September Newsletter 2012

In this issue of Website Builder News, September 2012.

  1. System Notice
    • Domains
    • Development Notice Board - Trello
  2. New Features
    • More Product Options
    • Customized Member Registration Forms
    • Campaign Management
    • Bulk Emailer
    • New Template Selector
  3. Training Options
    • Training Videos
  4. Quick Professional Touch ups
  5. Tips and Tricks
    • Cool Links
  6. Free Sites for Charity
  7. Start your own Website Business
  8. Help Promote Web Site Builder
  9. Websites of the Month
  10. Recent System Aids

System Notice Domains

Who wants domains? A great new option, but get in quick because over 3000 have already been registered, and most of the good ones have gone. These are now available to register via our CMS. Please login to ensure your new domains are connected to your existing website. Or for new businesses, go to our public Domain Search and Registration

System Development Noticeboard

We have launched a shared notice board for product development suggestions. Help us focus on the correct improvements to our CMS. Checkout our Trello Board. A great option for those who want to collaborate on wish list features for software and other project management. See just how many competing interests there are for our developers time.


New Features

More Product Options

Adding sizes, colours and styles to products just got easier. If your product range carries standard options, you should define these first. Then you can just tick them to add matching options to relevant products. The benefit of using standard options, colours, etc, will be that we will soon offer a product search/filter feature, and these standard options will ensure that function works more smoothly. You also have the option of adding images for styles as has been an option for colours for some time. Uploading image swatches for "standard colours/styles" will also save some time.

Customized Member Registration Forms

Member registration forms are now very customizable. You can add/remove fields from these standard forms easily. This includes adding questions to subscription forms. Advanced users might even go so far as to make several forms for their members to login and update additional data... e.g. Gyms... Tennis clubs... etc... All data is recorded against the member permanently, and we can track changes. For example you can get your customers to submit "health updates" or other data you need. All this data can be exported into CSV format.

Email Campaign Management

Campaigns are a sequence of newsletters sent with a delay between emails. Recipients will receive the first email shortly after joining the list. Automated campaigns are great for sending prewritten content in sequential order, or for automating tasks like subscription reminders or product anniversaries.

The Campaign Mmanagement System will be released in sections the first section has now been released Stepped Newsletters!

Rules engine coming next, but there is enough there to simplify many lives for now when you want to have stepped newsletters...

Bulk Emailer Improvements

Bulk emailer, you can now edit your email text when sending is half complete (which pauses the job), and restart them again later. You can restart an email even when its running, and change it's send settings, such as defining the best time of day or week to send... You can even restart a job that is completely finished, by adding more recipients, then restarting...

New Template Selector Tool

We're just completing an update to our "template selector tool" that makes it easier for you to find the templates you want. We have hundreds of templates, and we are making new templates all the time. 

Training Options

Training Videos

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

Tips and Tricks

Cool Links

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 $19/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.

Recent System Aids

Tello - CMS and our system Development Suggestions Board

HELP/FAQ - Content Management System Online Help

Embedding Web Fonts - Resource file on using Googel Web Fonts

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

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,
The Team
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder

Posted: Wed 12 Sep 2012