Do you have a Weebly website?

This submit is for house owners of a Weebly website. It truly is a bit techie – but not as techie as it should really be!

What follows covers

  • the background to the changeover from a Weebly Account to a Square Account – by 6th October 2022
  • complications encountered en route
  • the appalling transition documentation
  • Suggestion when you build your new Sq. account
  • How to login soon after you have setup your new Square account
  • What next?

History to Weebly to Sq. Account Transition

Weebly is just one of the primary webware properties for artists’ web-sites – with Wix and Squarespace becoming the others (as in tens of millions of web-sites!)

Weebly is currently hoping to changeover its site owners from the Weebly account / login to a new Square account / login. That’s mainly because Sq. – which is essentially an ecommerce operation – acquired Weebly in 2018. 

As a latest Weebly consumer, you are essential to update your login and join with Sq. by Oct 6, 2022. With Square, your website will have an additional layer of security with two-issue authentication, access to a suite of enterprise instruments, and the means to procedure payments extra securely.

Problems encountered

You can find just a number of challenges! These types of as:

  • the transition system is not quite consumer oriented – as in producing a set of “this is what you need to have to do in quite simple uncomplicated methods + this is how it will work in potential” i.e. specifically for the shopper
  • the new login URL for Sq. is buried DEEP in the transition FAQs textual content. It’s
  • this is the display screen you are introduced with when logging in – after you’ve found the new URL for login! There is completely no way you know how to transfer to the web page suite – because you will find no recognition of its existence on the dashboard!!

The appalling Weebly to Square Transition Documentation

The changeover documentation is effectively completely non-existent – in terms of what is usually understood as greatest follow.

I question very substantially if they tested any of it with current Weebly account holders.

You are referred to Weebly and Sq. FAQ (which is a Weebly Document)

When you make a Square Account (from the button in the observe e-mail) you get access to paperwork linked with Sq. (i.e. Typical Phrases of Services, Payment Terms and Privateness Notice you get when you set up your new Square login)

By making a Sq. login, almost nothing will adjust with your existing website. For much more info, remember to browse in this article.

This url requires you to again to the document discovered higher than – which does NOT supply a step by phase changeover process

Then in very small kind at the leading of this doc you discover it says  

If you happen to be a Weebly person remaining prompted to adjust your login to Sq., evaluation our Weebly and Sq. FAQ write-up in our Sq. Guidance Center for the most up-to-day data.

The variance is this doc sits in the Sq. Assist Assistance – even if it is not recognised by the lookup facility for help!!!

It is really titled Weebly and Square FAQs and states in 1 of the FAQs

I really do not have a Square account. How do I established 1 up?

Developing your Square account should really only get about 5 minutes. As a Weebly client, you are going to obtain an e-mail inquiring you to update to a Square account. Use the link in the email to get started. You can also start this course of action from your Weebly dashboard by using a button in the announcement banner.

The moment your Square account is created, you will log in from working with your Square email handle. This usually means that you will have one login to regulate anything connected to your website and accepting payments on line.

Examine out our switching to Square On the net FAQs for far more info on accessing and handling your web sites in your Square account

This highlights a different doc – which similarly does NOT supply a phase by action method for those people baffled by the really lousy interaction for this transition procedurePeople just will need to know

  • how to established up a Sq. account accurately to link with their existing web site – and
  • to recognize extremely obviously what are the implications of various alternatives offeredIt does NOT handle this in a easy and quick to study style.

It also claims

What effect will this merger have on my Weebly account?

As component of our merger with Square, we inquire that you swap your Weebly account with a Sq. account. You will use the Sq. account to indicator in heading forward, and all Weebly logos and branding will be changed with Square branding

This be aware also states

At the time your Weebly and Square accounts are connected, you are going to log in to your account from making use of your Sq. email tackle. This indicates that you’ll have just one login to control everything relevant to your web-site and accepting payments on the internet.

Lastly they reveal what the url is for the login!!!

But – to come whole circle – this is exactly where I came in – this URL only supplies entry to the Sq. Dashboard and no way of accessing my internet websites!

The Sq. Assist Web page generates Absolutely nothing about the changeover for Weebly web site entrepreneurs (that is a number of million people today!) 

In addition if you variety in “Changeover” you get practically nothing. Main miscalculation!

It really is an all-spherical Total SHAMBLES! (I speak as a person who utilized to implement new IT methods and fully grasp complete properly the worth of the documentation which accompanies the changeover)

Suggestion When you generate you Sq. account

If you just need to have a website then you require to make confident you decide on the alternative “I just need to have a web site” in get to get the Weebly editor.

Or else you can only have access to the Sq. web page – which lacks a right website facility – as well as as indicated a garbage / non-existent route back again to your web page dashboard.

Notice: There is certainly no explanation on the web site of what happens with the unique selections introduced to you!

How to login – soon after you’ve set up your new Sq. account

So this is what I’m carrying out to try and prevent this nonsense.

I am however going to my aged Weebly login and logging in as per usual which I can even now do at present.

Take note the new monitor offers you the solution of logging in with Fb Google or Square down below the most important login.

The new login screen has an supplemental “login with Square”

What you get next is not the request for the password but relatively a new “Login to Weebly with your Sq. account” screen – which appears to be like this

So you enter your electronic mail address and password for your new Square account on this display screen (I kept mine the same as for my Weebly account on the foundation I know it (as do my fingers) by coronary heart and I really don’t use it for nearly anything else)

….and that then will get you to the web page suite dashboard – in this situation for my Artwork Enterprise Information for Artists web site – completely bypassing the Sq. Dashboard – see graphic at the leading of this post

Which still does not clarify:

  • how one is intended to get from the Sq. Dashboard to the Weebly Dashboard if all you want is a site
  • what happens following October 6th!!!!

What up coming?

This is so badly organised I’m guaranteed there will be additional difficulties and I am going to use this put up to log the ones I occur throughout and the solutions – if there are any!

I’m also still left with the experience that I may well want to reconstruct my websites on other greater organised web page web-sites – which connect much improved.

Plus there is really a handful of content articles about how to migrate from Weebly to WordPress – while frankly I like to have all the technical stuff beneath just one hood and am not a admirer of WordPress.

By arnia