September 2012
Redirect tab has been added in the editor, allowing you to quickly place links in the navigation of your site to any web page.
July 2012
New template design variation added: 'sketch Moss'.

New template design variation added: 'Subtle Stripes Candy'.

A new content editor has been added to Freesites! This is the latest version with great new features and it's now even easier to add youtube videos, images, tables, create link styles and easily apply drop shadows and borders to your images and more! Also, select any font you want from the Google Font range and use them right in your site, with the new editor.
Note: if you use Internet Explorer, please update your to version 9 to take advantage of the new content editor system as it uses features that require CSS3 support.

New template design added: 'Biblioma'.

June 2012

A new FREE "form creator" add-on has been added. Now you can create and show any number of forms and fields on your website.

May 2012

New template design added: 'Beach Idyll'.
A new slideshow add-on has been added - log into your account and view the add-ons page for a full feature list.

April 2012

New template design added: Squareberry' (4 variations).
New template design added: 'Sketch Wheat'.

March 2012

New template design added: 'Paquin' (4 variations).
NEW SHOP FEATURE! "Pick up from store" has been added as a payment method.

February 2012

NEW FEATURE! - You can now password protect any page on your website.
NEW SHOP FEATURE! - Now you can type in a package tracking number while marking the order as shipped.

January 2012

Two new template designs added: 'Vintage Brick' and 'Arcadia'.

December 2011

Two new template designs added: 'Paper Stitches' (3 variations) and 'Broadsheet'.

November 2011

NEW FEATURE! -You can now make use of discount codes in the shop add-on! You can choose between $ and % value and can also make them one time use for times when you need to discount a special customer.

October 2011

NEW FEATURE! - Added "additional categories", a useful feature which lets you show the same product across many categories without having to add it in each.

A minor update has been made to shop add-on shipping methods: virtual products will not be charged any shipping fee when used with post office or flat rate shipping methods.

New template designs added: 'Rounded Cyan' and 'Vernalia Chill'.

A minor update has been made to contact form add-on, now you can select which fields are required and must be filled in.

NEW FEATURE! - Added "Refund order" and "Cancelled order" functions to the shop add-on.

NEW FEATURE! - Added free shipping setting in the shop add-on.

NEW FEATURE! - Add "order notes" field in the order details page.

Also optimised core code to speed up the system.

September 2011

A new page editor (v5.4) has been added. It's faster, includes a number of new features, and works more reliably in the latest browser versions.

New template design added: 'Sketch Whimsy'

August 2011

New template design added: 'Sports Rugby'

July 2011

NEW FEATURE! You can now use bank deposit and cash on delivery payment methods in the shop add-on.

June 2011

NEW FEATURE! Shop search: visitors can now search your shop for products.

New template design added: 'Vernalia'

April 2011

Three new template designs added: 'Marle stone', 'Orthogon' (2 colour variations) and 'Lumina'.

March 2011

New template design added: 'Carbonated' (5 colour variations)

You can now upload multiple photos in one go to your gallery!
You can now sell digital downloadable products from your shop.

February 2011

Two new templates designed and added -

'Folio' (2 variations - Charcoal and Alabaster)
and 'Daydream' (2 variations - Field and Lagoon).

We're ramping up the new template development, so watch this space for more updates soon!

January 2011

We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed our long-anticipated system upgrade. This means you can now use Freesites to sell online with Paypal, using our built in shop add-on (+$10 per month on your hosting fee), and run a blog from inside your site! Log in to your account for more details, and to learn how to take advantage of these great new features.

Freesites system features

A comprehensive list of features available in the Freesites system. To check any of these out in action, see the demo.

  • Instant setup - no waiting!
  • Create a Mobile friendly website
  • Completely free* website, - you don't pay for the design and development of a custom website.
  • Use the domain name of your choice Either your own domain, or order one through us.
  • Absolutely no contracts — stay with us for a month, a year, or a lifetime, whatever suits you!
  • From $13/month, we provide the cheapest high-quality Australia-based hosting around!
  • Free Content Management System (CMS), giving you access and control over your website content 24/7
  • Fast help through our support forums.
  • Create, edit, save, preview and delete unlimited pages. You can also organise your pages into sections, using subpages and sub-menus. Just set your site up the way you want it, and the site menu will automatically update.
  • You can upload your own images from your computer into your private online image bank, then use them in any of your pages.
  • A growing selection of professional website designs to choose from. Click here to view the current range of templates available. Feel free to make a suggestion via the Forum! We're always open to new ideas.
  • Change your site design template at the click of a button, as often as you like!
  • Custom templates are available on request.
  • We don't run any advertisements on your site — that would just spoil the professional look!
  • You can control your own title and keywords for every page of your site to optimise your site for search engines. Even use your own CSS if you are an advanced user
  • Extra features are all available under the "Add-ons" area. Some we are able to provide for free, and others we offer at amazing value for money.
    • Online Shop (+ $10/month) — the cheapest way to start selling your products online! Integrates with your Paypal account for processing payments.
    • Image galleries (Free) — add as many images as you like! You can also organise your images into categories.
    • Online contact form (Free) — the best way to let people email you via the website, without exposing your email address to "spam bots"
    • Blog (+$5/month) — with all the usual blog features, but with the benefit of having your blog right there inside your site!
    • And more! Log in to the demo to view the full list.
  • Something missing? If you have any requests or suggestions, we're all ears — just drop us a line in the Forum!

So why not give it a go? Even if you're not sure, but you have decided you are going to get a website, why not start with Freesites? You would have to register a domain and pay for hosting anyway, so there is nothing to lose!

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* What do you mean by "Free website"?

The actual website is free, meaning that you don't have to pay for the design and development of the website itself. We also provide the Content Management System (CMS) to you at no charge. There are a couple of other associated costs with having a website however, which we have endeavoured to provide as cheaply as possible; namely the hosting (from $13 per month), and the domain registration (eg., $60 for 2 years). There are optional extras such as email boxes, template customisations, and some add-ons which will also incur extra costs, but we will always advise you of these before proceeding.