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Space PickleSpace Pickle Registered User regular
I am an elementary school teacher and this year I want to have a website for my classroom. I need it to be able to do the following things:

1. Have a calendar of events that I can update and families can access
2. Be able to post information/pictures like a blog
3. Be able to upload audio files for download or playing
4. Link up with my classroom twitter account

I don't need anything else (already have Google Classroom for marks etc.). I was wondering if anybody had experience with the various options available, such as wix, weebly, or buying hosting. I don't want to have to mess with coding or spend a lot of time updating the website, but those three things are pretty crucial.

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    BasarBasar IstanbulRegistered User regular
    I think you can do all those things with Wordpress. I find wix, weebly and the like too limiting and the ads are just annoying. You can just get a free wordpress.com account and if you want your own domain, you can redirect it to the xxx.wordpress.com address.

    You can also buy hosting for $5 a month and install Wordpress yourself.

    i live in a country with a batshit crazy president and no, english is not my first language

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Yeah, wordpress is what you want.

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    Squarespace will do all of that as well.

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    BasarBasar IstanbulRegistered User regular
    mcp wrote: »
    Squarespace will do all of that as well.

    Call me crazy but I didn't like the way Squarespace templates are designed. I wanted to use them for an ecommerce project but while they all looked elegant and beautiful, doing customization was way more time consuming than a Wordpress site. Also I don't like how you cannot transfer your data elsewhere if you decide to go another route later on. On the other hand, they offer educational pricing so maybe the OP may find it more appealing.

    i live in a country with a batshit crazy president and no, english is not my first language

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    Space PickleSpace Pickle Registered User regular
    Hey, thanks guys.

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