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Auth.net TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Changes

Authorize.net is updating its system again. As an account holder, you may be receiving messages to encourage you to get in touch with your website providers and developers. Of course, you are always welcome to get in touch with us. However, we want to reassure you that if you did receive any of the messages below, our team is aware of Auth.net's upcoming changes and have made updates throughout the SiteWrench system to accommodate for these changes well ahead of their deadline.... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Hosting your Domain with Speak

It’s that time of year. Our suppliers that sell domains are sending notices about the increasing costs of domains. Speak has not increased our prices for the purchase and management of domains in the past several years. As you may know, we renew, maintain, and manage your domain and its associated DNS records for a mere $20 a year for each domain. We are increasing this cost to $25/year for each domain, effective August 1, 2017. If you already host your domain with us,... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, June 29, 2017
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SiteWrench Release Notes

Hey there! It's Nicole, your friendly Sitewrench Community Manager. Our team has spent a lot of time in the last couple of months making system improvements, tackling bugs that could affect the user experience both on the front end and the back end. We have also pushed out some new features in our system to improve your experience with SiteWrench, which I'm excited to tell you about. Read on to learn more. As always, if you have any questions about how these changes affect your site,... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Recent SiteWrench Release Notes

We ended 2016 strong and started off 2017 even stronger by making our system better than ever. We spent most of December improving our infrastructure to eliminate server timeout errors. Our team has deployed a major infrastructure change that will boost performance across all of SiteWrench. Get the overview of some of our bug fixes and new features: Pages There was a bug that deleted pages associated with linking pages. If the linking page was deleted, then associated pages could... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Introducing Front End Editing

What is Front End Editing? As a SiteWrench Editor, you are accustomed to logging into SiteWrench and managing your content on the “back end,” or administrative side, of your site. With Front End Editing, you can stay on the “front end,” or public facing side of your site, and still update your content. Let’s take a look and see how this works. Turn on Front End Editing for your Site Go to your Site Settings tab on SiteWrench Click on General at... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Changes to Mass Mail Billing Structure as of February 1, 2017

We have an important update for clients who use our Mass Mail services. Over two years ago, we posted a notice about upcoming charges for email overages. We held off as long as possible, but the time has finally come to enforce these charges. Starting February 1, 2017, emails sent beyond your plan limit will incur a charge of $0.001/send. That's 1,000 emails for $1. This charge will be added to your bill the following month. Alternatively, you can save 20 percent by adding a block... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, January 19, 2017
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November SiteWrench Release Notes

This month we’ve worked on fixing a lot of minor bugs, particularly within our store feature . We have even expanded on some new features that involve refunding money from within SiteWrench to your Authorize.net account. How to Refund your Store Orders When you go into your SiteWrench store, you will view the individual order you would like to refund by clicking into that order’s details. From here, you will have the option to “Mark Cancelled” next to the Payment... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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October SiteWrench Release Notes

Helpful New Features in SiteWrench It's that time again, when our hard working developers take a minute to reflect and report on what they've accomplished over the last month. This month's Sitewrench updates are continuing to make our custom content management system  work harder and smarter and more agile, allowing our users to create movement better than ever before. Take a look below at some of the new features. Auto-Validation of phone number in Online Donation ... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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Why Speak recommends a dedicated SSL certificate for every site

What is an SSL certificate? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, which is web security technology that will allow an encrypted connection between a website and user. An SSL certificate signifies to the browser and to the web user that your site is secure and safe to enter login information and make payments on. Web users will see the little green lock symbol in the browser, and if they click on it, it will reveal the valid site certificate that is required for all SSL certificates. The... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Monday, October 10, 2016
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August-September Release Notes

Helpful New Features in Sitewrench URLs auto-link in your editor toolbar Now when you copy and paste a link directly from your browser into SiteWrench’s WYSIWYG editor toolbar , the link will be automatically applied. This works for full URLs when copied directly from the browser. As always, you can double click to edit your link and modify the URL or change its specifications. In this example, I modify the first link to open up in a new browser tab.     Add... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Monday, September 19, 2016
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July Sitewrench Release Notes

Great New Features for Sitewrench Content Management Our development team has spent significant time focusing on system improvements. We wanted to share with our our latest bug fixes and new features.  Unlimited Content Areas Previously existed: Ability to navigate to the Main, Top, Bottom, Right, Left content areas Adjust the content area names Turn on/off content areas that are not active for your site Your site was limited to 5 content areas New features:... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Friday, August 5, 2016
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Do you know who controls your domain?

What’s your home address? Do you own your house or do you rent it? Do you know who to call when your house needs maintenance? Chances are you know the answers to these basic questions. As a website owner in the digital age, it is equally important that every webmaster and primary website content manager know the answer to these questions concerning your web address: What is your primary domain? This is the main domain you market for people to locate your... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Forms have gotten even better with these new features!

We're excited to release our latest updates to our 'Forms' Page Part. Check out the new features we have in store for you on all current and future forms! If you're not already using Forms on your site, check out our training videos and documents on how to set them up so you can make the most out of your SiteWrench tools.  What is a form? A form is the single most powerful tool for converting one of your site visitors into a lead for your business. In today's... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Addressing Authorize.net Changes 5-4-16

Authorize.net has recently been sending messages to account holders concerning a few pieces of technical developments. If you have received any of these messages, please note that our team is aware and has already taken measures to address these issues. You do not need to do anything with your Authorize.net account to address these concerns, as we will be updating it on your behalf system-wide. Below are snippets of the emails you might have received directly from Authorize.net. Akami... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Sneak Peek: Your Revamped Content Editor

We have some exciting news for SiteWrench users! Our developers have completely revamped the SiteWrench content editor to provide the latest and greatest tools to make content management as easy as possible for you. We’re introducing these new features over the next few days, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek into the improved editor before we permanently roll it out. As always, if you have any concerns with or feedback on this new editor, please submit a support ticket and we’ll be glad... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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New Changes to your Files View

We’re excited to announce a round of new user interface changes to SiteWrench. These changes affect some of the bigger pieces of SiteWrench, like the Files section, the Dashboard, the Banner Rotator page part, and the Store. To jump to a specific section, click on a section below or keep scrolling to continue reading. Uploading Files Inserting Files How to Delete Files Selecting Multiple Files Let’s start with the Files If you’ve been in Sitewrench lately, you’ve... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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SiteWrench Updates: Donation and Store features 3-9-16

We have some new and exciting features surrounding our Store and Online Donation page parts in SiteWrench. These changes will help your organization promote donations at checkout! Donation During Checkout We have a new feature that gives you the ability to enable an ask for a donation during your online store’s checkout. This feature needs to be added to your site, so reach out to your Account Manager if you have an interest. Once it’s added to your site, you can enable it by going to... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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Understanding the components of SiteWrench: Page Parts vs Pages

What are Page Parts? Page Parts are organized content pieces we have developed within SiteWrench to help you manage your formalized content. Page Parts do all the heavy lifting of content arranging on the front end. All you have to do is populate content into the Page Part, and the Page Part shows the content in a pre-arranged manner on the public facing side of the site. There are three categories of Page Parts: Apps, Widgets, and Content. While we won’t get into the specifics of each... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Monday, December 28, 2015
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Replacing Files Without Replacing Links

You’ve probably needed to update an image on your site at some point. It’s possible that image has been referenced multiple times on your site, and by updating it in one spot you realize you might not remember all the places this photo is located. Let’s say we’ve got to update an image of our staff member named Lennon. He’s based out of our Nashville office, and he’s essential to our day to day operations. This is our current image of Lennon: We have faithfully uploaded this... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Friday, November 20, 2015
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November Sitewrench Updates

We've made some exciting updates to Sitewrench, including some integrations, new features and bug fixes. Read more below. Mail Chimp List Integration There is now integration possible between your Mail Chimp account and SiteWrench. If you have a button on your site that encourages subscribers to sign up for email updates, most likely those emails are being housed in your SiteWrench Mass Mail list section. It has always been possible to export that list of emails and then upload to your... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Managing Global Tags

What are Global Tags? Global tags are words or phrases you assign to events, media files, and blog entries. They help you organize separate material on the site by relating them to their associated tag. On SiteWrench these globals tags are configured by various page parts as either “Tags” or “Categories.” For instance, “tags” are found in these page parts: Blog, Media Archive v. 2, Products, Portfolio Projects, Store Products; “Categories” is found in the Calendar page parts and the... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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301 Redirects: Understanding the Importance

Our Sitewrench support team receives a lot of questions about 301 Redirects. The majority of the time, users plug in their URL or navigate to a page and they see this error and they don’t know what it is or what caused it: When a webpage has a redirect loop or too many redirects, it simply means that the website is being told contradictory things. The good news is, we give you the power to fix it! Our powerful CMS has created an easy way to setup and manage 301 redirects. Keep reading... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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New Feature: Online Donations Page Part

Last week, we brought you a set of new features for user management. These updates will help manage your site’s users. We also talked about our new servers and what that meant for your business. This week, we've got more new features to show you, and they entail how you can streamline your commerce and donations pages for your business. User Profiles linked to Donations User Profiles have been updated in many ways, but one of the coolest changes is that our Profiles are now linked... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Sitewrench Updates for 9-30-2015

If you’ve logged in to your website’s admin panel lately, you’ve noticed some major changes that have been ongoing for the last month or two. We have made some big changes to SiteWrench and our server setup, in an effort to increase security, reliability and speed. Below are a couple of the changes to our platform that will improve your Sitewrench experience. While some of these differences are behind the scenes, you will notice a faster experience on SiteWrench as a user both on the backend... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Thursday, October 1, 2015
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