Monday, August 18, 2014

Awesome Sitefly features users love and use

We want to highlight the many Sitefly features users use and love. We've been adding new features every week with the goal of helping you effortlessly build amazingly beautiful websites that look great both on mobile and desktops.

1. Slide shows in the home page. You can now switch from single cover photo into a slide show. All the photos you have in your cover photo album in Facebook will come as photos in the slide show. 

Step 1 - Click 'CLICK TO EDIT' on the cover photo.

Step 2 - Click Enable the slideshow as shown below.

Step 3 - Upload cover photos to Facebook cover photo album if you don't have photos in the album already.

Voila, here is the slide show with photos in the Facebook cover photo album.

2. Custom Pages. It's easy to add your own custom pages using pre-designed page templates, to add things like restaurant menus, products and services.

Step 1 - Click 'Pages' and click '+ new page' to add a new page

Step 2 - Choose page template. There are various types of page templates - Text+ Image, Videos/Audios, Photos/Album, Store + Payment, External links.

Step 3 - Enter page name in the dialog box

Step 4 - Add content by entering the items

Step 5 - Page is nice and ready after entering all the items.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Features: Pin to the top, edit and delete posts in your website

We are excited to add new features to allow you to customize your Facebook news feed further by providing the ability to highlight, edit and delete Facebook posts in the website.

How to pin a post to the top of the news feed?

Here are the steps.

  1. Go to the post in your webiste
  2. Hover over the post
  3. Click 'Pin' button to pin the post to the top of the site as shown in the below image.

You can unpin the post by clicking 'Unpin' button as shown in the below image.

How to edit a post?

Here are the steps.
  1. Go to the post in your webiste
  2. Hover over the post
  3. Click on the area highlighted with 'CLICK TO EDIT', popup edit box will be opened

   4. Update content and click 'save' button to save the changes.

How to delete a post?

Here are the steps.
  1. Go to the post in your webiste
  2. Hover over the post
  3. Click 'Delete' button as shown in the below screenshot.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Template: Platform

Platform, our newest site template, was designed to provide a bolder, fresher looking site that really sticks out amongst the crowd.  Platform features a larger header where you can display your sites title or upload an awesome new logo.  To the right, you will notice all your social icons, and below, we've laid out your sites menu with bold new tabs that change colors when hovered over.  As you scroll down the template, you will notice a crisp looking news feed keeping your site fresh and up-to-date with all the latest content from your Facebook page.  To the right of your news feed, you will notice any events or featured albums from Facebook that will automatically appear on your site.  This template is also pre-set with all the content pages you need to have your site up and running in seconds.

Platform works great for very active business who are constantly sharing information on Facebook and need that real-time, dynamic feed on their site.  From musicians to skate shops, Platform allows you to add any HTML5 widget to your site's homepage and can easily be used to sell tickets and merchandise. 

As always, we'd love get your feedback.  Please feel free to post to our Facebook wall or send us a tweet at @siteflyco.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New Product Updates! December, 2013.

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to take this opportunity to shed light on a few improvements we've made to our app over the course of December.   We also want you to know, we are maintaining full-steam ahead as we continue to excel into 2014!!

Without further or due, let's check out these updates!

1. Your news feed has been added to the home page of the Grand View template.
Our Grand View template is by far, one of the most popular templates.  Although the initial response has been fantastic, your feedback has suggested, it would be a great addition to have the option to enable your news feed to the home page of this template.  So, now when you create a site using the Grand View template, you can either turn your news feed "On" or leave it "off" just as it was before. Check it out!

2. Edit your images with the all new Aviary 3.0!
Aviary, the image editing tool we support in our app, has recently released a slick, new version that is, well, awesome!  
Here are some of the highlights:
  • Gorgeous, streamlined interface: better customization for you, and improved performance for our users. 
  • Improved the number of tools, including Enhance, Crop, Draw and Text.
  • Improved the top and bottom toolbars of the editor: tool name displayed above, image size below the photo. 
  • Greatly improved it's general performance and responsiveness. 

3. Two new templates coming soon!
One of the items, we're so passionately working on to improve is the site templates we have available for all of our users.   Your feedback has let us know, you're looking for some fresh, new looks to create your sites with, so we've asked our designers to whip up a couple brand new templates that offer a bolder, slicker look.  You're going to love the new designs! 

Check them out below!

Template 1.

 Template 2. 


This past year has been an incredibly exciting and rewarding year for us.  It's been a pleasure to work with so many amazing people from all over the world who are continually helping us to improve SITEFLY.  We are so grateful for all of your support and feedback.   We wanted to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season.... see you in 2014!

Monday, December 2, 2013

How to: Add a Custom Page to your Site

The power of adding your own custom pages to your SITEFLY site has arrived!  We're super excited about this new feature as it's one of the most powerful tools available for all our SITEFLY creators.  It's also one of those features that has been in high demand since we first launched SITEFLY earlier this year.

We originally thought, the content pulled from your Facebook page would be sufficient enough to share your businesses story; however, we quickly learned that you needed that extra set of tools to help develop your story while enhancing your credibility on the web. 

With your help, we've been able to assemble a super-intuitive, easy-to-use page manager that allows you to add unlimited pages (based on your subscription plan) where you have the freedom to add text, images, video, audio, online stores and more!

Let's take a quick look on how easy it is to add a custom page to your site :) 

Adding a page is quick and simple.  To begin, while in your sites editor, simply click the 'Pages' icon located in your left-hand tool bar.  Once clicked, your page manager will expand where you now have the option to add a new page.  Click the "+ new page" button to launch your available page layouts.

Once you've click '+ new page' a pop-up will display where you can choose any of the eleven different page layouts.  We list the different types of pages along the top as tabs.  To select a page of your choice, hover over the image and 'click'.

Next, you will be asked to add your pages title.  Enter your page title then, click "Save".

Now, SITEFLY will bring you to your all new page.  Once on your page, you can begin to click and edit each of the custom content sections to begin adding your own content.  

You can continue to add more sections of content by clicking the "Add Section" box. 

When you're finished creating your new page, it's time to save all your changes!  To do this, simply click the "Publish" button located at the top right of your sites editor.   By clicking publish, you are pushing all new edits to your live site.  Before publishing, you can always preview your site by clicking the "Preview" icon located to the bottom left hand site of your editor toolbar. 

Need more help in adding pages to your site?  Feel free to visit our help desk or contact our support team at

Friday, November 22, 2013

Add Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube and other Widgets to Your Site.

One of the cool, new features we're most excited about is the, "Add Widget" tool.  

After we launched SITEFLY beta, many of our earliest adopters sent us feedback requesting the opportunity to share more information on their sites.  For example, they wished they could add their Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Google Maps, badges or any other application that can provide something of value to their visitors.  

We immediately recognized this request as something we had to deliver.  Subsequently, the new SITEFLY offers just that; and since or recent launch, we are seeing a ton of fellow site creators adding different types of widgets to their sites

Check out how or friends from "Recording Artists Available for Booking" are using their SoundCloud and YouTube on their site!

Pretty sweet, right?

You can also add any widget of your choice by following these simple steps:
  • While in your sites editor, hover over and click the "Add Widget" section.
  • Then, copy and paste your widget code.  Also, be sure to turn your widget "On" before saving your work.
  • Once your widget is visible on your site, click the "Publish" button and boom, you're finished! 

See? That was fast.

If you have any further questions regarding widgets, check out our Add Widgets help desk , or feel free to contact our support team.

Don't have a SITEFLY site yet, get started for free here!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Take a tour of your new SITEFLY 'Dashboard'

One of the exciting new improvements we made for SITEFLY 2.0 is the all new Dashboard! 

During the development of SITEFLY 2.0,  SITEFLY worked with a pair of super talented RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) students who did an amazing job in helping us craft the new branding and user interface (UI) for SITEFLY.   As a result, the new Dashboard is testament to their incredible talents.  Check it out here below....

Aside from the slick, new look; the Dashboard comes equipped with some really helpful tools and features to help you get the most of your SITEFLY sites.  With that said, let's take a dive into some the Dashboards new capabilities. 

1.  My Account

Your 'My Account' dashboard, provides you all the details regarding each of your SITEFLY accounts.  Here you can monitor the status of all you current plans as well as: 

  • Keep track of account invoices.
  • Manage and update your billing info.
  • Change your plan options. 
Also, you can quickly update your contact info if ever the need be. 

2.  My Sites

My Sites, provides you quick access to all your sites so you can easily edit, monitor traffic, change your sites settings or preview how your site will look from any mobile device.  You can also upgrade your account, change your current plan and if the need be, delete a site. (However, we hope you never have to) 

3. Site Traffic

The new Site Traffic feature is an insightful tool where you can track all your sites activity.  By actively monitoring your sites traffic, you can learn more about your visitors' behavior.  For instance, learn more about the days and times they most frequently visit your site.  Then, plan your marketing strategy accordingly so you can post the most important information at those times. 

4. Settings

Your sites "settings" contains pretty much all the back-end assets to your site like, SEO meta tags and descriptions, domains, Google analytics ID, along with your site 'contact form' email destination.   

We could dig deeper into all the capabilities and benefits your sites "settings" has to offer so, let's save that for it's own upcoming post. 

5. Preview

Are you curious to know what your site will look like from any device?  If so, then 'preview' is your tool!  By clicking "preview", SITEFLY will display your site externally in it's own tab. This way, you can get a true, first-hand experience of what your site will look like.  

Located at the top left of your preview window, you will notice a small drop menu that contains three device icons: mobile, tablet and pc.  By clicking any of the icons, you will immediately see your site respond to the size screen of the designated device.  Its magic before your eyes!  

Unfortunately, it's now time bring this tour to and end.  It's been a pleasure to be your tour guide.  Please stay tuned to our SITEFLY blog as we will continue to provide new and exciting updates about our product.