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.
It would be great to offer customers the option of paying via direct deposit (ACH payments). Stripe in America offer this, however I am based in Australia and Stripe does not have this option available here. Poli payments is another alternative in Australia but does not have a plug in for weebly. Would be great if weebly could come up with a solution.
Save previous version of your website. encase you make a mistake, get hack & deleted etc
Wix have this feature. Its really good. You can literally go back to any single change you ever made. And its easy to navigate. My worst fear is putting so much time and effort into a website, then have someone steal your password and has irreversible fun at your expense.
I have friends who are individual educators (i.e. not affiliated to an organisation) who sell tutorials either individually or packaged as a subscription service for a month, six months or a year at a time for access to all tutorials
I tell them that Weebly is a great site. They tell me it doesn't deliver what they need it to do.
They tell me they are unable to work out how to set this up on Weebly (i.e. the e-commerce seems to be very product orientated as opposed to service orientated - over a period of time).
What they want to be able to do is: * have a menu for different subscription options for accessing a private part (i.e. non-public) part of the site * enable an easy method for taking on subscriptions with all relevant details for continued communication (eg automated reminders for coming to the end of a subscription) * provide a listing of all those who subscribe - including email addresses to allow adhoc communication or some sort of private but recorded messaging eg to set up a Skype call for private feedback
I tried looking to see how they might do it within existing functions and was forced to conclude they were right.
Weebly has missed out on an opportunity to enable people to sell services with a time limit via a subscription model.
[ PS Why does your bullet point function move the whole post to the right instead of the line I am trying to Bullet point? ]
There is a new requirement placed by Google to make all websites secured through SSL certificates. They have announced that the latest Chrome browser version will warn users on websites that are not using SSL (https). For those websites, Chrome will present a message in the address bar that reads ‘not secure’.
Weebly should Include free or at nominal cost, SSL certificates for all account levels ASAP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Users should have the ability to pull a post back into drafts. This is just common courtesy. Come on!
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.
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I want to offer discounted pricing for higher quantity orders. As it stands now, I can only create a "coupon" for a certain $ or % and apply it to a product or category.
This would be fine IF I could also assign a quantity parameter WITHIN the selected product or category. For example, I want to be able to sell 1-4 t-shirts for $10 each, 5-9 t-shirts for $8 each, and ten or more for $7 each.
PLEASE consider making this simple addition. It'd help us a LOT with our pricing! Thanks!!
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.
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Right now SSL is super glitchy. I have a business plan and it's been days since I've been trying to enable SSL for the site. Despite being escalated to the development team, SSL is still down. I did everything right, pointed A records to 188.8.131.52, but still not working, and we can't go live until SSL is working properly.
This would not be an issue if SSL was a standard option for all plans. Wix just made this an option, and there it's even free, so why can't Weebly compete on internet security?
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As a business owner that has employees and sells physical products, it can be difficult to tell if an order has even been printed. We have experienced an order being printed and filled twice since there is no indication that someone has already printed the order.
I would like to see the option of changing the status of orders for physical items. An example would be adding an "In Progress" option. That way it is clear that someone has printed/working on the order. We (my company) simply cannot print one order, fill it, print the next, fill it etc. That is extremely time consuming and a waste of money in labor.
I hope others feel this would be a benefit to them as well as I am sure I cannot be the only person with a Weebly ecommerce site that has physical products and employees. Thank you for your consideration and please vote for this to be a feature to be added!
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When the people at Weebly updated the image editor, they dropped the option of adding and layering extra images in the image editor. This means in my case that I have to prepare my images in Photoshop before uploading, which takes extra time, and can only be done when I'm editing with my PC.
Athough the old image editor was a bit slow, it had much better features: a larger 'canvas'; the ability to resize images, and the ability to upload and layer multiple images to create new pictures.
Please add these really convenient features back into the image editor.
The Help Structure and Topics are marvels of clarity, digestible chunks, graphics, and cross-reference, but this would make them better:
Several Step-By-Step Building Templates - Do this, then do this next, etc. Several - to include a General Path, one for Path with Blog, one for Path with Store, one for Path with Blog & Store. All with linked cross-references to already existing topics.
A Glossary for basic terms of art: Domain, SEO, Gallery, Slideshow, Blog, Store, etc.
A Cheatlist of recommended settings - image sizes, most important font settings, maximums (I had to eMail my question about how many Products were included in the Pro package - they were on the purchase pages, but need to be on the how-to pages).
A Master Outline of ALL topics, sub-topics - sometimes hard to remember where I saw what I'm "now" looking for.
rrWhisper.com (once I change from SiteGround to Weebly)