All right, so this is a quick overview of
the backend for Weebly websites. As you can see, they have divided their backend
into build where you’re handling the layout, the text, the gallery, all the
different features that you basically just drag and drop and move around. For each
page, you select it as if you’re browsing through the site, and then down here, you
can choose element like choose a page layout or drag and drop elements. So if
you wanna have an image here, you basically just drag and drop. And one
thing that I really like is that you see how it gives parameters for this image,
and so it’s gonna drop it in the correct spot. It’s not gonna drop it over here if
you drop it over here, which is one advantage of Weebly over Wix. It gives you
parameters to customize your own website. “Design”, this is where you go and choose
your custom themes. You can either design it including by writing your own CSS or
you can go and select your own custom theme, which they have different options.
You can basically take this as a foundation and go in and change it.
“Pages” this is where you go and manage your pages. I really like how they have
advanced settings where you can customize the page title and page description for
search results. And then for visitors arriving via search engines, you can also
do footer and header codes per page. So if you wanna run the AB-TEST, have a
conversion code, have a retargeting code, you can do that. The only thing is that
the way they have this, it can quickly get messy if you have more than say a dozen
pages. It’s certainly possible. It’s just a little clunky to manage that many in the
format they have it in. “Store” and then their “backend settings”,
this is pretty straightforward For a hosted website platform, it’s pretty
interesting that you can do 301 redirects. This is an advanced feature
that a lot of times people don’t realize they need until they really need it where
you can set up multiple blogs, manage your store, and manage your members.
So it’s pretty intuitive. This is very intuitive compared to other self-hosted
website builders. But the biggest concern as with all self-hosted website builders
is that if you’re ever interested in moving platforms, you have to basically
download an archive of your website which does not include any blog content and it’s
just the content off your pages. To read more about the pros and cons and
considerations, check out the full review in the video description.