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Free WYSIWYG Web Builder Alternatives

The best free alternative to WYSIWYG Web Builder is Bluefish Editor, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WYSIWYG Web Builder and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WYSIWYG Web Builder are Silex, BlueGriffon, Google Web Designer and PSPad.

WYSIWYG Web Builder alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be Text Editors or Website Builders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WYSIWYG Web Builder.
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  1. Bluefish Editor icon

    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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    Bluefish Editor vs WYSIWYG Web Builder opinions
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    It's a good software, but not a WYSIWG (drag-and-drop) editor.

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    No way to make it WYSIWYG.

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  2. Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.

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  3. BlueGriffon icon

    BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it can edit Web pages in conformance to Web Standards.

    Discontinued

    Last version 3.1 was released on October 14th, 2019 according to their official website.

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  4. Google Web Designer icon

    Google Web Designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Google Web Designer is a a program from Google for creating interactive HTML5 ads and other HTML5 content for any device.

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    Most users think Google Web Designer is a great alternative to WYSIWYG Web Builder.
  5. PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development, internal web browser with APACHE support.

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    PSPad vs WYSIWYG Web Builder opinions
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    No WYSIWYG, poor syntax coloring in older HTML tags.

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  6. KompoZer icon

    KompoZer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be discontinued. Latest stable version, 0.7.10, was released on 2007 and last development version, 0.8b3, on 2010, but the program is still downloadable from the official website.

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    Some users think KompoZer is a great alternative to WYSIWYG Web Builder, some don't.
  7. Desygner icon

    Desygner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Desygner is an online and mobile design solution, which offers a simpler alternative to expensive and complicated design suites.

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  8. openElement icon

    openElement

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Create websites faster with our powerful & intuitive editor. Generates W3C-compliant HTML/CSS/PHP code. Free website templates are available.

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  9. eXe - the eLearning XHTML editor icon

    eXe - the eLearning XHTML editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.

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  10. CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CakePHP, Facebook, Symfony

    Discontinued

    The company seems to have stopped the support for CodeLobster PHP Edition: they recommend to use CodeLobster IDE icon CodeLobster IDE (see http://www.codelobster.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24735) . Last version, 5.15, released in April 2019, can be still downloaded from the official website

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