• Kevin Christiaen

Review Website Builder - Strikingly

Updated: Feb 12

There are many website builders out there so we would like to help you out with some reviews of our favorite website builders.


Today we will be taking a closer look at Strikingly.



What is Strikingly?


Strikingly is a modern website builder that was founded in 2012.

Their focus is getting your site up cheap and fast, which is great for both personal and small business sites. There simple designs are perfect for the beginner website builder. Strikingly is even recommended by marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin!



For who is Strikingly the best?


One of Strikingly’s strengths is its blogging features. It has all you need to get your blog going, including analytics, search feature, social bookmarking, RSS feed, a comments section, even display categories.


For freelancers who are looking to promote your brand, or a small business ready to get an online presence then Strikingly is you pick!


It is nog ideal for big businesses becaus there are limits to the customization. But like I said, if you are a small business or a blogger then you can't be much better off then with Strikingly.



Prices?


Free Plan, which is free forever!


For $0 you get a limit of 5 GB for bandwidth, an unlimited number of sites, but with basic functionality, only 1 product for sale for each resource and the sub domain at strikingly.com. There are 3 paid plans which can be billed monthly or once a year.


Limited Plan for $8/month


Pro Plan for $16/month


VIP Plan for $49/month - Everything included!


You can select a plan for 1 month or 2, 3 or even 5 years.

The longer period you choose, the less price per month.




Strikingly's Features


Domain & Mail

In Strikingly website builder you can register a new domain or connect an existing one to it. There are quite detailed instructions on the Strikingly site. The domain will be immediately activated.


Simple Blog

Each blog post gets its own page. You can set the number of posts per page, choose whether to show a piece of text along with the title of the post, connect your Disqus, integrated RSS feeds.


Simple Store

With Strikingly you get the full e-commerce functionality. There Pro plan allows creating your own online store with up to 300 goods.

Store settings are easy to adjust and allow you to add various additional parameters to the product, such as weight, size, color, ...


Galleries

If you look through the sections available for editing, you will certainly find such an important thing for artists and photographers as the Gallery. Here you can add and edit photos.


24/7 Support

The help and support of Strikingly is one of there strongest areas. Next to the free chat support is there a very clear knowledge base.

They also have an idea forum where you can suggest new ideas to improve Strikingly and vote on other people’s suggestions.

Overall

Strikingly has some contrasting pros and cons. So let’s sum up so you can find out whether it’s the right website builder for you.

Strikingly’s focus on beginners so it's very user friendly. No coding, hosting, web design so just choose your template en adjust to your needs.


It is fairly simple but not always totally straightforward and easy to use.

Luckily, Strikingly has brilliant customer support so you will be helped out very fast.


Strikingly’s is getting you FAST online. If you just need a basic site with a simple and beautiful style then Strikingly is a great option!


If you’re setting up a blog, a personal or small business website you can get a site up cheap and fast with Strikingly.


You have a 14 day free trial so what is there to lose?