PROS / This software offers versatile graphic imaging tools and an intuitive interface.
CONS / The Silver plan only offers 5GB of storage.
VERDICT / Overall ease of use and drag-and-drop functionality make Yola ideal for inexperienced users.
Equipped with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, Yola Silver is website creation software that makes the site development process accessible for all users. The software's rich feature set and exceptional graphic imaging tools, as well as its ease of use, make Yola an option worth considering.
With approximately 100 available templates, Yola offers enough templates to get you started, and you can edit the templates to suit your brand. If you decide you don’t like a particular theme after you have built the website, you can change the template without losing the content. It’s one of a few of the best website creation software applications that have this flexibility.
Yola's website creator has a simple and convenient drag-and-drop functionality to make it easy to add elements to your webpage. This allows you to select any component, such as an image or text box, and drag and drop it exactly where you want it placed on your webpage. This functionality isn’t unique to Yola, but it does enhance the overall accessibility and ease of use, making it an ideal website design software for small business owners who don’t have extensive – or any – web design knowledge.
Yola has adjustable meta tag features for SEO purposes. It also comes with advertising credits that you can use to promote your website or your products. If you are a business looking for an eCommerce site, you must pay an additional monthly fee for the shopping cart program, but it is PayPal enabled. Thus, if you only have a couple of items and don’t need a full-up eCommerce system, you can still program in buy buttons to sell your products.
Its hosting plans are where Yola falls behind the top-tier site creators. The maximum storage on the Silver plan is 5GB. That is enough for many small businesses, but it doesn't add much of a cushion for growth; plus, it could limit you if your website uses a lot of video or downloadable products. However, Yola offers an unlimited number of pages for each of your sites, and you can create up to 25 sites with one subscription of Yola Silver. There are no associated email addresses available with Yola.
This website design software was easy enough to use that we didn’t really need supplementary help and support to build a basic website. We did, however, consult Yola’s online resources for a little clarification on some features, all of which we found to be comprehensive and useful. In addition to FAQs and product tutorials, there is a large community section brimming with informative user forums. Yola also offers direct one-on-one support by telephone and an online contact form.
Yola clearly is not without a few minor drawbacks, specifically its hosting services. However, its benefits outweigh its shortcomings. An intuitive interface, in conjunction with helpful features for website design and marketing, make Yola Silver a good option for website creation software.
Contributing Reviewer: Karina Fabian