November 2011 News

In this issue of Website Builder News, November 2011. 

  • Training Options
  • Popup Shopping Cart
  • Freight Calculations
  • Members - Personal Messages 
  • Quick Professional Touchup
  • New Clipart Website - Great Learning Tool
  • Cool Links
  • Christmas Gift Ideas - Free Product Promotion
  • Social Media Tip
  • SEO Tip of the Month 
  • Free website design for charities offer
  • Start your own website builder business
  • How to help us promote Website Builder and get a 20% rebate
  • Websites of the Month 

Training Options

We have all new training videos to help you setup your website, or shopping cart, or payment options.


We also have a collection of excellent tutorials on our  FAQ 

If you require personalised training, we can provide this training to you over the phone, or in person at our offices in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Training costs $100 per hour by either method. Minimum time is 30 minutes. 

Book personalised training here

Popup Shopping Cart

We have upgraded our shopping cart across all websites to now support thumbnails of products, and a better layout.

An even better shopping cart version is our new popup version. The new popup interface is more intuitive allowing users to add to cart, or manage their cart contents, without needing to navigate away from the current page. This is great when you want customers to order more than 1 item.

See for an example of both new features

Freight Calculations

It is now easier to setup your freight calculations. You can now enter exact pricing for 5 weight bands, then a generic fee per standard unit. eg $5 per 5kg... Rather than the old $1 per 1kg. We hope these improvements will enable to you to more acurately price freight for your customers. 

While on the topic of freight, we've also noted a new online tool called, why not offer your customers the option of "pickup by prepaid courier"? Your customers can then use a service like this to book and pay their own freight fee, and choose whether or not to have home delivery or go to their local depot for pickup.

We are currently working on a method for calculating freight based on volume. We will enable the option to specify your product volume in the meanwhile, but this will be ignored in the freight calculation until further notice. 

Member Personal Messages

You can now enter private messages for your members when they login, and/or use that feature to embed special tracking code, or auto login features to 3rd party applications.

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 1 hour (100+gst per hour),

Discount Tip: If you purchase 6 or more hours, you will only be charged $90 per hour! Saving 10%. 

New Clipart Website - Great Learning Tool

We have made a new instructional website for those who want to rev up the design of their website content, with paragraph borders, and other tips and tricks. Our designers have been busy populating our new clipart website with easy to copy/paste code. This is a great resource for all you intermediate level web designers. Don't forget that you can copy and paste CSS code from many places on the internet, but you will have to fix any references to images... Our clipart site makes that part easy, as all clipart images are automatically available on all our webspaces.

Cool Links


Christmas Gift Ideas 

If you are strugling to think about some gift ideas, why not try the "gift search" feature at This website is a giant shopping mall with over 100,000 products to choose from.

You can promote your products for free on the website, by further optimising your categories in the "more options" of our search engine optimisation area. 

You can also list your business for free in the Megamart business directory via the "add shop" area of that website. This is a great option for a free SEO friendly link, and it suitable for service oriented businesses who don't have shopping carts.

Social Media Tips

Remember it's a conversation.

On our facebook page we are currently discussing a new look and feel for our content management system, and will shortly also post up some screen shots of the proposed new look and feel of our website. Like our Facebook page and you can stay up to date with our improvements as they happen.

Or tweet about us @webwgt

Or share/like/link/follow/connected or what ever takes your fancy

Search Engine Optimisation Tip of the Month 

Register your domain name for several years in advance. 

Google is able to look at the registry information, and see which domains have been around the longest, and which businesses are committed to the future of their business by registering their domain name for several years. It is relatively cheap to register for several years in advance, and also saves both you and us some administration time. We even offer a discount for those multi year renewals.  You don't have to wait until renewal time to renew your domain, you can do it anytime you like. Domains can be registered for a maximum of 10 years from today, so this normally means the maximum you can renew is 9 years and some months. 

More SEO tips and keyword tools here


Free Websites For Charity

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


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 DIY Go Lives.  

                                And a few of our recent professionally designed / upgraded websites, or websites that received some professional help.


                                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: Wed 09 Nov 2011