Parents' Guide to


By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Impressively easy-to-use website-creation tool.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Not bad

Weebly does allow facebook marketing on their site. You should take a look at their complete Terms of Service, the most important restriction on advertising is: (q) include more than three ad units per page, or any advertising that greatly reduces the usability of the site. So, you would need to be careful about how many banners you include. That being said, many of Weebly's templates work really well with affiliate sites. The ability to insert HTML and Javascript files gives you a lot of flexibility. I've created a couple of demo sites that show how you can use affiliate data feeds on a Weebly site. You can see them here:

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Is It Any Good?

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The free WEEBLY tool walks users through several simple steps to build their own website. They can add their own photos, find free ones on a topic, or purchase professional, high-resolution shots for $5; then they can adjust or alter the images and also add text, a personal blog, or survey. Publishing the site is just as easy.

Weebly isn't necessarily for kids -- many probably won't care about options like tracking site usage -- but there's no reason younger users can't use it to whip up a stellar website. You have to click on the usernames in the Weebly blog comments or on Weebly's Facebook wall to access other users' sites. Since most posts are functionality questions from legit site designers, kids also aren't likely to stumble across much racy content.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, writing clearly, Arts: drawing, photography
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology, Communication: conveying messages effectively, presenting
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: STEM
  • Pricing structure: Free (39.95/year for Pro account)
  • Last updated: February 24, 2021

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