Weebly App Review

The Weebly app, based on the review data, demonstrates serious shortcomings in usability, design, functionality, and customer support. Our reviewers found it challenging to navigate, lacking in customization options, and missing essential features. Pricing options were perceived unfavorably, and the app performance found to be inconsistent.

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Pricing & Value

How We Reviewed Weebly's Mobile Website Builder

A diverse group of testers were asked to build a website with either the Weebly app for Android or the app for iPhone, from start to finish, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Weebly from different perspectives:

  • Ease of Use (User Interface and Design)
  • Features & Functionality
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Performance & Reliability
  • Support & Documentation
  • Pricing & Value

By methodically evaluating these criteria, our testing process aims to provide you with valuable insights into where Weebly excels and where it is lacking. Ultimately, our objective is to help you choose a website builder which offers a user-friendly, clear experience, and which helps you create an effective and visually pleasing website for your business or project. We also look at whether Weebly adheres to ethical business principles in its relationship with its users.

For a complete understanding of each review section and its subsections, please refer to our detailed methodology page. If you have more questions, our FAQ and glossary sections are there to provide further clarification.



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The Weebly apps for Andoird and iOS both received exceptionally low ratings from our review team, for ease-of-use, indicating a highly unsatisfactory experience for the testers. The apps were found to lack an intuitive interface, which made them challenging to navigate and understand. Editing a website is not a straightforward task using Weebly on phones.

Ease of Use

User Interface and Design

For mobile website builders to be considered easy to use, they should have an intuitive and user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate with touch controls. Apps should provide clear and concise instructions on how to use the various features and tools, and should allow users to easily preview their website and make changes on the go.


 app does not really offer much to work with. Its only consistency is in how awful it is all over.

Intuitive Interface

Weebly’s ease of use was found to be seriously lacking, and gained a very low rating from all of our testers. Weebly is challenging to navigate and comprehend, making the process of editing a website an uphill battle. The interface is far from intuitive.

Learning Curve

The learning curve is steep, earning another low rating. Weebly is just is not user-friendly, especially for beginners, as it presents significant challenges in understanding and navigating its functionalities. This is surprising for a big name website builder which gets generally good reviews for its browser based builder.

Working With Weebly

The workflow efficiency of Weebly on phones is abysmal. Basic tasks require convoluted steps, and even simple edits mandate accessing the desktop site. This lack of fluidity seriously hampers the user experience.


Mobile website builders should be easy to navigate, with clear and concise labels for all buttons and menus. Apps should provide intuitive and logical workflows, so that users can easily find the features they need and accomplish their goals without confusion or frustration.


 is not clear in any way.

Instructions and Tooltips

Weebly fails to provide clear instructions or guidance, leaving users to fend for themselves. The absence of support within the Weebly app and reliance on an external support site via a link is frustrating.

Visual Hierarchy

The visual hierarchy is confusing, earning a very low rating. The interface lacks organization and guidance, making it challenging to understand and navigate Weebly’s features effectively.


Consistency is lacking throughout the app. The design, behavior, and overall experience are consistently poor, creating a frustrating environment for users.


Mobile website builders should load quickly and operate smoothly, with minimal lag or delays.

This is pretty horrible. The app does not offer the ability to edit a website.

Template Variety

The design of the Weebly app is poor, and its aesthetic appeal is minimal. The design flexibility is also severely limited, hindering users’ ability to create unique and visually pleasing websites. Weebly’s designs fail to meet modern aesthetic standards, resulting in a lack of appeal to users seeking visually pleasing and contemporary designs.

Design Flexibility

The design flexibility of Weebly’s app is extremely limited. Testers were unable to easily customize colors, fonts, and other design elements to align with their preferences and brand identity. One tester commented simply, “Zero.”

Business Ethics

Business Ethics refers to the principles and considerations that guide the development and usage of the application, ensuring responsible and user-centric practices. It involves adopting ethical standards, maintaining user privacy and security, and prioritizing user experience.

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Weebly’s design is notably lacking across various dimensions. The absence of template variety, aesthetic appeal, and design flexibility hampers users’ ability to create visually appealing and unique websites tailored to their specific needs. These limitations hinder Weebly’s ability to create anything of quality.

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Overall Impression

For overall ease of use Weebly receives a very low rating, reflecting the difficulties reviewers faced while trying to use the app. The average score of 26% suggests that the Weebly app’s usability falls far short of expectations.

Weebly Features & Functionality

Another low score of 22% reinforces Weebly’s lackluster performance in terms of features and functionality, leaving testers with a subpar experience.

Features & Functionality


Features refer to the tools, functionality, and capabilities that each app provides for users to build and customize a professional-looking website. Because our review is exclusively of mobile website builders, and not of browser-based builders, a key metric is how much of the website builders’ feature-sets are available in the apps.

Basically ZERO functionality


Weebly is severely lacking in features. Our reviewers found the features provided to be inadequate for their needs, resulting in a poor experience overall.


Functionality in the app was also lacking. While Weebly manages to provide some necessary tools for website creation, editing, and management, the offering is very limited, resulting in an poor, verging on a non-existent user experience.


The extensibility of Weebly is limited, earning a the lowest rating possible. Weebly does not offer support for additional features or plugins that could enhance and expand its capabilities.


There are no features within the Weebly app to facilitate collaborative efforts among team members or allow multiple users to work together effectively.


Customization refers to the level of options and flexibility that the app provides for designing a website.

Customizability is severely restricted in Weebly. The fails to offer meaningful options for users to control the layout, design, and features of their websites.

Layout Control

Weebly’s options for controlling the layout of pages is limited. Testers were not provided with satisfactory methods of customizing the layout of sections within their web pages.

Design Control

Design control in Weebly is also insufficient. Our reviewers were not given the ability to modify design elements like colors, fonts, and images to create a unique visual identity for their websites.

Feature Control

Weebly’s feature control is lacking. Testers did not have the necessary options to customize features such as navigation menus, forms, and galleries according to their requirements.

Integration options

Integration options refer to the ability of the app to connect and integrate with external services, platforms, or tools to enhance the functionality and capabilities of the website being built.

Third-Party Integrations

The integration capabilities in Weebly are minimal. It does not adequately support integrations with popular third-party tools and services, such as social media platforms, e-commerce solutions, and analytics tools.

Seamless Connections

The ability to create seamless connections with integrations is lacking. Integrations in Weebly are not easy to set up and often result in conflicts or issues.

Language Options

Weebly does not offer language options for its mobile interface, meaning it is not available in multiple languages.

Overall Impression

An average score of 22% underscores the poor performance of Weebly when it comes to providing meaningful features and functional capabilities to users. The Weebly app’s features and functionality fall well below user expectations, leading to a notably unsatisfactory user experience.


Weebly received an average score of 30% from our review team, reflecting its inadequate performance in SEO-related areas. Although some site optimization features were present, the app’s overall SEO capabilities did not meet expectations.


SEO Abilities

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) abilities refer to the app’s ability to help users optimize their website for search engines, such as Google and Bing. By including these SEO features, mobiles website builders can help users improve the visibility and ranking of their website in search engine results, potentially driving more traffic and engagement to their websites.

Weebly was found wanting in the area of SEO capabilities. In our tests, itt failed to provide sufficient tools and features for effective search engine optimization, resulting in suboptimal visibility and performance in search engine results.

Metadata Customization

The Weebly app does not adequately allow users to edit and customize metadata, such as page titles, descriptions, and keywords. This lack of control hinders users’ ability to optimize their content for search engines.

URL Customization

URL customization options are lacking in Weebly. Testers were not provided with the necessary tools to create human-readable and SEO-friendly URLs.

Mobile Optimization

The mobile optimization capabilities of Weebly are Poor. It fails to generate mobile-friendly sites that load quickly and correctly, negatively impacting user experience on mobile devices.

Performance (Website)

By prioritizing performance and speed, a mobile website should provide users with a fast and responsive experience, enabling them to quickly and efficiently browse websites from their mobile device. The second part of this section pertains to the performance and speed of the websites created by the app.

Weebly website performance is barley acceptable. 

Load Times

Our reviewers chose not test Weebly website loading speed out of frustration with many aspects of the app.

Google PageSpeed Test

Weebly PageSpeed Test


Site Optimization

The Weebly app receives another low rating for site optimization. 

Our Overall Impression of Weebly’s SEO Capabilities

Weebly’s average score of 30% emphasizes its subpar performance across various SEO-related categories. While there might be certain aspects that perform slightly better, the overall SEO experience remains below satisfactory levels.


Weebly’s average score of 34% mirrors its poor performance and reliability, encompassing various aspects related to user experience and technical stability.

Performance & Reliability

Performance (App)

Mobile website builders should load quickly and operate smoothly, with minimal lag or delays

While the Weebly app’s performance is acceptable to some extent, there is room for improvement to provide a smoother and more seamless user experience.


The app’s stability is lacking. Weebly tends to experience crashes and lag, particularly when handling substantial amounts of content or complex layouts.


For reactivity, or responsiveness, the app received one of its few good ratings, indicating that Weebly promptly responded to user actions and provided a relatively seamless and uninterrupted experience with minimal latency or delays.

Chance OF Completing a Clear and Functional Website With Weebly

A mobile website building app with a high chance of completion should provide users with the tools and features they need to easily create a website that meets their needs

Unable to publish from App

Our reviewers encountered obstacles using Weebly that hindered their ability to achieve their desired outcomes. Testers were unable to publish their websites directly from the app, contributing to its overall lack of completeness.

User Guidance

Our testers found that user guidance within the Weebly app is inadequate. Weebly fails to effectively guide users through the website creation process or offer helpful suggestions or best practices.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance options are lacking within the Weebly. Our reviewers noted that users do not have the means to thoroughly preview and test their websites across different devices and browsers before publishing.


Responsiveness refers to the ability of the app and the websites created using the app to adapt and display properly across different devices and screen sizes. A mobile device-based website building app with strong responsiveness ensures that websites created using the app are optimized for viewing and interacting with various mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

The app’s responsiveness receives a below average rating. It does not perform very well in terms of responsiveness and user experience.

Mobile-First Design

The Weebly app does not prioritize mobile-friendly website designs. It fails to ensure a good user experience on smaller screens.

Adaptive Layouts

The app does not offer adaptive layouts that automatically adjust the website to different screen sizes and orientations.

Touch-Friendly Interactions

Weebly’s interface successfully implements touch interactions on mobile devices.


The average score of 34% reflects the poor performance and reliability of Weebly’s apps for both Android and iOS. Testers faced challenges related to performance and stability in various aspects of the app’s workflow, contributing to the overall lower average score.

Weebly Support & documentation

An average score of 30% reflects the low performance of the Weebly’s customer support service. While the score for documentation was better, the app lacks community features, and also offers no clear information about data collection, resulting in a decidedly subpar overall support and documentation experience.

Support and Documentation

Customer Support

Weebly’s customer support service gained an averaged score of 30%. Our reviewers found the available customer support options and effectiveness to be below satisfactory, suggesting that improvements are needed to enhance user assistance and issue resolution.

Support Channels

The Weebly app offers support through a link to an external support site.


The app provides documentation, including tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting guides via a link to a Weebly support site.


Weebly lacks an active user community where users can share knowledge, advice, and feedback.

Data Privacy

No specific information is provided regarding transparency in collecting personal data or options available to users regarding data privacy such as how to delete accounts and data.

Overall Impression

The average score of 30% reflects testers poor impressions of the Weebly app’s support and documentation. While certain areas, such as documentation, offered some help, the overall support experience was found to be inadequate, resulting in the poor average score. Users may face challenges in accessing effective assistance and comprehensive resources when using Weebly on a phone.


The app’s pricing and value for money receive a rating of 34%. Testers perceived the app’s pricing in relation to the value it provides as below satisfactory.

Pricing and Value

Free Plan & Pricing Tiers

Weebly offers a variety of pricing options with different tiers, including a free plan, but nevertheless earned another low rating. Our reviewers found that adding useful functionality to their websites could be expensive.

Really expensive to add even basic functionality


The Weebly app’s cost-effectiveness was also rated low, indicating the app does not offer competitive value for the features and functionality it provides. Weebly is known for positive reviews for pricing for its browser based website builder, so it seems likely that the app has simply not provided enough of the functionality of the full website builder to justify the plan pricing in for users of the mobile apps.


The Weebly app’s transparency in communicating its pricing structure, limitations, upsells, and hidden fees is rated low. Testers felt that Weebly’s pricing information was not as clear and upfront as it could be, giving rise to negative perceptions.

Overall Impression

The average score of 34% reflects testers poor impressions of the Weebly’s pricing and value for money. While the app does offer multiple pricing tiers and a free plan, the overall perception of cost-effectiveness and transparency was below the a desirable level.

Final Thoughts On Weebly

The Weebly app’s average rating of 29% underscores the extensive dissatisfaction expressed by our testers. Weebly for mobile falls significantly short of meeting user expectations and providing a seamless and effective website-building experience.

Overall Rating

Weebly Reviews: Overall Impression

The overall impression of our testers towards Weebly was extremely negative. Weebly appears to have significant shortcomings in multiple areas, making it a frustrating and unsatisfactory experience for users.


Based on the review data provided, it’s challenging to identify any notable strengths of the app. Our reviewers encountered difficulties and limitations in almost every section of the test.


Weebly’s app suffers from several limitations that hinder its usability and user experience. It lacks intuitive navigation, efficient workflow, clarity in design, customization options, and functionality. The absence of quality support, transparent pricing, and value for money further adds to its limitations.


In conclusion, Weebly’s apps for phones seems to be poorly designed, with a lack of essential features and an overall user-unfriendly experience. Testers frustrations extend to nearly all aspects of the app, including its design, functionality, customer support, and pricing structure. There is a clear need for significant improvements to address these issues and offer users a more satisfactory and effective website-building platform.

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