May 2011 News

In this issue of Website Builder News, May 2011

  • Limited support: 20-25th May
  • Training Options
  • Free Seminar - Xero Accounting, Shopping Cart, HR, and other Cloud Services
  • Quick Professional Touchup
  • Multiple Product Images with Lightbox Zoom/Slideshow
  • Advanced User Features
  • Giving Individual Users Admin Access to Invididual Pages
  • Cool Links
  • Availability/ResBook Widget for Accommodation
  • Free phone numbers USA/Australia
  • Social Media Tip 
  • SEO Tip of the Month
  • Free website design for charities
  • Start your own website builder business
  • How to help us promote Website Builder and get a 20% rebate
  • Websites of the Month 


Limited support: 20-25th May

Please note that the office will be running on reduced staff from the 20th-25th May, while most of us go on a team building event. Please can you go easy on Andrew who will be holding the fort, saving any non urgent support request until our return.


Training Options

Free training is available via our YouTube channel.

Our group training sessions are perfect for learning more and asking questions. Introduction course covers all the basics including design, content management, galleries, enquiry forms, shopping carts, domain names, and how to go live. Our Search Engine Optimisation course is great for learning how to get your website higher on Google.

  • Auckland - Website Builder Introduction 2 hours  - 18th May at 1pm 
  • Auckland - Search Engine Optimisation 2 hours - 18th May at 3pm 
  • Wellington - Website Builder Introduction 2 hours - 13th July at 1pm
  • Wellington - Search Engine Optimisation 2 hours - 13th July at 3pm
  • Christchurch- Website Builder Introduction 2 hours - 20th July at 12:30pm
  • Christchurch - Search Engine Optimisation 2 hours - 20th July at 3pm
  • More Locations and Times - Book Your Training Here

New Prices:

  • Now only $50 for early bird discount, book and pay for a training event 3 weeks before an event for discount. 
  • $75 Anytime booking (subject to seat availability)
  • Bring a friend and you both only pay $50. (Subject to seat availability) 

One on One Training is available at our offices in Auckland on an appointment basis, at $90 per hour. Other times may be considered in other regions for group or half day training.


Free Seminar - Xero Accounting, Shopping Cart, HR, and other Cloud Services

We are taking part in a free 2 hour seminar to be hosted at Xero offices on 25th July. Seats are strictly limited, so please book early to secure your place, and please attend.


Quick Professional Touch Up

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 2 hours (2 hours=$180+gst), however if you specify your budget, they will do their best in the time given. 


Multiple Product Images with Lightbox Zoom/Slideshow

You can now add multiple product photos and zoom in and view a slideshow using the elegant "lightbox" feature. This is a great option for providing multiple views of the same product.


Advanced User Features

Did you know you can Search and Replace HTML code across all pages on your website? Look for the search and replace link in the Web Pages tab. This is fantastic for getting rid of known nasty HTML codes... 

If your pages have become unweildly due to some invalid HTML, and your browser hangs while editing a page, you can bypass the TinyMCE editor by clicking on the main page button, then under tooltips, look for the "edit HTML content" link.

Pages, FAQ pages, gallery photo pages, products, categories can all be search engine optimised and given natural URL filenames. Look for the SEO tab.

If you need to rename or reorder several pages at once, go to the "menu reordering" area. For submenus, a link to this can also be found in the tooltips.

Changing a page layout is easy, refer to the "layout" tab in the top right tabs for any page. Note the content of the page must be compatible. So you can change a single design page to a form, and viceversa. Or you can change a gallery to an FAQ to a news page, or vice versa.


Giving Individual Users Admin Access to Invididual Pages

You can now give admin access to "single design pages" and "forms" in addition to "FAQ" or "Gallery" type pages. Currently you can access the page admins feature via the page "options" tab, bottom right under tooltips. They can have multiple admins. The FAQ and Gallery pages can be given a single admin from the "admin" tab, when editing an individual item. You can monitor which users have edited which pages via the "activity log".


Cool Links


Availability/ResBook Widget for Accommodation

We encourage any accommodation providers to consider using the availability and boooking widgets from and . 


Australian and USA free phone numbers

We now have Austrailan and USA free phone numbers, thanks to 2talk. e.g.  1800 816 063

Learn more about 2talk.


Social Media - Upsize Facebook

Check out our cool left hand photos, phone numbers and logo. It is actually just one big logo, but we have maximised the use of that graphic. You might like to do the same, if you need any help with the graphics, ask for a quote.


Search Engine Optimisation Tip of the Month - Cool Google Stuff

More SEO tips and keyword tools here


Free website design for charity

Winner this month: THE LEG UP PROJECT

 Charities can enter our monthly draw for a free website design. The offer is a "free transfer" or "free 1 day professional setup", approximately 6 hours of our staff time, worth $540, plus 1st years free web hosting on business plan worth $410. Total value $950

Go to our facebook page and make a nomination by posting your charity and reason they should win on our facebook wall.

We then add the nominations to our voting page. The winner is the one who receives the most votes each month will win. So it's pretty easy to win within a few months if you make an effort to communicate with your members.

We will run this competition every month until further notice. Your club will automatically go into every months draw, so get nominated early, and round up all your members and their friends to come and vote for you. Votes do not expire.

Submit Nominations on our: Facebook Page

Voting Page: - Vote here


Start your Own Website Builder Business - Discounts of 30%+

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.

Learn more about reseller program


Help us promote our Website Builder (earn 20% commission ongoing)

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

  • Ask your friends to include your login email address on the form when they signup
  • Create a trial for your friends, using their email address, but put your login email in the referred by area.
  • Contact us to tell us who you have referred (after they have created their trial)
  • Create an affiliate link, refer top right within the CMS, then copy and paste into your page
  • Add a page, on the right under tooltips, see "Website Creation Affiliate Link"

More information about affiliates and reselling here



Websites of the Month

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.

Best regards,
Reuben Jackson (CEO)
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder

Posted: Mon 16 May 2011