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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
How to use Web.com
3.
Advantages of Web.com
4.
Disadvantages of Web.com
5.
Frequently Asked Questions
6.
Conclusion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Web.com Sitebuilder

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Introduction

Web.com is an online design company that offers a basic website builder, professional web design services, domains, emails, web hosting, and more. 

Web.com offers various online business services and tools with a basic website builder with 150+ templates for professional websites and eCommerce stores. This platform allows decent customization options. It serves as a one-stop-shop for things that we need to create a professional website. So, let's get started with the article and learn more about web.com and its usage, advantages, and disadvantages.

How to use Web.com

Using Web.com is anything but seamless. The back-end or admin dashboard includes all of Web.com's services. This consists of the tools we have access to, with the site editor interspersed with ads to purchase additional services. We can create a website by clicking on the "CREATE SITE" button in the top right corner, as shown in the image below.

 

Account Dashboard

 

The button will direct us to a page where we can choose templates for our website from the available options. The template library has over 150 professional templates. We can also let Web.com generate a basic layout for us or go to the template library.

Web.com asks us a few basic questions about the theme and type of business we run, then directs us to a page with suggested templates. The template library looks like the image shown below.

 

Template Library

 

We can choose any template based on our needs. Once we have selected a template, we'll be taken to the website editor.

 

Web.com website editor

 

The site editor offered by web.com has some excellent features. Let's discuss them below:

  • Documentation. The Get Started tutorial walks us through all of the basic functionality of the site builder, making it a perfect choice for anyone who hasn't built a website before.
  • View testing. We can view how our site will look on a desktop, tablet, or phone. This makes it easy to ensure that our website is responsive.
  • Easy access to help. We have two small buttons at the bottom left corner. One directs us to the Web.com knowledge base. And the other opens a chat window where we can reach out to the customer service.
     

Now, let's start working on the site using the site editor:

Moving, adding, and editing content

The Web.com site editor is a block editor, which means all the individual pieces of content are organized in block elements that can be moved across the page using drag-and-drop functionality.

To add a block, click the "+" button at the top of the sidebar. This will open the block library to the "Features" area. We'll find everything we need to build a simple web page here, including text, headers, images, forms, and tables. 

 

Site editor with block menu

 

We can customize any block by clicking on the block element and defining its properties. We may change the positioning of the block elements on the web page by the drag and drop feature for the elements.

Creating pages

With the web.com site builder, we get the "Pages" option. This will open a sidebar menu with a list of pages. We can also add three types of pages here:

  • Blank pages
  • Duplicates of existing pages
  • Pages with a different template from our main site template
     

Blank page in the site editor

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Advantages of Web.com

Web.com comes with lots of advantages. A few of them are as follows:

  • Access to a variety of multi-page and single-page website templates.
  • Block editor has all the basic and advanced blocks.
  • The site editor allows customization of the blocks.
  • Affordable pricing

Disadvantages of Web.com

The disadvantages of Web.com are as follows:

  • We cannot create a site without using a template; this limits our ability to create something truly unique.
  • We do not have SEO tools for the most basic plan.
  • Essential features are expensive to unlock.
  • The site editor feels clunky.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Web.com good for beginners?
    Web.com is a good choice for beginners. The site builder is comparatively easy to work with, although sometimes it can feel clunky. We must say that first-time designers may find an easier time with more streamlined site builders, like Weebly, Wix, etc.
     
  2. What is the pricing of the Web.com site builder?
    Web.com offers three pricing plans which start at $10 per month. We can try out the platform for an offer price for our first month.
     
  3. Does Web.com offer a free trial?
    Web.com does not offer a free trial. However, we can get the platform at discounted pricing for the first month. We can pay just $1.95 for the first month to build a basic site or $3.95 for an online store.
     
  4. State the comparison between Web.com and Wordpress.com.
    Features of Web.com are as follows:
    a.) Web.com offers services at an affordable price.
    b.) It has better security features.
    c.) It offers industry-specific solutions for businesses.
    d.) The site builder has all the basic features.

    Features of Wordpress.com are as follows:
    a.) Managing and installing all themes and plugins.
    b.) Manage all pages and posts.
    c.) Manage all reusable blocks with the Gutenberg block editor.
    d.) Manage, create, and delete all users and user roles.
    e.) Moderate and manage all comments.
    f.) Design, code, create.

Conclusion

In this article, we have extensively discussed an introduction to Web.com and its advantages and disadvantages.

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