Hi, We have a holiday rental business and we have built a website using websitebuilder to promote the property and take bookings (www.TheNursesCottage.com). This has worked well for the past year but we have reached the end of capabilities for websitebuilder.com (plus little in the way of new features in the last year).
Want to make the site better and looking to use RW7, but a bit confused with some of the stuff around add ons and themes, so looking for help…
Main issues with current service- Desktop / Tablet site is okay, but support for mobile is very poor, keen to have a much better mobile experience as this is where a lot of custom comes from. Poor management of pictures, doesn’t size / compress pictures for websites, doesn’t manage the library well. Little ability to customise the code in the background, so you end up pretty fixed with what you can do. Poor SEO skill set, so very unclear how to improve rankings, or what we need to add / fix to help on the site.
Questions: From what I have researched, you buy RW7 then you also need:
Stacks - this appears to make things easier to do, so you can do without it but it’s more work, does everyone use Stacks? if so why is it not part of the RW7 product?
Themes - understand the concept, but struggling to find anything to help me pick one theme over another. Most appear to say they are ‘responsive’ - surely all themes are responsive? how do you decide on one over another? is it just down to personal choice?
Foundry - confused what this does, do I need it? what benefit does it give?
Foundation - same question, If I need this why is it not part of the product?
I don’t have an issue with buying the products, just looking for some guidance on which bits add value. Payback compared with current costs of websitebuilder is a year even if I buy all the bits… just don’t want to buy something I don’t need.
Have really enjoyed the journey of building my first website on websitebuilder, just looking forward to the next adventure… any help much appreciated.