Weebly offers limited number themes for premium and free users. There are around 25 responsive themes available at this point of writing this article. The old non-responsive themes are also still available but not recommended by Weebly. During the Carbon upgrade, Weebly discontinued all non-responsive themes showing the direction of only supporting responsive themes on their platform. However, it was not easy as many of the existing users got affected and Weebly brought back all those non-responsive themes again. If you are struggling to choose a good Weebly theme for your site, here are three default themes you should consider.
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 available themes by accessing Weebly theme page in your browser. However, to preview the theme , you should go through “Themes > Change Theme” option when editing your site.
You can hover over any of the theme and click on the “Preview” link to see the live preview of the theme. We highly recommend to preview the themes to have a feel of the published site. Learn more on how to import, export and modify themes on Weebly site.
Top 3 Free Weebly Themes
We have checked all 20+ free responsive themes available and choose top 3 free Weebly themes which can be used for building a wonderful Weebly site. We tested these 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.
Though the theme name contains business, portfolio and online store, they can be used for any generic purposes.
If you are looking for a two column layout, then you can try our free WebSense theme. This is a modified version of existing Weebly theme with plenty of useful features. The theme offers a custom 404 page, coming soon page, multiple page layouts with and without sidebar. You can check the demo on Weebly and download the theme for free.
Unfortunately, most of the Weebly themes look similar with different background, fonts and minor modifications. The above three themes are looking distinctive from other themes without the need of modifying source code. If you know how to play around with the code editor, then try the free WebSense theme. We really believe Weebly will come up with more themes for free users and also offer premium themes for paid users.
Weebly supports 30 million sites with 23 responsive themes – unbelievable truth. I was using a third party theme which stopped working after the platform upgrade and forced to change to the default theme.