February News 2018

This February, we've got lots of new features and tips in this edition of website.world news: 

  • Sites of the Month
  • Oxipay Now Available
  • Image animations
  • Cancelling Orders Feature
  • Live Traffic Reports (Products Viewed)
  • Some Great SEO Tips
  • New Social Sharing Options
  • Migrating Websites Just Got Easier
  • System Updates
  • Free Training Webinars
  • Featured Support Videos
  • New Facebook Support Group
  • Win $4600 eCommerce Package
  • Professional website design options
  • Wordpress and PHP websites
  • Need training? 
  • 25% discount on hosting
  • Start your own business - reseller options
  • Cool links/system links
  • Websites of the month

Reseller Site of the Month

The site was originally built using Shopify and the customer was having issues adding some features as you needed to purchase multiple plugins. We rebuilt the website into our CMS as it has all the features we needed straight out of the box. End result is a very happy customer with an easy to manage website.”- Web Advantage. 

Web Advantage are the resellers who designed this site, showing us a great example of what is possible with our website builder. Visit this designer's website to see more of their web design work. 

Visit this website created by Web Advantage to see more of the work they have done. Once you are on the ETWOW site, use the code WEBW2018 for a $150 discount per scooter.

Site of the Month

This DIY website uses our popular mobile responsive Simply Carts 12XL theme. Her beautiful imagery demonstrates the importance of having fantastic product photos to help sell products. Her use of bullet points on the home page make it easy for web visitors to quickly see what her business can offer them. Take a look further here at her site.

Oxipay is Now Available

You asked and we listened. Oxipay is now available for testing as a payment gateway. It lets your customers pay over time in four fortnightly installments.

To find out more about Oxipay or sign up to use it, head to their website.

You Can Now Animate Your Images

When you insert an image into a page on your website, you can now choose the effect you'd like it to have. This can be found in the drop down tab labelled Effects.

Choosing from a range of effects such as fade in, shake and bounce, an animated image is a great way to get a web visitor's attention.

This feature is only available on pages on your website, not emails sent through our CMS.

Cancelling Orders 

Unpaid orders can be a hassle. Stock is locked, awaiting payment. Now you can enable customers to cancel their own orders, when using selected payment gateways. The benefit of this, is your stock counts are replenished asap. The downside is you may miss an opportunity to contact your customer and clinch a sale. By default this feature is not enabled. Please edit each payment option to enable this feature with a timeline relevant to that payment method. You can also automatically cancel orders that remain unpaid via this method, using a slightly longer wait time.  

Changing Your Password

It's important to change your CMS login password on a regular basis. Using a password management tool such as LastPass can help you keep track of your passwords.

To change your CMS login password, go to Security - Change My Login Password - Change CMS Login Password. Enter in your new password into both boxes.

Tips on passwords: use a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers. Make a password at least 8 characters long. Don't say 'yes' when asked if you want to save your password in a browser!

For more help changing your password, here's a video Andrew created.

SEO Tips 

Anchor text helps you link your website to other sites and pages on your website through a hyperlink.

Used correctly, it can do amazing things for your SEO.

Learn more here in Jackie's blog.


New Social Sharing Icons

Have you seen the new social sharing icons which have been added to our new icon library?

You now have more design, size and colour customisations available. Your social sharing icons will now look like this:

Migrating Websites Just Got Easier

It's now easier to import web pages from another website. When adding a page, look for the new option to specify a URL to import. The external page will be scanned for content, then you will be prompted to reduce the content if any, and tweak any of the auto generated settings. This option ensures the page URL and any meta data remains the same, thus maintaining your SEO status. You need to repeat this step for each and every page you wish to transfer. It is most suitable for single page formats. We will soon be adding a similar feature into our blog management area. 

If you want to import a gallery or product page, we have alternative methods for that. 

System Updates

  • New server updates completed
  • Animations available in the drag and drop editor
  • Order cancellation enabled
  • New website migration tool available

Free Training Webinars 

  • Web Design Training
  • E-Commerce Training
  • Booking Systems and Appointment Scheduling

Featured Support Videos

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? 

Join New Facebook Group

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


Win $4600 Ecommerce Package

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)

Enter Competition

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]

Need Professional Help?  

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.

WordPress / PHP (Super Fast) Hosting Available

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.

Learn more about our PHP Hosting 

Need Website Builder Training?

There are several training options

Receive a 25% discount off your web hosting, by referring a friend 

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. 

More information about affiliates here

Reseller Options 

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 no setup fees, no contracts to sign.
  • You will earn $2+ on every domain name sold (based on RRP $19 per year). 
  • You will earn (25%-50%) commission on hosting 
  • You can manage all your customers content, domains, emails etc, easily from just 1 login.
  • We take care of all the billing arrangements, so no administrative hassle. 

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. 

More information on reselling here

Need Help! is at hand...

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 you can Contact - Web Designers or lodge a Support ticket

Cool links

All those links and more at our new toolbox page: 

More Cool Links

View more example websites


Please contact us for more information. 

From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd

Website World - Free Website Builder


Posted: Mon 12 Feb 2018