Weebly offers very limited number themes – precisely 23 responsive themes are available at this point of writing this article. There are also non-responsive themes which are not recommended to be used by Weebly. During the Carbon upgrade Weebly discontinued all non-responsive themes showing the direction of only supporting responsive themes on their platform. But it was not easy as many of the existing users got affected and Weebly need to bring back all those non-responsive themes.
Factors to Consider Before Choosing Weebly Theme
Below are some of the important points to be considered before choosing a Weebly theme:
- Weebly does not support any third party themes; hence if you are expecting support from Weebly then avoid using third party themes.
- Due to the complexity in development and continued support, there are very less third party companies offer Weebly themes. There are also instances of companies dropping of the theme business leaving the customers in trouble.
- Be aware that most of the third party themes are merely converted themes from the WordPress version. This means the themes were originally developed for WordPress and the same is converted to use on Weebly platform.
- Weebly does not offer premium themes, whatever themes available are free to use for all users.
- Weebly encourages using responsive themes to ensure the mobile friendliness of the site.
Considering all the above facts it is highly recommended to use one of the free responsive Weebly themes instead of spending time and money on choosing third party themes.
Checking the Preview of Themes
You can change the theme of your Weebly site any point of time without disturbing the content. Though you can view and modify the theme inside Weebly editor, you can also view all the themes under “https://www.weebly.com/themes/”.
You can hover over any of the theme and click on the “Preview” link to see the preview of the theme without any content. Learn more on how to import, export and modify themes on Weebly site.
Top 3 Free Weebly Themes
We have checked all 23 free responsive themes available and choose top 3 free Weebly themes which can be used for building a wonderful Weebly site. We tested the themes with already built site so that the elements like block quote, buttons, forms, etc. can be visibly checked and also checked the look of the site on mobile devices.
No 1 – Saucy Business
“Saucy Business” theme is offered with transparent floating header navigation which will become solid background color on scrolling. There are two different sets of CSS buttons and is being offered in five different colors.
No 2 – Brisk Portfolio
“Brisk Portfolio” is the latest and finest Weebly theme offered in eight different colors. It has floating navigation menu and elegant CSS buttons with attractive hovering effect.
No 3 – Squared – Online Store
“Squared Online Store” is the only Weebly theme with fixed sidebar navigation menu. This is being offered with 12 different colors and more suitable when you only have few pages on your site.