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Siteupp review: simple & fast website builder

Siteupp is a website builder that has positioned itself as a fast and easy website builder that can be used by anyone. It’s a multi-purpose tool that you can use to build your business or service website. Since it was established only a few years ago, it’s not widely known yet.

As Siteupp aims to pander to people of all walks of life and it offers several features to its customers. So, you can buy your domain, create your site, buy a logo design, and have it hosted all with Siteupp.

Pros and cons of Siteupp

Siteupp offers an easy-to-grasp tool with which you can build your personal or small business website very fast.


  • Ease of use
  • Automatic Web Builder gets your site up and running in almost no time
  • All templates are responsive
  • You can view and restore older versions
  • Fair pricing


  • SEO tools only in the highest price plan
  • Ecommerce is not advanced
  • No SEO for ecommerce
  • Blogging feels like an afterthought
  • Siteupp loading times can be slow at times, which makes building and managing a site vexing for you and can be a deterrent for your viewers
  • The knowledge base is limited
  • Limited tools to scale

Who is Siteupp for?

You can create a simple multi-page website to introduce your service, product, or work. It’s easy to grasp and use so it will appeal to the fledgling business owners. You can build a responsive website without the need to know web design or coding.

In short, it’s a good pick for small-scale websites, that is, for individuals or small businesses who want their online presence and sell some products on the side.

How easy is Siteupp to use?

Once you have created your account, Siteupp shows an onboarding video. When you have picked your theme, the visual editor opens with a guided tour to help you get started.

Siteupp visual editor

If you’re acquainted with other website builders, you can dive in immediately. It’s a drag-and-drop website builder and its layout is similar to others. On the left-hand side, you’ll find the sidebar with all the controls. You see how your current page looks like in the main part of the screen. The interface is well-designed where its elements have understandable titles so that you’ll feel at home within minutes.

If you’re in a pinch and need to launch in the next hour, Siteupp has you covered. Its Automatic Web Builder will generate a site for you within seconds that you can edit just as you would when you start from scratch or with a template. Of course, the Automatic Web Builder removes all kinds of barriers to make it even easier for anyone to build their site.

Siteupp Automatic Web Builder is a tool for anyone to build their site

You can manage your sites, domains, and account on the dashboard. Unfortunately, the onboarding video and guided tour are shown each and every time you enter the visual editor and have to skipped.

Siteupp gives you the option to add more CSS to further customise the design for each page. Each block on a page has a code editor so that you can dive into the code and tweak as your heart desires. Each block can be reset to its original state, should you have messed around too much.

Siteupp design and templates

In the signup process, you get to view and choose the over 50 templates that Siteup offers. The templates are free. You can filter the templates that are grouped into more detailed categories such as art, barber, carpet, and dental, just to name a few. The templates are modern and responsive.

When viewing the templates, some of the designs seem to resemble each other. This may cause a project built with Siteupp to appear like other websites and not stand out from the rest.

Siteupp templates

How to manage your ecommerce store in Siteupp?

You can add your ecommerce store just by adding a block onto the desired page. You add your products and their descriptions directly in that block. The ecommerce functions are limited to displaying the products and getting paid via Paypal. You don’t have a fully-fledged ecommerce store with Siteupp.

Siteupp integrations

The integrations of Siteupp are focused on newsletter campaigns and webinars. As you can add a block that is specifically for embedding code as well as edit the code of each block on a page, you can embed any service that offers an embedded code to extend your site.

What marketing and SEO tools does Siteupp have?


You can add meta tags to each page of your site. The meta tags are valid for the entire page.


The blog feature works in the same way as the ecommerce store, you’ll need to add the blog block to the page where you want to display it. If you want an overview of your blog posts for example on your homepage, you’ll need to add it as a block and edit the content yourself.

Sign up forms and popups

Built-in is the option to add a signup form as a block to the page or a pop-up form to your site. The popup can be set to show with a delay and its frequency can also be configured. Remember that you will have to integrate it with one of the newsletter providers that are listed under the integrations of Siteupp.

Payment options

The only way to get paid is by adding Paypal to each product listed. Siteupp doesn’t integrate a payment gateway as such and thus doesn’t take a transaction fee.

Siteupp security

Each plan, even the free one, includes an SSL certificate for your projects. Since payments are done directly in Paypal, it doesn’t store credit card details of your customers. There is no official backup function, but it makes revisions of your page that you can restore.

Siteupp customer support

You’ll see the support chat popup everywhere on Siteupp’s site. You can write your questions into the support popup 24/7 and they usually reply within a few hours.

Its help centre is not worth mentioning, it’s actually the same as their FAQ.


Siteupp offers 3 tiers. In all plans included are SSL and stock image library.

Head over to to check out their current pricing

Is Siteupp the right choice for you?

Siteupp is a good place to start and get your first online presence. If you’re hard-pressed to launch your project very fast, it’s a good way to go. Especially, if your site is is on the small side and you don’t plan on blogging regularly.

If you want to sell some products occasionally, you’d be happier with Strikingly or Jimdo.

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