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Weebly – A widespread drag-n-drop website builder


What is Weebly?

Weebly is one of the most widespread CMS considered as a website builder with many similarities with WordPress. Simple websites and blogs use the platform because setting up takes a short period of time. With over 15 million websites, Weebly has managed to gain an impressively solid user base since its release in 2007. 
(Recommended for medium /large businesses)

Technical knowledge needed

Weebly is a website builder that requires no coding knowledge. Instead, the platform uses a drag-and-drop format to build and add features and media of a site, from the home and interior pages to email marketing templates and custom forms easily.

Ability to customize 

It offers different themes and designs which you can easily add and modify depending on your needs. It allows users to add elements such as maps, contact forms, and slide shows. You can also create and customize forums and other functions connected to different social media. By dragging and dropping elements, you can create different website types, also functional on mobile devices. 



It is possible to export a Weebly website to a WordPress format to accommodate and expand any needed functionality. The exporting feature can be a handy process that may help your business to scale as your company grows.


Weebly offers weekdays support through email, phone, and live chat. You can also rely on community forums where users exchange information about it.


The platform provides cloud-based hosting for all the websites that are built on their platform. As with most website-builders, Weebly has done a range of performance optimizations to their platform. But in the end, the content, themes, hosting package and scope of the website influence the performance of a website.


According to the people behind Weebly, the company threats security very seriously. It should be noted that expanding on Weebly’s existing security might not possible, as Weebly is a closed-source website building platform. 


It uses technologies such as PHP, Memcached, PHPUnit and MySQL. The diagram bellow asserts that 79.0% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know use PHP. A plenty of programmers can work with Weebly. Also it could be cheaper, if compared to Java, for instance. 

Source: w3techs


Ranging from free to 3€/month for a simple website and to 30€/month for the most expensive e-commerce, compared to the other drag-and-drop type web builders, the price of a Weebly website is fairly low. Do note, that they have a hidden 3% transaction fee, which is higher than any other website builder listed in this whitepaper. 

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