KompoZer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 83 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.10
  • Total Downloads:
    231,569
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    100
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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If you dislike that achy, bloated feeling that other HTML editors can give your computer, KompoZer may be the freeware cure you're looking for. An open-source Web development tool built on the NVU architecture, KompoZer aims to improve upon the NVU's bugginess.

It does a fairly admirable job of that, while not being bloatware. Major editing buttons live on the top three-tier toolbar, including a one-click Publishing icon as well as one-clicks for Image insertion and Table and Form creation. Font tweaks like Size and Style live in toolbars just below that, making for easy HTML editing. A Site Manager, including File tree, is anchored on the left, although it can be collapsed, and the WYSIWYG standard means that KompoZer can compete more than adequately with other, better-known editors.

Currently packaged with Portable Apps, KompoZer's exposure seems to be growing. While this is a good thing, the program lacks a certain finish, potentially making it visually unappealing to "professional" users. Judging from the smooth, bug-free way KompoZer tested for us, it's definitely aiming to play the same tune that its competitors are.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 83 votes

    • 5 star 31
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 15
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3 stars

"It's a good program"

October 17, 2011

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

The HTML Tags is a great feature on this program. You can load a page from the internet too and click the HTML Tags and it will Tag MOST of the stuff on that page.

Cons

It's just a little buggy starting new pages while working on another.

Summary

This 0.7.10 version Kompozer is pretty easy to use, even for a semi newbie like me. I found it was buggy when I tried to start a new web page while I was working on another. Sometimes it would load a new page to start up with and sometimes it wouldn't. The other bug I found was when I was in source mode. The other page tabs disappeared. Other than that little bug, it seems like a really good program. I would recommend downloading this and giving it a try.

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5 stars

"Best Free editor that runs after Window XP"

March 15, 2015  |  By jmc452

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Started to use this when an old computer with Netscape composer wore out and had to get a new one. Never thought to backup free software from download.com. Figured I could always download it again. This is not as "smooth" to use as Netscape but similar enough that I could learn and increase speed after using it awhile. If you need SIMPLE this is the editor for you. I tried fancy programs that gave free trial and could never figure out how to make simple page in complicated program. The person who said it was too simple, should either buy a fancy product or build one himself if he so smart.
If you just need text and photos, this is an easy product to learn and use.

Cons

A few features from Netscape are either missing or hidden so well they can't be found. Can't remember what it was called but showed returns (enter).
Must put a title in/under photos. For my needs that is not necessary and just takes extra time to edit my site but I can't figure out how to turn it off.

Summary

Nice SIMPLE web site creator/editor!!!!

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1 stars

"WORST HTML EDITOR EVER"

March 10, 2014  |  By Moany_A55hole

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Not a single thing
Only good for spastics
This program is designed for a 5 year old

Cons

Horrid editing
Tables don't move
Crashes
Freezes
Makes me feel like a total NOOB
Messy code
If you want to be a ****, use this program!

Summary

THIS PROGRAM ******************************************.

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1 stars

"js3250.dll is missing from your computer."

January 15, 2014  |  By FrosteeFire

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Don't know, it's not working

Cons

I am unable to open the program, it tells me everytime this exact message: "The program can't start because js3250.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." I have reinstalled 3x and tried everything I know, please help me, I WANT to enjoy your product!

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4 stars

"simple full-featured easy to use"

May 31, 2013  |  By theslaw1

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Does most of what a paid program does

Cons

I like the split mode that Dreamweaver has. I can't find that here. Not sure about templates.

Summary

Great program if you want to try building websites.

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5 stars

"Great software! It's fast and works"

January 25, 2013  |  By crodexter

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

It is easy to use and it works very good. I needed it for simple HTML page with quite large table. It ded all I needed. Easy to work with tables, to format text and cells. Thumb up!

Cons

None for me

Summary

It is really nice to find good freeware

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3 stars

"Acceptable. A bit buggy, and dated in feel."

October 02, 2012  |  By bjkeefe

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Mostly does as advertised -- a lean program that allows people who don't know HTML to put together a reasonably presentable page, or to modify an existing one, and once something is set up, to upload from one's local machine to one's web host.

Cons

Has certain bugs which scare the very people it would seem to be designed for; e.g., "Save" is grayed out after one save, even if additional changes are made. User has to know enough to choose "Save As" and dismiss the scary message, or state a new session.

Does not seem aware of CSS stored in external files except perhaps as a tacked-on afterthought, which is confusing to people who, say, paste from an MS Word document and wonder why all of their nice formatting looks so bad on the webpage.

Summary

In fairness, I did not test exhaustively. I spent some time with the program for the purpose of helping a restaurateur friend whose wants were pretty much limited to wanting to make changes in his menus as they were displayed on his already-existing site that someone else had put together. My friend could not make KompoZer work despite some very good written instructions from his erstwhile webmaster, and I had to wrestle with it more than seems reasonable in this day and age.

Also, I do not have much experience with WYSIWYG webpage editors, preferring to work with the underlying code and markup directly.

The program has the feel of a decent beta from a previous era. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who knows nothing and has no one to call upon for help. I would, however, recommend it for someone who *can* call upon someone to get it set up, who only wants a way to make frequent small content changes without hassle.

I'd also say it seems like a decent way for a non-markup-savvy person to sketch out a website, or changes to a website, to ease communication with someone else in charge of actual implementation.

As I understand it, the program is not getting much active development these days. That's too bad. For a version 0.7, it's not bad, and seems like it's not far from being something good.

Updated on Oct 2, 2012

Typo: In Cons: should have been "start a new session," not "state a new session."

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4 stars

"try portable version Version 0.7.10 Rev 3"

September 14, 2012  |  By vickiglam

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

dont know yet

Cons

didnt try,just got it

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1 stars

"Mangled my code badly"

September 06, 2012  |  By bluchunx

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Fast, free, decent interface, color coding is good. Browser WISIWIG view is good.

Cons

This program changes your code in bad ways with no warning. For example, I suddenly had anchor tags in the beginning of every paragraph out of nowhere. I could go on... In future editions: just stop doing that, or create a warning (accept or reject change), or tell people up front what code will be "enforced" so they can decide on the program without wasting thier time.

Summary

It would be good for a free program, but it mangles your code!

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1 stars

"Can't open in Windows 7 despite downloading x 6. Help!"

July 20, 2012  |  By Rhabdo2010

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

I'll happily leave a Pros review if I can get Kompozer to open in Windows 7 which means getting the constantly missing file js33250.dll

Cons

File js3250.dll is missing form every download I've tried. Anyone have this problem? If so, please help. WWould love to give this web editor a go.

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4 stars

"Good html WYSIWYG editor and publisher"

April 20, 2012  |  By Darwood

 |  Version: KompoZer 0.7.10

Pros

Easy editing of html pages using WYSIWYG or source html or Preview view. Good site manager and publishign features. Allows direct inplace editing of existing published pages.

Cons

Messes with your html layout. Little to no support for php, JS, HTML5.

Summary

Does what is says on the tin and great for quick and dirty editing of html web pages but not probably suited for the more professional developer. I'm looking forward to seeing future versions improve upon the existing features.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.7.10
Version 0.7.10 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher KompoZer
Publisher web site http://kompozer.net/
Release Date April 02, 2008
Date Added April 02, 2008
Version 0.7.10
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Site Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 7.58MB
File Name kompozer-0.7.10-win32.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 231,569
Downloads Last Week 100
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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