PageXL Website Builder Review

PageXL – is a fast and easy-to-use solution for those who want to create professional one-page sites in minutes. The platform will work fine for various website types letting users build portfolios, small business sites, nonprofit online projects, personal profiles, etc. The software also comes with enough functionality to create small online stores. It may cover various niches ranging from the hospitality industry to restaurants, event calendars, wedding sites, and more.

Apart from its features and technical capabilities, PageXL appears to be a timesaving all-in-one solution. It delivers secured hosting, which is free for all platform users. You will not have to care about your site’s SSL or deal with FTP configuration. All you need is to pick a responsive template, customize it, and go online with a ready-made website.

Sounds too good to be true? This review is to reveal all hits and misses of the PageXL one-page website builder. Let’s get it started.

PageXL

  • Free one-page website builder;
  • Ready-to-use sites in 5 minutes;
  • Good for various website types.

Ease of Use

PageXL claims to be an ideal platform for users with zero technical backgrounds. In other words, users do not have to code in order to build a site from scratch. Moreover, the official PageXL page says, it will take a user not more than 5 minutes to complete the building process. All you have to do is to sign in, pick a template, customize it, and publish with the linked domain. Let’s check if it is true or there are some stumbling blocks for consideration.

Getting Started

The platform does not require signing in right at once. At the first stage, you have a chance to look through all the available templates and decide which one suits you the most. Here we have four major categories that include “All” themes, landing pages, personal, and event layouts. Each template comes with the preview mode. So, you may scroll the page down and have a look at built-in features and sections it has.

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Once you have selected a theme that suits you fine, you will need to sign in. Users are free to log in via social and Google accounts or simply type in the info required. As soon as you are done, you will instantly find yourself in the Dashboard. The system will offer you a fast tour to get started in 3 easy steps. You may use the tour or skip this stage to start customizing the page.

Website Editor

The dashboard introduces a simple WYSIWYG editor with all necessary instruments and settings located in the upper right corner. The first thing you might need to do is to enter general website settings where you may change the site language as well as set the title and description. The section also contains settings related to your site menu, basic typography parameters, favicon option, eCommerce, etc. Here you may also insert social media links to let your users share content.

The panel below the settings is actually the website builder. It contains all necessary instruments to edit any page section, change styles and background colors, set elements’ positioning, width, and other settings, add new sections, and more.

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The variety of additional elements varies. Users may choose from different headers, text blocks, image galleries, features, FAQ sections, and more. The selection of elements includes everything you might need to introduce your business or product to the public and let it engage. From Maps, charts and sign in forms to eCommerce, footers, countdowns, and more. The system has a preview mode to look at how your site appears in desktop, smartphone or tablet screens. If you are totally satisfied, press the Publish button and go online.

Features & Flexibility

PageXL is a simple but yet fully-featured platform. No matter if you need to build a personal profile to stand out or launch a digital store for a single or multiple products, the software will deliver enough functionality out of the box to meet your needs. Here are some major features you will be glad to see in your website:

  • Ready-Made Templates – we are not talking of templates’ design. When we say “ready-made”, we mean they come with all necessary widgets already integrated into the layout. For example, if you choose a small eCommerce theme, it will already have a shipping section and a list of products. All you need is to upload your own images, edit descriptions and prices. In addition, you are free to add new elements from the local marketplace.
  • No Coding – The use of the system does not require coding knowledge or preliminary web design background. The dashboard of the service is intuitive and logically-structured for everyone. Secure hosting, FTP and SSL certificate connection are also available here by default. Just pick a theme and customize it, using the toolset available in stock.
  • Stock Photos – Whatever type of project you plan to set up, PageXL makes it possible to choose from thousands of stock photos, which are royalty-free. The photos come from the Unsplash collection, letting you create an appealing website almost in no time.
  • Mobile App – PageXL has its own mobile app available for all major OS and carriers. It means that you actually do not need a computer to create a professional site. Moreover, you are free to edit it on the go.
  • eCommerce – the software lets users build several types of digital stores. Some templates are designed to sell a single or customized product. Others are more traditional for trading multiple products at the same time. Setting up your shop will hardly be a hassle. Go to general settings and click on the eCommerce section. Here you may edit the checkout options that range from Stripe to Apple Pays as well as credit/debit cards. Here you may also select a currency, indicate tax rates and shipping commissions. Unfortunately, PayPal is yet unavailable for PageXL users.
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  • Personal Projects – The website builder allows creating different types of personal projects for free. These include business cards, personal profiles, resumes, consultant websites, projects for licensed professionals and sports coaches, photography/portfolio websites etc.
  • Landing Pages – The system has a separate collection of themes and tools for landing pages. You can launch and customize eBooks to sell digital products, websites to promote restaurants and bars, projects of charity associations, sports clubs, online slideshows and B&B rental – the projects, which do not require multi-page websites for quality presentation of their products/services.
  • Event Websites – With PageXL, you can create and independently customize event websites to present your concerts/parties, sports tournaments, weddings, real estate ads, travel diaries, money pots and events that are going to be launched soon to the target audience.
  • SEO – the system does not offer advanced SEO settings with the exception of editing general website title, description, and focus keywords. On the other hand, PageXL developers ensure your website appear to be automatically SEO-friendly. They promise fast loading speed, optimization for mobile devices, redirects, and secure access. But you still may edit H1…H4 subheadings as well as page URLs. Sites built on PageXL score 100/100 according to Lighthouse reports.

On the one hand, the platform seems to care about everything for the user, which is great considering the fact that it was mainly designed for newbies. On the other hand, more experienced users might want more flexibility and customization freedom. In other words, PageXL is good for those who really want to create an optimized website in less than 5 minutes.

Design

The website builder offers a selection of ready-made themes that are automatically responsive. It means they will run smoothly on different devices with different screen dimensions. If you have doubts, you may opt for a mobile preview function to check how the site will run on a tablet, desktop version or tablet. Mobile optimization is enabled automatically. Users do not have to enable lazy load functions or stuff like that.

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The template design is not bad. While online shop templates look pretty basic with typical sections and elements, portfolios and personal profiles are stunning. Overall, there are 59 different layouts available for customization. The templates are free. They refer to various categories from sports, traveling and wedding to various business niches and eCommerce.

A great thing about PageXL is that you actually may pick several layouts at the same time and customize each. Switching between templates is very easy. You have them all in a single dashboard.

Speaking about template customization, the process is also quick and simple. You don’t have to be a web design pro to understand all the steps and to complete them effectively. Having selected a template, you will be able to go directly to the Settings section to make the required edits.

The Settings section has several categories that make it possible to thoroughly set up each project parameters. These include General, Typography, Favicon, Social Media, Menu, Agreements, Buttons and eCommerce settings. Pick those you plan to adjust based on the project type you are going to run.

Each template comes with a ready-made layout but it is possible to add extra sections your website may require. The sections include Header/Footer, Text, Picture, Gallery, Features, FAQ, Team, Timeline, Price Table, eCommerce, Countdown, Map, Chart, Stats, Video, Social Media, Sign Up Form, Contact Form.

Each section, in its turn, may be customized as you need. What you can do here is editing section content and its style, changing alignment of sections, choosing background colors and pictures, text colors and settings, content width and positions, animation of sections etc.

Having completed your template editing and customization, you may preview the result and then publish the project.

Customer Support

The customer support might seem a bit disappointing. There are no Live Chat options, phone numbers or comprehensive knowledge base here. On the other hand, you will hardly need any of that considering software’s ease of use. Once you have logged into your dashboard, the system will offer a fast 3-step tutorial introducing all of the available features.

The interface is super easy. You will never face difficulties even if you have never used website builders before. Moreover, there is still a chance to submit your question via the traditional contact form. We cannot say for sure how long it will take support managers to respond.

Pricing Policy

One of the main PageXL advantages is the fact that it has a free plan. If you want to promote your business or project and stand out, you will need to upgrade to one of the premium subscriptions. Have a look at all PageXL plans below:

  • Free (0/mo) – up to 2 sites, mobile first and responsive design, free subdomain, custom forms, HTTPS encryption;
  • Solo plan ($2.30/mo) – up to 5 sites, no PageXL branding + custom forms, larger images and MP4 videos, custom URLs, favicon, add to homescreen prompt;
  • Pro plan ($4.60/mo) – up to 10 sites, eCommerce, Google Analytics & Facebook Pixel, integrated GDPR, PDF export, custom meta tags and scripts, privacy policy and terms of use;
  • Studio plan ($9.30/mo) – up to 25 sites, opportunity to use website export functionality.

To get started, a Solo plan might be a good pick for a small portfolio or profile while Pro will work out for small eCommerce projects.

Pros and Cons

PageXL is an ultimate one-page site builder at affordable prices. It has enough functionality to build websites of various types including small digital shops. Its stylish templates are mobile friendly while the feature set lets you build an SEO-optimized site in minutes. However, some small drawbacks still take place.

Pros:
Cons:
Free website builder.
Good for business and eCommerce.
Integrated features, mobile and SEO friendly.
Great for newbies.

Limited support.
Not quite many templates to choose from

PageXL is an up-to-date website building software that follows the latest trends. It helps newbies and non-technicians to create portfolios, digital shops and other website types in 5 minutes. The platform will mainly work out for small projects while growing businesses may require more extended facilities in terms of eCommerce and customization.

On the other hand, PageXL is certainly a good value for money with its not bad free plan and affordable packages for extended opportunities. Summing up, this one-page website builder is certainly worth trying. You lose nothing anyway.

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Howard Steele
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Howard

About the Author

I'm Howard Steele, the founder and editor-in-chief of this website. With over 10 years of web building I know how complicated and tiresome this task can be for a non-IT person. Can’t decide which service to choose? Feel free to ask me for advice. Just describe your website needs, and I’ll gladly help you.

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