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Knowledge Base

Weebly Website Builder

Please note: If you're a new customer or user, this article will be for informational purposes only. We'd also like to let you know that our Website Builder product is now replaced with Wondersuite. Learn more about WonderSuite, our easy WordPress website builder, and get started building your blog, branded website, or online store today!

The Weebly platform is a user-friendly What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) tool designed to help users create and launch visually appealing websites quickly and easily. As you build your site, you can see exactly how it will appear to your visitors, making the design process intuitive and straightforward. Weebly's (Basic) version, which offers a range of essential features for website creation, is complimentary to your shared hosting plan. This integration allows for a seamless setup and publishing process, enabling you to establish an online presence without needing advanced technical skills.



How to Access Weebly

Important note: As we upgrade to an optimized and easy-to-use account manager, some hosting products and/or services are no longer available. Due to this update, Bluehost no longer offers Weebly for new signups. Your Weebly website will remain the same if you currently have the service.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click on the Websites tab from the side navigation menu to the left, and then scroll down.
    Account Manager - Websites Tab
  3. Look for the Weebly website you wish to manage, and click the Settings button.
    Account Manager - Websites Settings
  4. Under the Overview tab, click the Weebly Login button in the top-right corner.
    Account Manager - Weebly Login
  5. On the Weebly page, click Edit Site to proceed to the dashboard.
    Account Manager - Weebly Edit
  6. The Weebly dashboard will open in a new tab.

For more information on how to create your Weebly website, visit How to Build Websites with Weebly.

Important: For more Weebly resources, please also see the Weebly help pages.

Features

  • Custom headers and page sections — Choose between six different header types and control each one by adding images, logos, slideshows, menus, buttons, etc. Customize your page by including a site menu, social icons, contact form, logo, and more! Every custom section you drag onto the page works like its own mini-site and can contain multiple design elements like color, backgrounds, text, images, and video.
  • Commerce system — Sell your products online and provide a consistent shopping experience across all devices. Select sophisticated storefront themes and choose from a variety of payment options, including Stripe, PayPal, and more. New product and category elements provide you with the flexibility of designing and laying out your online store. You will have full control of the entire process, from product creation to shipping configuration, payment processing, and order management.
  • Store Design Elements — Easily drag and drop products or categories anywhere on your site to create beautiful stores and drive sales.
  • Bulk Importing and Exporting — Quickly make bulk edits to your products, import, and export batches of information, and implement key SEO terms to get found online.
  • Tax Setup — Save time with one-click tax rates for the entire US, guidance for international rates, plus easily set by region, price, or manually.
  • Shipping Management — Save time by using our shipping management tools, which enables you to easily configure shipping rates based on quantity, setting a flat rate per item or order, and offering free shipping based on order price or weight.
  • Optimized One-Page Checkout — Get your customers through the checkout flow easier than ever with a simplified one-page purchase process.
  • Membership system — Build a membership-based website that allows users to log in to access special content. Add members, build groups, and manage access, all from the admin area. Further, you can add a “Register” button to the site, allowing visitors to sign up to become members. The options will then be available to manually review each case for approval, simply automatically approve everyone, or even upload a CSV file with all the data for your member database.
  • Blog system — Create blog posts with all of the same tools you have in the main editor. Other blog features such as archives, categories, RSS feed, comments, and more are at your fingertips. You can even schedule your posts to publish at a future date.
  • Fully responsive themes — Create and manage a website that works everywhere for everyone. All Weebly themes have been optimized to resize automatically, so they look great on any device your visitors use to access your site.
  • Spacer element — Add blank space anywhere on the page with a new “spacer” element.
  • No “text + image” element — Add an image to text by simply dragging an image into a text box.
  • Page management in the sidebar — Pages are now created and managed via the sidebar interface that won’t hide the page you are currently editing. Moving between pages, editing, and setting up the framework of your site is now done effortlessly.
  • Image editor — New image editor includes features such as image cropping, filters, focus, and other adjustments like brightness and saturation. It is HTML-5 based and a huge update from the previous flash-based editor.
  • Page type icons — After selecting which type of page you’ll be adding to your site, you can select an icon that best represents how you would like that particular page to be laid out. This icon will always show in the “pages” tab for reference.
  • Open access to the HTML/CSS editor across all plans — For those comfortable with HTML/CSS code, this feature allows you to modify the source code of your site. Another way of doing this is to use the element called “embed code,” where you can actually copy/paste any kind of 3rd party tool or custom code into a specific page on your site. This includes Youtube videos, opt-in forms, etc.
  • Element options user interface — All drag and drop elements have an updated option interface making setting element options much easier. Adjust spacing, add borders, link, align, caption, and more!
  • Theme options — Additional customization options to many of the new responsive themes. Examples include navigation placement, header overlay settings, page width, etc.
  • Theme gallery — An updated theme gallery user interface makes it easier to find and preview themes, view recently used themes, and manage custom themes.
  • Custom color palettes — Color palettes allow you to choose both a primary and accent color to better personalize and brand your site. If you want, you can create default palettes that have primary and accent colors already defined. You then get to decide where those colors are used throughout the page.
  • Video Backgrounds — Impress your visitors with high-quality video backgrounds. Choose from Weebly’s free video library or upload your own unique video to make header images and sections pop.

Summary

Weebly is a user-friendly platform that simplifies website creation and launching. It offers a complimentary basic version with essential features for website creation and integrates with shared hosting plans. Weebly has custom headers, a comprehensive commerce system, and a new image editor. Existing Weebly websites are unaffected, but new signups are no longer available. To manage Weebly, log in to the account manager, navigate to the Websites tab, and proceed to the Weebly dashboard through the settings.

Weebly offers a robust platform for users looking to create professional-looking websites without the need for extensive technical knowledge. Its wide array of features and user-friendly design tools make it an excellent choice for individuals and businesses aiming to establish or enhance their online presence. Despite the limitation on new signups due to updates, existing users can continue to leverage Weebly's capabilities to manage and grow their websites effectively.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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