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.  

Cheers! 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Announcing the All-New SITEFLY!


Thanks to valuable feedback from you and other amazing Beta program participants (from over 100 countries!), we’ve been able to move forward in shaping the future of SITEFLY.  

With that said, we are excited to announce, the all new SITEFLY 2.0 is now LIVE!

SITEFLY 2.0 is a much more robust, comprehensive platform providing you the power to create amazingly beautiful sites.  As result of your feedback, we have been able to add many new tools and features to our platform all while maintaining its speed and simplicity. After all, here at SITEFLY, it is our passion to continue to develop the world's simplest tools to help each of you succeed online. 


SITEFLY 2.0 New Feature Highlights:
  • Four brand new mobile optimized site templates to choose from.
  • Add custom pages with photos, audio and video using 11 professionally designed page layouts including store pages using Paystand.
  • Add Twitter feed, SoundCloud, YouTube and any other HTML 5 widgets to your sites. 
  • Intuitive site editor to change colors, fonts, edit content, link custom domains and much more.
  • Receive a FREE custom domain with purchase of any annual subscription. 
  • Manage your sites from our brand new Dashboard.
  • Monitor your sites traffic with our all new Insights feature.

Brand new look, same, super fast and easy site creation!

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What you get!
The easier way to create a website



Beautiful Site Templates
Each of our templates are fully responsive providing your visitors the best experience 
from any mobile device or desktop.

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Page Layouts
Quickly add your store, YouTube videos, SoundCloud tracks, 
text, images and more to any of our page layouts.
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Friendly Editor 
No design skills required. Our easy-to-use editor, gives you the power to 
quickly customize your sites look and feel.
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Add your own content
Add your own content with a simple ‘click to edit’. 
When finished, preview your site the, publish.
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Free Custom Domains
Receive a Free custom domain with the purchase of any one of our annual plans. 
Or, upgrade to attach any existing domain name.
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Monitor your sites traffic
Learn when and how your visitors are reaching your site.  Then, share the right
content to keep them coming back.
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Be sure to stay tuned to our SITEFLY blog for more product updates and other helpful information.  If you have any questions or feedback regarding your SITEFLY experience, please feel free to send a message to our support team and we'll be happy to talk with you.  We hope you enjoy the all new SITEFLY :) 


Cheers!