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Webnode
Webnode

With more than 30 million registered users, Webnode is one of the larger players in the website creation arena. Their core strength is clearly languages – they support more than 20 of them and they even let you create a multilingual website. Surprisingly, they also offer support in all 20 languages.

A short while ago Webnode decided to launch a new version of their platform and replace the good old editor that we liked a lot. We even used it to build some of our own projects, e.g. ChatToolTester.com. The improvements include a more direct editing experience as well as a range of good-looking designs. To our surprise, they haven't added a shopping cart to the website builder yet.

So how does it compare with the industry leaders? We’ll reveal to you all the ins and outs of this website builder. Keep on reading to find out:

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Webnode Pricing

$0

Free

Displays a small Webnode ad. Doesn't include own domain name. Up to 100 MB of storage.

$3.95

Limited

Connect your own domain name. It includes Webnode ad in the footer.

$6.95

Mini

Good solution for smaller projects that need professional email. Still shows a Webnode ad.

$9.95

Standard

The ideal plan for professional and multilingual websites. Ad-free.

$24.95

Profi

For big sites that need up to 5 GB of storage and 100 email accounts.

Monthly prices based on a 1-year contract (Personal Website). Domain: from $18.95 (yearly)

Pros and Cons of Webnode

Suited to multilingual websites

Great for SEO

No ecommerce

Basic blog

Missing some key features

Rating Details

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Ease of use

With the drag and drop editor you can add sections (e.g. a price list) and content elements (e.g. images, text, videos, etc) to pages. It can take some time until you know your way around as not everything is intuitive.

Choice and flexibility of design (templates)

They offer responsive designs and there is enough variety. However, be aware that you won’t be able to tweak their HTML or CSS. A neat feature is that you can give a unique look to each section by changing their background color. Changing the template without losing all of the content is not possible, unfortunately.

Advertisement-free

Yes

You'll need the Standard plan or the Profi package minimum for an ad-free site.

Languages

Webnode is available in more than 20 languages. A great plus is the multilingual feature that supports different language versions of your website!

Features

Your own domain name (e.g. .com or .net)

Yes

Register a domain via Webnode or re-direct your existing domain. The plans Mini and higher include a free domain for the first year. SSL (https) is not yet available.

Depth of navigation

It comes with 3 levels (2 sublevels) of navigation.

Widgets (small tools to add extra functionality)

It’s missing some important widgets such as: social likes and shares, slideshow elements, a site search box and some more. Unfortunately, Webnode doesn’t come with an app store like Weebly and Wix.

Monetization

Yes

You can add AdSense support via the HTML element.

E-Commerce

Ecommerce is not yet included in this new version.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Enough for most users. Customize title tags, meta-descriptions and URLs. Webnode generates a sitemap automatically. Creating 301 redirects is not (yet) possible and some templates don’t use a SEO-friendly headings structure.

Blog

The blog is very basic and misses some essential features (e.g. categories, comments and tags). External commenting systems such as Disqus can always be added via HTML code.

Visitor statistics

It has a simple reporting system integrated for statistics. Be aware that to integrate Google Analytics, the Standard plan or the Profi are required.

Contact form

Yes

Pretty good. Advanced form fields such as date pickers or drop-down menus are available. Users can also upload files.

Password protection

Yes

It comes with support for user registration. In other words, users can have their own password and username to access exclusive content. This is only available for the Standard and Profi plan.

Newsletter tool

No

No, but you can integrate external newsletter systems like Mailchimp or MailerLite easily via the HTML element.

Add HTML code

Yes

Allows you to add other widgets and tools.

Storage space

100 MB+

The different plans have different storage limits (100 MB, 500 MB, 1 GB and 5 GB). Additionally, there is a bandwidth limit (1 GB, 3 GB and 10 GB) for most plans (Limited, Mini and Standard).

Backups & Restore

Yes

Yes, you can restore your website to a previous version. However, this is only included in the Standard (up to 5 backups) and Profi (unlimited backups) plans.

Support

Yes FAQ

No Chat

Yes Email

No Telephone

Email and knowledgebase. Technical support questions are answered quickly but not always to our full satisfaction. Help files are not very comprehensive.

Fun Factor

It lacks some key features (e.g. an online store) and some of the functionalities it does have are a bit too simple (e.g. image galleries).

Overall Rating

3.7/5

Webnode offers, for now, a rather limited range of features. For example, the blog needs improvement and they should really integrate social media widgets. However, we’ve been told that they plan on adding more features in the future.

Conclusion

Webnode has a great strength: few website builders make it so easy to create a multilingual website. We were impressed with their templates, especially compared with their previous versions. Additionally, Webnode is one of the few site builders that lets you create (and restore) backup copies of your website.

On the downside, beginners might find it a little more difficult to use than some of their competitors’ products. As we mentioned throughout the review, it misses some basic features – to name a few: online store, social media widgets, serious blog limitations and absence of a search function.

And remember, if you’d like to have a site without the self-promoting Webnode banner, you’ll need the Standard or the Profi plan. We also think they could be more generous with the storage and bandwidth limits they offer with the lower plans (Mini and Limited).

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FAQ

Does Webnode offer a backup feature?

Yes, you can backup your entire website and roll it back if you need it. However, you won’t be able to back up individual pages.

What is the bandwidth limit?

Your website files and images need to be sent to each visitor that you receive. Webnode limits the amount of data that you can send each month (1 GB, 3 GB & 10 GB) for the different plans (Limited, Mini & Standard). 1 GB of bandwidth will more or less last for 1000 visitors per month.

If you go over the limit, you’ll have to buy more bandwidth from Webnode to let visitors browse your website.

How to cancel a Webnode subscription?

You can cancel within the first 15 days (no questions asked). They will refund your payment, except domain registrations. After 15 days you can cancel at anytime and won’t be billed again.

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Latest Review Updates

20 Nov 2017 – Minor text updates
07 Apr 2017 – New editor’s review
17 Jan 2017 – Included the backup & restore category to the table
22 Apr 2015 – Update in templates and designs
05 Jun 2014 – Text updates & revision
15 Jul 2013 – A couple of smaller updates
13 Mar 2013 – We’ve added information about password protection
21 Feb 2013 – New form creator feature
22 Nov 2011 – We have tested Webnode’s server performance.
16 Aug 2011 – New look and functionality for the editor
30 Mar 2011 – General update
16 Jan 2011 – The free plan now features a small Webnode banner button. So it is not really ad-free anymore, contrary to Webnode’s claim on its website.
11 Jan 2011 – Update of all reviews: Webnode hasn’t released any new features for a couple of months now.

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