Here are 8 of the best free Weebly apps to help you start building your website with Weebly or give your existing Weebly website a little pizzazz.
In this post, we list 8 of the best free Weebly apps (plus 1 bonus app) I’ve used over the years to improve the websites I’ve worked on. All of the apps are easy to install and easy to use.
Best of all, they are FREE.
1) Column Lock - Weebly App
The Column Lock app allows you to force Weebly columns either inline or to stay put, when screen size changes. This is especially useful for smaller screens, such as mobile phones.
Typically, the responsive themes used by Weebly will reorder website elements to ensure they look good and fit on all devices, no matter the screen size.
However, there are times when this doesn’t make sense or you just don’t want your website to work that way. The Column Lock app can help you with this.
If you're wondering how to use the Column Lock app on Weebly, check out this tutorial on YouTube.
2) Content Color Box - Weebly App
The Content Color Box app is a colored background box for any content you would like to add inside it.
The Color Content Box is very responsive. There are many editable options such as color, transparency, spacing, rounded corners, and border attributes.
Use this app to draw attention to or organize specific content on your Weebly website.
3) Group - Weebly App
Use the Group App to group Weebly elements together to move or to copy them more easily. You can move the elements within the same page or copy them to another page altogether.
This app will save you buckets of time by not having to move or copy single elements one at a time or having to constantly switch between pages.
4) H1+ Tag - Weebly App
The H1+ Tag app allows you to add an h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, or h6 header to any page on your Weebly website.
You can customize the color, font, alignment, size, capitalization, thickness, margin, and more.
This app is especially helpful for adding h1 headers to your website to improve search engine optimization (SEO). H1 tags tell search engines and website visitors what the content of your pages will be about.
5) Hide - Weebly App
The Hide app can be used within your Weebly website if you want to display or hide an element based on the window size it’s being displayed in.
An example where you may want to use the Hide app is if you want to display an ad on a mobile device, but not while viewed on a desktop device.
The Hide app can be especially useful with spacer elements to ensure that your website will look great on both desktop and mobile.
The Hide app lets you get quite specific in terms of screen size options. You can show or hide elements on large devices (large desktops), medium devices (laptops, small desktops), small devices (tablet, small laptop), and extra-small devices (phones and small tablets).
6) Icon - Weebly App
The Icon app allows you to add over 600 icons to your Weebly website. Each icon automatically scales to its container width.
For each icon you can specify a color, add an optional hyperlink with hover color, and flip or rotate the icon.
This app is great if you’re looking for ways to visually communicate with your audience and get a message across quickly.
7) Porthole - Weebly App
The Porthole app is great for easily cropping an image into a circle for visual appeal. One common use of the Porthole app is when presenting images of people on your Weebly website.
One of the most popular ways to display a person's picture or avatar is to crop it into a circle (social media).
The Porthole app is your quick and easy solution to accomplish this task.
8) Team Card - Weebly App
The Team Card app by Weebly is a great way to help your customers get to know you. Use this app to showcase members of your team and build beautiful team pages.
This app allows you to select a desired size (small or large) and image display (circle or filled). You can then choose how to customize the title, text, and button.
Whether you want to create a single team page or add team info to an existing contact page, the Team Card app is a fantastic way to add style and professionalism to your Weebly website.
***Bonus: Octomono - Weebly App
The OctoMono app is listed as a bonus because it’s not entirely free, but it has a number of free elements that can be used. This app can really spice up your Weebly website.
The free elements are as follows:
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My favorite free element in the OctoMono app bundle is the Section Divider. It allows you to get creative with the visual transition from one section to the next as a visitor scrolls through the webpage.
You can choose from arrows, waves, curves, triangles, paint drips, clouds, fire, trees, and more - with the ability to change color and divider height.
Check out the OctoMono app, you won’t be disappointed.
Key Weebly App Takeaways
When choosing which Weebly apps to install, pay attention to their ratings to ensure that they are robust and your website visitors have a positive experience.
Be careful how many installed apps you use and how often you use them on your website. Too many apps or the use of apps can significantly slow down your website loading time.
A slow loading website is a killer - not only will visitors leave, but Google uses page load time as a metric in determining the quality of your site.
You want to keep Google happy so you can rank high within their search results.
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