You’ll need a domain name before you launch, but you won’t need it to start building your site! For domains, we recommend Namecheap.
We also recommend having some fresh photos to work with - it always helps for a brand spruce to have these on hand!
Do I need hosting?
No! Weeknight Website is a WordPress host with all our favorite goodies built in. This means you don’t need to update your plugins and have access to a curated list of tried and true plugins that we have tested and licensed for this platform.
Can I host an online store here?
Totes! WooCommerce is available and our platform is SSL secured. You can even change the look and feel of WooCommerce pages with the tools available.
I have a WordPress website somewhere else - how is this different?
...have access to the Code Editor (there’s another way to add Header/Footer code and CSS if you need it, don’t worry!)
Have to mess around with plugins, trying to find the best one that both works and won’t break your site!
have access to a theme and builder that allows you to customize every bit of your site, as well as premium WordPress plugins, security, backups and regular plugin updates.
I'm a web designer. Can I use this for client work?
Absolutely! You can even register multiple websites on the Weeknight Website platform. If you are a designer first and would love a world where you never had to mess with code, this would be a great option for you.
Note that you will have to work with the Weeknight Website theme, and you will be limited to our network's premium plugin library. However, our network was built off years of experience designing and developing for WordPress, which means the plugins we've curated are the best and are managed by our team. If there is a plugin you must have that is not included, please email us and we will review it!
Can I host a podcast here?
Our friends at Smart Podcast Player have the best pluginfor adding your podcast to your website! You can find the plugin in your plugin library, but you will need to purchase and activate a license to use it on your site. You can purchase your license here.
Can I move my WordPress or Squarespace site to this?
You will need to move the content over from your previous site to our network and build your site here. The WordPress importer tool is available for you to import (this will work for Squarespace if you use the "Export for WordPress" setting.)
Once you become a member, our Launch Coaches are happy to review your previous site and give you guidance on how to build your Weeknight Website in a way that helps you achieve your goals - for realsies!
Does this work with Gutenberg?
Totally Gutenberg compatible! While we're stoked you can now craft posts and pages with a block-editor by default, Gutenberg is no where near the level of customization you'll have with Weekend Website. Our platform will allow your to make blog templates, custom headers and footers, and store layouts!
Can I add Facebook Pixel tracking code?
You can add your FB Pixel code in the Customizer > Code > Header
Can I access FTP?
Due to the managed-hosting nature of our platform, you will not be able to access FTP files. However, we do have tools available to implement CSS changes and code injections for tracking pixels/third party apps, etc.