Websitebuild.net is a Germany-based website builder developed by United Webdesign GmbH, a privately owned company from Hanover. The platform has proven successful in targeting local business owners, bloggers and other independent professionals looking for an easy website building solution. Encouraged by the success of the platform on the local market, the founders decided to expand their audience, specifically by launching the English version of the product. Join me reviewing this promising product to estimate the pros and cons of using Websitebuild.net.
#1 Ease of Use
Excellent, 5 stars out of 5. The admin panel is incredibly easy-to-use. Right after entering your contact data you can enjoy the proverbial German quality at its finest. What I liked most about the control panel was their ‘First Steps’ block (see the screenshot). So, we can confidently state that Websitebuild.net is exclusively designed for non-technical users. You won’t find any sophisticated, barely understandable technical terms there – everything is maximally simplified.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
You will find a range of preset widgets in the control panel: custom HTML code, Youtube, Facebook, buttons, slider, gallery, table, Google Maps, document etc. There are also Blog and Guestbook modules. In SEO block users can specify meta data for each page (keywords, title, meta description). There’s also an inbuilt statistics counter. I haven’t find any information regarding eCommerce capabilities, so I can assume that there’s no native e-shop module in Websitebuild.net. However, if you already own a webstore (on Ecwid or another specialized platform), you can easily integrate it into your site via the aforementioned ‘HTML code’ option.
In terms od designs, Websitebuild.net offers three options: pre-designed layouts (standard and special); page construction and the ‘Personal Layout’ option. As for the quality of the default themes, I wouldn’t say they are ‘head-turning’ or stunning – rather mediocre, to my mind. However, the way they look when you get them from Websitebuild.net can be easily changed – each element is customizable. You can even adjust CSS. If you don’t like the idea of using predetermined templates, Websitebuild.net designers are ready to assist you with the creation of a custom design. Specify your wishes, expectations and planned budget to receive a free consultation.
#4 Customer Support
Customer support is available over email. There’s also a separate ‘Help’ page, but unfortunately, it has no English version. However, the platform is rather easy-to-use in every way, so I don’t think you’ll face any serious problems when using it.
#5 Pricing Policy
In terms of pricing, Websitebuild.net follows the classic freemium model: there’s a free plan that remains free as long as you build your site and use a subdomain, and two paid packages: Basic and Business. Basic is €3,99/month, while Business is €6,99. Traditionally, the more you pay – the more you get.
There’s no native eCommerce module. I haven’t find any information about user management. Template collection is very basic.
Websitebuild.net Review: Conclusion
Websitebuild.net is an easy-to-use website builder suitable for creating lightweight websites: blogs, simple business websites and portfolios that don’t require heavy functionality. Users get full control over the entire website creation process, be it theme customization or search engine optimization.