October Newsletter 2012

In this issue of Website Builder News, October 2012.

  1. New Features
    • New Template Selector
    • Product Options
    • iPhone App - Development
    • Campaign Management -Updates
  2. Employment Opportunities 
    • General Manager
    • Java Programmer
    • Staff Changes
  3. Training Options
    • Training Videos
  4. Quick Professional Touch ups
  5. Tips and Tricks
    • Cool Links
    • System Links
  6. Free Sites for Charity
  7. Start your own Website Business
  8. Help Promote Web Site Builder
  9. Websites of the Month

New Features

New Template Selector

We have recently upgraded our template selector, making it easier to find the template you are looking for.

View Template Selector

Product Options Management

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. We are also working on a new pricing/stock tracking system for product options. Stay tuned. 

iPhone App under development

We are about to embark on a iPhone App that will enable you to upload blogs, galleries and products direct to your website. Exciting stuff will update as we progress with this development.

Campaign Management - Automated Rules

Email Campaign auto subscription rules have now been activated.

Employment Opportunities

GENERAL MANAGER WANTED: We have the ultimate position available for a motivated person with excellent communication, organisational and sales/marketing skills. We are seeking a pivotal person to promote our "reseller channel", as well as manage the day to day projects and operations at website builder HQ. Our stable and profitable business has grown significantly over the years and Reuben will be focusing his energy on product development and high level strategy. The right candidate will also have options to buy equity and become a major partner in the business.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMER WANTED: Java programmer wanted. Seeking an intermediate level developer with years of industry experience.

Further information can be found on our employment opportunities page.

Staff Changes

Welcome to Kasi, one of our new programmers, and good bye to Scott who is still furthering his studies. 

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

System Links And Recent Help Updates

Trello - CMS and our system Development Suggestions Board

HELP/FAQ - Content Management System Online Help

Embedding Web Fonts - Resource file on using Google Web Fonts

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

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,
The Team
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder


Posted: Fri 12 Oct 2012