Wix vs Weebly | Which One Should You Use to Build Your Website?

Wix Vs WeeblyYou’ve heard of them both, but which is better: Wix or Weebly? Both are extremely popular drag and drop website builders. Why? They make it easy to create your very own website without loads of tech know-how or needing to code.

Over 110 million people use Wix, and Weebly serves over 40 million people worldwide. There really is something for everyone, whether it’s for a blog, portfolio, or online store.

So how do you choose? What sets them apart? While similar in a lot of ways, there are some key differences which will help you decide. We’ve done the research to give you the best insight possible into these two market leaders.

We’ll compare Wix and Weebly’s features and tools, ease of use, template designs, SEO tools, pricing, and more. But first, here’s a sneak peek at the overall scores of each builder:

Best All-Around Website Builder

4.7 out of 5

Top Choice
Ease Of Use

4.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

5 out of 5 stars

Design Flexibility

4 out of 5 stars

Value For Money

4.5 out of 5 stars

Best for Small Business & Online Portfolios

4.1 out of 5

Ease Of Use

3.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

3.5 out of 5 stars

Design Flexibility

4 out of 5 stars

Value For Money

4.5 out of 5 stars

As you can see, Wix came out top as our best overall website builder. Its focus on beginners, creatives, and small businesses gives it high scores across multiple areas. It’s especially strong for ease of use and value for money. Weebly has more of a focus on small businesses, making it popular with entrepreneurs. It scored highly in design flexibility and matched Wix in its high quality features.

In this article we will break down these scores and research categories. By comparing Wix and Weebly’s features, ease of use, pricing, help and support, designs, and more, we can help you choose which one is right for you.

Why not check out our Wix vs Weebly video to get started with a quick overview of each builder?

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Wix vs Weebly: Overview

When it comes to a website builder, we like to get under its skin and find out what really makes it tick.

How good are its features? Is it easy to use? Am I truly getting value for money?

We’ve researched and tested all these areas and more so you don’t have to.

This graph shows exactly how Wix and Weebly stack up against each other across five key areas:

Wix vs Weebly Graph

A quick glance shows Wix has the slight edge overall. If things like ease of use, value for money, and help and support are important to you, Wix is definitely worth having a look at.

Weebly do top Wix for features, though (if only just), so bear that in mind if you need your website to perform lots of different functions.

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Ease of Use

Ease of Use Pros Cons
Wix
  • No coding needed
  • Customization is 100% beginner friendly
  • Wix ADI can create a website for you in  a matter of minutes
  • Amount of choice and creative freedom can be overwhelming
Weebly
  • No coding needed
  • Structured templates give guidelines to follow
  • In testing people found it hard to get to grips with
  • More restrictive than Wix

 

Both Wix and Weebly are drag and drop website builders. This makes them super easy to use because you can just drag items around your page until you’re happy with how it looks. But this doesn’t mean they’re the same.

Wix is a pure drag and drop builder, meaning you can put anything anywhere on your web page. Weebly has more structure in its templates. This gives more consistency and makes it possible to switch templates, making your life easier if you change your mind later on. The downside of this is there are more limits with Weebly.

Customer Satisfaction

Overall, Wix’s drag and drop editor is easier to use than Weebly’s. It’s extremely simple to personalize your template, giving total beginners total flexibility! When we got people to try both website builders, more users said they were more likely to recommend Wix than Weebly.

Here’s what some of our users had to say about using Wix:

“Probably the best part about Wix was that sheer speed of the process to set up a website.”

“It was all really good, the simplicity of it all, you literally drag and drop things off the menu into the webpage editor and then moving them about and resizing them is pretty easy.”

If you want to see for yourself just how easy and quick Wix is to use, watch the video below!

Wix gives you so much choice, some of our users found it overwhelming to begin with. But they enjoyed the creative freedom and found it easy to navigate. The pure drag and drop design means you can edit your page easily in just a few clicks.

In contrast, Weebly’s more structured design makes editing a more rigid experience. This suits some people, but most found it more difficult. It’s still aimed at beginners with no coding knowledge, but Weebly is much less intuitive than Wix.

Here’s what some of our users had to say about using Weebly in comparison to Wix:

“It’s quite good but there are better options, I prefer Wix and its flexibility.”

“Moving text boxes isn’t very fluid, it’s too restrictive.”

“It’s like a more limited version of Wix. It’s easier to use initially but I think it also hits a bit of a glass ceiling where Wix doesn’t.”

So while Weebly is still user friendly, it can’t compete with Wix in terms of flexibility or overall ease of use. People found features hard to locate or got frustrated trying to customize text boxes and images. It will depend on personal preference whether you’ll enjoy or feel restricted by the structure of Weebly’s templates.

Wix ADI

Both Wix and Weebly are easy to use, beginner friendly builders. But what if you don’t want to spend time customizing, dragging, dropping and designing your site?

If you’d rather have the design in someone else’s hands or just want your website up fast, choose Wix ADI. The ADI stands for Artificial Design Intelligence.

All you do is enter some information like the name of your website and what it’s for, and choose a design you like the look of. It’s okay if you don’t know all this information yet as you can fill that in later on. Wix ADI then uses what you’ve told it to create a site for you!

Of course, you can still change the design and layout if you want to. You can even move your website into Wix Editor if you decide you want to be more hands on. But you don’t need to. It’s all personalized and pretty much ready to go live.

Wix ADI gives you creative control and choice without the pressure of designing the page layout yourself. It’s quick, effortless, and looks great.

Verdict: Wix wins ease of use hands down. Weebly’s more restrictive templates take longer to get used to. Your choice depends on personal preference and – more importantly – confidence! But if you’re looking to get online easily and quickly, Wix is your top choice.

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Design Flexibility

Design Flexibility Pros Cons
Wix
  • Over 500 professionally designed templates
  • All templates are mobile responsive
  • High level of creative control over customization
  • Can’t change templates once site is live
  • Coding is not in-built into the editor
Weebly
  • Over 50 industry-tailored templates
  • Can switch templates once your site had gone live
  • All templates are mobile responsive
  • Less creative control than Wix
  • Smaller range of templates than Wix

 

You want your website to look good. But a winning template goes far beyond just how your website appears on the page. Does it work on mobile devices? Can you switch your template after you’ve published your website? How many are there to choose from? And how much can you customize them to really make them your own?

Choice of Templates

Wix has over 500 professionally designed templates for you to choose from. You can search for your industry, from blogs to online stores. There are even blank templates where you can start from scratch, so there really is something for everyone.

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Wix has over 500 high quality designs to choose from, covering a range of industries and categories.

All Wix’s templates are fully mobile responsive. This is really important and means you don’t need to worry about missing out on visits from all those mobile users!

Weebly also has high quality templates. There’s a smaller range than Wix, with just over 50 designs. Each one is mobile responsive and professional, although perhaps less stylish than Wix’s themes.

Like Wix, Weebly has industry specific themes from event websites to business and portfolio pages. There is more of a business focus in Weebly’s themes, alongside photography and blog templates. Unfortunately you can’t search for your chosen industry. But with a smaller range of templates to browse through this is a minor frustration.

Changing Templates

Choosing the right template for your website is an important decision. And it can be hard, especially when you’re spoilt for choice! Both Wix and Weebly allow you to preview your template first. But, only Weebly allows you to change your template after you’ve published your website. With Wix, if you change your template once your website is live, you will have to start again from scratch. This is the major drawback to Wix, and is worth thinking about when making your choice.

Customizing Templates

One of the most important things about choosing a website builder is how customizable and high quality its themes are. Choosing a template you can’t edit would be like buying a canvas and being unable to paint on it!

Both Wix and Weebly have high quality designs. But how much can you really make them your own? The answer is, lots! We’ve already mentioned how flexible Wix’s templates are. The pure drag and drop design means you can change whatever you want, wherever you want.

Weebly’s templates create a more structured editing experience. For some, this is a relief! Others find it limiting, but either way you can still create a website that’s totally personalized and unique to you.

If you really want to break the template mould, you can turn to code. Weebly allows you to use coding to truly customize your website. This is automatically included in your editing menu so you can embed code straight into your page.

This is 100% optional: if you can’t code, you can still use Weebly! But if you do have coding knowledge, you can put it to good use to expand your website.

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You have the option of using code to customize your website even further. With Weebly this is automatically included in your editing menu.

You can’t code with Wix like you can with Weebly. You have to enable Wix Code, which allows you to create custom content and functions across your website. This can be building databases, or making your website more interactive.

With more guidance and step by step video tutorials, Wix Code is more beginner friendly than Weebly’s actual coding. But, it is not the same as embedding HTML code directly into your web page as you do with Weebly’s editor.

Verdict: Weebly wins design flexibility. Weebly wins for its option to switch templates once your website is live. Wix is more customizable, and has a wider range of templates. But not being able to change your Wix template makes Weebly the winner.

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Features and Tools

Features and Tools Pros Cons
Wix
  • High number and quality of customization tools
  • Features are regularly updated
  • Less in-built features than Weebly
  • Relies more on apps to expand your website
Weebly
  • More in-house features than Wix
  • More advanced ecommerce and blogging tools
  • Poorer quality and smaller range of customization tools
  • Less regular updates than Wix

 

It’s all very well having a website that looks stunning. But it can’t just look good. It needs to work hard for you! Whether you have a blog, an online store or a photography portfolio, it’s important to have the right features to help your site succeed.

Both Wix and Weebly come with a host of built-in features ready to make your website a powerful presence. There’s more to a website than just text boxes and image galleries. Can you have a members area for your blog? Can you create coupons for your online store? It’s these things that will set your site apart.

Wix and Weebly both scored equally highly in this area, with developed and regularly updated features. Wix releases updates just about every month, so you can be sure you’re getting the latest version.

No stale, outdated tools to be found here. Wix and Weebly keep on top of releases to make your life easier. They even listen to suggestions from members to make updates which really benefit their users.

There are too many features to list them all here. But let’s cover the basics of customization, ecommerce, and blogging tools. You can follow the links to find out more.

Customization Tools

As well as the standard editing tools that come with the drag and drop design, Weebly has a range of customization tools, including:

  • Video backgrounds
  • Custom headers
  • Full width image and color backgrounds
  • Create surveys, contact forms, RSVP lists, and more

So you can use these features to make your site as unique as you like! These tools come in useful no matter the purpose of your website. They’re designed to make your site stand out and engage visitors.

Wix also has video backgrounds and intuitive customization tools. Other features include:

  • Unlimited fonts
  • Scroll effects
  • Media galleries for images, videos and text
  • Add maps, testimonials, contact forms, and more

These tools should draw attention to your content and add to your user’s experience. Wix’s website builder tools are more advanced than Weebly’s.

Both Wix and Weebly have up to date and advanced editing tools to make building, editing and updating your website as enjoyable as possible.

Ecommerce Tools

Weebly has more of an ecommerce focus than Wix, but both builders have tools and features to support online stores. Weebly’s recent updates have all been strengthening this ecommerce capability. Some of these features and updates include:

  • Order online, pickup in store
  • Track coupon stats and performance
  • Fully integrated shopping cart
  • Secure checkout
  • Track and manage your inventory
  • Sell physical and digital products and services

These features not only make your life as a business owner easier. It also makes shopping on your website easier and more enjoyable for your customers. This is good news as it makes them more likely to come back and even share or recommend your website! These features mean you can create a developed online store without having to use extra apps (but they’re there if you do want them)!

Wix supports ecommerce functionality too. But it involves using more apps than in-built features like Weebly. You can create an online store without using apps though. Here are some of the features which come included in your Wix editor:

  • High quality product galleries
  • Secure checkout
  • Global tax and shipping
  • Coupons and discounts
  • Multiple payment options: 0% transaction fee
  • Manage orders and track your inventory

As you can see, Wix provides all the basic features to support a successful online store. But for a more sophisticated or powerful ecommerce website, you will need to make use of in-built and/or third party apps.

Blogging Tools

Wix and Weebly both have blogging specific templates. But what features do they have to make your blog the best it can be?

Weebly offers more in-house blogging features than Wix, giving it the edge. You get more support for your blog without having to rely on installing apps. It comes with blogging tools such as:

  • RSS feed
  • Social sharing
  • Scheduled sharing on Facebook and Twitter
  • Manage comments
  • Customize categories, tags and navigation

With these built-in tools you can archive older posts, share on social media, and even schedule your posts in advance with the scheduled sharing feature. By customizing and controlling your blog with these tools you’re giving your content the best chance of being enjoyed by visitors. You can also use apps to expand your blog. But with these tools already in place, you don’t have to.

Wix has a smaller range of basic blogging features. But with such stylish designs the basics are all you need! Here are some of the main features:

  • Manage your blog from desktop or mobile
  • Comments sections
  • Integrated social platforms
  • Membership sign-ups
  • Hashtags and categories

Any of these should help showcase your work and keep your readers happy. To really get the most out of your Wix blog though, you would need to use the Wix Blog App. This unlocks a lot more features like an RSS feed and multiple writers. So you with Wix you are relying on apps for a more in-depth blogging website.

Marketing Tools

Overall, Weebly has more in-house features than Wix. Wix relies more on apps for scalability as well as more advanced ecommerce functions. One thing both these builders offer is well developed in-house email marketing tools.

Weebly Promote allows you to build and integrate email campaigns directly with your website. You can build email lists, create custom emails with drag and drop, track your email stats, and more.

Wix Shoutout lets you easily send out emails or even share via social media. With customizable styles, professional templates, stats tracking, and contact integration, email campaigns are smart and stress free.

Verdict: Wix wins features and tools. It’s a close one though! Your choice depends on your website’s functions, and if you’ll be using apps: Weebly has more in-house features and ecommerce tools. But Wix has more advanced customization tools and more regular updates.

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App Markets

App Markets Pros Cons
Wix
  • Over 200 apps to choose from in Wix App Market
  • New apps added regularly
  • Mix of in-house and third party apps
  • Use apps to expand your website
  • Smaller range than Weebly
Weebly
  • Over 300 apps to choose from in Weebly App Center
  • New apps added regularly
  • Over 50 free apps in the Weebly App Center
  • Suggest new apps to be added
  • Fewer categories than Wix to help browsing

 

When you’re looking at what features each builder has to offer, it’s a good idea to look at apps too. Apps can fill gaps the in-built features don’t cover and give more power to your website.

Weebly has an impressive range of apps. The Weebly App Center has over 300 apps for you to choose from. Of those, over 50 of them are free! New apps are being added all the time, and you can even submit your own ideas for new apps.

weebly app center
Weebly’s App Center has different categories which you can search through, and new apps are added on a regular basis.

Luckily, Weebly isn’t boasting quantity over quality. You can read user reviews and see star ratings for each app while you browse. You can search via category or type in what you’re looking for. Whether you want to add a Facebook Like button, an FAQ section, or display an Instagram feed on your site, Weebly’s App Center has got you covered.

Wix also has a large choice of apps. The Wix App Market has over 200 apps, ranging from ecommerce like Wix Stores to adding social features like Facebook Comments. The Wix apps are all well-developed and have a high functionality to add to your website.

For example, the Wix Bookings app allows you to take bookings online, sync your calendars, send reminder emails, offer group sessions, set up a Member Login area, and more. A lot of the apps are free, and most of them have both free and paid versions, which expands your choice. Like Weebly, you can search and browse the Wix App Market to find what you’re looking for, and view ratings and reviews for each app.

Verdict: It’s a draw! Weebly has a wider range of apps to choose from, but both builders offer an impressive number of high quality apps. Regular updates and a mix of free and premium apps means whichever you choose is a winner here.

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SEO

SEO Pros Cons
Wix
  • SEO Wiz creates a personalized step by step guide to follow
  • Articles and tips in Wix Knowledge Base
  • Basic in-built SEO tools
  • Supports SEO apps to boost your site
  • Wix can only support you where it can – no guaranteed results
Weebly
  • Weebly Ultimate SEO Guide provides walk through advice on SEO
  • Articles and tips in Weebly Help Center and blog
  • Basic in-built SEO tools
  • Supports SEO apps to boost your site
  • Weebly can only support you where it can – no guaranteed results

 

Once you’ve got your website customized and decked out with all the features, apps, and extras you could want, you need people to see it! That’s where SEO comes in. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and is what helps your website rank in search engines.

Without SEO, you won’t make it to the top of the Google results page. So it’s super important for helping your website succeed. SEO might seem a bit of a mystery, but that’s okay. Your website builder will help you boost your website up through those rankings.

Both Wix and Weebly have all the standard in-built SEO features like meta titles and alt tags.  Weebly has great SEO prompts and is one of the best for supporting you where it can. It has an Ultimate SEO Guide which walks you through SEO step by step.

This guide covers all the basic you need to get started, including an SEO checklist to follow while you set up your website. It then walks you through keyword research, into more advanced actions to grow your website. Finally, you can learn about tracking to measure and apply successful techniques.

You can find articles on SEO in the Weebly Blog, with helpful links to other articles and guides. Weebly’s Pre-Launch Membership is coming soon to help business starters overcome common hurdles like SEO. You have a great choice of apps and plugins too, like Traffic Booster, Stats & Marketing, and more.

weebly seo apps
Weebly has apps to help boost your website’s traffic, from growing your email list to getting found in search engines.

Wix also has very strong SEO guidance to help you maximise your website’s online presence. The main resource is an app called Wix SEO Wiz. First, you can search what you want to learn about and browse through different categories to find helpful guides, tips, and articles.

Then activate SEO Wiz. This creates a step by step plan for you to follow and boost your place in search results. You enter the name of your site, whether you’re a physical or purely online brand, and enter five keywords. You’re then given a personalized SEO plan.

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Wix SEO Wiz creates a personalized step by step SEO plan for you to follow, helping your website get found in search engines like Google.

Like Weebly, Wix also has extensive articles and SEO guides in its help and support and blog. Plus it automatically has in-built tools like meta tags and optimized headings to give your site a head start. If you want to build on this, there are other apps like Google Analytics, Site Booster, and Google Search Console which will help boost your website.

Verdict: It’s a draw! When choosing between Wix or Weebly, you don’t need to worry about SEO. Both are working hard to get your website noticed. Wix boast they have the best SEO, but Weebly has great help resources and apps too.

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Backup and Restore Options

Backup & Restore Options Pros Cons
Wix
  • Can save unlimited versions of your site as copies
  • Instant restore if something goes wrong
  • You must remember to create copies of your website as a backup
Weebly
  • Can undo changes in the editor
  • Can export a copy of your website to a zip file as an external copy
  • If you leave the editor or publish, changes can’t be undone
  • Must wait on Weebly support to restore your website – not instant
  • The zip file copy can’t be re-uploaded into Weebly

 

We’ve all been there. One slip of the finger and you’ve deleted half your website, or turned everything a terrible shade of green. If you can restore a saved backup of your site, you can breathe a massive sigh of relief. If not, will you have to spend hours on the phone to help and support trying to get your website back to its former glory?

Wix allows you to save unlimited versions of your website. This means you can restore your entire website anytime you want (or need) to! They get full marks for this, as you could restore your website weeks after you made a mistake. Just remember to save copies of your website when you’ve updated it and are happy with your changes!

Weebly is a little more restrictive. You can undo changes straight away, but if you close the editor or hit publish, it’s bad news – that green color is there to stay. You can’t undo changes once you’ve exited the editor or published/updated your website. You’ll have to go back and manually correct them.

If the worst happens and you accidentally delete your website or any of your pages, it’s not the end of the world. You just have to email Weebly and then wait for them to restore the lost pages for you.

While this is a solution, it’s not as instant as Wix’s option of immediate restoring and sense of relief. If you’re running your business online or rely on your website for your income, this waiting around on Weebly could have a big impact.

Verdict: Wix wins for backup and restore options. Its immediate solution beats Weebly’s slower and potentially more stressful option. Quickly restoring your website to its former glory in just a couple of clicks beats waiting for someone else to do it for you.

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Exporting Your Website

Being able or not able to export your website from either Wix or Weebly can potentially be an important consideration for you.

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You can easily create an external backup of your Weebly website in your settings.

Weebly actually allows you to export your website and import it into a different host if you want.  This is really a nice feature as if you decide to leave Weebly for whatever reason, or if Weebly one day shuts down, you can always move your website away from Weebly and have it hosted somewhere else.

Wix does not have an export function.  Even though we can understand that there are a lot of Wix features that only functions within their hosting environment, it’s always best to have a solid backup plan, as you can never tell what the future brings.

If you spend the time to build out and improve a website, you want to have the option to take the website with you. With Wix, it’s hard not to feel like a hostage to that platform.

Verdict: Weebly wins! Weebly allows you to export your site by downloading to a zip file. So you can move your website to another host if you want to. You don’t have this option with Wix, meaning you can’t move away from this platform.

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Help and Support

Help & Support Pros Cons
Wix
  • Phone support across all plans
  • Really in-depth and helpful knowledge base
  • Great on-page support while creating and editing your website
  • No live chat support
Weebly
  • Email, live chat, phone, and social media help resources
  • Help Center with articles and guides
  • Support available 7 days a week
  • Phone support only available on higher paid plans

 

As you can see in the full review of Wix, the help feature and community support for Wix is one of the best parts of this website builder.

For each Wix element that you use to build your website, they have a separate “question mark” there so when you click on it, it will show you specific help instructions that are directly related to the element you are using.

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Wix provides lots of help tips and guides to walk you through creating your website. These help bubbles appear when you click on the question mark symbols.

It’s nice how you don’t have to spend time and dig into their support center to find related help (but it’s there if you need it). Wix is the only website builder to offer this kind of on-page help while you’re editing your website.

Weebly, on the other hand, does not have this feature.  You will have to go to its support center, type in what you need help on, and search there.

Once again, on the surface, it looks like Wix’s help functions are much more helpful.

While this appears to be true, the reason why Wix’s help functions are so much more comprehensive is that their product is more complex.  As mentioned above, Wix gives you the option to make all sorts of personalization to its elements. So with more bells and whistles, naturally they need more support.

Wix offers you phone and email support across all their plans from Monday to Thursday 5am-5pm, whereas Weebly offers phone support only for the Pro, Business and Performance plans. But, you can choose from email and live chat support, or phone them Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm, and at weekends from 8am to 5pm.

Wix has a really helpful and in-depth knowledge base. There’s a search bar which you can use to find specific queries, or browse through categories like ‘Getting Started’, ‘Billing’, ‘Domains’, and more. These all link to numerous help articles, guides, and tips. You can also use the Wix Blog, Wix forum, or Wix’s social media for more help and support resources.

Compared to Wix, Weebly’s help center is slightly less developed but still very helpful. It’s laid out in a similar style with a search bar and browsing categories.

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Weebly’s help center has a search feature as well as categories with links to helpful articles for you to browse through.

As well as its phone, email, live chat support, and help center, Weebly also has a forum and social support, so there’s something for everyone.

If you subscribe to Wix’s VIP plan, they have a separate, dedicated VIP priority phone support team where you have access to one-on-one personal support from their team (more on the pricing of the VIP plan below).

Verdict: Wix wins help and support. While Weebly covers more bases with its live chat option, phone support is only on highly paid plans. Wix’s knowledge base is more detailed and its on-page support is invaluable, especially for beginners.

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Pricing and Value for Money

Pricing & Value for Money Pros Cons
Wix
  • Free plan available
  • 7 paid plans to choose from
  • Great value for money
  • 3 ecommerce plans and 4 website plans
  • Cheapest ecommerce plan is $20
Weebly
  • Free plan available
  • 4 paid plans to choose from
  • All plans have ecommerce features
  • On average Weebly is 13% more expensive than Wix

 

When it comes to Wix vs Weebly, most people want to know about price. Both Wix and Weebly offer a free plan, which you can stay on for as long as you like.

Wix has seven paid plans in total, ranging from $5 – $35 a month. Weebly has four paid plans ranging from $8 – $38 a month (billed annually). These plans cover basic features right up to advanced ecommerce functions.

You might be wondering why you should even look at what paid plans are on offer if both Wix and Weebly have free plans.

The great thing about free plans is you can try the builder out and actually get started on creating your website without the pressure of paying – well, anything! There’s also no pressure to upgrade as there’s no time limit on the free plan: you can stay on it a long as you want.

But we wouldn’t recommend staying on a free plan long term. For one, there will be features you can’t unlock unless you upgrade. Wix has more features available on its free plan than Weebly does. But there are still things you won’t be able to do, like accept payments online. These restrictions make it really hard to grow your website.

The other main drawback of a free plan is you will have adverts on your website. Whether it’s a Wix banner or a Weebly pop-up, adverts look unprofessional and ruin your carefully built website. Plus, you can’t connect a custom domain. So instead of a personalized website address like www.my-amazing-website.com it will have the builders name in, like: www.my-wix-website/wixsite.com.

These are just things to be aware of before you choose Wix or Weebly. It’s always worth looking at the paid plans first. So when you do decide to upgrade you’re not stuck with expensive premiums. Luckily, neither Wix or Weebly are pricey – read on to see how they compare.

Wix Premium Plans

Wix’s premium plans offer you seven different packages. The higher the plan, the more features and support you receive:

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(Prices are monthly fees when paid annually, excluding VAT)

The listed prices in the image above are based on annual plans. If you choose to pay on a month-to-month basis, the prices per month are higher.

Wix has three Business plans ranging from $20 – $35 a month: Business Basic, Business Unlimited, and Business Pro. All of these plans have ecommerce features so you can accept online payments and run an online store. There are four website plans ranging from $11 – $29 a month: Combo, Unlimited, Pro, and VIP.

If you sign up for a one-year or two-year plan, you can save from 25% to 43% per year, depending on which package you select:

Wix Pricing Plans Monthly ($/month) 1-Year ($/month) Savings (%) 2-Years ($/month) Savings (%)
Combo $14.50 $11.00 25% $9.00 37%
Unlimited $16.00 $14.00 14% $11.00 31%
Pro $24.00 $19.00 21% $15.50 35%
eCommerce* $25.00 $20.00 20% $17.50 30%
VIP $35.00 $29.00 17% $26.00 26%

*This price reflects the Business Basic plan which is the cheapest of the three ecommerce premiums.

So what do you actually get for your money? The best value plan is the $19 a month Pro plan. It’s designed for small businesses who need help with their branding, providing a free, professionally designed logo, and advanced marketing tools.

If you want to sell through your website, start out on the Business Basic plan at $20 a month. This allows you to accept online payments, gives you unlimited bandwidth and 20GB storage, removes Wix adverts, and includes apps like Google Analytics and Site Booster to help your site succeed, and more.

You can read more about Wix’s value for money and how to choose the best plan for you in our Wix Pricing Review.

Weebly Premium Plans

With Weebly, they offer you four premium plans starting from $8 per month for their Starter Plan to $38 per month for their Performance Plan (paid annually).

The price range drops quite significantly to $5 per month – $35 per month, if you subscribe to a two-year plan (click here for detailed analysis of Weebly pricing plans).

Weebly review - Pricing Tables
The price per month varies depending which length of Weebly subscription you choose.

Here is a table that will show you Weebly’s pricing range depending on whether you sign up to their six-months, one-year or two-year plans:

 

Weebly Pricing Plans 6 Months ($/month) 1-Year ($/month) Savings (%) 2-Years ($/month) Savings (%)
Starter $14 $8 43% $5 64%
Pro $18 $12 33% $9 50%
Business $35 $25 29% $21 40%
Performance $46 $38 17% $35 24%

 

Like Wix, Weebly covers simple website building all the way through to ecommerce. So whether you’re starting a portfolio or setting up an online store, they’ve got something for you.

The cheapest plan to sell through is the $8 a month Starter Plan. You can sell up to 10 products on this plan. This also removes Weebly adverts from your website, gives you unlimited storage, and lets you connect a custom domain.

If you want video backgrounds, password protection, or HD video and audio, the Pro Plan is your cheapest option at $12 a month (billed annually). This also lets you sell up to 25 products and is the cheapest plan to unlock phone support.

Verdict: Wix wins pricing and value for money! Wix’s free plan has more features, and its paid plans are cheaper – in fact, Weebly’s average prices are 13% more expensive! Wix still offers cool website features and powerful ecommerce tools at cheaper prices.

Further Information

Wix vs Weebly: Conclusion

Wix vs Weebly: we’ve looked at their ease of use, template designs, features, apps, SEO tools, backup and export options, help and support, and pricing. Let’s recap on how they did in each area before sharing final thoughts on the winner:

Wix vs Weebly Wix Weebly
Ease of Use Wix has a pure drag and drop design which means you can design your page in just a few clicks. It’s a fast and easy way to create your website. Weebly is a drag and drop builder, but has more limits in its templates. In testing people found it less intuitive than Wix and more difficult to use because of this. But it’s still user friendly as long as you take time to get used to it.
Design Flexibility Wix has over 500 professional, trendy templates. The designs are more customizable than Weebly’s templates. They are mobile ready and there’s a dedicated mobile editor. Weebly has fewer templates and their designs are more basic. They do allow you to switch templates and edit HTML/CSS codes (if you know how to). All templates are mobile responsive.
Features and Tools Wix introduces new or improvements to existing tools on a monthly basis. They have a range of built-in tools, but relies more on in-house and third party apps for scalability. Weebly has more in-house features and tools than Wix, relying less on apps to provide these functions. But its customization tools are less advanced than Wix.
App Markets Wix has a wide range of useful apps in its Wix App Market. Over 200 apps are on offer, including in-house apps like Wix Bookings. New apps are added on a regular basis. Weebly has an impressive App Center, with over 300 apps to choose from. New apps are added on a regular basis.  You can even submit your own ideas for new apps.
SEO Wix has built-in SEO tools like alt tags and meta titles. It also has Wix SEO Wiz which creates a personalized step by step SEO plan for your website. You can find articles, guides and tips inthe Wix Help Center and blog too. Weebly has built-in SEO tools. It also has the Weebly Ultimate SEO Guide which walks you through the SEO process. This includes an SEO checklist to get you started. You can find articles and other guides in the Weebly Blog too.
Backup and Restore Options You can save unlimited copies of your website, so you can restore a previous version of your site instantly if anything goes wrong. You can undo changes as long as you’re still in the editor. If you leave the editor or hit publish, you can’t undo the changes. If you delete pages you must wait for Weebly support to restore your site for you.
Exporting Website Wix doesn’t have an export function, so you can’t migrate your website to another platform. You can export your website codes, but future edits must be done by modifying the codes (not beginner friendly).
Help and Support Wix offers support viaits knowledge base, email and lots of guides / tutorials. You can also schedule phone appointments. There are lots of helpful on-page resources at hand while you’re actually creating your website too. Overall, Wix’s support center guides are more comprehensive than Weebly’s. Weebly offers support via phone on it shigher plans, as well as live chat, and email. It also has a help center (like Wix’s knowledge base), here you can find guides, articles and tips.
Pricing Wix’s pricing plans range from $11.00 to $35.00 per month. Weebly’s pricing plans range from $8 to $38 per month.

 

Wix is our best all-round website builder. It’s the best choice for beginners, creatives, and ecommerce. It beat Weebly when it came to ease of use, features and tools, restoring your site, help and support, and pricing and value for money.

Weebly is the best choice for small business and portfolio sites. If you want a more structured template design, Weebly is the builder for you. It beat Wix in design flexibility and exporting your website. This flexibility is not reflected in its template designs though, so if you want lots of customization don’t choose Weebly unless you can code.

Now you’ve got a better idea of whether Wix or Weebly is the better builder for you, what are you waiting for? Try Wix or Weebly for free today. If you’re still stuck, why not try both and see which you like better? Happy website building!

Wix vs Weebly: the FAQs

Which is cheaper, Wix or Weebly?

Wix offers a wider range of cheaper paid plans for you to choose from. Both Wix and Weebly offer a free plan which you can stay on for as long as you like!

Weebly’s cheapest plan is the Starter plan at $8 a month (billed annually). There are four paid plans in total, from $8 – $38 a month (billed annually).

If you want more detail on the prices offered by each builder, you can read our Wix Pricing Review for more information on Wix’s premiums, or read our Weebly Pricing Review for a breakdown of Weebly’s plans.

Will Wix or Weebly let me sell online?

Yes! Both Wix and Weebly have ecommerce plans so you can create an online store or sell through your website.

Weebly has a lot of ecommerce features to support your site. You can sell on all Weebly plans, starting with up to 10 products on the cheapest Starter plan at $8 a month (billed annually). This come with a 3% Weebly transaction fee. If you want 0% transaction fee and unlimited products, you’ll need the Business plan at $25 a month.

Wix’s cheapest ecommerce plan is the Business Basic plan at $20 a month (billed annually). This has 0% transaction fee, unlimited products and bandwidth. There are three ecommerce plans: Business Basic, Business Unlimited, and Business Pro.

Read our Wix eCommerce Review for an in-depth look at the best way to sell online with this website builder. Or, read our Weebly Ecommerce Review and find out more about what it’s got to offer for your business.

Which is better, Wix or Weebly?

This is really down to personal need and preference! But in our research Wix shone out as the best all-round website builder. It’s easier to use, has better customization, and has better value for money. Weebly is better in some areas – for example, allowing you to switch templates after you’ve published your website. But overall we’d have to recommend Wix.

Compare the top website builders in our comparison chart for a full look at how Wix and Weebly rank against other leading competitors.

Are Wix and Weebly totally free?

Yes! Both Wix and Weebly have free plans, which are 100% cost free. You don’t have to pay a single cent to create and publish your website with either of these website builders. You can stay on the free plan as long as you like. But neither builder will let you connect a custom domain or remove their adverts from your site while you’re on the free plan.

What’s the difference between Wix and Weebly?

Wix and Weebly are both super popular website builders. Wix is a pure drag and drop builder, meaning you can drag anything, like text boxes and images, anywhere on your web pages. Weebly has more limits in its editor, meaning it’s more restrictive than Wix. They have different features and price plans, so it’s important to look at both before choosing.

Read our Wix Review for an in-depth look at the best all-round website builder. Or read our Weebly Review for a breakdown of its features, ease of use, and more.

Website Builder Expert aims to provide you with honest data. That’s why we conduct our own research and obtain direct, personal insight. Analyses and graphics in this article are based on authentic sources cross-validated by our in-house experts. We take great care to ensure the information we publish is reliable and accurate. However, WBE takes no responsibility for any inaccuracy in information supplied to us by users, research participants, or other entities.

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    Silikon Manschetten
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    • Lucy Carney
      Lucy Carney
      Hi Silikon, Thanks you so much for sharing your thoughts with us, I'm so glad you found the site so useful! We're always happy to help, do let us know how you get on with the new scheme. Best, Lucy
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    Brenda
    Hi, Very informative piece. I am looking to establish a website for a non-profit (PTA), which will be handed down to others, as officers are changed and there is no guarantee that they will have in depth Tech knowledge. With that in mind, I am leaning towards Wix for simplicity. We just need place to share information and events, as well as allow people to download files. Anything I should worry about? Thanks
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi Brenda, Thanks for your comment. We're glad to hear you found our article useful. Both Wix and Weebly are simple, user-friendly platforms but Wix sounds like a sensible bet. It may be worth setting some time aside to introduce new officers to Wix once you've got to grips with it - it shouldn't take long to show them how it works and your website will really benefit from the continuity. Best of luck! Charlie
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    webpage
    With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of exclusive content I've either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any solutions to help protect against content from being stolen? I'd really appreciate it.
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi there, Thanks for your comment. We haven't personally encountered this issue (thankfully) but we are aware it happens. If you’re making great content, it should earn backlinks and customers, making it clear to Google that your site was the original author of the content. Failing that, Google Alerts is a great piece of software that can track your content and alert you when it spots your content being used on another site. After that, it's just a case of reporting them to their host company or platform. Hope that helps and best of luck! Charlie
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    Deb
    Hi, I have an odd question! I am in the UK now, but moving back to US in a month. I need to build a weebly site pronto. Over here, weebly has a .com/uk address. When I move countries, will I be able to access my site etc, do you think?? Thanks so much!!
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    • Fred Isaac
      Fred Isaac
      Hi Deb, accessing your site shouldn't be a problem after moving countries, but I'd definitely contact Weebly to make sure! Good luck.
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    Cheryl
    I am mainly concerned with SEO. I need to rank high to save others lives. But I need drag and drop ease. I am between wix and weebly. Which should I go with. I tried Wordpress it it was too difficult for me.
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    • Fred Isaac
      Fred Isaac
      Hi Cheryl, I'd suggest reading our Wix SEO review first - https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/website-builders/wix/wix-seo-review/. In our experience, Wix is one of the best drag-and-drop builders on SEO. Hope this helps!
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    Jimbo
    FYI. Wix's advertising is now a single strip similar to Weebly's and is located on the top of the screen and I think they have added some means of code editing, too.
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    Jimbo
    Great article! I have found Wix and Weebly to be a 'six of one, half a dozen of another' kind of situation. It all boils down to your personal preferences. What turned me off to upgrading to a paid Wix site is their lack of real interest in their customers as far as support goes. Yes, they'll help but they don't appear to go the extra mile (ymmv). When I started the site builder and included the built-in blog feature I was disappointed to find the next time I went to use it my dummy content had been put into the trash. When I searched their support section I found someone else who had a similar kind of problem except their blog content was fully deleted (they were a PAYING user) and Wix's response was a 'there's nothing we can do about it' attitude. Another dislike is the nuisance it is to make the mobile site run as smooth in appearance as the desktop version. Unless you build the desktop version EXACTLY right the mobile version will have to be rebuilt/adjusted manually afterward. My main dislike with Weebly is that their included theme quantity and variety is rather small, limited and not always what the sample preview design displays as well as the limited site enhancements. Also you NEED to know how to modify some code (CSS mainly) (or get someone who does) if you want to make any real tweaks to the templates and existing HTML is not editable.
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    AnneMarie Robert
    to try Free trial, do I have to give you my credit card info and get charged?
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi AnneMarie, Thanks for joining the conversation. Both Wix and Weebly offer Free Plans that don't require credit card information. The great thing about the Free Plans, as opposed to a Free Trial, is they don't expire. On the downside, you won't have access to all the website builder's features but it depends what you're looking for. Hope that helps! Thanks, Charlie
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      Fred Isaac
      Great to hear, thank you for the comment.
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    Trish Odenthal
    Thanks for the nice comparison article. As a Weebly user, I have two requests they claim to be 'working on' does Wix have these? 1. Image gallery, where we can upload and access images repeatedly and easily include alt text? There is a way to add alt text now, but it takes many clicks. How does Wix do this? 2. Is there a 'back button' ? Ctrl Z occasionally works, a design preview before launching or 'undo' button would be useful. Does Wix have this? 3. Wix has no 'export' option? Nor change theme, really? Thanks for your help and sharing your expertise. Www.chromatherapylight.com
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    • Charlie Carmichael
      Charlie Carmichael
      Hi Trish, Thanks for your comment. Wix has both an image gallery feature and an 'undo'/'back' button. To add alt text, you simply have to select the image you want and click on settings. From there it'll ask you for 'image text' to tell Google what the image is - really simple! You're right about exporting and changing themes, though. If you want to read more about Wix, check out our review here. Hope that helps clear things up for you! Thanks, Charlie