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Saturday, October 20 2012
We now support pop-up windows within our new website builder software.  To create one just click on the green add button and then select "Design/Layout" and then select "Overlay Window".  You have the option to let the window open on page load or after a certain amount of time.  You can also have it load once per session or everytime.  More options are available, please take a look and let us know if you have any questions.
Posted by: Steve S. AT 09:08 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 22 2012
We have added 7 new layouts to the site builder. To try the layouts, go to the design area and click the select layout link.  Please send any comments back to support.
Posted by: Support AT 06:57 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, June 22 2012
FedEx has recently retired their FedEx ShipManager Direct service. If you are a customer setup with this shipping method, rates will not be available during the checkout process.

Merchants should be able to contact FedEx to get setup with a Web Services account. Once the merchant has a Web Services account, they can setup this option via their Shipping Options area to replace the retired FedEx ShipManager Direct option.


Posted by: Support AT 06:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, November 04 2010

make your own website   Mobile web pages

More and more internet users are using mobile devices such as the iPhone or Android. This release will include support for adding mobile optimized pages. Customers can create new pages that are designed to work on advanced mobile devices.

The mobile support is not for all mobile devices. It is designed to work with advanced mobile smartphones such as the iPhone and Android based devices that have full HTML support (we are not supporting WAP based phones).

To add mobile pages to your site, go to the page list and click the mobile website button.

Posted by: Steve AT 06:32 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, October 03 2010

create your own website

Due to the increase in Iphone and Android support calls we are listing the directions on how to setup these phones.  Please follow directions and then contact support if you still have problems.


  1. Click Add Account…
  2. Choose Other from list of mail providers
  3. Choose Add Mail Account
    1. Enter information into New Account settings
    2. Name – Your name
    3. Address – your email address
    4. Password – your email password
    5. Description – a description
    6. Click “Save”
  4. Select “POP” from choice of IMAP & POP
  5. Enter information into “Incoming Mail Server” settings
    1. Host name – pop.domain.com
    2. Username – Your email address
    3. Password – should be set to value from previous step
  6. Enter information into “Outgoing Mail Server” settings
    1. Host name – smtp.domain.com
    2. Leave username and password blank
  7. Click "save"
    1. You may be prompted with a message indicating that you cannot connect using SSL. Answer yes to the option to try without SSL.
  8. If you still get an error when trying to send/receive, make sure that your Authentication setting in Advanced is set to "MD5 Challenge-Response"

Please allow up to 5-10 minutes for the verify process to finish.

Android Device

  1. Go to your email application, hit menu, and click add account.
  2. Enter your email address and password. Then click the next button.
  3. Select pop3
  4. Enter your user name - your full email address (default is incorrect)
  5. Enter your password
  6. Enter pop3 server as specified in your email account setup instructions (ie pop.domain.com)
  7. Set security type to none
  8. Select next
  9. Enter the smtp server (different from specified in your email account settings instruction). Use "mail34.bizsiteservice.com"
  10. Confirm that your port is set to 587
  11. Set security type to none
  12. Confirm that require signin is checked
  13. Verify user name and password are correct
  14. Select next and finish setting your preferences
To comment on this blog just click on "comments" below, A form will open up below where you can enter your comments.  Commenting on this blog and then entering your website link will help promote your site and help it move up in the search engines.

Don't forget that eDirectHost Website Builder can help you build your own website.
Posted by: Support AT 10:18 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, August 26 2010
Mobile web pages are now supported by the eDirectHost website builder.  Just click on the red "page list" button when editing your site.  Then click on "mobile website settings" icon on the top right side of the screen.  In here you can view the different settings of the mobile page and then you can click on "view mobile website" to see what it looks like and to add pages to the mobile interface.  Please comment back with any questions or problems you run into.

To comment on this blog just click on "comments" below, A form will open up below where you can enter your comments.

Also don't forget to refer a friend to eDirectHost Website Builder.
Posted by: SMS AT 03:38 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, August 25 2010
If you don't have a free google webmaster tools account setup then now is the time to have one setup.  It's free and provide a wealth of information about your website and how it's seen on the internet.  Go here to setup your own free account: /webmasters/ .  Once you have your site setup, don't forget to link your website sitemap to the google tools.  To do this, on eDirectHost, click on the marketing icon on the main admin page and then click on "Generate Sitemap" option under the search engine heading.  It's about the 5th item down and then scroll down to create your sitemap.  you will then take this link and copy/paste it over to google webmaster tools.  let us know if you have any problems setting it up.

To comment on this blog just click on "comments" below and a form will open up below where you can enter your comment.
Posted by: SMS AT 11:33 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, August 24 2010
This blog post is a test to make sure it feeds directly to eDirectHost Twitter & Facebook Account.  This is a very cool feature by twitterfeed.com which will publish any of my blog entries into my Twitter account and Facebook account.  This way I don't have to do the same work 3 times.  Feel free to try it at twitterfeed.com as well.
Posted by: SMS AT 02:25 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, August 21 2010
If you want to move up in the search engines then you need links pointing to your website.  The links can be from a website as a text link or within facebook or twitter.  Lately it's been shown that social media links are worth more than website links.  So if your a heavy facebook or twitter user then start sending some links back to your website.  Blogs are another way to link back to your website.  If you can include your key word within the link then the link will be worth 10x more.  For instance I can have a link that looks like www.edirecthost.com or I can have a link that looks like "ecommerce website builder", the ecommerce website builder link is worth much more than just the edirecthost link.  So if you want to help your website move up in the search engines, start getting links on other websites, blogs, facebook, twitter or even directory listings.

One good place to start would be to comment on this blog about the article and then add your website link within the comment that links back to your site.  So what are you waiting for, lets start getting your website moving up.

To comment on this blog just click on comments below and a form will open up below that where you can enter your comment.
Posted by: SMS AT 09:13 am   |  Permalink   |  Email