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Acquia

39 Ratings

Weebly

Top Rated
77 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Weebly

Top Rated
77 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
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Weebly

Weebly is easy to navigate and create for even a first-time web designer! They provide all the options in a drag and drop format to easily create an an amazing array of themes that will fit anyone's needs! The analytics provided with a pro subscription are very helpful in seeing where the traffic on the site came from, what pages they viewed and search terms used. Weebly makes consistent updates adding and/or tweaking features that make creating a site easy and giving you the tools you need to make your site unique.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Weebly
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Weebly
8.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Weebly
7.3
API
Acquia
9.0
Weebly
7.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Weebly
7.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Weebly
8.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Weebly
7.8
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Weebly
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Weebly
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Weebly
7.9
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Weebly
8.4
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Weebly
7.4

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Weebly
8.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Weebly
7.3
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Weebly
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Weebly
7.5
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Weebly
7.6

Pros

  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
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  • The greatest strength of Weebly is the split design interface. The primary design method is graphical, drag-and-drop. The secondary design method is direct hands-on management of the CSS. This combination means we can get to launch far faster, without sacrificing customization.
  • One feature Weebly had which no competitors could match was enabling SSL for ecommerce sites. Where most competitors give a 'shared' SSL which exposes the platform's URL during the checkout stage, Weebly enables site-specific SSL, so your customers never leave your site.
  • Weebly's ease of management is less unique, but should be mentioned. Every object is managed in context, so the learning curve for clients who wish to self-manage is incredibly short. We are able to hand off the site confidently with just one or two brief training sessions.
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Cons

  • The knowledge base has improved over the years, but its ease of use could be better.
  • The backend tool UI needs a new "coat of paint".
  • Having more site environments to work with would be great.
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  • I do not recommend their marketing feature yet.
  • Marketing feature does not have a way to sync opt-ins to MailChimp and every email has to be put in by hand.
  • At one point my mass emails were limited to 500 people. I ended up never using this feature since I have more than this but found this limiting.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Drupal is designed to grow with our changing needs and technology trends. Our hope is that as new features are needed, we'll be able to adapt as we grow
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Weebly10.0
Based on 1 answer
Weebly is consistently adding features that line up with our needs. The ease of use makes it the perfect program for us since we have users of multiple age brackets and knowledge of web design. We love that we can give users access to only the pages they are affiliated with
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Usability

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Weebly9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple to use and offers enough customization to make a website that is personalized. Templates are pretty standard and the help section is laid out well by topic with frequently asked questions. Some design knowledge is helpful, but through trial and error anyone can get a hold of the reins fairly quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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I have not explored many alternatives. You can also sell digital downloads on Wix for example - that would be the one thing that I would have to have in a competing service. Wix also has more templates and more styling options. Weebly also lets you export your entire website - it's easy and I do this frequently.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • So here is the reality - while the design portions of Weebly are excellent, I feel like I was sold a car without gas. You absolutely must use some type of SEO service with this site and learn how to integrate it with Weebly.
  • Not happy with the ROI due to not having initially implemented healthy SEO strategies.
  • While Weebly is excellent for beginners and niche/creative offerings, it lacked emphasizing how important SEO is and I wish this education was better emphasized to me as a new customer 4 years ago.
  • I eventually used an SEO service along with Weebly to fill in this void but lost a couple of years before I discovered the best one for my project.
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Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Weebly

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details