Update: Thank you to everyone for sharing your recommendations.I decided to try the new Kajabi (app.newkajabi.com)and so far it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Beautiful templates with the commerce and marketing functionality that I need. I'll update the thread with additional feedback as I build out my site.
Also, if anyone else is interesting in using Kajabi, I have 3 codes for the closed beta that expire on Jan 31st. I'm listing them here so it's on a first come basis:
I'm looking for a recommendation on a platform to use to develop my site. I have been exploring the Rainmaker platform, and it has most of what I need, but the templates seem VERY limiting from a design perspective. rainmakerplatform.com
I do not have coding experience, so I'm looking for something with templates that I can edit or a WYSIWYG builder. The website will have some free video content and paid video courses. I'm using YouTube to host the free content and Vimeo Pro for the paid content. I need to be able to charge for the video courses through the site and provide a membership/login where users have access to only the content they have paid for.
I don't need everything in one platform, but here are the things I need:
Here are the platforms I have considered so far:
Rainmaker - It has most of what I need, but the templates seem VERY limiting from a design perspective.
Squarespace - great design options and easy to use, but lacks the login/membership functionality to limit access to only content paid for by users.
Wordpress - I believe there are plugins to do each of the things I need, but it would require using an installed version of wordpress.org and then piecing together plugins and trying to get everything to work together. Again I don't have coding experience so I'm hoping to use something that is not incredibly complex to setup.
Does anyone have experience building a similar type of site and/or any recommendations for other platforms to consider?