Weebly allows users to create 10 sites per account. Sometimes you will be creating a test site for checking a feature or an app. This is normal among Weebly users as there is no option for previewing the page before publishing. Weebly editor will show the live preview for the CSS defined in the main stylesheet. But the style codes you insert using embed code element or in the header section can’t be previewed on the editor. It is not a good idea to play around on the live site in such cases, so the best option is to create a test site in minutes and check the feature.
When you have lot of test sites, you will quickly reach the limit of 10. So you should delete the old test sites in order to create a new one. Another topic is that you really want to hold your live site for a while preventing users and search engines from accessing. It could be for a simple rearrangement of pages or for troubleshooting purpose. Merely hiding the site from search engines will not help here as users can access it using the direct URLs. In such case Weebly offers un-publish option to take the entire site down.
Finally, you may really want to delete the complete account and get rid of Weebly.
In this article we will explain all ways on how to delete or un-publish your Weebly site and account.
Completely Deleting Weebly Site
Login to your Weebly account and choose the site in the dashboard. Click the three dots button as shown in the below picture and then click “Delete Site” option.
You will be asked to confirm the deletion of the site as below. Click on the “Confirm” button to delete your site.
The site deletion may take sometime depending upon the size. Remember, this is a permanent way of deleting the entire site with single click. And there is no way to get your content back if you have wrongly deleted your Weebly site.
Un-publishing and Re-publishing Weebly Site
As explained above, un-publish is the option available for site owners to take down the publicly available site from online to offline mode. The un-publish option is available inside Weebly site editor under “Settings > General” menu as shown below:
Click on the “Un-publish Site” button and confirm the action by clicking on “Yes, un-publish” button.
Accessing the un-published site will display a “404 – Page Not Found” error on the browser. Un-publishing a Weebly site will not delete any content from your site. The un-published site can again be re-published online at any point of time with the latest updated content.
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Deleting Weebly Account
Many users send us email asking for how to delete their Weebly account. In most cases, the website was managed by someone else and they want to delete after a long time. There are many possible scenarios when you want to delete Weebly account.
Have Access to Weebly Account
If you have the access to your Weebly account, it is an easy job to delete your account without anyone’s help.
- Login to your Weebly account and click on the site name on top right corner in your dashboard.
- Select “Settings” option to go to your account settings page.
- Click on “My Data” tab and click on “Erase Data & Forget Me” button.
- On the pop-up that appears, select “I understand ” and click “Erase data” link on top left.
This will permanently delete your Weebly account and delete all website data stored in your account.
Know the Email But Forgot Password
If you have login email but forgot the password, simply go to Weebly login page and click on the “Forgot Password” link.
You will see a reset password request page. Here you can provide your email and click on the “Send” button to get an instruction for resetting your password.
After getting your password, login to your account and follow the steps explained in the above method to delete your account.
Don’t Have Access to Weebly Account
If you do not have the email and password then the task is complicated. You can either create a post on public Weebly community forum asking for help. In most cases, the community manager will able to resolve your problem and delete your account. Alternatively, you can call Weebly’s help desk and ask them to delete your account by providing necessary details.
Note: In case, if you want recover the account details, you can go to account recovery page and fill up the form to get help from Weebly. We recommend you connecting your social account with Weebly so that you do not need to use email for logging in. This will help to avoid forgetting the email or password of your Weebly account.