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Last reviewed Jul 4, 2016
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Weebly is strictly for people who want to drag and drop, and probably don't know much about SEO.
While Weebly offers the chance to edit CSS and page template HTML, doing so basically cuts users off from receiving any helpful customer support. If you generally like a Weebly theme, but think it looks generic without any customizations you can make minor changes to colors and fonts. Yet no matter what you contact Weebly's customer service for, they will refuse to help. You can expect to hear basically the same thing every time: "You have to use a standard template. We cannot help customers solve individual coding issues," even when the issue is unrelated to any theme customizations. I even had one representative tell me that my CSS was the problem when a page went missing from Weebly's backend page editor.
Weebly also hampers your SEO for no apparent reason. Any image files you upload are automatically and permanently renamed to a nonsense string of characters. There is no way to add title information to an image unless you hand code your page's image content. Weebly provides an alt text field, but not one for your image's title. Furthermore, Weebly's URL structure doesn't follow your page's file path. Even though you might have one sub page, which then has further subpages, the url structure will always ignore anything between the home page and the page you're visitors on, damaging your SEO. So for this page, it would show www.whoishostingthis.com/weebly instead of www.whoishostingthis.com/hosting-reviews/weebly.
If you want to make reasonable stylistic customizations and have a site with strong SEO, then Weebly is not for you. If you'd like limited customer service, limited SEO for your site, and for your site to look like everyone else's who chose the same theme as you, then Weebly is probably a good fit for you.
Weebly has one of the best webpage builders on the web, but there are some draw backs.
1. Dragging items can be a little hard at times
2. Coding isn't really supported so you have to use their Web builder(if you chose to use the Web page builder)
3. API's are really hard to set up
Despite that here are the pro's
1. Great up time
2. Easy use
3. Wonderful support
Overall Weebly isn't that bad, if you're a casual webpage builder go ahead. If you aren't you probably need to search somewhere else
I use Weebly.com as my hosting site. I love Weebly because I can easily edit my site with the drag and drop option. You don't have to know any coding (html) to create your website. You are also able to direct your domain to go to your Weebly site(*your_domain*.weebly.com) without being a member. However, If you do this, then your site visitors will only see your domain name no matter which tab you click on. The upside to that is their prices per year are reasonable. So if you did decide to become a premium member it won't break the bank. You get great features with or without having a premium plan with this company so either way , I feel, you can't lose.
I have used Weebly for years.. since it first came out. I have recommended Weebly to as many as 20 other small businesses because of how easy it is to set up and get going. Now I know a bit more than I did when I first started out. I have built 10 sites at least for friends using Weebly. That means nothing though.
Contact support however... go on try it. What you get is a very quick reply... Sorry about that, they will say. Then they offer nothing else. Sorry about that. Sorry and?? No, nothing else. I guess they are quite a big company now and don't give a sssshhhhh. My complaint was that if you don't watch out you might end up paying 6 months of fees for something that you used for 1 month only (while trying out the eCommerce).
Another complaint I would have is the cost of using them... Domain names are way over the top. In fact just about everything from Weebly is overpriced.
If you don't mind the cost... if you keep a good eye on your credit card... and if you want a site builder that anyone can easily work out... then yes try it.
For me though, I will be changing all 4 domains that I have with them to another provider. A company that does give a ssshhhhhhhhhh
very impressed for a free easy to create website would recommend easy to upload and keep the website up to date have had comments how professional the website looks
I have used weebly and it is amazing, it let's me make good websites for free. My favorite hosting program.
As someone who is not technologically savvy, I appreciated the easy to use drop and drag tools on Weebly. I built an awesome website in only a few days and I can edit it easily. Whenever I had a question, the Weebly Help Center had the answer. I can't recommend Weebly enough!
I've tried several hosting sites before and would find myself totally frustrated trying to do the most basic things. Then I found Weebly. I started with a free site and quickly knew this was the place for me. Now I have a very professional site bringing in revenue with no hassles and no worries. Anytime I want to add to or change something on my page it is done in a matter of minutes with no stress, Priced right, no stress and have never seen my site down. I highly recommend Webbly and suggest that anyone give it a try.
Weebly is a great site. I have 3 sites with them . Its so simple to use.I tried about 15 free web hosting sites and non of them can come next to Weebly.To me Weebly is the best of the best .Hope they continue and stay loyal like now.
In September of 2012, I built an e-commerce Weebly website in which iPage hosted. It was a great learning experience, however the platform for the site did not have all of the options that was needed. So, in April of 2014, my attempt to build a WordPress website was not only exceedingly frustrating, but extremely time consuming and technical. Beginning August of the same year, the website was 98% complete, but I was troubled with the design, load-time and the unbelievably slow load-time of the site so...Decided that I had enough fun, signed-up with Weebly.com and built my site in six-days! Yes, six-days and the rest, is history!
Weebly is definitely the best site to create a personal or professional websites. Their layouts (themes) are so easy to utilize but very attractive and effective. For someone without any technical knowledge, Weebly is definitely the best choice. The layout is very consistent throughout all of the pages. Great job!
I have tried a couple of other website builders before I use weebly and I was not comfortable using their features. However, I was able to publish my webpage using weebly in a day and I even tried to modify the HTML (adjusted the page width) and ended up being fantastic webpage.
Here, the only concern I have is, they don’t provide a domain for the starter level (paid). After publishing my website, being eager to do everything in a single day, I decided to upgrade to starter level. I was thinking that I will have a domain as well. Unfortunately, the starter level doesn’t come with a domain. I still got the sub-domain. This is the one thing they should look in to it. The starter plan, for about $4 per month, the domain needs to be an integrated package to it. However, even the pro- does not come with a domain. Therefore, I am forced to search for anther domain providers.
I wish I could get all the packages from Weebly; for the best service, they offer.
This San Francisco-based company’s primary focus is on simple site building, and sites automatically optimized for great mobile experience. Weebly offers totally free hosting with all of their plans. Founded in 2007, Weebly is available in 11 languages, and is home to more than 15 million sites.
Because the site doesn’t require a lot of technical involvement from users, Weebly does not offer support as robust as some of the bigger players in hosting.
They do offer training webinars, a searchable support center, and the ability to ask questions through support tickets. All options are easy to find on Weebly’s support page.
All Weebly accounts come with a variety of features you’ll find useful for building and maintaining a site with simplicity.
Weebly’s free hosting, hundreds of templates, e-commerce, and myriad options available with all account types are alluring to practically any user. If you’re looking for a very easy-to-use site builder, Weebly should be a contender for you.
However, webmasters who need a lot of control or robust hosting for high traffic sites will probably not find what they’re looking for with Weebly.
Weebly is a web hosting service that includes a drag-and-drop website building tool, allowing you to create your own unique website without any technical knowledge required.
Weebly was co-founded in 2006 by David Rusenko, Chris Fanini, and Dan Veltri, who were college students at the time. They are now chief executive officer, chief technology officer, and chief operating officer respectively. The company is now public and has its headquarters in San Francisco.
There are free and paid plans available. Weebly offers a free online website building tool with a drag-and-drop interface. Websites created with the free tool are hosted by Weebly on a subdomain (for example, "yourname.weebly.com") and display Weebly advertising. Weebly also sells domains and offers paid plans with extra features like domain redirection, advertisement removal, and e-commerce features.
Yes, Weebly offers a plan specifically designed for e-commerce sites. Features include inventory management, shopping cart software, advanced product search, tax control, shipping options, coupon codes and discounts, and more. Weebly shops can be used to sell physical or digital items, and are automatically optimized for mobile.
Yes, all Weebly’s websites are automatically optimized for mobile. Using their website building from your browser, you can preview what your site will look like on a phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
Weebly has a library of over 100 professionally designed themes available for free, and you can customize the look of your theme with their editor. You can also easily switch templates at any time after building your website.
No, you can create a website using Weebly without any technical knowledge. However, there are options for advanced users to customize their site with HTML and CSS code.
Weebly’s online software allows you to build a website using a drag-and-drop interface that includes various modules including text, images, galleries and slideshows, video and audio, maps, or even your own HTML code. You choose a theme to start with, and can then customize the fonts, colors, images and icons, etc. Text can be edited with a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface similar to a word processor, and free and paid images are available from Weebly’s photo library. All changes you make to your website are completed in real time from your browser.
Weebly provides cloud-based hosting with all their plans. Their hosting is scalable in case of traffic spikes.
Yes, Weebly supports blogging features such as categories and tags, sidebar customization, comment moderation, RSS, social sharing, and widgets.
Yes, you can point your domain to your Weebly website using Weebly’s domain import tool and tutorials.
Yes, you can buy your domains through Weebly, and manage your CNAME and WHOIS information and perform other domain management tasks from your account dashboard.
Weebly provides a fully-featured form builder, password protected pages, and detailed website analytics. Security features include SSL certificates and DDoS mitigation to defend against cyber attacks. More advanced users can manually edit the HTML or CSS of their website. Weebly also has apps for iPhone, iPad and Android that allow you to manage your website and view analytics while on the go.
Wix is another website builder that hosts your site for you and offers free and paid plans. In comparison to Weebly, Wix is generally said to have more beautiful and professional-looking template designs, and a more flexible drag-and-drop editor. However, you can’t switch between template designs like you can with Weebly. Wix also doesn’t allow you to edit your HTML or CSS code.
WordPress.com is another website builder and hosting company, but their primary focus is on blogging. They offer a free plan, and their paid plans include features like custom domains, no ads, email support, advanced customization options, e-commerce features, and more. There are thousands of free themes available in their library, but there’s no drag-and-drop interface to edit them. WordPress does require a bit more technical knowledge to customize your website, but there’s a much larger community for you to find support and expert help if you need it.
With Weebly, you trade complete control over your website for a free or low-cost, easy tool that requires no technical knowledge. If you’re a more advanced user or require very specific customizations and features for your website, you may be limited by Weebly. Additionally, Weebly’s free websites place a link back to Weebly on your website, so your visitors will see that you’re using Weebly’s free plan.
Weebly is best for those who want to quickly and easily build a simple website, blog, or e-commerce site for free or on a tight budget, with no technical knowledge required. If you need more advanced features or want more control over your website and hosting, Weebly may not be the right choice for you.
Weebly.com is one of the better drag and drop web hosting. You can create professional looking pages, and it's very easy to administer. I would recommend to business owners who do not have the resources or knowledge of web design.
Weebly totally rocks! it gives free hosting with a free site building which is easy to use. Uptime is good and support is very helpful. There are a few features that are disabled and is only for premium users which require money but most basic stuff are free to use. I currently use the premium account so I can use my own domain and I find it totally worth the price!
Unlimited pages and unlimited bandwidth
Out of the box mobile support: see your website on your mobile phone!
Online website builder is relatively quick and very easy to use.
Support for editing html and CSS for more advanced users
Lots of themes to choose from.
Option to download you entire website to your computer.
There more but I'm tired of typing ;)
5 MB limit of uploads (minor problem eliminated with PRO account)
None that really harmed my experience.
Weebly is an excellent platform to create your own websites without knowing the inner workings of HTML and similar technologies. And even if your do know HTML and CSS you can edit your website to a great extent and save it as a custom template. The professional themes really bring out the best in weebly. It really is amazing how easy it is to create and update content on your website.
Note: As with all free online website creators your pages will come with a standard Created With Weebly phrase that can be removed if you upgrade to the pro (paid) version of Weebly.
Also make sure you follow the terms of service, Weebly as with any other free website offering has the right to shutdown your website without notice if you violate their terms. Make sure you have read and understood what is prohibited and what is allowed, otherwise you may just lose your website.
Even if your are still unconvinced, try it out. You have nothing to lose but your time.
Weebly is so easy to use nd has a great UI, the features are awesome as well though there are some missing features that need to be tended to. Support is good though they isn't a huge following which is always bad as there aren't enough tutorials out there. Though it has FREE web hosting which is awesome and the hosting is fast!!! Overall Weebly is awesome though if SEO can be hard to tend to and some features aren't there.
Though check it out if your starting out!
I like weebly they are good.
I have two websites hosted in weebly, I never noticed my websites slow or offline.
Their support is fast, multlingual, great.
I had a bad experience with other hosts, that aren't in your list.. please add them:
www.obeyhosting.com , and : www.webhost.pro
Weebly, is just freaking amazing! for only a couple bucks a month you can have an awesome website that is easy to manage.If your not very tech savvy weebly is for you.If you ever want an easy website builder and host choose weebly, also their support is great and very fast.I would recommend weebly for everyone not only beginners, but for the pros to!
Weebly ROCKS, I have been more than 2 months in their business plan they are good and they do provide free ssl with it :D !
I didn't like something that they don't have much themes and they don't support responsive designs but overall they offer mobile version for smart phones !
Just a drag and drop which is easier to me to kick start my business, thanks weebly !
I have e-shop with them and I am very good with sales, I want them to increase the templates and provide more quality support!
Weebly is one of the Best Web Hosting Domains/Servers/Hosters/Editors out there, For me you can create a Fancy Looking Website with just 1 click!
Okay! So I'm gonna begin with The Prices and Plans, Firstly you can Easily make a $10 to spend in Weebly with just refeering your Friend/Family Member and making him Create a Website and Publishing it! This probably doesn't take more than 5 minutes at maximum so you dont have to pay actual money for Upgrading Plans Unless you wanna support them ofcourse!
also it offers you to change the Theme's CSS/HTML Meaning that you can change however your Theme/Website Looking Completely,
and Now lets move to the Uptime which is according to my vision as a normal User its a 100% Uptime Service and ofcourse it does not have any Issue for the Server/Login/Website Domain/Website Migration Hosting,
Basically, Weebly Rocks.
I have used many webhosting and website creating websites,weebly is my favourite website.It has great uptime,support,great themes and many other features which others dont have.
I think that Weebly is a great website for building a website. Not really hosting.
It is great and I have been their customer for about 2 years now with the PRO plan and I was looking around weebly and other website hosting companies and found some of the pro's and con's about them.
I think that they have a great website builder that is very easy to use and it is not hard to learn about what the things that you have do. They let you make unlimited websites and unlimited disk space, bandwidth, etc... Their hosting is always up, Haven't gotten my website down not even once! Their support reply in 24 hours and when I need their help and all the things they told me I will get, I got!
I think that for the high price of around $7 a month would be good if we got a free domain with it. Because it was disappointing that when I got it and I saw only the old sub domain for such a high price. I also think that they should give things like an email for free with your domain for what you are paying. Everything else seems to work fine. But if these issues for the price and what you get, get fixed it will make it better!
So I think that all that is some of the issues and great things for building a website. It is really great for the people that want to build a website with a simple website builder and no hard things to use, then Weebly is great. But if you want a web host that gives you more then that, then I think other companies would be better in my opinion. Weebly isn't bad and is great to use!
Weebly, describes itself as a free drag and drop page builder. I consider it an essential tool for those who can not afford webhosting or want simplicity. Sometimes even Wordpress can be complicated for beginners. I myself used to use Weebly often, but I have a understanding of Wordpress and other CMS software.
Weebly has various modules, ranging from slideshows to blogs. The templates are professional looking and easy to edit. Though, I wish there was more templates. Also, a major plus is the mobile versions respond great.
There are also options to upgrade your plan to receive "Pro Elements" and remove the ugly footer. One of my favorite things is that you are able to download your actual site. Not many page builders allow you to do this.
Overall, the themes and modules are great. I highly recommend Weebly if you are just starting off in the Website business.
Weebly is Mediocre. Let me tell you why and the reason why is that it does not have a main outlook on a large demograph which is html programmers. The last time I tried it out thinking that It would work i pasted my code which would work on my tumblr and had pictures hosted on imageshack so you cant say "oh grimm, you idiot you do know that hosting images on tumblr only works on tumblr" so it would work on any web-hoster it was a pure blank page. But on the other hand, It was the first ever web hoster that I used back in 2011 and It has a flawless web design interface and slight sentimentality to me because of it's history. But instead of that it is incredibly superficial and crappy. If you do want to host a website with many strings attached then use tumblr. Ok, goodbye.
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