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UP SELL AT CONFIRMATION PAGE

Status: We're Considering It.
by fixit on ‎05-15-2017 01:52 PM - last edited on ‎05-16-2017 07:53 AM by Community Manager

Hi,

I would LOVE to see the confirmation page be customizable.

So we can provide the guest with an upsell AFTER they have purchased a product.

 

Sally Buys Product X and Y. 

At Confirmation. A video pops up with a new offer: Get Item Z for half off. 

 

Sally now makes 2 purchases before she leaves the website. 

Complete Overhaul to Blog Tools

Status: We're Considering It.
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.

Offline Payment for store

Status: We're Considering It.
by Asmi on ‎03-23-2016 02:53 AM - last edited on ‎03-24-2016 02:21 PM by Employee Moderator

I would like to see more payment options for online store. like as

COD

Buyer can Bank wire transfer to seller Bank.

Check

By money Order.

etc.

 

Thank

Status: We're Considering It.

Hey, everyone! This idea has gathered A LOT of support over the past year, and I wanted to let you know that we are still pushing for offline payments to the Weebly team. 

 

Any updates I receive will be posted here. Thank you for your continued support of this idea!

Customizing Checkout Experience To Our Own Preferences!

Status: We're Considering It.
by tradey on ‎05-18-2016 09:09 AM - last edited on ‎05-18-2016 10:11 AM by Employee Moderator

It would be great if we can customize our checkout fields to the way we want just like the contact forms and survey form elements. For instance, there are some fields that come by default such as Region and Zip which are pretty lame and unwanted for me, and so I would like to remove them from letting the user enter such information as they won't benefit me at all. Nevertheless, we should have the ability to also insert as many fields as we like in case there are some mandatory fields not placed in the default checkout. Furthermore, it would also be nice if we can have a tick box below the fields that states the user to save his/her credentials locally on their PC the next time they come to checkout so that they won't need to retype everything again. It would surely bring better sales for my business for minimizing and reducing the hassles. Last but not least, it would be super great if we can specify different rates for different shipping method services, ex: the user selects/picks from a drop-down "Express Shipping / Standard Shipping / Royal Shipping / Same-Day Shipping / International Shipping, and so on..." We can define these names to our own liking as well as set different charge fees for each. Well, nough said. If I had missed anything, then don't hesitate to comment below. All feedback is much appreciated. Smiley Wink

Status: We're Considering It.

Hi, @localtrends and commenters! I wanted to let you know that we have continued to push the Weebly team to make the checkout process more customizable. The team is considering it at the moment, and I will let you know when I hear otherwise.

 

Thanks, and enjoy your day!

Access to image directory / File Manager

Status: We're Considering It.
by cloonans on ‎02-26-2016 09:08 AM - last edited on ‎05-15-2016 10:18 AM by Community Manager

In other CMS platforms, the user has the ability to scroll through their image directory, so if you need an image again or on another page in the site, you can just reference it just like we already have the ability to do with files.  Currently, as far as I can tell, the only way to reference a previously used image is to find it on the site and use the URL or to upload it again.  Especially with photos, it would be nice not to have to keep the original files on a hard drive once they've been uploaded to the site.  I've had a few times where i had to search through blog histories to find a file I needed a year later.  If the image directory was easily available, I could have just selected the file from a list.

have more than 30 days of visitor stats so you know if your site is losing/gaining visitors

Status: We're Considering It.
by borch on ‎10-04-2016 05:30 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2017 02:37 PM by Employee Moderator

have more than 30 days of stats for visitors so you know if your site is tanking or expanding its user base. This is basic stuff people please upvote. 

Be able to edit the mobile version separately from the desktop version

Status: We're Considering It.
by NMA on ‎11-22-2016 01:42 PM - last edited on ‎11-23-2016 08:46 AM by Community Manager

Hi there,

This is very important, because my name looks perfect on desktop website & BULKY on MOBILE website.

 

Thanks 

Status: We're Considering It.

We really appreciate the support for this idea! The Weebly team is considering now, and hopefully we will hear an update soon.

Better hierarchical format for creating a site with many pages

Status: We're Considering It.
by NBH on ‎12-19-2016 11:49 AM - last edited on ‎12-19-2016 12:23 PM by Community Manager

I have a site with hundreds of pages, and every time I create a new page I have to drag it to where it needs to go. It would be nice to have a better hierarchical format to make this easier. The ability to expand and collapse would be so helpful!

Status: We're Considering It.

Thank you for this idea @NBH! It's taken us a few months, but the Weebly team is considering making your suggestion into a reality. I'll certainly post updates as I have them.

 

Thanks again, and enjoy your day!

Erin

Ability to Change Button Color

Status: We're Considering It.
by cmoodie124 on ‎03-29-2016 12:17 PM - last edited on ‎03-30-2016 11:12 AM by Community Manager

I am using the Lucent theme and it appears you can change the color of absolutely everything, except the Buttons. So now my site is blue and green, but my buttons remain gold. 

bulk Price editing

Status: We're Considering It.
by UniqueLED on ‎04-08-2017 04:57 AM - last edited on ‎04-09-2017 07:54 AM by Community Manager

Please Please enable something where we can bulk price change. I have over 400 items and most of them have many options. It is a nightmare to change prices. 

Changing the Filename of uploaded PRODUCT images in the STORE (For better SEO)

Status: We're Considering It.
by JustImagine on ‎07-19-2016 12:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-05-2016 08:14 PM by Employee Moderator

Vote for this if you want your product images be found by search engines.

 

As much as I was excited about much needed and long asked for changes in file names of images, I am disappointed to learn that these changes do not apply to store/product images. (screaming WHY???)

 

I hope that the changes will be made to the product images too. If any of you have a shop on your site, you know what I am talking about.

 

 - most sites who use ecommerce are about selling products and getting images "out there". These sites don't just post pictures to gallery, they post pictures of products to their store.

 

- most sites who use ecommerce are paying for business plan. It means that most paying customers are at disadvantage now, because the change in picture URL does not apply to store images.

Subscription Feature

Status: We're Considering It.
by Carl on ‎04-05-2016 10:32 AM - last edited on ‎04-19-2016 02:56 PM by Community Manager

I'd like the ability to offer paid monthly subscriptions to customers. I feel that offering something like a pre-purchase for example a year, ends up being such a high value that people are deterred from the store.

Download statistics

Status: We're Considering It.
by nicklazar on ‎02-27-2017 07:04 AM - last edited 2 weeks ago by Community Manager

Hi guys,

Our website is for a non-profit that offers free ebooks to our community. Therefore one of our performance indicators associated with the website is how many times the ebook files have been downloaded. 

Therefore, the idea I want to propose to Weebly is to develop more on the website statistics so that we could get more information. Previously, our website was managed in Cpanel, and the statistics were much more useful than here (latest visits, geographical location of visitors, how many times each page was visited, how many times a file posted on the website was downloaded etc). I'd love to see these things considered by Weebly in a future update.

Thanks for your VOTES, guys!

I would like to be able to change the default shipping carrier in the "Mark as shipped" dialogue box. I have the business plan and It only seems to allow "Fedex"

Which is a bit irksome as I have to change it manually on every order.

I would like to be able to set the default to "Australia Post" (Or whatever I would like)

 

Kind regards John

Status: We're Considering It.

Hi, @JohnnyOcker! Thank you so much for your suggestion. The Weebly team is actually already considering this idea, and I'll be sure to pass along updates as I get them.

 

Thanks again!

Erin

Parallax scrolling for video headers and sections

Status: We're Considering It.
by southtexasmike on ‎03-14-2017 11:40 AM - last edited on ‎03-15-2017 12:12 PM by Community Manager

Hi,

 

I notice that when a header or section has a video background, the only available scrolling effects are "none" and "reveal".

 

Other hosts (who don't do responsive nearly as well as Weebly) already support parallax scrolling in front of video backgrounds, and we'd really like this for two of our pages.

 

Can Weebly make this available, pretty please?

Blog post archive collapsible by year

Status: We're Considering It.
by eyepop on ‎03-23-2016 11:41 AM - last edited on ‎03-30-2016 12:00 PM by Employee Moderator

I would like to have an option to collapse my blog archive by year instead of having all the posts arranged by month. That would free up much space in the sidebar.CBA.png

Status: We're Considering It.

Hi, @eyepop and community members!

 

The product team is considering your idea at the moment. Yay!

 

If you're interested un update blog organization, please vote for this idea!

 

Thanks, and enjoy your day!

Erin

Blog Page Number & Sub-categories

Status: We're Considering It.
by 12point on ‎05-01-2017 07:15 PM - last edited on ‎05-02-2017 06:55 AM by Community Manager

Hello, I feel so uncomfortable about blog page.. too basic functions.. my purpose is blogging thats why I bought pro version.. however,

 

I think that there should be the ability for all blog pages to have page numbers on the bottom (along with the navigation buttons). This means that there is no need for the website visitor to always click the previous and next buttons for if they are wanting to view an older post which could be on page 5 (as an example), then they can click onto page 5 rather than clicking on the previous or next button 5 times...

 

Second, about categories... actually I want to post about my hobbies and education purpose... so I managing 2 categories(example, education , hobbies) But, If I write about maths on education category.. I cannot manager under the education part...because I cannot set sub- categories.. it shows only education, hobbies, maths like just tag...

 

so...I think  update these features... blog page botton and sub-categories

 

what do you think?!

thanks.

Status: We're Considering It.

Thank you for your suggestion, @12point! We are considering your idea, and I'll pass along further updates as I receive them.

 

Thanks again!

Erin

I would love to see the membership login/signup pages editable by the weebly editor! This would be amazing!

Status: We're Considering It.

Thank you for your idea @natster101. The product team is giving it some thought. 

 

Keep voting for this idea! We want to show the product team that Weebly users would benefit from membership page customization.

 

Enjoy your day!

Erin

I've been with Weebly a couple of years and I can't believe this option still has not taken place.  My customers need to be able to upload photos/logo files either when choosing a spefic product or during checkout.  Asking them to do so after the fact drives customers away and doesn't work with my business.  Please add this option ASAP. 

Lightbox for Videos (Youtube, Vimeo, etc)

Status: We're Considering It.
by pochat on ‎04-20-2016 08:47 PM - last edited on ‎04-27-2016 10:18 AM by Employee Moderator

hi All,

 

I am very surprised to see that Weebly does not have a lightbox for videos,   this is a very common functionality now a days.

 

Once you click on a video thumbnail, it opens a window with the video player inside.  This minimizes resources and optimizes loading times.

 

Please vote for this!

 

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