The Next Generation of Site Building is Here — SiteBuilder3

We are thrilled to unveil today our latest SiteBuilder! Over a full year of planning, designing, and development has resulted in our best builder yet.

The new builder provides you with a fresh take on how to create great, professional looking websites without technical or coding skills. If you know how to drag & drop elements you can build an amazing website in a few minutes.

We’ve revolutionized and re-vamped the Webs SiteBuilder to give you:

  • A BRAND NEW drag and drop interface - The new Webs interface is now as easy as drag and drop.  Grab modules from the dock, drop them into your page, and click on them to edit in real time.
  • New highly customizable templates - Dozens of brand new, professionally designed, very customizable themes. The new Theme Designer lets you customize backgrounds, colors, fonts, and more to make your theme your own.
  • More design options – A completely new header editor also lets you create a website that can easily match your brand.  We’ve also added an extensive selection of custom fonts, image frames, buttons, icons, and more!
  • More page layout options - New page layouts that support carousel slideshows, sidebars and more. No need to search how to add great imagery to your website, we have done the work for you.
  • Simple Social Media Integration - We’ve also made it easier to connect your visitors to your social profiles, add social widgets, and encourage sharing.

These are just a few of the dozens of new features in SiteBuilder3, and we’re just getting started!  Try it out and see why SiteBuilder3 really is the next generation of website creation.

Put all these great new features to work for you right now.
Start building the website of tomorrow, today!

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

82 Responses

  1. Reply
    Paul
    Jun 04, 2012 - 12:19 PM

    Nice new design can’t wait

  2. Reply
    A Gale
    Jun 04, 2012 - 02:30 PM

    Looks great cant wait to get going with this one…well done webs….

  3. Reply
    steve
    Jun 04, 2012 - 11:11 PM

    Greeting from Malaysia,

    How do I convert my website from the old version to the vibrant and sensual newest version.

    Farukh

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 05, 2012 - 11:56 AM

      Steve, to get started all you have to do is click on the learn more button on this blog post.

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    CaptainZM
    Jun 05, 2012 - 02:17 AM

    I’d really love to jump into using the new tool, but It seems the Templates aren’t going to carry across. I can’t seem to find one that fits as well as my current, along with some other issues like the Sidebar not showing up on a Blog page, and some trouble getting elements to switch sides without changing the full layout.

  6. Reply
    Leafed
    Jun 05, 2012 - 12:13 PM

    I dislike the new editing format. The look and smoothness of it is fantastic! But I feel like a lot of features that I use for my website were taken away, Thank goodness we were not forced to update…yet, but I do wonder if that will be forced onto us. I will be throughoughly displeased if my website loses most of its features that I’ve seen were taken away with this update.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 05, 2012 - 02:59 PM

      @Leafed: Keep in mind that we are just getting started and new additions are in the works for this version of the site builder

  7. Reply
    Kinspirations
    Jun 05, 2012 - 12:52 PM

    I have used and done a review on this, i welcome everyone to take a look at it including webs staff. Please if your a coder read my review before jumping in! I love webs but as you’ll see in my review this beautiful easy to use site builder isn’t convenient for all of us…

  8. Reply
    Dom
    Jun 05, 2012 - 05:32 PM

    I don’t wanna switch. I got too much CSS codes for my site. Also, there’s no apps in the sidebar other than the home page.

  9. Reply
    Luis Camacho
    Jun 05, 2012 - 06:26 PM

    Does anyone know how to set the background image steady without scrolling as you move up and down?

  10. Reply
    Randy
    Jun 05, 2012 - 07:26 PM

    Same with Steve, how do I convert my old builder to “Site Builder 3″. @Irena: Clicking learn more tells me and does nothing to “convert” the old site builder to the new one.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:48 AM

      @Randy: The page that “Learn More” button takes you to has a convert now button. Clicking on it will start the process.

  11. Reply
    Amber Rose
    Jun 05, 2012 - 09:42 PM

    I hate it.
    Sorry, no offence meant, but please change it back. Or tell me how to disable it when creating a new site. I have been trying to create a site but there is no good widgets, no sidebar, less templates, etc. I loved how webs was different from things like weebly, etc. but now it has changed so much, and, in my opinion, for the worst. I want to make a new site but I want to make it like my old one. :(

    ~ Amber ~

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:34 AM

      Sorry to hear that Amber. Did you know that the new SiteBuilder provides you with a lot more flexibility to edit your templates and change them into anything you want and any color. Additionally you can add any widget you like using the HTML module. You can also choose to have a layout that offers sidebars by clicking on the page settings option within the SiteBuilder.

  12. Reply
    buddha
    Jun 05, 2012 - 09:43 PM

    I actually switched into the newest version of the sitebuilder. I like it alot. I know i can do so much more with this one. only the reason i switched back to the sitebuilder 2 is i want my customers to know that the site will be under construction. I like the flexibility of this new version. I know I have to generate some more content which i don’t have to worry about. Thanks webs! Oh, by the way i know there are few things which is not so great but i believe webs will take care of it soon. especially the title changing one. :)

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:32 AM

      Thank you. And you are correct, this is just the beginning.

  13. Reply
    Joseph
    Jun 06, 2012 - 04:27 AM

    I have looked throughout this entirely new Site Builder and ya’ll have gotten rid of somethings and added more things, while some of us like the older editions because You’re able to keep the footer at the bottom which i have found a way around. But I Love the new Modules and being able to have my Facebook & Twitter Feeds on the same page at the same time and it does kind of suck the way ya’ll have done somethings like making pictures bigger and stuff, I have to upgrade/reupgrade to premium again. which I’m going to have to end up doing. I Love the new Site Builder and if i have to get some features by re-upgrading my account then i guess I’m going to have to. I Love Webs and I’ve been with ya’ll as a customer for almost 7 years next week.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:31 AM

      Thanks Joseph!

  14. Reply
    cpam
    Jun 06, 2012 - 05:54 AM

    How do I convert my website from the old version to the newest version? Thanks for the info

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:31 AM

      @Cpam: You can start the process by clicking on the “Learn More” button located in this announcement.

  15. Reply
    Lily
    Jun 06, 2012 - 08:20 AM

    I’m trying to write new entries in my blog but the interface does not work well. The screen freezes a lot and I cannot enter anything in the body section (the cursor appears sometimes only.) Is this because I’m using Google Chrome?

    Also, I tried to write in Japanese and French, and the system does not accept special characters.

    Please let me know when these issues are solved. I can’t publish my site until then.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 06, 2012 - 10:30 AM

      @lily: For assistance with your website and what you are seeing please contact our support team directly.

  16. Reply
    Rahul Basu
    Jun 06, 2012 - 02:30 PM

    Have been waiting for this for a long time. There are lot of limitations. Again, change is for good and hope the experience is going to be better.

    Suggestion: Enable the custom widgets and also add for social websites. Google plus is missing on social links.

  17. Reply
    Luis Camacho
    Jun 06, 2012 - 02:35 PM

    I switched to the new sitebuilder to then go back…..now trying to go back to the sitebuilder 3 and it gives me an error. I contacted the support team and nothing has been resolved. :(

  18. Reply
    Aniece
    Jun 06, 2012 - 04:53 PM

    I absolutely love the new sitebuilder. I like all the new features especially the ability to customize fonts, colors, backgrounds, etc.
    Keep it coming!

  19. Reply
    Marc
    Jun 07, 2012 - 04:26 AM

    Congratulations with your new wonderfull editor. It works like a charm and is very intuitive.
    Integration with our shop was easy, we like the result very much. Please have a look at http://shop2site.webs.com .

  20. Reply
    jeannieSpock
    Jun 07, 2012 - 05:45 AM

    Hi, yes I like it but I want to go back to the earlier sitebuilder for a while. How do I do that?

  21. Reply
    Chadi
    Jun 07, 2012 - 07:02 AM

    I really like this new editing format, but it doesn’t work. I published my page … it is still the same.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:34 PM

      Don’t hesitate to contact our support team directly with any questions you might have.

  22. Reply
    Lisa Watson
    Jun 07, 2012 - 09:02 AM

    The new sitebuilder looks nice, however it appears that there are NO changes to the webstore section of the site. I would like to be able to rearrange listing in the store. It does not make sense that you can drag and drop things everywhere else on the site except for the webstore. Will there be changes made to the webstore section? If not then I will pass on upgrading.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:33 PM

      Lisa, that is correct. The new site builder is a change to the way users build pages, this change does not apply to current app pages.

  23. Reply
    Clarence
    Jun 07, 2012 - 10:53 AM

    I tried to convert from old to new; hit undo to go back to old; then tried to go new but can’t because it says error and won’t let me go to new. What to do?

  24. Reply
    jeannieSpock
    Jun 07, 2012 - 02:34 PM

    Like the new sitebuilder but…….
    I used to be able to download form submissions as a excel or .csv file. It doesn’t appear that feature exists in SB3.
    It is something I really need – will I simply just have to revert back to SB2 for this? and will SB2 disappear eventually anyway?

  25. Reply
    carol mclinden
    Jun 07, 2012 - 04:56 PM

    I switched and am having prbs manaing the pages. I uploaded a pic and it made antoher pic jump over to the right and the writing got muddled up. I would prefer to go back to the old version. Can i do this?

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:32 PM

      Yes you can, don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you need any assistance.

  26. Reply
    carol mclinden
    Jun 07, 2012 - 04:59 PM

    want to revert back to old version it made everything go wrong and i cant fix it

  27. Reply
    Ahmed Nasr
    Jun 07, 2012 - 07:10 PM

    I must say it’s very great BUT there’s no credit shop, css section, footer anymore and some pages are just looking very ugly without the sidebar. For example, the forums, the videos, the photos, …etc!!

    It’s not perfect :(

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:31 PM

      Please note that the credit shop option was removed before this new site builder. The footer section in SiteBuilder 3 is editable for premium users, previous versions of site builder did not offer any footers at all. If you like to add a sidebar to your site, you can do so via the page settings menu.

  28. Reply
    Wes
    Jun 07, 2012 - 08:21 PM

    The themes are UGLY! We are a gamer site, how will I move it all over to a basic site! Joomla here We come.. Are you going to add the theme design I use into the new ones? If Not Send my refund!

  29. Reply
    Andrea
    Jun 08, 2012 - 01:00 AM

    I am very unhappy with the switch. I loved having a HUGE selection of templates to work with, and the layout was much easier to work with if I did not want to edit my headers and footers much (never did get those drop downs to work properly). I am glad I have not been forced to change over my personal professional website, becuase there is no way any of the current templates could handle my site the way they are – it just is not feasible. I would love to have the option to keep mine as is, and to build new sites using that older style of setup with all those options.

  30. Reply
    Terri
    Jun 08, 2012 - 10:55 AM

    Will we be able to use our current templates on the new site builder?

  31. Reply
    Jez
    Jun 08, 2012 - 11:31 AM

    Its generally cool – but – some of the editing features are not so cool – why can’t I paste in text for content anymore? I like to write in Word and then cut and paste onto the website, but now I can’t?!

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:28 PM

      Did you know that when you copy and paste from Word documents, you are also copying hidden code that could inter-fear with your website code?

  32. Reply
    Andrew
    Jun 08, 2012 - 12:24 PM

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I like the new site builder so far and it seems like it will work fine. The only problem I have is not being able to select a group of text to be able to change the color of the text. Most things don’t seem to work the first try, but I’m sure this will get fixed up. Thanks for the update.

  33. Reply
    Aniece
    Jun 08, 2012 - 06:40 PM

    I find the new sitebuilder has everything that I’ve wanted and needed to take my website and business to the next level. The new sitebuilder may not be for every business, but it’s definitely great for mine. Keep it coming!

  34. Reply
    Scott Lanter
    Jun 08, 2012 - 07:56 PM

    Hang tight, folks. I had a chat yesterday with one of Webs friendly reps. They are working as fast as they can to add more templates and features. It looks like SB3 is on a fast track to become something really huge! I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for their efforts. Two thumbs up!!!

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:25 PM

      Thanks!

  35. Reply
    Mubbi
    Jun 09, 2012 - 02:16 AM

    I <3 this new sitebuilder but i hate when ever webs do something new it always have glitches/bugs :( …….

  36. Reply
    Maipala Satish
    Jun 09, 2012 - 02:36 AM

    The new site builder interface is very great to build and its…..its the one I’m looking for….
    Thaaaaaaaaaaan QQQQQQQQQQ “WEBS”

  37. Reply
    Abhinav the gr8
    Jun 09, 2012 - 03:20 AM

    *****note by 13 yrold not spamming******
    hate this new site3builder change it back to old or add the old themes please
    our channel on youtube is youtube.com/PhyronTV and in the old themes the clean splash was the best

  38. Reply
    Dave
    Jun 09, 2012 - 01:27 PM

    How do you change back to site builder 2???

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:23 PM

      This option is available to you via the site manager page.

  39. Reply
    stephen
    Jun 09, 2012 - 02:52 PM

    the new site builder is working great so far let hope it stay that way would there be a chance that webs will be adding a feature so we can add downloadable files to our site so we can sell HD photos i have taken my self and so if a member pay for a photo it would then take them to the high res version of that photo or download link
    i found a great theme for my art site
    thanks

  40. Reply
    Sedde
    Jun 09, 2012 - 11:40 PM

    I am getting really tired of all these “Website Builders” taking away quality service that allows the user to make completely custom websites – such as taking away the choice of having a website be HTML only for their own unique layouts, rather than be forced into using a drag-and-drop cookiecutter template/widget process.

    I will be moving my personal websites that I made entirely from scratch (from the layout being my own unique idea drawn on Adobe to the HTML being coded entirely by me) to another webhosting provider. The website builders have zero use to me and are entirely pointless.

    Bring back the option of users who prefer HTML-only websites.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:23 PM

      Thank you for your feedback.

  41. Reply
    Danny
    Jun 10, 2012 - 12:32 PM

    I really do like the new design, it’s really modern and smooth. Though it still has some glitches and stuff. Also, in the old sitebuilder it was way easier to do columns on your pages. Now it’s a bit complicated. I hope they work more on that. But overall, the new look is really promissing, so great job :)

  42. Reply
    Why
    Jun 11, 2012 - 02:19 PM

    I hate it. How do you delete your account? A lot of my friends, who’ve been using it for about 6 years now don’t like it either. and they’re deleting theirs too. we have this thing… and there’s about 20-30 of us, and we just hate it. Webs was the only thing we had. And now there isnt any other site builder that gave us what webs did. its confusing, and a lot more complicated, not the most user friendly and we need the shoutboxes. it was so easy to use, and now its just like all of the other site builders…

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 11, 2012 - 03:14 PM

      You can delete you site via the site settings page. Please note that you do have the choice to revert back to previous version of your site builder if you are not ready to make the switch to SiteBuilder3.

  43. Reply
    Samus D.
    Jun 11, 2012 - 06:56 PM

    I think the drag and drop editor is easier but I reverted back to the old builder in 5 minutes. First of all you got rid of some great widgets like PollDaddy polls, miniclip.com games, Weather Widgets and others. Secondly there are a very limited number of templates and most of them are fancy. You can’t size your images the way you want without cropping them. Another bad thing is that you can’t have sidebars on app pages. You made Webs more like Weebly and less like Webs. I think it would be nice if you made the new Webs have the same features as the old Webs plus the new features of the new webs with the drag and drop editor and undo and redo.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 12, 2012 - 09:40 AM

      @Samus: Please note that you can still add any widget of your choice by using custom HTML module. As for the templates, all templates are 100% editable and we are working to expand the available selection. The image re-sizing has been improved to ensure that all images users add to their sites keep their image ration thus helping you post the best quality imagery possible.

  44. Reply
    Sigh
    Jun 11, 2012 - 08:32 PM

    I have a website made with the sitebuilder2 ( old version ) I wanted to make a new site for my new guild. Um, Id love to make it with the sitebuilder that was previous. I cant even find a theme that will let me do the html and change the width of the header.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 12, 2012 - 09:38 AM

      Please note that all new sites are automatically migrated over to the new SiteBuilder3

  45. Reply
    Jack Kelly
    Jun 12, 2012 - 06:13 AM

    I HATE IT to say the least! Without the credit shop, i might as well move somewhere else!

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 12, 2012 - 09:38 AM

      @Jack:Please note that the credit shop has been deprecated prior to SiteBuilder3 going live for all users.

  46. Reply
    Riverside window cleaning
    Jun 13, 2012 - 01:23 PM

    I’m LOVING the new site builder! Once you get used to it EVERYTHING gets easier! I was SOO close to moving over to wordpress, site builder 3 changed my mind. Thanks guys.

  47. Reply
    Jimmy
    Jun 16, 2012 - 10:25 AM

    I’m always excited about change. You said that all sites will change over soon by default. Will I lose any data when this change is made like the data in the side bar?

  48. Reply
    sue
    Jun 19, 2012 - 07:45 AM

    Please confirm. ‘All’ websites will eventually be converted over the SiteBuilder3?

  49. Reply
    Ian
    Jun 21, 2012 - 10:44 AM

    What about shoutboxes? Are they completely gone, or are they going to be added again? Shoutboxes are really very useful and the new version is less in my eyes without them.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 21, 2012 - 12:25 PM

      @Ian: You can add custom widgets to your website using the HTML module

  50. Reply
    Irina
    Jun 22, 2012 - 09:54 AM

    Thanks for your feedback. If you are interested to add columns to your site, all you have to do is select the layout tab located along the bottom while in SiteBuilder and select columns module.

  51. Reply
    las artes
    Jun 28, 2012 - 08:31 AM

    I have a website made with the sitebuilder2 ( old version ) I wanted to make a new site for my new guild. Um, Id love to make it with the sitebuilder that was previous. I cant even find a theme that will let me do the html and change the width of the header.

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jun 28, 2012 - 09:41 AM

      The new SiteBuilder3 has all new templates that is the reason why you are not seeing the old designs as available template choices. However, please keep in mind that all templates used in the new site builder are customizable.

  52. Reply
    Mark M.
    Jun 29, 2012 - 05:57 PM

    I do a lot of administrative work on websites, and I am really not liking the new editor. The fonts are pixelated and really don’t have the crisp look that they’re supposed to. Plus, the lack of CSS editing is beyond frustrating.

  53. Reply
    Extremely upset
    Jun 29, 2012 - 07:44 PM

    I HATE the new site builder. I think its stupid without the widgets and fun stuff like that. Personly i find it HARDER to use than the old one. I *might* still use webs if you can bring back the chat boxs >:(

    • Reply
      Irina
      Jul 05, 2012 - 01:41 PM

      Don’t forget, you can add all these features to your website using HTML module available in SiteBuilder3

  54. Reply
    Tom
    Jul 01, 2012 - 07:16 AM

    Hello. How I coul come back to old sitebuilder? I don’t know which buttons i should click. So please help me :)

  55. Reply
    Little Red
    Jul 13, 2012 - 03:35 AM

    I’m sorry, but I really, really don’t like the new version. I’m already a bit upset that any sites I create from now on will automatically use the new Site Builder 3 (if there’s a way to convert them to Site Builder 2, please share this with us!), but please tell me that won’t be the fate of my current website! Please no, just no. I’m begging you! That would be awful!

  56. Reply
    Amy Trent
    Jul 17, 2012 - 04:42 PM

    I have to say that I like some of the new features. I admit that it is best to know HTML if you’re doing any kind of website construction. Sitebuilder isn’t as good as some of the hype though.

  57. Reply
    silver account
    Jul 19, 2012 - 01:47 AM

    I have a website made with the sitebuilder2 ( old version ) I wanted to make a new site for my new guild. Um, Id love to make it with the sitebuilder that was previous. I cant even find a theme that will let me do the html and change the width of the header.

  58. Reply
    Dave
    Jan 01, 2013 - 06:03 PM

    Positive: it really is easy to use
    Negative: how can you say it is a HUGE leap forward and contains innovations that are ABOVE AND BEYOND anything else available today when you cannot even do a global edit on a side panel and have it apply to all over pages but must PAINFULLY load modules individually for every page on your website! This is not forwards, this is BACKWARDS! Why is it also not possible to embed flash movies and when you do by the difficult (for many) html work around, that you cannot resize! Both these features worked find in Classic.

  59. Reply
    Thanh
    Jan 17, 2013 - 10:16 PM

    i am really disappointed. custom html templates are no longer offered? i really don’t like any of the current templates, and I really want to use html and css but its not offered anymore. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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