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social networking icons

Status: New Idea
by KateDouglas Wednesday - last edited Thursday by Community Manager

I'd really like more choices for social networking icons that can be added to the header. Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub--these are sites that I and a lot of other authors use to promote our books, and it's frustrating that I can't choose the ones I want, or adjust the size. The Twitter, Facebook, email and YouTube icons are so small that it's impossible to tell what the YouTube one even is. I'd love to see more options.

NEW APP

Status: New Idea
by AtulaSK_1696 Wednesday - last edited Thursday by Community Manager

Why can't we add a(n) Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Kik, Messages, Whatsapp, or Pinterest apps, for our users to go on to those links and add the website to whichever ones they have? We gain more users that way.

The possibily to add for example single tweets, instagram posts, Facebook posts directly onto weebly - like you can do on medium.com

Status: Alternative Suggestion Provided

We have some apps in our App Center which could do what you need, @jacobssonrobert:

 

https://www.weebly.com/app-center/collections/get-social

Complete Overhaul to Blog Tools

Status: New Idea
by newyorkave on ‎01-27-2017 11:20 AM - last edited on ‎01-30-2017 11:58 AM by Community Manager

I propose on behalf of my creative agency, and the 40+ websites we manage on Weebly, a complete overhaul of Weebly's blogging system and tools. It's dated, cumbersome, and a challenge to use aggressively to improve SEO.

 

Here is what we propose:

 

Management Similar to Members/E-Com

I recommend taking influence from the member management and e-commerce management systems with regard to blog management. For example, opening a menu to view/edit/sort your blog posts/categories/etc, would be a HUGE step forward. For us particularly, we manage very active blogs for our clients and when we need to make changes to older posts or changes to more than one post at a time, it's painful. 

 

Authorship

This should be a no-brainer but along with multiple users accessing Weebly websites, you should be able to associate an author for every post on the blog. 

 

Layouts and Design

One of the things that make Weebly so great is the ease of use of the CMS and ability to swap themes and layouts fairly quickly. Unfortunately, the blog is limited to one layout and an option to turn on/off the sidebar. This alone is a disappointment and should be corrected by giving users the ability to choose from different layouts for BOTH their posts and the parent page (list of posts). I know I've seen many people request that the ability to show posts on the parent page in a more visual format versus a simple list...we agree. Lastly, the layout for the post and the layout for the parent should be able to be different from one another.

 

Category Display Per Post

There's no reason why categories are not displayed by default for each post. Most people like to sort through their reading by categories and can dig deeper into a website's blog content by reading more of one thing. As of today, Weebly users are limited by having one long list of categories and while within a single post, you have no idea what categories have been assigned.

 

Categories and Archives Display

Currently limited to the sidebar, the long list of archives and categories is creating a mess for many of our websites. We have since custom built our own solution for organization and display but my goodness, what happens when you have 4+ years of content?!?! For us, that's over 44 list items in the archives. We've also seen people beg for an option in this regard and it would seem to make the most sense for an overhaul.

 

Styled RSS Feeds

Hey Weebly...have you heard that content is king? Yes, you have and so has the rest of the world. To funnel people into more blog content, styled RSS feeds would be huge. The widget should also give the ability to filter the feed by category instead of just most recent and if possible, pull in the image from the post when applicable. Like the categories and archives display, we've custom built our own solution and it's a big hit with our customers. Making it easier for us to serve them will only improve our experience, and the experience of your millions of other users, with the platform.

 

Ability to Export

I shouldn't have to mention how important the content someone creates for an active blog is to their business and lives. Currently, Weebly's blog content is served up dynamically which prevents blogs from being copied over within your current website or to another website. In addition, there's no way to export the content from your blog. In fact, if you somehow accidently delete the blog page (which is suprisingly easy to do in Weebly), you lose it all. For us particularly, that would mean years and years and years of hard work and thousands and thousands of dollars. Hello?!?!

 

Ability to Import

This is another no-brainer. Users should be able to export their current blog content from SquareSpace or Wordpress and IMPORT it into Weebly. Need we say more here?

 

Better Social Media Buttons

They're ugly, outdated, and bulky. Also, why isn't there a LinkedIn option? These need revisiting BADLY. Also, why can't we turn them off if we don't want them? Right now, we're hiding them in the code and it's a pain.

 

Pagination, PLEASE

While Weebly users do have the ability to choose how many posts are displayed per page, the pagination itself is horrible. First, there's only next and previous. Where are the page numbers? Where's the jump to a page? More importantly, the styling here is dusty and needs to be refreshed.

 

Post Options

The post options are buried within two menus, to get to your set SEO title/display, you literally have to be two-three menus deep. This is unacceptable and causes many of our clients to forget the step. Options per post should be more easily accessible through a better-designed menu.

 

Unpublish Option

Users should have the ability to pull a post back into drafts. This is just common courtesy. Come on!

 

Bug Fixes

  • Blog categories with hyphens automatically create two different categories. For example, if you want a category called "E-Commerce", it will create two different categories: "E Commerce" and "E-Commerce". Since there isn't an effective way to remove categories, it's impossible to fix. Also, it creates major confusion for people browsing your blog content by category.
  • By default, all text content is full justified. Why? That makes no sense and doesn't happen anywhere else.

 

I know we're not the only ones with these recommendations and if you read news relevant to Weebly blog (lack of) features, you can see that even review websites are beginning to point out how poor Weebly is for building a blog. While they used to lead the charge here, they've fallen way behind.

 

Our hope is that an update is already on the way, but we are beginning to get desparate. It's a challenge managing this many sites that we also create massive amounts of blog content for. Also, since we encourage our clients to blog, blog, blog...can you imagine what type of complaints we've received? See above.

 

Thanks for giving this a thorough review and consideration.

Better Blog Features + Social Sharing

Status: New Idea
by Trice91 a week ago - last edited a week ago by Community Manager

I love Weebly but the blog sections are still stuck in the dark. The UI of the blog is all themes just aren't modern or really nice to look at. For starters, I REALLY think an update is past due in this area. I'd love to see options allowing us to customize the blog portion and posts to maybe look similiar to this and more (see photo)

Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 1.11.31 PM.png

 

 Instead of just having the two social share buttons (which we can't easily customize) to fit our website aesthetics). Pinterest should definitely be added as a share option because it is 2017. 

 

 

Blog Share Button

Status: New Idea
by daan on ‎03-29-2017 02:37 AM - last edited on ‎03-29-2017 08:13 AM by Community Manager

Why does Weebly don't have sharing buttons next to like and twitter buttons in it's blogs so that visitors can share the articles on facebook... It would be nice If this option is added which can be turned on / off with one button as now with the like and twitter buttons.

Share Buttons

Status: New Idea
by Awesome1 on ‎02-09-2017 04:40 PM - last edited on ‎02-12-2017 08:44 AM by Community Manager

Can you add a share by email button?

Hi Team,
I have been using weebly for more than 4 years now and its awesome,i always gets support from you guys,But with the changing timeframe we also have to change.
I have planned to create Facebook instant article And Google AMP Project for Weebly project from blog RSS feed,But due to some problem Rss feed post is not getting validated in Instant Artiles tool,Maybe due to RSS Version,We at weebly still using Rss 1.0 but most of the web are using 2.0 So please help me out into this.

 

Regards,

Pawan Jha

Status: Duplicate

It looks like there's another post about this - I would recommend adding kudos to that to show your support:

 

https://community.weebly.com/t5/Vote-on-Features/Google-Accelerated-Mobile-Pages/idi-p/11905

Thumbnail for Website

Status: New Idea
by VivekPanicker on ‎02-02-2017 01:53 AM - last edited on ‎02-02-2017 10:44 AM by Community Manager

Dear Weebly,

 

I would like to suggest to add a Website Thumbnail feature in whicg we can select one image as a cover for our website.

So that where ever we put our weebly website link it catches the Website Thumbnail as its face for others instead of picking up random pics from site.

 

As i see it is been discussed a lot and many facing same issues, i request you to kindly consider this as a main feature in weebly which can help you drive many others to join weebly and ehance our community.

This feature isnt used in any other website creators, hence giving you an strategic advantage.

 

Kindly go through it.

Thank you

 

 

Best Regards,

Vivek Panicker

language

Status: New Idea
by cooldude on ‎10-10-2016 07:20 PM

could you please put the option to chosse your language for people around the world

 

from cooldude

Blog Follower Count

Status: New Idea
by zarahoffman on ‎03-03-2017 08:34 AM

A lot of things require statistics, and I would love (read: need) a way to count how many subscribers my blog has.

Facebook page choice

Status: New Idea
by jobs on ‎03-13-2017 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎03-13-2017 09:20 AM by Community Manager

When publishing a blog, Weebly lets you choose between your FB personal page and biz page. But I'd like to publish to BOTH at the same time. Can you upgrade this feature, please?

Facebook Share Button

Status: Please, Tell Us More.
by JohnBornsworth on ‎03-28-2017 11:56 AM - last edited on ‎03-28-2017 12:05 PM by Community Manager

We're currently entering Embeded Code into all our blogs to activate a "Facebook Share" button. The code is generated from Facebook: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/share-button

 

We'd love this option just embeded into all our blogs from the get-go. There is currently a "Twitter Share" button on the bottom of all our blogs. Our clients are not the twiting variety and seem to be on Facebook much more. Plus, the content we have in our blogs just isn't in the twit style.

 

Facebook Share button please! 

Status: Please, Tell Us More.

Just to clarify - you're looking to have a Facebook button specific for sharing instead of the Like button that can be added right now (via the option in Settings > Blog)?

Adding Icons to the Social Media Control

Status: New Idea
by GizmoMods on ‎03-28-2017 08:01 AM - last edited on ‎03-28-2017 08:15 AM by Community Manager

My clients are starting to us a variety of social media usources and the control needs to either have a way for the developer to append new icon links or incorporate them yourselves.

http://www.gizmoperformance.com/riders.html

http://www.hookit.com/

 

Add Text To Photos

Status: New Idea
by tripdontfall on ‎05-16-2016 08:56 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2016 12:04 PM by Employee Moderator

Would love a feature to add text to photos so they would make great posts for social media advertising of the latest blog posts.  Thanks! Smiley Surprised

Instagram Social Media icon

Status: New Idea
by sf1 on ‎09-26-2016 12:15 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2016 06:05 PM by Employee Moderator

Just a thought - the Instagram social media icon is still that of the old logo. Perhaps this can be updated?

Medium.com Social Icons

Status: New Idea
by garethdoust on ‎03-14-2017 06:48 PM - last edited on ‎03-15-2017 12:08 PM by Community Manager

Just a suggestion that medium.com should be added as a social icon. Obviously gaining more popularity and would good to link that to our sites.

Snapchat!!!

Status: New Idea
by cheepalma on ‎08-23-2016 01:10 PM - last edited on ‎09-07-2016 05:57 PM by Employee Moderator

Snapchat is a growing social media app. Please make it available on the social media icons!!! It would be a great way to engage with visitors.

Custom Social icons

Status: New Idea
by OdysseyFan on ‎02-24-2017 01:57 PM - last edited on ‎02-26-2017 08:35 AM by Community Manager

I think we should be able to add custom Social Icons (Like Nextdoor or eBay) to a theme, just upload a standard 32x32 png and link like the others are. I have to manually alter the social graphic to get aything close, but it always looks off in the theme, It would be nice to be able to just add custom Icons that will look the same in any theme.

 

 

Social Icons

Status: New Idea
by mousedept on ‎12-13-2016 04:34 AM - last edited on ‎12-13-2016 08:34 AM by Community Manager

It would be a bonus if the social media icon buttons could be scalable, or just made bigger, they are too small, even smaller on the phone screen - bah.

I decided to not bother using them and replaced them with dull text links.

 

Oh let's have some retina quality themes please.