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Why You Should Purchase a Domain Name?

December 12, 2017

Domains are not expensive at all. In fact, probably the equivalent of one coffee a month!

Using a domain name for yourself or your business makes it easier for people to search for you. Having your website on or places you higher in search results when people search for your company or your name. Search engines give more credibility to domain names than free hosted subdomains. In addition, it is also common for people to go to if they are trying to find you on the Web.

Having your own domain name helps your site appear more professional. There is a perception that websites hosted on their own domains are more professional than websites hosted on free subdomains. It shows your visitors that your take your business seriously and have built a brand around your company name.

Domain names are generally shorter making them easier for visitors to remember than free subdomains. This is especially helpful for word of mouth advertising; if people are trying to recommend your website to their friends. It is so much easier for them (and others) to remember then

Register your domain from the start. This is especially crucial for new businesses. Registering your domain name early helps with your branding from the start. You can start using it on business cards and for your email addresses. It helps create an identity that will last. Domain names are a very inexpensive but crucial part of your website.

Login and Register your Domain Name Today!

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April Updates - Google Map, Redirects, Image Gallery

April 25, 2017

The Google Map Component is back!
You may not have even noticed, but due to some changes with Google’s API our Google Map Component was unavailable for a short time. If you already had this live on your site, the component was working, however you would not have been able to add any maps.  Everything has since been updated and a new Basic Google Map Component is now available.


New WWW 301 Redirect
Create a 301 redirect for your www subdomain, then when a user types in have it redirect to or vice versa. This can help with SEO as it tells the server you permanently want to redirect. Using a redirect like this will tell search engines you have one website.

You can create your WWW 301 Redirect by going to Manage Website > Site-wide SEO > Redirect.


New Fluid Image Settings for Cropped Image Gallery

When using a Cropped Image Gallery you can now choose Fluid Images - this means your images will scale to fit on desktop and mobile devices. You can choose the number of images per row for both Desktop and Mobile.

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New Instagram Component

February 28, 2017

We have just launched a brand new Instagram component!

The Instagram component is jam packed with tons of settings to meet all your needs. Choose your layout options, gallery settings, slideshow rotation, number of images for large and small screens and more!

Try it out now!


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New Divider Component

November 9, 2016

The new Divider Component allows to you add a line and space between other components on your site.

You can easily adjust the space between the top and bottom of components by dragging up and down. The color and thickness of the line can easily be adjusted in a simple editor. Try it out and let us know what you think!

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New Spacer Component

August 19, 2016

Feeling a little stuffy? Need a little breathing room? We have just the right component for you - the Spacer Component!

The Spacer Component allows you to add and adjust space between the top and bottom of components.

Easily adjust the space by dragging up and down.

new spacer component


Like the theme in the screenshot? You are in luck. It's a brand new theme that we just added today!

new spacer component

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New Film Roll Component

June 30, 2016

The brand new Film Roll Component lets you horizontally scroll through images. You can use arrows and/or navigation dots to navigate through images.

The Film Roll Component is swipe friendly!

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New Text/Content Component Revisions

June 28, 2016

This much requested feature is finally here - Text/Content Component Revisions!

Your last 10 changes are now saved so you can revert changes on any Text/Content Component. That means if you accidently delete content you can undo it. Revisions can be found under the settings drop down.

A revision is created every time a save is made, the system keeps the last 10 revisions, these are your save points. When you select a revision your current content will be replaced by the revision. You can revert back by choosing the latest revision.

Please note: This feature is currently only available on the Text/Content Component.

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New Layout Builder

June 23, 2016

A brand new Layout Builder has just been released! 

You can access the new Layout Builder by clicking the Layout Icon or by clicking 'Add Content to Page' button and selecting the 'Layout' tab.

Simply drag and drop a Layout Row to your page and you will be provided with empty locations. From there you can add your content just as you did before.

You can mix and match the rows above to create a unique and custom look for every page of your site.

Check out the new Layout Builder and let us know what you think!

Please Note: some older and custom themes may not be compatible with the new Layout Builder. In that case users will stay with the old Page Layouts system.

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Four New Components

May 17, 2016

We have added four great new components that make building your website even easier!

Single Button Component

The Single Button Component allows you to easily add a button on your site. You can customize the text, style, font, colour, spacing, width, hover style and more!

Before After Component

A sliding image component to easily feature before and after photos.

Social Media Buttons

Easily add Social Media Buttons on your website so your users can find you on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, 500px and more! You can easily arrange the buttons in the order of your choice by dragging and dropping them. You can choose your own colours, sizes and button shape. Adjust the rounded corners setting to change your buttons from square to rounded or circles.

Disqus Component

You can now easily add Disqus to your website. All you need is your Shortname!

Not familiar with Disqus? With Disqus, your website gains a feature-rich comment system complete with social network integration, advanced administration and moderation options, and other extensive community functions.

Note: The Single Button Component is available to all users. The Before After, Social Media Buttons and Disqus Components are available to premium users.

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Lightbox Image Viewer

April 29, 2016

This post is for those of you who may not have found this great hidden gem. This awesome feature was actually released a while ago but never officially announced.

When creating a link you can choose the “Image Viewer (Lightbox)” option, this allows you to link to a single image and have it open in a Lightbox.

Want to try this cool feature out? CLICK HERE to see it in action!

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New Pinned Components

April 1, 2016

Pinned components are here! We're hoping this will be a more flexible and less confusing alternative to our site-wide components.

When you pin a component you can copy it to multiple pages and any edits you make to the pinned component will show up on all of the other components as well.

There's a new menu option called, 'Pin'.

Clicking 'Pin' will display a pop-up explaining what pinning a component will do for you.

After ok-ing the pin, a new menu will show you all of the pages that this pinned component is currently on.

You can use the checkboxes to select which pages you'd like to have this component appear on.

Editing one pinned component will update them all!

Try it out and let us know what you think.

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New World Map Component

October 23, 2015

We have a brand new component. The World Map Component!

The World Map Component allows you to create a map with markers. For each marker you can add text on hover and click. This is a great component for sharing locations, hours, details etc for your business. Or warning your visitors of a Zombie Apocalypse.

New World Map Component

Try it out today!

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Exciting Changes to Image Gallery, Blog and Email Forms

September 29, 2015

Mobile Friendly Image Gallery
The Image Gallery is now completely mobile friendly; complete with touch and swipe gestures!

Mobile Friendly Image Gallery


Blog Post Layouts
This much requested feature is finally here: You can now change the layout of your Blog Post pages! Hooray!

Blog Post Layouts


Form Component Changes
There have been a couple changes to the form component. You can now use labels inside of text fields (as well as outside) and set the form fields to be full width.

Form Component Changes

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Animate ALL the Things

June 30, 2015

Something very exciting and very very awesome was released today. CSS Animations! If you missed it the first time simply refresh this page to see an example of the new CSS Animations.

To animate a component: mouse over a component, click the settings drop down and select animations. From there you can browse over 50 animations! WOW!

css animations

Try them out and let us know what you think!

animate all the things

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NEW: HTML 5 Video Player Component, Form Attachments & more!

June 29, 2015

Some very exciting changes were just released.

Form Attachments - This much requested feature is finally here, you can now allow your users to upload attachments to your forms! Two other new form fields were also added today, a date field and a time field.

NEW HTML 5 Video Player Component - you can now add mobile friendly videos to your website using the HTML 5 Video Player Component. The Supported file types are MP4, WEBM and OGG. The older Video Player component can still be used and supports MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV and AVI but is not mobile friendly.

html 5 video component


Responsive Galleries - our photo galleries already looked great on mobile devices but now they look even better! Photo Galleries are now completely responsive!

responsive photo galleries

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Seven Spectacular Sites

May 29, 2015

Check out these seven spectacular sites - all created by Jigsy users!

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New Drag & Drop File Uploader

May 22, 2015

We have released a new drag and drop file uploader that makes uploading your files even easier!

You can drag and drop your files right into any folder (or you can use the upload window). After dropping your files into the window they will begin to automatically upload. You can also still click to upload if you prefer.

You can also now upload files using mobile devices. YAY!

Happy uploading!

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New Themes

May 8, 2015

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Mobile Friendly Sites Affect Google Ranking

April 13, 2015

On April 21, Google will be changing their search engine ranking system and using a sites level of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches worldwide and will have an impact in Google search results. Google states that users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.

As a result, we added a New Mobile Viewer so you can make sure you are using a Mobile friendly theme. If your theme is not mobile friendly (an older theme), you can change your theme to any of our mobile friendly themes and your site content will stay intact.

Then click the icons to switch between Tablet and Phone views.

Just a reminder...

You can change your theme at anytime and all of your website content remains intact. So feel free to switch to a new theme anytime!


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New On-Screen (Inline) Editing

March 11, 2015

We have added the ability for you to easily edit the text and images on your site by simply clicking and typing.  Inline editing makes updating content very quick.

Of course you can also hover over an area and click the Edit button to go to the larger editor, but for quick fixes, inline editing is amazing!

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