Weebly makes it dead simple to create good-looking websites. Founded by college friends who saw how difficult it was for their peers to get online, Weebly is now powering over 40 million websites. Let’s take a closer look at the website builder.
Question: Is it free?
Answer: Yes, it is. As long as your website is published to a free subdomain of Weebly.com, you can enjoy the system free of charge. All free Weebly websites have an advert in the footer – ‘Create a free website with Weebly’.
It’s noteworthy that this advert is super tiny and nice-looking comparing to what other website builders offer (Wix, in particular). You can create and publish up to 10 Weebly websites within one free account.
Question: Does Weebly allow to make changes on a code level?
Answer: In case you want to go beyond what Weebly offers in its official theme library, you can completely customize the look of your site using the HTML/CSS editor which provides you with a real-time preview of the changes made to the template’s code.
Thanks to the technical nature of Weebly, you can create a custom template yourself or hire a professional to draw it for you.
Question: Are Weebly websites mobile friendly?
Answer: The latest version of the Weebly Site Creator includes a mobile editor which is as easy-to-use as its desktop counterpart. However, though it allows to customize your site’s mobile view easily (using the same drag-and-drop tools), it should be mentioned that there’s no way to create a separate mobile version for your site (like with Duda Mobile).
In particular, when you add an element to your mobile Weebly website, it will invariably be shown on your major website, too.
Question: Can I build an eCommerce website with Weebly?
Answer: Yes, you can. There’s a native eCommerce platform allowing you to sell both digital and physical goods. It has an impressive set of customizable properties: filtered product search, tax control, coupon codes, mobile store and checkout etc.
The Starter ($8/mo) and Pro ($12/mo) plans let you sell a limited number of products – 10 and 25, respectively. Within these plans, a Weebly transaction fee (3%) is charged. The Business and Performance plans come with unlimited products and no Weebly fees.
Question: Does Weebly offer any membership features?
Answer: Pro, Business and Performance users can activate a registration option for their site to allow site visitors to sign up to become members. You can add members, manage them in groups and control which pages they have access to.
You can set up different group preferences to allow page access for managing and editing your site.
Question: Can I edit my Weebly site using a mobile phone?
Answer: Weebly’s iOS and Android apps allow you to manage your website directly from your phone or tablet. Specifically, you can:
- post to your blog with full text, photo and video publishing integration;
- share your posts via connected social media accounts;
- check blog comments and form entries;
- respond to comments using the app;
- add new products, product options, photos, descriptions and prices;
- track, manage and process orders;
- receive notifications whenever a new order is placed.
Weebly also has an application for Apple Watch. It lets you monitor website traffic, manage blog comments and even check store orders and inventory right from your watch.
Question: Can I change a theme of my Weebly website?
Answer: Yes, you can change your website theme as many times as you need. In our review we’ve mentioned that Weebly is a ‘block based‘ website editor. And the key feature of such model is the ability to change your website template without loosing content.
All Weebly designs are fully responsive and mobile friendly, and with template change your websites will look the same perfectly.
Question: How much does it cost to use Weebly?
Answer: Weebly offers a six different plans of using. One of them is for free, the rest are paid. With a free plan you can create a simple website without possibility of selling goods or services. Besides, in this case your website appears with Weebly ad banner at the bottom. Paid plans range from $8/mo to $49/mo. The full-featured plan for eCommerce starts from $25/mo.
Question: What can I do with Weebly?
Answer: Weebly is a versatile website builder. With its help you can create a website of almost any type you need. As a proof of my words you can see my collections of handpicked Weebly-powered blogs, e-stores and other types of websites. Besides, with Weebly you can create amazing wedding websites (see my examples).
Question: Why Weebly?
Answer: With its generous free version and affordable feature-rich paid plans, Weebly is one of the most reasonably priced site builders in the market. It’s easy-to-use, secure and fun. Weebly also has various themes for any kind of website you need: business, online store, blog, portfolio and others.
If you have any more questions about how to make a website with Weebly, its powerful Help Center and Community always help you to find the right answer.