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GoDaddy Makes Building WordPress Websites Easier With New Product Introduction

WordPress Websites helps small businesses – or anyone with an idea – create a powerful, scalable WordPress site.  Wordpress is one of the great free sites using absolutely free open source code.

According to PR Newswire as told to them by GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), they’re the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.  They recently announced WordPress Websites – the easiest way for those looking to build a WordPress website to get up and running quickly. The new offering features an exclusive WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process to get people started quickly, plus free, high-quality images for virtually any industry. It also includes professionally built premium themes, and a Visual Page Editor for easy drag and drop customization. Since it’s built on WordPress, the world’s most popular tool for creating websites, businesses have the ability to add new site features using the tens of thousands of free WordPress plugins that are available.

GoDaddy developed WordPress Websites for small business owners, and any looking to put their ideas online, who want a professional-looking WordPress website, but may not have experience with website development.

With the Quick Start Wizard, users can quickly get started with a choice of premium quality themes and layouts that include essential pages and features (e.g. blog, photo gallery, contact form, social integration with Facebook, Twitter and more) and access to a library of thousands of free images. From here, the Visual Page Editor allows you to edit text, drag and drop columns and rows, and insert images directly onto your page.

Faster Publishing with Scalable Solution

Small businesses are already seeing the benefits of this faster, more intuitive experience with new professionally designed themes. During the beta release, more than three times as many customers have been successful in publishing a website and the average time to publish a site has decreased by 73%. For additional data about how GoDaddy has made WordPress easier to use, their blog post on the GoDaddy Garage.

As their business needs grow, a small business’ GoDaddy WordPress website can also expand in functionality, via the installation of free feature plugins on WordPress.org. 45,000+ feature plugins are available to extend website capabilities to include the likes of online reservations, ticket sales and discussion forums. In the past nine months alone, GoDaddy has seen website builder plugins grow in usage by 60% across millions of GoDaddy-hosted WordPress websites.

Expert Managed WordPress Hosting Support

Powered by an optimized WordPress hosting platform, technical hosting tasks are also taken care of by GoDaddy including WordPress installation, server-side site load optimization, a multi-clustered server platform so websites are ready to scale for high traffic, and secured with automated software updates and free daily site backups. Customers also have access to GoDaddy’s free 24/7 expert support.

“WordPress is a massive ecosystem, powering over 25% of the top 10 million websites worldwide.  At GoDaddy over 50% of our Hosting customers use WordPress. It’s an incredibly popular platform, but it can be technically complex for business owners who want to create their own website,” said Jeff King, senior vice president of Hosting at GoDaddy. “Adding WordPress Websites to our portfolio helps provide a full range of DIY site building solutions for our small business customers. With them in mind, WordPress Websites is designed to be the easiest way to create a powerful, scalable WordPress website.”

Additional Features

Email signup form integrated with GoDaddy Email Marketing: Users can create mailing lists with a built-in email signup form, then send promotional campaigns and newsletters to drive sales and build influence. Additionally, GoDaddy provides the first 50 sends free, and on GoDaddy’s Up & Running and GoDaddy Pro plans, users can directly convert WordPress blog posts into email newsletters.

SEO Wizard: GoDaddy’s Search Engine Visibility is included with the Deluxe and Ultimate plans. This fully integrated, step-by-step SEO instruction prepares your site to get found on major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

WP 101 Lessons: The videos allow users to learn the basics of WordPress website building.

Get Online Package: Includes a free Domain* and Microsoft Office 365 Business Class* email.
(*First year free, renews at list price.)

Pricing & Availability

WordPress Websites from GoDaddy has three different user options:

  • $7.99/mo Basic: 1 site, 10 GB storage, 25,000 monthly visitors
  • $9.99 mo Business: 1 site, 25 GB storage, 100,000 monthly visitors, SEO wizard, a site to test changes before publishing
  • $14.99 Ultimate: Up to 2 sites, 30 GB storage, 400,000 monthly visitors, SEO wizard, a site to test changes before publishing, Malware removal, SSL certificate for secure communications and transactions

Includes free Domain*, Business Class* email powered by Managed WordPress hosting. (*first year free, renews at list price.)

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

Access to powerful plug & play e-commerce for hundreds of thousands of new users
ePages integration a milestone in CM4all Sites functionality
COLOGNE, Germany & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ePages (www.epages.com), a leading international provider of online shop software, and CM4all (www.cm4all.com), a market leading website builder for the hosting industry, today announced a global partnership to deliver fully featured ecommerce directly within CM4alls solution. The CM4all ePages tariff will be offered to a large proportion of CM4all users via its extensive network of providers. The strengths of ePages and CM4all combine to deliver users a high quality solution for omnichannel ecommerce.

With over 3 million users worldwide, CM4all is an innovation leader in the field of web-based site building solutions. From the start of 2017, CM4all Sites one of the worlds most powerful and popular web builders and CMS platforms directly integrates ePages functionality to offer seamless access to powerful plug & play ecommerce. The new CM4all ePages tariff will be delivered to SMBs via sales partnerships with the worlds most important web hosting, cloud and telco providers.

The deep integration of ePages is the first of its type for CM4all Sites. The collaboration has resulted in a powerful and attractive website solution with a strong user experience level. It features a connection to an ePages account and is optimised to best display the shop directly within a CM4all website. All appearance settings configured within CM4all, and users run and maintain shops (management of products, orders, etc) within the ePages control panel.

The web building expertise of CM4all has been engineered with ePages modern shop functionality to create an impressive feature set attractive sector-specific design templates, floating shopping cart to integrate seamlessly into an existing website, and secure high performance check-out. Via its partnerships with 80+ tech partners, ePages offers merchants tools and integrations for the worlds best shipping and payment options, most important marketplaces, up to 15 languages, App Store and full SEO optimisation.

ePages CEO Wilfried Beeck, said, ?Our partnership with CM4all is great news for a significant number of CM4all website users who love their websites but wish to add a retail element. The combination of best in breed e-commerce and CM4alls excellent site builder comprises an ideal means to attract, interact and transact with an online audience.

The deal is a useful development in addressing the huge global demand for highly accessible, secure ways to transact from smaller scale websites. The alliance reflects strong synergies and shared competences for addressing millions of SMBs served by the hosting industry. Both CM4all Sites and ePages software meet the complex demands of OEMs and can boost ARPU for hosting providers. CM4alls carrier-grade solutions can be deeply customized to precisely target specific audiences.

Cornel Schnietz, CTO CM4all, commented, ?Both ePages and CM4all have been successful market players for a long time: ePages by offering best-in-class e-commerce solutions and CM4all by delivering a state-of-the-art site builder. With the steady increase of digitalization, it was just a matter of time before this expertise would be combined. This close collaboration is very promising for ePages, for us, and especially for our OEM partners. They will now be able to complement their product offering with upgrade options for an additional revenue channel?.

As cloud-driven software, users of CM4all ePages tariff benefit from constantly evolving innovations added across display, search, payments and shipping, online marketing and communications. For many SMBs, the combination of ePages shop functionality and CM4alls robust and feature rich websites will provide the ideal catalyst for e-commerce success.

Beeck added, ?Both ePages and CM4all share much of their DNA both companies share the drive and passion to deliver remarkable and profitable online results to those running even the most modest websites.

About CM4all

Robert Schovenberg and Cornel Schnietz founded Content Management AG (CM-AG) in 1999. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, CM-AG develops and distributes software and infrastructure solutions based on CM4alls highly scalable technology, which enables the creation, maintenance, and easy updating of fully-responsive SMB and consumer websites.

CM4alls highly scalable technology is operated in an ASP model. The company’s core products are the website building solutions CM4all Sites and CM4all WebsiteCreator, which are adapted for and licensed to individual OEM partners and are available in 25+ languages.

With over three million paying customers worldwide, CM4all is a leading developer of web-based applications for the Internet. CM4all software is currently being distributed worldwide via leading telcos, MSOs, ISPs, and web hosting companies, like 1&1 Internet AG, Arsys Internet S.L., Deutsche Telekom AG, Endurance International Group Inc., Hostpoint AG, Hostway Corporation, NTT Communications, Strato AG, Universo Online S.A., Unitymedia GmbH, and Verio Inc.

For more information please visit www.cm4all.com.

About ePages

ePages (www.epages.com) is the largest independent provider of online shop software in Europe based on license revenue. 140,000 companies in 75 countries run professional online shops based on ePages products; complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimisation, individual design and optimised for tablets and smartphones. Thanks to regular updates, ePages online shops are always up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends.

The company collaborates with more than 80 technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors. Sales partners are hosting providers as well as logistics, telecommunications, and yellow pages companies who provide best of breed e-commerce solutions to their SMB customer base. Both ePages partners and customers benefit from over 20 years of experience. The company headquarters is in Hamburg with additional subsidiaries in London, Barcelona and New York.

It’s an extremely exciting time in the web site creation industry.  Just as it’s become even more essential for a business to have a website, it’s become even easier to create a website.

In a release, Nicolas Fayon, CEO, HEEK said, “Our mission is to help SMB owners to be successful online. How? With the first intelligent robot that builds them the website of their dreams before their eyes, that gives daily advice and teaches best practice, all of which is of course 100% personalized. The more time passes, the cleverer the robot becomes, refining its expertise for the next user.”

In the same release, Olivier Heckmann, Multimania Co-Founder and Investor in HEEK, said, “HEEK has solved a problem faced by many companies: lack of time. It is truly a revolution in the field of website creation, and a product I would have loved to have 20 years ago with Multimania.”

Heek starts out free!

 

In business, it is essential that you have a website. Period.  It doesn’t matter if you want to create a business website where you can promote your products, offer services or additional information, or you want to create a personal website in order to show off your expertise in your field, experience and portfolio – having a website is simply a must if you want to establish yourself as a legit professional and create credibility for your business.

It is not really essential that you get everything right from the start. It’s helpful to start right, to save your time.  However, other than your valuable time, it’s not essential since you can start or FREE.

It’s helpful that you create a good foundation for your website, you can build on it later on when you learn more; if not, I’m afraid that you will have to start all over. You lose time, but not money. To save time, here are some main things you need to know when building a website on your own.

You only need three main legs to your website marketing machine.  All of them can be obtained absolutely FREE!  Your FreeSites.com subscription shows you how. The three are:

1)Domain Name

2) Website builder

3)Web Hosting

1)Your DOMAIN Name or Web Address is the most important of the three.  The domain name is your unique name you buy for your website. It is important that you have one so that people can find your website more easily and so that you can make it more recognizable. Additionally, all websites that have a good domain name, one which contains the right keywords for that website, will be ranked better, because Google prefers them.

2)A Website builder can be automated in order to do it yourself or custom built by real live human beings.  Quite frankly, new and improved online automated website creator tools are hitting the market virtually every week making it easier and easier to create your own website.  It’s so easy, that FreeSites.com will even have a site built for you FREE for your approval.

3)Website hosting can be had for free.  Customer service, however, can be challenged with traditional free web hosting companies.  Servers are computers that have an underlying cost to keep running. Yes, computers, even in the cloud, can crash.  Sometimes a small monthly fee pays off well by keeping you in business.

In addition to the three main fundamentals, including a blog is a great idea.  A blog section is where you will post articles regularly and offer your insights, knowledge and experience that is relevant to the whole concept of your website. Also make sure that your design is properly laid out and that everything is visible on your website. Make it visually appealing by customizing colors, fonts and adding professional images that give credibility.

Making your business website look good on a smartphone is essential but easy to do as well.  Yes, this feature is also available for free.  Make today the day to get your new business website or update your existing website.

 

 

 

 

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