TECHY.TOOLS / publish a content website / Content management systemsd3e5a74a-5d31-47f4-a1c8-35918d8f9c19
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]

To make a website without coding

Most sites now just use Wordpress (read our tips and tricks). For good reason. It's easiest to get started with no programming skills, no budget, no staff. It does a good job of managing your posts, pages, navigation, categories, and other things (but you have to install a plugin to add other things).

Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]

There are alsowebsite builderslikeSquarespace,Wix, orIonos, but they don't currently have a great way to manage large numbers of repeating content like blogs or events. They are more for building beautiful marketing or brochure sites with static unstructured content. Just drag and drop images and text to each page. This guide is more for standardized repetitive content, like blog posts, quotes, info about businesses, info about partners, things from a database, or 3rd party sources and integrations from web servers. There is alsoE-commerce, which deserves its own page. There are alsono-code app builderswhich also deserve their own page.
Read more about website builders

More sophisticated CMS platforms

They let you manage more content types than just posts and pages. Like Wordpress, they also have themes for non-programmers to use, but they are much more complicated. This may be a better choice for companies with a programming budget. If you do have programming staff, also consider Headless CMS below. These are great platforms for publishing a traditional website, but depending on your requirements, you may want to build a web app instead.

Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]

The rise of "Headless CMS" (for programmers and no-code)

This is the best option if you want to publish content, but in a web app or mobile app. It's also great if you need something more complicated than a simple blog.

These require a programmer (or team) to build out the website (or app), butno-code appsare beginning to integrate with these content sources. These let you control many more types of content than just pages and posts, while still letting you edit content with a nice visual text editor (add images, embed videos, links, adjust font styles, etc).

Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]

Airbase is the leading content database (for no-code)

This requires a no-code app builder, or coding skills. These are actually database editing tools than a content editor. They function just like a Headless CMS. This also requires a programmer or team to get the job done - unless you're using a no-code app builder to do it yourself! Building an app with a no-code builder and Airtable is the way to get started. Later, you can hire a programmer or team to rewrite the app, but use the same database. So, you can upgrade from proof of concept to real app later, without losing the early data.

Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]

Easiest way to publish a site

Notion as a website builder

Use one of these affordable products to publish your Notion pages! Super and Potion both let you host Notion on a custom domain, and add JavaScript and CSS to make it your own. WithSuper,you can password-protect some pages, to make a members-only site.

This site was made using Notion + NextJS

Content coming soon! [some Notion.so types are not yet supported]
Preview site: undefined
Preview site: undefined

The pages, paragraphs, articles, and navigation are managed in Notion. All the tables you see categorizing websites and tools are managed in Airtable. User interactive forms like content submission is done with Airtable. Other things are done by customNodeJSAPIs. Everything is wired together on the front-end usingNextJS.

Currently brainstorming how to rebuild this site as a more of a community contributed content site, bit more like a social network, with user accounts, moderators, automated posting guidelines. If you have any ideas, please take just a minute tocontribute some content. Let's make this an amazing knowledge base for ourselves and others!

Would you like a site similar to this one? With many custom integrations, live data?Contact me. Let's make it happen! ~Paul Shorey