Happy Friday WebsiteForge Clients,
As requested in the Forum http://www.WebsiteForge.com/forum (<-- shameless plug) here is a list of WF Updates from the past several months that you may not know about! I'll get right to it...
Navigational Menu frame:
Many already know about this, but some may not. This new frame allows you to add a Navigation Menu literally ANYWHERE in your website (anywhere that's an editable Content Area of course). The process for adding buttons to the menu is similar to the Classic WF "Site Menu".
Check this link to see the Frame Type: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-v6id-22kb
Here is a shot of the Config Screen with no options configured: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-tvud-38kb
As you can see, the advantage this menu has over the Classic "Site Menu" is that it allows you to control and edit the look of the menu. You can even upload your own buttons to be used in the menu. Here is another shot that shows more options: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-m7io-46kb
Automatic SEO-friendly URL's for products and categories:
Old URLs for Categories and Products looked like this:
We have made them SEO friendly without removing references to a page (6.html), a module (m5) and the SKU (CODE001). Now they look like:
BTW: You can change the product title to whatever and it will not break old URL's because the system will only use the SKU from the URL to locate the product.
Layout Builder: Making fields Members-Only
Now you can make any field in a Layout Builder hidden unless a Member is logged into the site. See here for an example: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-swlo-73kb
Search for Expiring Members:
In the Modules > Membership > Members & Groups section... If you have Member Signup Packages, you can now search the Membership module for expiring Members. See an example here: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-olj1-11kb
Mass Mail Members from search results:
In the Modules > Membership > Members & Groups section... See the new button here: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-lcw5-18kb
This will send the list of Members below to the Mailer for a One Time email. So for example, you could use the new "Expiring Members" option mention above to find Members who are exiring within 2 weeks, then with one click send those Members to the Recipient list of a One Time email.
Membership module: Expired and Unpaid Member Entry Pages.
Using this new Setting you can make expired and unpaid Members automatically redirect to specific pages when they log in. These can be configured in two places: in General Settings of a Membership module, which will specify module-wide entry pages, and in Group properties (go to Members & Groups, then click Edit on a group), which will override these settings for particular groups.
If neither module-wide, nor per-group page is specified for one of these settings, normal entry page will be used instead.
FYI: An "Unpaid Member" is a Member who selected a paid package and was directed to the payment form, but did not finish the payment.
Membership: Upon Purchase Redirect:
This parameter was added to the Frame Settings of an Edit Profile frame in addition to the old one Upon Profile Edit Redirect. This will allows for the Member to be redirected to specific pages depending on if they did a purchase or just edited their profile. See here for an example: http://my.jetscreenshot.com/4815/20101217-qvm1-18kb
Membership: Upon Free Signup Redirect To:
The "Edit Profile" frame, in addition to "Upon Purchase Redirect To" and "Upon Profile Edit Redirect To" settings, now has "Upon Free Signup Redirect To" settings. This allows for different behavior depending on whether the visitor signed up with a paid package or a free one.
Close Menu When Moving Mouse Out:
The option "Close Menu When Moving Mouse Out" has been added to the Site Template and Settings page. Checking this option will allow your Site Menu submenu(s) to disappear when the mouse moves off of the menu.
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe Holiday Season!
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