Why Should I Change to Homestead WebsiteBuilder?
If you weren't already aware, Homestead has a new editor, Homestead WebsiteBuilder!
The newest editor has some great features that our customers have been requesting for some time. We strongly encourage all customers still using Sitebuilder desktop or Sitebuilder Plus(online) to create a new site from your website's manager page and take a look. This process will not interfere with your current site so there is no need to rush it. Just select any template you like and get started. Utilizing WebsiteBuilder is a way to modernize your website and keep it competitive with others in your industry. It will provide many benefits all around, below is a list of just some of the new features you can use on your site.
- Amazing new templates that are more modern in design. Providing your viewer with aesthetically pleasing content to browse.
- WebsiteBuilder is responsive. Meaning, no matter what size monitor or screen someone views your site on, the content and page will conform to fit their screen. Whether they use a desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet they get the best experience on your site.
- Automatically creates a mobile-friendly site, complete with a built-in mobile site editor. A large number of people are browsing the internet from a mobile device. Recent studies show about 56% of online activity was recorded from a mobile device. So, not having a mobile-friendly version of your site may cause you to miss out on all those potential customers.
- Modern and updated photo gallery, with many available options including transitions for a slideshow effect. Millions of professional stock images to browse through and utilize.
- A huge feature our customers were requesting, Dropdown menus! Allows you to create subpages under one parent page or category.
- Save history at your fingertips-no need to call Homestead to revert to any save point in your site history.
- Optional: eCommerce upgrade ($9.99). New and improved, which makes it easy to add products and sell through our online shopping cart.
Check out an example store here. https://www.homesteadcommunitytest.com/store
- Free and automatic SSL or security layer for your site. This is displayed as the padlock in the top address bar. It ensures the visitor to your site that you have a safe and secure website. Giving them peace of mind that any personal information or online payments will not be compromised or used maliciously. As security is becoming more of a requirement by Google and other search engines this feature is essential!
- Faster load time for bigger websites with cloud-based servers.
Take some time to explore these features in action! Look at these two sites on a computer and on a mobile device to see the differences. The first site uses Sitebuilder Plus and the second is using WebsiteBuilder.
Give it a try! Create a new site today and enjoy all the new features!