1. Page number of blog post
When writing a blog, there are times when you need to know how many posts you have written. Most blogs have numbers on each page. But blogs don't have this feature. The only way to know the page is to upgrade the Weebly service level (Pro or higher) as shown below, install the search engine provided by Weebly, and then estimate the page number. In my case, when I want to know the page, I use the keyword art to predict it. This feature seems to make users frustrated.
What I want from Weebly
2. Image upload function
When uploading an image to Weebly, you must change the file name every time. Otherwise, a strange phenomenon occurs where the previous file overlaps. Creating and saving a new name every time turns you into a memory genius. I have posted the following solution to solve this difficulty.
* Troubleshooting errors while uploading an image to the Weebly.
The most disappointing thing about Weebly is the pagination function. It's difficult and annoying to have to do everything manually because you can't search for old posts to edit or delete them. If you want to edit an old post, you have to find and read all the previous posts or remember the date of the archive and open the file.
If you can search in Weebly Editor's search engine, you will be able to find and edit the post. However, when you try to search, you will see the following message. In other words, you cannot find a post by previewing it in the editing window, then bring it back to the editing window and edit it directly.
4. Frequent errors and loading delays
When I write a post using Weebly, I find that newly edited posts are not updated quickly. In this case, you must completely exit the editor for a moment and log in again. This too is a hassle. Also, there are frequent loading delays.
No program is perfect. Users understand this and use it while thinking positively about the aspects they like. However, as time goes by and technology evolves, I hope that the above problems will be addressed quickly. Personally, I like Weebly, so I will continue to use it.
Troubleshooting errors while uploading an image to the Weebly.
If you were to ask me what I think Weebly's fatal flaw is, I would definitely say image uploading. When uploading images to Weebly, you must upload them under various names, just like on a computer. If you accidentally upload with the same name as a previous file, the recently uploaded image will be overwritten on top of the previous file. This phenomenon may not be noticeable when using Weebly for the first time. It was the same in my case. However, before you regret it, you cannot go back because a large number of posts have already been uploaded. Additionally, it is difficult to give up on Weebly because it has its own unique advantages. This is why I have to keep using Weebly. So I created my own solution to the problem. That is by using the screen capture function. Images you post on your blog do not need to be high resolution. There is no reason to print these images and use them for commercial purposes. So, it becomes easy to use the image upload function with just a simple screen capture.
For screen captures, the file name changes continuously depending on the capture time, as shown above. This means that just as time cannot be turned back, new file names are always created. Therefore, a new file name is automatically assigned even if I do not create a new file name. I am using this feature to overcome my crisis as a Weebly user.
I recently discovered a user who left a beautiful comment on a page whose images had been messed up due to Weebly's incorrect policy. Fortunately, only half of the page was damaged due to overwriting of image uploads, and half of the page was alive.
The lovely user left a nice comment about the remaining half page. Personally, I am frustrated about the missing half page. However, thanks to this person’s encouragement, I am gaining strength again. thank you
I recently launched my portfolio website using WordPress as part of my graduate school classes. This is a good opportunity to compare the Weebly and WordPress I am using.
First of all, what I'm going to share from now on is not a technical report, but to tell you what aspects I paid attention to as a general user, especially as an artist, which aspects have room for improvement, and which aspects I continue to use Weebly.
Weebly vs. WordPress!
First of all, the below is a site I created with WordPress. If you think about the template and design, there doesn't seem to be much difference from Weebly.
However, the good thing about Weebly is that I want to present my personal site as if it were a small portal site. In this respect, Weebly has the advantage of being able to freely move the display. In the case of WordPress, even if there are some design restrictions, it would be good to use it for something you want to do in a formal and simple way.
In the Weebly editing window, editing elements are posted in the form of a bar on the left, as shown below. Personally, I think this seating arrangement is convenient. Just like an artist draws paint on a palette, you can use the elements you want. I think this display is more convenient than WordPress.
However, the downside is the image upload feature. Weebly has a fatal drawback in that if you upload an image with the same name, the previous file will be overwritten. (In my case, I use the screen capture function as one of the countermeasures.) In the case of WordPress, image upload is simpler, faster, and error-free. However, there are many restrictions when changing the image size or location.
Editing in WordPress is simple, but compared to Weebly, it feels inconvenient because it requires multiple steps.
Think about your future needs. Which platform do you believe offers better scalability as your portfolio and online presence grow?
Your insights into these aspects can be valuable for other artists and general users who are deciding between Weebly and WordPress for their portfolio websites. Ultimately, the choice between these platforms may depend on your specific requirements and preferences as an artist.
Do not create image files with the same name on Weebly
If you set the image file name to the same name as the previously created file name when using Weebly, you may have experienced that the existing image file disappears because it is overwritten.
This is really deadly on Weebly. Perhaps the problem is that the folder where the images are saved is the same, so you can't sort the before and after images in chronological order. I also had to lose my original image because of Weebly's fatal weakness.
In the case of Weebly, it is very difficult to search for and correct previous posts, so it is difficult to correct them individually when such mistakes occur. I panicked after first finding out about this. But from a consumer standpoint, it is unavoidable. We can only hope that Weebly will improve this situation as soon as possible. So I had to find my own way until this situation was resolved.
The method suggested by Weebly recommends saving the image file with a different name each time. But I also think this is a very ironic policy. Because how can I remember the names of so many posts and images one by one and rename them? This is absolutely impossible. In any case, it is bound to overlap with the existing image name.
So I thought of a way. It is to capture and upload the image you want to upload. If you do this, you can save it under a different name because the capture time is always different. Since the capture is done, the file size is also reduced. Instead, it can be difficult if the resolution of the image needs to be high. But I'm still very satisfied with this method and I'm using it well. Anyway, I want Weebly to fix this quickly.
I have posted the below post before.
This is a list of tips and experiences that I, as a painter, have had while using the Internet and computers. I'm posting this in hopes of helping artists who aren't familiar with computers. And sometimes I get nice comments like below.
I appreciate these professional comments. After reading this article, I discovered that my reviews are never in vain, and I am working hard to upload them in the future. Thank you for motivating and encouraging me.
Difference between Google search engine and Weebly search engine
This year, I upgraded my weebly plan from basic to pro, then I can use the search engine function finally. Before now, I used to apply the google's search engine for my website. For example, I remained it's function in my C.V like the below.
Also, I posted the related information, the making process of the google free search engine to search your contents in your web site.
But, it has included some advertisements, and then the user should see the list from google and your site, both with half and half ratio. Additionally, It is not 100% satisfied with the result. For instance, it can be shown a different result, which I can't have an intention.
The best alternative is to use the search engine provided by Weebly. This way, you can find the content on my site more clearly and accurately. And the pagination you craved so much for on the Weebly blog.
To help your understanding, I displayed both, search engines below.
If you can search by putting your keyword in the empty box, you can find the result of the difference.
* The google's personal search engine
* The weebly's personal search engine as Pro plan
Myungja Anna Koh