I often need to link to a page of my website which isn't in my site's navigation menu (a hidden landing page, for example) and as of right now the only way to obtain the URL is to temporarily include the page in my site's URL, publish the site, and grab the URL by navigating to the page in a web browser.
It seems there should be a simple way to grab the URL for any page of my site without having to go through this hack.
on 05-18-201608:01 AM - last edited on 05-18-201610:03 AM by NickyLimes
I have been waiting and waiting for this. When, oh when, will Weebly make this possible?? It is SO fundamental. Having to edit each element one at a time is extremely time-consuming. I have made at least 5 requests for it--2 by this feature request, and a few by phone. I notice that several other folks would like it, too, as there was at least one other post for it.
Seems to me it would work for several types of sites. Ours, for example, is a non-profit pet rescue organization, and we are constantly posting animals for adoption. As more pets are posted, some get deleted because they are adopted, and some need to be moved to a different spot on the page. I cringe every time this happens, which is very often. I am to the point where I am looking elsewhere for a company that has that feature. PLEASE make this happen soon! Thank you.
We love the color blocks but they are not as "fancy" as we need. We NEED the same functionality of the color blocks, with use as an image. So that text could be overlaid simply, not as a background. We want this feature!!
Word Press has a way for their users to set up a simple contest or a give away. This would be good for marketing for new entrepreneurs. I am having a hard time getting people to engage or come to my site. I think of people do not think my site is real. Yes I have a free weebly page. I would not mind paying when I can at least can make money to run my website right. I do not sell on Weebly. I work with Print On demand companies so I send people to their website to purchase my products. Anyway I believe a prize give away is what I can afford at least 4 times a year. I will not be running contest every moneth just 5 maybe 5 times a year. and Payinf for a way to get at least 1000 people to hopeful partake in this would be costly. It would be nice to track how many people signs up for my contest via email subscription. It swould be nice to recieve a simple noticification when someones signs up. It would be helpful to to have a start and an end date, and afterwards it would be helpful to know the total amount of people joined, unjoined the give-away. Even though I do not have an email with weebly, it should be a way I can easily add my email to mailchimp or to my email account. Weebly seems to have the forms I can use to set up a give-away but I need the help of automated service to pull this off. Can you make an app for that. It would boost the notice with SEO, for I believe people who are struggling to get an email list and people to view a site though a weebly name is on the link.
on 04-11-201711:17 AM - last edited on 04-11-201712:28 PM by Adam
I need to be able to use multiple different passwords on my website to protect pages. Right now only one password can be used for the entire site.
The reason why, is if I want one group of people to access some content and other groups to access different content. Right now I would have to give everyone the same password and they would be able to access pages I do not want them to see.
on 01-17-201710:25 PM - last edited on 01-19-201711:05 AM by Adam
It BUGS me that the Cart is part of the navigation menu for 2 reasons.
1) I find it unattractive. I'm not primarily an ecommerce site, and I would prefer that it not show up unless there is actually something in a visitor's cart. Quite frankly, I've never seen that anywhere else, where the cart is a menu item.
2) The "Cart" is taking up space on the menu bar, which hides other more relevant/important menu options under "More."
Please remove "Cart" from the menu. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who thinks it's a problem.
on 01-16-201704:39 AM - last edited on 01-16-201709:30 AM by Adam
It would be nice to have a widget to display the recent blogposts with title and pictures. Like a automated gallery from the rss feed. There exists a solution from Tint, but unfortunately no free widget which can be customized.
on 12-18-201610:48 PM - last edited on 12-19-201609:14 AM by Adam
If I have an item that's sold out, I don't want it to appear in my store. And if I have a category filled with items that are out of stock or a category that has special items that I don't want to be live yet, I should be able to hide them from my store.
I can't even figure out how to hide special holiday items that take time to add to my store, but I don't want live until a specific date.
on 04-11-201712:43 PM - last edited on 04-11-201701:58 PM by Adam
Here's the rub:
There are a variety of .less files in the newer themes such as Birdseye. It's a nice theme and the CSS is broken out into various, easy-to-navigate and edit bits of code. But the problem is that if you even touch the CSS in one of these files, your site gets flagged by Weebly support as having a custom theme.
You could change the color of the nav bar and only that but if you do, suddenly your site is no longer supported by Weebly. As many Weebly site designers know, any customization, no matter how irrelevant from a support perspective, gives Weebly an out to say, "sorry, we can't support you since you are running a 'custom theme'. Their software has no ability to distinguish between a CSS tweak in a default file and a more serious custom theme that includes alternate HTML headers, additional js.min files, etc. CSS does not affect the speed or general functionality of a website. If someone raises a support ticket related to something that is clearly CSS related, then sure, Weebly could say, sorry, no can do. But there are many other issues that Weebly support should handle that are non-CSS related that they take themselves off the hook on if you changed a color in a default file.
Instead Weebly tells us that we need to add our CSS tweaks to the SEO header and use the !importanttag, even though we all know that this is a no-no if you want to keep your CSS clean and speedy.
1: Tweaks to the native CSS should not flag a site as "custom". Weebly can still refuse to support issues relating to CSS if the Weebly customer has altered that code, but this is easy enough for any competent Weebly customer support person to discern.
2: Provide GUI access to all primary default CSS.
For example, the following should be editable from the theme tab if we can't edit it in the theme file:
Ability to set the default background color, fill color, shade color, and font 1 and 2 (e.g. Birdseye uses "Montserrat", a font I don't like. But because it is hard-coded into the "variables.less" file, the site loads Montserrat even though I don't want it or need it plus I have to go through all the font settings and change the default to my font preference.)
Ability to set height and width of logo area in the nav bar.
Ability to turn off and on the underline decoration for links.
Ability to set the color of the main nav drop down menus
Ability to set the hover color of the background for the main menus
And so on. Right now, I have to deal with all of these in the SEO header code - not ideal.
There are just too many things that are inaccessible from the theme tab GUI right now. Either Weebly needs to offer more selectors from the editor or they need to allow us to tweak the CSS directly and yet still support a site as long as those tweaks are not custom HTML headers or extra jQuery files. I understand that it would be hard to support a site with lots of that kind of extra code but a user changing a BG color from #E0E0E0 to #FFFFFF or turning off link underlining should not make the site unsupportable.
How am I wrong here?
EDIT: one thing I forgot to mention is that Weebly prides itself in having an editor that represents your page so well that they don't need to provide a preview function. HOWEVER, no CSS tweak you add to your SEO header will be represented in the Weebly editor.
So if you want to improve the look of your site with better CSS, you really can't see how it will look without publishing.
byCreature06-13-201609:39 AM - edited 06-23-201603:38 PM
Weebly, please build a "PRODUCT GALLERY" element for application within our product pages.
I would love for there to be a "Related Items" element (gallery of products) that Weebly shop owners could add to our product pages! I want to retain my audience for as long as possible and create easy flow in and out of every page but keep viewers in my shop! If a viewer clicks on an item they like I would love to be able to quickly show them a few more they may be interested in. This can be done by adding a gallery element option within our product pages that would display other related items in our shop. Shop owners could manually drag and drop which products they would want to show in the "related items" gallery, or click something like "automate" that would allow weebly to pull items it thinks are related based on an algorithm that uses tags or keywords within the title of the products.
Creating the ability to add a "Related Items" gallery column to the right below our description (vertically), or a "related items" gallery row at the end of the body above our footer (horizontally) would be amazing and would improve flow and viewer retention in our shops.
on 05-31-201704:22 PM - last edited on 06-01-201707:37 AM by Adam
For new users, one of the biggest challenges is knowing where to look for the actions you want to take. I have introduced several friends to Weebly and they beome frustrated as they search and then finally give up.
If you want to change the color of a font, you need to look under Theme, but how do you know that initially? Have a page that is organized like the index of a book, so you can easily find what what you're looking for.
on 04-24-201703:19 PM - last edited on 04-25-201708:09 AM by Adam
I was thinking that it might be a good idea if Weebly offered a blank theme or at least a way for users to easily make their own custom themes. Using my own HTML files, I feel like I have been barred from using certain features...