Do you have a Weebly website that just isn’t doing what you need it to and are a looking at making a change? The digital space and E-commerce is constantly evolving and many businesses are struggling to keep pace with the digital transformation.
Weebly is often used by many startups and small businesses in their early stages of growth due to its DIY website builder, with its drag and drop interface, that allows you to build a website without any technical or web development experience.
Despite it being quite flexible and intuitive, Weebly locks you into certain elements of their template designs which can hamper your creative freedom and potentially functionality which you may need to run your business and marketing effectively.
If you are looking at options to rebuild your site, migrating your Weebly website to WordPress has a lot of benefits. WordPress provides almost unlimited customisation potential from the design, functionality and integration flexibility which can accommodate your business and customer needs as you scale.
Converting your website from Weebly to WordPress provides you with a solid platform for your online presence, search engine rankings and online sales and enquiries.
Reasons Why You Should Consider Migrating from Weebly
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all CMS (Content Management System) for your business website. You need to take into account your long-term goals and existing business pain points while choosing the CMS that suits you best. If you’re considering moving your website away from Weebly, chances are you’re looking for a CMS with more advanced features and greater extensibility.
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the key problems with Weebly that a WordPress Website can resolve.
- Themes and Design Layouts
Although Weebly’s templates are stylish and responsive, Weebly only offers 55 free templates whereas other CMS’s like WordPress offer thousands of free templates and thousands of premium templates to suit many industry verticals. There are also many limitations when it comes to changing the layout, adjusting the side bars and adding divisions, etc. With WordPress with the right development team there is no limit to the design options that can be achieved.
- Plugins and Widgets
Integrating your website with third-party technologies such as CRM, Marketing, SEO and Accounting tools can help you automate and optimise your website’s capabilities. Weebly has a centralised set of features and tools whereas WordPress provides a broad variety of plugins from thousands of developers around the world, some free and some paid, which allow you to add advanced features without any coding knowledge.
Weebly is easy to pick up at first but if you want to customise your website down the track, that could be an issue if the widget you need is not available. With the right development team, custom plugins and software can be written on WordPress to extend the functionality you need. In the event that you have some customisations in mind and are considering moving from Weebly to WordPress, let our team now and we can present some options.
- E-commerce Solutions
Although Weebly supports e-commerce and gives you access to their advanced e-commerce features if you upgrade your membership, there are some limitations including not being able to customise the check-out page, inventory management and some limitations with integration with Social Media platforms.
On the other hand, WordPress offers a multitude of plugins with options that can be configured to your needs. WooCommerce is hands down one of the best e-commerce plugins available on WordPress and for CMS’ in general.
It can transform your website into a feature rich online store and blog. It’s easy enough to learn for beginners and it caters to advanced developers who want to add custom code.
WordPress started out as a blogging platform but over the years it has transformed into a powerful CMS for many businesses. The fact that it powers more than a quarter of the top 10 million websites globally is a testament to its popularity.
If you know how to use the WordPress plugins and widgets to your advantage, you can easily take your business to the next level.
What Does Moving From Weebly to WordPress Involve?
Unfortunately, changing your site over from Weebly to WordPress can’t be done at the push of a button, there are a number of steps we need to follow meticulously to ensure that your design is replicated, all your data is moved over accurately and SEO configuration is maintained. We have the ability to make some changes to the front end of the website prior to go-live.
Moving to a new system with so many different plugins and extensions can be a little daunting, but we have done this process hundreds of times and are here to help.
CircleBC are WordPress Experts and can help you ease the transition from Weebly to WordPress. Whether you want to simply migrate your content to WordPress, or do an entire redesign, we’ve got you covered. We can also help you with setting up:
- Website Hosting
- Email Hosting and Migration
- Custom Data Migration
- Custom E-commerce Functionality and third party integrations
So if you are located in New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), Victoria (VIC), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Tasmania (TAS), Northern Territory (NT), give the team at CircleBC a call, the initial consultation is complimentary and obligation free 1300 978 073.