Odoo is a decent website builder, but it won’t give you the full set of features you’ll get with the top website builders like Wix.
The creators of the Odoo Cloud Platform have done it again: this time with an open-source website builder enabling professionals and businesses to set up fantastic-looking websites without having to learn code. The website builder can be accessed directly from your browser and is based on a drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG design: you can easily sell products online, conduct A/B tests, set up blogs and forums, add in calls-to-action, or deck out your website with one of the hundreds of applications available. Plus, all of Odoo’s many business solutions are available to you and can easily be integrated into their website builder.
The caveat is that like most open-source applications, it does require a bit of time to learn how to install and use. Users also report that while the website builder itself is free, many of the extensions are not. That said, open-source platforms generally have the benefit of large user communities that offer their own input and support: Odoo is no different. With 3 million users on board, you can bet that just about every question you might have has been asked and answered by the community.
Odoo offers a free trial of their website builder, with additional apps for purchase if required. No credit card details are needed to register.
Before you make a decision, read my colleague’s comparison of the best website builders to make sure you’re not missing out on better alternatives.