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What are people saying about WeBuilder 2022

ehab abpudaya very good choice for web development and an excellent deal.. look forward to grab a license : )
Nov 9 2009 at 9:51pm Copy Link
Walter Jayanth I am currently using WeBuilder 2005 software and its an excellent programming environment for the php language. Quick loading, easy to use, integrated language guide, preview option and multi language support are some of the nice features of it.
Looking forward to get an upgrade.
Nov 12 2009 at 4:45pm Copy Link
B Barnabe WeBuilder 2010 looks to be quite the program for web development! Two questions:

1) If purchased here, is this the license one gets for the program?

"For general use by professional developers, companies and government organizations.
Install and use the software 1) at work, 2) on a laptop and 3) at home."

2) Does this purchase qualify for the "Free Bonus License" mentioned on the site or is that included as part of the "1) at work 2) on a laptop and 3) at home"?

Looking forward to the developer's reply.
Apr 26 2010 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Hazen Hoffpauir I too would like to know is this is the license that we'd be purchasing here:

"For general use by professional developers, companies and government organizations.
Install and use the software 1) at work, 2) on a laptop and 3) at home."

Waiting for Karlis reply...Thanks.
Apr 27 2010 at 2:36am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals To B Barnabe:

1) Yes, it is full commercial license.

2) Yes, free bonus license offer applies as long as you comply with the limitations. Free Bonus License allows you to use the product on one additional PC or one additional Laptop regardless of the number of licenses you have purchased. Offer does not apply to upgrades, bonus license can not be sold or transferred to other parties. Each customer is eligible only for one bonus license (one additional seat).
Apr 29 2010 at 6:44am Copy Link
Steven Curcuru Hi,
Is there an additional discount for those of us who've already bought HTML Builder from you?

May 2 2010 at 4:26pm Copy Link
Brian F Is there any discount for owners of RapidPHP?

May 2 2010 at 7:09pm Copy Link
ken ichikawa Looks like a great tool.
Is there any plan to support unicode (CJK support) in the future?
May 2 2010 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Daniel H How long after the order I get a reg.key? I ordered like an hour ago and no single email so far.
May 3 2010 at 4:52am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - May 3 2010 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Andrew R I didn't get any e-mail since I had placed my order either :(
May 3 2010 at 5:06pm Copy Link
Andrew R Just received a license key. Great tool and great deal!
May 3 2010 at 5:11pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Is this a personal license(2 computers) or a standard license(3 computers).
May 3 2010 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Everybody should have received their keys by now. Sometimes there is a slight delay of up to an hour depending on the performance of e-mail delivery systems. Sometimes the key gets caught in the spam folder. In any case on our support web page there is an automated "re-send key" form that you can use 24/7.

Also, while we are very busy, our support response time is 24 - 48 hours strictly, so in case of any problem please do not hesitate to contact us via our support pages.
Blumentals Software - May 5 2010 at 10:00am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Discounts on other products were available in our previous Bits Du Jour promotions. If you missed them, please contact us, we may give you a discount (maybe not as big as on Bits Du Jour), but still better than nothing.
Blumentals Software - May 5 2010 at 10:02am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals The answer is yes - it is the full commercial license.

And thanks for the purchase, I see you have figured it out ;)
Blumentals Software - May 5 2010 at 10:05am Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I use WeBuilder 2010 frequently, even though I'm not a developer.
Highly recommended!
Dec 2 2010 at 8:21pm Copy Link
Maury R Hello - I saw that your info said windows 7 platform, but is it compatible with 64x?
Dec 4 2010 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Tore Hoyem @Maury R,
I *think* it's an 32-bit app, but it runs perfectly it under 64-bit Win 7, as you'd expect.
Dec 4 2010 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals It is an 32-bit app, but it should run under 64-bit Windows just fine.
Blumentals Software - Dec 5 2010 at 4:15am Copy Link
LAK LAK is this support china language?
Dec 9 2010 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Bob Hope I made the purchase yesterday, but sadly still not received the key.
Dec 10 2010 at 10:26pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Bob, please contact our customer support at we will sort this out in no time.
Blumentals Software - Dec 11 2010 at 1:58am Copy Link
Robert Reese This has the same drastic DRM as your Rapid CSS software. Still no sale, especially when you require internet activation and hardward identification - too easy for things to go awry and the customer is left unable to install or use the software. Further, how do we know what kind of data is being sent from our computer to your server?
May 22 2011 at 7:19pm Copy Link
Gatis Avots Hi,

=Still no sale, especially when you require internet activation and hardward identification
Actually you can use the product if you do not have internet connection. Only when (and if) the internet connection will be available, your installation will be logged to our server.

=too easy for things to go awry and the customer is left unable to install or use the software
This is not true. You will be able to use the product in any case.

=Further, how do we know what kind of data is being sent from our computer to your server?
I guess you can not, unless you have good knowledge in IP packet tracking from your computer. There are tools that can do that. Also, if you contact us at our support email address, I will share any specific details you might want to know and are worried about.

In the end, if you are honest user, you do not need to worry about the license activation.

Kind regards,
Gatis Avots
Blumentals Software
May 22 2011 at 7:27pm Copy Link
Jason Howard What upgrade options will there be for purchasers of WeBuilder 2010 considering that 2011 may be released any time in the near future? (WeBuilder 2011 Beta 3 is currently available for testing).

Is it going to be more cost effective for people to just wait for WeBuilder 2011 and purchase it outright?
May 22 2011 at 7:29pm Copy Link
Gatis Avots Hello Jason,

Everybody who will purchase version 2010 now, will receive also a free upgrade to version 2011.
It will be more cost effective if you purchase now. You can then start using the product now, and have the free upgrade to version 2011. Or you can wait for version 2011 and then wait when we possibly offer the product for this great discount again.

Kind regards,
Gatis Avots
Blumentals Software
May 22 2011 at 8:09pm Copy Link
Roberto very strong policy. honest users dislike this kind of drm too.
May 22 2011 at 9:36pm Copy Link
Gatis Avots Hello Roberto,

= honest users dislike this kind of drm too.
I doubt this.

We are not the only ones who apply such policy. If you go to Wikipedia, then you will learn that "companies such as Sony, Amazon, Apple Inc., Microsoft, AOL and the BBC use the power of digital rights management".

Sorry, but as far as I know, we are not going to change our policy any time soon.

Kind regards,
Gatis Avots
Blumentals Software
May 22 2011 at 10:14pm Copy Link
P Davis I too prefer a license model which allows me to move between machines and freely use your app. It is a pain to uninstall an app just to install on another system. Who has time for that? Please reconsider your policy.
May 22 2011 at 10:24pm Copy Link
D Dinosaur DRM or no DRM, this is one of the absolutely best tools for web dev. Well worth the ordinary list price. This is worth every penny.
May 22 2011 at 10:33pm Copy Link
Jason Howard I think the policy shown above:

"Product may be used indefinitely after purchase. Licensed per computer for concurrent use, allowing transfer of a license to another owned computer. Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and unlimited installations per footprint. Free upgrades for minor versions, paid upgrade with discounts to future versions for all purchasers. Support to next major version. 30 days return policy."

is only a boilerplate - having it pointed out (by Gatis Avots) that you can install the software on home, laptop, and work computers - perhaps the "Policy" should be rewritten to more closely reflect the Blumentals policy.
May 22 2011 at 10:35pm Copy Link
guy t974 Hello,
this offer looks very interesting!

One question : does WeBuilder 2010 offer ALL the features of rapid CSS 2010 , or only some of the features?
May 23 2011 at 2:02am Copy Link
Gatis Avots Hello Erit!

=One question : does WeBuilder 2010 offer ALL the features of rapid CSS 2010 , or only some of the features?
Yes, WeBuilder offers all the features of Rapid CSS. It is functionally the most complete editor we are offering. There is also a comparison chart available:

Kind regards,
Gatis Avots
Blumentals Software
May 23 2011 at 6:03am Copy Link
Diana Johns Activation doesn't bother me--it's a good product and I'm tired of subsidizing pirates. Any time I've change hardware significantly in the past I've had no problem moving an installation to a new system with a call to customer service (e.g. Microsoft, Symantec). I'd rather make an occasional phone call and save the $$$. Thanks, Blumentals!

I recently purchased HTMLPad but didn't want to spend the extra money for Rapid CSS and the SQL capabilities, very glad to see this great offer on Bits du Jour. I loved HomeSite but expect to be migrating to Windows 7 during the next year or so, HTMLPad is very similarly capable and intuitive compared to HomeSite.

Thanks for making this great price available. Looking forward to using the extra capabilities of WeBuilder.
May 23 2011 at 6:30am Copy Link
Gatis Avots Thank you Diana!

With best wishes,
Gatis Avots
Blumentals Software
May 23 2011 at 7:50am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Folks, enough with the DRM tirade! We've been through this over and over and over again.

But as always, feel free to continue the discussion via the following link:

Any more generic rants about DRM and it's theoretical effects will be moved to the above thread.

Please keep individual product threads open and available for product specific questions.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 23 2011 at 7:51am Copy Link
carl thorpe Any word on when you will be implementing use of keys for SFTP? All of my sites rely on public/private key pairs for logging into SFTP, and I do not want to go back to passwords.

I see that back in 2009 this was requested on your forum, and your response was that it was coming soon.


May 23 2011 at 9:31am Copy Link
P Davis For some reason I was not able to get WeBuilder. Not sure if it was a problem on my end. Did not notice anyone complain that they could not purchase. Really wanted to get this to round out my toolset. I have several of your other products.
May 24 2011 at 8:58am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber I suppose instead of v2010 this should read v2011.

Is it possible to buy this with a 1 or 3 years upgrade-garantee too?
Year 2012 and so probably v2012 is quite near...
Oct 24 2011 at 12:39am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Stefan

Thanks for the heads up -- this promotion is indeed for WeBuilder 2011. Adjusted text appropriately.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 24 2011 at 8:08am Copy Link
Robert France Is this the Professional License or the Personal?

What will the upgrade path be for the next release?

Oct 24 2011 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals This is Professional version. We do not plan any major upgrades before spring/summer 2012. There should be a few regular updates. 6-month upgrade guarantee is already included with any purchase. 3-year upgrade package is something that is not available via this offer but this is still a very very good deal.
Blumentals Software - Oct 24 2011 at 7:16pm Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma On your web site there is an offer to purchase by sms. What's the difference with this bitsdujour offer?
Oct 25 2011 at 6:47am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Sms purchases are available in few countries only and allow only one computer (no 2nd computer or laptop), this is full Professional license.
Blumentals Software - Oct 25 2011 at 6:56am Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma So, both have same exact features. The only differences are the number of countries available and licenses. Am I right?
Oct 25 2011 at 7:29am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Yes, the only difference is that sms-ordered licenses can only be activated on one computer and used for non-commercial purposes while full Professional license offered here allows you full commercial use and you can activate the software on up to 3 computers and change and upgrade your computers without any activation worries.
Blumentals Software - Oct 25 2011 at 8:11am Copy Link
Nozavi Will the discount be available for upgrades too?
Oct 26 2011 at 2:44am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals This promotion is for a full, new Professional license only.
Blumentals Software - Oct 26 2011 at 6:48am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Good product, but I thought it included your cse html validator. Unfortunately this is sold seperately. Will there ever be a discount for the cse html validator on bitsdujour? Maybe today in combination with webuilder 2011?
Oct 27 2011 at 3:16am Copy Link
Rael Bauer Hi,
Does WeBuilder include any Javascript debugging capabilities?
Oct 27 2011 at 4:51am Copy Link
Justine Jordan If this is for a standard (or professional license) without a 3-year upgrade then the retail price is listed incorrectly. According to the website, the regular price is $39.95.The savings is slightly under 50%. I'm sure it's still a good deal but obviously not as good of a deal as the one advertised.
Oct 27 2011 at 6:06am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Justine, This is the Professional version. We work with the vendors to bring you the deals so we don't make pricing mistakes, you'll see Karlis from Blumentals has replied above several times.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 27 2011 at 6:08am Copy Link
HJ B I think it is fair to say that this product is not for the casual website builder. The product assumes substantial knowledge on the part of the user, even in making various decisions while installing it. As far as I can tell, it is not a "what you see is what you get" application with the option of looking at or tweaking the code.

The product description includes the following statement: "WeBuilder 2011 offers templates and code snippets that enable even beginning web coders to get up and running and [in] minutes . . . " That appears to be a substantial exaggeration, when viewed from the perspective of a neophyte.

This is the kind of product for which the first step of installation ought be display of a pdf that describes what the installation process decisions are and that gives a better sense of the level of expertise necessary to effectively use the program for the at least the most basic capabilities.
Oct 27 2011 at 7:54am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ HJ B

By "beginning web coders" we mean exactly that -- customers who are interested in approaching web design and development at the code level, regardless of experience. WeBuilder doesn't claim to be a drag-and-drop, Dreamweaver-style WYSIWYG HTML editor, which is why we do not describe it as such.

BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 27 2011 at 8:34am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Rael - no Javascript debugger, but it has PHP debugger

Justine - Regular price is $69.85, this is NOT personal and NOT upgrade, this is full new license

HJ - this product is either for professional developers or beginning web *developers* or *coders*. It is not intended for those regular guys who do not know and do not want to know what HTML and website code is. Those people who create auto-generated standardized websites by drag and drop without writing code can not be called developers or coders. This is for professionals or those who want to become professionals by learning how to code.
Blumentals Software - Oct 27 2011 at 8:59am Copy Link
Kerry Johnson The only thing stopping me from getting this is that there is no zen-coding plugin.
Oct 27 2011 at 9:30am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Zen-coding is something that we have in our bucket of suggestions, but we have not yet had opportunity to work on that.
Blumentals Software - Oct 27 2011 at 1:06pm Copy Link
G W Well worth it., I paid the full price a while back and still think it was worth it. Don;t worry too much about the year label, 2012 will probably not be out for at least 6 to 9 months if the past has anything to go by, though a cheap upgrade will be on offer so again worth it.
Oct 27 2011 at 8:01pm Copy Link
Jean-Francois Puglia I bought HTMLPad not so long ago, what could be the price to upgrade to this one? Can it be upgrade?

Thank you.
Apr 1 2012 at 2:12am Copy Link
William Tattors seems that approaching mid 2012, a 2011 version is on the way to obsolescence... when does 2012 version come out?
Apr 1 2012 at 8:54am Copy Link
Tore Hoyem I have found WeBuilder to be extremely good and I recommend it to anyone who has any need for (or interest in) a code editor.

I also use it for plain text editing, needless to say.
Apr 3 2012 at 12:48am Copy Link
Gonzo I'm really interested in this app, but would like to know the following:
1-Will there be a 2012 version soon?
2-If so, will we (the ones who buy today) get a free upgrade to it?
3-If no free upgrade, what would be the discount for upgrading?
4-I usually reinstall my computer every 2 months (Approximately). Can I activate the application every time on my own? Or will I have to email Blumentals?
5-Can this be installed in a flash drive? If not, are there plans for a portable version?

Apr 3 2012 at 3:28am Copy Link
Jean-Francois Puglia

There you can see that it is possible to run it from a usb stick.
Apr 3 2012 at 4:28am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I tested weBuilder very shortly while doing other things and I noticed a little "problem" if I used umlauts (like ä and ö) in html document. This happened if I used the preview (F2) without saving the file first with UTF-8. If I first saved the file with UTF-8 everything was OK.

I am little confused with the one or more computers situation. I think your web-page tells that I could use the program with desktop and laptop, but this site tells about 1 computer only.
Apr 3 2012 at 4:59am Copy Link
My Name Here Three questions:
1. Does this program interact with the web server to test the webpage (PHP or ASP)?
2. Does it support VB.NET for server-side scripting?
3. Does it support ASP.NET features like grids, client-side validation, and so on?
Apr 3 2012 at 6:02am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Gonzo:

I do not have any estimates on version 2012, I can only tell you that we are doing a major overhaul and we do not expect a new release before mid-autumn.

We have a 6-month free-upgrades period, but as I do not have any release estimates for version 2012, I can not promise anything.

There is no limit on how many times you can re-install the software on the same computer, but if you install it on two *different* computers every month (e.g. if you change your computers every two months), you will have to contact us to authorize this.

There is a special procedure to put WeBuilder on flash-drive, so, yes, there is a portable version.


There should be no problems if you save your file as UTF-8 and use UTF-8 also as your default encoding.

You are allowed to use the software on two computers and one laptop, regardless of what it says here. (must be an error)

My Name Here:

Depends on what you mean by "interact". You can set up WeBuilder to run preview through your webserver to preview any type of server side script in action or to use built-in web server for preview (build-in web server supports only PHP).

Other than that there is no special support for server-side interaction, this is a code editor and not visual-drag-and-drop-ide.
Blumentals Software - Apr 3 2012 at 8:43am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

I actually have WeBuilder 2010, from Bits, which I have not yet really used the way I plan. (My bad, not yours, I just checked with my new XP OS clean image reinstall that I have the serial# and the earlier file to install. )

Are there any essentials in 2011 that I will go "yoiks, I should have taken the special" .. or should I just get up to speed on 2010 and then wait for the next Bits in a year or so, a double upgrade ?

Granted this is my decision, not yours, but if you have some input .. I am all ears. Would the 2010-2011 upgrade be the same $ as this 2011 purchase ?


Apr 3 2012 at 8:45pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Ok, so there is an updated info about the next major version. WeBuilder 2014 is expected to become available in the first quarter of 2013 (thus the 2014 version code) which pretty much means that those who use this promo, get a free upgrade to 2014 (cannot guarantee yet, but everything looks so). Version 2014 should be a huge release as we are working to update any outdated aspect of the software as well as add new features.
Blumentals Software - Sep 17 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
Matt Hi Karlis.

I think many of us who purchased WebBuilder 2011 on your last sale (April 3, 2012) were anticipating a free upgrade to version 2012... hoping it would release before the 6-month upgrade/update policy expired.

Since now you are skipping version 2012 and going directly to version 2014, I'm guessing those who purchased WebBuilder on your last sale have no hope for the free upgrade to 2014. Is that correct?

I guess there is a big psychological factor in naming software with the year in its title. It just seems like when you are purchasing a '2011' software in 2012, you are buying 'old' software. I think as I mentioned above that many of us may have hoped for a 'free' upgrade to 2012 are a little disappointed that 2012 won't be released.

Is there any chance we, who purchased WebBuilder 2011 in April can also be included in the free upgrade to 2014?

Thank you.
Sep 17 2012 at 10:18am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals You should never focus on version numbers, just focus on the software whether it works for you and whether you like it or need it now. Updates are and have ever been free of charge, we have always fixed all critical issues and added plenty of minor features for free.

I do confirm and do not hide that we charge for upGRades - major new releases that happen once every 1 to 3 years. Similarly as it is with hardware, it costs to develop new releases of software as well. If you buy iPhone 4, sure manufacturing faults will be fixed free of charge, but you would not expect to get an iPhone 5 for free, would you? Same applies to operating systems and other software. There are engineers working to create every new product and and it costs money - otherwise they would not do it. What is more, you always have a choice to stick to the current version, upgrades are not mandatory. Of course, we could change the model and make monthly or annual fee but then you would end up paying much more and having no choice to stick to older version.

As for the WeBuilder 2011 - in order to make it better and faster, we had to move it to another development environment and that actually turned out to be a year-worth of task alone not to mention any new features. Of course, we could release something now, but it would be an incomplete and disappointing release and that is something we just won't do. The new version must be modern and much better and we are taking our time to make it so. I am sorry to disappoint James and a few others who hoped to get a double-bonus (both 70% discount and free upgrade on top of that), but the new release will be ready when it is good enough. Look at it this way - when it comes - it will be 3 times worth of a regular upgrade (usually we spent only one year per upgrade).
Blumentals Software - Sep 17 2012 at 12:42pm Copy Link
Matt Well isn't that what you are promising now to today's customers?

A double-bonus?

I just feel that we (purchasers on April 3rd) were led on.

Think about it. Whenever you made the conscious decision in your mind to stop developing WB2011, everyone who made the purchase in April lost out. You are putting your developing efforts into a future version that we can't benefit from.

So those who purchased in April, purchased an 'end-of-the-road' version.

Well, it's your call. You're your own boss.

A double-bonus - " double-bonus (both 70% discount and free upgrade on top of that" for today's purchasers.

And... an obsolete software for the April Fools' Sale.

It just doesn't make for happy customers.

Thank you.
Sep 17 2012 at 1:21pm Copy Link
Roberto come on, this is really cheap software if you are in the website development arena. I know we are in a worldwide crisis.. but 20 bucks is a mcdonalds meal.

we should go to complaint about photoshop prices and their fixed 18 month upgrade$ :-)

any simple template at goes to 68$ already... this is not a massive angry birds for sale at 99 cent. If bluementals does not charge by major upgrades they will be "hungry" birds.

I want they continue developing, software does not grow in the field alone, they have to pay licenses to develop too.
Sep 17 2012 at 1:56pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ James

Karlis and BDJ have been very clear on this point -- major upgrades for WeBuilder are not free. This information is readily available in the policy section and always has been.

If you'd like to further discuss the benefits of a lifetime upgrade scheme over a paid upgrade scheme, feel free to do so over at the forum, but please keep this thread clear for customers with questions or concerns directly related to product functionality:


BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 17 2012 at 3:51pm Copy Link
Matt Certainly Roger. I understand.
Sep 17 2012 at 4:13pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals James, contact our support team and include a note that you would like to talk to Karlis directly. I would like to discuss this with you in detail - I hate to leave you unhappy, but BDJ comments are no place for long discussions.
Blumentals Software - Sep 17 2012 at 4:25pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

I bought WeBuilder 2010 on Bits on 5-6-2010 Order# 6937194 and have not used it (my bad, not Webuilder)

The link in the email on tries to load 2011. Can you tell me if my 2010 license will work on 2011 ? Or should I look around for the 2010 version ?

Also, will my upgrade be more or less than the current Bits ?


Sep 18 2012 at 12:13am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Steven, please contact our support, you will receive a quick and qualified help. Also under our support section there is lost license key recovery form where you can enter your order id - it will re-send your license key and up-to-date download link for your version.
Blumentals Software - Sep 18 2012 at 4:13am Copy Link
Vanessa N Hi Steven,

I went through this myself yesterday and re-downloaded version 10 by sending them my order information:

I also happened to luckily qualify for the 2011 version for free (because I purchased 2010 between the qualifying date rage), so it was well worth looking into again.
Sep 18 2012 at 4:16am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

C'mon Roger (and/or Nico). More censorship ? What is going on with BIts ?There was an interesting comment from a poster that thought that Blumental was snarky.

I didn't pay it a lot of heed (I'm waiting for my own response from them) ... but this continual censorship thing is really bringing Bits down.

You are losing your most sincere and dedicated posters and buyers. Read the thread on Donationcoder where we asked you to comment as to this new policy.

Sep 19 2012 at 10:10am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Steven

I've sent you a personal message. Please keep these types of comments to the forum, or send us an email. This has always been our policy at Bits.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 19 2012 at 10:19am Copy Link
Mike B I just want to verify that the BDJ offer is for the normal WeBuilder license (which the regular price is $79.95) and that it is licensed for 3 installations as indicated on the webpage:

Install and use 1) at work, 2) on a laptop or USB drive, 3) at home.

The BDJ "Fine Print" tab doesn't mention this; it only indicataes that the software is licensed "per computer. not per user".
Mar 2 2013 at 6:03am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Yes, it is.
Blumentals Software - Mar 3 2013 at 5:41am Copy Link
Karl M. Am I right that WeBuilder is not a WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver?
Mar 4 2013 at 2:37am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Hi Karlis,

No option to buy CSE HTML validator together with this deal? (like the deal if I buy through your website)
Mar 4 2013 at 5:51am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals WeBuilder is a pure code editor, not a WYSIWYG editor.

CSE HTML Validator deal is available only with regular purchases.
Blumentals Software - Mar 4 2013 at 5:03pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 5 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Ian G Why did the price go from $49.95 t0 $79?

What exactly does one get at $79.95 in comparison to $49.95 in comparison to your CNET advertised price?
Mar 5 2013 at 5:19am Copy Link
Fred Yi can WeBuilder preview php code?
Mar 5 2013 at 8:11am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun @Ian G It appears that Blumentals sells the personal/non commercial version for 50 and pro/commercial license for 80.

@Fred Yi - Yup you just need to install a WAMP stack on your localhost (e.g. BitNami, Xampp) and then point webuilder to the php executable as well as the htdocs directory.

I already had a license for RapidPHP but appreciate being able to scale/transfer do asp/python in Webuilder. Thanks @ BDJ and Blumentals for making/extending this deal :)
Mar 5 2013 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Nebulous User Is WeBuilder 2014 updated for HTML5 and CSS 3?
Sep 18 2013 at 8:11am Copy Link
disenchanted What's new in version 2014?

In short - version 2014 is our greatest release ever. It has more features, better performance, less clutter and is 100% modern.

Our largest and the most challenging release ever.
Up to date with modern standards - HTML5, CSS3, Web 2.0 philosophy.
Address all the issues and the best of suggestions from our customers accumulated over the past 5 years.
3 times more the amount of new features and improvements than any of our major releases in the past.
Sep 18 2013 at 9:08am Copy Link
Nebulous User Thanks, Disenchanted. I tried the demo. This appears to be a serious competitor to Dreamweaver!
Sep 18 2013 at 10:19am Copy Link
ML Just bought the WeBuilder 2014 here. Then I saw there is some extra add on tools that I can buy. Is there a discount if I want to get the add on? Like the Web menu maker & button maker & Rapid SEO Tool?
Sep 18 2013 at 12:55pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals ML, please contact our helpdesk and let them know that you purchased WeBuilder and would like to buy any of our products with a 50% discount. Usually you have to order multiple products at once to get discount, but since you are saying you made the purchase just reently, I think we can make an exception.
Blumentals Software - Sep 19 2013 at 11:43am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals ML, please contact our helpdesk and let them know that you purchased WeBuilder and would like to buy any of our products with a 50% discount. Usually you have to order multiple products at once to get discount, but since you are saying you made the purchase just recently, I think we can make an exception.
Blumentals Software - Sep 19 2013 at 11:43am Copy Link
disenchanted Is the checkout process for Webuilder 2014 setup to offer buyers a 50% discount for other products like Rapid SEO tool during checkout?
Sep 19 2013 at 6:07pm Copy Link
Vanessa N This deal is coming up soon and I have a question for people who own the older versions. I have the 2010 and 2011 licenses. If I go to the website, the upgrade price is $39.95 with 6 month upgrade protection. The price is 79.95 for 3 year upgrade protection (essentially full price of the regular software, which I'm not sure how long of an upgrade protection the regular price comes with).

Can you clarify which is the better deal in this case? Not sure how much upgrade protection the Bits deal has.

Feb 23 2014 at 4:03am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals BDJ deal includes the standard 6-month upgrade protection, but it is still a better deal however you put it.
Blumentals Software - Feb 23 2014 at 7:11am Copy Link
Vanessa N Well, no....paying the original price and getting 3 years of upgrades is better than getting 6 months.
Feb 23 2014 at 8:56am Copy Link
Pavel Stusek It's professional licence for using on work PC and Home PC?
Feb 24 2014 at 4:44am Copy Link
Nigel Blumenthal Which version is on offer here please - personal or Pro ? And what are the differences?
Feb 25 2014 at 5:55am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Nigel Blumenthal - The offer is for the Professional version.
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 25 2014 at 7:29am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Yes, this is professional license covering home PC, work PC and a laptop, so 3 computers are covered in total and commercial use is allowed.
Blumentals Software - Feb 25 2014 at 12:56pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 26 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bxxxx Oxxxx Highly recommended indeed.
I have 600 programs on my PC and this is definitely among the 10 best.

Generally, from a user perspective is the constant problem with
internet activation, making it hard to migrate to a new PC
This protection level is something that BitDuJour should indicate
with a symbol on each program offer.

Also here WeBuilder belongs to top class - I have never seen a screen
saying that it is not activated. Reason enough to buy every new upgrade.
Oct 11 2014 at 5:55am Copy Link
ron r I got an email from the webuilder developer (a few monts ago?) that the new major version is coming up (or far in it's end stage?).
My questions:

Do buyers of this version get the next major upgrade free?

Does it still have the portable creation option (Create portable version of webuilder)?

Will there be an option to buy the 3 year upgrade with it. In the past there was an option for an extra payment which gave the user the 3 year upgrade, which meant that any major version within that 3 year, came free.

This program was my number one stop when it comes to PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. I haven't used it quite as much now, but I can highly recommend this tool (if it's still got it's portable creation option).
Oct 12 2014 at 5:22am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals WeBuilder can be both activated and deactivated, so you can move it around as long as you remember to deactivate. Besides the license includes 3 installs and necessary extra re-installs, so there should be no problems with activation.

1) 6-month upgrade protection is included and I believe we will manage to release the next major version within these 6 months;
2) Yes, you can install it as portable version on removable drive;
3) 3-year option is available only when buying directly.
Blumentals Software - Oct 13 2014 at 9:05am Copy Link
Mark Johnson Some people purchasing here would be using the product at home, but not at work.
It appears that the 'Personal' edition only differs from the $79.95 product in the ability to install it in the workplace.
$79.95 version - Install at home + on laptop or usb + at work.
$49.95 version - Install at home + on laptop or usb.

Is this deal also available for the $49.95 version ($19.98 sale price) ?
Oct 14 2014 at 2:35am Copy Link
peter schleifer "6-month upgrade protection is included and I believe we will manage to release the next major version within these 6 months"

So if I understand correctly, the risk is on our side? (This offer plus upgrade in 6 months and 2 days would be approximately as much as the regular price.) Whilst you could have said, "If we need some more time, though, it will be included anyway for all buying today." ;-)
Oct 14 2014 at 3:10am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals We're planning to release v2015 in December / January. Unless any of us gets hit by a train or Putin decides to start a nuclear war or something like that happens, we will manage to do this within 6 month timeframe. But I still prefer to leave a margin for error as you never know what can happen.
Blumentals Software - Oct 14 2014 at 5:59am Copy Link
Rosalind Share Hi Karlis,

I have Webuilder 2014 and it is excellent. What will be the upgrade cost when 2015 is released please?
Oct 14 2014 at 9:56am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals We shall keep the upgrade costs the same, but as I previously mentioned, if you buy here, today, you will not need to buy an upgrade. On the other hand, if you already own WeBuilder 2014, you may keep your existing license for now and upgrade only when an upgrade is released. You choose.
Blumentals Software - Oct 15 2014 at 1:19pm Copy Link
Lupke Brother I have an older Webuilder 2014 version. If I upgrade through your website I have two options: 6 months upgrade protection and 3 years upgrade protection.

The fine print for this deal does not say how long we get minor updates for Webuilder 2015. It might be cheaper for me just to buy a new license.
May 7 2015 at 12:08am Copy Link
Mike B @Lupke:

According to their support forum, Webuilder 2015 was released in December 2014.

You can see a history of other releases, and it looks like the past history of the schedule is every 1-2 years for a major release.

So I'd guess that 6 months upgrade protection wouldn't be used, and 3 year upgrade protect you likely get the next major release, maybe two, but quite possibly only one.
May 7 2015 at 1:22am Copy Link
Christian User Is there a way for an upgrade from rapid php editor 2015 ?
May 7 2015 at 3:56am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Upgrades are possible only directly from our website (you can cross-upgrade between product editions same way as between older and newer versions).

As for the upgrade protection, Mike B already answered the question.
Blumentals Software - May 7 2015 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Christian User Excuse me but I didn't find this possibility (cross-upgrade...) on your site !
May 7 2015 at 12:47pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals You just use the standard upgrade option (as if you would upgrade from previous version of the software). E.g. WeBuilder 2014 -> WeBuilder 2015 is same upgrade path as Rapid PHP 2015 -> WeBuilder 2015.
Blumentals Software - May 7 2015 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Christian User I hope that you joke :
Price for a full licence Rapid Php Editor 2015: 35 euros 95
Price for a full licence Webuilder 2015: 39 euros 95
either a difference of 4 euros
Upgrade for webuilder 2015 from Rapid Php Editor 2015: 25 euros 95 !!!
I am a registered for Blumentals softwares : Rapid Php Editor, Easy Gif Animator and Easy Button & Menu Maker Pro
I thank you for this very commercial proposition !
I would remember it.....and you can keep your update !
May 7 2015 at 1:58pm Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals I agree, cross upgrade might not be a good deal in your situation. However this is still cheaper than buying a new license and there are currently no other cross-upgrade options available as the cost of maintenance of such cross upgrade order pages for tiny amounts would be higher than profits, so it makes no sense to offer such option.

The most sensible way to cross-upgrade for anybody is to wait the next new release and to cross-upgrade then. E.g. from Rapid PHP 2014 to WeBuilder 2015.
Blumentals Software - May 8 2015 at 5:40am Copy Link
Tim Parsons I have WeBuilder 2014 already: the upgrade price listed on the website is only a little less than the price quoted above. Is there any possibility of a discounted upgrade?
Oct 30 2015 at 3:35am Copy Link
David Vaughan Good product. Are you working on WeBuilder 2016. WeBuilder 2017?
Oct 30 2015 at 11:27pm Copy Link
John van Hulst 60% off is nonsense. The normal price as listed on the webuilder website is 49.95
Oct 31 2015 at 4:18am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals On sale here is a full, unlimited commercial license of WeBuilder, normally sold for $79.95. This promo is for full new commercial license of WeBuilder 2015 only, and does not cover any upgrades or Personal versions.

The Personal $49.95 license that you mentioned is available form our website does not allow any commercial web development and can be legally used only for learning to code or maintaining personal, non-profit, ad-free websites. So there is a huge difference.

Yes, we are working on version 2016, I can not disclose any projected release plans yet.
Blumentals Software - Oct 31 2015 at 8:57am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet @Karlis Blumentals

I wanted to confirm that the license comes with the same 6-month Upgrade Protection as standard in comparison to purchasing directly from your website and the ability to install on three computers.


(The comments from the previous offer confirm it, but the current fine print seems to say otherwise.)

Thanks in advance!
Oct 31 2015 at 9:33pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Any deals for upgraders for a little extra off for upgraders?
Jun 28 2016 at 3:59am Copy Link
Andreas Hoffmann +1 for a decent upgrade-offer!.-)
Jun 28 2016 at 7:39am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC I "third" the upgrade request! :-)
Jun 28 2016 at 10:28am Copy Link
Mike B People always ask on BDJ for deals for upgraders. Has that ever happened? (I can't remember when it has).
Jun 28 2016 at 10:43am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Since this offer is already better than standard upgrade price, this is a good opportunity to upgrade for a lower price.

Unfortunately we can not go lower than this, as decreasing price any further would make the whole venture unfeasible. So this is a very very good offer.
Blumentals Software - Jun 28 2016 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling This is the version for commercial 3 computers correct? If so, then its a good deal.
Jun 28 2016 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Michael R. As a former buyer of WeBuilder I wanted 2017 to wait for a purchase until a new version (2017 or 2018) is published. Do you plan to do so and if yes, is it free for today's buyers? For me this would be the reason to buy (now)...
Jan 4 2018 at 1:09am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Unless something unexpected happens, the upgrade will most likely be free if you buy today as we are working hard to get 2018 out in Q1 - Q2 2018. And plan to reveal it in a few months.
Blumentals Software - Jan 4 2018 at 4:08am Copy Link
G W Is the personal version also going to be available with 60% off so $19.98? What about upgrades from older versions?
Jan 5 2018 at 12:51am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals This promotion is for full commercial version, new license. There are currently no promotions for Upgrades or Personal versions.
Blumentals Software - Jan 5 2018 at 7:09am Copy Link
HungryForDeals I would consider buying this except that it is only allowed on one computer and checks the "hardware footprint" This is far too strict in my opinion. It also is usually a pain if you upgrade your cpu, etc.

You should at least be able to install it on your desktop and laptop. I stopped buying from other vendors who do the same. Ironically, these vendors probably lose more money than they gain.
Jan 6 2018 at 12:38am Copy Link
martian User Hy! What the difference between RapidPhp and WeBuilder? Thanks
Jan 6 2018 at 4:38am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals See our website for a feature comparision list:
Blumentals Software - Jan 6 2018 at 6:57am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals The editor has both the activation and deactivation commands. Upgrading the PC or transferring the license to a different PC should not be an issue. Also, a single commercial license allows installing the editor on home PC, at work and on a laptop.
Blumentals Software - Jan 6 2018 at 7:01am Copy Link
Elga User Hi Blumentals

So if I'd buy WeBuilder 2016 today, I don't need to pay for upgrade when 2018 is out.

Am I knowing right?
Jan 6 2018 at 10:15am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Yes, buying today you will get a free upgrade to version 2018 when it will become available.
Blumentals Software - Jan 6 2018 at 10:49am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Foss User After reading some threads from Blumentals... Just one question before hitting buy button.

Will there be "Wrap Indent" in upcoming major update - WeBuilder 2018?

Ref: http://forums.blumentals....f=1&t=6107
Jan 7 2018 at 1:44am Copy Link
martian User Thanks for info. I buyed before rapidphp and today webuilder2016 because your offer include upgrade to 2018. Thank you!
Jan 7 2018 at 5:11am Copy Link
Daniel Kamman Headline is "WeBuilder 2018". Text refers to "WeBuilder 2016". Which is offered? I assume "2016" is an error.
Sep 7 2019 at 3:24am Copy Link
R Master The problem is, it's 2019. Even if it is WeBuilder 2018, we're only 3 months away from 2020. I never liked naming software by the year, and if it is WeBuilder 2016, it's almost 4 years old now. I do own and use WeBuilder, just don't like having to explain to clients who ask me why I am using outdated software when they look over my shoulder at their workplaces. Hope Blumentals considers changing this soon.
Sep 8 2019 at 11:30am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @Blumentals

And what about people who want to UPGRADE their WeBuilder 2016 Personal version to 2018 instead of buying the full commercial version? Or in other words, I don't need the full commercial version, but want to buy the Personal version, even if it 's a new license.

And there is a difference in buying on your website for people who want to UPGRADE. There is a regular upgrade with 6 months upgrade protection plan and a extended with 3 year upgrade protection plan. No discounts or other deals here?
Sep 10 2019 at 3:00am Copy Link
HJ B As noted by another comment, this purports to be a download of Webuilder 2018. but the text description says Webuilder 2016.

I went to the website to see what version is shown there. I am further confused because the website refers to Webuilder "Version 15.5".

There is a link to "What's new in version 2018?" https://www.webuilderapp....ew2018.php

There does not appear to be a pdf manual. The only instructions appear to be online.
Sep 10 2019 at 11:01am Copy Link
Constantin Florea Apologies about the mention of "2016" present in the promotion page description. It should have been "2018", I just changed it. The correct version (2018) was and is mentioned correctly in the shopping cart.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 10 2019 at 11:29am Copy Link
Tim Parsons It's not clear which version this is, even on the purchase page. Presume Personal, as the price is similar to the upgrade price for this version. I'd do it, probably, if it was a little cheaper but I haven't even used 2016 enough to justify the purchase price let alone the upgrade cost. For the personal version, I'm not sure the price is worth it.
Sep 10 2019 at 12:56pm Copy Link
Robert User >"It's not clear which version this is, even on the purchase page. Presume Personal, as the price is similar to the upgrade price for this version"

It should be the commercial edition, which is referred to without any additional identifying text based on the WeBuilder Buy page. That page shows the Personal edition is $59.95, and the one that can be used for commercial use is $89.95, which matches the above price on BdJ.

In past BdJ offerings of WeBuilder, it has been clarified as the one that can be used for commercial.
Sep 10 2019 at 7:25pm Copy Link
Gary Smith From the website support section, updates and upgrades, "What is Upgrade Protection?"
Upgrade Protection ensures free upgrades to the next major versions.

However, there is no mention on the Buy Now page regarding Upgrade Protection. So, how does one get it, and how much is it?
Sep 10 2019 at 7:38pm Copy Link
R Master I keep getting Comodo warnings whenever going to - states malware warning. Anyone else getting this?

Also, this should be the commercial version, since the $89.98 price at 60% off is the Bits price - Commercial version allows 3 installations- work, laptop/usb and home. This is another naming problem. Get rid of the year naming and make the commercial version distinct- like "Pro" or something. Anyway, Bits has 30 days to return!
Sep 11 2019 at 2:17am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Please let me clarify a few details.

We hope to release version 2020 within 3 months time which means everybody who purchases this one will get a free upgrade, so you're covered.

The version on promo here is full commercial version (personal edition always has "Personal" attached to it). So even if you needed Personal version or an upgrade, the one on sale is still a great deal to go for instead.

Promo applies to new, full commercial version.


R Master, sorry for the naming. For now we have not yet come up with a better style, something to think about. Anyways you will have 2020 soon.

Lupke Brother, this particular promo is for full commercial version (no upgrades, no 3-year service plans).


Karlis Blumentals
Blumentals Software - Sep 11 2019 at 4:40am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals R Master - you should report a bug in Comodo or at least contact our support with a screenshot so that we can contact them, this type of misbehavior by their product harms us greatly.
Blumentals Software - Sep 11 2019 at 4:42am Copy Link
Kat D I'm new to building websites. Am currently building one with Wordpress, but would like to add bits of css, html and javascript (which I need to learn) to add some more functionality. Would this app help in writing those snippets? Does it let you know about things like forgotten closing brackets, etc? Or is this app for more experienced coders?
Sep 11 2019 at 8:52am Copy Link
Karlis Blumentals Kat D,

WeBuilder is great for learning, it has bracket matching, auto-complete for CSS and some validation features that make life easier, but it will not write the code for you. So it is up to you. You are welcome to try the trial version for a few minutes or hours, might help to decide.
Blumentals Software - Sep 11 2019 at 9:40am Copy Link
Hourglass94 @Karlis

Taken from the 'Fine Print':

"Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for minor versions only. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted."

Taken from your comment above:

"We hope to release version 2020 within 3 months time which means everybody who purchases this one will get a free upgrade, so you're covered."

I'm assuming version 2020 will be a major upgrade so the two statements are slightly contradictory. Which one is correct?

Sep 11 2019 at 10:58am Copy Link
CFGuy I am interested in learning how to build iOS apps. Could a program such as this help with building iOS and Android apps? Thanks. -Cfguy
Sep 11 2019 at 1:44pm Copy Link
Robert User I first purchased WeBuilder 2014 when the developer (Karl Blumentals) offered a free upgrade to the 2015 version.

I like the feature of having a search box that allows multiple lines. Only a few editors offer this feature, such as EmEditor, EditPlus, EditPad Pro, and there is a plugin for Notepad++ to have the same capability.

One other nice feature of WeBuilder is the search in files on disk (files not open in the program). Also, only a few editors offer this feature. EmEditor and EditPlus have this feature, and there must be others I am not aware of.

I have a lot of files in some projects I work on, so I need a search utility (with replace capability) that can identify a "Whole Word." Regular search utilities (including the one I use) can find all the places the search text is located, but they do not eliminate places where the searched on text is merely part of a longer word. For example, if I want to locate "Builder" as a whole word, I am not interested in places that have "WeBuilder" instead. This program (WeBuilder) claims that it can do a search through many files on disk and isolate the Whole Word ones I want to locate, but the problem is that the program would crash if there were a lot of files to search through. Therefore, I would have to choose a subfolder deep enough that the number of files under that level was agreeable to WeBuilder. With a lot of files to search in, selecting some arbitrary subfolder is just a partial solution. It is hard to keep track of which subfolders have been searched. Ideally, I should be able to start at any single folder and be able to search ALL files under that folder and its subfolder's files.

When the WeBuilder 2015 version came out, I did the free upgrade, but it too would crash if there were a lot of files to search through.

I build up a lot of crashes, but due to the security aspects of what is reported to the developer, I could not submit the program crashes. A lot of my work is on files that are for others, and they do not want me to share what they provide (to me) to any outside source. The error logging feature containing the items to report includes lots of items I cannot share, even with the developer. Also, the program depends on having an e-mail client installed on the computer, but where I use the program, it does not have an e-mail client. Regardless, I was able to let the developer know of the issue.

I have tried every search and replace utility I can find. All of the search utilities can handle any number of folders and subfolders from the starting folder. Only one program offered a "whole word" find choice, however, it was so slow that I had to give up on it as a possible solution (plus it had other problems).

My regular "search and replace utility" is extremely fast. It could not isolate the "whole word" items, but by careful choice of the search term, I can usually come up with some search text that accomplishes the same thing. The search and Replace Utility ended up being a far better solution than WeBuilder. As a result, eventually, my WeBuilder 2014/2015 license ran out, and I chose to not renew the program. WeBuilder had failed to do what it had promised.

When the 2016 version came out, I downloaded the trial just to see if the issue had been resolved. It still had not.

Then, in September 2019, the 2018 version was being offered here on Bitsdujour. I was interested but could not justify the risk (if the problem still existed). Initially, there was no offer to get a free upgrade to 2020, but finally, the developer added the offer of a free upgrade to the 2020 version (the same version offered today). At that point, I decided to re-purchase WeBuilder. After all, there had been several other changes and enhancements made to the program. I was anxious to see that the program could finally handle many folders the same as all the other search utilities could do.

But, yes, it still failed. After several crashes, I gave up, and waited for the 2020 version to be released. I looked at the Support pages, and the user self-help forum. WeBuilder is grouped together with HTMLPad, Rapid CSS editor, and Rapid PHP editor. That section of the forum has 2,446 topics on 49 webpages. To go through all (even using their search) is tedious. The forum is mainly used to help users when they are having trouble installing or some issue on how to use the software. Separating the bug reporting from the "help" issues is more than I have time for.

When the WeBuilder 2020 version was released, I installed it, but instead of getting to see whether the problem had been resolved, the program failed to even start. Since the 2018 version was no longer installed, I didn't even have anything to fall back on, so I am letting the program sit for a while. I am waiting for an update or when I finish building another computer to install whatever version is available then. Hopefully, this problem will be resolved soon (at least within the 202 version timeframe). I hate having purchased the program twice and still never get to use it for what it claims to do.

One final thing is that WeBuilder requires more resources than my other editors. My Intel i7 6700K at 4k with 16 G RAM slows down to the point that even if the program could handle any number of files, I would still be searching for a program that could do the job without slowing down the system.
Feb 11 2020 at 4:24am Copy Link
PJ Software Buyer The main feature that sets WeBuilder apart from the competition is the built-in FTP. It's smooth and fast and just works.
Feb 11 2020 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp Please respond to Robert User
Feb 11 2020 at 9:35pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 12 2020 at 12:11am Copy Link
M K G On how many PCs can one install this version?
Feb 13 2021 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Blumentals Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 14 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
BackuPs Next time i will wait on Bits du Jour. I just bought a webuilder upgrade and had to pay 54usd. Paying more then the offer here. I feel cheated by blumentals ! Thankl you for this! NOT ! Will never upgrade again this way!
Apr 28 2022 at 8:28am Copy Link
marc User Sounds like someone just ate a snack of sour grapes. If you paid for an upgrade you must of needed it then and now.
Apr 28 2022 at 2:43pm Copy Link
BackuPs @marc User. Do you throw away money if you could have avoided it? The website at Blumentals offers less discount on upgrade then they do here. That is sour if you just bought the upgrade. If you feel otherwise then donate whatever you can to others in need as that is what i could have done with the money spend extra on the upgrade. It would have served a better purpose.
Apr 29 2022 at 12:47am Copy Link

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