We’re very excited about the latest update to EverWeb, our easy to use website builder.
EverWeb 1.3 is our biggest update yet with a lot of new, and exciting features. Here are some of the highlights;
Direct FTP Publishing
One of our most requested features was direct FTP Publishing and we’ve added that to the latest release. You no longer need to publish to a folder and use a third party FTP client. EverWeb can publish directly to most FTP servers right from within the software.
This helps reduce publishing issues and makes publishing your site much faster and much more convenient.
We’ve added a very powerful new e-commerce widget that lets you add Paypal ‘Buy Now’ buttons or add a fully featured Shopping Cart.
Now you can easily start selling your products or services on your EverWeb website.
Although iWeb provided password protection you could only password protect your entire website with one username/password. EverWeb lets you create an unlimited number of usernames/passwords and it lets you password protect certain sections of your website only.
This means part of your website can be public and used by anyone, while another part can only be accessed by entering a username and password.
This is a great feature for creating a members only or private section on your website. This feature requires EverWeb One-Click Publishing.
404 Not Found Page and 301 Redirects
This new feature may sound advanced but it is extremely easy to use and very powerful.
404 Not Found pages let you assign a page that should appear if a user tries to visit a non existing page on your website. For example, they could be following an outdated link or they could have mistyped your page in their browser. With this feature you can make sure they see an actual page and not a cryptic error message.
This feature requires EverWeb One-Click Publishing and can be accessed from the Site Publishing Settings screen.
301 redirects lets you completely migrate an old website to EverWeb while keeping your current search engine rankings. Lets say you had an old iWeb site and you wanted to transfer it over to EverWeb. The page URL may be different so this feature lets you forward a specific iWeb page to a specific EverWeb page.
Simply copy and paste your old iWeb URL (visit it in your browser and copy the URL from your browser) into the Redirect field (at the bottom of Inspector->Page Options) and EverWeb takes care of the rest. Now whenever someone goes to visit your old iWeb page, they will be redirected to your EverWeb page.
Other features include integrated Video tutorials, lots of bug fixes and improvements and faster website publishing.
If you are a current EverWeb user, you can replace your existing version without losing any data.