Weebly is #2 in Top 16 Website building platforms
Last updated: August 31, 2018
Building a website on Weebly is unlike any other alternative website builder. Our drag & drop website builder makes it dead simple to create a powerful, professional website without any technical skills required. Over 6 million people and small businesses have joined Weebly to build their online presence. Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your website by simply dragging & dropping them into place. Text is edited just like in a word processor. Building your website is done in real time, right from within your web browser.
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#2 in Top 16 Website building platforms
The best alternatives to Weebly are: Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, GoDaddy, Google Sites, Jimdo, Webs, Shopify, Joomla
Latest news about Weebly
2018. Weebly brings more e-commerce features to mobile
Website builder Weebly announced a number of new e-commerce features for the Weebly mobile app. Those features include the ability to ship and print labels, to respond to customer questions (via Facebook Messenger, which can be embedded on Weebly sites), to approve customer reviews, to create branded coupon codes and to edit every aspect of your store, including product listing and pricing — all from the app. Much of this functionality already existed on desktop, so the announcement is about moving these capabilities onto smartphones. In a blog post, the company outlined a vision for the mobile phone to become “the new back office.”
2018. Weebly launched Photo Studio service
Weebly launched new service - Photo studio - for entrepreneurs who want beautiful, professional product photos for their online store. It works as follows: you ship your product (or products) to Weebly, then Weebly Photo Studio shoots professional product photos for you, you get a link to download product photos, they ship your products back to you. For now Weebly offers 3 professional product photos for $10 per product.
2017. Weebly adds Square integration
Square is a great tool for independent businesses, but it used to be difficult to maintain an offline inventory with your Weebly storefront. New Weebly + Square integration allows to process credit cards online or in person and provides more tools to combine your online business with offline sales. Now you can import your products and sync your online and offline inventory and keep them automatically up-to-date, making it easy to share and track products between systems. Payment processing with Square is now available all paid plans, along with Square product import and inventory sync and special offers including a free credit card reader giveaway and lower transaction rates.
2017. Weebly launches new image editor
The ability to quickly upload, edit and publish photos from your phone or camera can help your business stand out from the crowd while keeping both new visitors and returning customers engaged. That’s why Weebly built a brand new Image Editor to help you create better imagery for your site and take control of photo editing directly from your browser. The new Image Editor is much faster than the previous version and provides an entirely new set of powerful image editing tools. New Image Editor features include: image cropping, 29 new filters, text on images, undo button and more.
2016. Weebly platform combines websites, eCommerce and marketing
The new version Weebly 4 brings a complete platform to help you grow with fully integrated Websites, eCommerce and Marketing. This is a huge upgrade to the entire Weebly experience, with new features to make your site more modern and beautiful, a more powerful eCommerce platform to increase sales, and integrated email marketing and SEO tools to help engage and attract new customers. The new features the Weebly 4 upgrade has to offer include next generation web design, completely rebuilt eCommerce engine, improving the most important features you need to create a successful online store, unique email marketing features focused on engagement and intelligent user interaction.
2016. Website builder Weebly adds marketing emails
Website building service for small businesses Weebly launched Promote, a platform for building marketing emails. Email marketing is the number two concern for small businesses behind their website,” CEO David Rusenko said. However, more than half of Weebly users aren’t taking advantage of existing email marketing tools, because “it’s confusing and hard for them. So Promote allows them to build those emails using the same drag-and-drop tools they use to build their websites. Weebly Promote is currently limited to users of the existing Weebly platform, but the plan is to make it available to everyone soon. Pricing starts at $8 a month.
2015. Website builder Weebly adds App Center
Weebly, the tool for building websites and online stores., is launching the third generation of its product today, which it calls Carbon. Specifically, Carbon includes an App Center with about 40 partner apps to start, tackling some of those other business needs that he was talking about — for example, businesses that need help with shipping can use the Shippo app. The apps can also be integrated with a redesigned dashboard. These integrations could allow customers to see all the stats that are relevant to the business — not just website visits, but data from apps like Weebly’s customer support service SimpleChat.
2015. Weebly integrates with IFTTT
Weebly Website Builder announced integration with IFTTT, a powerful service that lets you to connect your favorite products and apps together to create your very own customizable events and automated tasks. These connections (known as recipes) will let you connect Weebly with services like Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive. Weebly developers already created over 20 different recipes that you can start using on your site right now. You can also make your own Weebly recipes from scratch.
2015. Weebly for Android is available
Native mobile website creation on your Android tablet is now a reality with release of Weebly for Android. Weebly for Android makes it easy to create and manage websites directly from your tablet. Using the app you can create a website from scratch, edit any website created, reorder elements, take pictures, edit text, introduce new content, access full analytics and stats, edit images, font colors and page layouts. The app interface is designed specifically for Android touchscreen and provides intuitive touchscreen control of all major site building elements.
2015. Website builder Weebly launches Enterprise version
Website building service Weebly released new product Weebly for Enterprise specifically for companies that develop and manage 100 or more websites. It's based on the current consumer version of the Web CMS and adding a layer of business tools on top, including API support and administration tools to handle account creation and permissions needed for multi-site deployments. Weebly for Enterprise allows deep site customization, making it scalable, and also gives administrators the ability to lock down plugins and other features that they might not want their staff to make changes to (giving the CIO the ability to sleep at night knowing that staff aren’t uploading their own plugins).
2014. Weebly introduced mobile app for iPad
Weebly developers introduced app for iPad. Creating and editing websites with the iPad touchscreen is remarkably intuitive and tactile, you can now literally build a site with your hands. New interface and design language built specifically for touchscreen. Site Selector, Element Sidebar and Image Editing flows completely overhauled for tablet experience. Any website created with Weebly is editable from the iPad. Element Sidebar naturally collapses and expands while you work or with a swipe, maximizing screen real estate. Powerful new editing capabilities optimized for the iPad, you can now edit images and customize font color with intuitive touchscreen motions. You can save and sync work across devices so you can pick up where you left off on desktop or mobile. Offline mode captures updates made without an internet connection. And you can see stats and manage your website’s SEO right from your iPad.
2013. Weebly launched all-new Site Creator
Weebly developers completely rebuilt the Site Creator from the ground up to give you a more modern, powerful and intuitive way to create and update your site. Many improvements were made both to the design and the user interface. Now you can see how your mobile site looks on iPhone and Android, choose a unique mobile theme and edit your mobile site directly from your computer. Whether you make updates to your main site or to your mobile site, we make sure both sites are always in sync. The new Site Planner shows you how to organize your information, layout your pages, choose your site address and grow your traffic. And, best of all, it can be easily accessed at anytime while you are working on your site.