Content Management System (CMS) Platforms help make a great blog or site.

For coders and developers, they can quickly build a CMS platform from scratch. If you’re not that techy, then you may have to go for a ready to use interface.

While there are a lot of platforms available in the market, some seem rather complicated for a first-time user while some charge fees.

I made a list of the top 4 platforms to help beginners build their first website.

1. WordPress

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Of all the CMS platforms, WordPress is arguably second to none.

If you would like to create a website within minutes, install WordPress, and it wouldn’t take long.

For a free-to-use blogging and a hosting platform, WordPress is highly customizable. Users can install plugins, add widgets or choose themes to personalize their sites. They may also use their own domains with a minimal fee.

While this CMS platform may be the most popular, you may have to spend more time learning the workarounds for WordPress. Using the site may look simple, but is proven to be tricky at times.

2. SquareSpace

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If you wanted a design-oriented CMS platform, then look nowhere else.

SquareSpace can make your website ooze with the sexy and elegant appeal.

Yes, there is a free 14-day trial. However, creating a visually stunning site on SquareSpace may cost you more than $12 monthly.

Even though less flexible than WordPress, it is user-friendly and has a drag-and-drop capability. Plus, if you need tutorials or clarifications from customer support, a one-hour turnaround time for emails is available.

3. Weebly

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Weebly is a CMS platform that is a free-for-all and has options for a Facebook signup.

You can make your website look chic and elegant with hundreds of available themes, and has an interface that is beginner safe. It has an integrated hosting using a WISYWYG editor.

Weebly is not an open source platform, which means that it still allows some customization of the source code and SEO settings. However, it cannot accommodate HTML heads.

4. Wix

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Wix uses an editor that is easy to understand, even for dummies.

The templates make your website look expensive and classy, that allows optimization for mobile viewing. You can also embed videos and upload your preferred fonts.

SEO settings can be tweaked for the site, but not for your blog posts.

There go my top 4 CMS platforms any beginner can use, at no to minimal cost.