This February, we've got lots of new features and tips in this edition of website.world news:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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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.
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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:
Posted: Mon 12 Feb 2018