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Weebly Review – Easy Website Builder

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Weebly is one of the most popular online website builders on the market with over 12 million people and businesses using it. It’s affordable, very powerful and simply so easy to use. Weebly basically will save you hundreds of hours of programming work and money to get it done and you have complete control over how you want your website to look.

Using Weebly and its Interface

The basic plan is completely free of charge and anyone can sign up today. There are no forced advertisements e.g. banners and links placed on your site as a result of its free nature. This is one of the biggest selling point of this popular website builder. Once you’ve created your account and logged in, you will find that the interface is super simple and nothing complicated about it which is great for web developer beginners. Weebly offers their interface in several languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German and a few others but their support section is only available in English at the time of this review. On the basic free plan, you can create 2 websites under the one account but if you find that you need more websites and versatility, upgrade to Weebly’s Pro plan which allows you to create 10 individual websites under the same account plus a whole lot of other features.

weebly interface

On the dashboard you will find a list of all the websites that you have started and you can edit each one by clicking on the "Edit" button. Once inside the page editor, you will find it uncluttered and seems easy enough to use which it is but there are loads of functionalities within it, more than you will need to create a great looking and feature rich webpage. For example you can embed a Youtube video, add Flash objects, add slideshows, Google maps etc, all with the click of a button or dragging and dropping elements onto your page for positioning. To add text to a page, simple click on the add text button and you will see a text box appear which you can click into and start typing. Formatting is the same as on MS Word by clicking on the buttons such as Bold, Underline, Italics etc. To add a contact us page like you see on all other websites, all you need to do is drag the built-in contact us icon onto the page of your choice and that’s it. Same with a forum. If you need a forum on your website, just drag and drop the forum icon into position on your page and it’s practically done. No programming whatsoever saving you time and cost. Once you’re done and ready to see the changes put live, click on the "Publish" button.

If you really are a complete beginner in web development, Weebly helps you by providing hundreds of template designs that you can choose for each page. Choose the layout that you want and apply that template to the page then simply modify the text and images or add more components are you wish by dragging and dropping.

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To link up your pages to the navigation bar, all you need to do is check the box to include page into navigation and you’re done. To create a hierarchical menu structure, just drag and drop menu items into place. You can also choose to password protect and SEO your pages so they get found by search engines more easily.

Weebly’s CMS system really is a good CMS system where you can add editors to edit your website with different permissions such as Administrator, Author or dashboard Only Access but is only available on the Pro plan. One of the things that will strike you most about using Weebly website builder is its ease of use and its intuitive layout. If you do understand a bit of HTML and CSS coding, you can still use it as it’s an option available where you can see the code and modify as required. Sign up for an account and start using it today.

Weebly video tutorial

See with your own eyes how easy it is to create your own website using.

Weebly Pro Plan & Pricing

When you decide it's time to upgrade your account to the Pro Plan with Weebly, you can do so at any time which gives you password protected pages, remove or customising the footer of pages, 10 sites per account, minimum 100MB file uploads, audio and video players, embedded documents and premium support. To find out more, visit Weebly.

weebly pro plan

Weebly is free to use but as your website grows in number of pages, traffic numbers and also in need of more technical specifications, you can then upgrade to the Pro Plan which is split into 3 affordable pricing plans as shown below. The most notable differences is the number of pages that you can have and the storage space that you can use.

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Last Updated April 26 2014 by Alex Tse