May Newsletter 2013

Also, in this issue of Website Builder news, May, 2013

  • Xoren - the Awesome Shopping Cart
  • Free Cloud Seminar (Auckland)
  • One Page Website Offer - Great for trades and services
  • The Trades Coach - free business coaching offer
  • Geo-Op
  • One-on-one training
  • Free website review
  • Affiliate discounts
  • Free domains
  • Start your own business
New features & Updates
  • New Advanced Search function
  • Mobile Templates
  • Get Help! (with your website) 
Links and new sites
  • Cool links/system links
  • Websites of the month

Xoren - Awesome Shopping Cart

Xoren is the power inside Website Builder shopping carts and is now it has it's own website to promote just how awesome it is. If you are already using our shopping cart solution then you are using Xoren already and there will be no change to your service.

Take a look at the new Xoren site below.

Xoren Shopping Cart

Free Cloud Technology Seminar (Auckland June 10th)

Auckland June 10th – attendance is FREE!

Attend an awesome morning or afternoon Cloud Seminar at Microsoft’s offices, Viaduct Basin, Auckland to hear:
• accurately and simply what ‘the cloud’ is,
• how and why it will impact your business and
• how your business will benefit. Lower your costs and increase productivity
You will be introduced to an incredible suite of business-impacting cloud applications:
• Xoren the awesome shopping cart, and the easy-to-use Website Builder
• Procision+ the ultimate job costing/project management software
• TidyStock the simple and powerful inventory management system
• Xero the beautiful accounting software and
• the Microsoft Office365 productivity suite used by ‘one man bands’ to giants like Coca-Cola.
Get your head around the cloud and remove the fog!

One Page Websites - Custom made for Trades and Services

We have now launched our One Page Websites with an introductory price of just $199+gst including:

  • Design and setup
  • SEO of one keyphrase
  • Domain name registration
  • One years hosting
  • One email address
These one page websites are custom made for anyone who needs to be found on the internet - but doesn't need a large complicated site. Just your contact details and possibly a map for customers to find you. We set up the site, register a domain name for you and make the site live for a whole year. Total price just $199+gst. Add just $99 to this price for a second year. 
You will be found on Google and other search engines - and that is all important in business today.

One Page Websites

Calling All Tradies - free business coaching offer

A great tradesperson is not necessarily great at running a business. Andy Burrows - The Trades Coach - has developed a trades-specific approach to business development. Download a free copy of his guide to 'Building a Profitable Contracting Business' from his website. An added bonus, for Website Builder customers, Andy is offering all new One Page Website tradies (bigger websites also qualify) a free one hour review session on your business strategies. 

Free Coaching Offer

Geo Op - Manage your Jobs (For trades and services.)

The ultimate add on for Trade Services is a product called "GeoOp" that you can use to manage and coordinate your trades or services teams, who are out on the road servicing clients. With Website Builder, GeoOp and Xero, you have a complete end to end solution for winning jobs, managing jobs and accounting for your tax. 

GeoOP - Powers your workforce

Personalised one-on-one training 

If you require personalised training, we can provide this training in person at our offices in Grey Lynn, Auckland, or over the phone. Training costs $50 per half hour. 

We would encourage all customers to get at least one hour of training at the early stages of building their website, and one more review prior to going live, just to give your website that professional critique, and quick tidy up of the rough bits.

Training topics include:

  • How to use website builder and shopping cart

  • How to design websites

  • How to crop and tidy up photos

  • How to optimise to get your website higher on google and other search engines

  • How to setup a facebook page, or other social media account

  • How to send newsletters

  • How to use any other feature we offer.

Book personalised training here

Free website review? 

Want us to give your website a quick 'once-over' before you go live, or even if it is live? We offer a free website review and provide feedback on the main areas needing improvement.If needed we will get back to you quickly with a quote on how we can make your website really sing. We work website magic in just 1 hour ($100+GST per hour), so why not let us take a look at your site? 

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

Web Design Options

Receive a 20% discount off your web hosting, for life, by referring a friend 

Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 20% discount off your hosting? If you refer 5 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Not only that, but your friends will also get their 2nd month web hosting absolutely free. That's a nice little encouragement for them to check our service out and gives us the opportunity to setup your discount. Both discounts apply for your  2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity. 

More information about affiliates here

Free domain, or renewal, for web design referrals

But wait, there's more! If you refer a friend for a web design package worth more than $500, then we will renew 1 of your domains for 1 year free!

Nice huh? 

Start a web design business and earn passive income

If you refer more than 5 friends, we can start paying you a 20% commission on all referrals. Or you can become a reseller to earn even more.

The difference between affiliates and resellers, is that resellers must manage their own customer accounts. However, resellers have the opportunity to make greater profits on hosting. 

More information on reselling here

New features & updates

Search from within a shopping page

A new advanted template tag PRODUCTS_SEARCH has been added to implement advanced shopping page search functionality and it could be included in any website page. This inserts the search widget of your shopping cart into a vertical side navigation. 

Custom template tags  or see a demo here

Mobile Templates

The default mobile template for websites has now been updated. It has a basic - yet modern - look to it and you may chose to override it and stay with a full site on smaller screens. A 'test view' option has also been added so you can view how your site will look before you decide to make it live.

We will stylise some themes for this option over time with use but currently we have only the basic view. To use the new mobile layout just select the option and republish.  

Read the Help! file here

Help! is at hand...

We have totally revamped our Help! and support menu. We call it Help! because that's what you will get here when you need it. We hope you will find it easier to access the subject you are looking for from this menu. There are several places you can find answers to questions about how to build your website and add features (which, there are a lot of) and its free for you to look:



If you can't find the answer you need - then the best way to get an answer fast is to log a support ticket:


In 99% of cases the answer to a problem is covered in one (or more) of these places. We always fix bugs fast, with all the users we have we get notified very fast of any real bug -  they are not common, so if you are having an issue operating the CMS consider some online training with us - you'll always take something away worth value. In all other cases we are happy to do anything you are having trouble doing yourself for a small fee starting from $25 for 15 minutes. 

Get Help!

Cool links

System links and recent help updates

Trello - CMS and our system development suggestions board

HELP/FAQ - Content Management System online help

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 sites, 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 refer to the design packages on our website or contact us for more information. 

From Reuben and the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder

Posted: Wed 15 May 2013