knowledge required 2- Drag and drop workflows 3- Can use RTL (right to left) and build websites in Arabic 4- Cost-effective 5- High-quality online courses (free/paid) are available

    Your advice is much appreciated.

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    GoDaddy

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    Your all in one solution to grow online
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      Flexible payment methods for domains
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      .io support
    CONS OF GODADDY
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      Constantly trying to upsell you
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      Not a great UI

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      Mid-Hight End level CMS
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      Highly customizable
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      Vast repository of free and paid extensions
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      Extensions & Templates
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      Multilingual in the core
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      Weebly

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        I am looking to make a website builder web app, where users can publish built websites with a custom or subdomain (much like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.), and I was wondering about any advice on which web framework to build it on? I currently know Node.js, but I would be excited to learn Laravel or Django if those would be better options. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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        WordPress

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        PROS OF WORDPRESS
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          Customizable
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          Easy to manage
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          Plugins & themes
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          Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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          Really powerful
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          Rapid website development
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          Best documentation
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          Codex
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          Product feature set
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          Custom/internal social network
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          Open source
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          Great for all types of websites
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          Huge install and user base
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          Best
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          It's simple and easy to use by any novice
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          Most websites make use of it
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          Open Source Community
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          Perfect example of user collaboration
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          I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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          Community
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          API-based CMS
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          Easy To use
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        CONS OF WORDPRESS
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          Plugins are of mixed quality
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          Not best backend UI
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          Complex Organization
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          Great Security

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        Dale Ross
        Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 987.8K views

        I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

        I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

        Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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        Siddhant Sharma
        Tech Connoisseur at Channelize.io · | 12 upvotes · 784.8K views

        WordPress Magento PHP Java Swift JavaScript

        Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

        Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

        Posting my first article. Please have a look and do give feedback.

        Communication InAppChat Dating Matrimonial #messaging

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        Bootstrap

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          Consistent
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          Great docs
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          Flexible
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          HTML, CSS, and JS framework
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          Open source
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          Widely used
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          Customizable
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          HTML framework
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          Popular
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          Easy setup
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          Mobile first
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          Great grid system
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          Great community
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          Future compatibility
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          Integration
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          Very powerful foundational front-end framework
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          Standard
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          Javascript plugins
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          Build faster prototypes
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          Preprocessors
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          Grids
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          Clean
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          Good for a person who hates CSS
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          Easy to setup and learn
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          Rapid development
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          Love it
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          Great and easy to use
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          Great and easy
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          Provide angular wrapper
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          Community
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          Powerful grid system, Rapid development, Customization
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          Popularity
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          Great customer support
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          Clean and quick frontend development
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          Easy to use
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          Great and easy to make a responsive website
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          Sprzedam opla
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          Material-ui
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          Geo
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          It's fast
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          Boostrap
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          Pre-Defined components
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          Not tied to jQuery
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          Responsive design
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          Design Agnostic
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          Recognizable
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          Intuitive
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          Love the classes?
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          Reactjs
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          Felxible, comfortable, user-friendly
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          The fame
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          Easy setup2
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          Painless front end development
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          So clean and simple
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          Numerous components
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          Javascript is tied to jquery
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          Every site uses the defaults
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          Grid system break points aren't ideal
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          Too much heavy decoration in default look
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          Verbose styles
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        Ganesa Vijayakumar
        Full Stack Coder | Module Lead · | 19 upvotes · 2.5M views

        I'm planning to create a web application and also a mobile application to provide a very good shopping experience to the end customers. Shortly, my application will be aggregate the product details from difference sources and giving a clear picture to the user that when and where to buy that product with best in Quality and cost.

        I have planned to develop this in many milestones for adding N number of features and I have picked my first part to complete the core part (aggregate the product details from different sources).

        As per my work experience and knowledge, I have chosen the followings stacks to this mission.

        UI: I would like to develop this application using React, React Router and React Native since I'm a little bit familiar on this and also most importantly these will help on developing both web and mobile apps. In addition, I'm gonna use the stacks JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap wherever required.

        Service: I have planned to use Java as the main business layer language as I have 7+ years of experience on this I believe I can do better work using Java than other languages. In addition, I'm thinking to use the stacks Node.js.

        Database and ORM: I'm gonna pick MySQL as DB and Hibernate as ORM since I have a piece of good knowledge and also work experience on this combination.

        Search Engine: I need to deal with a large amount of product data and it's in-detailed info to provide enough details to end user at the same time I need to focus on the performance area too. so I have decided to use Solr as a search engine for product search and suggestions. In addition, I'm thinking to replace Solr by Elasticsearch once explored/reviewed enough about Elasticsearch.

        Host: As of now, my plan to complete the application with decent features first and deploy it in a free hosting environment like Docker and Heroku and then once it is stable then I have planned to use the AWS products Amazon S3, EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon Route 53. I'm not sure about Microsoft Azure that what is the specialty in it than Heroku and Amazon EC2 Container Service. Anyhow, I will do explore these once again and pick the best suite one for my requirement once I reached this level.

        Build and Repositories: I have decided to choose Apache Maven and Git as these are my favorites and also so popular on respectively build and repositories.

        Additional Utilities :) - I would like to choose Codacy for code review as their Startup plan will be very helpful to this application. I'm already experienced with Google CheckStyle and SonarQube even I'm looking something on Codacy.

        Happy Coding! Suggestions are welcome! :)

        Thanks, Ganesa

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        Francisco Quintero
        Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 782.8K views

        For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

        What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

        You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

        We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

        Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

        We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

        An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

        Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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          Intuitive interface
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          Quick
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          Awesome customer support
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          POS & Mobile
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          Liquid
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        Currently, I am using Shopify, and it's working fine somehow. I need to check the access and error logs I am able to do it. That's why thinking set up a WordPress instance on my server. I need a suggestion whether it is good or not. My current website is www.dealsalt.com, please advise.

        Thanks DealSalt

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