We are currently running a contest on our Facebook page. We are asking our users to post a comment about what they like best about our software. One lucky commenter will receive our SEO Bundle, a $299.95 value, absolutely free.
If you have yet to Like us on Facebook, do so now, and tell us your story! Entries must be submitted by Friday Novemeber 16.
Sitemap Automator has been updated to version 2.6. This update adds support for Retina Macs, improved support for OS X Mountain Lion and improves website scanning.
Sitemap Automator creates XML Sitemaps for your website which helps search engines properly scan and index your website. With XML Sitemaps you can also get back important information such as why search engines aren’t indexing your website, who is linking to your website, the top search queries used to find your site and much more.
This update is free for registered users or $29.95 USD for new users. A free download is available on the download page.
We have released minor updates to both iWeb SEO Tool and WebCrusher. If you publish to an FTP server these updates will fix the dropped connections errors that seem to happen randomly for some users.
Optimize your website so it loads as fast as possible for your visitors. WebCrusher removes unneeded code, re-arranges your code for faster parsing and reduces the size of image files with one-click.
iWeb SEO Tool iWeb SEO Tool helps you quickly and easily optimize an iWeb website for search engines by adding title tags, meta tags and alternative image text. It also lets you add favicons (the small icons in your web browser’s path bar when visiting a website) and Google Analytics.
Transferring your domain to RAGE Web Hosting will allow you to manage your domain(s) and hosting under one roof. This video will explain how to transfer a domain, and eventually point the domain to RAGE Web Hosting so that you can have your site hosted with RAGE in just a matter of minutes.
When you transfer your website to RAGE Web Hosting, not only will you get a reliable host, but you will also receive an all in one place for your domains, hosting, software, and SEO needs.
If you already have a domain it is very easy to transfer your domain to RAGE Web Hosting. The process will take less than 5 minutes.
The first thing you’ll want to do is e-mail your current domain registrar and tell them to unlock the domain, and send you the EPP or Authorization Code. Most registrars will let you do this on your own, but if you don’t want to do it on your own, you can just send them an e-mail.
In this demonstration, I’m going to show you how to obtain the Authorization Code from your GoDaddy account. The process should be fairly similar with other registrars, but note that some will refer to the code as an EPP code, while others may refer to it as an Authorization Code.
So to do this in GoDaddy, you will first need to open the Domain Manager by clicking on My Products under the My Account tab. Then click on Domain Manager which is located on the left hand side of the window under My Products.
When the Domain Manager opens up, click on the domain that you wish to transfer.
Under the heading Domain Information, there are two things we will need to do. You will see that Authorization Code that I mentioned earlier, with a Send By Email link right beside. Click on the link and have the email sent you.
The next thing is to unlock the domain which will allow us to transfer it. As you can see, this domain is currently locked. To change this, press the Manage button, and uncheck the box to unlock the domain.
Once you have received that code, you can go to the RAGE Web Hosting page, which is located at ragesw.com/webhosting.php or by selecting Hosting in the navigation menu on ragesw.com
The next thing you’ll do is press the Sign Up Now button.
On the first page of the shopping cart, you will need to select the second option which reads “I want to transfer my domain to RAGE Web Hosting.” Then type in your domain.
This is a really important step if you are transferring your domain. If you keep it on the default option which is for registering a new domain name, then you will be told that the domain is already registered, which would be true, because it is currently registered by you.
On the next page, you can choose your Billing Cycle, and any add-ons that you might want.
On the next page, here is where you will enter the EPP or Authorization code that you received from your registrar.
When you are finished with the signup process, you will receive an e-mail within a few hours. Included in this e-mail will be your FTP login details to publish your site, as well as the Nameservers that you will need to update your website.
You will then be able to go back to your registrar and update your nameservers . In the same section where I got the Authorization Code and unlocked the domain, there is a link that says Set Nameservers. You can click on this link and update the information to include the Nameservers that you recieved in your e-mail from RAGE Web Hosting.
When you are done, you will receive an e-mail within the next few days, telling you to approve the transfer. Approve the transfer, and you’re all set.
As users continue to migrate from MobileMe to iCloud, there is still the question of what services will be lost.
As we can see from this image which comes from Apple’s MobileMe transition page, the three items that are not available in iCloud are iWeb publishing, Galleries, and iDisk.
By utilizing RAGE Web Hosting, you can actually continue with these three features. Let’s discuss each of these features, and how you can continue to utilize them.
A common mistake made by many iWeb users is thinking that because MobileMe is being discontinued, it means they can no longer use iWeb. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You will still be able to use iWeb to build your website for the foreseeable future. As a matter of fact, it is recommended that you continue to do so. There is no reason right now for there to be any panic about not being able to use iWeb.
After you have signed up for your account, all you need to do is copy and paste your FTP login details. So instead of publishing to MobileMe from iWeb, you will simply publish to FTP instead, and the information you will use to publish to FTP will be given to you in an email that you will be able to just copy and paste. This only needs to be done once. After the first time, you will be able to click the Publish button like you normally would when updating your site on a frequent basis.
MobileMe users who use the gallery feature can still have galleries by following these steps:
First, use iPhoto to create a photo album. When the album is complete, it will show up in the media section of iWeb. Then create an albums page, and simply drag and drop the photo album from the media section over to the albums page in iWeb.
When you sign up for web hosting, you are also given web space to store files of your choice. In order to do this, you can use a free FTP client such as CyberDuck which will allow you to easily drag and drop items from your hard drive onto your server in the cloud.
We have just released an update to WebDesign, our HTML editor with built-in ready made templates, and live side-by-side previews. WebDesign’s side-by-side previews allow you to visualize your work as you edit the code.
The following are items that have been addressed in this release.
[NEW] Specify the default height and width of new document windows
[NEW] Support for additional HTML5 tags
[NEW] Plugins now get installed in the Application Support folder
[FIX] Fixed issues with color picker not inserting the selected color
[FIX] Inserting a line break respects XHTML settings
[FIX] Checking links would always report the error was on line 0
[FIX] Find all would report the wrong line number
[FIX] Clicking in the webpage preview selects the corresponding HTML and sets focus to the text editor so you can continue typing
[FIX] Webpage preview won’t cache media and css files anymore
[FIX] Quick view in the Site Manager now closes when you press the space bar
[FIX] Tools window changed to Items window
This update is free to all current WebDesign 3.x users.
Do you want to create an online subscription form and send out newsletters to your website visitors?
MailShoot 2.5, our fully featured email newsletter software lets you quickly and easily create a double opt-in online subscription form to collect your visitors email addresses. Then it lets you send our personalized and targeted emails to your potential customers. No technical skills are required.
MailShoot 2.5 provides an all new user interface which makes it much easier to create and send out newsletters. It also fixes a number of bugs and provides some small improvements to various features.