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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 8/5/2012
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...
By SiteWizard LLC on 10/20/2011
You may have noticed some recent changes to SiteWizard CMS. We are proud to announce the following enhancements:

Improved Admin Interface The administrator interface has been redesigned making easier to use and more intuitive. The system now employs modal dialogs (floating windows) for most administrative tasks, allowing you to edit content without leaving the page. This provides a faster "inline editing" experience. Settings have also been reorganized using tabs and collapsible sections making it easier to find the setting you want without scrolling through a long list of options. Overall, the new admin interface has greatly improved the ease-of-use of SiteWizard CMS.

Updated HTML Technology All website designs (templates) built via the Skin Designer have been upgraded to XHTML with HTML 5 tag support. Previously many skins were running HTML 4 which caused Internet Explorer to run in "Quirks Mode" which turned off the latest HTML / CSS features. Now the latest web standards have been implemented...
By SiteWizard LLC on 2/20/2011
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce an enhancement to our Skin Designer.  We've added a new library of background designs.  The Skin Designer now offers over 600 options for background designs.  You can choose from the Standard background library (gradients and simple backgrounds) or choose Patterns/Tiles to pick from hundreds of repeating patterns.

Categories of the new Pattern/Tiles include:
  • Abstract
  • Animated
  • Clouds / Sky
  • Floral
  • Holiday / Special Occasion
  • Miscellaneous
  • Nature
  • Plaid
  • Polka Dot
  • Retro
  • Striped
To check out the new backgrounds, log into your website as an Administrator.  Go to Admin > Skin Designer.  Change the "Background Type" selection to "Pattern/Tiles".  Choose a Tile Category and you'll see a scrolling box with thumbnail images.  Click on any thumbnail image to preview.

We hope you enjoy this new addition!
By SiteWizard LLC on 1/7/2011
SiteWizard LLC has released two new videos that provide an introduction to SiteWizard CMS:What is SiteWizard CMS?Learn about the main features and uses of SiteWizard CMS, including: Content Management System (CMS) E-Commerce Email Marketing Company Intranet Company Extranet Watch Video:  What is SiteWizard CMS?Benefits of SiteWizard CMSLearn about the benefits of SiteWizard CMS.  See what our product can do for your business: Make Money Attract New Customers Engage Existing Clients Elevate Your Business Save Time and Money Watch Video:  Benefits of SiteWizard CMS...
By SiteWizard LLC on 12/28/2010
SiteWizard is proud to announce a new Module included in SiteWizard CMS:  Language Translation.  While our CMS product already supported creation of multilingual content, this new module handles translation automatically.  Your site administrator can drop the module into any page on your website.
By SiteWizard LLC on 12/28/2010
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the arrival of our new Page Wizard for SiteWizard CMS.  This feature greatly simplifies the process of creating new Pages which take advantage of the many Modules (features) built into SiteWizard CMS.
By SiteWizard LLC on 12/28/2010
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the arrival of our new SiteWizard CMS Control Panel.  This new feature streamlines the administrative process, making it faster and easier to change your website.  Next time you log into your website (with your administrative username) you will notice the new Control Panel at the top.

Here is a quick overview of the new Control Panel's features...
By SiteWizard LLC on 12/28/2010
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce our new Social Bookmarks Module for SiteWizard CMS.  This Module allows site administrators to easily add social bookmarks / sharing to any Page on their site.  The Social Bookmarks Module is integrated with AddThis.com, allowing you to track your users' sharing/bookmark behavior.  Choose from multiple button styles and configuration options.
By SiteWizard LLC on 12/28/2010
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce our new Maps & Directions Module for SiteWizard CMS.  This allows website administrators to easily add Google Maps and a Directions widget to your website.

To add the Maps & Directions Module to a Page:
  • Log into your website with your administrator account (Note: You created your own username when you built your site; Your username is not "admin" or "administrator").
  • In the Module section of the Control Panel, select New.
  • In the Module drop-down list, select Reference > Maps & Directions.
  • Fill out the rest of the Module information and click Add Module.
  • Click the Settings link to input an address and change display options.
By SiteWizard LLC on 11/20/2010
SiteWizard is happy to announce that we have increased our disk space limits for all SiteWizard CMS subscription plans.  We have more than doubled the web server space and email / file storage space.
By SiteWizard LLC on 11/15/2010
SiteWizard has upgraded its Video Gallery module.  Our latest version includes the following new benefits:
  • iPhone / iPad Support:  Support for iPhone and iPad devices.
  • Baseline H264 Profile:  Encode to "Baseline H264" format for support on mobile devices.
  • Improved Video Encoder:  Better quality video encoding with smaller file sizes.
  • HTML 5 Support:  Support for the HTML 5 video tag for browsers without Flash.
  • Media Center Module:  New module provides simplified display with video browse, watch, rate and comments.
  • Category Hierarchy:  Categorize your videos using parent/child category relationships.
By SiteWizard LLC on 11/15/2010
SiteWizard has added a new module for SiteWizard CMS:  PayPal Subscriptions.  Now you can easily add recurring payments* to your website.

Features include:
  • Simple subscription setup wizard.
  • Ability to assign roles upon receipt of payment, allowing you to designate "subscribers-only" content.  Require subscriptions for downloads, video galleries or any content on your website.
  • Set subscriptions to a limited number of payments (useful for installment plans) or until the subscriber cancels.
  • Ability to offer free trials.
  • Sends relevant subscription emails to you and the subscriber.
  • Support for PayPal test environment ("PayPal Sandbox").
* Requires a PayPal account with Recurring Billing option.