SiteWizard Company Blog

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SiteWizard provides social CMS website solutions for business, churches and non-profit agencies.
By SiteWizard LLC on 3/28/2014
We are excited to announce that we are currently working on major improvements to SiteWizard CMS.  We are targeting summer 2014 for the release of several fantastic new features that will catapult our platform ahead of our competitors.

Important Note:  These enhancements are based on customer feedback.  We love hearing from our customers, and we want to provide the best products and services possible.  Your input matters.  We want to hear from you, so please contact us if you have new ideas for features or if you have other input about our services.

New Features Coming Soon Usability Enhancements Drag and Drop Support – You will be able to drag-and-drop modules around your pages.  This will let you quickly and easily move and organize your content without switching to Layout mode. Auto-Save – The Text/HTML module will have an auto-save feature so that you never lose your work.  If you close your browser or your session times out,...
By SiteWizard LLC on 10/1/2013
We are pleased to announce that all of our subscribers have been upgraded to SmarterMail Enterprise version 11.  Here are a few notable enhancements in this version: Performance Increases - Version 11 includes tremendous performance increases, particularly with the webmail interface.  Although the webmail design looks similar, it loads and responds much faster. Webmail Design Customization - The design of the interface can be easily changed through the Settings > Personalization dialog.  This allows organizations to change their colors and various display elements to match their branding. Greater Calendar Control - Users can now set the default view for their calendars (either daily, weekly, monthly, or all appointment views).  Users and domain administrators can also set the auto-clean feature to clean out old entries, ensuring the best performance of the system. Improved Spell Checking - The spell check engine has been redesigned, greatly increasing the accuracy and adding grammar support. ...
By SiteWizard LLC on 10/1/2013
We are pleased to announce a major enhancement to our DNS infrastructure.  We recently implemented a third party multicast DNS service called DNS Made Easy.  This transition has already taken place, but we wanted our customers to be aware of the new benefits of our website services. What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System.  It is the "backbone of the Internet" responsible for domain name lookups.  In short, DNS maps domain names to servers on the Internet.  When you type a web address in your browser (example: "www.example.com"), your computer connects to DNS and requests the IP address for that domain name (example: "192.168.1.1"). Here is a video with more details on how DNS works, and why it is important: What is Multicast DNS? Previously, SiteWizard was hosting its own unicast DNS in a single data center in Chicago, IL.  Lookups were fast enough whenever someone would visit a SiteWizard website from the eastern United States.  But lookups could be slow if someone visited from a distant location, such as the Pacific coast (CA, HI) or another country....
By SiteWizard LLC on 3/28/2013
Please note that we will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Friday, March 29 at 9:00 PM EDT in order to replace a disk array that has reported problems.  This work must be completed in order to ensure the performance and reliability of our servers.  We are well prepared for this hardware change, and we do not expect any issues during this process.

We anticipate up to 2 hours of intermittent availability during this maintenance window.  Your website and email may be unavailable during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please submit a support ticket.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.
By SiteWizard LLC on 2/8/2013
We are proud to announce a new enhancement to the Content Rotator module.  It now supports touch swipe controls.  The Content Rotator has always worked on mobile and touch devices, but interaction with a touch device was awkward.  Now users with phones or tablets can swipe over the Content Rotator to change slides.  Also, users on a PC or Mac can click and drag (mouse-swipe) to change between slides. In addition, we also added the option to provide custom JavaScript for each slide.  The JavaScript is executed whenever a slide is clicked ("OnClick" event).  This was a useful feature for our own home page, so we decided to release it for our power user customers. If you have suggestions for new features, feel free to contact us with your suggestions.  If you need assistance with any feature, please use our support website to submit a support ticket....
By SiteWizard LLC on 2/4/2013
We've added some new functionality in the Page Settings windows (both Basic and Advanced setting screens).  We have included help pop-outs with recommendations on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  The help pop-outs have tips and guidelines for writing a Page Title and Description that is "search-engine friendly."  Just hover over the help icons for Title or Description to see the SEO information. SEO Tips - Page Settings Basic We also added some instant feedback on the length of your Title and Description.  Search engines care about the length of the text in these fields, so we added indicators to show you the length as you type.  The color indicates whether your text is too long (red), too short (black) or just right (green).  Remember that search engines generally don't penalize you for writing too much text, but your text may be truncated in the search results. ...
By SiteWizard LLC on 1/14/2013
To answer some common questions from SiteWizard CMS users, we recently posted four new tutorial articles to help users with common module editing tasks: How to copy a module to all pages How to remove a module from all pages How to remove a module container How to add a header or footer to a module If you need assistance with anything, please use our support website to submit a question.  Feel free to submit requests for new tutorials.  We are always looking for ways to help our users.

By SiteWizard LLC on 8/31/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the release of an upgrade to the Language Translation feature of SiteWizard CMS.  This module has been updated to replace Yahoo BabelFish with Microsoft Bing Translator.  This new automated translation system has higher quality translation and supports more languages.  It now supports 34 languages, including: Arabic Arabic Bulgarian Bulgarian Chinese Chinese Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch...
By SiteWizard LLC on 8/5/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce several new enhancements to the Skin Designer and template system.  These new features provide a great deal of flexibility in the design of your SiteWizard CMS website. New Design Features: Logo Position (Skin Designer) - Choose whether your logo and Login/Register buttons are inside the main page or above (outside) the page.  While this sounds like a minor change, it opens up several new design scenarios.  Some design examples are shown below. Icon Color (Skin Designer) - When you move your logo outside of the page, you can choose whether your Login/Register buttons are Dark or Light.  These neutral colored icons can blend or contrast with any background. New Panes (Layout) - Three new panes have been added to the template layout system:  OuterTopPane, OuterTopLeftPane and OuterTopRightPane.  These panes can be used to insert content above (outside) the main page.  By adding modules to these panes, you can insert a custom header or place widgets (ex: Language...
By SiteWizard LLC on 7/28/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the release of a suite of Social Networking features.  These new modules and tools add Facebook-style interactivity to your SiteWizard CMS website.  Customers or members on your website can share with each other and with your organization.  This facilitates participation and increases customer/member interest and involvement. Social Networking Features User Profiles - Each user can add information and photos to personalize their sharing experience.  Members control what information is shared or private. Member Directory - This is a searchable directory of website members.  Users can search for other members, view profiles, make friend requests and send messages. Social Groups - Allow members to join different social groups and share information, photos, links and videos.  Social groups can be public or private.  Each social group can be moderated by administrator or appointed users. Journal - This is a Facebook style "wall" of postings showing the most...