With over a year since the release of version 2.8, the next release of WebCards is well overdue. You will be happy to hear that the new version, 2.9, is now available to download. Get it now from your Member Centre.
Here is a quick summary of the bug fixes and new features:
- Card background images
- Ability to delete admin logs after a certain number of days rather than deleting all of them
- Ability to set the default timezone for you users
- Ability to regenerate thumbnails for uploaded images
- Full video support for all platforms, including mobile, Android and iOS (video format dependant)
- Support for using Mandrill to send emails
- Personal event reminders now save properly
- Thumbnail alpha transparency in thumbnails now works properly
- Google and Yahoo contacts updated to latest version. Hotmail/Live/Outlook has been removed due to changes in code
- Updated to latest version of TinyMCE text editor
- Correct language file is now selected when sending cards via the task manager
- Search cloud cache is no longer updated if it has been disabled in the admin centre
- Removed hardcoded site name in PayPal links
- Added canonical links to ensure calendar doesn’t cause duplicate pages in search engines
- Email addresses added to contact chooser to make it easier to find who you are looking for
Get it now from your Member Centre.
For a long while we have been running our support forum on the BBPress software. It is a great, lightweight piece of software that is perfect for a support forum. We have been running a very old stand-alone version for a few years but it has been over-run by spammers. This has started to impede emails being sent from this domain so it was clear an update was needed.
The most up to date version is now a plugin for WordPress rather than stand-alone. Since we already use WordPress this is not a problem. However, it has meant the forums have moved and they now look a lot different. They are also now a sub section of the blog.
All user accounts and previous posts have been transferred so there is no need to re-register.
The new version uses a very aggressive anti-spammer registration check so if you have any problems registering or logging in please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the new forums at http://www.mywebcards.net/blog/forum/.
After a few weeks of suspended forum registrations due to spam issues, it is now up and running again.
Please feel free to visit and post your support requests or pre-sales questions.
We are pleased to announce that the next version of Webcards, version 2.8, is now ready for download in your Member Centre.
Here is a quick summary of the new features:
As well as the usual bug fixes and security improvements.
Download WebCards version 2.8 from your Member Centre now. If you are not a current WebCards member please subscribe today for instant access. Please post in our support forum if you have any questions.
The latest version of WebCards is now available. It contains a lot of exciting new features and many bug fixes.
The latest release allows you to access our network spam system, add meta keyword tags to pages, allow users to rate cards, choose and edit URL slugs, allow users to have their own personal calendar including event reminders and use Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES).
Here is a summary of the main new features:
We have upgraded our WebCards demonstration to our upcoming release, version 2.7.
You will be able to preview some of the new features and we will be able to fix any of the final bugs we missed during development.
The feature highlights of the new version include:
There are also many admin centre enhancements that we will talk about in the near future.
There are plenty of new features already lined up for the next version of WebCards as well as lots of bug fixes.
But we want to know what YOU want from the next version of WebCards. Are there any little flaws that drive you mad? Or any missing features that make you say “how did they not think of putting that in?”
Please let us know your WebCards feature requests in the comments below.
Today marks the release of the next version of WebCards, version 2.6. Here is a quick summary of the new features available:
Please take a look at the whatsnew.txt file inside the WebCards zip file for a full description of all the new features and bug fixes.
In line with the latest WebCards release, we have updated the documentation to include the newest features.
Following the release of the latest version of WebCards I thought I should outline some of the key features.
You can now add images to your WebCards installation directly from Flickr.
Search for the images you want to add. You can choose to only show images that allow commercial use if that is more appropriate to your needs.
The choose the image you want to use and the size of the thumbnail. All the details are inserted automatically and the image is ready to use right away.
Your users can now setup a subscription to your WebCards installation. They pay their monthly fee automatically by PayPal. You get to set the subscription fee and the currency. The system will also automatically detect if a user cancels their subscription to stop them from sending any more cards.
Note that subscriptions in WebCards replace the credits system that was in use for WebCards 2.4. Credits was an interim arrangement before we perfected the subscription system. If users have paid for credits the data will still be saved but the users will not be able to send cards that are only available to subscribers.
A long requested feature, WebCards now allows you to charge users for individual cards. You can set the price for each card individually so you can have a mixture of free and paid-for cards. Once a card has been paid for, it will be sent instantly without any interaction required.
This feature has been requested for a long time and has finally made it into this release. As well as sending notifications for new cards, you can now send the full card within the notification email.
These are the highlights of the new features in the latest version of WebCards as well as many bug fixes. You can download it from your Member Centre, or if you are not currently a customer, order WebCards now.