Monday, November 30 2015
Quickbar Position / Menu Bar
Easily position a search box, social networking links or your own custom html on the right side of the menu bar. Edit any quickbar item and set the location to the right side of the menu bar. The quickbar entry will appear on the right side of your sites menubar.
NOTE: Depending on the size and number of main menu items on your site, the quickbar entry may not fit within your menu bar.
A new quickbar item has been added to place a logout link in the quickbar.
Advanced CSS Animations
Take your site to the next level with advanced component and scroll animations. For each component, you can setup a default animation. The animations run when the page loads or as the user scrolls down the page. Animations provide an excellent mechanism to draw attention to the most important content on your website.
To setup animations, edit any page. There are two ways to configure animations.
You can choose from many different styles: slide, fade, zoom, wobble, and many many more. Make sure you use animations wisely. Too many animations on the page can be very distracting.
You can also enable animations for your photo galleries. As a visitor scrolls down the page, gallery images will appear with the animated effect.
NOTE: Most animation styles are supported in the latest versions of Internet Explorer, FireFox and Google Chrome.
Experimental Background Video
Video Background Page (YouTube)
Setup dynamic video content pages with the new background video page. Set a full page YouTube video to play behind your content. To add a video page, click add page and choose the "video bkg" page type from the "No theme graphics" section.
Background Video Component (YouTube)
Easily add any YouTube video as the background for any of your pages. Edit any page, click the add button and choose the background video component from the Design/Accents menu. You can set the video as the full page background or place the video in specific sections of your layout.
The video background features are not supported on tablet/phone devices.
Video Banners (YouTube)
Create a video banner for your site. To setup a video banner, go to the header & images page. Click create new banner style and choose the video banner type. Then, set the YouTube video Id. Once the banner style is setup, you can go to the page properties for your pages and set which pages you want to use the new video banner from the Design tab in page properties.
Templates / Layouts
New layouts and templates have been added. The templates include large photo banner images. Most newer layouts are setup to easily accommodate larger computer screens as well as smaller tablet devices.
New photo banners have been added. It is now easier to setup your website to have a large banner image on the home page and smaller or no banner images on internal website pages. From the header setup choose the option to display smaller banners or no banner on regular website pages.
The integrated media player has been upgraded. Video and audio will now work better on mobile and tablet devices.
Blockquotes Text Style
Create stylish call out text with the new integrated block quote style. To use the block quote style with the text editor, click inside a paragraph of text and click the blockquote (indent) icon in the text editor toolbar.
Main menu item with subpages will now have a down arrow to the right of the menu text. The down arrow provides a convenient and easy indicator of which menu items contains more pages or a mega menu.
Long Form Page
New menu / logo alignment options have been added. You can now set the menu to be below the logo.
The responsive automated mobile support has been enhanced to work better on more mobile devices and tablets.
Content Distribution Network CDN
We have upgraded our content distribution network to better optimize the performance of your website.
For ecommerce, you can now purchase SSL certifcates for your website. With a certificate users will be taken to the secure version of your domain name - https://yourdomain.com. To purchase a certificate, go to the main store admin page and click the SSL certificate option.
To modify an order, view the order in the order manager and click the "Edit Order" button at the bottom of the page. From the order editor, you can adjust the shipping location, shipping price, tax amount as well as set the product item price and count.
Add to Cart Popup Overlay
From the shopping cart settings page, you can now set the action to popup an add to cart overlay in the page instead of going directly to the shopping cart page. To enable this feature, go to the shopping cart settings and set "Add to cart popup overlay" to "add to cart popup overlay (enabled)".
We have been upgrading our systems with the latest security patches and preparing for the new PCI certification standards which go into effect next year. The new standards will require that older security protocols are disabled on our systems. Once this change has taken effect, older browsers will no longer be able to connect to our systems in secure mode.
Order Manager - Re-order Feature
Customers can now easily re-order a previous order without having to add all the items back to their carts. To re-order a previous order, a customer can login to an account, view order history, find the order and then use the re-order option.
Subscriptions now include the option to set the renewal billing date.
Custom Checkout Form
The custom checkout form feature has been enhanced to automatically restore the form fields if customers have an error during checkout.
Misc Ecommerce Updates