Blog posts in the category Create Updates

New Image Editor For Better Responsive Websites

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So you've got a responsive site but what about your website images? Do you understand the importance of aspect ratios and consistency in your design?

Learn how using Pagebuilder, responsive templates and your new image editing tool will get your website looking the best it has ever looked. We dig deep into the advantages off all three of the new features together and explain some of the new ideas along the way.


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas From Create!

As we count down the last days of the year we wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We have had a great year at Create and you, our customers, have been at the very heart of it all!


Happy Holidays From Create

Happy Holidays from Create

With only a week to go, and in the spirit of all things festive and giving we have two fantastic offers available for you to take advantage of this Christmas.


Build Customer Trust With Full SSL Encryption

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Did you know that 80% of visitors know how to recognise the signs of a secure website, and they're more likely to trust sites with secure indicators? Take advantage of our new SSL upgrade and fully encrypt your entire website to build up your customer trust, boost conversions - and it’s good for your SEO! Read on to learn why SSL is essential for website security and how you can get it today.


Boost Sales With Our New Abandoned Basket Tool

Ever wondered how many of your visitors could have been potential sales? It's well known that large numbers of online shopping carts are abandoned, often lost forever. Want to capture those missed opportunities and increase your orders? Read on for a sneak peek of our new Abandoned Basket feature.


Connect Websites With Time-Saving Apps Using The Create API

The needs of an online business continue to grow, and with a wealth of data to manage and use, costs can skyrocket - but not with Create. Launching today, the Create API offers easy integration between websites and third party Apps, and it’s free!

The new opportunity can help businesses expand beyond their website, and even automate tedious tasks with just a few clicks. Read all about the new development and get connected with Create today.


Create: A Look Back Over Our 14th Year

The Create team all together

It’s hard to believe that yesterday marked the 14th birthday of Create. Here at Create we have been hosting the websites and stores you build, and cannot emphasise enough, how proud we are to see such beautiful websites go from strength to strength.

As we continue to stuff our faces with cake (you’ll know we do this a lot if you’ve seen any of our latest blogs!) we want to take a moment to reminisce over the past year and what we have managed to achieve with thanks to you - so join us as we take a look back and catch up on anything you might have missed.


Accept Credit And Debit Cards With Create Payments

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Online shopping’s busiest time of year is fast approaching, and with excitement in the air we are delighted to announce a new, mobile-friendly payment gateway is now available! Secure, reliable and easy to use – “Create Payments” has it all. Read on and get started today.


New Website Templates - Velvet & Boutique

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We’re excited to announce two new responsive website templates - Boutique and Velvet. Both these new templates provide a flexible mobile-friendly framework for you to build your website and are now available in the Design Studio.

Boutique has a clean, minimalist layout with delicate lines to define your content sections and Velvet has been influenced by a couple of our popular older templates Satin and Chrome. We have already spotted some lovely sites using Velvet and Boutique which we would like to share with you. Take a look at these websites for inspiration...


Pagebuilder Showcase: 5 Inspiring Websites

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We recently launched Pagebuilder, our brand new feature which allows you to drag-and-drop content blocks to build entirely responsive pages. It has been live across all Create accounts for a week now and we have been delighted to see how you have been using this new tool.

We’ve seen loads of fantastic new pages being built - here’s a few of our favourites.


Introducing Pagebuilder - New Drag And Drop Content Builder

Pagebuilder - Responsive Website Content Maker

"Pagebuilder" is a fantastic feature which enables you to build more responsive content for your Create site.

Build mobile-friendly web page by dragging and dropping content and building your pages using content blocks. It also enables you to add and edit widgets in situ, making it quick and easy to create page and maintain updates.


Sneak Peek - Larger Product Images for Categories

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If you're using the responsive grid layout for your product categories, you can now to choose form 4 different product thumbnail sizes. No matter which size you choose, the layout will respond the images to optimise how they are displayed, regardless of the size of screen your customer is using.


Introducing the New Design Studio and Mobile Friendly Templates

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We're delighted to announce the launch of our all new Design Studio today. Along with a brand new set of tools to create the look you want, the Design Studio includes a raft of fantastic mobile friendly, responsive templates for you to choose from.

Over the last week we've been gradually making the Design Studio available for current customers to switch to and, as a continuation of this rollout, if you are currently using Create's FREE trial you now also have the opportunity to switch over.

We've been super excited to see some of the fantastic new looks being created, here's a few that caught our eye - we hope you find them an inspiration!


How to Achieve eBay Website Integration

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Selling on eBay in addition to selling on your website has always been a great way to boost sales and expand your customer base.

With our eBay integration feature it's never been quicker or easier to link your Create website to your eBay shop.


New: First Data Payment Gateway Provider

We are proud to announce Create customers can now accept payments by all major credit cards directly on their websites with our latest integrated payment gateway provider: First Data.


Exciting Changes at Create!

Exciting changes have gone live at Create today! We've had a little bit of a facelift, and we hope you like it as much as we do!


How to Accept Card Payments with Barclaycard eDPQ

Exciting news! Create has teamed up with Barclaycard to bring you Barclaycard ePDQ gateway.

This gives you the opportunity of integrating with one of Europe's largest acquirers and processors of card transactions, with over 45 years’ experience and millions of customers worldwide.


How to Buy a .UK Domain Name

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Secure your .uk domain name today!

Shorter, snappier domain name extensions are becoming more and more popular by the day, ensuring that the emphasis is on your brand and company name rather than the extension, .uk domain names are soon becoming the industry standard for UK businesses.

.uk domain names are now available to buy through Create, if you own the doma


Web Designer's Kit Editor

NEW: Web Designer's Kit Online Editor

We've always wanted to give you (or your web designer) the freedom to design your own templates for Create sites, and now, with the Web Designer's Kit Editor, it's even easier!

This new Editor makes it easy for you to create and edit the HTML markup and styling of your website's template from directly within the Design Screen on the Create application.

Lots of Create users have already made their own bespoke website templates with the powerful Web Designer's Kit and this update makes it a more seamless process, so why not join them?


Create Supports The Living Wage

Living Wage Brighton

Create have signed up to support the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. This means we have committed to pay all employees a fair wage to live on. In this blog Create's HR manager Bethan explains what the campaign is about and why we thought


A Special Thank You From The Create Directors

Living Wage Brighton


How To Streamline The Amazon Order Process

Amazon has certainly branched out in recent years and now finds itself as one of the foremost prominent ecommerce hubs.

For those of you already using its wide reaching customer base to sell your products alongside your Create shop, why not use our 'Amazon Order Importer' tool.

Available on the Shop Builder


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