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By SiteWizard LLC on 7/3/2014
We are proud to announce a new Custom Code module which makes it easy to add custom HTML, JavaScript and CSS to your SiteWizard CMS website.  This module lets you paste in any kind of HTML code, including and tags.  This makes it easy to add third party widgets such as Google Maps widgets, PayPal buttons, YouTube videos, Twitter timelines, Facebook social plugins, JotForm custom forms, SurveyMonkey surveys,...
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 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 7/27/2012
SiteWizard is pleased to announce the release of a Prayer Request / Praise Report module to our customers.  All Church SiteWizard CMS customers can take advantage of this new module. Prayer Request / Praise Report Features Registered members on your website can submit prayer requests or praise reports. The prayer requests and praise reports can be viewed by other members (according to permissions that you set).  Members can respond to prayer requests and praise reports to send encouragement. An extensive permissions system helps ensure that: Moderators have complete control over the communication process. Spammers cannot take advantage of the system.  This provides reassurance that legitimate messages reach the right people. Nearly every aspect of the system is customizable, including permissions, distribution lists, moderation, user trust levels, email templates and drop-down selections. Setting Up Prayer Requests / Praise Reports Log into...
By SiteWizard LLC on 7/12/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce that we have added more than 30 new backgrounds to the Full Screen Photo section of the Skin Designer.  To view the new options, log in as an administrative user and go to Admin > Skin Designer.  Choose the Page Background tab and select Full Screen Photo from the list.  The new images can be found in the photo selection box.

SiteWizard always strives to bring you the best technology and service.  We hope you enjoy these new features.  If you have questions, please submit a support ticket through the Support Website.
By SiteWizard LLC on 7/11/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce the release of an updated Getting Started Tutorial for our SiteWizard CMS product.  This new version covers the following topics: Terminology - Basic terminology associated with SiteWizard CMS. Administration - Control Panel and other administrative features. Adding Pages - Creating a new page with the Page Wizard. Changing Text - Editing text with the Text/HTML module. Linking Pages - Creating hyperlinks between pages on your site. Images - Uploading, resizing and positioning images. Adding Features - Adding and configuring modules. Page Layout - Rearranging modules using Layout Mode. Changing Design - Changing colors, backgrounds, menus, logo and other design elements using the Skin Designer. Content Rotator - Creating and configuring a content rotator / slideshow. This tutorial has something new for everyone, whether you are just starting or you are a veteran user of SiteWizard CMS.  Please view the latest Getting Started Tutorial...
By SiteWizard LLC on 6/6/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce the following enhancements to the Bible Search module: YouVersion - We have changed our Bible Search to use youversion.com. More Languages - The module now supports over 100 languages. More Versions - Over 300 Bible versions are available. Better Layout - The new layout is very clean and modern. IE Scrolling - The Internet Explorer auto-scroll issue has been resolved. Browse OT/NT - Users can quickly click on the book lists for OT and NT on the search bar. Start Page - Admins can control the page that is first displayed to users.  Options include:  Old Testamant Book List, New Testament Book List, Genesis 1, Psalm 1, Matthew 1 and John 1. SiteWizard always strives to bring you the best technology and service.  We hope you enjoy these new features.  If you have questions, please submit a support ticket through the Support Website....
By SiteWizard LLC on 5/25/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the following enhancements to the Slide Show / Content Rotator Module: Width Detection - When you first set up the Content Rotator module, the width of your website (as set in the Skin Designer) will automatically be detected and set for you.  This takes the guesswork out of determining the appropriate width.  This width setting assumes that you are adding the module to one of the image panes (ImagePane01, ImagePane02, ImagePane03) so that the Content Rotator will span the width of your page.  You can still use a custom setting if you are placing the module in a different location. Slide Preview - The Slide Preview area has been moved for better visibility and a more intuitive design experience. Background Preview - A preview tooltip has been added to the background image selection.  Hover over an image to see a larger preview. New Controls - Some of the controls on the slide settings have been changed to more closely mirror the Skin Designer, particularly...
By SiteWizard LLC on 5/25/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce the following enhancements to the Language Translation Module:
  • Flag Size Selection - Now you can choose from two different sets of language/country flags so that the icons are either minimally intrusive or more obvious.
  • Module Settings - The module settings screen has been redesigned to follow the design pattern of our other modules.  Inline help text has also been improved to provide the most user-friendly experience.
SiteWizard always strives to bring you the best technology and service.  We hope you enjoy these new features.  If you have questions, please submit a support ticket through the Support Website.
By SiteWizard LLC on 5/25/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce the following enhancements to the Social Bookmarks module:
  • Google+ Integration - We have implemented a new sharing / bookmark layout that supports Google+ (Google Plus) along with Facebook and Twitter share counts.
  • Module Settings - The module settings screen has been redesigned to follow the design pattern of our other modules.  Inline help text has also been improved to provide the most user-friendly experience.
SiteWizard always strives to bring you the best technology and service.  We hope you enjoy these new features.  If you have questions, please submit a support ticket through the Support Website.
By SiteWizard LLC on 5/2/2012
SiteWizard LLC is proud to announce the following enhancements to the Maps & Directions module:
  • Location Name - Choose whether your location name is passed to Google Maps.  This allows users to fix incorrect map marker information that is sometimes displayed by Google Maps.
  • Module Width - Control the width of the map and directions widget.
  • Map Height - Adjust the map height for a big or small area.
We hope that you enjoy these new customization options.  If you have questions, please submit a support ticket through the Support Website.
By SiteWizard LLC on 4/1/2012
SiteWizard LLC is pleased to announce that we have released a Bible Search module to our Church SiteWizard CMS customer.  The Bible Search module has the following features: Bible Translations - The module utilizes biblegateway.com for searching and display because it includes over 100 Bible versions in dozens of different languages. Search Options Search Box - Enter keywords / phrases (ex: "love peace and joy") or specific Bible references (ex: "john 3:16"). Bible Version - Select from over 100 Bible translations to search. Book List - Browse through the full list of books and chapters for each Bible version. Module Settings Bible Version - Set the default Bible translation and version that will be displayed on your website. Module Width - Use auto-width or set a specific size. Module Height - Set a custom height for the module. Border - Change the size and color of the border, or disable the border. Search Bar - Change size of search bar elements including font size....
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 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.