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  • High-quality template sites, an easy drag-and-drop approach to design, creative tools and on-screen help allow you to easily create professional websites with no HTML required.
  • An unrivalled combination of page design, web gadgets, site management, photo editing, creative graphics, and publishing features--plus free hosting--give you everything you need in this one package.
  • Sell online securely--top shopping cart providers PayPal, RomanCart, and Mal's to make sure you can start making money quickly and easily.
  • Make a fantastic interactive website and stay in touch with your audience with features such as blogs, forums, polls, password-protected members areas, live RSS feeds and much more.
  • With support ranging from video tutorials, how-to guides, an online knowledge base, an active WebPlus user forum, and direct support from Serif, access unlimited help to build your website.
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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B00328HZSC
  • Release Date: November 24, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,661 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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WebPlus X4 is Serif's amazing website creation software that combines power, flexibility, and intuitive ease of use, so you can create attractive, engaging websites--with no HTML or prior experience. Perfect for businesses, organizations, clubs, schools, and personal sites, WebPlus X4 includes everything needed for professional-quality results. This release brings together an easy visual page designer, forms, free online tools and services, PayPal and other e-commerce, search engine optimization, graphics tools, photo editing, analytics, publishing, maintenance, and tutorial videos.

WebPlus X4 was awarded an impressive 5/5 stars and rated "perfect" in a recent review. Authors Sally Wiener Grotta & Daniel Grotta describe how WebPlus X4 "combines drag-and-drop simplicity with highly customizable options to deliver the tools that even non-techies can use to create sophisticated, interactive websites."

Everything You Need

NEW! Photo Editing
Edit photos for your website without leaving WebPlus X4 using the new PhotoLab. Remove backgrounds using the Image Cutout Studio or enhance images by adding one or more of over 70 effects and adjustments.

  • Professionally adjust and correct photos
  • Easily add amazing effects
  • Quickly remove blemishes and scratches
  • Apply adjustments with single clicks
  • Edit or undo changes at any time

IMPROVED! Site Navigation
Use one of the customisable Flash navigation bars and impress visitors with the look of your website.

IMPROVED! Graphic design
Create tailored graphics for your website with the built-in drawing tools, shapes, effects, styles, and more.

IMPROVED! Word Processing
Not only can you create and edit text just like a word processor but you can now import Word documents too!

Incredibly Easy to Use

The desktop publishing-style approach allows you to design your website to look exactly how you want it. All the coding is done for you behind the scenes. Click to enlarge.

Edit photos for your website without leaving WebPlus X4 using the new PhotoLab. Click to enlarge.

Easily drag and drop a text frame, image, Flash photo gallery, and more from the QuickBuilder Bar onto your page for fast website design.

NEW! QuickBuilder Bar
It's now even quicker and easier to build websites with the new QuickBuilder Bar. Easily drag and drop a text frame, image, Flash photo gallery, and more from the QuickBuilder Bar onto your page for fast website design.

Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Create websites from professional templates
  2. Design and edit with the QuickBuilder Bar
  3. Publish pages instantly with Quick Publish

No HTML or other programming required
The desktop publishing-style approach allows you to design your website to look exactly how you want it. All the coding is done for you behind the scenes!

IMPROVED! Video tutorials and learning
Get support easily. Videos, PDF tutorials, our online knowledge base, and active community forums can all be accessed from the new Learning Zone.

Powerful Web Gadgets

Forums, Blogs, Forms & More
Make engaging and interactive websites by adding forums, blogs, polls, online forms and more--all provided and hosted for free by Serif.

NEW! Online bookings
Your customers can book rooms, tables, sporting facilities, services, or anything you can think of using the new interactive Resource Booker.

NEW! Google Maps
Put your business on the map--literally--with Google Maps. Ideal for Find us or Contact us pages.

NEW! Content management
Edit the content of your site from any computer with an internet connection. Fantastic for quick updates and news.

Secure members' areas
Create individual login details for selected users and grant them access to specific areas on your site.

Secure e-Commerce Stores

IMPROVED! Sell securely online
Using e-commerce to sell online has never been easier. Not only can it display an unlimited amount of products but now you can have up to 10 options (like size, colour, etc.) for each item. We've also teamed up with the top shopping cart providers so you can be sure that all your transactions are 100% secure.

  • Easy wizard to setup your online store
  • Choice of providers including PayPal
  • Security for you and your customers

NEW! Google AdSense
Increase your revenue by placing targeted ads by Google on your website, earning you money whenever your visitors click on them

$50 Google AdWords included
Attract new customers using our free gift to you--$50 of free Google advertising. Promote your business and reach potential customers. Terms and conditions apply.

Attract new customers using $50 of free Google advertising.

Over 40 professionally designed, fully customizable templates and themed layouts included.

The easy e-commerce facilities in WebPlus X4 are perfect for small businesses or anyone selling online.

Media-Rich Websites

IMPROVED! Animated photo galleries
Show off you pictures in all their glory in one of the 36 highly customisable animated photo galleries. There are 12 new Flash galleries plus all the old favourites so there will always be one that's perfect for your pictures.

The photo galleries in WebPlus X4 can now handle 1000s of images, multiple albums, and link to RSS image feeds (from sites like Flickr) so your latest photos can appear online without updating your site.

IMPROVED! YouTube videos
Your friends, family, and customers can now enjoy high definition YouTube videos on your website--now with extra features like autoplay for instant viewing.

Audio & podcasts
Host or stream music on your website and get your fans to subscribe to your podcast updates via iTunes so they never miss out on what's new.

News feeds
Create your own RSS feed for people to subscribe to or show feeds from other sites and make your website a place with up-to-the-minute news.

Flash animations
Easily add Flash animations to your website to engage visitors and give your site a more professional look.

Perfect Websites--Fast

IMPROVED! Professional templates
With over 40 professionally-designed, fully-customisable templates and themed layouts included, there's plenty to choose from to create your perfect website.

NEW! Quick publishing
Make updates to individual sites pages with just one click thanks to the new Quick Publish option. It's great for speedy updates and adding news to your site

NEW! Google Analytics
Discover who your customers are, and a whole lot more, with Google Analytics. WebPlus X4 makes it easy to integrate this industry-standard tool into your website.

Search Engine Optimisation
Make sure your site can be easily found by popular search engines like Google and Yahoo! by taking advantage of the simple SEO tools in WebPlus X4.

New Feature Highlights

QuickBuilder Bar
The QuickBuilder Bar makes creating websites faster by providing commonly used web elements.

Photo Editing
Now you don't need a separate photo editing program thanks to the powerful photo editing features.

Online Bookings
Take customer bookings for rooms, tables, events and more with the new Resource Booker.

Google Gadgets
Add cool Google gadgets including Maps, Adsense and Analytics to any site with just a few clicks.

Flash Navbars
Navigate around your website in style with one of the new animated Flash navigation bars.

Pro Photo Galleries
Your pictures will be beautifully displayed in one of the high-quality Flash photo galleries.

Quick Publish
Update sites instantly! It only takes one click to update a page with the new Quick Publish feature.

New Learning Zone
Watch video tutorials, print PDF guides, or view the knowledge base from the new Learning Zone.

Colour Scheme Designer
Create a unique colour scheme for your website to make it stand out from the crowd.

Content Management System
Make quick edits and updates to your website content from any PC with an internet connection.

WebPlus X4 Comparison Chart

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how website building should be December 7, 2009
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I always dreamed of having my own website but never had the courage to start learning how to do this.
One day i bought an excellent learning video on DVD about creating websites using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.
After 12 hours of listening to these learning sessions i asked myself if there is no other way than programming houndreds of html-tags and css style sheets and making more cryptic manupulations only to get a first homepage.
I asked myself how long it would take to build a complete site using these tools ...
I decided to look a little bit around and i found Serif webplus x4, an all in one package for a very cheap price.
After running webplus x4 and reading some small online tutorials about it i told myself that this is the way i want to build my website by using this fantastic graphical toolkit.
The whole website was finished in only one day !
With webplus x4 you can now also insert html ond javascript code on your pages.
What is also very important is that you can have "Master pages" as a basic layout for the rest of the pages.
Publishing your site via ftp to the hosting server is also completely handled in a differential way by webplus x4.
Integration into the most popular search engines can also be done with some clicks and by inserting some authentification html code on the homepage.
If you want to build easily a website where graphical design is your focus and not spending days of coding html and css styles then this is your product.
I cannot imagine using another tool than webplus x4 in the future and therefore i give 5 stars.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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The program is easy to use, but don' try to change applications. Once you create a website you will be stuck using Webplus as it will take a long time to copy its features to a different program which you may eventually want to do as you may want to add features not supported by Webplus. I added a simple scrolling text box which was a headache to maintain but necessary to increase search engine placement. I had to find workarounds for a couple of other features which is difficult as they do not let you insert HTML anywhere you like. It also writes all web page styling (CSS) in the source for each page instead of putting it in one or a few CSS files as is standard today. This results in slower page loads for your customers. This program is not worth more than $50.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed!!! July 8, 2010
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For someone who's accustomed to dropping $500 at a time for Adobe CS upgrades, I have to say this is the best $80 I have spent on a web tool yet. I am always skeptical above rave reviews for products I haven't heard of before and there are a lot of glowing reviews of some pretty weak web authoring packages on Amazon. I have been a dreamweaver user since its inception and I am very comfortable with it, there is no doubt that its probably the most advanced professional web development tool on the market. But that said I was in the market for a faster, simpler, more intuitive, fully integrated web authoring product. I tested different comparable products to webplus and I liked this one the best by far (also tried: netobjects fusion, ms frontpage, ms expressions, coffee cup, site spinner and many other).

This is a well thought out product, it gives you almost everything you need to get sites done very quickly with little web experience. It's like a swiss army knife, does almost everything you need, almost as well as using standalone tools like Adobe CS5. Its not as powerful as the standalone professional tools on a feature by feature basis but I have found I can do a site just as well in a fraction of the time and many of the plugins that I had to buy separately for dreamweaver are included free. There is a free version on their site which I tried and bought the full version the next day. If serif keep the price of this product below $100 they have one feature Adobe aren't gonna have any time soon, "value".
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Webplus x4 January 24, 2010
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We are starting a company and several months ago contracted someone to design a website and ecommerce. His website looked great as did some others he designed; however, he didn't do anything for us. We had to fire him and he won't give us back our money. Since we are wasting time and money, we decided to do it ourselves. We need a website by next week... I researched on the internet and for the price, Webplus x4 received fairly good marks. First, we tried to order it through Serif (the company that makes it) and that was a big mistake. That cost us another week dealing with them. We paid for next day delivery and come to find out, they were out of stock. We had also ordered extra templates and pictures so it was a large order. It took several days to get it cancelled. In the meantime, I ordered it through Amazon. I didn't pay for extra shipping because another reviewer said he got it in two days as did I. The price at Amazon is cheaper as well.

While I was waiting, I downloaded a trial version of Webplus x2 to practice with - the basic functions are the same. I also looking on youtube and watched some tutorials that also helped me. I went through all the tutorials for Webplus x2 and those helped a lot. When I received the Webplus x4, I had a basic idea of how to use it. It doesn't come standard with many templates and no image gallery. However, I found that I could modify the template to what I wanted and I used Microsoft clip art to find some images.

I am used to using Windows Office 2007 and the basic commands for Webplus are like Powerpoint. Without going through the tutorials, it would have taken me longer to figure things out. Overall, I am happy with the results. I created 3 websites over the weekend - we have several divisions in our company.
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I am learning how to make websites and this software is excellent in teaching how to make a website. The best learning tool out there in my opinion
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Installed this program on PC /Windows 7, and tried registering it through the listed tel. number. After a long wait, the extremely rude representative told me the program wasn't... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best web development software I have used
While I won't classify myself as a professional web developer, I have been writing computer programs for 30 years, and have built and maintained various websites (see (... Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy Serif Software
I have purchased several Serif software products in the past and I like them. Since then, I have been constantly harassed by telephone sales. I can't believe how much they call. Read more
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