Full Feature Listing
Here's the complete list of features for those interested in the nitty gritty.
Be sure to also check the blog blog for the latest features!
Work from Anywhere
Using any popular web browser, your staff can update website content, features, and create reports from their office, home, or on the road. liveSite does not require you to purchase any desktop software.
We have a state-of-the-art data center, where your web server, database server, firewall, network, and backups are housed. We offer automated software updates for all cloud hosting plans.
Delegate and restrict any aspect of site building, site design, site content, and site management to others using flexible access control.
Strong, industry standard SSL encryption is integrated into all features for the ultimate in website security. Built-in support to protect you from site hi-jacking when you are using free wifi hotspots to edit your website.
Section 508 / W3C Compliant
Designed to be compliant with Section 508 of American's with Disabilities Act and the Web Accessibility Initiative developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.
Personal payment information is always encrypted, and not even stored on your web server after the transaction is processed through your payment gateway.
Context-sensitive help for each screen and field is just a click away.
Dozens of high-quality video tutorials to show you how to create a website for your unique needs.
Complete Website Template
When you install liveSite, you'll have a complete, professionally-designed fully responsive website with over 50 apps so you are ready to launch!
Tap into our online Knowledge Base full of useful answers to questions from our liveSite community.
Web Architects & Web Designers
We offer professional, experienced web architects and designers to help you build-out and configure your website to meet your online goals.
We offer customized training to fit any budget, and can deliver it over the Internet directly to your desktop or training room.
Customization & Integration
Our Software Developers and System Integrators are available to customize your liveSite for your specific needs, or connect your liveSite to your existing systems.
The integrated content management system allows you to delegate, create, publish, manage, secure, and update website content and media easily.
Browse to any web page you have edit rights too and edit content right on the web page.
Crop, re-size, rotate, colorize, and compress your photos and images without leaving your web page.
WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor
liveSite includes a full-featured word processor that makes it easy for anyone to add text, photos, and links effortlessly. The new editor is nicer looking, faster, provides full support for all the most popular browsers.
Upload and play audio or video from any page on your website, or embed video from any online service like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
All blogs, forums, data views, and calendars are RSS-enabled so your site visitors can subscribe and get updates.
Integrated spell checker by Google.
Create unlimited web pages and connect them to over 35 integrated web apps.
Create unlimited page layouts and use them on any page.
Set Access Control
Mark a page as public, or restrict access to any group like your staff, customers, members, project teams or a specific individual.
Search Engine Optimized
Complex database URLs are automatically replaced with clearly labeled links so search engines can effectively crawl your public pages and better rank your website.
Improve visibility with Search Engines by adding specific meta tags to any page individually, or use site-wide defaults.
Rotating Home Pages
This feature allows you to keep your website interesting to frequent visitors by rotating several home pages.
Create landing pages for your e-mail campaigns, product announcements, affiliates, and click-thru advertisements.
Shared Content & Menus
Unlimited page areas and menus can be created and shared across several or all web pages.
Unlimited File Sharing
Share files with your staff, members, customers, or guests, allowing them to view or download the files from their own location.
Secure File Downloads
Make any file available for download from your website. Control access to downloads based on a user’s privileges or automatically after an online purchase.
Create unlimited folders to place pages and files to secure them for specific audiences. Built-in support to prevent deep-linking.
Create calendars for your website with complete control over who can update them and who can view them. Calendars can be displayed in several formats, and visitors can overlay calendars, drill down into specific event details, and add events to their own calendar using iCalendar.
Upload your photos and create your own photo galleries. The Photo Gallery feature has been completely redesigned to use the popular 'lightbox' format, so you can view photo in their original orientation and size. We also added the ability to drill down into multiple photo albums from a single Photo Gallery page.
Add rotating ads into your website designs to create animated home page banners, presentation slides within pages, or traditional rotating ad images and content anywhere on your site. Requires no Adobe Flash technology so it works on mobile phones and tablets.
Create media catalog where you can search, tag, and rotate new and featured videos, audio, or photos in a media roll format just like your very own YouTube.com - without the unwanted ads.
Let visitors post notes on your website.
Allow guests or members to post items of interest for others to read.
Post current news articles to your website, intranet, or extranet.
Allow visitors to search your website pages and even inside your file attachments. Only page and file content that the visitor or user has access to will be displayed. Content editors can even specify which pages and products are included in the search results.
Any Page or File can be archived. Archived pages will still be available to Site Editors, but not to any other visitor to the page.
Create unlimited interactive blogs for any Staff member, and make them public or protected.
Create unlimited simple forums within your website, control access to each of them, and provide the convenience of single-login for all forum participants.
Create a survey to gather feedback from your customers or members. Coordinators can be notified via e-mail when surveys are received and view results within a spreadsheet.
Build community throughout your site by allowing comments to be posted to any page. Great for providing feedback before publishing a page, or to allow visitors to post responses and reviews to articles, media, forums, products, or calendar events, to mention a few. Comments can be published immediately or approved first. You can decide whether visitors must login before they can add a comment, whether they can remain anonymous when posting, and even enable or disable new comments on any page at any time! To prevent SPAM, anonymous Comments are Simple CAPTCHA enabled automatically.
Anyone can receive an e-mail alert whenever a comment is posted. This is useful for notifying those interested in receiving updates from a forum thread, a blog, or any other page where comments are enabled.
E-Mail a Friend Feature
Allows your site visitors to securely e-mail a link to the current page to a friend.
Update your Facebook page automatically when you post to any of your blogs. Add your Twitter feed to any page on your site too!
Use our built-in Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, and Linkedin sharing buttons so your site visitors can share your website content with their friends. You can also embed your own social networking code into your site and we'll serve it up on the right pages and in the best location.
Add a visible badge next to the display of any username. Badges are great to identify or differentiate posts and comments made by special groups of users on your website.
Allow visitors or members to sign up for events online. E-mail event information to the submitter automatically and notify the event coordinator when a registration is completed.
Quickly link web forms together to create sophisticated registration processes. A unique reference code is assigned to each submitted form for tracking and auditing.
Quizzes & Certification Testing
Create online quizzes or tests and even display a certificate for those with a passing score.
Add a staff directory to your website, including photos and contact information.
Web Form Builder
Simply point and click to build custom web forms to capture data into your secure liveSite database. Add workflow and required fields to your web forms.
Secure Web Forms
If you are collecting sensitive personal or financial information, you can encrypt web forms.
Editable Web Forms
Allow users to edit only their own submitted form data through your website. This is ideal when you are creating a directory page and you want each registered user to create and update their own directory entry.
We provide a simple alternative to CATPCHAs that are difficult to complete and turn your visitors away. Our simple CAPTCHA (a random human-readable challenge question) is easy and quick to answer, and only displayed when necessary, while still providing an impenetrable defense from SPAM for your site forms and comment fields.
Connect any web form to the contact database to automatically pre-fill form fields and update the contact database automatically when a web form is displayed or submitted.
Web forms can accept file attachments that are automatically uploaded to the web server and secured in the file repository.
E-mail links to downloads, instructions, directions, or simple “thank you” notices automatically after any form has been submitted.
Allow site visitors to submit web forms, or make certain web forms available only to your staff, customers, members, or even a specific user.
Secure Form Data
Restrict access to any set of collected form data.
Secure Data Views
Create custom data views for users to browse or search. Each view can restrict specific fields from display and the data views can be protected in secure Folders or to specific users.
View submitted form data online or in a spreadsheet. Additional tracking information can also be viewed including the submitter’s IP address, reference code, timestamp, and user account.
Import & Export Form Data
Import form data, such as a directory, and display the data on any page. Export submitted form data into a CSV or spreadsheet file for importing into a back-end database.
The integrated contact database is populated and updated automatically. Segment contacts into groups and delegate access to specific users.
Organize your Contacts
Organize your contacts into any number of Contact Groups.
Create unlimited mailing lists and assign list management and e-mail broadcasting privileges to Contact Managers.
Subscribers can add and remove themselves from one or more mailing lists at any time.
Send Personalized E-Mail Campaigns
Create e-newsletters, promotional message, and alerts, and broadcast to unlimited mailing lists. Mail merge including duplicate addresses and opt-out requests are handled automatically.
Schedule a future date and time to send your e-mail campaigns and they will be sent unattended.
Automated E-Mail Campaigns
Create campaign profiles that send predefined e-mail campaigns to individuals based on actions they take on the website such as submit a specific form, purchase a specific product, or register for a specific event. Auto campaigns can also trigger other auto campaigns (called 'drip campaigns') so you can setup your marketing campaigns and "set it and forget it", leaving liveSite to do all the work of creating and sending personalized email messages to each customer at different times.
Branded or Text Messages
Keep your presence known by broadcasting full color HTML e-mails with clickable menus, links, and photos. You can also indicate that you want to send text-only messages instead if you have a mobile or low-fidelity user base.
E-mail recipients can add or remove themselves from any mailing list instantly by clicking the link included with each e-mail message sent.
Add contact forms to your website to capture and route requests. Contacts are automatically added to the contact database and auto-responders and notifications are e-mailed.
E-mail links to downloads, instructions, directions, or simple “thank you” notices automatically after a form has been submitted or an order has been placed.
Tracking codes are automatically added to any e-mail campaign you send so you can track recipient actions and any orders they place.
Attach offer codes to any web page link and customers will not have to remember to enter the order code during checkout.
Attach memorable aliases to any page so your ad campaigns are easy to remember and manage. Also useful as permalinks.
Filter and view contacts by status, keyword, field, date range, group, or mailing list. Contacts can be viewed online or exported to a spreadsheet.
Import & Export Mailing Lists
Import your existing mailing lists from a spreadsheet or text file into the contact database or filter and export mailing lists into a text file or spreadsheet.
Upload your existing address books from Outlook, Google, Yahoo!, ACT!, customer database, or CRM system.
Filter and export contact groups into a text file or spreadsheet.
Create members-only site area where members can login and securely update their contact information., purchase items, renew their subscriptions.
Put your membership directory online and protect it behind a login so that only authorized users can access it.
Import Member Database
Import your back-end membership database using a simple text or CSV file, including existing membership number, and expiration date.
Membership Trial Forms
Grant trial membership access through any Web Form.
Allow existing members to create a website account using their existing membership number, or let your website automatically create a new membership number and account for them when they sign up for a trial , or purchase a membership online.
Membership Renewal Reminders
Automatically e-mail a renewal reminder message to any member when their membership is about to expire.
Members can pay for their renewal dues and their access to Members-only features will be reactivated automatically.
Automatically expire members access after some period of time, or if payment for recurring dues are not collected through the Website Payments Pro gateway.
Sell Merchandise & Media
Take orders online for any type of product.
Sell Recurring Services
Automatically charge a debit or credit card for recurring service fees over a period of time.
Sell access to private site areas, content, micro sites, downloads, documents, or multimedia. Access can be granted automatically upon online purchase.
Offer downloadable goods such as software and e-Books. Once ordered, a link to the protected downloads can be send via e-mail automatically.
Easily handle multiple shipping addresses and shipping methods per order, and even warn the shopper if arrival before a special date or occasion cannot be guaranteed.
Sell Perishable Items
Specify how each product is shipped, how quickly each must arrive, and limit the shipping destinations and PO Box deliveries.
Sign up students for your classes and charge them a fee. Limit the number of seats available, and allow registration to occur even after the first class has begun but before the course has concluded.
Offer ticket sales for any event. Chose to sell all the tickets you can, or limit the number of tickets available for the event. "Buy Tickets" link is removed automatically when the event is sold out, or if the event has already begun. This feature even works for recurring events too, each having their own inventory of tickets!
Allow customers to book and purchase your time, tables, rooms, facilities, rental properties, etc. Show your customers a calendar with date and times available. Add block-out dates or times. And when they purchase a specific time period you define, it becomes unavailable to others in real-time!
Collect Donations & Dues
Allow your sponsors to securely contribute to any fund on a one-time basis, or allow them to set their own recurring contribution schedule using their credit or debit card.
Custom Order Forms
Products can be displayed on order forms in many different ways. Link any number of order forms together to guide customers through specialized order processes.
Nest any number of product groups together to make it easy for your customers to browse through your products. Create multi-media product catalogs to enrich the shopping experience for your customers.
Built-in RSS capabilities to Catalog and Order Form Pages so visitors can subscribe to changes in your Catalogs, Product lines, or even down to a specific Product. This feature also makes it possible to automatically import your ever-changing catalog on a continuous basis into other systems like Google Merchant Center.
Create unlimited products for any type of online transaction.
Featured Products and New Products
Create more exposure for your products by rotating new and featured products within your catalog pages.
Custom Order Processes
Create unlimited simple or complex secure shopping carts, orders, donations, payments, and checkout processes easily by linking pages together.
Send Personalized Quotes
E-mail personalized quotes that can be updated by both the customer and your sales team and can be purchased by your customer online.
Allow your site visitors to display your prices and fees in their own currency. Even automate conversion rate updates over the Internet.
Base Currency Support
Set the base currency for all products pricing to any local currency so your transactions are processed without currency conversion fees through your payment gateway.
Create discounts for preferred customers or to move certain products. Special offers can be based on offer codes, products, quantities, key codes, or date ranges. Specify whether the "best" available offer is applied or all matching offers are applied to any order.
Additional Billing Information
Collect custom fields during checkout for specialty products and services.
Address Verification Support
Verify billing and shipping addresses in real-time with the US Postal Service database during checkout.
Verified Shipping Addresses
If you commonly ship products to physical addresses that are not easy for your customers to know (e.g. campgrounds, military bases, delivery stations, etc.), you can display a list of any number of locations for them to pick from, and prefill their shipping address fields with the correct mailing addresses.
Custom Shipping Forms
Collect special delivery instructions or other custom shipping information during checkout.
Billing and shipping information is pre-filled automatically for returning customers.
Create custom web forms to collect specific fields when a product is ordered. This is ideal for fee-based registrations or for any type of event or service.
Products and offers can be displayed based on products placed in the shopping cart. As products and quantities change, new deals can be continually offered, increasing sales.
Search Engine Optimized Stores
Add search engine meta data to your product pages and catalogs to enhance your visibility and ranking with search engines.
Google Shopping Search
Feed your product catalog data automatically into Google's Merchant Center. This means that your products can be listed, along with photos and pricing, to be found by anyone using Google's Shopping Search.
Tax can be applied by product, state or province, country, or shipping method.
Sell tax-exempt items and manage orders from resellers, non-profits, or individual donors.
Accept Credit & Debit Cards
Payments are deposited into your bank account automatically through a real-time secure gateway after the purchase card is checked for fraud and available credit. The most popular payment gateways are supported including Paypal Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Pro, PayPal Payflow Pro, Authorize.net, Clear Commerce, First Data Global Gateway, and Sage Payment Solutions.
Accept PayPal Payments
Allow your customers to purchase your products and services using their PayPal account.
All customers and sponsors are required to agree to your terms before their order is processed.
Display a customized order receipt and optionally e-mail product-specific information for each product ordered.
Route customers and sponsors to custom post-sale processes based on specific items purchased.
E-mail links to downloads, instructions, directions, or simple “thank you” notices automatically after an order has been placed.
Specify an e-mail address that will receive an e-mail copy of any orders that include a specific product.
Order Reports & Commission Reports
Create order reports and share them with others. View sales commissions by affiliate.
Product Import & Export
Import and export unlimited products. This is great for importing your product from another database or spreadsheet, or making mass price changes to all your products at one time.
Manage inventory levels for all products and services. When the inventory is gone, you can decide whether a customer can backorder the product, or see a customizable "out of stock" message and disable product ordering.
Orders can be filtered and exported as multiple CSV files for importing into accounting systems, or as a single spreadsheet file for easy viewing and manipulation.
Sign up sales affiliates to drive traffic to your web store using the built-in application and approval process. Different commission rates can be set up for each affiliate and/or product. Now with advanced reporting and accounting workflow.
Customer & Affiliate Self-Management
Customers and Affiliates can update their contact, billing, shipping, address book, e-mail preferences, and password at any time.
View Saved Carts
Customers can easily return to your website and retrieve saved carts, incomplete orders, or unprocessed donations.
Customers can return at any time and view past orders and reprint receipts.
Allow your customers to track shipments from within liveSite. Tracking codes from major shipping carriers like UPS, FEDEX, and USPS are automatically detected and linked to their package tracking websites. Supports split order tracking, or when multiple shipments are required for a single order.
Customer can return and quickly reorder products and services.
A personalized address book is created for each customer so shipping addresses can be recalled instantly.
Affiliates can login and track their sales commissions in real time, and now supports recurring commissions.
Get instant access to visitor trends, the most recent site updates, and the most recent activity across your entire website as soon as you login.
Role-Based User Access
Assign rights and privileges to several type of users, including: Site Administrators, Site Designers, Site Managers, Content Managers, Shared Content Managers, Calendar Managers, Contact Managers, Campaign Managers, Forms Managers, eCommerce Managers, Ad Managers, Staff, Affiliates, Members, Customers, Subscribers, Guests, and Visitors.
All guests, customers, members, subscribers, staff, and managers can change or retrieve their password at anytime.
Remember Me Feature
If enabled, liveSite can remember the user’s username and password on returning visits from the same computer.
Upload and create User accounts and assign privileges automatically from a text file, or spreadsheet.
Automated e-Mail Notifications & Alerts
Notify coordinators, sales, or support representatives when web forms are submitted, orders are placed, users register, etc. Also trigger third-party e-mail applications.
Create site visitor reports to include visitor’s IP address, referring website, search engine, keywords, landing page, tracking code, offer code, number of page views, currencies, language, and whether they submitted a form or started an order.
Track all user actions and updates to pages, files, forms, products, users, contacts, and campaigns.
Search Engine Referrals
Track each visitor by the search engine and keyword. Backtrack to view the specific page that the visitor was on before arriving at your website.
Track results from search engine advertising including Google AdWords, Overture, and MSN. Compare pay-per-click vs. organic referrals.
See who's on your site at any time, where they are from (geographically), and what pages they are visiting on your site.
Discover the power of connecting with your site visitors. We have built chat features right into liveSite. Fully customizable and no coding required.
Analyzing your website traffic is easy. With Google Analytics now built into liveSite, just enter your account number and all your pages are tracked automatically. Again, no coding, and no worries.
Sitemap.xml file checked by search engines is generated automatically for your entire website for faster listing in the search engines and to improve your site ranking. You can also edit the sitemap.xml file, as well as your own robots.txt file.
Import any Design / Existing Website
Import any responsive website or purchased template, it's digital assets, and design files with a click of a button. Then you can make quick work of connecting your web pages to liveSite's backend functionality using simple HTML tags.
Customize your website's HTML/CSS/JS files from right within your liveSite and preview your changes in real-time! No FTP or other software tools are required.
Google Web Fonts
liveSite includes 150 of the most popular Google Fonts built-in so you can use typography to build amazing site designs. Use them for your text, headings, and even your buttons!
Now you can edit your design files directly within liveSite and preview your pages on any device without leaving liveSite. No more downloading and uploading your files when you need to make changes.
Mobile Web Design
Now you can design and build a mobile version of your website in a matter of minutes using your existing design, or you can create a new design just for your mobile visitors. You can serve the same web page but with different layout, content, and design, making your mobile visitor experience the best it can be.
You can now backup or share themes between your liveSites or save a backup copy for safe keeping.
Intranets & Extranet Portals
Not only can you manage and update your public website pages, you can also create and manage private site areas for your staff, customers, members, or partners to access.
Create secure micro sites within your website with their own design and even redirect users automatically to their micro sites’ home page when they login.
Connect pages together to create custom registration or order processes.
No Application Programming Required
Adding data-driven, interactive features to your website is as easy as connecting pages together.
Design Theme Included
A fully-responsive design theme is included to help you get up and running quickly.
Create different templates, page layouts, menus, and shared content for your intranet, extranet, member portal, storefronts, and public website.
Easy Design Updates
Update your design files at once using a single ZIP file. No FTP software is required.
Any Authoring Software
Use your favorite HTML authoring tool including Dreamweaver, GoLive, Homestead, FrontPage, Publisher, SiteSpinner, CoffeeCup, Nvu, or any other.
Design is separated from content and management to protect design elements and reinforce design across all sections of the website.
All design elements including interactive forms and pages, buttons, menus, and system messages are stylesheet-driven, making it easy to integrate your own designs.
To make sure your CSS designs are rock-solid across all browsers and mobile devices, liveSite also includes the popular normalize.css code to reset all browsers to the same settings. You can customize it too!
Page Editing Control
Force a consistent “look and feel” across all pages by specifying styles and restricting fonts and colors within the WYSIWYG Page Editor.
Customizable System Pages
Apply your own styles and templates to all system pages and messages, including error pages, login pages, and registration pages.
Site Designer can manage all site design files separate from the site's content so that design files cannot be altered by Site Managers or Content Managers.
Login Regions allow Site Designers to add the site login/registration process into any page.
Animated Multi-level Menus
Insert editable, animated, multi-level menus into your designs. These menus can be vertical (accordion-style) , or horizontal (tabbed-style) and can drop down, fly out, or fly up in any direction.
Preview Design Changes
Site Designers can share their theme updates with Site Managers for approval before they make them "live" on the website. There is no need for a separate development site and a production site.
Optimized Page Loading
Through the use of the newest browser techniques, caching, CDNs, and parallel requests, liveSite is massively optimized for speed, no matter where it's hosted.
liveSite will look for a favicon.ico file in your Design Files area and will display it within any browser that visits your site automatically.
For the Web Designers that want more fine control over their page layouts and designs, liveSite exposes dozens of new CSS classes that can be used to style all page types, data rows, search boxes, theme colors, and even buttons.