Wix vs Weebly | 8 Differences You Should Know in 2018 (Chart)

Last updated on November 8, 2018

Here are the 8 items you should consider when comparing Wix vs Weebly:

 

1) Ease of Use

Wix is super easy to use. Its drag and drop editing design means you simply drag elements like text boxes and images to where you want them on your page.

You have a lot of creative freedom with Wix.

This makes it perfect for anyone to use as you don’t need any coding know-how. Over 110 million people use Wix worldwide – it really can be used by anyone and everyone!

If you don’t want to handle the layout of your website, Wix ADI can do it for you. ADI stands for Artificial Design Intelligence. This means you enter the name and general purpose of your site and pick the designs you like, and Wix ADI creates a personalized website for you in minutes.

Weebly is a drag and drop builder with less creative freedom than Wix.

Its templates have more structure – you can’t just drag and drop your page features anywhere.

These limits make it more frustrating and difficult to use if you’re after lots of creative control.

But, if you want more guidelines to follow then it makes for a more straightforward building process.

You don’t need to code to use Weebly. It’s still aimed at beginners – it’s just a bit more rigid than Wix, so can take longer to get used to.

Weebly’s structure means you can switch your template even after your website is live. This is a big bonus and something you can’t do with Wix because of its flexible design.

2) Design Flexibility

Wix provides you with over 510 professionally designed templates, across many different industries. This will help you find a suitable design for the industry that you are in.

Wix templates are easy to customize. You just need to swap out the example content and insert your own. This makes it quick and much easy to get your website up and running.

If you want to build your pages from scratch, you can also do that as well.

One drawback of using Wix is once you pick a template and publish your website, you can’t change your mind. If you switch templates, you’ll have to start again.  Your existing content will not be automatically transferred into the new template.

All of Wix’s templates are fully mobile optimized. So your website will look great on any device.

Wix has a good mobile editor as well, so your website will be mobile ready. You can pick what content to display or hide on mobile devices. So you have the flexibility to customize your visitors’ mobile experience.

Weebly has a small but quality range of over 50 industry-tailored templates. However, the designs are not as polished as the templates from Wix.

If you know how to code, Weebly gives you access to the template codes so you can customize it, which gives you quite a bit of flexibility there.

But if you don’t know code customizing your website can be a bit challenging. While Weebly gives you some tools to customize some parts of the template, they are not as flexible as Wix.

With Weebly, you can purchase external premium templates to import into your website. Wix doesn’t have this feature.

All of Weebly’s templates are mobile responsive. So you don’t have to worry about missing out on views from mobile devices.

3) Features & Tools

Wix has a high number of quality customization tools. You can add video backgrounds and create contact forms to go on your website.

If you’re selling through your Wix site you can create coupons and discounts. Promote your website with Wix Shoutout, where you can send email campaigns and share updates on social media.

Wix’s features are regularly updated around every month. So your site will benefit from all the latest updates and modern tools.

Weebly has more inhouse features than Wix, but has less customization tools. It has cool features like custom headers and full width image backgrounds, there’s just less range than Wix.

If you want to sell online, Weebly has ecommerce features to make running your business easier. You can track coupons and performance, plus offer your customers an order online, pickup in store option.

Weebly has less regular updates than Wix, but the features on offer are still up to date.

4) App Markets

While Wix has less inhouse features than Weebly, it has an App Market so you can add extra tools to your site this way.

The Wix App Market offers over 200 apps to choose from. There are inhouse apps like Wix Stores, or third-party apps like Ecwid.

Wix offers a mix of free and premium apps so there’s something for everyone.

New apps are regularly added, so there are always even more advanced tools to bolt on to your website. This increases your flexibility to add more to your website.

Weebly has an even wider selection of apps than Wix, with over 300 apps to choose from in the Weebly App Center.

There are over 50 free apps available alongside loads of premium apps.

The Weebly App Center is slightly harder to navigate than the Wix App Market because there are less categories to browse through. But like Wix, you can see star ratings and user reviews, as well as a breakdown of the features and prices on offer, before choosing an app.

Popular choices in the Weebly App Center include the Facebook Like and FAQ apps.

New ones are being added all the time, and you can even suggest your own ideas.

5) SEO

Wix has a lot of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) support to help your website get found. This includes good built-in SEO features like meta titles and optimized headings.

Wix also has in-depth help articles, tips, and guides to help you learn and progress with your website’s SEO.

The main tool to use is Wix SEO Wiz. This is an app which uses information you put in – like keywords and the name of your site – to create a personalized step-by-step SEO plan.

This is a really useful feature, especially for those who haven’t dealt with SEO before.

Like Wix, Weebly has built-in SEO tools like alt tags and meta titles.

Weebly has SEO prompts to help you optimize your site. It also has lots of resources like guides in its help center, as well as articles in the Weebly Blog.

Weebly’s main SEO tool is its Ultimate SEO Guide. This walks you through the SEO process step by step, and includes an SEO checklist to help guide you through.

This guide tells you all you need to know, from the basics all the way through to tracking your success.

6) Backup
& Restore Options

One of the drawbacks of using Wix is that you won’t be able to export your entire website to a new host.

Even if you were able to export a Wix website and import it into another host, you would lose Wix’s drag & drop capabilities.

On the plus side,you can save unlimited versions of your Wix site. So if you make any mistakes or accidentally delete anything, you can quickly and easily restore your site to a previous version.

Weebly does allow you to export your website. You can download your site onto a zip file.

Although this means you can transfer your website to a different host, you might not be able to use the same drag and drop function once it’s outside Weebly’s editor. Plus, you can’t upload your website back into Weebly. So while it does offer a backup and export option, it’s not that convenient.

If you make a mistake in Weebly, you can undo changes as long as you don’t publish your site or exit the editor.

If you delete any pages, you must wait for Weebly support to restore your website for you. This is a slow solution which could have a big impact on your site, especially if you’re running a business.

7) Help & Support

Wix offers you email and phone support across all its plans.

They also have a very comprehensive Knowledge Base  that provides both text and video tutorials. They’re easy to understand and has excellent coverage over a very broad range of topics.

We really like Wix’s attention to support, there are help buttons “everywhere”. In fact, Wix offers the most on-page support while you’re creating and editing your website. You can just click the help button on any tool and you will see specific help guides relating directly to that tool. This makes life a lot easier for you and really enhances your overall user experience.

Wix also has a community forum where you can search for answers to a lot of commons questions asked by other Wix users.

Weebly provides you with phone and email support.

Weebly’s phone support is only available on the more expensive Pro, Business, and Performance plans.

But Weebly also offers live chat support, unlike Wix.

The Help Center is decent, but the depth and coverage of tutorials are not as thorough as the ones that Wix offers you.

Weebly’s Help Center doesn’t just include help articles. There’s also a link to the community forum where you can enter discussions, vote on features and suggest ideas.

8) Pricing & Value for Money

Wix offers you 7 premium plans to choose from. The higher the plans, the more tools / features you get access to.

The lowest plan starts from $5.00 per month and the highest plan is $35.00 per month (billed yearly).

Wix has a free plan, which is a great way to start out. Upgrade to a paid plan to grow your website, remove Wix ads, and connect your own custom domain.

If you want to create an online store, there are three ecommerce plans to choose from, ranging from $20 – $35 a month (billed yearly).

By signing up to a 1-year or 2-year plan instead of a monthly plan, you get anywhere from 18% to 43% discount. Plus, Wix will give you a free custom domain name for 1 year.

Remember to look at the higher plans. It’s a good idea to see how expensive it might be to upgrade in the future as your website grows. Wix’s higher plans are more affordable than Weebly’s.

Overall, Wix offers better value for money than Weebly. But as always, your choice depends on what you need from your plan.

Weebly offers you 4 premium plans, ranging from $8 per month for the lowest plan, to $38 per month for their highest plan (billed yearly).

By signing up to a yearly rather than a monthly plan you can get an 11% – 40% discount.

Similar to Wix, Weebly also gives you a free custom domain name for 1 year on these longer subscriptions.

Weebly offers a free plan, which is a good way to start building your website and see if Weebly is right for you. You can then upgrade to a paid plan to remove Weebly adverts and connect a personalized domain. Upgrading also unlocks ecommerce features.

All Weebly paid plans allow you to sell online, making it a cheaper option initially than Wix.

But to remove the 3% Weebly transaction fee and sell unlimited products, you’ll need the $25 a month Business Plan.

This is more expensive than Wix’s $20 a month Business Basic plan. So, it’s worth comparing which features you need to find the best value option for your site.

See our Detailed Review Wix Review Weebly Review

Summary:

Wix vs Weebly Graph

Wix:

A “Pure” drag & drop builder as you can insert content anywhere you want to across Wix’s broad range of professional looking design templates.  This gives you a lot of creative control over your design. The limitation to some users, is that once you select a template and build out your website, if you want to change templates, your content will not be transferred over and so you will have to start again from scratch. But overall, Wix enables you to build a totally customizable website with a user-friendly interface and great help and support options.

Weebly:

Weebly is a more structured drag and drop builder than Wix. This makes it easier for anyone wanting to follow a template, but more limiting for those after creative control. Weebly’s templates have more flexibility in terms of changing templates without having to rebuild your content, and you can edit code more freely to make customization’s. Weebly is the best choice for small business websites, but you’ll need to be a bit more handy with a keyboard than with Wix.

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Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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46 Responses to Wix vs Weebly | 8 Differences You Should Know in 2018 (Chart)

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    We started our web design business with Weebly, moved to Wix, Shopify, WordPress, Squarespace, Duda and Webflow and also into building native and progressive web apps.

    Recently I reflected on the best outcomes for my clients, I realised the website builder clients were not only the happiest customers but they also got better results with ROI compared to WordPress clients.

    So, I ventured back to explore why the squarespace pub site did so well, I also looked at why my Wix clients all said “no thanks, I am happy with Wix” when I offered a free upgrade to WordPress a while back.

    In this recent deep dive into the world of website builders a few things have surprised me, for example Weebly offers developer accounts and comprehensive resources to enable me to build plugins and themes. It has the structure of Squarespace and such a smooth feel. You can als host Weebly anywhere, if that’s your thing (With Cloud level account)

    Duda is the winner for pure polished look and feel and the fact that Duda builds progressive web apps is a massive advantage to any serious business owner. They have awesome ecommerce from Ecwid and the Duda staff are the best and most helpful of any company.
    Duda has sections and global styles so a new section inherits the styles you set.

    Keep up the good work Jeremy.

    Dave

    • Lucy Carney
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      Hi Dave,
      Thanks so much for your comment – that’s such an interesting perspective, thank you for sharing it with us! I’m glad you found such positive results with website builders – you can understand why we’re so passionate about them here! Wix, Weebly and Squarespace all performed amazingly in our research, and we’ve recently been analyzing how Duda compares too. Thanks for your input and hope you continue to enjoy the site!
      Thanks for reading,
      Lucy

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    Weebly allows EDITORS – empowering users to modify and update specific pages, or the entire site. Wix does not. If you are a developer trying to force your customer to use you for all changes to the website, pick Wix. If you are an in-house developer trying to empower an organization to keep the pages current with fresh information by having several editors able to make changes directly, go with Weebly. This one feature has been decision driving for me as I have created sites for companies, churches and non-profits. I can’t believe that wasn’t mentioned in this comparison.
    The fact that Wix cannot automatically change themes and keep the content, as Weebly can, is a profound difference that is brushed aside here. Why?
    Also the lack of export facility in Wix really locks you in.
    Lastly, the ads on the free and cheap wix plan, or the ads on the Weebly free plan is a non-issue. If you are in any way serious about your website, you will gladly pay either platform’s reasonable fees. And yes, Weebly still has its free plan, contrary to one comment I read. Just look at their site and see.
    Personally, I find this review is only generally accurate and significantly skewed towards Wix.

    • Charlie Carmichael
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      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for your comment. This article is predominantly aimed at people looking to build a website for themselves so the issue of multiple editors isn’t as significant. We totally agree that not being able to switch templates when your Wix site has gone live is a flaw of the product and this is clearly discussed in the ‘Template Design’ section of the table. Free plans are a good way to ‘try before you buy’ but again we absolutely agree with you that if you’re serious, the premium plans are the way to go.

      Hope that clears things up!

      Charlie

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    Hi Jeremy, thanks but INCORRECT: Weebly recently changed it’s “Free” account to $960 for the next 10 years. NO LONGER FREE ! After you waste 3 weeks building your website and arranging & buying all the necessary adjuncts needed to make your website functional, Weebly, in a less-than-honest manner then blindsides you with “You cannot publish your website unless you pay us !”. A very immoral way to do business. Honorable companies inform you upfront that you will be charged. “free” , of course is a blatant lie. Weebly is no longer honorable. The worst part is, if you have been a customer for 9 years, under a different Agreement, the ‘New’ Weebly fails to honor their Agreement. Very Very bad way to do business. Support Associates are totally conflicting with each other on policies / Agreements of ‘Existing’ customers. Different employees are vehement that they are right & argue with you ! Really ? Arguing that they are “always right” ? That’s a first for me. Sure miss the old Weebly.

    • Natasha Willett
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      Dear Gloria,
      Thank you for your comment. You’re absolutely correct, Weebly have recently changed the way you are able to use their free plan. As you mention, they have stopped individuals being able to purchase a domain from a third party and still create a free site by diverting your domain to a free plan. We are currently in the process of reviewing our content to reflect these changes.
      Thank you for bring this to the communities attention. We will have our new review up shortly.
      Natasha.

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    Just simply looking at Weebly’s own website should be enough to scare you away. It really represents Weebly’s management. Over the years, they have always had an unattractive website . . .hello ! . . .that blurry background . . .looks blurry !

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    This was so helpful! Thanks! Your website is exactly what I need to make informed decisions :)!

    • Fred Isaac
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      Thanks Amy, great to hear!

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    Helpful comparison.

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    I have a Weebly ecommerce site. They have been acquired by Square. So far have noticed much difference except bugs have been showing up and I haven’t been pleased with how long it takes Weebly to find orrfix them or with their tech support. So I’m seriously considering switching to Wix. Not looking forward to the pain of rebuilding my site though. I found your article very helpful, thank you.

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    Awesome – thanks so much for the thorough info!
    You should include that Wix is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more difficult to use, and gives lots of stress. That’s why they have a detailed help center – because everyone needs help. I’ve used Weebly for almost 2 years now, and have never used the Help Center, everything is quite easy to understand. Wix however, is more difficult and I’ve been to the Help Center maybe 50 times in the past month. Also, though Wix’s help center you say is “very comprehensive” and has videos, it doesn’t make too much sense, and I’ve had to go on other sites to figure out how things work.

    • Fred Isaac
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      Thanks for the comment! In our experience Wix is still super easy to get to grips with.

    • #

      When you are used to one sitebuilder, switching to another, like Wix, will seem alien for a while . . .that is normal . .not necessarily a fault of Wix. People who start with Wix, find Weebly sitebuilder very strange also. 🙂

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    Hi, This is awesome knowledge, thank you. is it more flexible to get a domain from a domain provider and then connect it to Wix or Weebly, or get it from Wix or Weebly? Would you know the pros and cons? thx!

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        true . . hosting in the 80’s cost a fortune . . . with the advance of current technology, hosting costs pennies a month to provide. It is the website builder software that is worth the $600 every 10 years that Wix & Weebly charges.

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    Also plz explain little bit more about the export feature of Weebly.

    Thanks

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    Thank you for this informative post.
    But i have a doubt. Plz clear it. i am new to this and coding. Suppose I go for Wix or Weebly or anyother website builder. And wants to run website with them till I learn and build my own website in future. So for the time being I build a website with them. Purchase my own domain name, say http://www.abc.com. Subscribe to their premium plan so to avoid their ads and host website on my chosen domain name http://www.abc.com. Now my question is if in future I want full control of my website and build my own website by coding, then can i transfer all the contents, comments, posts, articles, likes, reply with timestamp etc to my newly designed website with same domain name http://www.abc.com?? What will be the effects and all?
    Also can u plz suggest me some good options for a news website( like best website builder, templates where there is feature of comments and reply; similar to yours on this page, facility to transfer all contents in future as mentioned above, or any other things to keep in mind for building news website)
    Thanks,
    Praveen

    • charlie Carmichael
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      Hi Praveen,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I’m happy to tell you it is possible to transfer your site from Weebly. When you are ready to move your site you can go into settings then select “download your site as a .zip archive”. The .zip file can then be uploaded onto a different site however, this comes with some technical complications. It is also unlikely that you will find cheaper hosting costs than Weebly so that’s something else to bear in mind when changing servers.

      Regarding a comments section, you can add this to your site through a plugin called POWr – see more info here.

      Hope that helps and best of luck designing your site!

      Charlie

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    Thank you for the information! Great help!

    • Tom Watts
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      Hi Pooja,

      Great to hear you found the discussion so helpful.

      Feel free to share if you like – you never know who might benefit!

      Thanks for reading,
      – Tom

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      If there isn’t a transfer option, and you know how to code, well then, it is simply a copy and paste for most of your content.

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    HI Jeremy,
    Thank you for the information, excellent as usual. Does ether Wix or Weebly have a paid membership subscription module built in? From what I can see they don’t and rely on third party apps for that feature.
    I’ve looked at Weebly (which I currently use), Wix and Zoho Sites. They would all do the basic job as far as I’m concerned, except for a paid membership subscription module. I’ve also looked at Sentry Login as an option.
    Thanks again,

    • Tom Watts
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      Hey Geoff,

      Unfortunately neither Wix nor Weebly has a paid membership option at this time. It’s quite a common request though so hopefully it is addressed in the near future.

      The only option I could give you would be to look into ‘Sentry Login’, but you sound like you’re way ahead of me here!

      It’s frustrating, I know. But I have a feeling that it is the paid side of things that is preventing this functionality right now. Typically to receive payments on these platforms you would need to be subscribed to an ecommerce plan, however it is a bit steep asking users to subscribe to a more expensive plan when they only want to set up a membership area rather than run an actual store.

      This is just me guessing, but I have a feeling it’s along the right lines. Let’s hope it gets sorted soon.

      Thanks for sharing,
      – Tom

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    Hi Jeremy

    Thanks for this comparison.
    I have used Weebly for years and am very happy with it, especially being able to adjust some of the CSS for basic updates… although I notice their templates are becoming more difficult to manipulate in the CSS side.

    My biggest question between Wix is that I heard the SEO wasn’t very good compared to other website builders, but I can’t find any information to back this up.

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks, Amanda

    • Tom Watts
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      Hi Amanda,

      Great to hear you’ve had such a positive experience using Weebly, it’s reassuring to know that our readers are getting the most out of their website builders!

      What sort of CSS issues are you having? It can get a little tricky once you move beyond the scope of simple tweaks..

      Rest assured that no web builder is any better or any worse when it comes to SEO. Google have even come out and said as much (you can read that in our Wix Review, here).

      SEO is impacted by a wide range of factors including quality of on-site content, content length, site speed and use of keywords among many others. As long as you ensure your content is as great as possible and covers everything that a reader would expect it to then there’s no reason why you can’t bump up your search engine rankings and chase down that elusive page 1 spot!

      It might be worth having a read of our longer website builder SEO discussion as it may help clarify a few things.

      Hope that helps,
      – Tom

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    Thank you so much for your very comprehensive comparison of Wix and Weebly. I find web design a very daunting and scary prospect. I started off with Weebly as a free website builder and although it is the easier one of the two to use, I still struggled to get certain things done on the site. As my business has grown and I needed more features and creative tools, I finally decided to upgrade the site but wasn’t sure to stay with Weebly or go onto Wix. Being the novice that I am ( computer code baffles me totally) with website design and not in a position to hire someone else yet to do this for me, your write up helped me make a decision that is right for me and my business. Thank you Jeremy 🙂 x

    • Tom Watts
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      Hi Nelia,

      Thanks for sharing your experiences. Here at WBE, we definitely know that starting up your first website can be a daunting experience – but congrats on sticking with it.

      It’s great to hear that you’re looking to expand, and both Wix and Weebly are great choices. If you’re looking for something a bit more ecommerce focussed (that is if your business sells products online), then you could consider Shopify too.

      Glad we could be of help, best of luck with your website in the future.

      Feel free to share this article using the social icons above if you think others will find it useful too, it’s always appreciated.

      – Tom

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    Great page Jeremy, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
    Regards
    Carina

    • Jeremy
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      Thanks for commenting, Carina.

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    I just tried Weebly and bought a domain through them…a few days later I start getting spam emails and phone calls trying to solicited services. That’s super annoying, but what’s even more annoying is that Weebly partner’s with Register.com and charges $19.98 for domains and then sells your information them!!!

    IF YOU USE WEEBLY, DO NOT USE THEIR DOMAIN SERVICES!!! Buy it somewhere else…

    • Jeremy
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      Hello Cameron,

      Thank you for sharing your comment.

      I suppose it’s Register.com that’s calling you and not Weebly. But still, that could be a bit unpleasant if they’re over-doing it.

      We have a beginners guide to domain names and we highlight some other options aside from purchasing a domain name directly from Weebly (who partnered with that domain name company).

      Generally speaking, I’ve always preferred to purchase my domain names on my own using domain registrars such as GoDaddy, then connecting it directly to my websites. That way, I have more control over the domain names (just in case I change website builders) and also the fees are slightly lower.

      I still think Weebly is a good website builder. And as you suggested, perhaps consider other domain name registrars aside from the one offered by Weebly’s partner! We go into more details in our domain names guide.

      Jeremy

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        I have used Weebly for years. I always purchased my domain name and just transferred it over. It even had the steps to walk you thru it…Now it’s just some vague info about changing the DNS that isn’t even helpful. For those less tech-savvy, Now Weebly is forcing you to buy a plan in order to use the domain name you already own. I was told it was only in effect for grandfathered plans now. I have 4 other sites under them and I really don’t want to pay to use something that is supposed to be free. Is there any way I can change it from the domain company?

        • Jeremy
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          Hello TM,

          Weebly requires you to upgrade to one of their premium plans in order to connect your own custom domain name for a few years now. It used to be free even with their Free plan but that was back in 2011 to 2012 or so. Maybe even 2013. But they’ve phased out that feature for years already and if you used Weebly prior to that time, it just might be grandfathered (meaning you can still connect your domain name even with a Free plan).

          Generally speaking, I don’t think you will be able to find a website builder that offers you the ability to connect your own domain name for free. I think the trade off being able to use their tools and actually publish a website online for free, is that you will have to use their subdomain name so they can have some branding exposure. I guess there is no such thing as a free lunch, which is fairly reasonable in my own view.

          Jeremy

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    Jeremy, your analysis was really comprehensive and helpful! Many thanks!

    • Jeremy
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      Thanks, Mrs. Loud. Glad you found our comparison above helpful!

      Jeremy

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    i don’t understand what is the difference in all the templates, for exsample i have a donair take out restruant so any tamplate i was to use i would have to change all pictures and text same as anyone else for any website i am guessing because all pictures and text wouldn’t match there product so why should this matter who has what for templates, this is confusing for me . thank you for any info

    • Jeremy
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      Hi Richard,

      Wix and Weebly have very different templates. Wix has a lot more selection, but their templates are mobile ready, but not mobile responsive like Weebly’s. You can see more discussion about this difference in our guide here.

      You should also consider the features that each website builder offers. Wix has a lot more advanced features and their user-interface is very different. What I’m saying is that you should choose a website builder not only based on the variety of templates that it offers, but also based on how helpful its tools are for your needs, and how much you enjoy using the website builder.

      It’s sort of like buying a car. Not only would a shopper consider the design of the car, he/she would also consider how well the car drives, the features, etc. Of course, each person will place different emphasis on different aspects of the car, depending on what matters most to him/her.

      Jeremy

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    Hello Jeremy. Im gonna start a new online store, normaly i sell 3-4 things a week online, so e comerce must be good but not much expensive. also i offer alot of things so i need to have many categories and sub-categories. Which one you think is better fot an online store?
    and also that alow me to put paypal and also a fee for paypal paments.
    thx but the way.

    • Jeremy
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      Hey Vicente,

      I don’t think they can do sub-categories, but you can definitely create multiple categories.

      Just to be sure, you can sign up to free accounts with both Wix and Weebly and play around with their functions, just to see if they work for you or not. That’s the best way to determine if a website builder is a good fit for your unique needs.

      Jeremy

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    Hi Jeremy,

    Both companies are a little shy on their email offers. I can see that there are websites with higher email traffic than webpages and perhaps they are trying to protect their data use, but for me this is a problem and not easily solved.

    Thanks,

    Paul

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      Hello Paul

      Could you elaborate a bit more about what you mean by email offer? Both Wix and Weebly have partnered with Google to offer its users customizable Gmail services.

      It’s only a few dollars per month and you can have your own custom email addresses while lean on the reliability and security that Gmail offers. It’s a great offer in my own view.

      Jeremy

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    Great comparison! Can you tell me if they differ in terms of their “free” plans? I need to develop a website for my brother who is an artist. Do you see any important difference between Weebly and WIX for artists?

    Thank you.

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      Hi Nellie,

      I think the main differences is just their user interface. Both website builders will restrict you from using some of their tools (they already outlined what’s made available to you on their pricing pages).

      I think the best thing to do is to sign up to free accounts with both Wix and Weebly, and invest some time to experimenting with their designs, tools and their platform in general. That’s the only way to really understand which one you prefer using!

      Jeremy