Your new website already comes packed with over a dozen useful and customizable features. Although those features should suit most, we can always extend the functionality of your website using the add-ons from the list below. Please feel free to add these powerful additions to your website at any time. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our support team.
A photo gallery allows you to create an impressive portfolio of your creative work, your past jobs or even your client list. You can create separate albums of galleries, allowing you to display a gallery based on specific categories or by date of being published.
A blog is a way to post informational or educational content to your website and allows your customers to participate in a conversation regarding that specific article. The default Blog functionality will automatically archive your blog posts based on category and by date.
Email newsletter sign up
An email newsletter sign up form gives your website visitors the ability to sign up for your email newsletter quickly and easily. The email newsletter sign up form can be added to the footer of every page of your site, the side bar of interior pages or even the Home page of your website.
Having a mobile website enables your website visitors to view a mobile friendly version of your website if they are using an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device. The website recognizes the user’s smaller screen size and automatically redirects them to the mobile website accordingly. From there, the mobile visitor will have the option to switch back to the full version of your website. They will also be able to quickly “tap to call”, “tap for directions” or “tap to email” you.
SSL certificates are used to encrypt the connection between your website visitor’s computer and the web hosting server where your website is housed. This enables the transfer of sensitive information such as credit card numbers, customer data and other transaction information used on E-Commerce website transactions. Another way around this is using a payment gateway like PayPal who takes care of the security side of the transaction for you. In turn, they charge a slightly higher percentage of the sale.
Google Analytics is the most popular and one of the most powerful traffic analytics software available today. It’s free, it’s simple to use and it gives you insightful data on the visitors using your website. With Google Analytics, you can see how many visitors are accessing your website, where they are coming from and how long they are staying on your website – among other detailed information.
“Make a Payment” online form (via PayPal)
A “Make a Payment” form allows you to collect payments from your website visitors using a simple form powered by PayPal. In this case, you would not need a SSL certificate as PayPal would handle the transaction.
“Make a Donation” online form (via PayPal)
Similar to the “Make a Payment” form above, the “Make a Donation” form allows your website visitors to send donations to your non-profit through the use of PayPal’s payment gateway.
A shopping cart, paired with a SSL certificate, Authorize.net or PayPal payment gateway is the ultimate solution in selling goods online through an E-Commerce store. With a shopping cart, your website visitors will be able to browse your products by category, view product detail pages, add products to their shopping cart and checkout online using a user-friendly and intuitive interface. The shopping cart solution is recommended for websites selling 15-20 products or more.
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization (SEO for short) is the process of optimizing your website for ranking higher, competitively in major search engines. Our website themes already come packed with over a dozen built in SEO features and offer up-to-date and compliant SEO standard coding. However, for those who need to rank higher amongst the competition, adding the SEO add-on will help you to achieve your search engine ranking goals.
Social networking is a broad term used to describe the use of social networking website services such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and more. Social networking profiles can be integrated into your website in a number of ways including feeds, “like” boxes, “follow” boxes and social sharing tools to give your website viral exposure.
Site search functionality
Site search functionality adds a search box to your website enabling your website visitors to search the content of your website quickly and easily using keywords. The site search functionality comes with a search results page with direct link to the pages your visitors are looking for. Adding this feature can also help visitors locate content on your website that may have moved to another page or redirecting them to the Home page or search page all together.