Are you looking to learn Weebly and create your own website? Ease of use is one of the best things about building and managing a website with Weebly, which makes it the world’s most popular drag-and-drop website builder.
Getting familiar creating websites with Weebly does not require a lot of time or money. Anyone can do it on their own.
This article will guide you through the process on how to learn Weebly for free in a week (or even less). The goal here is to help you familiarize yourself with Weebly and become able to create websites yourself.
Why Learn Weebly and Not Anything Else?
Weebly is by far the world’s most popular drag-and-drop website builder. It actually allows to create just any type of websites.
Weebly powers millions of websites worldwide. It has been helping thousands of business owners around the globe having their online presences up and running, generating thousands of job opportunities around the world, and there are millions of websites making money using Weebly.
In short, apart from economic opportunities, Weebly is a great tool that enables people to do awesome things online.
It is highly recommended and quite an indeal solution for small businesses to get their online presence going on, at the same time it is economical enough (mostly FREE).
With a thousands of Apps and Weebly themes, Weebly is easy to extend and allows you to make any type of website you may imagine.
What Do I Need to Learn Weebly?
Learning Weebly is easy as long as you are willing to commit at least an hour each day for a week.
You would need some very basic search skills, and the ability to follow some simple instructions.
Actually No, you don’t need to know any kinds of programming languages to create a website with Weebly. It might be useful for you to learn them in the feature if you’re planning to have a website built with such languages usually for big projects, but you don’t need them to make a website using Weebly.
The majority of Weebly users don’t have coding or programming skills, and they have been using Weebly for years.
Now that you are interested and would like to learn Weebly, we want to welcome you to the awesome Weebly Tutorial community.
Let’s get started.
Monday: Getting Started with Weebly
There are two types of Weebly websites. First, there is Weebly.com known as the main company distributing the platform directly, and then there is Weebly which you can get via some host providers, they are basically resellers of the Weebly product.
We don’t really have specific recommendations here, getting Weebly directly from weebly.com or through a host provider would lead you to have the exact same interface and features. So probably look for the good price deal for you here. For more information, read our Weebly review.
Now that you have chosen the right provider to get Weebly, the next step is to simply subscribe to get your plan activated and ready to start building the website. And also have your own domain name.
Your domain is the website address that visitors will type to visit you (example weeblytutorials.com). We have a guide that will help you pick the best domain name for your website.
Normally, a domain costs $14.99 per year and Weebly plans starts from $7.99 per month but they do offer a free plan to get you starter with a temporarily URL with this format: url.weebly.com. This is may be a bit challenging, perhaps a lot of money if you are just starting out and don’t have steady income.
Luckily, Bluehost has agreed to offer WeeblyTutorials.com users a free domain name and a generous discount Weebly plans. Basically, you can get started for as low as $2 per month.
If you want to look at a Bluehost alternative, then checkout weebly.com the main Weebly provider or see read more our Weebly review to make up your mind.
Once you have registered your domain name and setup your Weebly account, it is time to get started.
We have in place some step by step tutorials on:
- How to start a Weebly blog
- How to create a website with Weebly
- How to start an online store with Weebly
- How to make a membership website Weebly
- How to create a forum with Weebly
- How to start a podcast with Weebly
For other dedicated tutorials, see our Weebly tutorials on different types of websites you can create with Weebly.
If you’re just wanting to learn and create a test website, you can opt for the Weebly free plan with a temporary URL.
Congrats, now you have launched your own Weebly website. However, your website is currently empty.
In the next few days, you’ll start getting familiar yourself with the available Weebly features and learn how to set it up to work for you.
Tuesday: Learning The Weebly Basics
After setting up Weebly, it is time to get familiar with the website builder itself and especially the provided features. You can do so by going through the Weebly Elements in the left-hand bar of the Weebly Site Editor.
You may still need guidance on how to use each of the Elements you see in the Weebly Site Editor.
The best place to start is our free Weebly video series for beginners. These videos will guide you through the Weebly basics, show you how to add images, videos, audio, etc.
We recommend going through these videos as you work on your Weebly website. Don’t worry if you can’t watch them all at once. You can always come back and resume where you left off.
As you work on your Weebly website, you’ll probably come across some terms that you may not understand. We have a handy Weebly dictionary with a list of commonly used Weebly terminology along with an explanation of each term.
Moving forward, you should consider getting familiar with the Weebly Site Editor. This is where you’ll be spending most of your time when creating content.
While you are at it, let’s go through some key Weebly guides along the way.
If you still have some time left today, then you should take some time and explore our beginners tutorial section which is full of useful Weebly guides.
Hopefully by this time, you have a good grasp of your Weebly account, and you’re probably eager to tackle more challenges.
Wednesday: Using Weebly Apps
One of the key powers of Weebly is the ability to use Apps within it.
Apps are quite useful. They allow you to add new features to your website such as calendars etc. Features that aren’t present per default with the Weebly package.
There are thousands of available Apps in the Weebly Apps market alone. This abundance of Apps can be overwhelming for people who are just starting out.
Well, the next thing we’ll cover is Weebly themes.
Thursday: Using Weebly Themes
Weebly themes simply control the way your website look. Themes are templates that you can enable and partially personalize for your website.
There are thousands of free and premium themes available for Weebly. You can use free themes for your website directly from the Weebly Themes directory.
For premium themes, there are a hundreds of commercial theme providers out there like StudioPress, Elegant Themes, etc.
A good theme should have a beautiful user-centered design. Check out our guide on choosing the best Weebly theme for your website.
If you want to look at specific Weebly themes, then see our Weebly theme showcases:
- Best and most popular Weebly themes (all-time)
- Best free Weebly blog themes
- Best free Weebly business themes
- Best Weebly magazine style themes
- How to Export a Theme in Weebly
- How to Import a Theme in Weebly
- How to Turn On/Off the Mobile Version in a Weebly Theme
- Best Weebly themes for photographers
Once you have found a theme, follow the instructions in our guide on how to select a Weebly theme to properly fit it into your website.
After that, refer back to our Weebly videos from Tuesday or the available Weebly beginners’ guides to see how you can change the background, add header images, add menus, and more in your Weebly theme.
Friday: Customizing Weebly
Depends on your needs, there are lots of ways on how to customize your Weebly website. Depending on what you want to do and have, you will come across new questions.
We recommend browsing through our Weebly Tutorials section which has 400+ step by step guides for beginners.
You can also subscribe to WeeblyTutorials’ YouTube Channel for free Weebly video tutorials.
Continue Learning Weebly
Hopefully, by the end of the week, you have been able to set up your website and familiarize yourself with how Weebly works.
However, some questions on how to do some things might cross your mind, so you’ll definitely keep discovering new things as you work on your website.
The following are a few tips to help you continue learning Weebly.
As you come across a problem, you can search for it using the Search feature on WeeblyTutorials.com.
Otherwise, you may simply enter your question in Google and add WeeblyTutorials.com at the end of your search query to find the most helpful answer.
As the largest Weebly resource platform in the world, there is a good chance that you’ll find a step-by-step guide written specifically for beginners.
We hope this article helped you learn Weebly for free in a week. You may also want to see our guide on how to increase your website traffic, how to create an email newsletter, and how to speed up your Weebly website.