on 02-19-201707:26 AM - last edited on 02-19-201708:07 AM by Adam
There should be a window of opportunity after a domain name has expired for a Weebly user to transfer the domain to a new provider. I was recently hit by Weebly with a bill for another year of subscription when all I wanted to do was transfer the domain name away. The result: I lost the domain name
Many of Weebly's competitors including GoDaddy already offer a free transfer after domain expiry. I think many loyal Weebly users will be shocked to learn the same level of customer service is not offered here.
on 03-10-201712:23 PM - last edited on 03-11-201709:01 AM by Adam
I have three active .ca domains that I edit using Weebly, but which are registered and hosted at Netfirms. I would like to transfer these domains to Weebly but when I tried to do so, I was told, "This domain cannot be transferred, we currently only allow the following top-level domains: com, net, and org."
Please open the door for .ca transfers to Weebly. It does not make sense to be using a separate web host for my Weebly sites.
Create a development environment that allows users to try out feature (and features of the higher-level packages) without needing to pay for two website. For example, if I already have a paid account and site, I may want to make a copy of that site and do major changes/upgrades to it before making it "public". I may want to understand and experiement with how the customer account features work. Once I've made the changes and have it all working, I would redirect my URL from the old site to the new site. And the old site would no longer be active.
The development environment could have an obtrusive watermark, disabled transactions, password protected, hidden from search engines, weebly subdomain only, etc.
And this is a great way for customers to learn about more advanced features in the the higher account levels. Once they build in the feature, they will understand it and be more apt to upgrade.
Most of us hate the Weebly footer. It's ugly and obnoxious. However, many of us have multiple sites with Weebly, and can't afford to update all of them to Starter sites, especially with the starter site price increase. I realize that Weebly has to make money, which is why I've stayed and why I've upgraded several of my sites to Starter sites.
However, paying for features we don't want, need, or use is a ridiculous business model. Even when we manage to hide the footer, Weebly changes coding so our efforts don't work anymore. Instead of trying to force us to have the thing, why not give some options? I've even listed a few to jump-start the process.
1- If one site on the account is upgraded, allow other sites on that account to have a free footer removal as a "Thank you for being a paying customer" gesture.
2- Allow people to link to Weebly elsewhere. Instead of forcing us to have the ugly footer, allow us to click a check box that we have linked to Weebly on another page of the site, maybe even force us to add in a link to where the Weebly advertisement is, just as a security measure. I think all of us long-term Weebly users would gladly post "Hey, this site is made on Weebly and Weebly is awesome!" somewhere on their site that THEY choose and can customize the looks of.
3- Paid footer removal. Allow us to pay something like $4-$8 a year to remove the footer from the websites. Many were using the Starter websites to do this because at $29 for 6 months, it was relatively cheap. It's not as cheap anymore to justify saying "I won't use any other part of this starter upgrade, so I'm going to pay $60 every 6 months JUST to make my website look cleaner. I myself canceled a few starter plans recently, because I wasn't using any feature but the footer removal, and it didn't make sense to continue paying for it. We're not adding a domain or using any other features, so the footer should be an add-on. Same with using a domain... giving us an a-la carte option for the things people actually USE in the upgraded packages would be nice. I'd gladly pay $3 a month to remove the footer and add a previously bought domain to a site. Heck, at that price, I'd upgrade ALL my sites. Being more affordable for smaller options can only help Weebly in the long run.
4- Post a Weebly review somewhere, link to it, and have the custom footer option added to the site of your choosing at no extra charge. If you have multiple sites, you have to post reviews on different websites, one for each site. It's a great way to get Weebly more in the public eye, get positive reviews from users that are happy to have that option, and to entice others to take a 2nd look at the new Weebly.
on 04-06-201606:54 AM - last edited on 04-19-201602:52 PM by Erin
I think that 301 redirects on Weebly is way too limited as it allows to redirect to web pages only (which can only work if the same domain is used).
Should have I known this before I started designing the website, I'd probably have chosen another website editor as it's quite a big miss in terms of lost traffic/ranking from your old file locations.
I really wish Weebly added the possibility for 301 redirects to point to files and to use a different domain as by looking at the internet many people eventually decided not to choose this platform because of this.
A feature allowing existing customers who are on at least a Starter plan or above, the ability to make a one-off payment on each additional basic free site to unlock and update the favicon and personal domain.
The reason I suggest this is that if someone in already a subscriber of one Starter plan or even has two Starter plans like me, who is quite happy with this, but might like to create a separate site and who has a limited fixed income, so it would be great to be able to unlock the favicon and personal domain with a one-off payment. Then Weebly would still have an advert at the bottom of the free site and the user can present their more professional identity for the webpage they’d like to at the top.
This is an idea that would still encourage a subscriber but also reward their loyalty with a bonus customisation feature. A feature Weebly's new potential customers might be attracted to and competing services might have missed!
I highly recommend this suggestion, I think this feature would be much appreciated by users.
on 05-18-201608:14 PM - last edited on 08-04-201609:43 AM by Erin
This is Saheem from Pakistan. Currently I am setting up a website for my company -- it is great to see how easy it is to design website using drag & drop, but I would really want to own a .com.pk domain.
At the moment, my website (not upgraded) is dataconsultantspakistan.weebly.com. I can easily change this to dataconsultants.com.pk if .com.pk is allowed at Weebly. But since .com.pk could not be transfered, if I use .com, my website would be dataconsultantspakistan.com -- which looks very long, and not preferred in the view of everyone at my company.
on 08-11-201607:13 PM - last edited on 08-25-201604:50 PM by Queso
I would love to see email fowarding offered by weebly with the domain I currently have to keep my domain with godaddy because they give me free email forwading with my domain. I don't want a separate email account just 1 forwarding address, godaddy gives me 100.
on 04-11-201611:44 AM - last edited on 04-19-201602:29 PM by Erin
Please make it an option to transfer a domain to weebly if the current registrar is Register.com. If this isn't an option, I will unfortunately be unable to be a weebly customer anymore if this is not a possibility. I would hate to have to do this, as I really love the easy to use and modern interface of weebly website editor. Thanks for considering!
on 04-03-201606:48 AM - last edited on 04-19-201603:03 PM by Erin
I have this problem since I started using weebly.
I am from hungary and in hungarian alphabet we have letters with accents, but unfortunatelly weebly cannot manage them and if I use a word eg. in one of the menu items, it changes the word in the domain and it affects SEO as well as it looks very strange and unprofessional when I use a link.
I would suggest providing an explanation for the option to purchase the privacy protection. If I had known that I would be receiving over 50 text messages, calls, and emails within two days because I did not select this option, I would have paid the $10. By providing an explanation of what the privacy option would do (or not do), would help customers understand why this is a very important item to purchase. It reflects negatively on Weebly when your customers get blasted with spam and ultimately, may reduce your business because they may think you are selling their information. Just a suggestion! I called and was helped by your great staff so Weebly is not the issue; it's not electing to make your information private.