Why choose strikingly
Register a new domain name or use one you already own. (Available after upgrading.)
Sell products on your site with full e-commerce functionality! Coupons, shipping, digital goods, and much more are all fully built-in.
Keep your visitors updated with our super easy blogging. Each blog post gets its own page.
We believe in individuality.
Each one of us can make a difference by adding our unique talents and creations to the world. Our creative and entrepreneurial energy pushes humanity forward. At Strikingly, our mission is to give everyone the power to unleash their individuality.
We believe in the promise of the Internet to empower everyone.
Before the Internet was built, access to information and capital was limited to elite organizations. We know that since then, the Internet has had an enormous impact on the world socially, politically, and economically.
Though the knowledge gap is closing, we know that the internet of today still isn’t a utopia. It’s not equal or easy when it comes to creating and sharing information for the public.
We want to solve this problem. The Internet’s full potential should not be restricted to just those who are tech savvy. Its power should be shared with everyone. It should be simple. It should be meant for the masses.
We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to turn their ideas into reality.
As an Internet company, we at Strikingly have already empowered thousands to pursue their dreams — from first time entrepreneurs to Nobel laureates.
We’ve helped a blind man land his dream job through demonstrating his technical capabilities. We’ve launched a struggling artist’s profile to get an acting role on national TV. We’ve enabled thousands of local business owners to build online presences and compete against chain stores.
And now, we’re dedicated to making it happen for everyone. If you share our beliefs, join us. Claim your voice. Show us what you’re passionate about. Own your dreams.
YES! Your credit card and details are absolutely safe with Strikingly.
Strikingly uses Recurly as our payment system and it’s PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant (which is top-level for security). Your payment and card information goes to Recurly directly and doesn’t go through our server at all. You can check out this article about security with Recurly.
Your domain’s purchase is separate from your website subscription purchase. You must upgrade to a Premium Plan (if you haven’t) in order to connect your domain.
When you send newsletters or individual emails to your site’s audience contacts, we’ll check if your recipient’s email is valid and reachable before sending. The purpose of this is to increase your successful delivery rate and sender reputation, which helps to ensure your emails are not marked as spam by recipients in the future.
In your Audience List, you may see contacts who are marked as “unreachable”. This means their email is incorrect, dummy, fake or temporary. You will not be able to send emails or newsletters to unreachable email addresses.
Making your website more accessible means that you’re making sure that your website is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. This way, everyone can enjoy your services, access data from your website, or enjoy your work.
To improve your site’s accessibility, here’s a few tips:
1. Choose the right template. We’ve created strikingly beautiful templates that are accessible and fit for your needs. You can choose your template from our Discover Page.
2. Add alt-text to your images. Visually impaired people might use assistive software to browse through your website. You can add your image descriptions via alt-text to help these software to “read” them.
| Pro Tip! JAWS, a popular screen reader, puts a limit on image descriptions to 125 characters. Keep it short and simple!
3. Use clear and easy-to-read fonts. Fonts play a critical part in your overall website design. We have several fonts available for you to choose from. While some fonts are more legible than others, pick one that doesn’t compromise your style.
| Pro Tip! Use text blocks to content, instead of adding text on your images.
4. Take advantage of header tags. Your site’s headings will help your site visitors with screen readers to easily navigate your content and find the information that they need.
5. Use color contrast ratio of 4.5:1. This should help visually impaired visitors to distinguish, say, foreground and background colors on your website. You can also use third party applications like this to simulate how people with visual impairment view your website. Please note that this is a third party program that is beyond our support.
6. Add captions on your videos. Add synchronized captions on your videos as an auxiliary aid to help increase your site’s accessibility. Check out how to do that on YouTube here, and Vimeo here.
Strikingly does not guarantee that using our website service will guarantee or ensure your website’s compliance to all accessibility laws and other worldwide regulations.
As site owners, you are responsible for making your websites compliant with local legislations applicable to you and your site visitors.
An RSS button allows visitors who use RSS readers to directly stream your blog updates into their RSS feeds. By default, the RSS feed is disabled for all Strikingly blogs. You can enable the feature by going into your blog settings panel and ticking the “Generate RSS Feed” option.
On every blog post, you publish on Strikingly, your visitor will see an RSS icon at the bottom of your blog post. The URL of your blog feed will appear as yourdomainname.com/blog/feed.xml.