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.

Privacy policy

Freesites’ commitment to maintaining your privacy
Freesites is bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) when Freesites deals with personal information. We value our users and recognise their right to keep personal information private. This statement discloses our information collection, handling and disclosure practices for all sites managed by Freesites.

Collecting information on Freesites Registered Users
If you register with Freesites, we collect personal information about you in order to facilitate use of the Freesites software.

Member registration
Registration allows you to take advantage of the services we provide. When you register, the information we collect includes your contact details. You can join without giving your street address or phone number, it is entirely up to the individual. You may access, amend and delete this information at any time.

Email communications from Freesites
Freesites may, via email, provide you with selected information about new features and added benefits. We will allow you to opt out from receiving any further information from us when we send this type of information to you.
We do not disclose information about you to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to provide marketing material to you.

Storage & Security of Personal Information
Freesites takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or loss. These steps include the use of encryption systems, passwords and firewalls.
Freesites allows you to access your information at any time to keep it accurate and up to date. Any information which we hold for you is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.

In addition, Freesites employees and the contractors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by Freesites.
Despite the steps we take to protect information, Freesites will not be held responsible for any loss or events arising from unauthorised access of your personal information.

Access to Your Information
Unless you become a registered member Freesites does not collect information that identifies you personally. If however, you become a Freesites registered user, you are able to change and update your registered profile at any time. Should you require assistance with updating your account or removing your details from the site, this can be requested through the support forum. You can cancel your account at any time and all your details will automatically be removed from the site and the site's database.

Freesites secure systems
Freesites will use the ANZ Cardlink secure real time payment processing system to facilitate online payments.

If you have any comments or suggestions about any aspect of our site please feel free to provide it. Freesites will use your feedback to improve its service.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with Freesites, please let us know via the support forum.

More Information About Privacy
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website.