Like many website builders, Webnode has recently transitioned into a sections-based website editor— basically pages are made up of sections stacked on top of one another (and sections hold individual elements, such as text, images and forms.)
Webnode includes preset sections that act as templates. For example, there’s a ‘contact’ section with a contact form, address and map. These preset sections are handy— but Webnode only includes 17. (Other section-based website builders such as WebsiteBuilder.com offer a much wider selection of presets.) Fortunately though, Webnode lets you customize sections by adding or removing widgets.
Webnode is simple. And at times that may be a bit frustrating. For example, there are no customization options for photo galleries— you can’t increase the size of the thumbnails, change the display settings or customize the lightbox. It would also be nice to have the functionality to re-order sections on a page (otherwise you have to delete a section and re-add it).
I ran into bugs while testing the blog feature but customer support has assured me it was a rare issue. So bug aside, I found the blog editor to be fine. You can schedule posts, restrict it to certain people, edit the permalink and more. It is missing RSS (though that’s increasingly outdated). Show Screenshot
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 The old version is quite outdated.)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. Webnode does save your form submissions in a database— so you can always access them later. 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
In March 2017, Webnode launched their membership system. It let’s you make certain pages visible only to approved site members.
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 65 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.
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Keep in mind that Webnode may have changed since then. If you believe something is out of date in my review, please let me know.