We now have a new website address. Over the next month we will be updating all our worldwide website builder and web widgets websites to use this new web address. Please use this web address when telling your friends about us.
You can now build combination product recipies, eg gift packs, containing items from your inventory. Stock counts are automatically determined by the availablity of the parts. Sale of a combination product automatically decreases the inventory counts of the parts.
You can now order products in multiple categories. Once upon a time, when you added products to multiple categories, you had to use the same position in each category, and the system sometimes become confused as other items were moved around. You can now position products individually within multiple categories and get the results you expect. We have had to modify some of the product maintenance screens to allow for this. eg you can no longer select product position on the product screen, as this needs be managed within a category product list page.
Free frieght discounts, and free freight rules on freight options have been upgraded. Free freight can now be offered as an optional discount in combination with other discounts. Irrespective of where you define free freight rules, free freight is now displayed as a 0 value on the freight line, and that value is added to the savings total. Previously, if you defined it in the freight rules, it did not get added to any savings total. Or previoulsy if you had added it as a discount rule, it was displayed with the full freight fee, and then a order discount of the same amount. The new approach is more consistent and user friendly for all invovled.
You can now select top level categories to apply discounts, or exclude discounts. The discounts will automatically be applied to all sub categories within the category tree.
For a long time we have allowed our customers to send bulk emailers to large customer lists including stale email addresses. A stale email address is one which has not engaged with you for 2 years. Engagement can include any activity we can track as meaningful. eg "reading an email" or "clicking a link", "buying", "enquiring" or "logging in". If a member has not performed one of those functions, it is likely they are either dead, or their email account defunct, or that they just don't read your emails, or that they don't want to engage with you, or that they were a spam/robot email address to begin with. Whatever the reason, it is a good idea that we remove them from your list, so that you only send emails to real people who are likely to engage with you. You should notice an percentage increase in your read statistics after this. This rule is mandatory, and is more lenient than some of our competitors who block emails without activity within the last year. You can review your stale emails in the Members tab of the CMS under the status level "Inactive or Stale".
We now support all of the following global delivery network locations. All websites are automatically hosted from all locations, giving your browsers the fastest possible experience.
All websites have upto 10 minutes delay on publishing. Normally it's only about 30 seconds, but at times it can take 10 minutes. If the most important factor of your website is to publish live data, then we now offer a special real time hosting solution. The real time hosting solution is available from our DNS templates area. If you choose this option, you are disabling the high speed global delivery network service we offer. So you are weighing up the benefits of faster download speeds versus faster publishing speeds. It's only a matter of microseconds, but if you have a large web page with lots of thumbnails, you may notice that slowness.
If you want faster publishing times, and you us eour email service, please select "Faster Publish (no CDN) with Pop/Imap email" from the DNS templates.
If you use custom DNS options, please enter "webapps.cms-tool.net" as the CNAME for your WWW record.
PoliPay is a great option for businesses who want to accept online banking as a payment, and automate the updating of order payment status in real time.
Photographers shopping cart now even easier to use for "private event galleries"... just put all your private galleries under a main folder named private, and presto, every event gets their own private "gallery code" of the same name as their event folder.... no one can see each others photos, and no complex member logins to manage.
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over NZ. Many of our Auckland team can also provide over the phone training at a scheduled time.
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.
Do you want to have lunch with our team, and gain the benefit of our collective wisdom. Or are you a supplier, who wants to gain our attention? It's easy, just buy us lunch. If you are in Auckland, or visiting Auckland, please contact support and tell us you would like to buy us lunch. Monday-Wednesdays are best. Normally 2-3 of us will come along, including programmer, designer and SEO expert. We like the Malt Bar or Richmond Rd, or we might even come to your choice of cafe if it's not to far to travel. We have a window between 12pm and 2pm, when most of the team is free.
Caching speeds up your computer, but it also causes confusion when viewing changes to your website. Every web master needs to become familiar with this concept. Almost a third of all our support tickets relate to mis understandings about caching. We can't change the nature of the internet, we only educate.
Learn more about Clearing your browser cache
If you require training or professional help getting started with your website, please review their portfolios, specials etc and contact a local consultant. We have authorised all our resellers and design consultants to engage with you directly, and bill you directly for their time.
You can see all the available consultants at the following link from all across NZ.
We have teamed up with the awesome 2talk team to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current isp, now is the time to get a great bundled broadband offering.
Do you need an 0800 number for your business? We think 2talk provide a really awesome service, and it's who we use. For example, you have an 0800 number call your landline first, then your mobile, then your 2IC's mobile to ensure that somone will take the call. Their rates are cheap, and all the value added services can be managed via a web page control panel, so you don't need to wait on hold for any call centers. You can manage your lines fully yourself.
Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 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.
We have an awesome new offer for web designers and awesome business networkers. We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:
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 get professional help
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 $20 for 10 minutes.
http://word2cleanhtml.com - Cleans word docs for CMS Editor
GoogleFonts - Online Web Fonts
http://pinterest.com/ - A social networking Pin Board
http://pixlr.com/ - online photo editor
http://www.photoshop.com - online photo editor
http://www.jotform.com/ - online form builder
www.needanerd.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Nerds
www.geeksonwheels.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Geeks
www.ninite.com - absolutely the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
All those links and more at our new toolbox page: More Toolbox / Links
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Please contact us for more information.
From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder
Posted: Thu 16 Jul 2015