Our Blog

  • Sometimes the technical jargon confuses, so i'll use some simpler terms today.
    Posted: Friday 24 April 2015
  • Today we have launched our new global content delivery network (CDN). Our CDN delivers your websites to your end users from the closed node. We serve your website content from 4 separate locations around the world to ensure the fastest download times.
    Posted: Wednesday 22 April 2015
  • As of today we no longer use the Fastly CDN service. Website Builder is now hosted on the largest most powerful cloud platform AWS (Amazon Web Services). AWS provides a superior speeds for us to host our website builder powered websites at multiple locations around the world.
    Posted: Wednesday 4 March 2015
  • We will shortly be migrating our web services to a new data center. This data center is provided by Amazon Web Services, and provides a fantastic infrastructure for us to manage our existing customers, and grow bigger, and provide faster access to our CMS service from around the world.
    Posted: Wednesday 7 January 2015
  • At the end of last year we added address auto completion to various forms and shopping carts. Address auto completion is powered by Google using data from many different providers around the world. This speeds up data entry for users, and encourages auto completion and use of post codes. However, sometimes issues with address layout or odd choices of province name may occur. In addition, there are issues with rural delivery numbers not provided by google.
    Posted: Tuesday 6 January 2015
  • As usual we give to charity rather than send Christmas gifts to customers. Please see an update of where your money goes. This update is from Oxfam to whom we gave $10000. We also committed to give $4800 annually to Fred Hollows foundation. We also give to various children s charities.
    Posted: Tuesday 16 December 2014
  • Address Auto Complete
    We have recently added google auto complete features to most of our address forms, like checkout, and membership registration.
    This ensures data is in a standard format.
    Posted: Wednesday 10 December 2014
  • Reuben reviews the nz telecommunications industry and tv subscription services.
    Posted: Thursday 21 August 2014
  • Wix looks cool, until you want to do something serious with ecommerce, then you are limited to Paypal as your payment provider.... With website builder you can choose any NZ payment gateway, and integrate with Xero, Vend, Unleashed, Fastway, etc.
    Posted: Monday 4 August 2014
  • For the last year we have promoted our shopping cart under it's own brand name Xoren. We have since decided to bring the content back under the website builder brand, and we will only refer to our whole product offering as "website builder" from now on.
    Posted: Monday 28 July 2014
  • We have implemented a new loyalty points system for our merchants. It is now available for beta testing
    Posted: Friday 25 July 2014
  • New Default Mobile Template
    The new default mobile template now looks something like this.
    Posted: Tuesday 10 June 2014
  • We are looking for a freelance designer or programmer who wants free rent to run their own business, plus some stable income from 2-3 hours work per day. We can provide you with a constant stream of new web customers too.
    Posted: Monday 5 May 2014
  • Do you really want every invoice you generate in Xero or other accounting system or not? It could be easier and cheaper to keep all that detail out of your accounting software and just focus on the daily or monthly totals.
    Posted: Thursday 17 April 2014
  • Sorry to intrude on your inbox twice in 1 week, but we need to announce a major security issue "HeartBleed" that has happened on the internet, and we also were affected. Please read the full story to learn more.
    Posted: Thursday 10 April 2014
  • Many customers believe their issue is urgent but should they really use our URGENT priority when raising support tickets?
    Posted: Wednesday 9 April 2014
  • 99% of our customers pay by online banking or credit card, and automation of these payment methods make administration much easier. Making administration easier passes on savings to our customers. We have decided to pass on a user pays policy for cheques.
    Posted: Friday 4 April 2014
  • Free POS - Point Of Sale System now available for free
    You can now get our integrated POS system for free with all our eCommerce hosting plans. Integrated POS is awesome, because it keeps stock synchronised between your online store and showroom/depot.
    Posted: Wednesday 2 April 2014
  • 99% of the time, the answer from support is to clear your cache.
    Posted: Friday 28 March 2014
  • Soon the .nz domain space will be dropping the 2nd level domains like .co.nz, so we will be called www.websitebuilder.nz, in addition, in the international domain space, there are heaps of new domains.
    Posted: Friday 7 March 2014

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