Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Just a quick post today to let you know of a slight change we’ve made to the ‘Customise Your Website’ area of your SportingPulse website back-end.
We’ve cut out the middle step in this section so that you no longer need to click ‘Simple’ or ‘Advanced’ Customisation before then having to click into a third level of options. Instead, we’ve put the three Advanced items (Colours and Fonts, Page Headers and Other Configuration) straight into the main section.
Previously, the ‘Simple’ option allowed users to choose a theme for their site. Don’t worry, this is still available, however it is now accessible from within the Colours and Fonts area. We think this makes more sense given that a Theme selection only changes the colours of your site and nothing else.
We trust this subtle change will be well received – it should cut down the number of clicks required to customise your site, which we think can only be a positive J
Monday, January 17, 2011
Our first phase of SportingPulse network website upgrades attracted a fantastic response from many of our users with feedback around the new colours and layout, as well as suggestions for other incremental changes to further enhance the user experience of website editors on the sites.
One such suggestion was based around the ability to sort photo galleries, and we’re pleased to announce that this process will be dramatically simplified as part of the second phase of upgrades later in January.
The improvements will include the following:
A ‘Public’ checkbox on the main Media Library page
The ‘Public’ checkbox currently exists in the Edit section of an individual gallery within the Media Library, and the reason for changing this is because we wanted to give people an easier way of selecting which galleries will appear on your website, without needing to go in and edit each gallery individually.
And don’t forget that the Media Library can be used as a store for ALL your online documents – i.e. not just your photos, but also Word and Excel Documents, PDF files etc. - so to ensure that only photo gallery albums appear on your site’s Photo Gallery page, you’d simply make those particular albums ‘Public’ and leave any other albums unchecked.
The ability to drag and sort your Albums
The only way to currently control the order in which your photo gallery albums appear on your website is to edit each individual album and manually adjust the sort order. Confusing? Probably. Time consuming? Yes.
This change will mean that you’ll be able to literally use your mouse to drag each gallery up and down the list in order to sort them into the order your want them to appear on the website.
So, albums appearing at the top of the list will appear at the top of the list on your website’s Photo Gallery page – simple, right? We think so too…
On top of these enhancements, we'll also be introducing a new Photo Gallery widget to sit in the right-hand column of your website and display your latest pics - watch this space for more news and other exciting developments coming your way very soon!!
As always, please feel free to comment on this blog post below or through our other communication channels such as our Facebook and Twitter pages, or you can always Contact Us for more info. We welcome the feedback…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
- Major Sponsor Widget to sit above island advertisement.
- Social Media Widget connecting your club’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Photo Gallery Widget featuring the latest photos uploaded to your site.