Webnode recently launched a new version that is dramatic update to their old version. This new version lacks many of the features of the old version but the UI is a hugely improved. (While Webnode still offers their old version to customers, this review will focus on the new version. )
Webnode pages are broken up into Sections. Sections can hold individual elements. This way of editing works well for creating a specific type of modern website— one that focuses on simple text and strong photography.
There are 16 preset Sections that are act as templates. For example, there’s a Contact section that is useful for creating a contact page. These preset sections are handy— but a little cookie cutter. There’s not a lot of room for customization here. (And for comparison, similar website builders such as WebsiteBuilder.com have a much wider selection of presets.)
Not supported in the new version of Webnode. (You can create a blog using the old version of Webnode but I wouldn’t recommend it. The old version is quite outdated. )
Not supported. (You can do ecommerce using the old version of Webnode but I wouldn’t recommend it. The old version is quite outdated.)
A good amount of form field options— inputs, radio buttons, checkboxes, file upload fields, dates and more. You can also customize the forms success message or send the user to a specific page after success. (Note: Webnode does not save your form submissions in a database— so make sure you don't delete the confirmation emails!) Show Screenshot
No iOS or Android apps available.
No. While the default theme images appeared sharp on retina displays— uploaded images were not optimized for retina displays and would appear blurry.
Webnode does include an email sign up form— unfortunately it doesn't integrate with email marketing services such as Mailchimp or Constant Contact. This means you'll have to manually add every email address that signs up for your newsletter— which will become frustrating if your newsletter is a success! Show Screenshot
Great multi-lingual support. You can create several different language versions of your website and write them as you need. It will require some extra upkeep (if you add a page on one language site, you’ll need to re-add the page on another language site) but that’s pretty typical of any multi-lingual website. Show Screenshot
Webnode offers a nice selection of 34 themes. The themes all look fresh and contemporary. They’re all great choices.
Unlike most website builders which offer monthly billing, Webnode requires you to pay for a year up front.