Weebly Worth It's Weight
April 22, 2016

Weebly Worth It's Weight

Amber Stanley-Kruth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Weebly

I use Weebly as a free website builder. It provides a free domain, although the free version includes weebly.com. It has easy to use templates with drag and drop style settings. It is very intuitive and has tutorials to help understand it in more detail.
  • Easy to use templates
  • Drag and Drop Webpage Creation
  • Clean Design with Several Customizations
  • Make changes offline
  • More integrated apps
  • Smooth and simple interface
  • Easy to update website
  • Connects to Social Media Sites
  • Basic Statistics for Site Traffic
I have used both and Squarespace offers more app integrations but is more restrictive with design layout. The major difference is Weebly uses a free-flow drop and drag, whereas Squarespace has bullet-style areas that you can add text/photo/link, etc. I like Squarespace for the more modern styled templates and enhanced app features, but Weebly gives more creative freedom in designing the page.
More complex websites, like ecommerce, probably wouldn't get everything needed from Weebly. It is excellent for small businesses and users with little to no web design experience.

Weebly Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Not Rated
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
Not Rated
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
9
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
9
Content taxonomy
Not Rated
SEO support
3
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
3
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
8

Using Weebly

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.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Drop and drag design
  • Upload photos
  • Layout page design
  • Nothing is too difficult, but there are limited enhancements on free version
Yes - No problems. Smooth transition as a mobile responsive site. No need to design a separate mobile site. Just design the website on the weebly platform and when the website is opened on a mobile device it will "respond" with a web-friendly layout. It offers a preview setting with desktop or mobile views.