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Weebly Launches New White Label CMS Solution That Enables Designers to Build Sites Faster, Earn More Money, and Make Their Clients Happier

Weebly Launches New White Label CMS Solution That Enables Designers to Build Sites Faster, Earn More Money, and Make Their Clients Happier

Weebly Designer Platform integrates award-winning drag & drop website builder, hosting services, and client management capabilities into a centralized, easy-to-use interface

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011

Weebly, an industry-leading website builder powering over 2% of the world's websites, today announced the new Weebly Designer Platform, a white-label content management system (CMS) that integrates website design, hosting, and client management into a centralized interface. Based on Weebly's easy, drag-and-drop website builder, the Designer Platform provides designers with tools to help them build sites faster, manage more clients, and make more money, while also giving clients the ability to easily update their own websites through a portal branded with the designer's company logo and colors. Designers have full control over client sites and permissions and can authorize additional staff members to speed up website development and help support more clients.

The Designer Platform provides an integrated solution that does not require clients to purchase hosting from a 3rd party web host. Instead, hosting is provided by Weebly's data center redundant, cloud based infrastructure that powers over 7 million websites. With Weebly's hosting, designers can generate additional revenue from clients through monthly recurring hosting fees.

“Weebly's Designer Platform cuts out a lot of the worry that stems from managing backend infrastructure and ultimately lets us spend more time helping our clients,” said David Hua, CEO of HippoBird, a web design and marketing firm located in San Francisco. “The platform's CMS is a huge time-saver and our clients love it because they can use it without much guidance. Branded with our company's look and feel, the interface is so easy-to-use, clients just log-in and make edits with a simple point and click. Our clients are now able to run with their new website without getting bogged down in technical details like hosting and using an FTP server.”

The platform's key features include:
●    Re-brandable CMS Portal – Branded with their company logo and colors, designers can manage all of their clients from a centralized interface with full control over each client and their permissions. Additional staff can be authorized to help build new client sites.
●    Intuitive, Drag & Drop Website Builder – After choosing between hundreds of beautiful themes, content is added to a page by dragging and dropping on elements such as text, pictures and videos. Professional slideshows, photo galleries, contact forms, maps and more are all built in. Weebly's theme editor makes customizing HTML and CSS a breeze with real-time preview of changes.
●    Reliable, Cloud Hosting – Hosting is provided by Weebly's rock-solid, data center redundant infrastructure that powers millions of websites around the world.
●    Easy Client Editing – Once a site is built, designers can hand it off knowing their clients will actually be able to update it. Clients can log in to check their stats and make changes to their site based on the permissions a designer sets.
●    Website Preview Links – When developing a site, designers are provided a unique preview link to share with their clients for free. The links can be used to gather client feedback and collect payment before incurring any charges from Weebly.
●    New Revenue Opportunities – By charging clients for hosting directly, designers can generate recurring monthly revenue previously paid to a hosting company. Designers can also build and manage sites faster and more efficiently, enabling them to support an expanded client base.
●    Affordable Pricing – Website plans are priced in-line with standard hosting rates, but designers are free to charge their clients any fees they want, earning recurring income month after month. There are no upfront fees to get started.

“The web design community plays a central role in how websites are built and managed. Our designer customers made it clear that they needed an integrated platform geared specifically for their needs – namely, CMS tools easy enough for clients to make changes themselves,” said David Rusenko, founder and CEO, Weebly. “The Weebly Designer Platform integrates everything our customers requested into a central interface: the ease-of-use of our existing CMS, the power of our hosting infrastructure, as well as client management tools and private label branding. So far the feedback has been very positive, and we believe the platform will dramatically improve website creation and management for web designers and their clients.”

Pricing
Weebly Designer Platform pricing plans begin at $7.95 per month per website. Building the website is free; designers are charged only when the client websites are published live.

About Weebly
With more than 7.5 million customers, Weebly is an industry-leading website builder. Weebly offers customers the unique combination of a powerful yet incredibly easy-to-use and affordable content management system (CMS), which encompasses the critical aspects of creating a successful website, including drag-and-drop website building, simple editing and management, powerful hosting, easy blogging, superior support, and countless multimedia features and content. Located in San Francisco, Calif., Weebly is backed by notable investors including Sequoia Capital, Steve Anderson (Baseline Ventures), Ron Conway, Mike Maples (Floodgate), Aydin Senkut (Felicis VC), Y Combinator and Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail). For more information, visit http://www.weebly.com.

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