What's New in the websitesin5.com Sitebuilder
- Six new layout designs (templates) added.
- Support for PayPal Payments Pro payment services
- New product detail layout
- Subscription based products
- FTP support added for transfers to the secure directory. Add "/s" to the end of your FTP login name.
- Seven new layout designs (templates) added.
- order notes for customers
- new product detail layout
- subscription/recurring charge system
- Updated editor text/font styles
- Enhanced navigation menu for site settings and ecommerce
- New community connection and news area. The community connection contains current news, updates as well as a feedback/suggestion system.
- Minor modifications to the look of the page editor
- Reorganized the links in the setting area. New sections include (title/footer, search engines, site search, user account settings, referral booster, and advanced/HTML)
User accounts for ecommerce/password protected pages:
- Quicklinks Bar: The quick links bar can be enabled from the page list. Use the Quicklinks bar add additional navigation and information at the top of every page on your site. Options include (link to home page, my account link, search box, shopping cart, custom links and custom html)
- New Templates
- Customizable banner height and width (non flash banners)
- Banner transitions: Set how the right side of the banner blends into the design and fills the right side of the banner area.
- New users account setup page: go to site settings, click user accounts from the menu on the left.
- New option for visitors to create their own accounts on your site (can be set to require a passcode to authorize new accounts).
- Login/Registration page: By default visitors are taken to the "my account" page when they login or register with your site. Use this new option to set a welcome page for new users and a default page when users login.
- RSS feeds: Place RSS feeds on your site. RSS feeds link to other sites with current articles/news.
- Link component: New option to setup custom link types and to select https:// links.
- Media components: There are now 2 separate components for media files (Audio and Video)
- Search box customizations. Use new settings to customize the size/style of the search box.
- Guestbook now uses security code to prevent automated robot submissions
- New option to show all the ecommerce product categories.
- Advanced inventory tracking: Use advanced inventory tracking to track inventory at the product option level.
- Auto saved shopping cart: The new cart system automatically saves a visitors shopping cart so that it is restored when they return. Users can also create or login to their account to save their shopping carts.
- Option to hide products with 0 Inventory.
- SiteLink QuickBooks import program: Download the SiteLink program to import store orders directly into QuickBooks
- Print shipping labels
- Print invoices and orders - print button added to invoice
- New ecommerce reports (coupon usage, tracking code)
- Optimized order management navigation: Easier to manage and process orders.
- Order options: setting to make product option fields required.
- Google site maps support: The system has been updated to return 404 error page for google sitemaps. This allows you to verify your site through their system.
- Group box enhancements: add icons to group box titles and new group box styles.
- Advanced layout settings: go to "Design", "advanced layout settings" to adjust your site spacing.
- Side bars: All layouts now have 2 side bars on the left and right side of the page.
- Tabbed group box: Edit a page, Add, Design Accents, Tabbed Content.
- Form verification code: enable option to require a code displayed in an image to be entered before a form is submitted. This can help prevent spam/automated form submissions. To enable this option, edit the form and "Enable form security".
- Subscription services/recurring billing beta test: contact support for more information.
- Time display for orders: Set your default time zone and date display. Go to "Store", "General Settings" to set your default time zone.
- Add products to multiple categories: edit a product and click the "Choose product categories" link on the product.
- Add a charge: This option lets you add an additional charge onto an order through your payment gateway. To add a charge, go to the customer order and click the "Add Charge" button.
- Customization/international settings: customize shopping cart field names and set the default country. Go to "Store", "Customization/international settings"
- New logo styles
- New banners
- New bullet menu styles with customizeable bullet icons
- Links list: new style to show links in a drop down list format.
- Shopper account login. Shoppers can login and view account information and order status/history
- Product/category reorder options (sort alpha, move to top, move to bottom....)
- Account login form. For accounts with password protected pages, add a login form to any page.
- New logo styles
- New Banners
- New group box styles
- New page title styles with customizable icons and support for 2 colors of title text
Image tools/resize options:
- Advanced image upload: use the advanced image upload feature to upload images to a specific directory and to automatically size the image/create thumbnails when uploading.
- Image file manager: Quickly find and manage images.
- Show images names, preview images, or full images
- Sort image list by name, size, or date
- Select number of files to display per page
- Displays the image dimensions
- Alpha view - choose a letter to show all images that start with that letter. Ex. click "b" to show all images that start with the letter "b".
- Create directories
- Image gallery: new option to upload the detail image and create the thumbnail at the same time.
- Dynamic resize: set the width/height or use drag/drop to scale your images.
- Quick resize: setup common image sizes to quickly resize images to common sizes.
- Crop image
- Thumbnail generator: easily create thumbnail images
- Page group links component: use the page menu component to setup links list/menus for page groups and ecommerce.
- New page layouts with section dividers
- Copy page: click the copy page button to create a copy of an existing page on your site.
- Froogle export: added text description and product category to export
- Additional export options: added shopping.com and yahoo shopping export formats
- Enhanced product search: added sorting options and display types. To enable the new search options the search index needs to be rebuilt.
- New banners, designs, and logo styles
- Most designs now support the site/page side bar
- Additional site/page side bar added to many designs so those designs will now have 2 site/page sidebars
- Use FTP to upload your own HTML pages
- Integration - your HTML pages will now appear in your page list - HTML pages can be linked into your site menu - pages can be set to have your HTML integrated directly into your site design.
- New group box style & setting to set fixed height group boxes with scrolling content
- Added option to show the main menu and sub menus with uppercase letters. These options can be enabled from the menu setup page in the design area
- Quick component move: to quickly move a component to any section on your page, edit your page, click the small green down arrow next to the component and then click the move component link.
- Document link component
- Support for Switch cards
- New payment gateways - ProTX, ViaKlix, PriMerchants, BeanStream, SecPay
- Enhanced PayPal support - now uses IPN (Instant Payment Notification) to verify when payment is received for a PayPal order
- WorldPay support has been enhanced to complete the customer's order when the customer completes their checkout at WorldPay
- Added advanced product settings page with a new option to only show the products sale price when it is added to the shopping cart
- Added inventory option to show the remaining inventory levels in the product catalog. The product catalog will show out of stock when the inventory level reaches zero. This setting can be enabled from the shopping cart settings page in the inventory control section.
- Notes field added to order details. On the order detail page click the notes button to add a note to your order. This note is not visible to the customer.
- Password protection and security features upgraded to allow for more login accounts and user groups. Security now allows for you to set page access levels per group/user account
- GroupBox Styles - enhanced the group box enable group box styles. Go to the design page/settings to setup group box styles.
- Upload your own logo in the site banner
- Design accents - created new design section for title & group box styles.
- Design page - changed label of the settings link to settings & page width.
- Added "Design accents" to the add menu when editing a page - contains the page title and groupbox components
- Upsell & related products - choose related/upsell product to appear on the product detail and shopping cart pages.
- Product images - add more product images. Add additional product images, text captions and larger detail images.
- Renamed the add page menu item from "Store products" to "Ecommerce"
- Customized form - add customized form field to the shopping cart checkout process.
- Option to estimate shipping charges before checkout - from the shopping cart view.
- Vertical Scroller: use the vertical scroller to setup a scrolling paragraph of text and images.
- Enhanced message board - graphical and layout enhancements to the message board.
- Under construction pages: set pages to be under construction. Pages that are under construction can only be seen when you are logged in to edit your site.
- Move pages between groups: the new move function allows you to move multiple pages between groups at the same time.
- Updated editor style
- GroupBox component updated - all of the contents of the GroupBox moves together when using the page editor arrange feature
- DHL Shipping
- New gateways: Verisign Australia, Fastcharge, iTransact
- Popup submenus: to enable popup menus click the design button, click the menu tab and choose "popup submenu" form the menu type drop down.
- Add page: new starter page layouts automatically setup new pages with preset text and image layouts.
- 6 new designs
- 14 banner images
- 4 new page title styles
- 4 new logo styles
- Change your background image
- Added ability to set colors used by calendar on the calendar editor
- Added number of products and pages to the diskspace used page
- Use advanced ecommerce features to enable downloadable products.
- Added new product catalog display mode to display product in a table format. This mode also allows the customer to add multiple product to their shopping cart at the same time.
- Design Manager - Easily manage up to 3 different design variations. Use the design manager to copy and restore design settings.
- New option to add a component in the middle of a section. This new option makes it easier to setup and arrange your pages.
- Order manager shows the time orders were submitted
- Last status change date saved on orders. Ex. this shows when the order was completed, cancelled, shipped.
- IFRAME - use the iframe component to embed a page from another website into your site.
- 2 new animated banner styles
- 2 new logo styles
- Customize shopping cart colors
- Customize shopping cart buttons/icons
- Add custom text to checkout pages
- Added option to show payment methods as a radio button list
- Added option to set an alternate email address for order notifications
- Added option to show small image of product in the shopping cart view
- Added option to setup HTML alt tags on page images and product images.
- Form Builder: added option to send form in HTML format. This option makes it easier to read emails sent from your web forms.
- Froogle Export: added option export product catalog in froogle format. Froogle is an online shopping comparison service offered by google.com
- Added setting to disable the animation sound track.
- Added option to display your sites home page after the animation has finished playing.
Graphics & Design:
- Updated admin pages with new icons & layouts.
- Added the feature menu on the left side of the admin pages.
- Logo Builder (30 logo styles)
- Choose your logo style
- Add up to 2 lines of title text
- Customize font & logo colors
- Gradient text
- Flash Intro Builder
- New banners
- Page title styles
- Setup weights for multiple products
- U.S.P.S. test account settings
- Set an existing customer to be not taxable
- Free shipping coupons
- Product category menu
- WebMail Preview
- Formbuilder Upgrades: log form to datafile. form tracking (referrer & xtr code)
Graphics & Design:
- Added a preview window on the design selection page.
- Added support for 3rd party ecommerce sales tracking. Click the store tab, then ecommerce tracking. Click the "Third Party Tracking Systems" link to setup your tracking codes.
- Ecommerce monthly sales overview reports.
Graphics & Design:
- Better support in the editor for Macintosh users.
Graphics & Design:
- Customizable Flash header - choose the animation to use for your flash web site header from our list of available animations.
- Store Checkout Progress Bar - shows a progress bar during the checkout process to let customers know what checkout step they are on. To enable this feature go to the shopping cart settings page.
- Package Tracking - component that allows customers to enter their package track id to track package shipments. Edit a page, click add and choose "package tracking"
- CVV - Credit Card ID for the LinkPoint gateway
- Spell checker - click the spell check button on the text editor to check the spelling of your document. (available in Internet Explorer)
Graphics & Design:
- Enhanced online help with search capability
- 2 new layouts available
- Image slider component
- Enhanced order management & processing
- Shipping configuration -> customizable countries
- Flat rate shipping fees based on % of order total
- Option to disable the alternate shipping address selection
- Enhanced tax configuration
- Spam filter preview - the spam filter is being made available on a preview basis. To try it out, go the setup email accounts page and click the configure spam filter link.
Graphics & Design:
- Organize your pages with page groups
- Site map page
- 4 new layouts available
- 6 new banner styles
- New cart options - add to cart and buy now buttons
- Echo payment gateway support
Graphics & Designs:
- E-commerce referral tracking. Track where your orders are coming from using your own tracking code and the referring website.
- 3rd party affiliate tracking integration. See Store, General Settings, Advanced Settings.
- Setup a custom header (your contact information/logo) for your printable invoices. See Store, General Settings.
- Gift certificates are now applied to shipping costs
- Check box order options.
- Advanced color selection: set the text color of your menu buttons as well as your default link colors.
- 8 new layouts now available
- Enhanced File Manager - The file manager now allows you to rename files, delete directories, and delete multiple files at the same time. The view link allows you to quickly view files.
- Calendar - single instances of a recurring event can now be cancelled.
- UPS shipping: set the dimensions of packaging when you select to use your own packaging
- Themes: new site designs available.
- Flash: select flash animated site headers
- Image Bar: display a horizontal bar of rotating images.
- Image Thumbnail Viewer: display a row of images with a clickable link to the detail image.
- Discount Coupons: create and provide discount coupons to your customers. Customers can redeem the coupons at your store for a discount. Create $off or %off coupons with metered or unlimited use. To enable coupon support go to your store tab and click the coupon manager link.
- Gift Certificates: add gift certificate products to your product catalog. Customers can purchase gift certificates to your store.
- SSL Certificate: enable this option to display the system security certificate on the store payment page.
- HTML Formatted Emails: send HTML formatted emails directly from the mailing list manager.
- Referral Booster: add refer-a-friend based marketing and promotion to your web site. Now included with every account!
- Image Gallery: setup an online image gallery with detail views and links using this page component.
- Auto Send Password: Customers that have forgotten their store passwords can now request to have their password automatically sent to them via email
- Create product sub-categories: allows you to create multiple levels of categories within your store.
- WorldPay integration for international store owners
- 8 new layouts now available
- 5 new layouts now available
- New graphical header style now available. Over 40 header styles to choose from
- Layout width settings. Change the width of your design using percentages or fixed widths.
- Updated UI for design settings
- U.S.P.S. Automatic Shipping Calculator
- Free shipping options for orders over a set amount
- Set additional handling charge setting for shipping
- Enable checkbox on user information screen in checkout which allows the customer to signup for your email list
- Shopping cart can be setup to require a minimum and/or maximum order amount
- Customer search option now available. Search for a customer using any of the information provided by them during checkout.
- New user interface for configuring order options.
- User information screen in checkout now collects company name
- Product options: input field option type can have a maximum length
- Calendar editor now uses HTML editor in Internet Explorer
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