In this edition of website.world news:
Each year Website Builder donates over $15,000 to our favourite charities, Oxfam, the Fred Hollows Foundation and several childrens charities. 2017 was no exception.
Lake Front Bach on Lake Rotoiti demonstrates our new booking engine, integrated with Google Calendar, and updated pricing engine to support weekend and peak rates. What a great domain name too!
Empty seats are using our new appointment scheduling system to sell discounted prices on shuttle services to/from the airport.
Future Dated Discounts - You can now future date your discounts, and place expiry dates/times on them also.
POS Usability - Positioning of cursor in the POS search bar, makes using bar code scanners faster. If only a single product is found, the search results will automatically progress to the only product found.
Bulk Emailer - New images are now automatically published around the world as they are uploaded, so that if you do a trial email send, you won't see blanks. Previously you had to press the publish button to ensure images were published to our edge nodes.
Custom Banners - The drag and drop snippets can now be used to create an alternative banner layout, with captions and calls to action. Each snippet will cycle through. Currently you need to ensure all your snippets are the same height, but we are working on a technique to align the images and text in the vertical middle of each snippet.
Drag and Drop Image Effects - You can now add hover zoom/fade effects, and other cropping techniques to your images in the drag and drop editor. Just click the icon to edit your image (After clearing your browser cache)
Innova Content Box - This enhancement of the drag and drop editor allows you to create sections, with full width backgrounds, for a really visually enhanced look.
Jackie from Spotty Lizard will be joining our support team early next year while Melissa goes on Maternity leave. Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge in blogging and SEO, and she already writes many of our blogs.
Free Training Webinars
Andrew has been busy making new support videos
Facebook Support Group
Would you like to network with other Website World customers? And get access to general business support from other customers, as well as Q&A with our web designers and resellers?
Also, if you have had a positive experience using Website World, we would love it if you could post a review on our Facebook wall.
We have an awesome prize for you to win.
- Premium business grade SSL web hosting for (1 year)
- Professional web design or makeover (20 hours)
- Ecommerce website configuration (7 hours)
- Search engine optimisation (3 hours)
Winner of December 2018 draw: Cats n Clover
Our next competition will be drawn in May 2018.
But wait, there's more. If you are the referrer of the winning customer, then you will win 1 years free web hosting.
Please share this link where your friends can setup their own trial website. So long as they have a trial website and remain subscribed to our newsletter, then they will go into win, and you will win 1 years free web hosting if one of your affiliate customers wins the big prize.
Referral Competition Entry Link: https://www.website.world/Win-Free-Ecommerce-Website-Competition.html?aid=[MBR_ID]
There are professional web designers all over New Zealand and the world, who can help you customise your website design. Our in house team can offer a tidy up of your website for just $100+GST. Or contact any of our listed web designers for a full website design or makeover quote. No matter who you use for your website design, your website remains powered by our awesome content management system, so you can easily make updates to your website long term.
We can now host PHP and WordPress websites on our new and improved PHP web servers, with a target of 5% CPU usage, leaving 95% spare capacity to ensure your websites load quickly at all times.
Our PHP servers are load balanced, with MultiAZ database fault tolerance, to provide maximum up time. All PHP websites get a free SSL certificate and free https hosting. We support the latest version of Wordpress 4.8 running on PHP7. The hosting fees are the same as websites built and hosted on our CMS powered platform.
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:
If you know of anyone who might be interested, point them at our reseller page. We'll offer a $100 finders fee commission for any existing customer who finds us a new reseller who set's up 3+ live websites in the reseller's first 3 months.
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
https://www.pexels.com/ - Free Stock Photos
www.ninite.com - 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: Tue 12 Dec 2017