Weebly Review

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With over 25 million websites built, hosted and online, it’s safe to say Weebly deliver a well-rounded web building platform that’s ideal for the beginner or the expert. It’s been around since 2006 and has gone on to become one of the most popular website builders on the market today. Note: This review reflects the launch of Weebly version 4 on Sept. 2016.
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Weebly gives you the impression that you’re about to embark on a simple but enjoyable site building ride. Everything is professionally presented and refined. A generous selection of themes, fully equipped features and examples of websites are all there to assist.  The sleek and modern interface really makes it a breeze to navigate and the drag-and-drop admin panel means you can customise it to your preference. What makes it even better is that Weebly is free to use and signup only requires an email address.

Pros & Cons

Simple, totally free, and full of helpful features It’s lacking an option to undo any immediate changes to the website
Solid e-commerce capabilities mean setting up shop is nice and easy The in-built photo editing capabilities are very limited compared to other web builders
The mobile app makes it effortless to update the site while on the go
Ideal for – It’s a perfect set up for budding web builders who want their own personal site, or small business users who want to further their business goals.

Ease of Use

Users will be happy to know that this is the sort of web builder they can seamlessly slip into and grasp from the get-go.
The recent Weebly facelift has taken it beyond easy to use, it’s simple in its purest form. The drag-and-drop functionality keeps things familiar, while the new dashboard structure ensures easy access to all the features and information you need.
Getting started on your website is as easy as selecting a theme and dragging your content where it needs to go. The page will automatically resize to accommodate all your web elements, everything just falls in to place.
It uses a box model which allows the content to fall into specific places when you drag it into your site page, removing all the hard work for you. The “Sections” feature helps you easily organize your site elements, and provides professionally designed layouts for your site.
Weebly has over 30 different layout designs to pick from including homepages, contact, about, creative menu designs and business designs.
The Weebly web builder has such a high level of simplicity that it’s almost impossible to mess things up, if you’re familiar with content management systems then you’d have no problem getting a simple website done and dusted in about an hour!

Plans & Pricing

The good news is that users can enjoy Weebly for free. However, this does come with limitations. You only get up to 10 web pages, no custom domain options, limited eCommerce (5 products), and there are Weebly display ads. It’s still a pretty good deal. Weebly has four different paid plans to offer.
With the Starter package ($8/month) users get unlimited pages with no Weebly ads, custom domain options, more customisation, better reporting, but limited eCommerce (10 products).
The Pro plan ($12/month) gives you all the functionality of the starter pack but with HD video/audio players, header slideshow up to 25 ecommerce products and more.
The Business ($25/month) package gets you everything the other plans do, and a whole bunch of extras. Work with unlimited products, SSL site security, your own domain, no transaction fees, digital goods, shipping/tax calculator, promo codes, inventory management and more.
The Performance ($49/month) plan is for “power sellers” like enterprise, and provides additional features to support a high-traffic ecommerce site.
All these are based on one-year plans but users can reduce the monthly cost by committing to a two-year plan on sign up. Weebly plans are slightly cheaper than their competition, and with more plans to choose from it’s much easier to pick which ones suits you perfectly, rather than pay more for features you won’t need.

 

Features

Mobile Optimization The Weebly web builder enables users to create a mobile version of their site with minimal effort. As you build your desktop site it will automatically be formatted for mobile devices simultaneously. You can access the mobile version via the dashboard at any time.
It’s worth mentioning that you can users can also view and edit their webpages in real time through the mobile app. This user-friendly app allows instant changes to the website, and its customisation abilities are outstanding for a mobile app. The site doesn’t appear as it would on a full size screen but that is as expected from a mobile device.1_25
Seo Tools & Marketing: What good would a web builder be if it wasn’t SEO friendly? Well, Weebly delivers in this area too. This web builder provides all the tools you need to rank on Google. Users can customize page descriptions, meta tags, and even header and footer codes. A wide variety of marketing tools, like analytics, email marketing, and social posts, also help you to connect all your marketing efforts and integrate with other marketing services.
eCommerce: Customers can expect excellent eCommerce abilities with Weebly. Their eCommerce features plenty of functions, including product import from other services, digital products, customisable email receipts, order processing, coupon codes, automatic tax calculator, shipping rules, and more. It’s a breeze to use and you can sell unlimited products, add coupons, set shipping and tax rates, and connect your store to social media.
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Blogging Weebly provides an intuitive blogging platform that enables users to add posts, alter multiple design elements of the blog, post to social media and much more. You can also schedule blog posts to publish at a future date or time, so you can keep things running when you’re away.

Design and Templates

This website builder is not lacking in design options. It has recently revamped the quality of its templates and now it boasts over 100 professionally designed themes. These themes are always improving and the number is growing quickly.

Weebly is definitely at the forefront of website providers when it comes to themes. The themes come in hundreds of different styles and these are broken down into categories including Bold, Corporate, Fun, Sleek, Minimalist, and others.

Users can enjoy a quick view of the theme before picking it as their site’s core structure. Many of the themes allow the user to customise the colour scheme. What’s more, Weebly allows you to access HTML/CSS code, which provides more experienced users to enjoy endless customisation of their theme.

The dashboard gives you the option to view the theme on both desktop and mobile, so you can get a really good idea of how your site would look. You can also source your template from a third party site and upload it to Weebly if you can’t find one that compliments your website.

If you feel like a theme refresh then no problem, it’s effortless to switch themes and your site’s content and functionality will simply display within the new theme.

 

Support and Tutorials

Users with the free service get an email support option and a thorough Knowledge Base, while all paying subscribers get email, chat and phone support. Weebly help is based in North America and is available every day of the week, with office hours from 5am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 7am to 4pm on weekends.

Users can use a live chat feature to get in touch with support and enjoy a swift response. Otherwise, customers can submit a support ticket via the site and hope for a quick response. You can also reach Weebly through the Facebook page or even through Twitter. There are tutorials and support forums available to allow users to solve their own issues if they prefer to.

The support team are very helpful and the response times are pretty impressive.

The Final Word

Weebly is a great all-round product. It’s well-priced, offers fantastic functionality and the overall user experience is spot on. It would be a great choice for anybody to reach their website goals. It’s one of the best drag-and-drop web builders we’ve come across and the recent upgrade has only solidified Weebly’s already strong reputation.
It has the perfect blend of simplicity and functionality, making it a powerful site builder that enables any user to incorporate a wide range of features and widgets with ease. The uncluttered interface makes Weebly a great choice for those first-time web builders, while the breadth of tools and functions, as well as HTML/CSS access makes it perfect for those with web building experience too.

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We made every effort to ensure that this review was accurate and fair, but we’re only human. If you think we’ve got something wrong, or that the review does not reflect your own experiences with the product, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send us an email, or write your own review in the Customer Reviews section.

 

Kelly Lewis
Kelly is mostly known for her analytical abilities, as well as excellent written and verbal communication. Kelly posses vast experience in the following: AJAX, JQuery and Entity Framework. Kelly loves to contribute her pearls of wisdom to the Top 5 Website Builders blog on a regular basis.
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  • tanie kredyty gotówkowe

    Thank’s great post.

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  • Bruce

    My “free” Weebly site can’t be found by search engines unless I upgrade. Is thei common? I wish reviews had told me.

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    • Kelly

      Hi Bruce
      Even with a free Weebly version your website can be found by search engine. It doesn’t depend on how much you pay Weebly. It depends on your internal website optimization ( keywords, anchors, etc) and SEO ( keywords, link building, etc). Make sure you have Google WebMaster Tool for your website, you can submit your website for Google there and be updated once the pages are indexed. Good luck!

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  • Marcelino Diers

    I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.|

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  • Charles

    Do you guys know whether I can edit/manage my website on the go using my smartphone or tablet? It’s very important for my blog, so which builder would you recommend for such a requirement?

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    • Kelly-top5

      Weebly for Android would be a great solution. It enables website creation and editing with their drag&drop editor designed specifically for touch screen. The app can be downloaded from Google Play store. If you are using an iPad or iPhone, just download their iOS app.

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  • Mellisa

    Great portal, Guys!! I just compared a few website builders and found that Weebly’s perfect for me and they seem very easy to use for a portfolio newbie like me! Go, Weebly :-)

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  • Jason

    Weebly saved me a lot of time. I can concentrate on my business and marketing efforts instead of spending time on coding and dealing with technical stuff which I hate :)

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  • Catherine

    Weebly is a great platform for building our online presence. It’s extremely easy to use, and you get everything you need for a reasonable price. I like the flexibility that comes on the dashboard and have learned many tricks without needing to learn from tutorials. It’s that simple! Thank you guys for a great review, you helped me to make the right choice!

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    Free stock photos

    Weebly give you thousands of free photos to use that previously I’ve had to pay for.
    Cool!

    Themachine
    United States
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    perfect for blogging

    Weebly is perfect platform for blogging, They have all the features you may need. I really recommend Weebly if you are planning to open a blog.

    Diane
    Canada

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