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Options Are Typically Restricted, Particularly on the Free Plan
So, the very first thing you need to perceive about Leia is that it isn’t your typical web site builder due to its AI capabilities. The entire level of the AI is that it does the be just right for you. Thus, there’s no drag-and-drop design right here. You can customise the format of your content material to some extent, however you’ll be looking by means of menus to do it.
You’ll be able to’t add new content material or format parts to an present design except you’re on the Professional plan or increased. Have the free plan and don’t just like the format? You’ll should hit that “Redo Design” button till you get one thing you do like.
Some pretty necessary options are solely accessible on the costliest plan (Enterprise), together with weblog options, on-line retailer options, and additional pages. That’s proper, each plan under Enterprise solely gives one-page websites. Whereas some companies solely want a single web page, others require extra to succeed in their prospects. It’s a bit a lot to lock even one further web page behind a paywall.
So that is the place we get into the AI a bit extra. Principally, there are sufficient preset component layouts, inventory pictures, colours, fonts, and content material samples to create as many designs as you need. No two websites would be the similar. You inform the AI what you desire a web site for (I used “cat pictures” for my pattern web site), and the AI does the remainder.
Should you reply just a few extra questions, similar to what you need to name your web site, what primary options you need it to have, that kind of factor, the AI will generate a web site that’s higher suited to your wants.
Although the generated designs are usually not equivalent to 1 one other, they do look fairly comparable. This can’t be prevented, because the AI nonetheless has to work inside a primary design framework to generate the web sites. Nonetheless, it’s loads simpler to make use of the AI than constructing the web site your self.
Fundamental E-commerce & Running a blog Instruments
With Leia, you may weblog, and you may promote merchandise by way of your web site, however the weblog options are locked except you’ve got the Marketing strategy, as are the e-commerce options with the Professional plan. This meant I didn’t have the finances to personally check these options. I did, nonetheless, watch the tutorials to find out about them.
From what I noticed, the running a blog options on Leia are fairly easy. You simply enter a title, add a picture, and kind (or copy and paste) the textual content on your weblog submit. It doesn’t get a lot fancier than that I’m afraid. Guests can remark in your posts, however you may’t edit pictures past cropping and rotating them.
Superior options like tagging, hierarchical submit classes, content material embedding, and different stuff you’d discover in different web site builders like WordPress are usually not obtainable in Leia’s weblog software program.
The e-commerce options are a bit higher – they usually should be: working an internet retailer just isn’t a easy factor. They’ve all of the product and stock administration options you’d anticipate, in addition to instruments for reductions, variable-pricing, user-added suggestions, and extra. You’ll be able to create merchandise for bodily and digital distribution, take funds from bank cards and PayPal, and even enable for payment-on-delivery.
You’ll want your personal fee processor for some issues, however Leia helps each Stripe and Rave (which function worldwide).
There’s a fast and simple e-newsletter operate that works on the free plan. Sadly, it doesn’t put the e-newsletter signup kind in your web page however on a type of annoying pop-ups which are displayed after you’ve spent a sure period of time on the location.
So, I’m glad Leia has a e-newsletter characteristic, however as somebody who usually makes use of the Web, I don’t like how it’s carried out.
Leia Mail Is a Factor
Yep, Leia has its very personal mail service. In order for you an e-mail tackle by yourself area on it (and sure, you should buy domains by way of Leia as nicely), that’s doable. In order for you a couple of Leia e-mail, that’s doable, too. Every e-mail tackle you create will value you further, although.
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