Strikingly

STRIKINGLY’S FEATURES IN-DEPTH

Let’s take a closer look at what it’s like to use Strikingly.

IT’S EASY TO USE

Like most drag-and-drop site builders, Strikingly is easy to use. Thanks to the graphical editor, you won’t have to write a single line of code. All you have to do is drag and drop page elements on different sections and then edit their properties.

Once you get a hang of the intuitive interface, it’s possible to have a well-designed single-page website up and running in just a few hours. Skilled users will also appreciate the fact that the Pro plan offers access to HTML/CSS files.

THEMES DESIGN AND CUSTOMIZATION

Strikingly pricing offers a selection of about 10 main templates. These are narrowed down in categories such as business, personal, and portfolio, just to name a few. While they may seem few, the choice of themes within these templates is wide.

Sample of themes from Strikingly.

Building a website with Strikingly involves adding sections. Sections are simply large content blocks that split up the page. Each theme that you choose has its own individual set of sections and allowable page elements. For instance, some themes may have a section for employees while others won’t.

Therefore, it’s advisable to try out different themes before you begin editing page elements as switching themes, later on, resets your entire website. Upon choosing a template, you can change the background color and choose from a large variety of fonts.

STRIKINGLY BLOGGING VS. WORDPRESS BLOGGING

Unlike powerful content management systems like WordPress, the blogging functionalities in Strikingly don’t allow you to auto-publish posts at a future date.

On the plus side, you can create draft posts and even include an RSS button on your blog to give readers an easy way to subscribe.

ADD ANY TYPE OF CONTENT

Strikingly allows users to add any type of content, from text boxes, images, and videos, to contact forms, social feeds, and slide-shows. If you decide to build a blog, there will be a section that links to posts published on separate pages. Blog posts have their own unique style and you can even integrate them with the Disqus plug-in to enable commenting.

NEED AN ONLINE STORE?

To set up an online store with Strikingly, you’ll just need to simply enable the e-commerce section.

This section allows you to add product items, set shopping options, and create coupon codes. With a Strikingly simple store, there’s no tax system nor will you have the ability to categorize products or sell digital items.

However, the Pro plan simple store can sell up to 20 products.

USE PAYPAL OR STRIPE

Any plan you chooses offers customers the option to pay for purchases with either PayPal or Stripe. Strikingly doesn’t charge any transaction fees but do note there will be charges from both payment gateways.