Weebly Review: We test “free & easy” Weebly

Websites for grown-ups, no technical skills required: that’s Weebly’s promise. In this review are taking a closer look at Version 4, their latest update.

Weebly is one of the most popular website builders worldwide and is credited with the creation of more than 40m websites. The well-organized interface makes it easy to see at a glance what Weebly has to offer. A simple drag and drop is all it takes to add text, images or forms to your website.

Much like the editor, the pricing structure is simple, too: the basic plan is free, and you’ll get an advertising link in the bar at the bottom of the screen.

Since you have to pay for Weebly’s Starter plan, you can completely customize the bar at the bottom of the screen, and you can get rid of the advertising now, too. The Pro plan additionally includes features such as a slideshow at the top of the screen or a search feature for the website. If your goal is to set up a proper e-commerce store there are two good options: the Business plan and the Performance plan.

A domain is included for a year but after this, the domain will cost extra. In any case, you should start by checking out the free plan first.

See it in action here


info Sign up for a free Weebly account here (link will open in a new window)

prosEase of use: every single website builder claims that they are the easiest to use. In the case of Weebly, it’s true.

Responsive Themes: Weebly’s themes not only look great but they will also perfectly adapt to mobile devices. If there only were a few more of them!


App Center: you can add additional features to your site with only a few clicks. There’s a good selection of Weebly’s own apps as well as third party ones.

Team Management: if you’re not the only one who works on your website, you can assign other editors and give them access.

Membership Areas: with Weebly you can open certain parts of your website to members only. It’s up to you if the registration is publicly available or not.

consLimited Design Flexibility: compared to website builders like Wix you are not quite as free to move site elements around. Some people like the structure Weebly provides, others prefer total freedom. You’ll have to find out what’s your preference.


Multilingual Websites: although they feature a couple of third-party apps, we haven’t found a great way to create a website in multiple languages that is also SEO-friendly. DudaOne would be a better choice in this case.

Weebly in detail

Criterion Rating Comment
Ease of use
This is exactly how a website builder should be. There's no learning curve with Weebly, so you'll have your website up and running in no time.
Choice and flexibility of design (templates)
There are plenty of stylish and modern designs. They are all responsive (meaning: optimized for smartphones and tablets). It's possible to add video backgrounds and animate background pictures. The templates can also be edited via the source code.
Advertisement-free yes All the paid plans (Starter, Pro, and Business) are ad-free. The free plan shows a bar at the bottom of the screen with the Weebly logo.
Currently available in English and many other languages. No special feature to create multilingual sites but a workaround exists. Do not use Weebly for non-English character sets like Russian, Chinese or Arabic as they are not fully supported.
Your own domain name (e.g. .com or .net) yes For your first year, you’ll get a domain name for free, which will cost you $19.95 from the second year onwards. Some of the available domain endings are .com, and .ca. Or you can bring your own domain with you from another provider, and redirect it to Weebly.
Depth of navigation
Unlimited levels of navigation hierarchy. A drop down menu is automatically added to the navigation area.
Widgets (small tools to add extra functionality)
Image galleries, video and music players, and other gadgets are all included in the editor. And there are other useful applications, too, such as tables, calendars, and more to be found in the Weebly App Center.
Monetization yes Using banner ads or Google AdSense for example.
Weebly offers a solid and easy-to-use online store with SSL encryption and multiple payment options. Detailed information can be found in our Weebly Online Store review.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Title, meta and description tags are all customizable at page level, as are your images' ALT text. URL text is always created from the respective menu item. The use of headlines (H1, H2 etc.) is limited.
All the important basic features are included, and it's very search engine friendly. Blog entries can be scheduled, and you can integrate alternative commenting systems such as Disqus or Facebook. One drawback, however, is that you can’t run a blog with multiple authors.
Visitor statistics
A simple statistics tool is available in the free plan. More detailed statistics are included in an upgrade. Or you can integrate Google Analytics, if you prefer.
Contact form yes You can create detailed contact pages, including a contact form and Google Maps integration, with just one click. And adapting it to meet your own needs is very simple.
Password protection yes Available from the Pro plan. You can either protect the entire site or selected pages. There is now also a membership area that is available that lets you share certain content only with site members. Pro allows you to add up to 100 members, while higher plans have no limit and also give you the option of letting your visitors sign up on a public form.
Newsletter tool yes Weebly's own newsletter service is called Promote and lets you easily send marketing emails (see pricing). You can also plug in external providers via their App Center. Other email services can be found here.
Add HTML code yes Allows you to add external widgets and other tools.
Storage space Unlimited Only the free plan has a limit of 500 MB. Your files cannot exceed 10 MB each on the free plan, or 250 MB each on the Pro plan. But other than that, the sky's the limit! No limits on bandwidth either.
Backups & Restore yes It is possible to download backups of your site, but this is a manual process and you won't be able to restore them.
Support yes Email, knowledge base and live chat (look in the Help Center, to us it seems they are hardly available). Email support usually responded competently and quickly to our questions. Pro plan and higher also provide telephone support.
Fun Factor
Weebly listens to their users and continuously improves the product. We also like their non-aggressive sales style.
Overall Rating
Weebly is one of the best website builders on the market. It offers unparalleled ease of use and a wide array of innovative features. They should provide a better way to purchase email accounts; but other than that, Weebly hits the spot.


weebly recommendationWe’ve been following Weebly’s progress for many years now. In the beginning, it was just another website builder. That has completely changed: Weebly has evolved into an outstanding tool that we currently see far ahead of its competition. It’s simple, uncluttered and easy to use – which is exactly what people with limited technical skills need when it comes to creating their own internet presence.

The Designs are one of Weebly’s biggest advantages. They automatically look great on every device, and they can be adapted to match your own personal needs, using the templates as a base.

Another highlight is the app store: There you’ll find plenty of additional features (e.g. a forum or a live chat) that you can add to your website with just a few clicks.

And by using the iPad or Android app, you can edit your entire website on the go.

The only thing they could improve is a better way to get business email accounts. Weebly recommends G Suite, which is a bit pricey at $5 per user. Nevertheless, there are different ways to tackle this issue (see our FAQ’s).

Enough with theory: Try it out for yourself and see how you like it!

> Click here to try Weebly for free

Is Weebly the right choice for you?

Weebly Example Sites

User Opinions about Weebly

( 4.5 ) 24 Reviews
Other artists friends told me they also used it and found it to be user friendly.
Weebly made it easy to test out their product and trial it for free.
K Hart
I was up and running in no time.

Alternatives to Weebly

Duda Website Builder
See review

A few comments:

Wix: If you need more freedom for your designs then Wix might be the best solution for your project. Many additional features can be added through the Wix App Store. The highest plan also comes with an online store.

Duda: This website builder is great for creating multilingual websites. Also interesting is the personalize feature that allows you to show information based on the user’s location or timezone (e.g. a summer sale for customers in Los Angeles).

Jimdo: The editor is more basic than Weebly’s, but each paid plan comes with a domain and email addresses. This is the most affordable deal you can get for a website builder. Jimdo also provides a mobile app for Android and iOS to build your website on.

FAQ about Weebly

How much does Weebly cost?

Weebly comes with several plans: Weebly Free (no cost), Weebly Starter ($8 per month), Weebly Pro ($12 per month), Weebly Business ($25 per month) and Weebly Performance ($38 per month). These prices are for 1-year contracts; monthly and two-year deals are also available.
If you’d like to find out all the prices and fees for Weebly, check our detailed Weebly pricing article.

Is Weebly free to use?

Yes, Weebly can be completely free to use as it’s a freemium business model. This means that they offer paid plans with advanced features (e.g. registered users, or your own domain name) and a Weebly Free plan that shows ads at $0, but with some limitations (e.g. limited storage).

Who owns a Weebly website?

Weebly customers are the owners of their Weebly site and the generated content. In other words, once you cancel your account with Weebly, they don’t have the right to host your content there anymore. Additionally, if you’ve purchased a domain name through Weebly you are the sole owner of it, which means that you can transfer it to a different registrar if you like.

Should I purchase my domain name from Weebly? Or is it better to use a service like GoDaddy?

Domain names are free the first year. Afterwards Weebly will charge $19.95 per year. With Go Daddy, for example, you can purchase a domain name for around $10-15 per year. Their email packages start at around $50 per year and user with 5 GB of storage. See here how to set up a GoDaddy domain name for your Weebly website.

If you want to connect or transfer a Namecheap or a 1&1 domain name to Weebly, please learn how with this tool.

Which browser should I use for Weebly?

Generally, any of the major browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc) will work fine, just make sure it is updated.

I saw that I can also get Weebly through Bluehost or HostGator. Should I sign up with Weebly directly?

The advantage of signing up for Weebly through Bluehost or HostGator is that they provide a domain name and email accounts. But Bluehost’s offering is more expensive than signing up with Weebly directly. What’s important is that it may take longer to receive new feature updates and you won’t be able to use Weebly’s support. If you still want to give it a try, you can do so here.

What can I do with the iOS & Android App?

Weebly offers the possibility to edit and manage your site on the go with the iPhone and Android App for Smartphones; you will be able to create blog posts, add text, photos, videos, share your articles, check your site’s statistics and manage your site’s comments. With the iPad and the Tablet App you will even be able to create a site from scratch.

Check out these screenshots of the Apps:

Does Weebly provide email accounts?

They offer email accounts through Google Apps. This is a professional solution but it will set you back $45 per user (yearly). For many this won’t be ideal as it’s a bit pricey. A better approach would be to purchase your domain name through an external registrar (e.g. Namecheap or GoDaddy), point it to Weebly and set up email there. Another alternative could be Jimdo or Webnode where a free email account is already part of the paid plans.


If I choose the Weebly Pro package now, can I later change to the Business plan?

Yes, that’s possible. All previous payments will be credited so won’t loose any money.

Is there a free trial for Weebly Starter, Pro or Business?

No, unfortunately not. We’d recommend an exhaustive test of the Weebly Free version. There is, however, a 30-day money back guarantee.

Can I really use the free version of Weebly and connect my existing domain name for free?

No, not anymore. You need at least a Starter plan to do that.

Techie Stuff

Weebly Uptime

Uptime Report for Weebly Demo Site: Last 30 days

What you can see here is the “uptime” of our Weebly demo site for the last 30 days. Every outage means that the website is not accessible. An uptime of 100% would be ideal. Anything less than 99.90% is considered relatively poor. “Outages” shows how many times it went blank and “Downtime” gives you the total amount of time it was down within the last month.

Weebly Response Time

Uptime Report for Weebly Demo Site: Last 30 days

What you can see here is the number of milliseconds it takes for Weebly’s servers to respond. A value in between 200-500ms is relatively good: more than 800ms can feel slow to your visitors. Weebly’s servers are based in the US, which means that loading times are fastest there. The graph is updated in real-time.

Weebly Page Speed

Template 18566
Template 28667
Template 38566
Average Rating85.366.3

Loading speed is an important ranking factor for Google. That’s why we selected three random Weebly templates and tested them for their page speed using Google PageSpeed Insights. Anything below 70 is relatively poor, a rating of above 80 is considered as good. The maximum is 100 points.

Review Updates

25 Apr 2017 – GoDaddy email information updated
21 Mar 2017 – More information about alternatives
10 Mar 2017
– FAQ about supported browsers updated
10 Mar 2017 – More information in the FAQ
17 Jan 2017 – Backup & Restore section added.
12 Jan 2017 – Added Weebly Page Speed Test
11 Jan 2017
– Weebly’s uptime and response time added.
15 Nov 2016
– Pros and cons section added.
29 Sep 2016
 New video review added.
23 Sep 2016 
– Weebly 4 update. New plan available with new features.
09 Mar 2016
– Weebly doesn’t let free websites be indexed by search engines any longer. For paid plans there is no change. Update: fortunately this change has been reversed, free websites can be indexed by Google and other search engines again.
01 Mar 2016
– Weebly Promote added
03 Feb 2016
– New use case section added
19 Nov 2015
– Review update (Weebly Carbon)
06 Nov 2015
– New domains available
07 Aug 2014
– Price increase
12 Mar 2014Weebly has introduced a new Android app
26 Nov 2014
– Updates for the blog und new membership feature added
17 Feb 2014
– Google Apps integration for email accounts (see FAQ)
11 Feb 2014 –
Addition to Languages (limited support of foreign character sets)
04 Jan 2014
– Weebly finally doesn’t take a 50% cut on Google AdSense ads anymore.
29 Nov 2013 –
Added Weebly Online Store Review 
28 Oct 2013
– Weebly Support offers now live chat.
09 Oct 2013 –
Existing domain names cannot be connected to free Weebly sites anymore.
21 Jun 2013 – New video review of the updated editor
02 May 2013
 – New editor design and a price increase: Starter is now $4 (before $3.29) and Pro $8 (before $6.63)
13 Mar 2013 – We’ve added information about password protection.
08 Feb 2013 – New pricing plans: Starter and Pro plan.
17 Dec 2012 – New features: site search, header slideshows, custom footer and more. Our review.
03 May 2012 – Quite a few additions: an iPhone app, the Button Element and more template flexibility
17 Jan 2012 – Video review and video page added
22 Nov 2011 – We checked Weebly’s server performance and it has done pretty well.
20 Jul 2011 – Review of Weebly’s mobile website
17 Mar 2011 – General update
12 Jan 2010 – General update – support not reviewed at this time.

Last updated: 25 Apr 2017 | Armin Pinggera

Your questions:

We love to hear from you! This is the place to ask questions about the product we reviewed. Please note that we reserve the right to delete comments that are disrespectful, use inappropriate language or are solely promotional.
  • Hi, if I create a weebly.com site for free can I upgrade to/move site I’ve built to another domain  at a later date? I currently have another domain from another website company and need to figure out how to shut that down and retain domain name.  Can you provide any guidance with that process?

    • Hi, sure you can either transfer or point your old domain to Weebly. If you want to change your active domain that you use with your Weebly site at a later date that’s also no problem. You can find more information here.
      Let me know if you need to know anything else!

  • Weebly Customer

    Weebly pro is not worth the money.
    Issues logging in, bugs that cause text to be “re-edited” /misspelled, inability to edit due to “bugs”, slow customer support, and poor customer service.

    From a paying customer who upgraded after the free edition seemed so impressive.

    • Hi, thanks for your comment. I never really had any of the issues you mentioned. If you give me some more concrete examples & your URL I could try to talk to them. You can also use our contact form for this if you prefer.

      • Weebly Customer

        Thank you for the reply but currently the site is for business purposes and the issues that have been occurring are hidden behind a password protected site (that I CURRENTLY cannot gain entry to for over a week!) and contains sensitive material.
        I submitted a reply to your post because I find it unfair and misleading to investors and customers (another form of investor) to only see reviews of the free editions that don’t effectively address what happens after the upgrade as a regular customer.
        I am not only denied access to my control panel but my site visitors aren’t able to use the passwords provided to them to access whatever site (and all its weebly produced errors) that is available. And the customer support replies that basically “its all in my head”.

        • Hi, in our tests we focus on the overall product and we also review the paid versions. I’d really love to help you and contact Weebly on your behalf — after all I am recommending this product and I obviously can’t accept that any customers are unhappy with it. I’ll send you an email.

        • Hi, I got feedback from Weebly (sorry for the delay on my end). They are working on a solution to give you access to your site and to refund your money. They say they didn’t manipulate your site and I don’t see any good reason why they should have done such a thing. They said the reason why they shut down your site is because it does not comply with their terms of service. They wanted to refund the money before but can’t due to an issue with your credit card. I hope this will be soon be resolved.

          • Weebly Customer


            Can you tell me what term of service was violated OR who your contact was at the firm? Thus far, all my communication with them has been “there is nothing wrong and follow these instructions to reset your password / troubleshoot”.
            Leads me to further believe this has been intentional.

          • They said it was point 6 of their content guidelines (http://www.weebly.com/tos.php). I’ll send you an email.

  • sami

    Weebly Customer, I’ve had issues too. It’s been nearly impossible to get line spacing and alignment right just to make a list. It will not allow me to put the same header on every page, so I look kind of like an idiot to my customers. The good news is that this site here they have so many reviews of so many free web building sites that surely there is one that will work better for you. It’s what I’m thinking about doing too because I’ve had some annoying problems such as not being able to update my contact email address with them despite typing in a different one like 10 times now! 🙂 So, good luck!

    • Hi Sami, thanks for your feedback. I never had problems to get line spacing or the alignment right. Did you use the columns widget? What did Weebly’s support say? If you provide more details like your URL & a detailed description of the issue I will try to help.

  • Onarooftop

    Thanks for the article.
    Weebly has been great for my business. My business site is coming up high on google. Easy to use. Godaddy website builder is horrible. My weebly site was put together by me. A roofer. lol. I didn’t do that great of a job, but
    it gets phone calls. That is the goal. I can make it better in the winter. It’s http://www.erieroofers.com

  • Kristin Playter

    I’ve enjoyed Weebly Pro services for a few months now. I’ve done a business website and a blog with them and both have turned out great.

    I am very disappointed, however, that Weebly takes 50% of Adsense revenue. I’d like to monetize my blog and I would like to stay with Weebly, but there’s just no way that I’m willing to give up 50% of that revenue. Especially since I have upgraded and pay for my Weebly services. Does anyone know of a way around that? I’d like to stay with Weebly, if possible.

    • Thanks for your comment. I think the same way, they should take 0% in Pro plans. You could try adding Adsense as an HTML widget not using their Adsense widget. Maybe worth a try.

    • A little update on this: we were told that as a Pro user you can add your Adsense code through an HTML widget and avoid the 50% cut.

  • Great article and most in depth I’ve seen so far but one feature I have not seen reviewed about weebly is whether it has sign up/login capabilities for visitors, like for newsletters or to access member only content. I have a website(used Joomla!) for my business that offers free and paid downloads, audio and pdf, for customers only but don’t know if weebly has that capability, probably not. Joomla! is great for the most part but it’s dashboard and page generation is somewhat circular, redundant and overcomplicated in some ways and I’m looking around for better options.
    Seems like Weebly may only be good for business splash pages or hobby websites(if you don’t want to monetize), but not so much for web commerce.

    • Hi Steve, thanks for your positive feedback! Weebly does not offer a member registration feature, however, you can password-protect certain areas of your website. Won’t be a personal login for each user but maybe it’s good enough. If you need personal logins you should take a look at Webs and Webnode. Weebly doesn’t offer a newsletter tool either but you can use a service like Mailchimp and put a sign-up form on your site relatively easy.

  • Lee Siau Li

    Is it not possible to change fonts for Chinese characters in Weebly?

    • Hi Lee, I just added Chinese characters to my demo site and changed the font a few times. It didn’t look like anything was changing except for numbers. So I would say no, unfortunately.

  • John M. Daley

    Weebly is great for another reason, which is new to me (I used FrontPage previously). You can completely change the design of your website by simply choosing another template. Although I wouldn’t recommend changing the design frequently once customers get used to it, I enjoy having the web site all done, then using the design option to try out different templates. I am not signed up with Weebly, but I am using the product (at a higher price) with another hosting company.

    • You are right! With modern website builders this feature is pretty standard but it’s certainly very handy. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Agree with your article. I have been using Weebly for two years. Love it. Tried WordPress and Joomla, but way to much time to work out all the extras and plugins. Weebly’s ‘Elements’ just lets me get on with updating. Worth the upgrade and have never had any trouble with the free version.
    .As I write web content, I need a stable site to show off my work to graphic designers and web developers.Weebly offers huge quality for such a reasonable price! http://www.copyfiona.com/

  • I sing Weebly’s praises and am about to build into my workshop for business owners. HOWEVER… a few things that I detest about Weebly at the moment…
    You only mention the Optimisation of Meta data for each page (which is good), BUT!! they rename all the images you upload to be a load of jibbersish (numbers for example) + to add insult to injury here, Weebly also use underscores for all their URL/path naming conventions.
    Adding underscores concatenate’s. In plain speak, _ tells spiders/crawlers/bots to JOIN words together so, plumber_london becomes plumberlondon as far as google is concerned. This is not good for SEO.

    Where as plumber-london is read far better by search engines and therefore scored better in the rankings (wordpress are excellent at this).

    Also, if you have a section called ‘our services’, weebly publishes it as http://www.yourwebsite.com/our_services – again, no need and not good.

    Idiosyncrasies like this tell me that Weebly do not care much for SEO.
    Yes, I’ve got some top ranking results from Weebly produced sites, but that’s more a result of my own SEO knowledge, Content writing and keywords in H2 tags (sub-headings).

    I’d love your thoughts. I have passed this on to Weebly plenty of times.

    If Weebly were my company/product, I take stock and prioritise improving the SEO elements – they’ve plenty of fancy templates already, why not shout about how they’re trying to get maximise the chances of your site getting enquires & sales? they can always fall-back on “and by the way, our sites are easy to use & look great”.

    Lastly, I wish they’d sort out all the w3c compliance.

    If your visitors are serious about getting good traffic, they should try running their weebly website via the free http://validator.w3.org/

    Weebly’s response displayed no intent to improve… “HTML validation
    errors are unavoidable unless you hand code the HTML for your entire site. Even sites like amazon.com generate hundreds upon hundreds of validation errors if you check them.”

    I don’t expect perfection, but when I’m selling a service via this builder, if another smart arse programmer shows such errors to my client, I risk my Client understandably being upset. And that was my point when I approached Weebly, as I am paying for the Developer Platform / Professional Business Reseller Platform. All the above just seems a pity and a little careless. Otherwise a great product – and I continue to use until I find something better.

    Steve Walters.
    Small Business Helper. UK.

    • Hi Steve, thanks for your feedback!
      You are right about the re-naming of image file names, it’s a disadvantage for your SEO. They should really change it. I just realized that they don’t always have a H1 headline tags in their templates, which is not that great either.
      About the underscore issue: that’s something I cannot reproduce. On my sites Weebly always uses a dash as you can see here for example: http://www.create-a-website.info/for-beginners-website-builders.html
      I am not a coder but I would say that they are right about the Validator issue. Google also says that you shouldn’t worry about it too much: http://youtu.be/vnFCGqySlv8?t=2m39s

      Thanks again for your valuable remarks.

  • Martin

    The review here says the free version includes ads, but their site seems to swear up and down that they never impose ads (see http://www.weebly.com/features.php). Which makes me suspicious, actually, as without ads, how do they make money on the free product? Are they really just running it as a loss leader for the paid product?

    • Hi Martin, well not really “ads”. It’s a small Weebly button at the footer of each page. They make their money when free users upgrade to the paid plan or purchase a proper domain name. The model is called “freemium” and yes, the free plan is a loss leader for the paid product. As far as I know Weebly is a highly profitable company.

      • Hello Martin and Hello Robert,
        Weebly also makes from free users as well when the latter opt to show google ads. The adsense revenue is shared 50:50.

  • Your Gal Friday

    I’ve been a Weebly customer for a while (started free and went Pro). Never had issues. Customer service has been good. I actually had two separate free sites, and when I wanted to upgrade to Pro they didn’t have a way to merge ownership of the two sites, so they just upgraded the other one to Pro. Helpful solution, but I know when “Pro” comes due I’ll be going through the explanation again.

    Question – Domain registration is pricey. Is it possible to transfer the domain? What I mean is, rather than pay another $50 to renew the domain with Weebly, can you transfer the domain to say…GoDaddy, for a cheaper price, but still maintain the website on Weebly?

    • Thank you for your comment! The way I see it, it must be possible. The domain name is yours and you should be able to move it to any registrar you like.

  • Hi, I really want to set up a website to sell my crafts but I have no money lol! so have been recommended to try weebly.. I used moonfruit before but it limits you to only 10 products on a free account, is weebly similar? Or is there another provider you can recommend? Im from the uk and have no code or SEO knowledge AT ALL! But I am a graphics designer so want to be able to add my own images/logos etc. Thanks 🙂

    • Weebly is a fantastic site builder to create a regular website. For an online store it’s not as great though. You cannot offer a lot of different payment options and there is no order management. I would recommend you to take a look at Jimdo. It’s very easy to set up and customize & you can sell up to 15 products in their Pro plan (£5/$7.5 per month) and an unlimited number of products with Jimdo Business (£15/$20). You can also check out this article on how to set up an online store as well as this one on shopping platforms for handmade products. In the long run you should try to get a basic SEO understanding as this is extremely helpful for any online store. We have listed some good resources here. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

      • great thank you for your help and quick reply!!

      • oh and sorry what do sites mean by order management?

        • Order management means that you can manage your orders conveniently within the software. You can mark orders as paid or unpaid to keep track of it. When you’ve received the payment mark it as “sent” and your customer receives an email that the item has been shipped.

  • maria

    Hi, i bought a web domain via weebly.com. but i didn’t upgrade as a PRO plan and now i don’t understand, i can upload picture, movie etc unlimited or i have a maximum limit of upload file. Please help me.

    How much is the Storage space for free user in weebly?

    • Hi Maria, you have unlimited storage even as a free user. Find all details above under “Storage space”.

  • Great review! Also, you are keeping up with the comments. I am very impressed. I joined Weebly because I needed a free page for my lost cat. I have since upgraded to pro and am slowly building a pulmonary embolism survivor support site. I have emailed customer service on three issues and have heard back the next day on all of them. One of the issues they fixed for me rather than making me go back in with code, one issue fixed itself, and the other I was impatient, deleted the page and started over. (We all have tech impatience days, don’t we?)

    I do agree with other readers that the renaming of files is a pain. I also wish there were some file management. Once I upload a picture I want to not have to upload it again. I don’t seem to see a space to go through my past uploads at all. It would be much faster.

    The web interface is sometimes persnickety and decides to misbehave and need a re-open of my browser. Much heavy duty web software seems to be similar though in that regard.

    I also wish I had a better clue on ad placement, but honestly, that is my problem, not Weebly’s. I don’t pay enough for them to design my page 100%.

    clotspot.weebly.com (in construction as I type this)

    • Hi Lena, thanks a lot for your comment!
      I think your project is awesome and really helpful for your audience. Great experience with Weebly’s support, happy to hear that.

      It’s true that Weebly should work on their file management. A media gallery of some sorts would be nice or at least an integration with Dropbox.To fix the browser issues you could try to use a different browser. It may or may not be a solution.

      All the best for your project and let me know if I can help you with anything!

  • Brian Abbo

    What I can’t find out is do you have to login to Weebly regularly ie, once a week/month to keep the free version activated? Great review site by the way and most helpful especially for newbies like myself.

    • Thank you for your kind words! I don’t think you have to login regularly, although I’ve seen other website builders sending out such alerts. But they always send you an email a few weeks before the deactivation date and you usually don’t have to login more often then 2x per year. In short: it’s not a real issue.

  • Catherine DeMartino

    I’m just starting to try using Weebly after your recommendation of it and I’m already giving up. Their default layouts are not customizable at all. Yes, you can add stuff, but you can’t change or remove the main elements of the style.

    I’m trying to make a professional profile page but there’s not a single layout that has a portrait image as the central design (header) element. Every single one is either square or landscape (with the solitary exception of one called “Tablet”) and if you opt for the no header option, the page looks like something is missing because it leaves a lot of blank space. Additionally, any added “elements” don’t have the header feeling, so you can’t even fake it with the more editable elements.

    As far as I can tell, there’s no way to resize the image placeholders for the headers; if the image doesn’t fit, it just leaves white space. I feel that the “landing page” style should at least allow for resizing the image.

    Additionally, they only have one main page “style” in each layout, so with some of the designs, like “Importance” it can get really repetitive… you should be able to keep the tabs as the main repeated element without the Site name/logo etc., particularly as it takes up a huge amount of vertical space.

    • Hi Catherine, thanks for your feedback!
      The thing is that Weebly suggests a structure, which is useful for most web users. A portrait image is quite uncommon due to the layout of computer screens and I guess that’s the reason why they don’t offer it. Also keeping the logo and site name as a fixed element on all your pages is usually a good idea since you never know on which page your users land (when they find your site through a search engine for example.) If you need more creative freedoom, I would strongly recommend you to take a look a Wix.com. It sounds like this could be the right one for you! Let me know if you have any further questions!

      • Catherine DeMartino

        I appreciate the response.

        It’s really important to me that I be able to access my own site from my Apple devices, so the Flash-based Wix may not be the best option.

        I wish that they had real-life examples of sites that use Weebly’s service (and default templates rather than the premium editable HTML) so that you could see something other than the generic stuff.

        I understand your point of having logo/site name available on each page but the layout doesn’t even allow you to remove the “ADD TEXT” under the site name/logo… so you’re forced to come up with text to take up that space. If the “Add Text” disappears when published, they don’t make that clear and neither do they seem to have a preview mode to see what it will look like without their edit banner.

        • I wouldn’t build a Flash site either but Wix now also offers HTML5 templates that are compatible with mobile devices. The only problem is that people who use older browser versions (such as Internet Explorer 8) won’t be able to view the site at all. (Approx. 10% of all web users.)
          The “Add Text” will not be visible once you publish the Weebly site. In terms of templates Weebly doesn’t make a distinction between Pro and Free accounts. If you check their Facebook page you should be able to find a couple of examples sites.

  • Guest

    This is a great weebly article. A few things to consider though, from somebody who is locked into their services for the next two years.

    – Weebly is kind of buggy. I was told this is my browsers fault, but the ease of use out weight the bugs.

    – Domains are expensive. Their marketing pages shows savings but it really is cheaper to buy your domains elsewhere an in-port them. Further more Weebly recently change the pricing. Pro features used to function on ten sites– I received a notice in December of a ten-fold increase if I didn’t grandfather in, which I did, but it … the pricing is what it is, but lets put it this way, there’s not really an savings with Weebly. You’re paying for drop and drag features which I think currently are the best around.

    However, i have to minus two stars from Weebly for their recent addition of keyword pop-up adds. I don’t completely understand the new pricing but I think what they’ve decide to do is charge you $240.00 not have keyword pop-ups. To me, this defeats the purpose of owning a domain over having a free site. I’ve decided not to renew my two domain. There isn’t a feature in the world worth annoying my customers.

    • Hi and thank you for your feedback.
      -From your description it’s hard to tell what bugs you refer to. Trying a different browser could be a solution.
      -Yes, their prices for domain names are expensive and I would also recommend purchasing them elsewhere. So far it looks like they haven’t increased their prices yet. It’s a strange move to announce new prices for December and now in February apparently still nothing has changed.
      -Not sure what you mean with “pop-up ads”. Weebly only shows a small Weebly-branded button in the footer area on free sites. I don’t know where you got this information from.
      If you have any further questions/remarks, just let me know!

  • Linda


    I find you website template reviews the best on the web – keep up the good work.
    I am a writer and photographer and am looking for a simple template which will allow me to have a blog and a photo gallery. So: I want to build traffic to my site and I want the photos to look good.

    I also want to be able to post previous articles written on my blog and build up a following, so I have dismissed Wix, as I don’t want a Flash website.

    I’m thinking of WordPress , Squarespace or Weebly. My website skills are very limited, so ease of use and customer help is a must. I have a niche site with SiteBuild it, but it is so clunky and you have to read a million words to find the answer to anything.

    After reading your reviews, I still can’t make up my mind for my personal site. I will probably look at the Pro service as I don’t want ads and I want my own domain name. I like the look of square space, but only 2 depths of navigation might be limiting -or maybe not?
    What’s your advice?

    • Hi Linda! I think you should test Weebly and Squarespace for yourself. These two site builders are quite different when you look at their user interface. I think a complete beginner is better off with Weebly but it’s really about your personal preference. I’d find the two levels limit not enough, but it really depends how large (i.e. deep) you want your site to be.

      Both providers offer decent customer service, I think that Squarespace is a bit stronger in this regard. WordPress (the open source version) is a great system but is also a lot more complicated to set up and there is no support included. Let me know if you have any further questions!

    • Linda

      Robert, I’ll give them a go

  • Vicky

    Well, I wanted to start a trial with them cos u all say such good things, but I have email about 2 basic questions over the past week and have had no replies about anything? There is nothing on the website which says about how much everything is? I cant find info about prices and costings anywhere? is it just me?

    • Hi Vicky, sorry about Weebly not responding to your email! I can promise you that their support is a lot faster with a paid package but I will also ask them how it can take this long. You can find prices either here in our review (it’s all up to date) or after signing up for the free plan. Can’t really tell why they don’t publish prices on their website. But the good side is that they will not constantly try to up-sell you as a free user like many other website builder companies do.

  • Lucy Hargrave

    Hi, I’m a little confused about the pricing structure. I already own my own domain name and hosting plan with GoDaddy, I just want the website published. How much will this cost me?

    • Hi Lucy, you can keep your domain name at GoDaddy and point it to Weebly. This will be cheaper than purchasing it through Weebly. As Weebly includes hosting you can cancel any web space you have at GoDaddy if you don’t need it otherwise. Then your monthly costs will depend on the Weebly plan you choose: Free, Starter or Pro.

  • Terri

    I love Weebly. It’s very user friendly and when I do have a question, the tech helped is fabulous. Sometimes they go in and fix it for me, if there’s a glitch, or give me understandable directions to fix myself.

    My website has all the bells and whistles…banner slideshows, audio, etc. My pages are all passworded, but I do wish I could invite a user to only see a certain webpage. Unfortunately, if I give out a password, the user has access to everything.

    • Hi Terri, thanks for your feedback! It’s true, Weebly’s password feature is not that sophisticated. You have better options with Webnode and Webs (they allow individual logins) or Jimdo (you can create different password-protected areas that you can assign to one or more customers).

  • SD

    Great review. I’ve been with Weebly for over two years (pro version) and have only had a good experience. I have one business site and two not-for-profit sites which attract more than three hundred unique visitors daily, and I’ve had more than one compliment on how my websites look and function. Definitely a five star rating from me too! – SD – Great Mystery Publishing

  • Adrienne

    Worst customer service ever. Although Weebly is easy to use and a great site, their customer support is ridiculous. For the past week and a half I have been trying to get answers as to why all of my photo borders are gone and all of my dividers are gone as well. The best answer I get is a generic email stating they are sorry for my problem.

    I’ve written three emails to them, all in different weeks, and the emails all said the same thing, “we made some changes to the borders on Friday that ultimately impacted the look of the borders on a few themes, your own theme is unfortunately one of those.” So which Friday is it? And why wouldn’t you revert back to how it was if you were messing with people’s templates?

    I thought becoming a Pro member would allow my questions to be answered properly, and not receive an automated b.s. email that gave me no clue as to when my business website would again display dividers and borders.

    My review of Weebly: Great place to easily make a customized website, just don’t count on them to give you support when something goes wrong on their end.

    • Hi Adrienne, thanks for your feedback! I’ll follow up on this with Weebly.

      • Adrienne

        To be fair, they just now offered me an extra year of Pro for free, which at least shows they understand my frustration and really are addressing my problem. Before this, I have had zero complaints.. I actually really love Weebly (besides my recent issues).. Just frustrated that for the past two weeks my website hasn’t looked how I designed it. Thanks for the follow up Robert.

      • Adrienne

        Hi Robert.. did you happen to get a response from them on the issue? I still can’t get them to answer if/when it will be fixed.

        • Oh, sorry. I thought it had already been resolved. Will get back to you shortly!

          • Adrienne

            So I’m guessing you didn’t get a response either?

    • Rama Prasad

      My experience is just opposite. They always replied within 24 hours. Most of my questions were already on their support pages anyway. I was in fact impatient…

  • This is absolutely the BEST Web building site. They have a full complement of highly trained support personnel available by email.

    • Adrienne

      somewhat suspicious after i just wrote that they weren’t answering my question..

  • bbeckk

    I am confused. Can I monetize my blog using weebly web tools?

  • Tom B

    Can I link a Twitter account or Facebook account to Weebly?

    • Yes, you can link your social media accounts easily. Tweet and Like buttons will appear under each blog post if you enable it.

  • gg

    Why doesn’t Weebly publish their pricing plans?

  • Kyle Goodwin

    Hi all. Does anyone know whether Weebly’s forum feature actually works?

    • The forum is provided by Tal.ki. It’s very basic. Probably enough for a small audience but not if the forum will be a keystone of your website.

      • Kyle Goodwin

        Thanks for your prompt reply. At the risk of being too blunt, I hope you’re making good money from all of this, because your expertise is worth it.

  • I have tried weebly and all the facts mentioned above are correct.

  • Unhappy Homesteader

    Do you get email addresses? Can you have more than 1 website? or are they priced individually?

    • Each package includes 1 website but you can add additional websites if you purchase more packages. Weebly doesn’t offer email accounts, all you get are email addresses that forward to a different email account. You have to pay for it though ($10 for 10 email addresses per year). An alternative would be Google Apps. Weebly provides detailed instructions of how to set it up. Or you choose a website builder that has email accounts built in like Jimdo or Webnode. Might be the easiest solution in this case. Let me know if you have any further questions!

  • Frank

    Just started with Weebly, my site is strictly about selling a single ebook. I added the Paypal buy-now button, but do I need a download page also? Or does Paypal deliver the ebook from my hard-drive?

    • Cas

      From the little information I can find, all of it 3rd-party neither the PayPal or Google e-commerce integrations allow file download sales. This is a big missing piece for my client who, like you want to sell ebooks. I’d love to see a straight answer on how this can be done.

      I’m suspicious of the entire package because of their lack of information on real feature details and pricing. Seems shady to me.

  • Tuong

    It says

    It appears that your domain is not properly setup to display your website. Please follow the domain setup instructions, or if you already have, allow up to 48 hours for the DNS changes to propagate.

    How do i follow the domain stet up instructions?

    Could you makee a video on it?
    I am trying to make an online shop. But when i email weebly it says that i have to pay… ?

  • John McGuirk

    In terms of weeby’s high prices for registering domain names, it seems it’s best to register elsewhere and connect the site to weebly. However, I don’t understanding this fully.

    i) What’s the best place (price-wise) tor register a domain name?
    ii) When I register elsewhere, how do I connect my weebly site to this domain name?

    I want to have a registered .co.uk or .com domain site, but continue to use weebly’s tools and designs….

    • Hi John, thanks for your comment.
      i) As for uk domains I only know 123-reg but I am not sure if they are good or not. Then there is GoDaddy, which is fair enough I suppose. Never had any real issues with my domains.
      ii) Find the instructions here: http://kb.weebly.com/domain-registrar.html
      Let me know if you need anything else!

  • I love Weebly! I am an artist who was using WordPress, but I found their system to be very confusing and difficult to use. I found I was emailing my web designer all the time with questions and help in changing the content. Now I do it all myself without the need of a designer! That means I am adding content far more often and shifting the design around. This, of course, also means lots more hits and better ranking by google. I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I am happy to recommend weebly to any and all. You can check out my website to see what I have done with my limited computer knowledge: http://www.bruceblackart.com

  • atacarter

    Hey there..Big ups on your work here and in-time answers in the opinion column..Im starting with weebly free and have three questions:

    1) Does weebly offer an automatic post on first page for entries I make on the other pages? Like, when I publish something in my blog or news site, for that content to be visible on the first site, so when visitors click on my site they immidiately see the new posts..
    2) When I make a blog post, is there any way that I can add a “read more” click option, so that new post + previous posts are more transparent on my blog site?

    3) I have got a lot of complains from visitors, that my blog site is too long and it loads all of the previous posts together when they click on my blog page (is annoying since it takes a lot of time to load everything with videos and stuff). Does weebly offer pages within pages like on the bottom after three of four post the “next page” button ?

    Thanks for answers, and sorry for misspelled words..

    • Hi atacarter! Thanks we do what we can 🙂
      1) You can add a feed of your recent blog posts to the home page using the Feed Reader widget. But it won’t look great. Jimdo, for example, has a much better way to display feeds.
      2) + 3) Not to my knowledge. If any of the other Weebly users have an idea please let us know!

    • Miss Freckles

      Hi Robert, I recently created my site through weebly and I love how easy it is to use to get the basics up, yet flexible to let you do more advanced stuff with in HTML. Your review is spot on.

      Re Q2) I inserted the “read more” element under the first paragraph to get this to happen on my site. http://www.frecklesandfluff.com

      Re Q3) weebly did this automatically after my 10th post, so possibly when you shorten your posts using the read more element, it will load up faster as most content will be hidden?

  • Uncledog

    I’ve just got callingid rating weebly as high risk now.Does anyone know why that might be?

    • Hi, not sure why this could be. Without installing their toolbar I can’t get any details. There is a similar service called WOT where Weebly’s rating is fine: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/weebly.com. But I don’t know how reliable these kind of services really are. The best way to find out if a website is risky (e.g. malware-infected) is to type the company name into Google. If there’s no warning you’ll be fine.

      • Uncledog

        Thanks a lot~!

  • Hi! I have weebly pro and e-commerce for my online store but its lacking features i need to boost my sales and visitors such as discount on certain amount spent or discount coupons. I wonder if I can integrate a cart such as ecwid or mal-e on my website and cancel the weebly e-commerce.

  • Hi Roberts, thanks for your quick response! Yes, I do have more than 10 items and don’t mind paying a fee at all. One last question, do I need to cancel my weebly e-commerce if I add an external e-commerce cart? Thanks again!

    • Hi Diana, sure! I don’t exactly know what you mean by “Weebly e-commerce”. Weebly offers a Starter and a Pro plan but that doesn’t have anything to do with e-commerce.

  • g land

    I’ve been trying out the Weebly Free format and can’t even get image changes to save. It seems very user friendly, but the interface is totally different than what you view on their preview “lessons.” Seems disappointing thus far….

    • Hi, this seems unusual. Maybe it could help using a different web browser – we use Firefox and never had any issues. They recently gave the whole system a facelift, this is probably the reason why the videos look different. Feel free to try out other free site builders, Jimdo or Webnode are also very easy to use.

  • MOR

    I’ve had a Weebly Pro account for some time and enjoy using it – or rather I did until I installed Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 which has blocked access to several editing options. Although Weebly Tech has been very helpful, neither they nor BD Tech can offer a solution short of turning BD off – defeats the purpose of a security system doesn’t it? ?= Do you know of a security system compatible with Weebly & Windows 8? Would love to get back to posting on my Weebly sites!

    • Hi, as far as I know Windows 8 has a firewall and antivirus already integrated. Not sure if you really need anything in addition to that. Difficult to give any other advice than to change your security system.

      • MOR

        Hi Robert – thanks for your input, I did change my security system and Weebly (along with other programs) is once again very fun. I enjoy your posts!

        Cheers, MOR

  • Gi M

    I’ve been a Weebly user for 3 years. I am thinking about switching over to pro because I need a few of the features from there. I buy all my domains from godaddy and point them to weebly. My only complaint is more templates with a different style. I would like to use more of the page. Other than that, I played around and learned how to tweak it a bit. I have no coding skills whatsoever. I’ve tried year after year to use wordpress and it’s just too complicated and the other free site creators are not as user friendly as weebly. It’s just too easy for me to switch to something else. You can check out my site at http://www.loveforthenations.com/

    • Thank you for your review! Great site.

    • Closed the Cover

      If you want to use more of the page just edit the CSS/HTML and change the margins. It’s simple.

  • amy

    can I use an external shopping cart such as Americart with this?

    • Hi Amy, you generally can add any external shopping cart that provides an embed code. Ecwid would be another example. It’s very easy to add it to Weebly.

  • Ani

    Can I get an email address with them in the free version? If so, how?


    • Hi Ani, Weebly doesn’t provide ‘real’ email addresses neither in their free plan nor in the paid plans. But if you purchase your domain name through an external registrar (e.g. Go Daddy), you can set up email accounts there. Jimdo, for example, also includes an email account in their Pro plan, which is $7.50 per month.

  • August

    absolutely TERRIBLE customer service. You can NEVER get in touch with them.

    • Hi, please let me know your exact issue and I will try to help you. Feel free to send details via our contact form.

    • Closed the Cover

      I contact them via Twitter. They are always responsive on there.

  • Dennis

    I’ve been using Weebly for my commercial website for six months. I’ve had no problems or issues at all. If you e-mail them with a problem, they usually respond within a day with your answer.

  • WilliamJohn_08

    Hi, I have a really urgent question. I’m looking to upgrade to Weebly Pro but I just can’t afford the large, one off payment. Do they offer a way to pay the monthly fee on a month-by-month basis?

    • Hi William, the minimum term they offer is 6 months for $59. Month-by-month is not possible I’m afraid. Let me know if I can do anything else for you!

  • kamlesh gk

    Hey – This is a brilliant review.

    I’m a free user of Weebly and considering going pro.

    I have few questions

    a) I have a set of articles on my site.
    Can i integrate a comment system like ‘Disqus’ at the bottom of each article/page? If yes, can you point me to any tutorials?

    b) The Weebly blog system is cool. As the website owner, i can add my blogs to the system and it looks good. However id like users, visiting my site to add their own blogs. Is that possible?
    If yes, can you point me to any tutorials?

    Thanks in advance for the replies. I would appreciate it.

    • Hi and thank you for your great feedback!

      a) Yes, it’s easy to set up Disqus comments for your Weebly site. Take a look at the screenshots below.

      After signing up for Disqus you need to go to the install page and select “Universal Code”. Copy this code and paste it to your Weebly page or blog article. Keep in mind that it will only show correctly on your published page and not in the editor.

      b) You have to add your users to the system first. After that you can enable them to add blog posts (see screenshot “Add editors”).

      I hope this answers all your questions. If not, please let me know!

      • kamlesh gk

        Hi Robert,

        Thanks for that brilliant reply.
        The answer regarding Disqus helped. I shall try it.

        But the answer to the second question is still unclear. Maybe i did not frame my question well.

        What i meant was users who visit my site should be able to add their own blogs. What i would want to provide is some sort of rich Textbox where users can key in their blog and insert photos/Youtube videos etc and submit the blog content which goes for an approval to the moderator (who is me) or directly updates the blog list.

        Basically users can create their own blogs. Some sort of Blogger engine in my site.

        I think am asking for too much. I dont think its possible. But i just wanted to check with you.

        Appreciate your responses.

        • I don’t see how you can do that with Weebly I am afraid. In order to add content to your site they need to have a login.

          • kamlesh gk

            I agree. Thanx again for your replies!

  • robairto

    My experience with Weebly this far has been awful. From reading the reviews below, its as if it’s two different services. I have received correspondence that: Their Customer support is not able to view a site to assist. You will NOT be able to externally save your website externally (as they show and describe you can), You can NOT back up once you save while doing your design work (ugh!). IF you are creating a really basic “hello I have a website” page, have at it. Anything else, good luck. You just won’t know what a pain it is until you try it –seems painless until you’ve really spent the time and energy.

    • Hi Robairto, it indeed looks as if you are describing a different service. Of course their customer service can view your website – do you have any correspondence that shows otherwise? And it’s very easy to create an external backup of your website (see screenshot). It’s true that you can’t restore the backup. Let me know if you are able to find a website builder you like better.

      • robairto

        Hi, Here is their first reply: Hi Rob,

        Thanks for getting in touch with us: we’re excited that you’re using Weebly to build your website. Through our partnership with BlueHost , we’re able to provide a deep level of integration with their hosting platform, making it easier for you to create and publish your site.

        That said, we have no access to accounts created in their system. This makes it impossible for us to pull up your site and troubleshoot any questions or problems. For that reason, it’s best that you address any questions to your host directly. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you great success with your site!

        Thanks for your support!


        • robairto

          Robert: The “create a .zip archive of your site” is NOT where they show it to be. I have fully checked every and anywhere else it could possibly be.

          • The Weebly version Bluehost uses seems to be different from the software you get from Weebly. You may want to consider signing up with Weebly directly to get all the features and faster updates.

        • robairto

          Their second response to me: Hi Rob,

          BlueHost licenses a version of the Weebly sitebuilder for their users but they set everything up on their own servers and we have no control over the implementation. They control which features are available in which packages and we don’t even have access to their customer accounts. So even if we did have control and could make changes, we’re unable to view or alter accounts created in their system.

          I’m not trying to push you away, simply to explain that your host never should have sent you to us to begin with. If they continue to push you back to us, would you mind replying with a case number or support rep’s name because we’d like to follow up with their management to make sure that everyone is on the same page and customers are not being tossed back and forth. I promise this is just as frustrating for us as it is for you.

          Thanks for your support!


          Want step-by-step training? Register for one of our free / online live training sessions at http://help.weebly.com/live-training.html.

          If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our searchable help site at http://support.weebly.com.

          • Hi Robairto, I see. So you actually run your Weebly website through Bluehost. After contacting Bluehost, did they send you to Weebly’s support? The way I see it it’s Bluehost’s job to resolve your support requests.

  • Brenkenzoteen

    Hi there – thanks for your very helpful review – I really like Weebly – but would you recommend weebly to set up an site with ecommerce? If no what would you suggest please?

  • GM

    I’ve had limited luck with pasting multilevel lists, but not sure how I create a multilevel list in weebly. You see anything I’m missing?

    • Hi, I just tried to create a bullet point list with more than one level. It looks like Weebly doesn’t support it. Sorry!

      • GM

        I was able to copy-paste from a webpage create using google sites, it but it over-wrote the bullet styling. Originally it was a combination of bullets and numbers. Weebly will allow either numbers or bullets, but not a combibation. An acceptable alternative though. Check it out here: http://www.greencardez.net/form-i-130-petition-for-alien-relative.html

  • Ben

    I have just registerd a domain with 123 reg and wanted to connect it to my website on weebly, is there a way to do this on a free account or do I have to pay for weebly account?


    • Hi, you don’t have to pay for it, but you have to do it on your own or ask your domain provider to do it for you. Here’s a tutorial:

      • Aimee

        From the looks of the link, it seems you have to now sign up for either the starter or the pro subscriptions in order to link an outside-registered domain name to your weebly page. So that means it has changed now and is no longer an option for free sites/accounts, is that right? Thank you!!

  • LodeHere

    I understand our Weebly websites are quite secure, and it seems they are seldom hacked. But it can happen, and has: http://tinyurl.com/katgg85

    Luckily there is a security measure that can be taken to protect against this: we can have our website scanned weekly or monthly for vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, and the basic service is free: https://scanmyserver.com/?enroll=1

    Once a week or month -our choice, and we can change it whenever we want- our site is not only scanned, but we’ll get an email with the latest report. We can also see it whenever we want to on our report page on the ScanMyServer website. It’s a free service of BeyondSecurity.

    They report the vulnerabilities as High, Medium, and Low. The latter are not in need of fixing, as they cannot really do damage to our site. But we may do so, just in case they may be taken advantage of sometime in the future as things change.

    All that is explained in our report (also by clicking on the small “?” following “Vulnerability Score.” But the High and Medium vulnerabilities are better taken care of right way, and besides the explanation of why, under every shown vulnerability is a link to info on how to fix it.

    I’m glad to have found this service as I was concerned about this important safety issue.

    • Hi, I checked the Google link and there is not a single confirmed case of a hacked Weebly site. The people claiming that their website was hacked had malware on their own computer, which they also confirmed in the respective forum threads. If you pick a secure password for your website you should be totally fine. Weebly takes great care of security. And since there are no plug-ins as there are with WordPress, for example, it’s a lot safer to use a hosted website builder like Weebly.

      • LodeHere

        Hi Robert,

        thank you. I just read that thread more carefully, and this time realized the latest post was the top one, not the bottom one: https://www.facebook.com/weebly/posts/10151597938987472

        Still maybe for other less secure websites the info about ScanMyServer can be useful.

        I’m answering you this way instead of by clicking on the “Reply to Robert (Tooltester Network) button, as that gives me a 404 error page. See attached screen shot I just made. Maybe it’s because of my Opera browser, as I’m using the Opera mailclient.



        • The Facebook post you are referring to is exactly what I was saying. The Weebly site wasn’t hacked, it was an issue on the local computer of that person. Please read it more carefully before you start scaring people here.

          • LodeHere

            Again I get a 404 page when clicking on the Reply bar below, so I’ll answer this way.

            Thank you for your kind concern, but I already said I read it carefully after you mailed me the previous time, and realized the Weebly site was not hacked. And I’m glad to know that my Weebly site is secure, and that of others too. But being a newbie at this and having read that many websites get hacked, and didn’t know yet that Weebly sites have been exempt from that.
            I didn’t want to scare anyone, only share a tip for free website security scanning I had just discovered. 🙂

            And for other website hosts less secure than Weebly this ScanMyServer service might be a good idea. And I’m still going to continue using it for my Weebly site, as it’s free, and I like to receive an emailed report once a month telling me everything is still safe. If my site ever will draw a lot of attention, I’ll switch to automatic scanning once a week.

            Again, it’s all for free, and even Weebly has admitted not to be so arrogant as to claim Weebly sites can never be hacked. Only that so far it hasn’t happened. I read it on a forum in a post of theirs.

            Have a good one,

  • Mukunth

    I would like to use domain name and email account from Go daddy. In this case do I have to pay 4.00$/ month for weebly web hosting. Please advise.


    • Hi Mukunth, not necessarily. If you go for their free plan (supported by a footer ad), you don’t pay anything. In the screenshot you can see a feature comparison of their paid plans.

  • Dan Beseau

    I have been using Weebly since last November. Until now, their service and support has been great. However, my Pro subscription was not up until November, but they charged me in August! And although their voice message (415-375-3268) says that they would get back to me within one business day, I have left three messages in two weeks with no response.

    • Hi Dan,
      Please send us your URL and I will ask their head of support about this issue. Either post it here or send it through our contact form.

  • Kate

    I used Weebly to build my website. I’ve been up and running since the middle of May. I haven’t sold any paintings yet, but remain hopeful. The website was fairly easy to set up. I learn by trial and error, so there was a lot of that. Sometimes I have problems putting new items on a page. It seems to take quite a while and I get kicked out and have to restart the process. I surprised myself in getting the website going, and am proud of it. Weebly works well for me. BTW…my website is http://www.watercolororiginalsbykate.com

    • Angela Bain

      Hi Kate,
      I love your gallery page! Good job. My only advice would be for you to decrease the size of the font throughout your site. Good luck! Here is a link to my weebly-created site: http://www.angeebees.com

  • Kai

    We just upgraded to weebly pro and it only gave us one site that is pro when promised a minimum of ten!!!! Theyvhave already taken out money and we cannot get a hold of anyone to fix this problem!!!! What do we need to do????

  • Val

    Hi everybody,
    I find prices for Weebly’s pro plan to be very high in comparison, say, with Hostgator’s plans. Moreover, Hostgator gives us amazing opportunities for php website design. Nevertheless, I appreciate the work that Weebly does for many people all over the world. Thank you, Weebly!

    • Hi Val, comparing Weebly with Hostgator does not make a lot of sense. Weebly is site builder especially made for people who don’t want to deal with programming languages like php.

      • Gui

        Hi Val, I noticed that there’s a weebly website builder tool on Hostgator, that means people can build a website using weebly after they bought services on Hostgator?

        • Yes Gui, that’s correct. However, I’d be a bit cautious using the Hostgator version of Weebly as we’ve heard from some users that they didn’t have the same features that you would get through Weebly directly (see the FAQ above). If you asked me, I’d always get it from Weebly directly.

  • WilliamBilly Shears

    I’ve used weebly for the past 5 years. My preference is always to purchase the domain name through weebly because you are getting the web site, the hosting and the domain maintenance in an all in one stop situation. Weebly allows you to purchase multiple domains, you can buy 1 year or more….most of the time I buy 2 years or 5 years. Weebly also reminds me on the domain stuff. The other part is that when you go pro you don’t have one site you get 10 (ten) sites. Pretty cool.

    • Thank you for your comment! They actually don’t give you 10 sites anymore. They used to but it changed a couple of months ago.

  • Katherine

    I’ve been using Weebly for almost a year and find it very easy to use. However, I have not been able to find out how include the necessary code to be compliant with the EU Cookie Law: http://tinyurl.com/cvl5xjv
    Any suggestions?

  • Guru N

    Hi Robert, I’ve gone for Weebly Pro (not Jimdo which I was leaning towards the last time we chatted) and find it really easy (check out http://www.guruswriting.com if you have time). My question is I want to embed link from Gumroad through whom I’m selling my ebooks as many in Asia can’t access Amazon and Apple. When I drag the link and copy paste link from Gumroad and open it in a new window, it displays https. But when it opens on my site (because it doesn’t have ‘open in new window’ option as it does in adding a link), it doesn’t display https. Is it safe like that? I’ve written to them but wanted to check with you. Thanks for your time. Guru

    • Hi Guru,
      I think you should be safe in both cases but I’d recommend to open it in a new window. I think they should be able to tell you how to do it.

  • Virtual B

    Hi Robert! I’m thinking of subcontracting with other relevant entrepreneurs. I would like to place a link on my site that leads to theirs as a referral. My question is, how can I insert this link and have my partners know their potential clients actually came from my site as we’d be trying to keep track for referral percentage purposes…?

  • artie

    Hi, This is a good review although I can’t agree about Weebly support from my experience with them, had to send in several tickets before they got back to the first one ,and the live chat is very rarely on.

    • Hi Artie, thanks for your comment! Now that you mention it: we’ve also been waiting for a week now to get feedback on their new web store that we need to finish the review. If anyone else wants to share his experience with Weebly’s support in our comments, please feel free!

      • Javed Khan

        My customers never use credit card. I think that weebly use only thrre check out payments. while Jimdo uses manula payment process as well. My customer use bank wire transfer, by check and COD etc.

  • chenchuanwen


  • rose

    The video here said weebly can only be used with paypal, I have recently been talking with acceptsafe which claims they have an agreement with FatCow web hosting giving a choice to use paypal or acceptsafe with Weebly. Is this true?

  • Gar

    How does Weebly compared to the more expensive business specific website builders like Just Add Content? They don’t have a free trial (or a free version) so I can’t try them, but they’re just for businesses and supposed to be focused. How do these compare? Are they worth the extra cost? I like the idea of it being business specific but not sure how different it really is.

    • Hi Gar, there are plenty of businesses using Weebly, Jimdo, Squarespace and the likes. They even offer very decent e-commerce features in case you want to create an online store. I took a quick look at Just Add Content’s website but couldn’t really figure out a single reason how they can charge $69 per month, which is almost ten times Weebly’s price.

  • Damien Mather

    Be very
    careful when choosing a host because it is a pain in the neck to change. I
    went for DreamHost and they are pretty good. You can use the promo code
    SAVEHUGE50 at checkout and get $50 discount.

  • Sara

    I am very new to this. I am looking to set up a simple, sponsored blog following my weight loss journey. I know you have checked “monetisation” but I just want to confirm that I can place a banner ad of my sponsor on the home page of a weebly wesbite and not violate their terms and conditions, for instance like wordpress.

    • In Weebly’s Terms of Service you can read what is not allowed. They say: “Excessive Advertising: placing excessive advertising on your site, including more than three ad units per page”. So I think an ad banner of your sponsor shouldn’t be a problem.



  • Marc

    Weebly customer service is pitiful! I made a website for a friends B&B in the Philippines, and she paid for it with her credit card. Weebly decided that it violated there terms of service so without notice they deleted the website and closed my account!!! I got the message error (E313) in weeblt login when trying to log in.
    Beware before wasting your time and building a site with weebly, because if they decide they dont like you, they will flush you out and you will loose all the work you did in building the website. I know use Sitekreator, which is far better than weebly, and at least you get a reply to your questions when emailing customer support!

    • Hi Marc, sorry to hear that. Did they tell you why the account was closed? Happy to follow up for you on this. Just let me know!

      • Marc

        Hi Robert!
        Here is what they replied:
        account was in violation of our Terms of Service for detection of
        fraudulent purchases. So your site was shut down and your account was
        disabled. Sorry this happened out of the blue. The ban cannot be

        See our TOS here:

        There was absolutely no problem with the purchase other that it was done in the Philippines. My client is well off, and has many properties, and he used his credit card to pay for the weebly service, It is very bad business practice to simply delete your website, and close your account without even informing you, I spent a day building this website, and do not appreciate their way of doing business.

        Thanks for your help!

        • I just contacted them, let’s see what they say.

        • Hi Marc, so I’ve got Weebly’s answer now. Weebly told me that the problem lies in the fact that they risk getting their credit card processing account shut down if only a fraction of their customers abuse it. They confirmed that they made a mistake in your case. They also told me that they’ve contacted you, re-opened the account and compensated you for the error. If you are still having any issues please let me know!

  • Marlon

    Ok, I am 67 years old and always considered myself computer illiterate. If I can do this…….anyone can. Weebly has been fantastic. Their video help really explained the system well. I am really proud of my site which includes music and videos. All of my friends want to know who I got to develop it and how much it cost. When I tell them it was me they freak out. I originally tried Jimdo, but never could get a handle on how to use it. All I can say is that my site looks extremely professional, and my store (although very specialized) is gaining visits every day. Check out my site: theartisansquill.com and tell me what you think. Better yet, click LIKE and SHARE if you approve.

  • Name

    I like to sign up for weebly pro. I read a lot of comlaints about their server being down most of the time. Is this true? Thanks.

  • Donotuseweeblyy

    Every single time I have had an issue with Weebly it has taken anywhere between days and weeks be addressed. One issue was never addressed at all and remains ignored. And Weebly has just now not saved an entire post I wrote. Not saved. Not published. And when I write to Weebly about it they will pretend not to know what I am talking about, ignore me, write to me with irrelevant standard responses and then forget I exist.

    • Thanks for your comment. Could you send us more information about this issue via the contact form? I’d be happy to follow up on this with our contact person at Weebly.

  • weebly user

    This is just BS. I am user of weebly and it’s just a waste of money. They don’t even have some essential features available. NEVER EVER SUBSCRIBE WEEBLY

  • Steve

    After a few weeks of preparation and a month of being published I’ve experienced no issues (using the free version). It’s been basically what I expected, so far I’m well satisfied.

  • LisaB

    Recently created a webpage for Mothers Day gift ideas using weebly.com with a group of friends. Was really easy to use and make it look appealing and professional. So easy to edit. Exceeded expectations for using the free version. Check out our page http://www.bareminimom.weebly.com

  • Steve Cox

    Great article! I have a question; I’ve been hosting on GoDaddy for years ( stevecoxinc.net ) and my site regularly pops up first among local businesses, if I keep the same domain but change servers (switching to Weebly) will that effect my Google ranking? I built my site several years ago with a free downloaded program and it just feels old a dated so I wanted to rebuild it from the ground up. Thanks again for the great info!

    • Hi Steve! Yes, it will affect your ranking, but I think in a good way. You can optimize your content, improve your URL-structure, etc. Please read Google’s official eBook “Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide” (free). Weebly allows you to redirect your old URL’s to the new one’s with a 301-redirect. In other words, your old links will work and Google will still recognize them.

  • Mra78

    Hello, great article, I have a question please: I want to build a website where users can register and upload pictures, the pictures should be held for review by an administrator and then publiched. Of course the website would let any visitor look at a picture and click on the contributor’s name to see it’s other pictures, is this possible to do with weebly?

    • Hi! The only way you could achieve this with Weebly or the other website builders we have tested is to integrate an online form service like “Jotform” (free) that allows users to upload files. When done, you’d have to publish the photos yourself and add their names.

      • Mra78


  • neha

    i am trying my level best to get accepted by google ad sense but every time it says insufficient content.plz suggest me how to get my website accepted. rt now i m using weebly free version.

    • Hard to say what the exact problem is, but I think it’s the Weebly subdomain. The Weebly domain doesn’t belong to you, it’s Weebly’s. A real domain could be the solution.

      • So the subdomain may never be approved by google for advertizing.So why should it be offered for free.

        • It’s just a conjecture. However, I would recommend you to call the Google AdWords Help Center. They can give you a precise answer.

    • Susana

      You need to create more content. Google doesn’t just hand out adsense accounts anymore, they want to see that you have a strong web presence, especially if you’re from Asia or Africa. You need about 20 – 30 pages of solid content before you apply.

  • franches

    Hello! GREAT ARTICLE! 🙂 but btw, I bought the pro plan and I though the domain is already included. Can i refund that and purchase the starter instead?

    • Hi Franches, thanks! You would have to contact Weebly’s support. I believe they will credit your existing funds to the Starter package.

  • Karen

    Hi, I’ve been using Weebly for over 12 months with great success. I have the pro plan that charges 3% on sales (and Paypal & stripe charge 2.4% +.30c on the sale) I am considering using the Paypal custom buttons to accept payment does Weebly still charge the 3% or will the sale only be subject to the Paypal fees?

    • Hi Karen! Weebly doesn’t charge you 3% on sales in their Business Plan. Yes, if you embed the PayPal button on your website and don’t use the Weebly PayPal check out integration, they won’t you charge the 3% fee either.

  • Jeremy

    Hello, Is weebly ever going to have different payment options? Also is there a way to manually add another payment option?

    • Hi Jeremy! No, right now Weebly offers PayPal, credit card (Stripe) and Authorize.Net. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to add another payment option.

  • Jack Forrest

    Hello, I have a business plan and the cart won’t allow me to add a freight or service charge at checkout. All that is there is sub-total, shipping, taxes and total but I need to add a freight charge on certain products and a service charge on most orders, a charge, not an option. For now all I can do is add these charges to the product price which the customer sees as, Product / with handling and freight: $xx.xx. I think this inflated price they see will discourage him from going any further and not even make it to checkout. My question, can I integrate a different cart into my site or am I stuck with what I have? I checked with Weebly about this and they said that’s something they may address in the future but that does me no good now. I would appreciate any thoughts.

    • Hi Jack! You, you can integrate a 3rd party shopping cart like Ecwid or a Shopify cart. However, I browsed around their help sections and there have been discussions about a “hazmat” charge previously. It doesn’t look like it’s possible without any modifications. You might be able to add such a charge through their APIs but I am not an expert in this field.

    • BusinessAsU

      Hi, Jack ,, I agree i have spent days sorting out my web site to find out that there is no flexibility in the shipping options on the weebly eCommerce unless you upgrade to the pro user which is not cheap this makes eCommerce almost useless. Weebly do not make this clear and you can waste a lot of time and money before you find out this little trap.. Hope this helps. Their support just kept trying to get me to upgrade, this seems to be the business model for weebly.. if you are reading this and thinking of using eCommerce beware. i suggest you get in-touch with weebly support and ask them about shipping options on the business plan then sit back and watch them go to work to try and extract more money from you, they will tell you what you can do on pro weebly but not what you can not do on business…

  • Payal

    Hello, I am planning to go with Weebly pro plan(1 year) for my new IT services company website and honestly I don’t know anything about web designing and I want to build website myself using the standard templates or my own templates. Could you please help me if pro plan is correct choice for my requirement. Here is my requirement: 10 email accounts, 20/25 pages of content, 10/15 images, 2 HD videos(100 MB size each), 2 languages(English and German). Also I would like to know the INR rates to make payment through online and details about renewal.

    • Hi Payal, all this is possible, but the domain (~$10/year) and email addresses(~Google Apps: $5/account) cost extra. We recommend to purchase the domain somewhere else and not through Weebly. It’s just cheaper. Sorry, but could you clearify your last sentence, please?

      • Payal

        Hi Armin, I would like to know the pro plan price per month in INR(Indian rupee) currency, also like to know price details for renewal and How to make the payment(online)? In your website I can see the current pro plan costs $8 per month. You mean, I should pay $8 per month to weebly for pro plan and I can buy the domain ~$10/year (Weebly price: $39) and mail addresses ~Google Apps: $5/account (Weebly price: $45) separately? Could you please clarify?

        • Weebly isn’t available in INR, only in US dollars. You’d pay with a credit card. Yes, you can buy the domain somewhere else for a cheaper price, but the costs depend on the domain you pick. Google Apps for $5/month is only one solution. However, it’s the easiest, because it’s available through the Weebly interface. For 10 email addresses you’d pay about $50/month. Sounds expensive, but it’s a typical business solution. You could also pick a domain with email hosting at Namecheap or GoDaddy. That would be a little bit cheaper.

  • BusinessAsU

    Hi, i would just like to point out that there is no flexibility in the shipping options on the weebly eCommerce unless you upgrade to the pro user which is not cheap this makes it almost useless. Weebly do not make this clear and you can waste a lot of time and money before you find out this little trap.. Hope this helps. Their support just kept trying to get me to upgrade, this seems to be the business model for weebly ..

    • Yes, Weebly’s business model is indeed to upgrade users to paid plans and that’s no secret. But that being said their free plan is still very generous compared to other website builders. I would think twice before I created a web store on any free plan as this can hardly be very professional (you won’t have a proper domain name, for example). Weebly Pro costs $8 per month. Don’t you think your store will be able to cover this with its revenue? If not, you should really think about your business modell.

    • tom

      I have had a business plan for about 8 months now and the support I have received is awful. Every time I have experienced a problem the helpdesk answer is: “everything on our end looks fine, please clear the cache in your browser and see if the problem persists”. Then the problem persists and they do nothing further. My latest problem is having products disappear from public view on my ecommerce site. Weebly has pretty templates, but that is about all it has going for it. I am looking for other options, there is just too little effort on their part to help me as a paying customer, which I find shocking.

  • Kevin W

    Support is atrocious right now.. I wait more than a day for a response and all I get is sent to an kb article that does not solve my issue.

  • Ron

    Hi Robert, can you please tell me if I can insert Smugmug links (picture galleries) into the Weebly website. I want to create a photo website as a front-end to a bunch of photo galleries. Is this possible?

    • Hi Ron, it depends on how Smugmug provides the content. It is no problem at all to add a simple link to a Smugmug page. If they provide an HTML embed code for their picture galleries you can also add it to your Weebly site very easily by using the “Embed Code” element. I hope this answers your question.

  • Lola

    Hi I just started making a website through weebly. I’ve got a free plan but I am planning to get a domain when im done with the site. I just want to ask if i buy a domain from weebly, is it just the domain im getting? Or will it offer something else, like remove the weebly ad at the footer?

    • Hi Lola, you need at least the Starter plan to remove the Weebly ad from your site. What you can do in order to save money is to get the domain name from another company (e.g. Namecheap or Go Daddy) and point it to Weebly. It’s a lot cheaper than purchasing the domain name from Weebly. But you’ll need the Starter plan to connect a domain name from an external registrar. I hope this helps!

  • marcus fred

    I am facing log-in error (E313 with my Weebly account and i can’t access my account. I have lost so many important data. They said it happened because of violation but they didn’t specify me the reason. However, I have not break any of their terms and conditions. I am really frustrated about this issue. Please please please help me

    • Hi Marcus, sorry to hear that. Can you please send us a link to your website?

      • marcus fred

        Hi Robert, Thank you so much for replay, I have created 10 websites under my account and all are banned. One of them is : fashionwebsitescript(dot)weebly(dot)(com).

        • I just contacted Weebly, will let you know as soon as I have news from them.

        • According to Weebly your websites seem to have been classified as SEO spam as their sole purpose was to drive (unnatural) links back to your main site. Unfortunately I am not able to comment on this as I don’t know the sites in question. What you can do in order to retrieve your content back is to write to abuseATweeblyDOTcom to get access. I hope this helps!

  • Yosalida

    Thank you very much for helping me to decide which website builder to choose. The reviews were really helpful.

  • Roberto Torao

    I’m a weebly pro user, just upgraded to business looking for ecommerce for digital goods, but it was very disapointing, the buggy upload system using just a visual bar progress keeps frozen and reseting for larger uploads. I tried every troubleshooting in weebly foruns, my computer is fine imac27″ i7 16 gigs running latests OS and drivers, my ISP works great (I can upload larger files to my dropbox, youtube channel, etc…), but not working in weebly.

    I left my computer overnight uploading a simple zip file about 700megabytes, for 2 nights, without any luck, always gives a broken upload. I got some upload done in another place, but have the same problems too, tried other computers too.

    I contact the support team, they blame my ISP, and there’s no plans to change the upload system, I asked for another alternative for upload my files, and they said, It is what it is, no plans to change it. Very frustranting, however they refunded my money back, without asking too much for it. Maybe is an issue with upload system. They support guy was not very informed about the upload limits, they told me it was only 1 GB file, in the blog site tells that is 3 GB file, I felt that wasn’t too much interest to help the customer neither.

    I can not recommend weebly to sell your digital goods such as videos and music for large uploads, it just not works, smaller files it’s fine. They should avoid the adobe flash upload system, give more realiable way to upload the files.

    Roberto Torao.

    • Hi Roberto,
      Thank you for your feedback! That’s interesting to know. We will test this with a larger file than you had. Let’s see what’ll happen.

      • I’ve just uploaded a 1.19 GB zip-File. It worked. Our internet connection is quite fast (upload 10.32 Mbps). I think you experienced a time out, because it lasted too long. Have you checked your speed here: http://www.speedtest.net/?a=1 This would mean bigger files should only be uploaded with a fast connection. Not perfect.

  • Leanda

    Weebly is the bomb!!! I played around with the features and most of the help you need is on youtube. I’m so excited and thankful that I researched before choosing a site. This website builder is perfect for me. Awesome!!!!!!!

  • DennisL

    A few days ago, I registered a .com domain at 1and1.com. I am using a free Weebly (.weebly.com) domain to build my site because Weebly’s website builder is far superior to 1and1’s. I understand that when I am ready to go live, I can point my .com domain at 1and1 to Weebly’s servers. If I want to host my site on Weebly’s servers rather than 1and1’s, is that even possible, given that I bought the .com domain at 1and1, and if so, how would I do it?

    • Jacklyn Gust

      I did the same thing. When you’re ready to go live, upgrade to whatever package you want. Once you upgrade, Weebly will ask you if you want to purchase a domain or connect to one you already own. They will give you an email to send to 1and1 and directions to get it to connect it yourself. I chose to send 1and1 an email (their control panel was a little hard to navigate), and they had it connected within a few hours.

      • Thank you for the explanation, Jacklyn!

      • Brett Lucas


        When you whet through 1and1 for your domain, did you also go through them an email address at the domain name as well (i.e. 1and 1 Instant Mail). If so, how easy was that to set up?



    • Brett Lucas


      When you whet through 1and1 for your domain did you also go through
      them an email address at the domain name as well (i.e. 1and 1 Instant Mail). If so, how easy was that to set up?



  • Daniel Roberto Zibetti Gonçalv

    I have been trying to find an answer for my question but nothing in the web so far, let alone in Weebly website. Hopefully someone here can shed some light.

    I have a free Weebly account using their sub-domain for my website (mysite.weebly.com), but now I am planning to buy my own domain. I want to know if I buy the domain through Weebly, which is gonna cost me $39/year, will I have my account upgraded to a Starter Plan?

    Because even if I buy a cheaper domain from another website for $7 to $10 per year, when I wanna connect it to my free Weebly website, it asks me to upgrade to the Starter Plan, so I would have to pay another $49/year for the account, total of about $59 per year.

    So is it really worth it to buy a domain in another website and connect it with Weebly? Or better to just buy it from Weebly straight from a free account?

    Thank you very much!

  • Lisa Williams

    I’ve been trying to find out whether I can sell one of the domains I bought from Weebly. I’ve built a site for one domain with them but haven’t upgraded it from Starter Plan yet. I also have a Starter site plus domain with them which has been running for 7 months. I am in a bad financial position now compared to when I set them up and have realised I can’t afford to renew the domains or the Starter plan really so I’m not sure what to do, whether I can sell them, downgrade from Starter plan back to free, or just give them up!

    • The domain belongs to you and you have already paid for it. Have you checked the options in your Weebly account under “Domains”? Can you turn off the auto renewal? If this doesn’t help, please contact the Weebly support directly.

  • Brett Lucas

    I will probably use the Weebly Starter for my webpage builder and hosting. For a domain, I am
    looking at going through 1and1.com to purchase a domain and go through them as well for an email address, email@domainname (i.e. 1and 1 Instant Mail gives one 5 email address associated with a domain). Has anyone else done that, and if so, how easy is it to set up a domain e-mail
    within Weebly? Thanks.

    • Hi Brett,
      You don’t set up or manage your 1&1 e-mail addresses within Weebly. You handle this in your 1&1 account. There you find all the information you need.

  • Robert Beers

    Easy, no not easy at all, unless you happen to be a member of the Nerd Herd or some other technophile. If not, forget it you will not get anything not except raise your blood pressure.

    • Sorry to hear about your experience. What problems did you have? It’s a simple drag ‘n drop editor. Maybe you like Jimdo better? It works a bit different.

  • brian

    I’m looking into starting a blog in a niche Industry and will offer daily deals/coupons from merchants that manufacture industry specific products. I’m not technologically inclined. I have a partner who is better suited for that part of the operation. I was advised to go with Hostgator/Wordpress, and purchased the Clipper WP theme. My partner is not comfortable with WP. I’m looking for advise as to what would be the best selections of products for this type of site. I included a monthly budget for anticipated monthly vendor costs e.g.,Email Campaign, Coupon Feeder as I need reliable support.
    So, if you felt you found a first entry niche opportunity, an appropriate product to demographic match, and wanted to create a narrative with a specific demographic rich with imagery and desired information, how would you proceed?

    thank you

    • Hi Brian,
      I had a look at theme and it looks pretty neat. The thing about coupons is that you just need to offer them as text, picture, button, etc. You can do this with Weebly. Maybe not as elegant as with the Clipper theme and with less functions, e.g. avaible for limited time or just a certain number. You can try Weebly for free and see if it’d be good enough for your project.

      • brian

        Thanks Armin, I appreciate the feedback. Decided to commit to Clipper, I’ll let you know how it works. All these options and recommendations can make a newcomers head spin. I suppose more is lost on indecision, eh? Thanks again.

  • Weebly Sucks

    To PC magazine,
    Re: Weebly receives editors choice award

    Would like to know how much $$$ Weebly paid you for this award? Weebly is the worst site to use for so many reasons, perhaps before an award is given you might want to do your homework first. Have you ever Googled ‘Weebly complaints’? They are numerous! The site offers NO customer service, they create ‘upgrades’ that are not tested first, implemented without a choice and then screw up everyone’s site for at least 2 weeks! Their latest ‘upgrade’ has ongoing problems that they have not corrected sine June 1, 2014. Yes, over 2 months later they still haven’t figured out how to correct their own crap! They do NOT care about their customers or what havoc they create, they don’t care about the customer’s lost revenue, they just DON’T care. I am one of thousands of customers that are fed up with all their nonsense!

    Unbelievable that you could actually give them an award.

    • Hi, we are not PC Magazine, but I am happy to answer your questions. You talk about an “upgrade” that is not working. Can you please be more specific?
      We have tested Weebly numerous times and have yet to encounter a major bug. In our view Weebly is a really well-rounded piece of software. Of course, with more than 20 million customers it’s impossible that everybody is 100% satisfied. But if you tell more about the issue you are experiencing I am happy to follow up on this for you.

  • NotALuddite

    Weebly is great for what it is, a simple drag and drop web builder. God help you if it malfunctions though. There is no tech support. I mean NO tech support. Like to have a job where you can ignore paying clients while you play solitaire? Apply at Weebly, no experience required (trust me).

    • Hi, I don’t know what happened in your case but we always get replies from Weebly’s support. As always, if you send us through details of your case I am happy to follow up on your behalf with Weebly’s head of support.

      • NotALuddite

        It’s so simple it makes my brain hurt. I have a background photo on a dirt simple site. Since I launched the site it has been fine. Suddenly 3 days ago the background photo went to some enormous scale and is unrecognizable. If I told you about the multiple conversations I’ve had with support for the past 48 hours you wouldn’t believe me (although I have the transcripts, like where they see the problem and acknowledge it, but have no skill or inclination to fix it). Really, I have yet to connect with anyone at Weebly who has what I would consider minimum technical skills.

        BTW, it’s handsomeconnor.com if you’d like to see it. The site is one I created for my dog. Yes, my dog. If this was an e-commerce site I’d be losing my shorts.

        • I got feedback from Weebly: “It looks like a potential bug with his theme; I see that one of our Senior Reps assigned it to a developer to look into but had forgotten to ping the customer to let him know what was going on. I had another Senior Rep reach out earlier today to explain. His problem should be fixed shortly!”
          Let me know in case you continue to having any issues.

          • NotALuddite

            It has been a week and nothing has been done with the exception that I received a nice email from a fellow who identified himself as a Senior Support Specialist. He said Weebly was working to resolve it. 5 days ago.

            Maybe I should be happy. He was the first person in Weebly tech to acknowledge the site had a problem. The other two tech support people I spoke with before him spent all of their time trying to convince me that there was no problem, or that I was using the wrong type of landing page. Which is odd since I used one of their templates without modification.

            I have transcripts of my talks with tech support. I’ll be posting those soon so everyone can see just how crazy this deal is.

            I thank my lucky stars that this isn’t an e-commerce site.

          • Thank you for the update! I am glad the background image now works correctly.

  • WeeblyNewbie

    How do I add a calendar to a family website so we can keep track of birthdays, special events, vacations, etc.?

    • You could embed a Google calendar on your website. Also really promising is Tockify.

  • Hi Billy, there is no odd Google/Weebly conspiration, but if you want to rank for “roofers in Montgomery, AL” you need to place this search term here and there in your Titles, Meta-Description, Content, Alt-Tags, etc. But avoid keyword stuffing, please! Most of your pages offer very general information and sometimes only pictures. That’s not specific enough and too thin for Google. There’s a lot you can optimize. I recommend you to read the beginners guide to SEO from MOZ. Just google it. 🙂

    • JeanLucLabarre

      There’s no such word as conspiration either.. 😀
      ‘Plot’ is a good alternative.

      • Lol, you’re right! Too many languages on my mind: German, French, Spanish, English. Thx for mentioning it. 🙂

  • Hi, I saw where a guy with a roofing business that has a site through Weebly having problems getting recognized on Google. I have an online jewelry and accessory business, http://www.scenic2view.com and wanted to know if you have any suggestions for me, I know my business is not unique in the fact there are countless jewelry, accessory businesses. I am doing an Ad on Google and have been advise to blog which I’ve done twice I know I need more) I haven’t linked to any other sites because I’m not sure of how it works, I know it has to be a similar type business but can I just randomly pick one? I appreciate your help

    • Hi Leslie,
      I also recommend you to read Moz’ “Beginners Guide to SEO”. Recently, they also published a guide for link building. It’ll help you a lot.

  • Just drag ‘n drop the YouTube element from the left sidebar on your page. That’s it.

  • Tolga Bostan


    Im trying upgrade my account (free to pro) but this error “Your purchase cannot be completed.” Why coming this error please help Thanks

    • Hi! Have you filled in all details, correctly? Does your credit card work? Have you already contacted the Weebly support?

  • Lisa Best

    Hi, I just signed up for Weebly ecommerce thru Bluehost, my hosting site and it is a terrible set up. The set up options are extremely limited (no category section, colors or sizes, cannot transfer my Etsy store, but I can thru Weebly that is not thru Bluehost with one click) and the set up is completely different than just going thru Weebly tutorials which are great. Should I close or point (as I see below) my domain name to Weebly and just start over using Weebly as my hosting site, or any other hosting site? Please help! Not a tech person at all. Thanks.

    • Hi! I think this would be the best idea if you really like Weebly. The “original” Weebly is the best Weebly you can get. Just keep your domain and point it to your new Weebly account.

      • Lisa Best

        Thanks so much for your reply. I spent 2 weeks trying to set up Weebly thru bluehost and it still does not look professional. I now will try Wix. Their layouts are so much nicer. For non tech people this is a lot of work, but I am learning.

  • lill

    I have to say this, I first started at 1and1 with my website it was terrible then I moved it to bluehost were I had them completely start over with a new design with WordPress because it was suppose to be the best, well maybe WordPress is the best but from my experience from bluehost design team is was worse then 1and1 and got so tired of paying out money to incompetent designers from top rated companies that I thought, I would cut my losses and just start over myself this time with weebly I heard that it was easy to put together and I purchased the pro plan, It was the best thing I ever did not only have I moved up on Google search engines but thankfully my business has finally picked up and just so you know I have been in business 2 years and just now since I moved it to weebly has my business picked up. you can visit the site at http://www.railryderservices.com The customer services is good. I like weebly very much and I would recommend them.

    • Hi Lill, fantastic to hear that you found your perfect website builder! I am very happy for you. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

  • Tom

    No captcha possible with Weebly contact forms = spam problem

    • You can replace your Weebly contact form with a Wufoo contact form. Wufoo has a free plan and the anti spam works really good. We also use it on our contact page.

  • Jon

    I am the admin for an NGO and currently have a free plan with Weebly. I would like to upgrade to a premium platform in order to transfer a custom domain we own and host the site with them (built with Weebly but currently hosted elsewhere). The problem is that we have separate sites for each language so in order to set up the “main” site on the parent domain and other languages on subdomains, we would have to purchase a premium plan for every language / subdomain (as per customer support). That just doesn’t make any sense… Can you recommend any suggestions or alternatives?

    • Hi Jon, what you could do is to transfer the domain name to Weebly (as you had suggested). Then you can set up subdomains for each language es.yoursite, fr.yoursite, it.yoursite etc.
      You can then create copies (in Weebly free) of your website and translate them. Finally you connect them to the subdomains. This should work without paying anything extra. However, Weebly told me that in rare cases you’ll be prompted to upgrade. If that happens, please get back to us.
      More details on multiple languages: http://shrsl.com/?~6nhs
      More on subdomains: http://shrsl.com/?~6nht
      By the way, I asked them if there was a discount for NGOs and they told me that a one-off reduction would be possible. All I need is the email address you used to create your Weebly account. Please send it to me via through our contact form if you’re interested.

  • SeasondipityCandleCo

    I need assistance with the tax function on Weebly. I have an online retail business in Arizona and have been told by the city in which I reside that I need to pay/charge city taxes for any customers within the state of Arizona, regardless of their city. I have been told by Weebly that I only need to enter my zip code (as the shipper) in the Tax section of Weebly. However, unless the customer lives in my same zip code, Weebly is only assessing state taxes for in-state customers and is not assessing the city tax. What am I missing? Hope you can help!

    • With digital orders I think you only have to charge tax in the (US) state that your business is physically present. So for anything you ship outside your state’s borders you won’t have to charge sales tax. I am not a tax advisor so you would have to verify this information. But at least that’s how I understand it.

  • Carl

    I don’t find the site as easy as everyone claims. I would like a site that has someone available to walk you through set-up on the phone. Yes, I was able to set up a site, but not one that satisfied me.

    • Hi Carl, most users tend to find Weebly very easy to use. Of course, the individual experience can differ from person to person. In your case I would probably recommend you to look for a web designer who can set up the site for you.

  • K8

    I don’t think this site is as good as you’re making it out to be. When I drag and drop blocks there are times where it snaps to a grid but the grid is not on level with the other blocks! It’s so frustrating. And what’s worse is that when you blog there’s no way to organize using tags. SEO also sucks. I can’t believe this is your top recommended site.

  • Steve

    Hey, I am looking to make a simple web site where people can purchase my videos, would weebly be a good choice? I notice paypal is the only option which is fine I guess. Also is there a facebook share option with this site?

  • MrGregOtis .

    I have been dabbling and experimenting with Weebly for almost a year now. I picked Weebly over others because of some of the reviews I found on the Internet. I have been using the “free-be” and maybe eventually upgrade. I have been basically happy with Weebly. It was easy to put together after I figured it out, mostly on my own. There was some frustrations at the start, one being I had to use Google Chrome instead of MS IE 9 at the initial creation of my site. But once I got started, and got past the “learning curve” time period, I was ok. I feel what Weebly offers is limited, but hey, it’s a free site. I am experienced with HTML and I wanted to create my own websites from scratch, but it got to be labor intensive for what I wanted to do. Weebly shorted that labor time a hundred fold. Am I 100% happy with the “finished product?” No, but I am ok with it overall. Weebly might be pricey for the professional and business side, but I think I will stay with them.

  • MrGregOtis .

    Oh, I forgot to add. I couldn’t open up your FAQ with IE9. I had to use Chrome instead. Am I too “old fashion” or out of date? FYI, I always keep PC security updated, but I do not update to the “latest and greatest” software. I do not always trust what is being offered.

    • Hi! Thank you for your feedback. If you consider internet security seriously, you should always keep your browser up-to-date. Every update fixes several security issues. Have you tested our website with the latest version of IE11? It should be fine.

      • MrGregOtis .

        I am sure going to the latest IE will remove any access issues with the Internet, plus add more security. But I don’t always trust Microsoft with their “latest and greatest.” I’ve been burned in the past. Even some of their OS security updates were unstable, and I can give you stories on that. I used to be an IT and network guy in a previous life. Whenever there is an issue while using IE9, I just switch over to Chrome. It might be frustrating at times, but I am ok with it.

        • It is safer to install and use another browser because if the browser stops working you can remove and reinstall it. Internet Explorer, being part of Windows, cannot be removed. If you run into a serious issue you may end up reinstalling your Operating System.

  • Jenny

    I would like some help… It takes a long time for my website builder to load! Is this an error? If so could someone please guide me so I can start creating my website? I once had no problems before but now I have these problems…

    • Hi Jenny! No, that’s not normal. Weebly’s website builder runs pretty smooth on our computers/ Macs. Have you tried another browser/computer? If the problem remains, you should contact the Weebly support.

  • chris

    WHAT IS UP WITH THE IMAGE FILES? when i add a picture for a category and it is on my home page is cut off. Not a full picture. why can’t the site fit to size these pictures when they are dragged and dropped. Should i open photo shop and resize each one. one at a time until i find out what weebly likes. It is beginning to feel like a waste of time trying to set up my sight. I can not ever get three products to show correctly.

    • Normally, you don’t need Photoshop, because Weebly allows you to modify, resize and crop images in its editor. Have you tried these options?

      • chris

        Found it under setting, the pics were 1x1s and i changed it to 2×3

  • Tom

    Has Weebly permanently limited the number of pages on free sites now? I signed up today and it will only let me have 5 pages.

    • Hi Tom! Could be, but it could also change tomorrow. At least, it’s for free. 😉

  • Aaron

    I definitely don’t recommend weebly. They accept other websites with… the same themes for years and shutdown our website without any information. Other companies inform their clients before doing that. My partner asked for only making a backup and they don’t it. Absolutely not customer friendly! Stay away from this company!

    • Hi Aaron! We’re sorry to hear about your issue. What website are we talking about? Could you send us the URL, please, and we’ll gladly contact Weebly on your behalf to see what’s the problem.

      • Aaron

        Hi Armin, thank you for your help. We are talking about fxscam weebly-com/, a review website about Forex trading and http://forexbonusbroker-weebly-com/, a website about Forex bonuses.

        All of these websites (in the meantime after we mentioned it they are shutdown, too):

        forex2tradeindia-weebly-com/, forexbonus-weebly-com/

        were allowed and so we created an account with weebly.

        We only got an email after asking that “Make Free Money” style websites are not allowed. Our websites has nothing to do with making free money, especially one was a normal review site. Forex Trading has nothing to do with it, it’s a difficult business but nothing illegal.

        But in general I think that you can inform somebody that the content is not ok. That is the normal way like other companies do it. We had no chance to make a backup and we have spent very much time in it… 🙁 Where is the problem to give us access to make a backup and after that we will leave?! That would be customer-friendly. I have no words at the moment.


        • Hi Aaron,
          Sorry that we can’t help here. I agree with you that there is nothing wrong with Forex trading, but in the end, it’s about making money and that involves a serious financial risk for many people. I guess Weebly just doesn’t want to be involved in such business.

          • Aaron

            Hi Armin,
            but where is the problem to give us a possibility to make a backup? If they don’t accept this business it’s ok and we’ll leave. A normal company would give the client a chance to make a backup at least.

          • I understand both parties here, unfortunately I don’t know the original content. Sorry that I can’t do more for you in this case.

  • Guest

    Shitties site every. Dosent save automaticly. Procduers are pussys

  • Bill

    I’ve already got a website located on a server. What I want is a template I can upload to that server. Weebly, Wix, Jimdo, Squarespace, etc. can’t provide that – they require you to locate your domain on their server. Where can I go for what I want?

    • Hi Bill! That’s correct. On you server, you cannot host a Weebly, etc. template. In our CMS-Server-Article we explain why. There are only 2 possibilities: either you use a CMS like WordPress on your server/own HTML-templates, etc. or you keep the domain and point it to Weebly, Jimdo, etc.

      • Bill


  • Scottie

    I want to use Weebly to set up a site for an alumni group. I would like to publish names and addresses of people, but not have them visible publicly. Does Weebly have a way for people to login to view such content?

    • Hi Scottie! Weebly has a password protection and membership function. Both options allow you to publish exclusive content.

  • Allison Edwards

    I love how user friendly weebly is but be warned it has major issues and not happy I pay more for weebly then any other host ive used and yet it has so many things wrong with a support team that is clueless to how to fix issues. I have had sales that don’t charge shipping at all because the buyer didnt put in the correct shipping address and theres no way to check it before it goes through and no way to bill them when they pay by credit card. I have had around 10 orders at least completely not show up in weebly at all but do show up in paypal. These buyers ended up with long ship turnaround times because they were never noticed. The inventory tracker somehow turns itself off on random products and any orders that only show in paypal the inventory on those doesnt update which causes over selling. I have emailed support several times with zero explanation and told well maybe the sales dont show up if they change any info in paypal during the checkout process which they all claim they haven’t done. Im then sent to their forum to just post an idea for them which is useless to me and im still sitting here with lost sales for orders I had to refund due to the non charging of shipping and the buyer never purchases it again, an inventory thats completely off and having to spend a ton of time back tracking all my paypal transactions to see if anything was missed. very very annoyed.

    • Hi Allison! To be honest, that’s the first time that I hear of such problems with Weebly’s online store. Please send me your URL and we can try to contact Weebly on your behalf.

      • Allison Edwards

        My website is ribbonologysupply.com I have had 4 sales in the last week alone never appear. I have 2 other fellow designers using weebly and they’re dealing with the same issues. One of them had to refund 26 orders due to the inventory tracker not working and overselling. I’ve used godaddy and pappashop both worked great but very time consuming and weebly is the only one I find I can track inventory on multiple products and options in the same listing.

    • Allison did you ask Weebly for a discount coupon I was given 33% off the yearly subscription

  • Karprasad

    Question : I would like to run a moderated “classified ads” page in Weebly where members posts ads, they then undergo moderation and finally get published. Is this possible? if yes how

    • Weebly Pro allows to add editors (see video 4:22). When you assign someone to an author, the person can edit the content of pages with granted access. You can also password protect that special page. When you think the ad is okay, you can place it whereever you want on your website.

  • Matt Golden

    I would not recommend WEEBLY. After years of using it, I had a problem with my navigation and they would provide me with zero support as I changed a few things in CSS… after years of using them! I would highly recommend just about any other service. Their support is rude, and would not even provide basic help.

    • Hi Matt! Sorry to hear about your frustration, but I see it different. I think it’s a good thing that Weebly gives you the possibility to change the code. It gives you a lot of power over your website, but you need to know, what to do. Furthermore, Weebly states on its website that it cannot give any help if you decide to change the template. Jimdo does the same. Other companies like Wix or GoDaddy have abandoned the ability to modify the source code, because they’ve realized that it creates too much demand for support that they cannot give. In the end, it’s common practice.

      • Matt Golden

        I said to them that I can fix the code, but in THEIR template, I was merely asking where the code was that determines what topline nav links work, and which do not.

        They would not even engage me as a customer to support what really is their template… and give me even basic guidance.

        They are free to have that policy, but as a customer I am free to say… that sucks! And if you need a stable site with even basic support… look elsewhere.

        This tool is good for kids soccer teams and other stock basic stuff… but is not business grade.


      It’s fine for a beginner

  • Sorry your experience wasn’t a good one I am happy to say my experience with Weebly has been great, I’ve been very pleased with the Customer Service unlike Zappy Host !

  • Mr Wobbly

    Hidden limitations have become a bugbear now.
    Having used Weebly for years and very much liked their product I had often set up friends and even clients with weebly sites. Easy to build (up to a point)
    I just signed up a client to develop an e-commerce site and calculated that the Pro account would suffice. Then we gradually kept uncovering hidden limits that could only be overcome by upgrading to Business account.
    (1.) Shipping options are not Selectable. (Terrible restriction in a global economy).
    (2.) No more than one ‘option’ for any item, so, for example if you have an option for shoe size AND colour – you must upgrade
    (3.) We couldn’t find a way to deal with the same item being more expensive at the adult end of the range, meaning that we needed to enter each individually for Toddler, Child and Adult. This tripled the number of products and pushed us over the pro limit of 25
    (4.) We agreed to set up the store and e-commerce option today, but while the connection and interface to Stripe (e-commerce service) was good and seamless we are baffled as to how to use Stripes very complex test purchase feature.
    Weebly support said “just set an item to like $1 and buy it, but any further advice must be Stripe’s problem. Stripe have not responded to the support request I sent several hours ago.
    Stripe’s so called ‘help’ pages are outrageously complicated and aimed more at programmers into Java and SSI and API and goodness knows all what. We spent all day trying and were still unsuccessful at using one of their test credit card numbers at all.
    Weebly’s help pages do not have anything on test purchases but have many that refer to another system I suspect has been superceded long ago.

    I am very disappointed because I had quoted a good price to my client and was awarded the bid against competitors who were higher priced, now I am left feeling the client may believe I have deceived them.

    I am particularly annoyed because Weebly were encouraging me to resell their products via a portal feature so I even went ahead and purchased yet another website from them to promote myself as a website designer – and now I find all these hidden extras.

    If you want a great free website Weebly is very handy and easy to use, but clearly, when it comes down to doing business level sites they are very sneaky.

    Similarly their domain name purchase is very highly priced these days. at $39.95 (and of course even more in the UK because of the VAT) We got the same thing for less than a pound elsewhere. I really grudge paying 20% VAT on an over charge of £24. Making the cost £30 instead of £1 – £3. You are giving £5 to the government because of Weebly’s greed.

    That is Weebly support just responding to the ticket now, saying it is actually not possible to use test purchase on weebly at all as it is defaulted to ‘Live’ mode and cannot be switched to test. So that was a whole day wasted when they could have put that in their e-commerce help instructions!

    I am not happy – and still have to tell my client the bad news that she will have to pay another £100 to get the features we both believed would be part of the Pro package (they are NOT listed) Then, of course, likely £20 VAT again.

    • Mr Wobbly

      And Weebly still can’t handle animated Gifs you have to post elsewhere and link to it with HTML what a palaver

      • Hi! We don’t know why you thought the Pro plan would be enough for your client, because before you upgrade your Weebly Free account, you see exactly what features each plan includes (see screenshot). I agree with you that shipping and tax calculation are essential for most e-commerce stores, but it’s only included in the Business plan. It’s not hidden information.

        As a user and web designer with several years experience, I would expect that you know that you get a much cheaper domain elsewhere (e.g. Namecheap ~ £5/year). We always recommend people to pick another domain registrar (see table and FAQ). In the end, you could have avoided a lot of trouble with your client, if you had taken a closer look at Weebly’s pricing chart or our comparison.

        In our opinion Weebly has improved a lot over the years, but the most important thing is that Weebly is NOT the sneaky company you describe here.

        And by the way, animated gifs work just fine on Weebly websites. Here’s an example:

        • Mr Wobbly

          Hi Amin
          (seen it) Can you tell me (from that chart)
          How many “Options” per Product can you have on Pro?
          How many Shipping options can you have on Pro?
          Mr Wobbly

          • Hi! The chart tells me that shipping is not included in Weebly Pro (no green arrow). Product variants aren’t that obvious, but when you try to add them in your Weebly Free account, Weebly will ask you to upgrade to Weebly Business. However, as your client needed shipping settings, the only plan that fulfilled your customers demands was Weebly Business. You find more differences in our plan comparison.

          • Mr Wobbly

            The Arrow says “Shipping and Tax Calculator” which does not (to my mind) describe Shipping options, sounds more like a tool for working out your tax.
            Actually being in a small country it would work to have one shipping method because that is already something we wrote in to the Shipping Options. So Pro account would be acceptable.
            It becomes rather tedious (and feels like very sneaky marketing) when feature after feature keeps popping up an upgrade notice because they have limited the pro version.
            The fact is when someone comes up on a freelancer site looking for a website and Weebly is advertising e-commerce I am not likely to spend 30 days to try out a working replica of the clients site then tell them it doesn’t work. I want to be able to SEE the features precisely all the way through.
            Further, we wanted to test the e-commerce feature which is not described in any weebly help page. Helpdesk says do a cheap purchase as a test. Later said the test mode was actually disabled their end, so using stripe test mode is actually impossible. I wish they had made this clear.


    Did you make this site using Weebly


    I kinda want to make a website just to edit the HTML

  • John Driscoll

    “Furthermore, we heard that they are testing a new type of free account
    right now where the limit is 5 pages. If you got one of these new
    accounts you can try signing up again with a different email address –
    hopefully you’ll be more lucky and get an account with unlimited pages.”

    Is this still true? I really need a sixth page. I’ve had friends who created portfolio sites for themselves just a couple months ago and they were able to have seven or eight pages. I really need six, but I can’t afford to use more than the free version. Is there still a way around this?

    • Hi John! We can’t promise it. Just try it. It’ll take you about 10 minutes to find it out. Just add some dummy pages. If it should not work you could try Wix or Jimdo.

  • Guest

    I’m not sure if this is a question you can answer, or whether I need to go directly to Weebly – but … I am putting together a website and at present am testing both Wix or Weebly, and will be using the Pro plan. I need a site that will allow for multiple Password protected pages, each with a different password. This is an option Wix offers. From what I have read on the Weebly site, is that although I can asign password protection to multiple pages – I can only have the one password. Would you know if Weebly allows for third party password protection to be added – and if so what ones are compatible? Is there any you would recommend? The only one I can find is Sentry. Thank you.

    • Weebly allows you to add members. The Pro account is a bit limited (20 members, sign-up only per invitation). The Business plan gives you full control (no limits). Sentry works with every website builder.

  • prasanth

    I want to allow my members to post videos files and blog post directly on to one of my members only page. Is it possible in weebly.

    • The membership feature is really nice for sharing exclusive content with certain members. Don’t confuse it with the Editors feature that you can see in the video at 4:22. I think it’s possible, but you should try it out yourself. Weebly Pro accounts have a 30-day money back guarantee.

      • prasanth

        thank for ur prompt reply. I wanted to ask if I can allow my members (lets say I have 10000members) to share videos on my site.

        • I guess Weebly wouldn’t be the right website builder for such a huge project. You would need to add 10000 editors manually in your case.

          • Prasanth

            thank u so much for info

  • MizJ

    I find weebly very easy to use (I’m an old dinosaur) but am having trouble figuring out how to add a holiday banner and can’t seem to get hold of tech support. Good builder otherwise!

    • Hi! Do you have the banner as an image? Just include it as a photo and add the link.

  • Gina Fagnani

    With the Business plan, if you set up up the password to the website, will I know when someone signs up? Thanks

    • Hi! The sign up function is part of the membership feature (only in Weebly Business available). Yes, in the dashboard you can decide if an approval is required.

  • Manju

    I have a medical information website on weebly. Is it possible to add a question answer page. I am not able to find any plug-in.

  • Hi! To be honest, I don’t understand your problem. Where is that 11×1,.. option? I attached a screenshot with the options I described before. You can even revert your image to the original if something went wrong. I hope this is a little help. 🙂

  • Mariana

    So I started my weebly account a few months back and have been working on it slowly but surely. I finally have it up and running and while I absolutely love that you can add many missing elements from outside sources, this is also super inconvenient as well.

    I have found myself constantly going back and forth between weebly and an outside service provider such as MailChimp to figure things out. While the weebly support staff is amazing and very knowledgeable it would be much easier if I could just deal with them.

    Also they desperately need to update their social icons section. You have to go to an outside source in order to add Instagram to your page. Why I have no idea, they even give you instructions on how to do so, which is why I am so confused why it hasn’t been added already.

    Also the SEO is not as detailed as I would like it to be. While. Was interning as a blogger for a company, their SEO system setup through WordPress was way more detailed and totally assured you were connecting your SEO to its maximum. With this system, I’m constantly going back and forth making sure all my words connect. So it seems I will be going to an outside source for this as well.

    All in all I am very pleased with how my site works and the ease that I can change things I would just prefer to have everything in one spot.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Mariana, thanks for your comment, it will very useful for other users. It is true that sometimes you need external help to make tools more efficient. This is also true for a CMS like WordPress, most people use plug-ins to enhance its functionalities. I think Weebly’s SEO system has also some good and nice functionalities like custom permalinks, meta-tags, etc. Traditional CMSs are always more capable but in the end you can achieve similar SEO results.

      • Mariana

        By chance do you know of a plug-in that works for weebly to optimize SEO? The one I was using at my internship linked to not only your website and pages but also to your blog post. It was pretty neat, showed colored bars that went from red for no optimization to green for perfect optimization. Helping you ensure that your links were set up right and you were using the correct words for descriptions.

        • Josep Garcia

          Hello : ) No, I don’t know any plug-in like Yoast that would allow you to do this, sorry : ( You could maybe organize all the SEO relevant information in a spreadsheet, I find it very convenient.

  • It isn’t totally clear whether you are wanting to add an existing email address to a form or you want a new email address on your domain. If you want an email address on a domain managed by Weebly you have to pay for Google apps ($45 / year). Don’t let it expire or you’ll lose access to not only your email but also all your Google accounts (Docs, analytics, YouTube) – anything that uses that email address. Usually email addresses are acquired from the hosting company.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, thanks for pointing out the potential access issue, very interesting!

  • Antone Abbott

    If at all possible, if you have any say or choice in the matter, never use weebly. There are much easier and much better web editors out there for you.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, thanks for your feedback. What difficulties did you have? We are also interested to hear more about the alternatives. Thanks a lot.

  • Jon

    I read that Weebly allows for monetization, would I be able to promote ads on my site to create revenue?

    • Yes, you can do that.

  • david

    weebly is bullshit do not use!!!! they have drafted me for hundreds of dollars and i finally beat them in court. ZEROOOO service if you have a problem….As long as they have their money life is good for them. They have a freaking email address and no one will pick up if you call. Leave a message. Complete crap. There are 100’s of site out there and if you are on a budget i WOULD NOT USE THEM. you will be stuck for life and have to fight to get your money back.

  • Robert

    I recently upgraded an existing Yahoo store and built it with Weebly for the ease of use. I have been up and running with the upgraded site and checked the domain redirect protocal and SEO and the site appears to show up during searches and we have had some sales BUT sales have dropped significantly in January and February compared to the last 8 years when it was hosted with Yahoo. The URL has not changed and is still hosted with Yahoo. Anyone have a suggestion?

    • Hi Robert, if you have done all the 301 redirects correctly your search engine rankings shouldn’t have dropped and neither should your traffic have decreased. If that’s the case it looks like the conversion rate went down – has the site’s design changed in a major way? Are you offering less payment methods? Feel free to share the link to your store!

  • yasin

    Hi Robert,

    I am really struggling to choose which online platform to start my online store with. I am looking to sell necklaces in the price range (£5 – £25) and only have a selection of about 15-20 items currently. This number will expand and all I want is a nice simple clean looking store that is very easy to set up. I have tried most platforms and have found WIX the easiest to use at the moment, however there are many people saying that it is not good to use as an online store?

    I am currently only selling to people of ebay and instagram mainly, would you have any recommendations? want to keep prices as low as possible.

    many thanks

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Yasin. We aren’t big fans of Wix’s eComemrce platform either. You can try Jimdo. It is a really easy to use platform and they comply with the Internet EU laws. You can read more about their eCommerce system and about their prices.

  • Tim

    I’m planning to build a replacement for my existing business website – which I cannot maintain myself. I’m thinking of starting with a free Weebly account to “get my feet wet” and be sure I can create a good quality website for my business.
    As I understand it, the free accounts have a Weebly domain name as well as reduced features. I’m wondering if – after I have an acceptable proof-of-concept free site – will I be able to upgrade to the Pro or Business plan, add the additional features I want, and re-direct my existing domain to the new Weebly-built site? If so, are there any issues to avoid regarding the free Weebly domain name versus my existing domain name? Other issues?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Tim. Weebly is an excellent choice. No, you would not have any problem upgrading your free account to a paying one. The transition should be smooth and quick. You can point your existing domain to Weebly in any paid plan.

  • David

    Hi! I’m building a site for a nonprofit organization that I direct, and would like some of our Board members to review the site before it goes public. Do you know if Weebly will let me do this, and if so, how? Thanks!

    • Josep Garcia

      Hello David, yes you can do this. You have two options: (1) If you’d like the Board members to review (not edit) the site, you could password protect it, only those with the password would be able to see it. (2) If you’d like the Board members to change the site themselves (Eg. changing the text), you can add them as “Editors”, you will find this feature under the tab “settings”.

  • Brenda

    I was wondering if I could add multiple people to Weebly, so that they can upload their own products. It’s a site like etsy where clients can upload their own images and price etc. Or is there a website builder that offers this. Thanks again!

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, I am afraid this kind of project is too complex for a website builder. Weebly does offer a membership function but it is not yet integrated with its eCommerce. I’d suggest you to check out a traditional CMS such as WordPress. You could combine it with a plug-in like WishList. However, installing and using WordPress will require some technical knowledge. You can read our introductory article to WordPress for more information.

  • ian

    I want to set up a web page with a domain name for Switzerland i.e ending domain.ch. Can I register a domain name with this extension through cheap name and would weebly accept characters like zürich in other words the ü and ä.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Ian, yes Weebly would accept all latin based characters. You could also register your domain name with an external provider such as Namecheap.

  • EParr

    I have a weebly site that unexplainably got shut down for no reason without notice. My site is down for over 48 hours. I was provided no notice. Weebly does not allow me to access my site. It is called a E313 error. I contacted customer support over 18 hours ago and I have heard nothing. I am very disappointed with Weebly.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hello! We are sorry to hear about your issue. Weebly doesn’t shut down websites for no reason. Be a little bit more patient and wait for their response. If they shouldn’t answer you within the next days, we’ll follow up with Weebly on your behalf.

  • JNEGRON2001 .

    Weebly seems to be a great website builder for the beginner trying
    to break into eCommerce but there a few things I have not seen in the tutorials
    or discussions so far and I was hoping someone here who is much more
    knowledgeable than I could help out.

    Sort by Drop down menus? This is something very common in
    many online stores where you can sort products you are shopping by “Price Low
    to High” or “Price High to Low” or “Sort A-Z” or “Best Selling”, but I have not
    seen any of these options available with Weeblys eCommerce.

    Thanks everyone!

  • Elizabeth

    To anyone considering using Weebly: Be aware that their blog editor has had a major bug for 3.5 months. Customer service reps often try to blame the customer for the problem and give unhelpful advice like restarting the computer or using a different browser. Sometimes customer service reps will recognize that it’s a known bug, but there’s no planned date to have it fixed. Weebly is happy to take your money and give you a faulty product. They’re exactly the model of what a tech company shouldn’t be. I’ll be moving to WordPress as time permits (a hefty process I’m not looking forward to).

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Elizabeth, would you please be so kind to describe the issue you are having with Weebly’s blogging system?

      We also have an interesting article about WordPress that may be useful for you.

  • slrcsanpablo

    I have a quiz in swf format and I found that in weebly we can upload and embed swf files. Is there a way to hide link source of swf?

    • Hi! No, I guess not. A quick look in the source code would probably reveal the link. However, using Flash nowadays isnt’t the best idea. Long loading times, no mobile support, etc.

      • slrcsanpablo

        Thanks for your response

  • Engine44

    Is there a community forum for Weebly?

    • Unfortunately, not. There’s a Weebly Help Center available or you can submit a question/issue directly to the support.

  • sheik.louch

    Are coupon codes only availble through business?

  • Hello. I don’t understand. Is the service reviewed in the above article a free-of-charge web-hosting service? Plus a site-builder? (though I tend to guess one needs to get a domain elsewhere). I’m a tech-clueless who is basically after erecting own little dreamy site where I can use modular database tables (love them), have access to basic control panel and maintain ability to upload and display my files, photos etc downtime-free. I don’t mind nonintrusive side or footer ads. I’m in search of thus the most basic reliable reference / info to the right platform(s) for me to start flying from. My skim knowledge has it that one elementarily needs the three things: (1) A domain (name = acquirable for free but then you can forget about having your site as e.g. “xyz.com” – so I can pay the yearly fee at that), (2) A webhosting service – this one I need for free (with yet maximum workability), and – (3) some website-building tool(s), reportedly available as built-in into some hosting services. There’s an overload of info and reviews across the internet really. Please help me with just the most simple relevant references. Oh my site-to-be is about images / photographs that I contribute for the educational free-use copyright-free multi-user arena; thus I should basically create a “gallery”-type space. Quite simple. Thank you so very much.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, There are several tools that offer the possibility of free website creation. However they come with some basic limitations as explained in the article (eg. your website will be in a subdomain such as http://www.yoursite.weebly.com and no possibility to connect with a proper domain such as http://www.yoursite.com). You could have a look into Wix, they offer great visual designs.

      • Thank you. So – shortly, is it reasonable to believe I can get my site-tools (expansive image gallery, control panel, email / comments) for that non-commercial site (i.e. no monetization or sales on my part intended) by contracting on a free-hosting plan with “weebly”? And then why can’t I buy a “sitename.com” domain elsewhere (which seems fairly cheap at some providers) and redirect it? Or is it a pain to do so? I do assume connecting thru an indirect-level domain affects “search engine” performance for the site? Yet most important is: by hosting me for free at whichever company you recommended I’m really provided the large-scope service and that?

        Thanks again.

        • Josep Garcia

          Hi, you can certainly do that. But it is not user friendly (your subpages’ URL will be a Weebly subdomain). Finally. your elsewhere purchased domain will not rank for anything in Google.

          • Thanks for these replies.

  • ultracalicokittycat

    I am using weebly, however, I don’t consider it that “user-friendly”, by ANY MEANS!!! I’m not a computer geek, I’m an Artist, and I’ve almost lost my mind every time I go to make changes to the web pages, LOL… I’m “laughing” here, but I mean it!! Then when I contact customer service, the questions don’t get addressed til days later….

    • Thanks for your feedback. To be honest to us Weebly is probably the most intuitive website builder out of all the ones we’ve tested. You are not saying exactly where you encounter your issues, but possibly these could also be technical malfunctions due to a browser that hasn’t been updated etc. Next to updating your web browser I would recommend to maybe try a more visual site builder such as Wix or ask somebody to help you create your website.

  • It’s not entirely user friendly. It simply isn’t. On another point, it’s quite laggy and the loading GIFs and animations, etc, make the whole editor a pain to use for people with slower internet connections or computers.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, thanks for your comment. For sure Weebly has some room for improvement. However, we do find it really user friendly specially for beginners. We tried the editor on many devices and different internet connections and we don’t find it slower than its alternatives.

  • lora

    Hi there i would like to build a site where i could have forums and be able to share videos and photos, but i want to it to be member only content so everyone has there own login to the site and can comment and discuss on the forums. Would you suggest Weebly to do this or any other site?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Lora, I am afraid Weebly would not completely match your requirements. I would recommend you to look into Ning. You could also build this project with WordPress and add the plugin BudyPress. You can read more about WordPress in our introductory article.

  • Huma Nazeer

    hi does weeby support payment gateway CC avenue or Paymoney(these are india payment gateway).

    • You find detailed information in our Weebly Online Store Review. Weebly supports these credit card payment gateways: Stripe, Square and Authorize.net. PayPal also allows to pay with credit card.

  • Maria Czarnowski

    I created my site with Weebly, which is a free feature through Ready Hosting, where I pay to host my site. Is it possible to use the android app to update my existing site for free? It’s trying to get me to upgrade to a paid account so I can use my own domain, but I already use the program for free on my computer, so basically I would be paying a monthly fee just to update my existing site from my phone. Any way around this?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, I am unaware of the version and details of the product that Weebly offers through Ready Hosting, sorry. We always recommend to use Weebly directly with them and not using external hosts. I can tell you Weebly offers the App for the free websites too. I would suggest you to get in touch with Ready Hosting’s support team.

      • Maria Czarnowski

        Thank you very much, Joseph.

  • Laura Holford-Green

    Sorry, I must disagree. The site was horrible. It kept freezing and was very difficult to understand. And for some bizarre reason it would not allow me to use the letter I. Which obviously is working correctly as I have used it several time’s in this post.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, thanks for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had issues with Weebly. I have to say that I’ve never experienced these kind of issues when using Weebly. Have you tried another browser? Sometimes old browsers don’t like online apps.

      • I am having that same problem and I’m using Chrome, is that a problem browser for them? I am getting discouraged that right from the beginning my edits are not being saved.

        • Josep Garcia

          Could you please let us know which is the Weebly site you are having issues with? We’ll forward it to Weebly so they can look into it.

        • Josep Garcia

          Thanks for providing me the information in your email. I am glad Weebly was able to solve your issues when saving edits : )

    • Josep Garcia

      Laura, could you please let me know your site’s URL so we can contact Weebly for you? Thanks a lot.

  • Gette W

    I’m still a bit confused about the pricing. As I am about to sign up for Weebly, it’s telling me that I can buy my domain for 19.95 a year for one year or 16.95 a year for two years and so on. Where does the extra fee of 39.95/year come in?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, I doubled check the domain prices and in my side it was $39.95. Before purchasing it I would suggest to double check the price with Weebly’s support.

      • Gette W

        Ok thank you!!

        • HeavenLee Erin

          I’ve been using weebly for years for myself and building sites for clients. Have never purchased a domain name from them because Godaddy is a lot less expensive and they give you guided step by step instructions detailing how to redirect your Godaddy domain name to your weebly website. It’s really simple and only takes a few minutes 🙂

  • HeavenLee Erin

    What an awesome article 🙂 I’ve been using weebly for years and love it. It’s easy to use, and I’ve set up several sites for friends and clients, and they are easily able to update their sites themselves with very little help along the way, including my anti-tech people!

    I found your review while searching for reviews on the membership site portion of weebly, and ended up learning a few things about the service I didn’t know before. Thanks!

    • Josep Garcia

      Thanks for your nice words, we appreciate them a lot : )

  • FranFOD

    I have a weebly site that I recently opened that just got an E313 error. As far as I know we haven’t broken any rules. http://toshineewithluv.weebly.com/

  • Pabo Miespace

    Great site but, ( like most things that the younger generation of management becomes involved – greed enters the picture ), weebly is less-than-honest in this article when they say ” You can re-direct a domain you’ve bought elsewhere though.” as I believe there is a fee to use a domain name you purchased (for $10 ) somewhere else.

    • Hi! Provided you have a paid plan like “Starter” or “Pro”, Weebly doesn’t charge the redirect (as long as you do it yourself). The free plan doesn’t allow any redirects.

  • I am a member of weebly for over a year and they are great overall. so simple yet stunning designs that every one will like.. so professional pages you can make in weebly with the help of their themes, templates, plugins and widgets

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Richard, thanks for your feedback.

  • Josep Garcia

    Hello Dmitry. I believe Weebly is the tool that better would suit your needs. You’d be able to integrate Disqus (our commenting system too). They offer a lot of web space and many navigation levels. With the Business package you will be able to sell digital products. There isn’t any special feature to create multilingual sites but a workaround is possible. We don’t recommend purchasing Weebly through third party providers because it may take longer to receive new feature updates and you won’t be able to use Weebly’s support. Read more about Weebly’s prices.

    • Dmitry

      Thank you very much, Josep, it’s very useful! I will start using Weebly directly from
      Could you please clarify: I can keep hosting with Bluehost, but redirect the domain name to Weebly.com and use Weebly directly from Weebly.com or I can leave Bluehost and have everything from Weebly.com. The first choice would mean a few more dollars per month since I will pay for the builder and separately for the hosting (but save on e-mail). Not considering some difference in money, which option seems more appealing for you and why? I am especially concerned with the hosting service: hosting at Bluehost should be more reliable, but Bluehost and Weebly can use different approaches to hosting, and I am not sure where my future big website would feel better, e.g., in terms of the loading speed?
      Thank you in advance!

      • Josep Garcia

        Hi Dmitry, excellent choice 🙂 Unfortunately it is not possible to transfer a domain name to Weebly. However, as you said you could point (redirect) a domain name elsewhere located to Weebly’s site. I am not sure how much would be keeping your email and domain name at Bluehost. But you could transfer them to a domain name and email service provider such as Namecheap or 1&1 and then point it to your Weebly site. They offer nice deals and are reliable platforms.

  • Stephen

    Weebly has double standards and is completely useless. I tried it when it first launched, and i had a few sites i wanted to do a review on. Weebly closed it down, and then told me that they can’t tell me why? Yet, i see hundreds of sites that are or were far far worse than mine and promoting stuff i wouldn’t even consider online.

    So as far as i’m concerned, i wouldn’t trust weebly as far as i could throw them. They can keep thier prices, i got a far better host now and i have had a few complaints to my sites, but i have addressed them to cater for the host. This i find more respectful, when a host contacts me and asks to be looked at, rather than just deleting the entire site and not giving any info out.

    Bloody scammers.

    • Hi Stephen. Over time we’ve had a few people complain that their site was shut down. But every time I followed up on it with Weebly (or any
      other site builder for that matter) a 100% of the time there was always a very good reason for it (dubious financial schemes, sites with spammy SEO content etc.) If you think your case is different I am happy to contact Weebly on your behalf.

      • Stephen

        As it has been so long ago now, i can’t even remember what the content was about. To be fair, i am not really bothered what the content was about, it’s just the fact they never even contacted me to ask to take it down, not a warning, not anything, not even a simple e-mail to say “look, your site is dodgy, change it or we will take it down for breach of terms and conditions”.

        As much as i liked weebly, i am not sure i can trust them again, there are others out there that can easily challenge weebly’s pathetic service in my eyes.

        I am so sorry to be so hateful of them, but it wound me up for ages after, and i got very angry. I don’t normally get so worked up over such a trivial thing, but i won’t let anyone or any company treat customers like dirt just because some jumped up “more than thier jobs worth” thinks my site needs adjusting and decides to ban me for the fun of it.

        • Josep Garcia

          Hi Stephen. Weebly generally warns people pre-shutdown unless the content is extremely spammy or it’s a phishing site. You can write to abuse@weebly.com and tell them about your issue. You might get non-publishing access to your site again, depending on how much you were in breach with their content policy.

  • Weebly is Worthless

    Thanks to awkward and clunky templates, inability to do anything with the code…. or even export it… or even look at it… I have wasted time I will never get back trying to get this totally piece of junk tool to do anything useful for me. If you are in grade school or trying to sell junk out of your garage on line this is the tool for you.

    Want something that looks like garbage, can ‘t be fixed if it does, can make one mistake to take away hours of work that can’t be undone? Want to have one thing go wrong after another and will stay that way until you finally give up throwing good time and money after bad? Weebly is also the tool for you!

    I will now forget I ever went through this trying to put something together for my business and move on. Thanks for wasting my time Weebly.

  • K Reyn

    I actually like the site and service, but I think that it is ludicrous to force customers to pay for an amount of time without giving the option to pay monthly. That is why I will be taking my business else where!

    • Josep Garcia

      If you are looking for a provider that allows you to pay by month you could check Wix out. Another tool that let’s you pay by month is Squarespace. However, we consider Weebly to do a better job than any of these tools.

      • K Reyn

        Well I can’t tell! From my point of examination, Wix offers way more apps and all of the website builders that I have checked out, and I do mean ALL, offer the option to pay month by month or annually. But I am certain that you will be team weebly because you work for them. As a consumer, in the end, it’s what’s best for me, not you. So maybe since you do a better job than the rest you will be hold your customer base when others decide to move as well.

        • Josep Garcia

          Hi there, you can compare Weebly and Wix in detail here. They are both great solutions but we are all about ease of use and in this respect Weebly easily beats the competition. We are certainly not “working for Weebly” as you suggest – quite the contrary: we are independent and that’s what makes us different from other comparison websites in this space. If you prefer Wix over Weebly that’s completely fine and I am happy you reached this conclusion.

  • Dave

    Hi, I’m a bit new to all of this so forgive me if I am missing the point, but I have a simple question. I have taken over an existing website that is hosted with Dataflame. I now need a web builder tool to edit, and maybe even rebuild from scratch, and have seen Weebly used and like it. Can I build or edit a site in Weebly and then publish or transfer the relevant files to different hosting company (dataflame), or is Weebly only for sites hosted by Weebly, if that makes sense?

    • Hi Dave,
      No problem! We’ve written an article about that topic. 😉
      You can only host your Weebly website at Weebly. A transfer/export is not possible. In case you have a domain, you can point it to Weebly.

      • Dave

        Thanks for the amazingly rapid reply!! Ill have a look later at the article’s you have linked to. So, the obvious next question 🙂 based on the fact that I like Weebly you can tell I am no HTML expert. Are there any good, appropriately targeted (i.e. simple to use, not reliant on HTML skills) website editing/building tools out there that you would recommend? The current site was built using WYSIWYG editor (the actual application, I know this is a term also used for varions builders). I haven’t looked at it yet but was wondering if you had a view. thanks again..

  • Alan

    Am a little confused as to what constitutes an individual web page..unable to find any info as to the amount of texts or photos that can be published on a page. What is the limit per page. (free version)
    Also can a forum be integrated as a page, or how would that work? Thanks for your help!

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Alan. Weebly offers unlimited web storage. The only limit Weebly has is about individual files; each file can’t be bigger than 10 MB in the free plan (250 MB for premium sites). You can integrate forums through Tal.ki.

  • Morgan Albritton

    BE WARNED!! I enjoyed creating my website but a year later, though I was still
    battling to be paid for my time creating the website, the person who
    paid for the site to be listed online was given rights to my website
    design and artwork. I was told that I would need a court order to get

    • Hi Morgan! We’re sorry to say that, but this is a problem between you and the person. As long as you can’t prove that the rights of this work belong to you, Weebly won’t delete or freeze a website that belongs to a paying client.

      • belovedstarfire

        I would like to know what I would need to do to ensure sometghing like this doesn’t happen to me.

        • Josep Garcia

          If you don’t trust your client, register the website under your name. This way it will always belong to you.

  • Bobby Holt

    I am brand new to this website stuff. I am planning an event and want to create a site where people can RSVP (confidentially), get event information, share comments, see (and maybe post their own) photos and video, have background music etc. I already registered the domain name through Google. Can I build a website that does all of this using Weebly’s Pro version? Do I then need to find and pay a web host, or is that something else Weebly provides?

    • Hey Bobby! Weebly has a membership feature, but it won’t allow your users to upload their own pics, etc. If you really need all these features, you’ll need a more complex solution like BuddyPress (a plugin for WordPress). Have you thought about creating a MeetUp group? That would be the simplest way.

      • Bobby Holt

        Put aside having users upload their own pix…Can Weebly do everything else I am looking for? Also, is there a Pro membership for a shorter duration than 6 months? This is for an event two months from now, and I won’t need the site any longer than that. Thanks!

        • Unfortunately, the minimum with Weebly is six months. Wix has a monthly subscription model. Wix also allows you to create logins for members.

  • Andy

    Just wondering if the free version can handle embedded HD video, or does one need to go with one of the paid versions?

    • Sure! There’s no problem with embedding videos from other platforms.

      • Andy

        Ok, thanks. With the pro version I noticed the hosting is free, -are we forced into going with weebly for the hosting, or can we use a different hosting service?

        • You must use Weebly’s hosting. Weebly Pro starts at ~$8/month. Check out the plan comparison.

          • Andy

            I noticed that the email is $45 a year. What have other people done if they don’t want to go that route, but want a business email?

          • Hi Andy, there are definitely cheaper options. We have an answer in our FAQ about email accounts. You find it right above the comments section.

  • Dan S

    I am building a site for our daughter’s ballet studio, and so far I love what Weebly has to offer. After building a partial site (http://floridadancetheatrenew.weebly.com), I realized that the slider doesn’t work on IE11. Any advice?

    • Hi Dan! Yes, this is not cool. Fortunately, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer isn’t that important as it used to be nowadays. There will be even less users in the future since Microsoft has introduced a completely new browser “Edge”. I checked your website in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. It looks great in these browsers!

      • Dan S

        Thanks for the response. So as far as you know, there’s nothing that can be done?

        • You could try to replace it with your own slider. I haven’t tested it. Please keep in mind that the Weebly support can’t help if something should go wrong (as it’s not from Weebly).

  • elizabeth

    Thanks for this page it’s been very helpful so far. I’m about to launch into weebly and i’m wondering if i should just go straight for the business plan as i already have a website and a go daddy domain name. Or should i start with a trial?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hello, I would try first Weebly to see if it fits your needs. You can always upgrade to a paying plan later on.

  • Grimcrotch

    i just checked with weebly a cpl days ago about pricing. apparently theyve raised starter from around $4.80ish spring 2015 to nearly double that in aug 2015. i asked why, they said they raise prices when new features are added. a starter rate now is $96/yr. but at that rate and amount raised, im not touching that website, they are more concerned with making money than bringing in more ppl. less per person but more overall isnt what theyre doing.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi there. We aren’t big fans of this price raise either. Weebly gets cheaper if you sing up for a longer period of time. More information about Weebly’s plans and prices.

      • Tahira M

        Do you happen to know if you initially start for example with a 6 mo. Starter Plan at $8.16/mo, can you then change to the 2 yr term at $4.96 /mo after the 6 months. Or will your cc be charged every 6 mo at the higher rate with no option to change the duration of the plan? I’ve asked Weebly but haven’t heard back yet today.

        • Tahira M

          No worries…Weebly responded saying length of plan could be extended at any time for the rate of the plan in question (lower $ for longer duration).

  • Hyaden McLean

    Thanks for sharing, Robert! Your article has a brilliant content. I think it’s very useful in gaining new knowledge about Weebly website builder.

  • Tahira M

    I’d like to use Weebly as it seems to be the easiest to build for a super non-tech person. Thank goodness for this incredibly helpful review, which I wish I had found weeks ago! I’ve already purchased a domain from GoDaddy and understand that I can point that domain to Weebly under the Starter plan. But I wasn’t clear when speaking with Go Daddy as to whether or not my domain purchase included an email, and if so can I use this with Weebly to avoid the Google App purchase of $45/yr. Also, I’m confused about hosting – as I understand it, Weebly would host my site, but would this require anything of me i.e. updating plug-ins and so on?

    • Hi Tahira,

      Thx for the kind words! Yes, you can use your Go Daddy email hosting. No, you don’t need to update anything. This is all included. You just need to point your existing domain to Weebly.

      • Tahira M

        Thanks for the prompt reply. I’m not wanting to use Go Daddy hosting at $96/yr, in addition to the $90/yr for Weebly Starter since I can’t use their free plan with an outside domain. In addition, there’s the email cost with Weebly. SO, I was thinking of going with Weebly Starter, which I assume includes hosting… hopefully without my needing to do anything re plug-ins etc? I was trying to save on the email if my Go Daddy domain included email. It looks like you’re saying it only includes email if they also host my site. If I’m correct, my cost would be $40-50 more/yr with Weebly than say Jimdo which seems to include an email…but seems a little less user friendly for someone like me. Any further comments much appreciated 🙂

        • Josep Garcia

          Hi there. Weebly will host the website for you, they handle all the technical processes (no plugin updates). Therefore, from GoDaddy you only need a domain name and the email account(s). You don’t need any web hosting plan or website editor from GoDaddy. How to connect your GoDaddy domain name to Weebly.

          • Tahira M

            I was able to forward my Go Daddy email, which will initially save me $45/yr to start if I choose the Weebly Starter and point my domain. Thanks for the reply and the links to help with that. The other alternative for me is to go with wordpress.com – free, which doesn’t require hosting as I understand it? But isn’t user friendly.

          • WordPress.com costs $99/year (Premium plan) if you want a similar plan to Weebly Starter. The free plan shows ads and doesn’t include a domain. It is by far not as beginner friendly as Weebly.

          • Tahira M

            I had thought to go with the free plan, but you’re so right…wordpress is not beginner friendly. So Weebly Starter it is. Thank you for your comments, and especially for this valuable review/web tester page.

        • Go Daddy has packages that only include email hosting and a domain. That’s what you need. You don’t need any further website hosting from Go Daddy.

  • Richard Blaska

    When Weebly uploads image files for displaying in a website Gallery or Slideshow, it changes the original file names to assigned numeric values. Anyone who values the original image file names will not appreciate this feature of Weebly. Their response is that this renaming is common to image hosting sites. I guess that’s what they think they are providing, “image hosting,” not web authoring.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Richard, you are absolutely right. Keeping the name of images isn’t possible. Let’s see if Weebly updates this soon.

  • XF-7 Gun Grease

    im a bit disappointed in weebly at the cost of the business plan to add only discount codes for my customers. I can add them via square on my pro account by setting up my store there and adding the code square provides. Also with Stripe I can add codes from stripe, Not sure if they can be used with weebly yet but im sure it is similar to square. Hopefully they will begin to allow me to use the full features of the 3rd party processing without charging a bundle

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi there. Weebly’s shipping options and tax calculator are only available in the Business plan, these are key features for ecommerce. Therefore, we don’t recommend to use their online store with other plans. Please find more information about Weebly’s features and plans in our article.

  • Christopher

    I am a software developer and was asked by some folks at a non-profit if I’d look at improving their website. It’s hosted by Weebly. I’ve been playing around with the service for the past few hours, and this review didn’t touch on the huge limitations of the service.

    I’d like to preface that if what I’m about to say is Greek to you, you may not care about these limitations. It’s very important to know, however, that if you outgrow your site and your needs are no longer met by Weebly, you’ll have no other choice but to migrate to a new service.

    1. Everything must be done through their web site. Uploading photos, videos, creating web pages, etc.
    For example, if I wanted to make a form that a user filled out that subsequently generated a new web page to permanently store on the server, there’s no way I can do that.

    2. Doesn’t appear to allow user databases. No support for programming languages other than JavaScript. No PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.

    3. No SSH, FTP access.

    4. No support for third party frameworks, e.g. WordPress, Joomla, etc.

    5. You cannot migrate an existing site to Weebly. Migrating a site from Weebly to a new service is likely a problem as well. If you have a business and are relying on their database for product inventory management, you’re not going to be able to take that data with you.

    In other words, you cannot seem to do ANYTHING outside their web interface. The second you want/need to do something outside the scope of the Weebly web interface, you’re out of luck.

    With all that said, this service is great and simple to use for what it is. You can get a site up and running in a day with very little technical know-how. If you’re not planning on expanding the site and want something simple, go for it. If you’ve got a small business with inventory to sell and a limited budget, it’s very likely that you can set up and maintain the website by yourself. Just be aware that as your business grows, it’s likely you’ll grow out of Weebly and the migration will be painful.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hello Christopher. Thx for your feedback! Weebly is a tool that allows users to create their website easily. Their services don’t target professional developers. Therefore, they’ve removed any possible complication and the technical aspects are managed by them. Yes, if you are looking to run Ruby, PHP or Python, Weebly isn’t your tool.

      • Christopher

        I came across your site as I was researching the service. I’m not sure what your typical review consists of, but you neglected to mention those aspects at all which is why I felt the need to comment.

        I am a developer, but definitely not a professional web developer. I honestly found Weebly’s site builder to be excellent, but I consider something like MySQL, PHP, FTP, etc. to be standard fare when it comes to paid web hosting, regardless of the target demographic. The fact that this isn’t offered (And I confirmed this with a support e-mail) is quite disappointing. They could at least offer these features under an “advanced” tab.

        I’ll re-iterate my opinion for others that may read this: The 4.9/5 star rating given definitely does not apply to the service as a whole. For building a site, the service is pretty darned good and very easy to use. If you’re planning on hosting a site that you’ll rarely change, Weebly is great.

        I would not ever recommend this to a business owner for one reason: This is all proprietary tech. If you pick Weebly, you’re stuck. If you ever need to migrate to a new service/web host and have tons of data, it’ll be very expensive and time consuming.

        In the simplest of cases, I offered to help out an animal rescue I volunteer for with their website. They use Weebly. I have to re-build their site from the ground up. Their site is only 9-10 pages with a database that will have information about dogs. This is a complete re-design.

        I’m doing the work pro bono, and I’m not a professional website designer. I still treat this as work and if I were getting paid for this I’d charge $3k or more. That doesn’t include web hosting costs, though those would be under $100 in this situation.

        Just something to keep in mind for those considering this service.

        • Hi! We understand that these features may be important for developers, but again, we want to stress that a website builder like Weebly is made for beginners that just want to launch a (simple) website or online store. Our “typical reviews” consist of exactly what you can see here. You can even compare all reviews with each other. This gives you better transparency. Website builders have their pros and cons. We explain both in our website builder overview. In the end if you compare Weebly with the website builders, it definitely deserves 4.9 stars.

        • James B

          To Christopher:
          Which site did you post the new website you had to build from scratch?
          Thx James

  • treeMack

    As a website builder, it’s not bad. Sucks for email. You get a free domain with your subscription but the email requires you to pay for Google Apps and you only get one mailbox. You get the option for 30 alias, but they all go to the same mailbox!! They don’t even offer mail forwarding!! At least GoDaddy gives you that option, if you don’t want to pay for their email plans.

    • Josep Garcia

      Weebly does not offer the best deal when purchasing email accounts and domain names. Alternatively, one can get the domain name and email account(s) from an external provider and then connect it to the Weebly site (e.g., Naemcheap).

  • Melinda Blaze

    I made the move from Wix to Weebly exactly 2 weeks ago tomorrow, what a mistake it has been! Day #5 of STILL having the same issue! And to add insult to injury they tell me “I could just post the links from my page manually with the photos”!? haha! The plain text links do not even show up properly! I use advance seo to set the post text, and it does not show up any better than the photos! And when bands, and others share the links, it looks like crap. I paid $79 and 6 months in advance to make the switch to weebly-and now I am looking like a fool for doing so! I never had these problems with wix-they don’t charge 6 months in advance, I left wix because I thought weebly offered better functionality-I was wrong. Next step is finding out how to cancel and seeing if I can get my money back. Research other options BEFORE choosing weebly!

    • Hi Melinda, sorry to hear you are having issues with Weebly. I’d love to find a solution for you but unfortunately you forgot to explain what your problem is. Weebly has a free plan that doesn’t expire so you could have just tested it before purchasing a premium plan. Also there is a 30-days money back guarantee. We believe that Weebly has an edge over Wix in terms of usability and features. But of course that doesn’t apply to all users. Please let me know what you are trying to achieve with your website and I’ll be happy to find the right tool. In the meantime you can also compare the best website builders with our comparison tool: https://www.websitetooltester.com/en/website-builder-comparison/

    • dan

      Generally not happy with weebly, as they claim to be “SEO friendly” but they really are not, we have paid for a year and do not come anywhere on google, bing, yahoo. We have started our online business 3 months ago and not one order because of this. Recently spoke to quite a few SEO/marketing companies etc and they all said them same thing about weebly and to try majento instead. SO back to the drawing board. Although I have to admit the interface isn’t bad at all. Another down side is the support, firstly they are not open 24/7 unlike companies like 1&1 and others. They also are not obliged to help with ,META words/descriptions or SEO’s. If your outside they uk their business hours are likely to be when your asleep dependant where you live so chat is pretty much out of the question. Countless problems with the social media sharing of pictures and description(pics were not loading up only description). Some of our products were missing then would re appear later so customers wouldn’t even see some products. We have had less than 20 visits to the site in 3 months!!!! DO I need to say more, please do not make the same mistake I did and save your money. STRONGLY do not recommend them and will be moving ASAP.

      • Josep Garcia

        Hi Dan, thanks for sending your feedback. To be honest we are quite surprised, could you please send the link to your online store so we can have a look. Thanks.

    • Paul

      Interesting. I have no problems ranking with Weebly in Google and other SE. hmmm… Sorry to hear that. Weebly has been a great company for me and my businesses.

  • Josep Garcia

    Hi, I had a closer look at your website. While the design looks professional I saw several major SEO-related issues. In this case it’s not a shortcoming of Weebly but a general lack of keyword optimisation. For example, your domain name has two dashes in it, which is less than ideal. Your title tags aren’t optimised at all – they are far too long; I think you should put a keyword strategy in place. Many Alt attributes are missing or not optimised (e.g., “picture”). You should also consider improving your meta description tags too. Your site is indexed by Google (good news), but there is a lot of room for improvement (on-page optimisation). I’d suggest you to try to improve your SEO before moving to such an expensive solution as Magento. You can find free SEO materials in our resources page.

  • jennifer ryan

    Hello, have read through many of these discussion comments looking for any links/ideas for my particular Weebly problem. I purchased and upgraded site in april 2015, in Sept 2015 the site dashboard became inaccessible. I cannot edit the site, nor change my hosting service – I want to keep the domain name. I have copied the site, have created sample sites for several other users – none of these are accessible either. Site stats are fully accessible and appear up to date. My next step appears to the same as Melinda Blaze, as according to Weebly help – there is no problem, the site works fine from their end. FYI: I have tried recommended browsers without success.

    • Hi Jennifer, it’s the first time I hear of such a problem. Although we are not Weebly’s support I think what I would do is to open another Weebly Free account and check whether the editor works there. Then at least you know if it’s a technical issue related to your computer or if it’s the Weebly account. If that doesn’t help I am happy to follow up with our contact at Weebly on your behalf. Please send me your account name or URL for that.



    • Josep Garcia

      Hello, it is true that buying a domain name from Weebly can be a bit more expensive ($19.95) than purchasing it from other providers (e.g. Namecheap charges $10.69 per year). However, with premium plans you can connect an external domain name purchased elsewhere to your Weebly site.

  • Lola

    Very confused on where to start a website, I have very limited tech skills and plan on mainly an affiliate website, using share a sale and other affiliate’s would Weebly be a good fit or would you recommend something different.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Lola. Yes, Weebly would be a good candidate. It is easy to use and offers professional results. For more information on website creation, you can download our free ebook.

  • The Jen-ster

    I cancelled my account after 4 years when they switched to pay by 6 month or 1-2 year plan. That is ridiculous to charge in advance like that and they have no placement on google at all. I get 10x better SEO when I sell on ebay! Not worth the money and anyone else with a monthly payment plan will slowly be switched to a 6 month or higher payment plan. I migrated elsewhere and the site I use now has awesome google placement and also the option to connect with adsense, adwords, webmaster, and bing, etc. for eve more exposure opportunities.

    This site is too newbie for me and not payment friendly at all, and I have spoken to 5 people that say weebly charges them all different rates so they are shiesty too. One friend is paying for the business package by the month and she pays $20.95, another friend pays $29+ per month, another one pays $31.71 per month, and I pay $25 and some change, All for the same plan and we all signed up within the same time frame and all use the pay by month option. What’s up with that? Just look around on the web right now, if you search enough you see will bloggers posting weebly price charts from today and they are all quoting different rates. Do they just change their price every time someone refreshes the page or views the site from a different IP?

    • Josep Garcia

      Thanks for your feedback. Recently Weebly has risen their prices, something we did not like seeing either. We check Weebly’s prices regularly and we always get the same prices, you can check those prices here. The Business plan is $33.17/month with a 6 month payment and it goes down to $20.79/month for a 2 years contract. We’ve tested their SEO capabilities and we are happy with Weebly’s results, you can compare those results with their competitor’s here.

  • Jim

    Your review was very helpful as were the comments. Maybe it is just me but fine tuning the page using the Build elements is not completely intuitive. Even though the Build elements appear straightforward some of them are not well defined yet (nor completely documented) as I‘m constantly checking their help files and searching the internet for answers. Apparently Weebly made some significant design changes in the past as many YouTube videos are no longer relevant. I also identified one issue and support verified it is a problem but it is not currently scheduled to be fixed. I would personally suggest that each element have a link to a FAQ or tutorial for that element to eliminate the time wasted on searching for answers (if there is an answer, as noted below).

    The problem identified: If you put a standard image element on the page you can use a popup box to search for paid or free images in their library and ultimately drop the photos of interest into a favorite’s folder. The problem I found is that when using “gallery” or “slideshow” only images uploaded from your computer can be used as those elements cannot access the favorite’s folder. The only way I could get their library images into a slideshow is to manually trick the system (using a std image) which allowed me to download the image to my computer (save as) and then I had to upload them back into the Weebly slideshow element. Support confirmed that this was the only option that would currently work but I then informed them that this process negates their built-in attribution mechanism for the free photos. Their response was that this too would have to be corrected manually for over 100 images in 5 slideshow elements in order for the free photos to be legally used: “we don’t currently provide a way to load images from the paid or free search. But feedback like yours makes it much more likely that we’ll develop and release such an option.”. Sorry, but to me things like this are not an “option”, they are a bug in the system that should be of the highest priority. I’m constantly wasting a lot of time doing many basic fixes (tweaking) or searching for answers which should not be necessary in a system designed for people with little or no experience. I have not published yet since I’m still trying to learn the system.

    Thanks for listening. Jim.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Jim. Of all the website builders that we’ve tested we found that Weebly is one of the most reliable. Weebly does a great job by constantly improving their editor. Let’s see if they come with a smarter solution for this special case.

      • Jim

        I appreciate any help you can initiate. I wasn’t sure where to report issues since support’s only response was to post it on their “wish list” page (http://www.weebly.com/editor/feature_request.php) and then wait to see if it would be voted up or down. Don’t get me wrong, the Weebly site is not bad (just a little awkward at times) but it was just that I cannot publish if the attributions are not there and if I painstakingly did it manually it would probably get corrupted if the slideshow and gallery elements were eventually fixed in the future. Thanks in advance, Jim

  • Completely unreliable piece of shite. Images I upload are being replaced by completely different images uploaded weeks later, I can’t add elements to columns without everything rearranging itself and their “support” team – despite me sending countless screenshots and screencaps – refuse to acknowledge their problem or tell me it’s been fixed when it most certainly has not been. I have lost count of how many “solved” support tickets I’m at now without a single problem actually being solved. Wish I’d never spent a cent of my time or money on it. Stay far away!

  • Josep Garcia

    Hi Michael. I am not sure where you saw the 500 Mb limitation in Weebly; can you please let me know, thanks. As far as I know Weebly still offers unlimited storage and unlimited pages with their free plan. Yes, Wix offers 500 Mb of storage with the free package. Generally, I like Weebly better but Wix has its pros too. You can check this page for more information about free website builders.

  • Josep Garcia

    Hi Michael. I can’t see the 500Mb limit that you mention in the Weebly pricing page. Sometimes Weebly runs experiments and depending on your location conditions can vary. However, 500Mb are OK for most websites. For most projects, I also find Weebly a better option than Wix.

    • Michael Wenas

      Okay Josep. Maybe it’s depending on my location. Thanks for the advice! This is really helpful! Cheers!

  • Gary Pore

    About a month ago I had upgraded to a Pro account thinking a Pro Account still allowed 10 sites with Pro functionality. However since finding out that Pro features is now a per site basis I had asked for a refund. I’ve received my refund invoice and very appreciative of the no hassle support. But am very disappointed with the pricing structure. My workplace has been using Weebly for over 5 years now…but only realized the pricing structure had changed in 2013.

    But suppose am lucky that the work account has still got the Pro 10 Accounts and still use the old layout too.

    Very, very disappointed as Weebly has been a very cost effective solution.

  • Karlie Lewis

    I have a question about the start up fee. it says $12 per month and when you go to check out the total says like $149, does that mean they are charging you $149 up front, or do they take $12 out a month from the info you provide?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Karlie. Yes, they will charge you all the amount upfront. This is why Weebly offers cheaper deals for longer contracts. However, be aware that they have a 30-day money back warranty.

  • SD

    I have been with Weebly for years, and have 8 sites with this great company. I have found their support very helpful, love the functionality of their website builders, and all my sites rank on the first page of Google, often 1st (it’s all about the keywords and metatags you set for each page). I have used WordPress and tried many other website builders, but have found Weebly the easiest to use. Definitely no complaints here.

  • LS

    just wondering why, when i embed code (for a fairly basic table) onto my weekbly site, it takes about 20 goes before it actually takes? the table appears straight away in the editor but when i publish the site, the table does not appear. it takes many, many attempts before it actually takes. very time consuming and frustrating…… any solution?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi there. Have you tried using a different browser, sometimes old browsers have issues handling these kind of tools. Nonetheless, this is a really particular issue about Weebly’s editor. Therefore, I’d encourage you to contact Weebly’s support directly for a better support. Thanks.

  • kengrace24

    I’ve just tried using Weebly’s live chat and waited 20 minutes without a response before giving up. Then I received an email telling me what I’d asked in my chat query – without actually providing an answer to my query. Disappointing – especially given I’m paying for a business account.

  • mosaic01

    When I post what IP address will be shown in the header, is it the originating IP or a local server

    • Weebly will publish the blog post with the server’s IP since it’s part of the website. It doesn’t matter if you publish it from Japan, USA or Sweden.

      • mosaic01

        Hi Armin, My Weebly account was taken down without any notice. Recently I received notice from Weebly that someone had legally applied for the originating ip address of a post that they complained about, I’m concerned what IP address Weebly will give them. will it be the IP address of my ISP or the actual IP address that identifies me and my account with my ISP, For instance Google places their own IP on gmails. Thanks for you help so far

        • I can’t say how this works exactly, but I guess they will have some monitor tools to see who’s on their severs.

  • Taheedkstylist


    i am a pro customer on weebly – wondering if someone can help me –

    i set my plan for 2 years but its charged my account $259 straight up – whats the point in saying its monthly? confused- someone please explain!!

    is it monthly? will i continue to be charged? have i paid for it all up front? can i change this possibly? wanted to be billed monthly

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi there. Weebly only offers 6-months, 1-year and 2-years deals. I am afraid they charged you the 2 years amount upfront, more info. in our detailed article. They price their plans monthly so they can be compared one with each other. Contact Weebly to change your subscription model and be aware that they have a 30-day money back policy.

      • Taheedkstylist

        Thank Josep!

        So if I opt for 1 year – i will be charged every month? confused! and can i change it to that? thank yo

        • Josep Garcia

          No. You will be charged the whole amount and only once, but upfront. You should ask Weebly, to change that.

          • Taheedkstylist

            So they can change it? to every month rather than all at once? sorry for all the questions but its finally making sense! been searching the internet!

    • Pabo Miespace

      600 million income last year – the interest alone on charging-in-advance income has to be staggering –

  • Kris

    Just spent two days building my neighbour a Weebly website only to just realise that Weebly have put a stop on it getting into the search engines unless she upgrades. She has her own domain name. Weebly is a rip off.

    • Hi Kris, not sure where you’re taking this assumption from. Of course you can get a free Weebly website into search engines. Check out our resources for free SEO guides. I find the MOZ guide very helpful: https://www.websitetooltester.com/en/free-webmaster-resources/

      • Kris

        Robert I have a chat transcript here with Weebly from earlier on. You have to upgrade otherwise you cannot get into the SE!! 🙁

        • Hi Kris, I looked into it in more detail and yes, you are right. That seems to be a recent change on Weebly’s side. Not a fan of this development myself. Fortunately there are other free alternatives available that don’t have this limitation. I’ll make sure to update the information about Weebly as soon as possible.
          Nevertheless, if you are serious about ranking your website in Google you should consider upgrading to a paid plan anyway, regardless of the provider. Your chances of success are much bigger with your own proper domain name.

          • Kris

            Hi Robert. Yeah I have websites on wp.org hosted by Hostgator. This site I built is for a friend of mine who doesn’t know anything about websites so I chose Weebly as knew it was easy to use. I thought if I did the whole seo thing, good content so low bounce rate etc etc that would be enough and for a local biz I think it is. She bought her own domain name and I was in the backend of Weebly yesterday adding the Google Webmaster Tools code for verification when I saw the new addition. This is such a rip off because why go to all the trouble of opening a GWT account and adding the code in the header section when you don’t need to as Weebly have done something to stop the SE’s from ranking it anyway. I have been on Twitter posting about this. I don’t know of any other website builder that does this. I am now going elsewhere for my friend. Thanks for looking into it.

          • Yeah, there is no point in selling a domain name for free websites if they won’t let you rank your website. I will try to get in touch with Weebly and let them know!

          • I have to agree with OP, Weebly is total scam today. I have build my pages, spent lot of hours to make it look nice, connected GWT and then bam, you wont be indexed because of robots.txt and you cannot get rid of it unless you upgrade for 8 USD / month which is not cheap at all for such service. Deeply disapointed by this + I dont know why you give them such high rating. Because they probably pay high affiliate commissions to you for promoting them here? very bad

          • Hi Teodor! As I said, I agree with both of you on that recent development and we already reached out to Weebly. There will be an update on this soon I was promised. We rate them so high because we are genuinely convinced that this is the best website builder in the market. Our reviews generally focus on paid versions as we do them for small business owners. If you want to find the best free site builder, check out this blog post.

            And believe me, if we were basing the ranking on the commission level, this table would look entirely different. Just google “website builder”, click one of the ads at the top and you will see what I am talking about.

          • Kris

            Teodor I am getting this info out there – wonder what they will say to you Robert. I never noticed the “new” upgrade button in Weeblies back end until yesterday – maybe I never spotted it or maybe they have just added it. Wouldn’t surprise me. My elderly friend wants a ten page website – I thought most site builders made their money from advertisements: I do understand they have to make money but I built her a lovely little site and she was happy with the Weebly thing at the bottom. They are ignoring me on Twitter lol. I shall not stop getting this out there though.

    • Hi Kris, good news: We finally got feedback from Weebly. They’ve taken our feedback into account and are including Free websites in search engines again.

      • Long T

        Hey Robert it’s very nice to see such in-time adjustment from Weebly which was carried out by listening to the potential customers.

        • True. I think this change wasn’t very well thought through – but it’s great they also realized it and reversed this adjustment.

        • Pabo Miespace

          ha ha written exactly as a weebly employee would write this – enjoyable !

      • Kris

        Sorry I have just moved house and have just got back online. Is this correct?

        • Yes

          • Kris

            Wow that is good news. 🙂

          • Kris

            Robert – any idea how I get the block off please as its still got it on the little site I built for my friend. That is all I need – for the free plan I will never need any more help. Thankyou.

          • Your site shouldn’t be blocked anymore. I would contact Weebly’s support if you are unsure. Bear in mind that it can take a couple of days (in some cases even weeks) until Google crawls a website. Try to submit it to Google Webmaster Console. This should speed things up.

          • Kris

            Thanks. I will do that.

          • Kris

            Just one more message then will leave you alone. In Settings/SEO you can turn “hide site from search engines” on or off. 🙂

          • Great, thanks for letting us know!

      • Pabo Miespace

        They never blocked it from the seach engines – it was a sales scam to scare you. A dishonest lie from a dishonest company that used be be honest until last year.

  • Anthony Robert

    Hi, i’m Tanzanian and i would like to ask, Is it possible to pay for the Starter plan through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER? And if so, after paying that amount you mention it, do i pay it again the next year?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Anthony. As far as I know you can pay Weebly by PayPal and Credit Card. However, you can contact Weebly and ask directly. Yes, after finishing the first period you will be required to pay again if you’d like to carry on using it.

      • Anthony Robert

        Hi Josep. Thank you for your email. Yes, after finishing the first period, Do i pay the same price for the second period? That is my question.

        • Josep Garcia

          Yes, assuming you’d like to stay with the same plan you’ll be request to pay the same amount.

  • Pabo Miespace

    Weebly was a ‘Freemium’ model company, which is a company
    like Skype, freedompop, or the web gaming industry. These companies offer
    something free and make hundreds of millions in profit. Weebly netted over a
    half billion last year yet people are naïve enough to say “oh don’t
    expect much for free.” My daughter told me: “The web is
    broken.” ( referring to: because of greed, we are now
    continually attacked by scams & spam, especially from Facebook & even
    Black Hat tactics from Google. Google, the pseudo monopoly, led the way in
    “asumptive forceful “you have no choice” rape
    techniques & last year weebly followed & followed recklessly at unsafe
    speeds. ATT cell last year tried forcing seniors to use auto pay by
    classifying their social security ‘debit card’ as a ‘gift card’ and refusing
    it. ( That card has the largest assets of any organization in the world, 2.8
    trillion. ) The new wave of greedy forceful young management really shot
    themselves in the foot on that one losing tons of baby boomer customers – the best
    market in the history of the US. and that the US will never have. Weebly
    doesn’t see it, but they’re following suit with their less-than-honest attacks
    on existing customers. I read the tone of your readers comments
    replies and it appears that your grasping desperately to the hope that Weebley
    is still an honorable company. Amazon is honorable and would never shaft
    an existing customer for a few pennies like Weebly has done. The reason the
    lady could not find her websites is because Weebly made the site editor
    less user-friendly and hid the site list from the old customers in favor
    of some new management fantasies. Weebly changed the text color generator to
    the most faded colors in the industry. Although weebly still advertises on
    their site and on the web the word “free” – that is less-than-honest and
    I’m wondering when you will finally get it. in the movie last night a man
    said: “A man is nothing without his word.” so weirdly is
    nothing now. You are unaware of Weebly’s newest greed-driven hustle, the pop-
    up that says “transfer your account to Weebly or else” . When I
    posted on the weekly-bashing blog that weebly lied in that new greed-driven
    pop-up that “subdomains would not appear on the search engines” (
    & of course they did ) the next day that dishonest scam stopped.
    Three years ago weebly advertised “free” & had the best tech
    customer support team on the web bar none. Last year things definitely took a
    turn and they are among the worst Greed-driven downsizing is the obvious guess.
    Years ago the grandfathered accounts were honored and the tricks of the new
    young management did not affect them, however six months ago all hell broke
    loose. Failing to no longer honor the old agreement, customers were blindsided
    with new pop ups attacking your wallet, You were convinced that no business can
    be more rude or uncommunicative. Management must be clueless to the amount of
    time that the new support team is wasting trying to fight existing customers’
    shock & dissatisfaction after the customer wastes weeks building a website.
    The Internet was chartered to be free and it is free and virtually everyone is
    clueless where the domain-name licensing profits goes to ( ICANN ). When the
    web was new, “hosting” was a mystery and a lot could be charged. The
    last 30 years technology has changed at light speed and things have gotten so
    much easier & cheaper. Drag-&-Drop sites are easier than writing
    code. Hosting now costs a fraction to do. When a web design company
    “hosts” your website – most the time they collect a lot of your money
    and they don’t do anything – similar to some ripoffs. ( Years ago I had
    purchased a d name elsewhere for a ) weebly site that I’ve had published for
    years. Last week, I accidentally change the spelling of the domain name &
    when I corrected it back the “New” weebly wanted to charge me $1,000
    / 10 yrs ! Yes, they remove your site that you have had published for
    years ! Then the ( new breed of ) customer service rep lies to you ! I
    noticed that your tiptoeing around trying to give weebly credit still but
    when I was in college there were no mass shootings, no rape, no strip-searches
    at events, no herpes & no derivatives scams. because tiptoeing
    encourages bad people. There is a feature of Weebly that puts them far and
    above over anyone else that you failed to mention but unless a customer does
    not have enough stress in their life do they want to do business with a
    blindsiding devil ?

  • Roscoe Barnes III

    Weebly informed me a few days ago that their free websites are NOT indexed by Google. Only paid websites receive this feature. I can send you the email if you’re interested.

    • Hi Roscoe, this information is outdated. I can assure you that free Weebly websites will be indexed just like the paid ones. I’ll write our contact at Weebly and let him know that support needs to update their database. The easiest way to test it is to display the source code of your home page (right click > view page source) and search for “noindex”. If that isn’t there your site can be indexed.

      • Roscoe Barnes III

        Thanks, Robert. I will do as you suggested. BTW, my website is new.

    • Here’s a message we just received from Weebly:

      “Thanks for this information. I’m going to follow up now to make sure that we’re consistent in our message to customers, but I can confirm that all new sites are now indexed and those that had the restriction in the past have the restriction removed when they re-publish.”

      • Roscoe Barnes III

        Thanks, Robert.

        Because of their good customer service and their quick action on this matter, I decided to go ahead and upgrade to paid account.

        • Excellent, thanks for your feedback! 🙂

          • moving1

            Hi Robert, Thank you for the feedback, and it is not one of those, lets attack the customer. Nevertheless, do you see any time soon where one can copy and save the blogs contents. The blog page could use a few upgrades.

          • Hi there, I am not aware of any updates in this respect. However, you can always save a backup of your Weebly website on your computer (see screenshot).

    • Don Richter

      Robert, Any new words about Weebly indexing free sites?

      • Hi Don, what I said two days ago is still valid. Free Weebly Sites can be indexed by search engines, just like the paid ones.

        • Don Richter

          Robert, I just heard from Weebly, and they have changed the policy. Here’s how to change the settings so a site will get indexed.
          “Yes we have changed the option so that the free site you have here can now be set to be indexed in search engines. If you login to your account here, go to the editor for the site and then the “Settings” tab at the top. From there go to the “SEO” option on the left. Scroll to where it shows “hide site from search engines” and make sure that is set to OFF. Then select the “save” button at the bottom and republish the site to have the changes take affect on the live site.

          • Thanks for letting me know! As far as I understand it all new sites will be indexed by default. If you signed up for Weebly in the short period where they had this feature deactivated, you have to enable it manually the way you suggested.

          • Don Richter

            Robert, I have changed the hide from search engine setting to off and I’m getting indexed, however when I add the sitemap to google search console and test it the results come back that all the page (7) urls are blocked by robot.txt. Is there any way to fix this?

          • Hi Don, without having your URL there’s not much I can do I am afraid. You can either post it here or ask Weebly’s support directly.

          • Don Richter

            I just tried it again, seems like it’s working now.

          • Glad to hear 🙂

  • Taurolyon

    I recently signed up for the business package to open a Weebly Ecommerce store. My plans got derailed when I discovered they don’t have an integrated shipping calculator. This is a MUST-HAVE for any online business that deals in physical goods. I sell and ship both locally and worldwide. I can’t charge national rates for my local customers and vice versa.

    • Josep Garcia

      You are right, there aren’t automatic live shipping cost calculators. However, you can set them up manually once and then reuse them over and over, more information here. If you are looking for an alternative with an integrated shipping calculator, I’d suggest you to have a look at Shopify.

  • connie

    am I the only one that has had major problems with my website after they did their update? Things were easy to master at first but now I’ve worked with support twice and they admit things will be easier in the future. I have people looking for new stuff on my site and I can’t add the pdf file they need to see.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Connie, thanks for your feedback. To be honest we haven’t noticed any major difference after the update. We run several Weebly sites and we haven’t had any issues uploading files. It’s also the first time we hear of such an issue.

  • Andrea Kartika

    Hi, I can’t still decided between Wix and Weebly for my new website. I want to build website for my interior design worksop. Any suggestion?


    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Andrea. Wix is really good to create visual designs. Moreover, they have launched Wix Bookings, an app that will let your visitors register online to your workshops. Therefore, I’d suggest you to take a look at Wix.

      • Andrea Kartika

        Isn’t that weebly also has the same app like that?

        • Josep Garcia

          Weebly offers a third-party app (BookFresh), this is not their own native app. It can do the job too, but the overall integration with your site isn’t as smooth.

  • I want to create a Free Education Resource website from which users can download photos and illustrations. I also want to be able to embed (?) videos and Flash elements created through iSpring’s programs. Does this sound do-able in weebly?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Richard. Creating a website like the one you propose would be possible with Weebly. Adding images and files to be downloaded is possible, it comes with video embedding functionalities and you can upload Flash files using the “Flash” element. Remember that you can try Weebly for free to see if it suits your needs.

  • Ronald Bhen Madolin

    Is Weebly capable on making Online store that can interact with the Seller’s and Buyer’s. I mean, can members post an item to sell into the website i created. This look like ALIBABA model.

    Looking forward to your positive response.

    Thank you.

    Best regards,


    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Ronald. I am afraid that you project exceeds the website builder capabilities. I’d encourage you to check solutions such as WordPress, they will provide you with the flexibility that you need. However, be aware that using WordPress requires technical knowledge.

      • Ronald Bhen Madolin

        Thanks Josep for your immediate reply. I appreciate your prompt response with my query. By the way, aside from WordPress is there a Web Builder can make this project happen. It’s very hard to acquire a technical skills on this project. And also is there any future Weebly project for this kind of platform?

        Looking forward.

        Thank you.

        Best regards,


        • Josep Garcia

          Hi Ronald. Website builders are aimed to be used to create simpler projects. For example, you could create an ecommerce but not a marketplace like the one you have in mind. To be honest, I don’t think this will be integrated with website builders any time soon.

          • Ronald Bhen Madolin

            Hello Josep,

            I see, but how about Store Builder, you think this project will work the marketplace there, but to expensive per month there. What should be the difference between Web Builder and Store Builder. Can enlighten me a bit before moving forward.

            Hope to hear from you soon.

            Thank you.


          • Josep Garcia

            Store Builders are website builders with an ecommerce focus. The most popular would be Shopify and as fas as I know, they won’t let you create a market place like the one you have in mind.

  • Melissa Fileppi

    Hi thanks for a above really informative review! So far i’m testing web builders and I’m seriously considering Weebly including it’s shopping cart (think this is business package) but I’m uk based – Are there any problems with using Weebly if your organisation is based in the UK – with sterling as primary currency and uk date format etc many thanks in advance

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Melissa. As far as I know there should not be any limitation, the currency, the day and time format and even the measurements can be customsed. Find more information about their ecommerce platform in our detailed review. I’d encourage you to try Weebly for free and then upgrade if you like the system.

  • Ben Strachan

    I regret my decision to use weebly! Their customer support is terrible. If you have any problems they refuse to help with custom theme. P.S they call adding a phone number above the fold a custom theme. If you’re a business, think about how much money lost when website down.

    • Carol

      So, does this mean we are on a shared server as a default? My question would then be, where is the back up website hosted? And, is that even an option through weebly?

      • Josep Garcia

        As any other website builder, Weebly has its own servers and they manage those themselves. If you need to back up a Weebly site you can do it with an external tool, read this article for more information.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Ben, thanks for your feedback. Have you modified the source code (HTML, CSS or JavaScript) of your Weebly site? If so, Weebly won’t give you support as the template wouldn’t be the original anymore. However, please share your Weebly site URL and your issue with us and we will try to follow this up with Weebly ourselves. You can leave a comment here or send us an email via the contact page.

      • Ben Strachan

        Yes I’ve added a phone number in the header using HTML. I find their customer support really really bad!! I’ll need to change software. This lack of support has cost me hundreds of dollars in wasted SEO.

        • Josep Garcia

          That’s why Weebly would not be able to help here. They don’t offer support when you change the source files, as they can’t respond for the new generated code. You could use one of their official templates and add the phone number using the editor. In other words, remove the code you’ve added and look for another way of adding the phone number. This way Weebly’s support team will be able to help.

          • Ben Strachan

            That’s rubbish!!

            I’ve used a feature, editor, they provide in their software now I’m penalized. Customer service is lazy. I’m not asking them to fix a feature, my website is blank!!

            Their themes are really really ugly.

            Don’t Use Weebly!!!!!

    • Amber B Skylar

      I agree. No one ever answers the phone and they might have a few smart developers, but the end user experience is not good. Im not sure if its the developers lack of customer experience understanding or if managements blocking the developers. something is not right about this company. It took me 2.5 months just to get a receipt for my website.

  • Carol

    I’d like to create an e-commerce website using weebly (or other choice). I have plans to sell a product using a Vlog and Blog to help with SEO. Does weebly allow you to integrate your WordPress blog into the website?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Carol. I am afraid that adding your WordPress blog to Weebly or any other website builder isn’t possible. You have to know that these are independent platforms that aren’t prepared to integrate among themselves. However, Weebly provides a blog so you’d be able to have one with your Weebly online store.

      • Carol

        Thanks Josep. I didn’t know but I did suspected that might be the case. Weebly seems to be my choice thus far. I know enough to get myself in trouble. Your side-by side review helps tremendously! Thanks again.

    • Ben Strachan

      Don’t do it! If you change anything from their terrible themes you void any support. Use another provider

  • Roscoe Barnes III

    Has anyone here had any experience using Weebly’s blogging feature? If so, could you provide a review of this particular feature and how it compares to other popular blogging platforms?

    • Josep Garcia

      In my opinion, Weebly’s blog is good. We don’t have a detailed review on this feature but you can read our opinion about it in the table, under the blog section. With our comparison tool, you can compare Weebly and its alternatives. I’d encourage you to try Weebly for free so you can see the blogging capabilities for yourself.

      • Roscoe Barnes III

        Thanks, Josep.

        I will give it a try. BTW, I have a paid account with Weebly. Just been reluctant to start the blog. It seems that most people I know are using WordPress or Blogspot. But I will follow your suggestion.

      • Allyson King

        I’m trying to use Weebly’s blog editor and find it very frustrating. I’ve had wordpress blogs on Hostgator before so I guess I’m spoiled. But the drag and drop stuff doesn’t always work. If you want to use the “read more” break feature, it doesn’t every go where you want to put it like Weebly states it will. Also, if you’re writing in a text box area and want to add some pics beside a description, for example, it won’t let you. VERY disappointing.

        • Josep Garcia

          Hi Allison, thanks for the feedback. After testing many website builders we can say that Weebly’s options are good for a medium-sized publications, however, if you need more features, you can try WordPress.

  • Maybe Shop around

    Weebly is not a very sophisticated way to attempt to run an online shop. Their tools are extremely limiting and it is very frustrating to work with any of their customer service agents because almost none of them have a background in web design or are even that knowledgeable of any of weebly’s tools. Most of the time they don’t even take the time to read before responding with some half ass completely unrelated response that doesn’t even address an issue you bring up. Prepaid, so I am stuck with them, but I am actively looking for a better alternative. None of the issues were html or css related, they were all issues with their platforms shortcomings and their own dang tools not working appropriately.

    • Hi there, could you please specify what exactly is so limited? Weebly doesn’t claim to be the most sophisticated solution out there but rather that they are one of the easiest (which we can confirm). There are, of course, ecommerce solutions that offer more and better features than Weebly but that’s also going to cost more and will take more time to get to grips with. Here’s our ranking table of ecommerce tools: https://www.websitetooltester.com/en/best-ecommerce-website-builder/

  • Vanessa Marfo

    Does Weebly Pro through HostGator have different features than if you just go through Weebly directly? For example, almost every search I’ve done lists Weebly Pro as having the capability of adding 100 members, however there is nothing mentioned about this when I go to try and upgrade to Weebly Pro through HostGator….

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Vanessa. Yes, signing up for Weebly via a 3rd provider such as HostGator isn’t the same. Updates take longer, some features are missing and there isn’t an official Weebly support. If you want all the features and official Weebly support, it is better to sign up directly with Weebly.

  • Kathryn Alexander

    Does Weebly still offer the membership area? I can’t seem to find it. Their customer support has been lacking a bit lately too.

    • Josep Garcia

      It is available. If you have a Pro or a Business account, you can access this feature. Check under “Settings >> Members”. You can contact Weebly’s support here by email.

  • Roscoe Barnes III

    Is Weebly able to block scam “referring sites” like seo-2-0 dot com? This site and a few others continue to show up as source for traffic to my pages. I seem to have a lot of false traffic as a result of this seo site.

    • Josep Garcia

      I am afraid this is not possible, however, double check this with Weebly support. You can always create a Google Analytics filter, to prevent spam traffic from showing up in Google Analytics.

  • Kourtney

    On one of your videos, you said that Weebly only accepted paypal? I’m looking into creating a new web page for a non-profit and they will need a place for donations and are not wanting to be restricted to just paypal. Have things changed?

    • Hi,
      This has changed completely. The Weebly online shop also accepts credit card, etc. We add an annotation to the video. However, these payment options are connected to the online shop. However, a service like Wufoo allows you to collect money (e.g. credit card) via their forms. You can embed it on every page.

  • e

    if i try the free trial, is it say? possible to upgrade to an e commerce pro site? or do I need to start over?

    • Josep Garcia

      You will be able to upgrade to any of the paying plans without having to start over.

  • Nickname Person

    Weebly isn’t that great. You barely have any options to customize or do much without upgrading. Wix is much better since you are more free to change your theme around such as background, moving any parts of the website you want, unlimited pages, etc. WITHOUT having to upgrade. Without upgrading weebly you cannot change the background, you only get to choose from a variety of boring looking themes, there are so many glitches on the web editor (it turns some of my images sideways on purpose and on the slideshow you can’t even click the image to enlarge it), You are limited to the size of the images you are uploading, it won’t let you upload png. images since it adds a black background to it, you can only have 6 pages, you are limited to where you want to move things, and the overall editing experience is just plain boring. If you are new to creating a website than I guess weebly is a great place to start. But overall, its boring.

    • Josep Garcia

      Thanks for your feedback. It is true that Weebly and Wix have different approaches, and yes with Wix you have much more freedom when designing. However, this comes with a price, for example, the mobile version of your Wix site won’t be responsive, Wix does not let you change the template, etc. We’ve never experienced these issues you mention with the images and I just tried uploading a .png image; its background was fine. If your aren’t using an updated browser, try downloading the last version; sometimes this helps resolving small issues.

    • Amber B Skylar

      I agree. 100%. They sound great and they have a business relationship with Google. I trust Google and that was part of my reasoning for using them. Not happy with Weebly.

  • TW

    I recently purchased Weebly’s Pro plan for our non-profit group. I also choose our domain name with them and have the 1st year free. Am I required to now register this domain name with ICANN or is that taken care of by Weebly? Also, what do I need to do in order to have this new site picked up by Google, Bing, Yahoo etc?

    • Josep Garcia

      Weebly will take care of the domain name registration for you. We have an SEO guide that, perhaps, you’ll find useful for your first steps. Among other topics, we explain the best ways to get your site indexed by search engines.

    • Amber B Skylar

      Weebly does not and will not take care of this for you. I know I too purchased their website development in June. I did the ICANN myself and could hardly ever get in touch with anyone to help. My experience was very poor with Weebly. They are still developing their protocol in how to deliver the services. I had so many problems from the beginning and quite frankly if I did not call in and be angry, then no one ever worked on site. The excuse was we need “content” and their communication platform did not work when we first started, so we used Google Docs as a method and even then they did not extract the information. Then even when they did get their platform up and running to get a full response was TERRIBLE. The developer had the attitude at least 75% of the time that it was my fault/personality/ignorance etc. My site right now looks good because I am good with content and images, but the back end framework and the use of Weebly tools is limiting and frustrating and not worth the money I foolishly wasted. I had to request my receipt for 999$ for 3 months, they did not have a platform for that, and I asked for a write up, a description of services that I paid for, and they do not have an agreement, a description, or anything of substance to use as a blueprint for self advocacy. NOT a good company right now. NOT organized, and have very little ethics when it comes to business best practices.

  • The Pool Man

    The non-free prices are WAY too high.

    • Josep Garcia

      Thanks for your feedback. In my opinion, they are cheaper than most of their competitors. You can compare Weebly and its best alternatives with our comparison tool.

      • The Pool Man

        I’m not comparing Weebly pricing to other sites. I’m comparing its pricing to itself.

        The App economy introduced the notion of ‘no brainer’ pricing. Make a price cheap enough and it’s a no brainer.

        They could charge anywhere from $1 to $20 a year (either based upon traffic or options) and all those free sites would generate money. Plus word of mouth would be amazing.

        So if Weebly is a better value than competitors — awesome — but then they’re all over-priced.

  • The Pool Man

    Rosa — are you aware that if someone can see your image they can take a perfect snapshot or snippet of it on almost all devices? (See attached image.) The only way to protect yourself is to either post obscured versions of your images or post very low res photos.


  • I continue to have problems selecting color for the fonts. For example, when I select dark black, and I try to save it, it usually does not work the first couple of times. It takes me about five attempts. Then once it’s saved, it doesn’t last. When I view the page a few weeks or month later, I find the font has returned to the lighter color. Can this be fixed?

    • Josep Garcia

      I have never heard of an issue like this before. I’d try updating the browser or using another one to see if this fixes the problem. Have you already contacted Weebly support? If not, perhaps it would be best contacting Weebly directly and ask about this.

      • Thanks, Josep. I will try this with the browser, which actually may be the culprit. I’ve had the same issue with another platform.

        • Josep Garcia

          I hope it works. Remember that you can always contact Weebly’s support to have a more specific answer.

    • kerry

      I have the exact same problem. My font colour keeps reverting back to a black font when I try to keep it a blue and sometimes, different text boxes on the same post will change to a various shade. And yes, I have contacted Weebly about this and they say it must be my end as when they try, it works for them.

      • Roscoe Barnes III

        Hi Kerry,

        In my case I’m thinking it may be due to my browser. I have the same issue with another drag-and-drop website.

  • Question about blogs

    Is blogging good for SEO if you don’t have many followers or subscribers? I’m trying to decide if it’s worth the effort.

    • Josep Garcia

      In my opinion a blog can be a very convenient tool to target business related topics and help the overall SEO of your site; even if you don’t have many subscribers. However, it needs to be well done. Find more information about this in our blogging for business post.

  • Jamie Longfellow

    Ok..trying to decide between Weebly and Squarespace.. We are a small cottage-farmhouse shop similar to Magnolia Farms, and in addition, offer craft and art classes in our Backroom Studio. Until now, we have been using SnapRetail, utilizing our email based clients and fb posts to advertise upcoming classes and events/sales. We obviously have figured out we need something better. We need an online calendar for easy sign ups and payments for our classes and possible payments for online purchasing of our furniture and gifts.. We are very new to this concept and would appreciate any advise.

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Jamie. I would suggest you to check Wix Bookings, they have an integrated app with in their system that allows your visitors to register and pay for appointments. In my opinion, Wix would be the best website builder for your idea. Using Weebly or Squarespace would also be possible integrating an external app (e.g. Appointlet ). I tend to recommend Weebly over Squarespace as it is easier to use.

  • Jan Clark

    Which is better to use with Google Adsense? Weebly or Wix, does one have more support and/or features and/or ease of use? Thanks.

    • Hi Jan,
      Both support Google AdSense. You’ll find detailed information in their help centers.

  • mike

    does this work for real estate agent website that needs to be linked to the MLS

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Mike. As far as I know Weebly can’t be connected to MLS listings. However, I’d suggest you to double check this with Weebly support.

  • Jamshid

    I am new to this, so please don’t judge. I would like to set up an e-commerce web-site. In my country, online buying and selling is not very well organized yet, but I’d like to get started. In order for me to start, can I just purchase a domain and web-site from one of the companies in the US, or is it a must to get one from your own country? And for people to be able to buy with their credit/debit cards, should I consult and get permission from bank so their cards are activated for online purchases? or can I use PayPal? It is basically building from scratch.
    Many thanks for your response!

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi, we never judge, and those are really valid questions. You should be able to create your online store with Weebly without a problem. Weebly comes Stripe and Authorize for processing credit card payments, you should check that those are operative in your country. However, you can always use PayPal as your online paying method, it also accepts credit card payments. Nonetheless, Shopify comes with more options for you to accept credit card payments.

  • Roman Gudym

    Weebly is a complete disaster when it comes to cancelling subscription to a domain. I spent half an hour trying to figure out how to do it. When it started looking like a fraud I desided to delete my account on Weebly completely. Even then I had to re-write the last fare well feedback to them 5 times because… my message were deleted automatically when I tried to edit some grammar mistakes. I could imagine haw many bugs (or tricks?) they have in other parts of their programming. Total disgrase. Beware!

  • Hi Kathy,
    Weebly is easy to use but in your case I think that Wix would be better because they have an appointment app included.

  • Question about uploaded documents opening on new page with its own link.

    If you upload a paper or write a blog on WordPress, you can click on its title and the item will open in a new page with a new link. Is this possible with Weebly?

    My web pages are filled with articles (in Word and pdf formats), but when you click on a title, you don’t get a page with its own link or url. For this reason, I’m not able to share links to individual articles. Any advice?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi there. I suppose you are speaking about the “File” element that allows users to download a file you have previously uploaded. If so, you can right click on the title of the file and then copy the link (see attached image). Please let me know if this does not solve your question. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93f28c823337ab0d0cf61ce84f2f567aa872ec9683470dc649a1e057fde50742.png

      • Roscoe Barnes III

        Thanks, Joseph. This is helpful but I’m still having issues. It seems that when I click on the link (after retrieving it from the right-click feature), the file starts downloading automatically. I don’t want it to download. I simply want a usable link to the file that I can share with others. I also noticed the link is not picked up by Google. Instead, Google uses the link for the main page where the file is posted.

        • Hi Roscoe,
          This behavior is determined by your browser. The way Google indexes your files is up to Google. Sorry that we can’t help more.

  • Josep Garcia

    Hi Eileen. Weebly does not have a limit on the pages you can have with them and they offer unlimited space. If your requirements match Weebly’s capabilities you should be OK. I’d suggest you to first try Weebly for free and see if it has all what you need and then contact Weebly’s support to double check the 300 pages question.

  • Pamela Huddleston

    My daughter is using Weebly free for a freshman high school science class. She has developed her own website for her class assignment and put many hours into it. My concern is that her website is safe for a few months, to ensure that her teacher sees it and grades it. I don’t want it to disappear or have a serious problem before it is graded. Is the free Weebly good for this type of assignment? Thanks for your help!

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Pamela. Weebly’s free sites don’t disappear, so your daughters assignment should be safe. If you’d like to know more about their free version, please read this article.


    Hi, great article, I’m a fitness trainer and I’m planning to set up my own websites just giving information on what I do but also uploading videos of training sessions, I’m planning to use Paypal for clients who want to pay for sessions online. Would weebly suffice or is there a better alternative?

    • Josep Garcia

      Thanks for your kind words. Weebly does not come with a buil-in app for appointments, however, you could add an external solution (e.g. Appointlet). If you’d like to have an all-in-one solution for your customers to book appointments online, check Wix and Wix Bookings, it will let them book (and pay) appointments and sync them with your calendar.

  • Daniel Thompson

    Can I password protect my website with Weebly?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Daniel. Yes, you can either protect your pages via password or allow users to register and create account. Please, find more information here.

  • Garry Elfstrand

    In the description it says that Weebly works best with Foxfire or Chrome. Does this mean that using lame Windows 10 is more difficult or problematic?

    • Josep Garcia

      Actually, we should update that FAQ, thanks. It should be fine with any major (updated) browser. This information refers to old browsers (e.g. IE 7) with compatibility issues.

  • Rebecca Green

    Hi Eileen,
    I am also looking for a new host for a specialist interest website with a large number of pages and members. I’d be interested to know if you have investigated Weebly more?

  • dgifford33

    Hi, Is Weebly’s SSL offered with Weebly Business or Performance secure enough? Are their sites safe from hacking? Is customers’ information safe? Thank you for your great site 🙂 the information is extremely helpful.

    • Hi,
      Yes, the SSL will protect the data that visitors share with the website. Weebly takes care of system updates. This makes it very hard to hack it. However, you should use a good password for your login details.

  • Ananas104

    Thanks for the reviews. They are very helpfull, although I have a question.

    I’m a photographer and i want to update my website. I know you said in the Wix review that this is better for portfolios, but the pricing, blog and general review of weebly seems better…
    I have fallen in love with a wix template though… Do you think i could change around a Weebly template to make it look and feel like the wix one?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Josep Garcia

      Weebly’s designs aren’t as flexible as Wix’s. For this, I am afraid that’s going to be very difficult for you to achieve the same results. Additionally, Wix has some features that are really convenient for photographers (e.g. advanced photo galleries). We have an article about website builders for photographers, find it here.

      • Ananas104

        Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Audio Texture

    Just to let you know that GoDaddy no longer offer free email with their domain registration service, apparently that stopped several years ago. They now charge €4.99 p/m if you want an email address associated with your domain

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