In this edition of website.world news:
We've made a few improvements in our drag and drop editor mode to help you work more efficiently on smaller screens.
We need a little help getting NZ Post to recognize how awesome we are. Please can you all take a moment to email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and tell them how you would like eship to integrate to websitebuilder.nz. That way their developers will prioritize our open request to be integrated. They may suggest you use the CSV upload method, but please press on them for full integration. We need lots of requests to give them the right encouragement. Many Thanks.
We have added more advanced robot detection blockers to most forms on all websites. In most cases you can now remove the "Captcha" field from your forms, and we will only ask the customer to enter a Captcha if our smart algorithm senses their form post looks suspicious. This creates a more user friendly approach, however, please note if you get alot of spam suddenly, you will need to re-enable the Captcha for that page.
"Product grid" for data entry is now more navigate-able between categories. Product grid is a faster way to edit main price of products in 1 simple list. Refer tab "Product Grid".
Drag and drop images into the products list area to create both new categories or new products. This makes it much faster to create a visual category list if you have well named photo files.
Shipping dockets can now be delivered to different email addresses depending on the shipping destination. This is great if you have multiple depots.
All product pages of all websites have been updated to be compatible with Google Rich Snippets for products. Learn More
All our website builder powered websites had 100% up time in December and January. Really happy with that.
We have design consultants from all over who can take your website to the next level. All Web Designers are independent businesses who will consult and bill you directly for their time.
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over. Several consultants also provide over the phone and web based 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.
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.
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:
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:
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Posted: Mon 15 Feb 2016