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  • How do I change the template in my Website Builder?

    To change the template for your Website Builder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Websites" from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click on the "Settings" icon on the left-hand tool bar (the one that looks like a wheel). Click on the "Templates" button. Choose your template by clicking "Choose [Template Name]" on the one you want. The template you are currently using will be grayed out and you will not be able to select it. NOTE: Changing your template will not delete the content you have created on your website builder. It will simply move it around to fit the new template you have selected.

  • Do you have a website builder that comes with your web hosting plans?

    We offer a free and easy-to-use Website Builder hosted on our reliable VPS hosting (this is separate from our VPS Hosting plan). We offer six templates to choose from that are completely customizable. Our Website Builder is mobile optimized, includes SEO, blog, coding tools, and, with our business plan, custom email. NOTE: You do not need to purchase additional web hosting with our Website Builder.

  • Does your Website Builder shopping cart deal with shipping?

    Yes, our Website Builder's shopping cart has a built in shipping system within our editor. You can ship to every country in the world. Our system allows you to define your shipping rates based on shipping zones. You can add shipping zones that you want to ship to within our editor. To add a shipping zone, follow these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Websites” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click the "Shopping Cart" tab (the one that looks like a cart) on the left-hand tool bar. Click on the shipping tab. Click "Add shipping zone". Enter the zone name (this is for internal use and can be whatever you want). Then, enter the country you want to ship to. A list of countries should show below. Once you've selected a country, the system may also show states or provinces below the country name. If you don't want to include a certain state or province, you can click on it to remove it. Once you are done, click the "Save" button at the top of the page. After you hit save, a place to add your shipping rates should appear. To add shipping rates follow these instructions: Follow the instructions above, then click on "Add rate". Choose what you want to base your shipping on from the drop down. Options are free shipping, based on order price, and based on order weight. Give your shipping rate a name (this name will be displayed to the customer at checkout). Depending on what you've selected from the drop down, you will either have a place to input the minimum weight or minimum price and maximum weight or maximum price. If you want your maximum weight or price to be unlimited, use the unlimited toggle under "Maximum". Finally, input the shipping cost and click the "Save" button. You can enter as many shipping rates as you want for each shipping zone. Please note that you will need to set up shipping zones before you can set up taxes. You will need to purchase our Website Builder Business Plan in order to get access to our shopping cart feature. There are many additional features that our Business Plan offers including seamless email integration and unlimited everything.

  • How do I add a gallery of my Instagram images to my website on your Website Builder?

    Our Website Builder allows you to easily add a gallery of your Instagram images. To add your Instagram images, please follow these instructions: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Websites” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click on the "Add" icon (the plus in a circle) on the left hand tool bar. Click and drag the "Instagram" icon to the section you want it to appear on the page. After you have placed it, an "Edit Instagram" box will pop up. If you already have your Instagram account connected, you can select it from the drop down. Otherwise select "Add an account" from the drop down. You can use the slider to select the number of images, between 1-20, that you'd like to show. You can also adjust the design under the "Design" tab where you can choose to see the images show in a slideshow, carousel, grid, or stacked. Each of these options also have their own settings that will show below as you select them. When you're done, click on the "Save" button. If you selected "Add an account," you should get a prompt confirming that you want to add an account. If you're logged into Instagram on your computer, it will automatically connect. Otherwise, once you hit "Okay," you will see a popup to log into Instagram. You can also add a gallery of images that you can upload or simply link to your Instagram page by adding social icons.

  • Where can I see my Website Builder shopping cart's orders?

    We make it easy to track orders with our Website Builder's shopping cart feature. Please follow these steps to view your orders: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select “My Websites” from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "edit" link next to the website builder you want to use. Click the "Shopping Cart" tab (the one that looks like a cart) on the left-hand tool bar. Click on the orders tab. Here, you can choose to view "All orders or Pending orders". The page will list the order number, date it was placed, customer info, customer email, total, payment status, and fulfillment status. To see more info about a specific order, simply click on the order. Please note that access to our shopping cart feature is only available through our Website Builder Business plan.

  • How do I use your free Website Builder and website templates?

    Using our Website Builder is easy! You don't even need an account or a domain to get started. All you need to do is visit our website template page and pick out your favorite. (Don't see a template you like? Don't worry, they're all fully customizable!) Next, it'll prompt you to create a quick and free account (or log in if you already have one). Then, you'll be in our Website Builder editor where you can create your website with our easy-to-use and fully customizable tools. Our Website Builder includes: Free custom subdomain Mobile responsive templates Easy social integration (link to your Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Easy-to-use blogging tool (with any upgrade) SEO tools to increase visibility on search engines Reliable hosting Code editor for our advanced users (with pro or business upgrade) Custom email (with business upgrade) Not sure where to start? Check out our Website Builder FAQs.

  • Can I change my page's type after it's been created in your Website Builder?

    No, once you have created a page, you cannot change the type of page it is within our Website Builder. You will need to add a new page and select the type that you want the page to be. We have three types to choose from: Page: "Page" is our general option. This is the type to select if you don't want your page to be set up for blog posts or product listings. Blog: "Blog" will automatically set up your page to host blog posts. When you set your page type to blog, you are given special setting options such as the number of posts per page, the ability to turn comments on or off, and, importantly, the ability to add blog entries to the page. Product: The "Product" page type is only available with our Website Builder Business plan. This page type is the only page type that supports products for our shopping cart.

  • Are there ads on your Website Builder?

    No! We do not post any ads on our Website Builder even if you are using the free version. The only thing that we do have on the free version of our Website Builder is a footer that says, "Powered by Dynadot". This can be removed or replaced with any upgrade to either our Pro ($5/month) or Business ($15/month) plan.

  • What are the variables that I can use for my Website Builder shopping cart's order notification emails?

    Our Website Builder's shopping cart offers sellers four custom order email templates to send to customers who purchase from their store. You can use variables within these templates that will fill in information automatically for you. They include: {store.name}: This will input the store name you entered in the "General" section of our commerce editor. {order.orderId}: Our system automatically assigns each order a number. This will input the order number within the email. {order.refundAmount}: We recommend using this variable in both the "order cancelled" email and the "order refunded" email as they should both include a refund amount for the customer's reference. {order.orderTime}: This variable will stamp each order with a date and time based on the time zone selected under "General" and "Standards and formats" within the commerce editor. How do I edit my order emails?

  • How do I set up my Website Builder Email with Gmail?

    Our Website Builder Business Plan comes with built in email! You can create multiple custom email addresses with your domain name and you can even create shared email addresses too. We offer a great email platform, but you can also choose to access your email via Gmail as well as others. To set that up, follow these instructions: If you haven't already, create an email address in your Website Builder Business Plan. Log in to your email at http://YOURDOMAIN.COM/mail/ (replace YOURDOMAIN.COM with your domain name). Click on the Settings icon at the top right of the page. Scroll all the way down to the "Remote Access" section and check off "Remote Access Enabled" then click the "Save" button. Leave this up as you'll need to refer to it. Log in to your Gmail account and go to their Settings icon and click on "Settings" from the drop down menu. Go to "Accounts and Import" and click on "Add another email address" under "Send mail as:". Put in your email address, it should be something like name@yourdomain.com, then click "Next Step". The SMTP Server section will need to match the "Smtp Host" listed under your email's "Remote Access" section. The Port should be 587 to match the "Smtp Port". Put in the "Smtp username" from the "Remote Access" section (it should be your email address) under "Username". Then put in your "Smtp password" from under the "Remote Access" section (it should the password you used to log in to your email) under "Password". Make sure "Secured connection using TLS (recommended) is selected. Then click "Add Account".