This being the first feature update since the release of Zoho Sites, we tried to introduce something for everyone who wants to set up a free website. The most important feature is payment buttons from PayPal and Google to enable monetary transactions. Others include Duplicate pages, Sitemap and RSS feed.

Paypal and Google Checkout

Paypal and Google Checkout buttons are the first step of the e-commerce journey. Accepting payments and donations is now possible in Zoho Sites. Buttons are of three types – Add to Cart, Buy Now and Donate. We believe this will benefit all the non-profit organizations and websites specifically set up to receive donations for causes. Sellers can also find comfort in processing payments from within their website.

 

 

Duplicate Pages

If you have been using our free website builder you know now how easy it is to build a website. Now wouldn’t the ability to duplicate pages be absolutely perfect? Duplicate Pages – saves time and is extremely helpful when you have to create many pages with a similar layout.

 

Sitemap.xml

A sitemap gives your website an SEO advantage. How? Adding a sitemap to your website helps search engines to easily crawl, find and index pages on your site. With support for sitemap.xml, we are making websites primed for search engines. Take advantage of this feature to pull in more traffic.

Blog RSS feed

Your blog page too has an enhancement – The RSS feed. Followers can now subscribe to your blog. The feed eliminates the need to remember a  web URL or bookmarking a page to catch up on later. A visitor has the simple option of subscribing to the blog via the RSS feed to receive all your blog updates through e-mail.

While we work on taking this higher, do try these features out and tell us what you think.

  1. Gift Ngoveni

    Will I be able to receive donations for my church via the website?

  2. indupriya

    @C. Quinn Implementing SSL certificates for websites is not in our road map at this point. Will keep you posted regarding this.

  3. C. Quinn

    Will you be supporting ssl certificates for capturing credit cards rather than pay pal and google, if so when? This is the deciding factor in choosing Zoho Sites!
    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Many thanks.