I’m still very pleased with my new site created via Weebly.
I’ve been using Weebly for several years, but wasn’t aware of all the updates to the tool. The updates have made it huge fun to use.
Why do I like Weebly? Two main reasons: you can change anything you choose at a click, and someone else handles the site maintenance for you.
However, for anyone new to creating websites, Weebly’s big benefit is that it’s free. I do have a premium account because I wanted some of the extras, but it’s very inexpensive, particularly since you can host up to ten sites on one Weebly account. I have many hosting accounts, and Weebly’s a real bargain. (Disclosure: I have no connection to Weebly, I’m just very happy with the tool.)
We’ll be discussing blogging this week, in conjunction with our Lazy Rich Blogger Fast Track offering, so I thought I’d add a blog to my new Weebly site, to see what the experience was like.
Aside: here’s a confession. I can’t believe how fast and easy Weebly is in its new iteration. 🙂 I’m looking for something to quibble at. It’s bad of me, but there you are … 😉
Let’s look at how you create a blog on Weebly.
Add a blog to your Weebly site
Adding a blog
To add a blog to a Weebly site, just log into your dashboard, and then choose the site to which you want to add a blog.
Then choose the Pages tab, which you can see in the image above.
To add a blog, just click the Add a Blog button.
Before we go on, something I wanted to point out — the page layouts. You can change the layout of any page on your Weebly site at a click. This is immensely useful if you want to add something to a page, or remove it, and give the page a completely new look.
The new blog has been created
It’s as easy as that — your new blog has been created, instantly. You don’t need to call it a blog, of course. You might choose to call it “News” or “Media” or anything you like. Your blog operates like a blog, but it works perfectly well for many other purposes too. If you choose to use Weebly to create prototype sites for your freelance writing clients, always create a News section, in the blog format. This keeps the site tidy; you won’t have hundreds of pages which contain outdated information.
Writing your first post
As you can see from the image above, writing your first blog post in Weebly is simple. Just drag the elements you want — text, image — onto the post, and you’re done.
You can even blog on the go. Weebly has an iPhone app which is brilliant.
Just want a blog? You don’t need a full site
If you just want to create a blog, rather than a complete site, you can do that too.
So there you have it — “instant” blogs with Weebly. Have fun. 🙂