May 2012 Newsletter

In this issue of Website Builder News, June 2012.

  1. System Notice
  2. New Features
    • NZ Couriers Auto Labelling
    • Wedding List Feature
  3. Training Options
  4. Quick Professional Touch ups
  5. Tips and Tricks
    • Linkedin Hacked!
    • Creating Banners with Pixlr
    • Embedding Web Fonts
    • Cool Links
    • More Useful Resources
  6. Free Sites for Charity
  7. Start your own Website Business
  8. Help Promote Web Site Builder
  9. Websites of the Month

System Notice

Tomorrow, on 12th june we will be having a short outage of 10 minutes between 5am and 6am nz time. We need to replace some important equipment. We'd like to note that the machine being replaced has ran for over 5 years without a glitch and has never even experienced a reboot..

New Features

NZ Couriers auto labeling system now integrated!
Customers have to get through a process with NZ couriers to set it up, but once that is done they point the software at the SecureFTP /despatchIT/

"Wedding list" feature now available with in our shopping cart.... for all you gift stores out there...

Training Options

Our training videos are currently being updated with our New CMS layout plus we will be videos for recently added features. We will let you know as soon as they are made live.

Our original videos are still available to help you setup your website, or shopping cart, or payment options. Please note these videos show the old look and feel CMS and we are slowely upgrading the videos.


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

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%.

Web Design Options

Facebook Branding

If your interested in Branding your Facebook business page with your logo and imagery to match your website or a new product release then please contact us to discuss and request a quote from one of our designers

Our in-house trainers can also bring you up to speed with Social Media and how effective it can be when used with your website.

Learn more about our Facebook Makeover Service

Tips and Tricks

Linkedin gets hacked / Phishing Warning

Yes LinkedIn did get hacked, and potentially you have lost control of your account. But beware the motivations of those who warn you by email.

Beware of emails that appear to be from LinkedIn regarding changing your password. If you want to change your LinkedIn password, please do so within LinkedIn main website.

Do not follow link in emails, because they may not be from LinkedIn, and in the process you may give some hacker your password. This is what is known as phishing...

As a general rule, never follow a link in any email that involves logging in to a website. Always enter the address yourself, via your browser address bar, or using your favorites...

If your account was actually hacked, then to regain control, go to LinkedIn website and follow their directions to give you a password reminder. Any emails that turn up in your inbox as part of the process you are initiating, are more likely to be from the correct sender, than emails that turned up without you requesting a password reminder service.

Creating Banners with Pixlr

Something we understand is people having trouble manipulating there images for the web, With this in mind we have created a more simpler/easier to understand artical in our help files based on how to properly crop your images to use as a banner on your website.

Embedding Web Fonts

New Resource file on using Google Web Fonts

Embedding Web Fonts

Cool Links

More Useful Resources (Specifically Made for Website Builder)

HELP/FAQ - Content Management System Online Help

CLIP ART - Web Graphics and CSS Stylesheets ideas for your sites

Super Demo Site - Examples of many of our different page widgets in action

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 33%+

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 33% 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,
Michael Stanbury
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder

Posted: Tue 08 May 2012