14 people who bought this rated it 4.57 out of 5
“I have used the last several WebPlus programs. The biggest advantage I have seen in X8 is the Task Monitor. I can overlook simple mistakes and the monitor points them out and either fixes them or tells you what needs to be done to correct the problem.
My website is simple so I do not get into many of the features that are available.”
“This is the third Webplus product I have ordered and I am very comfortable with it. I would highly recommend it for anyone. It is great having control over changes and updates as needed without the expense of paying someone else to do it.
Well done Serif...”
“This is at least the third version of WebPlus I have purchased and used. I just uploaded a new version of my main website, edited in WebPlus X8.
In most ways, my website is fairly simple, although it does have quite a few pages. However, I do need to be able to embed audio files on some pages, and I need to be able to sell merchandise.
WebPlus X8 handled these functions with relatively little trouble. There were a few times when the program let me know that something was not going to work, and I was able to make the fixes fairly easily.
The one thing that gave me enough trouble that I had to go to the Serif users' forum for advice had to do with embedding audio files. The brief explanation is that when I pasted in the addresses for the audio files, I was inadvertently pasting over, therefore deleting, the http:// part of the address. I didn't find enlightening information in the on-line manual for WPX8, so I took the question to the users' forum. The very first reply came within minutes, and gave me the information I needed. Another fifteen replies came in, getting progressively more obscure and technical.
I am a pianist and a composer. My interest in computer technology is strictly on a need-to-know basis. I find out that computers can do a task better than the old way, so I acquire the required software and hardware and hammer away until I get it right.
I have been using Serif software for most of my graphics needs as long as I've had a computer running on Windows. I couldn't honestly say whether another family of graphics programs work better or worse.
That reminds me, however, that my first experience with a graphics program came as part of a musician's job. I worked as assistant cruise director on the Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat Delta Queen in the early 1990s. It was only after I was on board, on the job, that I was told that, in addition to giving musical performances, producing the daily newsletter was part of my duties.
The newsletter was created in PageMaker. The cruise director knew how to make the changes from the templates, but he did not really know how to explain what he was doing, and there was no manual aboard. We went through some very long sessions of trying to get everything to work. Still, I grew to like the process, and got to be much better at that part of the job than my boss was.
After that engagement was done, I saw an ad for PagePlus in a computer magazine, that seemed to say that PP could do everything that PageMaker did, at a fraction of the cost. Perhaps because of my experience with PageMaker, once I had my own PP, I found that everything was easy.
By now, I have created hundreds of posters, newsletters, postcards, and even Facebook memes with PagePlus, and I have had websites created with WebPlus up and running for many years.
I have told dozens of people about my satisfaction with Serif programs. So long as I watch for the deals, I manage to buy the programs at what seem to be very reasonable prices. I've now used Serif programs for more than ten years, and I doubt that I'll ever use another company's graphics programs.”
“Very easy to use by a beginner and has loads of creative gadgets. vey pleased.”
“Mistake #1: I do not want CD delivery with paper copy. When I find a downloadable replacement for WebPlusX8, I will probably go that route.
Mistake #2: I hated the phone-up registration, which was a cheap-shot attempt to force me to listen to a quarter hour of high-pressure hype I definitely did not want to hear. Better products electronically provide an unlock key and that is that.
Mistake #3: Frequent product upgrades are welcome, but the price is going off the scale. I'm used to $20 increments, not $60. I don't plan to continue upgrading.
------ I have not yet had time to test the new version. The FORUM software included in version X7 fell short of the phpBBS version, so I had to install phpBBS instead of the WebPlus forum. I have not had time to test whether the missing features have been put into X8.
------ So far I have not found any other product that is so thorough in its possibilities as WebPlus. I can indeed do many different things all from the basic WebPlus site-building screen. Your integration is ever so convenient to use.
------ It is becoming important to design separately for desktop and mobile devices, with automatic selection of format. I'm glad to have help with that.
------ I do plan to choose templates and especially upgrade my sliders once I have time to explore X8, to give my site a more unified appearance.”
Thanks for the review Mr Busse.
All our products are available as download versions - if you are buying online, just click the 'Download Now' button.
Also, you are able to register online as well, just select 'Product Registration' from the 'Support & Community' drop down menu at the top of the website.
I hope that helps for future purchases!
“Program does everything Serif says it will do. Quite easy to learn.”
“I love this software”
“Upgrading from WebPlus X7 to X8 was no hassle at all. Everyone of my websites opened perfectly with the new X8 and I was able to carry on working with them immediately. This program is also very easy to use and has many new features which I am happy with.”
“So far so good. Very user friendly, and does all the cool stuff I have been wanting to add to my site!”
“Well, I am no Techie, so I thought I'd try WebPlus8. It is absolutely amazing. I recently purchased a few other of Serif's products, and found them easy to use. There is a definite consistency with their products so once you are familiar with one, it helps figure out the others.
WebPlus8 is quite powerful, yet if you want a simple site, it is good for that as well. Their Community Forum is very good. Most questions are answered within the hour, and the members who provide answers are patient and understanding for those of us who don't quite "get it".
I would not hesitate recommending WebPlus8.”
“This software could actually be the most innovative and easy to use software i've ever used. The design features are great but the whole package is let down by the lack of updates to address issues with the program.
The forum and smart objects have problems which seem to be everyones bone of contention.
Come on serif sort it out...”
“Used to design in websites in MS FrontPage. Needed something else and settled on X8. It looks like it has potential but the template choices are very limited. I guess if I was in real estate or a consultant I might find something I could start with. Unfortunately, I'm not (like the other 90% of the business world) so I get to start from scratch.”
“I would like to have a webplusx8.”
“Years ago I started to build my real estate web site in Microsoft Front Page. When they discontinued that I moved on to Net Objects Fusion (many versions). While that worked fine for about 5 years, then, all of a sudden, the program became corrupted and would only upload blank pages!!!! Ouch. NOF has the worst customer support on the planet and only by email. It also had its other share of problems that needed other work arounds. I knew I had to re-do my entire 500 page web site in another program. After much research (and eliminating Dreamweaver by the way) I settled on Serif Web Plus X6 and spent December 2008 or 9 recreating my site..... Ahhhg! but the improvements were exciting!
From that point on it has been a pleasure all the way up to this latest version X8 which I just downloaded. After a couple of crashes I called Serif customer support. They asked if I was importing a version X7 file. I told them yes and within 2 minutes had the problem solved by having me un-check 2 radio button in an area under the "tools" tab.
This program is far superior to whatever I have used in the past. Yes, there is lots to learn and features I have never gone into but for a fairly complicated web site with multiple menus and ever changing client pages within, this program rocks on all counts. I could go on forever on all the features but my web site at www.windermere.info says it all and 98% of what you see is drag and drop with very little manual coding tweaks. They even added framed pages to the software years ago and as as I remember it, I was the one who made the suggestion. Thanks Serif for this awesome product and for your incredible and quick live customer support.”