Weebly 2018 Review

Update: 4 October 2018
Weebly is one of the top rated website builders currently around. The builder is the best product for the job when it comes to getting a site up and running. The platform has over 40 million users, as the fastest growing and a long lasting brand. It is an all-inclusive website builder, so you do not have to worry about writing HTML or CSS code. You can just drag and drop things to where you want them to be. They offer so many services. (All listed in the detailed overview). The program offers so much that it is just fitting that I write this review so you can decide if it is the right product for your online ventures or not.


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Founders


Weebly was founded in 2006 by 3 people, David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri. 



Product cost


The Weebly plans can cost you anything from $4.00 to $25.00 per month. They also have a free plan that offers the basics for those who are just testing the platform or starting out.



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Detailed Overview 


e-Commerce


You can enjoy comfort while working on your online store with the Weebly app for mobiles and tablets. This app gives you the ability to edit, launch and analyze your online store with the same ease and power of their website, from anywhere you have internet. They offer you multiple marketing tools that includes:

  • Emails - Connect with your customers using customizable email templates, for example an abandoned cart or a welcome email.
  • Facebook Ads - Create Facebook ads directly from the Weebly platform to raise awareness for your brand.
  • SEO and Site Statistics - Your site is automatically optimized for SEO to help search engines like Google discover and rank your pages. You can also track your site’s performance with the analytics tools they offer. The platform also have partners from their app center that can help you to better your online store. 

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Websites


Weebly gives you the tools and freedom you need to build the website, you always wanted, the only limit is your imagination. They have great tools like:

  • Video & Audio tools
  • Video Backgrounds
  • Custom HTML/CSS and JAVA Script
  • Site Search
  • Image Editor
  • Drag and Drop Builder
  • PARALLAX and REVEAL
  • Custom Fonts


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Websites Themes


The platform has hundreds of themes to choose from, no matter if you need a featured or personal one, they got you covered.

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Stay Connected by starting a Blog


Create your own blog and share your voice with the world. Use the Blog Post Editor to publish your blog and respond to blog comments instantly, moreover, you can form entries and never disappoint your loyal customers, fans and readers. 


Site Customization


Modify your site using the exact same free themes from Weebly desktop. Use the simple Weebly interface to control every single part of your website from the Felexible fonts to the color schemes and so much more. 


Detailed Stats


Keep track of your site analytics in real time. Watch your traffic patterns, referral traffic sources and the terms used by visitors that search for your site. 

Offline Work


Use the IOS app to edit or get updates offline. Sync your devices and save your data so that you can access it anywhere, anytime on any device. 


Apps Center


Weebly offers hundreds of apps to make your life easier. They have too many to mention all, but I put together a small list to give you an idea of what they offer.

  • Facebook Like
  • Events Calendar
  • Text Animation
  • Form Builder

Almost all of the apps are free and if you have an idea for an app, share it with Weebly, or better yet build it yourself at the Weebly Developer Center. 



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Management


As an interface that allows you to edit, filter, sort and publish all kinds of content on your site. You do not need to worry about security or infrastructure, which affects your website run speed.

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Weebly’s Email Marketing system is an intuitive builder with drag and drop tools that allow you to create announcements, emails and promotions that will look stunning on any device.

Integration - Save time and stay organized. 


Weebly Promote will integrate with your Weebly website to allow you to choose a template, customize your message and to email all your contacts from one place.

Smart Engagement - Turn your visitor into regular customers.

Turn your part time visitors, newsletter subscribers and group members into devoted clients with personalized announcements that will keep them engaged.

Brand Consistency - Promote products and services that belong to your brand.

Social media is 3 times less effective at promoting products than email. Launch sales, showcase new products or share updates that will get customers hooked with Weebly Promote.

Email Statistics - Get instant Track results.

Keep track of how many people clicked and opened your email so you can make important data decisions for your company.


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Hosting


Weebly offers you reliable hosting with remarkable site speed free of charge with any and every plan there is to choose from. 


SSL Security 


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You can rest assure that your site will be safe, because Weebly offers you one click SSL Certificates, DDoS Mitigation and a support team that will be available 24/7. 


Domains


You can either buy a domain directly from Weebly or you can transfer yours if you already have one.

You can also truly customize your domain to make it stand out from the rest. This will also make it easier for people to find your website. You can, furthermore, choose to have a professional domain name making you look like a pro. Your entire website can be managed from a single dashboard, which makes it a heck of a lot easier to navigate. 



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Weebly for Education


If you want to create student e-portfolios, classroom websites and websites for assigned projects, then I recommend Weebly Education as the perfect product for the job. It is appropriate for students and children of all ages. This program allows you to control the environment in which your students can express themselves creatively. They offer a wide variety of tools and features, but they are know for the following:
  • The drag and drop website editor is amazing and surprisingly easy to use by anyone, no matter if you have experience or not.
  • Password protect the students’ website with one click so ensure safety.
  • With the Multi Media features you or your students can literally create anything, with only your imagination as the limit.
  • The Flexible Blogging Features allows you to post anything from updates to assignments, or even news letters to the parents.
  • Weebly Education is completely free, so you do not have to worry about monthly payments.
  • You can rest a sure knowing that Weebly will never place adverts on your site, unlike a few other free programs.
  • Need a look for your website, no problem, you are covered. With over 70 designs to choose from and the option to customize your own, you are bound to find something that suits you.
  • Hosting is included with absolutely no limitations whatsoever.
  • Publish all your content to your very own domain. You can either set up a new subdomain to Weebly, or buy a new one. If you already have one you would like to use, then support will assist you to configure the domain to work with your Weebly Site

NOTE: They do offer a lot of other features as well.


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Community


The Weebly community is a great place to gather info and ask questions. You cannot go wrong seeing as they have loads of members and a topic for about everything. There is a boat load of articles, guaranteeing that you will find the answers you are looking for. 

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Customer Support and Help Guides


The Free Account offers an Email Support option with an exceptional Knowledge Base. The Paid Accounts offer you support via email, phone or Chat. In addition, there are multitude amounts of help guides to cover the builder.

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Pros


Weebly’s speed and security are exceptional.

The pricing for Weebly is very generous.

The drag and drop feature is useful, because you have no need to write HTML or CSS coding. What you see on the builder is what you get on the site.

You can find little info buttons everywhere in Weebly that will help you to understand and learn how to use the feature/tools.

They have out done themselves with the themes. 




Cons


The drag and drop tools are not always up to standard

The "Theme Customization" refers to only being able to customize the text.

The app does not offer you a preview when building your site, which can be a bit stressful, because you will not know how your site will look before you publish it.

The content managing system can be very tricky and a nuisance when you are building a site with lots of pages.


Bottom Line...


Not in the mood for the technical challenge of working with code? The Weebly editor makes it super easy for newbies to build a great looking website that preforms well with the easy drag and drop editor. It only takes a couple of days to familiarize yourself with the dashboard. Keep in mind, the platform is free for as long as you want, but if you need more features like priority support or your own domain name, you will need to upgrade to one of the premium plans. On the upside, the cheapest plan is only about $4 a month, which is more than affordable in my opinion.

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Do you use Weebly or have used it in the past?
 

Please be so kind to tell us about your experience. This will help others to make an informed decision. Thank you!

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2 comments:

  1. Hello Christene,

    I have used Weebly a couple of years ago and I do agree that it's a great tool for beginners. Especially for people who does not like technical stuff, it's a life saver.

    However, I think WordPress is the better solution in the long run. Cheaper hosting, lots of free plugins, and many other features make it my number 1 choice.

    Thanks,

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Ash, it is much appreciated!

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