In this issue of Website Builder News, August 2011.
As website builder has got easier to use, and our FAQ has improved, many people just havn't needed training. We are thus running our very last group training courses ever. These will be replaced by Training Videos which will allow you to focus on learning just what you want, at a speed you want. Stay tuned for even more Training Videos over the comming months. We have just commissioned development of 30 new videos.
One on one training will still be available in our Auckland office, or over the phone. On an appointment basis, at $100 per hour.
Please book onto one of our final training seminars
Do you want one of our professional web designers to give your website a quick once over and clean up the rough edges. Contact us for a quote, our professional designers can do plenty of magic in just 1 hour (100+gst per hour),
Discount, if you purchase 6 or more hours, you will only be charged $90 per hour.
Total Savings and Sub Totals can now be displayed in your shopping cart and on final order summary. Just add the prompts in the shopping setup area - customise cart.
Quantity Price Breaks can now be provided. For example, sell 1 item for $10, but sell 2 or more items for $9.
Freight can now be calculated more easily for weight ranges. If you have previously used the weight filter approach, please consider the new options for faster management of your freight fees.
The wording of even more headings, prompts and button labels can be modified within the shopping cart process.
All membership forms and subscription forms are now fully customisable. You can add/remove fields, change the prompts, and even include gender and birthdate questions.
Interest Groups is a new feature allowing members to specify more directly which topics they want to receive newsletters about. You can then filter newsletters to those recepients only.
You can now select more animated banner effects. Within the design settings, banners area, you can now control:
We have now included JQuery and ColorBox on all websites. ColorBox replaces LightBox for popup image enlargements and slideshows. It is more light weight and will help your pages load faster. JQuery will power more slideshow options that we are developing. Stay tuned for new features.
Mike is on holiday at the moment, but before he left he made some great new templates. Check them out.
Well Google Plus provide many of the privacy features that are missing from Facebook. However, it does not integrate well with those of us who are using another google product called Google Apps. The news feeds are looking a bit quiet, or maybe i just don't have enough friends...
SEO is easy. Just dedicate 1 page on your website to each phrase.
We now have a new offer for charitable websites.
There are 2 new hosting plans, FREE for very charitable websites serving the greater good helping those less fortunate, or $150/year for other community groups and sports teams. Existing customers may retrospectively request these plans.
All charities must comply with our special terms and conditions, primarily that they must not have any paid staff or income apart from donations. Free websites will include an advert promoting website builder services.
Learn More: - Learn more about free websites here
Our reseller program enables you to setup and sell websites under your own brand. Web Widgets provides you with all the tools and services you need to do this. Web Widgets remain at arms length. Only your contact details and brand are shown to your customer. They won't know anything about web widgets nor free website builder. This program is perfect for website designers, or sales people looking for new opportunities. The reseller program does have a $1000 setup fee, but you immediately get 30% discount on our hosting fees and can purchase domains for only $22/year. We also give you full administrative access to our system, and special training. Alternatively consider our affiliate scheme below.
Anyone who refers friends to our service, or sets up a 2nd or subsequent website gets a 20% discount off their web hosting fees. Refer 5 friends, and you pay nothing for your website hosting. Refer more than 5 friends, and we will start paying you.
Terms - live websites only, based on equivalent hosting plans, payouts subject to minimums.
How to promote
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
And a few of our professionally designed / upgraded websites.
Do you want a more professional look and feel for your website? A more professional look will instill greater trust in your customers, and encourage them to stay longer on your website or make a purchase. Please use our online quote or contact us.
Do you have any feedback on our newsletter or CMS products? Please let us know.
Reuben Jackson (CEO)
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder
Posted: Mon 15 Aug 2011