15 Jul

2010

Good Bye Old SiteBuilder, Hello New Website Wizard!

During the last few months SiteGround has gone through a serious reformation related to the SiteBuilder solution we provide to our customers. The changes were triggered by some copyright issues, which our primary SiteBuilder provider SiteMagix was unable to handle professionally. This situation forced us to take decisive actions and find an alternative solution, despite the high costs of changing such a vital part of our service. The end result of our efforts is a better site building tool for our customers and an entirely new Make Website package.

Our New Website Wizard

After an extensive research we have chosen Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder to be the new Website Wizard for our customers. The new solution was chosen after it was tested by people with different levels of web proficiency together with 4 more tools preselected by SiteGround. The Parallels Sitebuilder has shown the best results from this test in several areas: the overall outlook of its templates was evaluated high by our test group and the tool was found to be easy to use, and yet with a quite wide functionality. The best rated features of the wizard are:

Rich Template Gallery

The new Website Wizard includes more than 500 templates. Each of them has several alternative header images, different color scheme and bullet/link styles. Each template is unique and fully customizable to best fit the requirements of the specific website.

WYSIWYG Editor

The editing of the website content is very easy with the fully-featured What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. It allows managing text and images without any HTML knowledge. It is as simple as using any of the popular office applications.

Drag-n-drop Modules

The drag-n-drop feature supported by the Website Wizard allows including multiple additional features and functions to your website only using your mouse. For example, one can simply drag a voting poll to the page being edited and it will work flawlessly!

Variety of Page Types

The Website Wizard has a broad variety of pre-defined page types that one can easily add to the website (home, about us, blog, contact form, etc.). They are conveniently organized in groups, based on the type of page one is making.

The Make Website Package

The new Website Wizard is also used as a foundation of the latest hosting service we launched recently – our Make Website package. With this package we aim to accommodate the needs of the users without previous experience in creating websites. The new package includes everything you need for creating your first website without any specific design or development knowledge. Apart from our new Website Wizard our new package includes all the basic elements for establishing an online presence such as free domain registration, professional hosting with 24/7 support and even website promotion materials.

Dima
Product Development – Marketing

Author: Dima Peteva

Project Manager

Loves all-things Internet and checks RSS feeds first thing in the morning as an early dose of daily inspiration, then puts it all into work throughout the day. A project manager by title, a creative enthusiast at heart.

Comments (1):

  1. kailey wengoe says:

    Good website. All posts have a process to learn. Thank you for another important article.

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