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HTTPS Encryption / SSL Option for all Packages - SEO Best Practice

Status: We're Working on It.
by BizTechCoaching ‎09-29-2016 01:52 PM - edited ‎11-09-2016 08:39 PM

Now that Chrome has been updated to basically shame websites that are not secured, it would be good to have the option to purchase and enable HTTPS/SSL for any paid site since this is a best practice for SEO. I saw in another community post that there are no plans at this time to make this option available for anything below the Business package but I hope that is reconsidered if there is enough user support. Weebly is a great platform and keeps getting better, but it would be unfortunate to have to accept that using Weebly means that you will not be able to adhere to certain SEO best practices.

 

For reference, here is the post from the Google Webmaster Central Blog back in 2014: HTTPS as a ranking signal

Enable GZIP Compression

Status: New Idea
by SioWolf on ‎03-22-2017 07:45 PM - last edited on ‎03-23-2017 11:43 AM by Community Manager

As suggested by: https://community.weebly.com/t5/SEO/Enable-gzip-compression/m-p/23682#M998 I am posting this here in the Vote on Features section.

I ran my website through Google's little test (https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com/) and found that my website is rated very slow (45/100 mobile and 54/100 desktop). After looking into the suggestions I discovered that most of them are beyond my control - such as Enable GZIP Compression and Leverage Browser Caching, which was already suggested here:

https://community.weebly.com/t5/Vote-on-Features/Ability-to-quot-leverage-browser-caching-quot-Test-...

I'd like to see these suggestions implemented into Weebly. I feel like if I am paying for Weebly to host my site I should expect it to be quick and perform well in these tests, thats why I'm paying you and not hosting it myself right?

Weebly known issues section

Status: New Idea
by ammonitegems on ‎06-22-2017 01:59 PM - last edited on ‎06-22-2017 06:37 PM by Employee Moderator

You should have a section on here with the weebly known issues - so that users can see what is wrong with certain areas and if there is downtime. Webs.com have this system, and although they seem to have multiple problems, at least we could see if there was known problems and commonly reported ones.  It would let users know, perhaps cut down the number of requests, tickets and enquiries, and although the tech team to get on with fixing problems.

 

I think being honest about problems is best, people will have more patience if they see other people experiencing the same thing.  Some people don't know how to put their issues into words, or talk technical, so if there are home page log in problems or a certain part of the editor is not working, a page called Known issues would be a one stop area for people looking as to why they cannot do something in particular on their sites.

 

I left webs because they were awful since they were bought out.  But that one thing they did have that worked was highlighting when they had problems, and then marking them off as fixed and resolved.    All websites have problems, but knowing you are not alone is the best thing. There is nothing worse than thinking you are the only one who has that issue.  The one thing webs did wrong was that they waited until many, many, many people contacted them with the same problem before making it priority fix.  That is why I left and came over to weebly.

Fix For Duplicate Title Tags in Google Search Console

Status: New Idea
by pongli on ‎06-21-2017 04:20 PM - last edited on ‎06-21-2017 07:24 PM by Employee Moderator

I noticed that Weebly's blog archives is causing duplicate title tags in Google's search console.

Wish Weebly could:

1. Fix this issue

2. Release a DIY solution for us

3. Let us change the URL of the blog archive so we could avoid duplicate title tags.

 

I love Weebly but sometimes I want to bash my head on the wall for a solution!

hope weebly supports retina displays

Status: New Idea
by jaguarjj on ‎10-10-2016 09:32 AM - last edited on ‎04-29-2017 04:26 PM by Employee Moderator

Hi,

Since I joined Weebly 3 years ago, I have been comparing how my images looked on my website compared to other fellow photographer friends, at first I thought something was wrong with my images, then I started to hear about how effective manipulating image size can make images look on the website, I did some digging and learned how to do it properly and tried almost every size from 2500 px for the longest edge all the way to 960 px ... none of them ever looked anything like what I would see on other sites....

This morning I kept wandering all over google looking for the reason to that till I accidentally came across a title that lit a bulb inside my head, which is the relation between the retina displays suppport and how images look like.

 

Turns out the webbuilders my friends are using do support retina displays, this is why their images looked awesome on my Macbook, and when looked up if Weebly did the same, turned out it doesn't .... So, I request implementing this feature on weebly please .... and hopefully a lot of people would vote on it.

 

Thank you

Membership verification and security

Status: New Idea
by gharkleroad on ‎10-17-2016 11:08 AM - last edited on ‎05-02-2017 05:36 PM by Employee Moderator

Anyone registering on a Weebly website to be a member can enter a bogus email account.  Standard security practice these days is to email the requester a code as part of the registration verification process that they enter on the website to confirm that they are using their valid email address.  This should be a priority change by Weebly.

ENABLE HTTP2

Status: New Idea
by madbradjohnson on ‎01-24-2017 11:51 PM - last edited on ‎01-25-2017 08:36 AM by Community Manager

Enabling HTTP2 on Weebly just makes sense. If all your upgraded clients have SSL. It's a simple NGINX config to switch on HTTP2 (You already running NGINX). I understand that it's a super massive infrastructure you are using, but the devs at Weebly are smart.

 

Offering HTTP2 makes financial sense to Weebly..... Then clients get the benefit...

 

Even better - give everyone free SSL (you know - like all the others are doing) then give us the option to pay for HTTP2.

Let us use relative paths for hyperlinks

Status: New Idea
by EthanTaylor on ‎03-29-2017 10:59 AM - last edited on ‎03-29-2017 11:35 AM by Community Manager

For example, in a blog post, when I want to add a hyperlink which links to category "SEO", I currently have to specify an absolute path "http://myfirstwebsite.weebly.com/home/category/seo" for that hyperlink.

 

The trouble appears if I decide to change my site URL from ""http://myfirstwebsite.weebly.com/" to "http://mysecondwebsite.weebly.com" in the future because I will have to go back to that blog post and manually change the site URL in the path of that hyperlink. It becomes even more troublesome if there are hundreds of such hyperlinks to handle.

 

Wouldn't it be convenient if we can specify relative path like "/home/category/seo" for our hyperlinks so that we don't have to worry about the path issue if we decide to change our site URLs in the future?

I would like for my staff to have access to the orders on my store without having them go through the "edit my Site" Interface.  There's no telling what can accidently/purposely be changed giving that much access to the whole functioning site just to retrive orders for fulfillment.

Alt Text - Logo

Status: New Idea
by rdahlin on ‎05-25-2017 11:34 AM - last edited on ‎05-25-2017 01:25 PM by Community Manager

Need the ability to add ALT Text to the logo for something other than "Picture" for ADA compliance.

Spellchecker

Status: New Idea
by BJL on ‎12-10-2016 02:47 PM - last edited on ‎12-11-2016 08:19 AM by Community Manager

How about giving us back a spellcheck function that at least underlines misspelled (wordss)... Doesn't even work here in your community forum! This should be a basic option, please figure out how to get this resolved. It doesn't work in any browsers. Editing text has become a pain without running through to find the undlined mistakes.

Delete Old Files

Status: New Idea
by rshough on ‎08-21-2016 06:13 AM - last edited on ‎09-03-2016 05:29 PM by Employee Moderator

A way for us not to have contact weebly to delete old uploaded files.  The folder is shared with mulitiple sites under my user name and the folder gets cluttered.  It would also be great to be able to create subfolders in the upload folder, but I would just go for a feature to delete old files.   It seems very backwards that we have to go through customer service to remove something from our website.  

Better URLs for uploaded files

Status: New Idea
by OneLeftMedia on ‎08-19-2016 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎09-01-2016 09:21 PM by Employee Moderator

The URLs of uploaded files are super ugly and impractical.
Like this:

www. website. com/uploads/6/6/0/1/66010525/image1.jpg

 

Is there a way to make it look like this:

www. website. com/uploads/image1.jpg

 

or even this:

www. website. com/image1.jpg

 

Automatic resize of images when uploading

Status: New Idea
by jacobssonrobert on ‎05-05-2017 12:05 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2017 08:17 PM by Employee Moderator

I think automatic resizes of images when uploading would be great! (so our websites will be fast loaded both in mobile and desktops as well as bad connection and good wifi) Smiley Very Happy 

export and import website to another website

Status: New Idea
by dachpian on ‎05-04-2017 11:26 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2017 08:15 PM by Employee Moderator

All users should be able to export and then import information, pages, websites, from their account into another account, regardless of email.

Verify LInks in My Website

Status: New Idea
by stevet40c5 on ‎09-06-2016 06:17 AM - last edited on ‎09-21-2016 04:46 PM by Employee Moderator

If I have a website with a number of links going to other sites, I obviously have no control over the pages to which they link, and sometimes the URLs get changed.

It would be REALLY NICE if there was a Weebly tool that would crawl all links in my website to see if they are still valid (rather than me having to manually visit each and every link on my site.)

I have used NetObjects Fusion before; and that program has a one-click feature that will check ALL links featured in the website. Is this possible with Weebly and if not, could this be added as a future design enhancement?

Rewards and Loyalty Program

Status: New Idea
by TheLashShop on ‎08-26-2016 08:10 AM - last edited on ‎09-07-2016 07:20 PM by Employee Moderator

Hi,

 

I think weebly should create a rewards and loyalty program (point system). This is already offered by Shopify. 

No-follow links

Status: New Idea
by OneLeftMedia on ‎08-22-2016 07:13 AM - last edited on ‎09-03-2016 05:35 PM by Employee Moderator

When creating an external link, it would be great to be able to choose whether it's do-follow or no-follow. 

Add Printer-Friendly CSS to make Weebly sites Printer-Friendly

Status: New Idea
by BizTechCoaching on ‎02-08-2017 08:21 AM - last edited on ‎02-08-2017 09:27 AM by Community Manager

I just migrated my website to Weebly and was disappointed to see how poorly pages print. It looks like a bad version of the mobile site with URLs exposed for all hyperlinks. In doing a little research, it sounds like the solution is to create a CSS for printing. Please build this into all Weebly themes by default.

 

Here are 2 articles on the topic for reference:

 

Make Your Site Printer-friendly with CSS

 
Make your website printable with CSS

Optimise for retina displays

Status: New Idea
by nnzz on ‎02-08-2017 01:55 AM - last edited on ‎02-08-2017 09:30 AM by Community Manager

I have beewn using weebly for years now, and it is a very easy to use tool. However, as the years go by, technology moves on, and high resolution screens are a thing of the present. Will there be any retina - resolution support soon? I think in 2017 this should be a standard feature... Not to mention that logos look awful now on retina screens currently.

Thanks. Looking forward to it