Did you know you can add animated GIFs to your GetSiteControl widgets? Well, you can! Add your own custom GIF or choose one from the gallery to create fun animated popups that will surely grab your website visitors' attention.
Add a GIF to a website popup to create cool-looking notifications or promotions like the one that popped up when you opened this page. If you want to see it again, click here.
Click here to see another example of a Promo widget featuring a GIF from the gallery. If you want to use one of the premade GIFs, simply open your widget, check the Add image check-box and then click on the Choose from gallery link. There are more than 40 GIFs to choose from. Just click on one of them to see a live preview in the preview window.
We are thrilled to announce that we have just hit a major milestone as the 100,000th GetSiteControl widget has just been created! Here is a huge thank you to all of our users for helping us grow. Here's to 100,000 more!
We've just released a bunch of new features! We are working hard on providing you with more ways to manage the data collected with your widgets and more flexible behavior options. We will discuss each of the new features in more detail below, but first here is the gist:
Advanced field mapping
Advanced scheduling (displaying widgets within a specific time range, e.g. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Webhooks (some coding skills required)
Display widgets on a button click or a link (some coding skills required)
Now, let's talk about each of these new features, what they are for and how they can make your life easier.
GetSiteControl has now officially joined the big Zapier family! Zapier is a web automation tool that allows you to easily move data between your web apps. It means that you can make Zapier send the data collected with your GetSiteControl widgets to any of the 500 (!) applications. You won't need to write any code, just choose the two applications you want to be synced and let Zapier do the work.
Using Zapier to connect apps is very easy. All you need to do is select the two apps you want to connect and then select a 'trigger' and an 'action' to create a rule that says 'do this if this happens'. Triggers and actions are simply events. They can be things like a "new email" or a "new contact". A Zap (that's how they call an integration between two apps) combines triggers and actions — whenever the trigger event occurs, Zapier automatically completes the action for you.
Exciting news! We've just released a major update that many of our users have been waiting for.
You can now add multiple managers and multiple chat operators to your GetSiteControl account!
This new functionality makes GetSiteControl a great choice for owners of multiple websites and for bigger teams. Now you don't need to do all the work in your GetSiteControl account yourself, you can easily delegate these tasks to other members of your team. You can even assign different tasks to different people: let some of them handle live chats while others create widgets for new campaigns, deal with email marketing or conduct online surveys.
We are proud to announce the release of our new official WordPress plugin. It's already available for download from the WordPress Plugin directory.
It's a free plugin for WordPress that lets you easily install GetSiteControl widgets and display them on your website. The plugin adds GetSiteControl script into the code of your website so that you don't need to deal with code. After installing the plugin you will be able to create beautiful widgets and publish them on your website at once.
You still need to have a registered GetSiteControl account because you will manage your actual widgets from your GetSiteControl dashboard. However, the plugin makes the initial setup much easier. Don't worry, you can sign up for free right from your WordPress dashboard.
We have recently rolled out Live chat for website we hope you will find useful. The Chat widget can now display two statuses - one when the operator is online and the other when the operator is offline. So your website visitors will always know whether there is an operator online and available to chat.
Not everyone can provide 24/7 live chat service and not everyone needs to do it really, it all depends on the type of website you have. Now you can chat with your website visitors when you have time for it and configure a friendly custom message for when you don't.
If you are actively using GetSiteControl you might have noticed some of the new features already, but if you haven't, read on to find out about these recently added updates:
Campaign Monitor integration
Free custom colors
Survey welcome page
Mad Mimi, ActiveCampaign and Campaign Monitor
Three new integrations are now available. You can integrate your account with Mad Mimi, ActiveCampaign or Campaign Monitor. It means that all the email addresses collected with a Email subscription, Contact form or Website survey widget will be automatically sent to the selected service and added to the mailing list you specify. So, if you are using any of these three services for email marketing we highly recommend setting up automatic export of the data collected with your GetSiteControl widgets. If you need help with setting it up, check these guides for step-by-step instructions:
It's been a little while since our last update but that’s because we've been working hard to bring you a brand new widget. The seventh GetSiteControl tool is called Chat widget and it’s a live chat for your website!
With this new widget you can chat with your website visitors in real time. Live chat is a great engagement booster. You can help your existing customers and prospects instantly solve issues and find answers to their questions getting more happy customers and conversions as a result.
The Chat widget is included in the Free plan, so you can add a live chat to your website for free! If you don't yet have an account with us, create one, it will take less than a minute.
Today we would like to introduce a small feature that can have a large impact on your website appearance. Will you please look to the right now. Can you see something different about the Share buttons we are using? That's right, they are now different colors, each color being the native color of the social network.
You can change the color scheme of your own Follow and Share widgets in just one click: just open the necessary widget and check the check-box that says Use native colors of social networks. That's it, very easy.
It's totally up to you to decide which option better suits your website design. You can choose to use native social media colors because these colors are strongly associated with the corresponding social media sites, so it can help your website visitors find the necessary Follow or Share buttons faster. On the other hand, a custom color can be a better match to your website design and just suit its overall appearance better.
Adding social media buttons to your website is very easy, but if you need help with it you can always check these how-to guides: