Ready to take control?
Starting with Freedom Engine is simple. But as real people setup your Freedom Engine account, by hand, you'll need a few things ready before you're good to go...
1: Have your URL (website address) ready.
2: Know which email account(s) you will use to send posts.
3: Going to push to Buffer? Set up a free account (you can do this later if you like).
4: Tumblr user? We have a system that will auto post to there as well! You'll need a Buffer account PLUS an IFTTT account. The free account will do everything you need (you can do this later if you like).
5: Going to use a masthead logo on your site? Get your artwork ready (see below).
6: Sign up using one of the forms below.
Then, after your order comes through and we start setting up, we'll send you an email with all the instructions you need to get going.
Need a domain name?
Unlike accounts on most social media platforms, your Freedom Engine has its own unique address, also known as a domain name, or URL. If you already have a domain name, or want to create a subdomain (i.e: freedom.thisismysite.com), we will provide you with instructions on how to point it to our server in the welcome email.
If though you do not have a domain name, you will need to register one. There are many places online you can do this, and they more or less offer the same service.
While we do not endorse, nor are affiliated with any particular provider, we know domains registered with GoDaddy are generally well priced and provide the basic features you need to manage your domain name.
Can FreedomEngine register your domain for you? Yes, but we won't. Why? Your domain is akin to your street address online, so we believe all clients should have full ownership AND control of their domain names.
Of course you want to use a masthead logo for your Freedom Engine! Please use the following guidelines:
The very best format is a SVG file. It's more complicated to set up and if you asked 'a what?', then we suggest the next option...
The second best format to use is a PNG format with a transparent background, but make sure it's visible on both a black and white background.
The other option is to use a JPG file, and create two files - one on an off-white background (actually #efefef), and one on black.
The logo itself should be no bigger than 80px high and the resolution is 72dpi.
Transparent PNG, JPG on off-white, JPG on black.
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Have Questions? We Have Answers.
Anything and everything you place of your Freedom Engine website belongs to you.
This is a prickly one! What you can't post may be simpler to explain...
You can not use your Freedom Engine account to post:
- Pornographic material, overt or passive. This does not include artwork (illustrated or photography) that contains nudity, or is artistically sexual in nature.
- Hate speech
- Extremist political views.
- Information of any type that may lead to the construction of harmful, or destructive, materials/mechanisms.
Freedom Engine is hosted with an ISO 27001 data farm that happens to be Australia's only tier 4 accredited data centre. This ensures the highest level of data security and protection. Also, being hosted in Australia, your account is protected by some of the strongest privacy laws in the world.
If you decide to cancel your Freedom Engine account, if required (in the instances where you do not have copies), all your images will be provided for you to download. All your posts will also be provided as a WordPress xml file, which you can then use to import into any WordPress based site. Once your account data is handed back to you, your account is 'destroyed'.
Not as such. While you own ALL the content you place on it, the website framework remains the property of Freedom Engine, meaning you can not copy, or host it on another server.
The Freedome Engine is made up of several parts in order to work. As such we do not offer Freedom Engine sites as stand alone packages you can buy.
Absolutely not! We maintain all Freedom Engine accounts so you never have to worry about a single thing.
We have carefully hand picked and cross tested every element used to build the Freedom Engine platform, both for performance and compatibility. For the sake of ongoing performance, maintenance and security, we do not allow the installation of any additional plugins outside of those we install.
None. Our monthly cost is all you pay. We are looking at providing an optional e-commerce extension for Freedom Engine websites, for those that may want to sell artwork etc., but this will come at an additional cost for those that want it.
Not at all. If you prefer, you can add new posts directly, from within your Freedom Engine site's dashboard. Full details are provided.
Freedom Engine websites are designed to be minimal, and in many ways intentionally mimic the typical social media account experience for a visitor. As such, the only editable page available to you is the 'About' page, though the content and length of which is totally up to you.
You can post as much, or as little, content in a post as you like. The only condition is that every post starts with an image but from there, you can go wild!
Yes... and no. Via email posting, you can add a link (such as the link YouTudbe provides) to a video, but not send an email post that will show the video directly. If you want to embed a video directly into a post, then you will need to create the post from within your Freedom Engine account. Here are some instructions...it's really simple!
Apart from picking the (current) 'Light' or 'Dark' themes, no.
As The Freedom Engine has been designed to provide the best and most 'neutral' experience possible for all users, which is why we have developed only two core themes.
Some power users may want to automatically share what they are posting on their Freedom Engine to their social media account/s, meaning when they make a new post it is shared to one or all of their SM accounts automatically.
We have looked at the various options for this sort of integration, both as a function within Freedom Engine and externally. After going through all the available options, we saw that Buffer (https://buffer.com) as the best gateway for publishing directly to social media channels from your Freedom Engine account. Note: Posting to Instagram from outside Instagram has been notoriously temperamental due to Instagram's changing policies. Currently Buffer is the best way to do this, though you will require an Instagram 'Business' account).
Your Freedom Engine accounts comes preinstalled with an official Buffer approved plugin allowing you to integrate your Engine with Buffer. You will need to setup a Buffer account in order to use this feature, and for full control, we advise that if you intend to push out to Buffer, you post from within your Freedom Engine site, which will give you complete control over what you post on your SM channels.
Pixelated Commerce is the name behind Freedom Engine. We've worked in the website/ecommerce space since 1999, both for clients and ourselves and been involved with social media and content generation since the early 00's.
For Freedom Engine, we've joined forces with Velocity Host, to ensure that we have the best and most reliable hosting servers available, as well full 27/7 support.