Weebly Wobbly Builder (Or "Why Weebly May Be Your Best Option")
July 25, 2016

Weebly Wobbly Builder (Or "Why Weebly May Be Your Best Option")

Victor Fernandes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Weebly

Weebly was tested by me to be implemented by the Web-Design team of Creatively, my intermedia production company, on the building of our website. Though it was not selected as our tool of choice, I did have some valuable on sight on what is it good or bad for when designing your own website for your business.
  • It has one of the best - if not THE best - price as compared to other platforms such as Wix and Squarespace.
  • Very easy-to-master technique of building: just click on the desired element and drag it to the screen.
  • Nice and beautiful themes are available to use.
  • It gives you a real hard time if you want to position the elements on the page with precision. This is the worst of Weebly's cons.
  • It lacks some essential blogging features such as the ability to highlight related, most popular or latest posts.
  • Also a very big turn-down, it is very difficult to migrate content from Weebly to another platform, so if you change your mind and decide to do it elsewhere when your blog is up and running, this will be a big problem.
  • We ended up deciding not to use Weebly as the WYSIWYG editor is not as specific as we would like to when moving objects around the screen, making it fairly simple compared to other platforms.
Weebly has the best price compared to this three and it's very, very simple to use. Wix is a quite more satisfying in terms of getting exactly what you want in the aesthetics, and Squarespace has a lot of fancy themes and a very good support team, but it only beats Weebly in cost effectiveness if your pockets are full.
If you want something quick and simple, Weebly is for you. You will find it very beautiful and quite easy to deal with, also the pricing is cheap. Although in the scenario last described it is the best option for you, if you want to go to down to business in a more detailed, specialized manner Weebly would definitely not be the first suggestion in my mind.

Weebly Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
8
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
9
Page templates
7
Library of website themes
9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
8
Publishing workflow
8
Form generator
9
Content taxonomy
6
SEO support
8
Bulk management
6
Availability / breadth of extensions
3
Community / comment management
10
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
10