The new Member Forum is finally here! This new forum is replacing the current open forums, and will house both our Support forum and our open discussions.

Unlike our existing forum, we now have the ability to assign moderators from within the Webs Community. This is something you have requested for some time, and something we have wanted but have been unable to do for a while.

The new forum has all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a robust forum, and I have to admit that there is SO MUCH there that we will be making tweaks for a few weeks as this gets running. READ MORE

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Hi Everyone,

Haroon here.  For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m the CEO of Webs.com.  Just wanted to give a quick update on a few things.

Stability Update

First, as you know we have been spending a lot of efforts on improving the stability and reliability of the system.  While I would not consider us 100% there just yet, we have made some very good progress including some major upgrades to our core databases, added servers for more redundancy, code updates for better efficiency, and a new QA team for better testing.  We also updated our storage cluster today (a few of you may have noticed the hiccup) to give us plenty of room for growth.  We still have a few more tasks to complete but do feel we are well on our way to solidifying our hosting infrastructure for your sites. READ MORE

As you have probably noticed, things look a little different around here. We’ve made several changes, some cosmetic, some structural to make it easier to navigate and use our services.Also, as promised, you now have access to the new Master Dashboard.

How do you use it? When you go to webs.com, instead of logging in with your site’s username and password, login with your WebsID. Your WebsID is an email/password combination and is what you use to join and access your website. (if you don’t have a websID, you can sign up for one by visiting: http://[your site here].webs.com/apps/auth/signup READ MORE

Photos Update

Thank you for being so patient while we were updating our systems to make the latest updates possible. Here’s a summary of the new Photo Gallery features:

–  Social Publishing: Your members can now post albums and photos. (If you let them)
–  Categories: Manage your albums better by placing them in categories.
–  Search: Find photos quickly by searching on titles and captions.
–  Permissions: Manage what your members can do. (Use the Settings button to decide who can post comments, post photos, manage categories and who can download photos through right-clicking.  )
–  Comment Counts: See which photos have comments, and how many.
–  Quick Links: Just like forums, you can now view all recently added or commented photos with the click of a link.
–  Design changes: We’ve sharpened things up a bit for a better overall experience. READ MORE

Forum App Update

The Forum app has been updated today with enhancements that a lot of your have been requesting.  New updates include:

– Editing of posts and topics for moderators and site owners
– Editing and deleting of posts and topics for site members (with a 10 minute time limit)
– Locking of Categories
– Moving topics – by editing and changing their category
– General enhancements and performance improvements

These changes were applied automatically to everyone’s forums. Since all the changes are brand new, would love to hear your thoughts. READ MORE

Updates

Today we launched a brand new update. This widely requested update enables you to post useful widgets in sidebars without using any code.

How to add widgets to your sidebar?

1. In the Sidebar Manager, click on the “Widget Module” Button
2. The next screen will show you the Sidebar WidgetBank where you can choose from a number of categories to find widgets that suit your needs (like badges, clocks, countdowns, weather feeds, news feeds, rss feeds, and more).
3. Customize your chosen widget (if needed) and click ‘Insert.’ READ MORE

Guestbook

The Guestbook page has been completely upgraded to better work with the social features your sites have. Here’s a brief outline of what’s new:

– Entries which your site members post are now tied to their profiles
– Users can reply to previous guestbook comments
– Settings are available for you to decide who can post entries
– Rich text is included
– Ability to edit and delete comments
– A newer and better look and feel

Best of all, you can migrate all of your old guestbook entries over to the new Guestbook with a click of just one button! READ MORE

Last week, we added the template “Time”, before that, “Splash”.

This week’s addition are “Vector” and “Patriotic”.

Vector comes in 4 different colors: Blue, Green, Orange and Red. [LINK].

Patriotic has 3 different designs to reflect the upcoming United States Presidential elections. [LINK]

Take a look and enjoy!

Irina

Video Gallery

Members with profiles, members who comment (and can also delete comments), members who post to your forum.  Now, what about members adding videos to your site?  Or photos?  Or blog posts?  Or members who can moderate the site blog?  All things to come.  First up, members posting videos to your site.

In May we added the Video App to Freewebs, and in September we added the Members App.  Today, we’re bringing them together with a Video App upgrade that rolls in members posting. READ MORE

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