I would like to be able to limit the access of my site editors so that they are unable to see my account info, stats, sales, store dashboard etc. Weebly should change the access limitations so that they are more specific, so that the site/business owners can protect their private information - only allowing the site editors to make changes to the pages & look of the site.
For the Weebly designer, some of us are willing to host the sites. Others, we'd like to have the user billed and not be the middleman. Is there a way to allow the users to set up their billing if we aren't going to upcharge them, that way the user can add their payment information to their site and we don't have to worry about it? That way, for users we don't want to upcharge, we can tick "Let this user set up their payment option."
For users we will host and do an upcharge for, we can simply leave it the way it is.
If the users with their own payment plans default, the site would unpublish automatically and they could republish it by updating their payment information. It would take some of the headache off of us as designers, worrying if customers stop paying, that we'd be liable for that payment for at least that bill until we unpublish the site.
on 07-31-201605:53 AM - last edited on 08-03-201603:19 PM by Queso
In The form entries report, There is not a away that I can select certain records and export them. I see that my only choices are "Delete Selected" and "Export all". We use all different types of forms to gather information and take registrations for different events. It would really be nice to beable to export only the records I need, not every person who has filled out a form.
I would like the ability to create new preview links (with a fresh 7 day expire). I'm running into an issue where I am creating the site and pressing preview to make sure things are looking good as I go and when I am ready to send the link to a client it will expire in a day, 5 hours, etc. It would be very helpful to be able to generate a new preview link to send them so when they recieve my email the link will work.
on 03-28-201603:11 PM - last edited on 03-30-201611:35 AM by Erin
If you have many files (.doc & pdf, etc) that you have uploaded for links, there is no way to delete them from the list except to call weebly and ask them to delete them off the back end. The list gets long, and it is a pain to navigate. Please provide a document file we can manage (batch upload and delete).
As owner of a shop you probably need some staff to help you produce your orders. Something I see missing for weebly is the ability to add editors that can have access to this information only, not to edit the site or anything else, just to view how the store is moving and the orders to be fulfilled.
on 04-05-201605:04 PM - last edited on 04-19-201602:54 PM by Erin
I'm still on the old dashboard. The reason being is I've tried the new one and it is really longwinded and time-wasting for those of us with multiple sites. Logging in and out of each individual site takes ages compared to the previous dashboard.
I much preferred the one page see all your sites and access all the aspects approach of the old dashboard - hence why I'm sticking with it
If you could provide an updated version which focused on the needs for efficient workflows and speed for owners of multiple sites then I'd change. Until you do I'll stick with the old one
on 04-16-201611:32 PM - last edited on 04-19-201601:48 PM by Erin
Allow clients to see a demo of what can be achieved by all develoeprs getting access to an online demo website, that they can put a link to, on their own website. Prior to demo links expiring after a week, we could do this with the preview option. But since Weebly expiring these links after a week, the link expires each week, so it is no longer an option.
on 04-13-201607:08 AM - last edited on 04-19-201602:17 PM by Erin
A recent Support complaint:
This business of a demonstration site having its Preview URL stopped after a week is immensely annoying. What can be the reason for this? It takes a few weeks to a customer site and every bloody week I have to send them a new URL which is time consuming, unnecessary and looks un professional.
on 04-12-201601:15 PM - last edited on 04-19-201602:20 PM by Erin
After just speaking with the support team, I realize that if I add anyone to be an administrator with full privalages, they can't access promote. I think your admin should be able to access or you have an option to give them the rights to access promote but not make any billing changes, just like with the website.
I'm working on creating an open source knowledge sharing site, and it would be wonderful to make some pages in a site user-editable. Similar to wikipedia (and some others), a site where registered users (or even anyone, potentially) could edit content on some pages would allow designers to foster communities that collaborate, share, and build with each other.
I'm sure there are many great ideas for future product extentions at weebly, but this would be wonderful.
on 08-24-201611:50 AM - last edited on 09-07-201606:09 PM by Queso
I am unable to add any editors or authors to my website because any account I create gets an access to the main dashboard with all its info. It doesn't make since that I have an editor who I am allowing to edit only one page (and not publish it even) but at the same time have access to all form entries (some of them are private messages) and domain settings, .... etc.
Would love the ability to disable the dashboard access from a certain editor.
on 07-12-201601:09 AM - last edited on 08-04-201606:43 PM by Queso
A killer feature of Weebly would be to be able to target certain content to certain visitor segments. We have some product areas not relevant in certain countries and highly relevant in other. If a visitor originates from that country, we wish to hide or promote certain content.
It seems that the functionality around Membership, Groups and Visibility is nearly there. But I would like visitors to become implicit members and then target the content based on this.
Other relevant implicit visitor segmentation could be IP, search terms, referral, ad-click, site behavior etc.
on 07-15-201612:36 PM - last edited on 08-04-201607:10 PM by Queso
I'm designing a few sites for some clients and came across a few wish list items I think Weebly should implement for designer sites.
First and foremost we should be able to allow our clients to preview the storefront and storefront product pages - many times clients want to see the actual layout for a storefront or see some linking functionality from one page to a product on the storefront. Currently this is not possible. You have to make the site live, before the client can see how his/her storefront looks.
Secondly, it'd be nice to be able to have the ability to link text in a caption of an image to another page on the site. As it stands now you can create a gallery image with a caption, but then the customer must close out the image and click a different page link somwhere else. I've found a workaround that lets me put in a "a href tag" but having the feature built in would save a lot of time.
I hope the rest of you agree and we can inspire Weebly to add this kind of functionality into an already great platform.
on 07-14-201610:46 AM - last edited on 08-04-201607:13 PM by Queso
Weebly needs a preview that shows exactly what a page will look like before publishing.
Sliders, image inserts in text, HTML embeded code, and general spacing do not look the same in the editor as they do after being published.
Publishing a page live to the public when the person doing the page layout doesn't know what it will end up looking like is simply not a good standard practice.
This relates to the corallary issue wherein a secondary author who has rights to edit pages can't submit a page for review by the main site editor. It's like Weebly is all or nothing. There's no middle ground where pages can be reviewed and previewed.
on 07-14-201607:33 AM - last edited on 08-04-201607:14 PM by Queso
I just learned from a Weebly customer service rep that Weebly is missing a critical capability.
Currently, a site admin can delegate page content provisioning to an "Author".
PROBLEM. The "Publish" button is site wide. That's right. Site admins with more than one other admin or Author need to be aware of this critical fact. Indeed, the current method of site-wide publishing should not co-exist with a multiple user content provisioning scheme. It is VERY dangerous and needs to be fixed ASAP. Here's why:
Let's say a secondary editor or "author" is in the middle of adding or editing a page but is not complete. Meanwhile, the main site admin has just finished a fix of a different page or part of the site and then hits the publish button, he will have no idea that the other person is mid-way through an edit of a page. And yet, the moment that the site admin hits publish to deal with the work he has just done, the second person's incomplete page has just gone live.
Obviously, this is fraught with all manner of legal and brand identity risks - some that could end the career of the people working on the website. What if the second Author added a copyrighted photo? It just went live without the site admin knowing.
What if the secondary Author put text on a page that was not authorized by the site editor to have on the site? Without the editor being able to approve, then that info just went live, putting the company at risk.
What if this second Author added content to a page that he thought would be a great idea and just wanted other people in the company to see it before it went live? Sorry buddy, your idea of using a picture of (the litigious) Donald Trump to sell a product just went live for all the world to see.
On a 50 page Weebly site, how long would it be before anyone realized that the page with Donald Trump selling a company product was live? When The Donald's lawyer sends a "cease and desist"?
Now the suggestion has been made that the editor and this second Author just need to communicate so that the above scenarios don't happen. But I have to ask, how would this communication look?
Scenario: "Author A" tells the Site Admin that he is going to add a page. So far so good.
So Author A starts work but during the 8 hours it takes him to build up the page, the Site Editor realizes that he needs to fix some site navigation and then make a few spelling and grammar corrections to some other pages (and then republish the site when those are done)
The Site Admin just remembers (hopefully) that Author A is probably still working on his landing page. This begs a host of questions:
How does the Site Admin know when Author A is done so he can publish his spelling and grammar changes?
What happens if he needs to publish those changes ASAP even though Author A is not done with his landing page?
What if there are 2 Authors working on pages? Can the Site Admin keep track of what is being done and when that work will be finished? One presumes that if there are several Authors working on various landing pages then the site could NEVER be published given that there may always be some level of editing being done by these secondary authors all the time. Websites are like that. They are always in a state of flux.
At most, the Site editor would have to tell all the other Editors and Authors on his team that they need to finish up their page editing because he is about to hit the publish button and make their (currently) unfinished pages public.
I don't want to overstate the problem here and I realize that Weebly was originally conceived as a single user website builder, but now that it has multiple user permission levels then Weebly can't tell its customers "Sorry, Weebly was not designed for multiple authors or editors. Well, Weebly, you now have multiple author and editor permissions built in - you just seem to have forgotten that the publish button should never be pushed since it is a site-wide publish feature!! It should be red and have the words "DO NOT PUSH" written on it.
IDEA: When an "Author" is working on a page it is being automatically saved. He need do nothing about that until the page is ready and then he pushes a "Submit for Approval" button. These submissions need to be shown on the dashboard to the site admin who can then publish after he or a designate has approved.
Something like this:
if this can't be accomplished soon then one of the following should be done IMMEDIATELY. Don't wait, don't pass go:
Only the main site admin sees a publish button. In this scenario, the site admin would have to come up with a workflow using some other method (Smartsheet, email, carrier pigeon) to determine the state of all pages that are being worked on by others.
Add a BLOG element to the standard page element menu. In this way, an otherwise standard page with the appropriate headers, Titles, page descriptions, etc. can also have areas that Author A, B, and C can add text. Since the blog element seems to have a "draft" feature, at least this would allow some level of authorship by others without putting everyone's job on the line every time someone added content to a standard page.
Remove secondary editor and author permissioning ALTOGETHER since it is an incomplete feature that should not coexist with a site-wide publishing button.
Thanks for listening and thanks everyone for adding lots of Kudos to this post as this is something that needs fixing ASAP.