New Software Features for Nov / Dec 2013

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Once you’ve tried a few web developers you quickly realise Web123 is different. We want to give you the most bang for your buck, we want you to feel supported and we want you to have the best. You deserve it!

Our web geeks are always working on new features to upgrade to our Content Management System (CMS) so you can have a stress-free website that’s constantly improving.

Even better, you don’t need to lift a finger to get these upgrades, the updates happen automatically… totally free of charge!

Have a gander at your latest software upgrades, they’re all listed below. And if you have any questions on how to use these features, just call our Tech Support crew on 1800 932 123, or, if you came to us via our reseller network have a chat with your trusty ProPartner. Enjoy!

Easier Voucher Code Creation

If you run an eCommerce site, a great way to help encourage sales is to offer vouchers for your products. Discount vouchers are a tried and tested way to bringing in more dough, and now you have great control over it!

voucher-code

Now… we’ve always allowed vouchers on a Web123 site, but usually you had to contact support and ask them to do it for you. Well no more! Now you can set it up yourself, and we’ve also put in a number of new features to make it even more effective.

You can:

  • Create a voucher which can only be claimed a set number of times.
  • Give your vouchers a date limit.
  • Allow a code to only be used if there is a minimum spend.
  • Set a voucher to have a fix financial value or a percentage of the purchase price.
  • Set up a voucher so that they can only be claimed by people who have signed up to your mailing list!

Pretty good huh? To access the voucher section you can….

  • Log onto your website.
  • Click on the ‘control panel icon’ on the top left of the site.
  • Click on the ‘shopping cart’ link on the drop menu.
  • On the shopping cart screen, click on the button that reads ‘voucher code.’
  • Click on the ‘add a new voucher code’ button and create your voucher codes.

Hope you like it! We’re all about empowering you to make your business more successful. What better Christmas pressie could you ask for? Let us know if you have ANY issues.

Event Calendar Overhaul

Do you have a calendar of events on your site? Well if you do, chances are you’ve already seen the new super sleek design we’ve given it.

event-calendar

Not only does it look better, we’ve also made a very significant change that many of your have been asking for.

You can now upload events that cover multiple days!

How ace is that! To add multiple dates to your events:

  • First of all, please note this is ONLY available on sites with an event calendar.
  • Log onto your website.
  • Scroll your mouse over the ‘Create’ drop down menu.
  • Click on the button that says ‘Add an Event.’
  • Here you can create an event as usual. Create an event and click ‘Save’.
  • After saving the event, you will now see the option to add additional dates for the same event.
  • Click ‘Save’ once you have added all the additional dates.

Smoothly does it. Let us know how it goes and if you any problems, just drop us a quick line.

Staff Profiles Now Available as a Content Type

Finally we’ve now set it up so that you can personal profiles for your staff members on your website.

staff-profile

How great is that? Showing your customers the people behind the website they are buying from can go a long way to building trust between you and your customers.

And you know what trust means don’t you? More sales! ; )

The profile are created as a standard content type which you can add into any of your pages.

To create a profile:

  • Log onto your website.
  • Scroll your mouse over the ‘Create’ drop down menu.
  • Click on the button that reads ‘Add a Staff Profile.’
  • Simply fill in the details and click ‘Save’.

Simple hey? If you need any help creating these profile or adding the ‘Staff Profile’ content type onto one of your pages, simply get in touch and we can show you how to do it step by step.

Custom Page Summary for Facebook

When somebody shares your website on their Facebook page, Facebook will attempt to show your site in the best light possible.
custom-page-summary

The key word here is *attempt*, as occasionally Facebook will show the wrong image, or pull the wrong information to your potential customers.

Why leave it to chance when you can dictate exactly what image and blurb Facebook will show to sell your website in the best light.

Now, when a fan shares a page from your website, you can choose the image, the title and the blurb that will accompany that page share.

To access this:

  • Log into your website.
  • GO to a page you want to setup a ‘Custom Page Summary for Facebook’ on.
  • Click on the ‘Edit this Page’ button along the top of the site.
  • In the ‘Settings’ section of the page editor, there is a drop down menu called ‘Page Summary’. Click on it.
  • Now you can create a title, summary and upload an image for your page’s summary.
  • Click ‘Save’.

As you can see, this is a real game changer. We recommend you put in a convincing sales copy that encourages people to click on the link to read it there and then. It can help increase the amount of traffic you get from Facebook.

eCommerce: Now You Have Access to Product Profiles… Without Tech Support

product-profile

First out of the gate, we’ve managed to make creating ‘Product Profiles’ possible without having to rely on your friendly support crew.

Just in case you’re not sure… let me answer the question “what ARE Product Profiles?”

“If you have an eCommerce site, you will have to upload products onto it. Obviously! ‘Product Profiles’ allows you to create rules for those products, which tell those products how to behave on your website.”

Rules you can change include:

  • Purchase Option: Allows you to determine whether a product on your site is purchasable or not. Can be used to setup products customers need to enquire about first.
  • Dropdown Option: Allows you to determine if a product has a dropdown list of options, such as for clothes sizes, colour options or similar.
  • Info Tables: Allows you to setup tables between products so that your customers can compare multiple products.
  • Shipping Options: Allows you to set multiple shipping options that are determined by the product’s weight and dimensions, or if the product has specialist delivery costs.
  • Product Code Options: Allows you to setup unique product codes for your products.
  • Pricing Options: Allows you set specialist pricing options, such as bulk pricing, VIP pricing and variable pricing options.
  • Download Options: Allows you create a downloadable product. Perfect if your customers want to sell eBooks, audio files or video files.
  • Inventory Options: Setup the products so that your website can track the inventory of what products you sell.
  • Quantity Options: Allows you to setup options to sell multiple products, or even lock it out so that a customer can only buy one of a certain product.
  • Social Options: Allows you to hide social media symbols (Facebook, Twitter… that sort of jazz) from your website’s products.
  • Display Options: Allows you to control how product images are visually displayed on the site. Simples!

Have a look today. You can access it by…

  • Logging onto your site.
  • Floating your mouse over the ‘Create’ tab along the top of the site.
  • Clicking on the ‘Add a Product Profile.’

We’ve created this so that YOU have more control over your products… but hey… we’re still here for you. So drop us a message if you need any assistance.

Oh and yes, you can use this feature even on info sites, just bear in mind it WAS designed for eCommerce :-).

That’s it For 2013… But Don’t Worry, They’re Will Be More in 2014!

As you know we ALWAYS making major updates to your Web123 websites. It’s what we’re good at. We’ve got some great updates coming in 2014, and we’ll let you know about them the minute they come in!

In the meantime, if you have any wishlist items you’d like us to consider, just sound off in the comments board below!

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