News, announcements, and other tidbits of liveSite love
Announcing liveSite 7.1[archived]
Camelback Web Architects is proud to announce that liveSite v7.1 is now available for download. We want to thank everyone for making liveSite such a big success! Keep the great ideas and feedback coming and we'll keep coding!
With tons of new features — you'll swear it's more than a "point" release.
We have built-in Facebook, Twitter, and Sharing Buttons into every public page so your site visitors can share your website pages with their friends. You no longer have to hassle with coding these yourself, or forgetting to add them to any new pages you create.
Now you can see who's on your site at any time, where they are from (geographically), and what pages they are visiting on your site.
Discover the power of connecting with your site visitors. We have built chat features right into liveSite. Fully customizable and no coding required.
Analyzing your website traffic now got even easier. With Google Analytics now built into liveSite, just enter your account number and all your pages are tracked automatically. Again, no coding, and no worries.
The Welcome screen has been redesigned to give you instant access to visitor trends, the most recent site updates, and the most recent activity across your entire website.
Custom Form Watch Lists
We also added the watch list feature to Custom Forms so your users can sign up to receive notices of any comments added once the form has been submitted. This is great for creating instant two-way active discussion threads.
We added RSS capabilities to Catalog and Order Form Pages so visitors can subscribe to changes in your Catalogs, Product lines, or even down to a specific Product. This feature also makes it possible to automatically import your ever-changing catalog on a continuous basis into other systems like Google Merchant Center.
This new User privilege allows you to assign any User "edit" access to a specific Submitted Form without giving them access to all other submitted form data for a particular Custom Form.
Spam-free Site Registration
We added the CAPTCHA feature to the Registration Entrance Page Type to prevent non-human site registrations. We also shortened the CAPTCHA message so it doesn't wrap on more designs.
The Comments feature is quickly becoming a key feature of liveSite, allowing interactivity in new and exciting ways. We've added file attachments to comments so you can create even richer discussion threads with your team and customers. Also, any links added to comments are converted to hyperlinks. And to increase the volume of comments on your site, your site visitors can now control how much identity "reveal" they want to provide when adding any comment.
Now it's even easier for your users to add themselves to any watch list at the same time they are adding their own comment.
We added a new view to the Files tab that displays all the files uploaded through either a Custom Form or a Comment. This makes it easy to find these special files. These files are not included in file pick lists, so they don't add clutter to your content editing tasks.
Adblock Plus Support
Ad regions have been improved to prevent ad blocking software from blocking the display of Ads.
You can now view the HTML source created by the Style Designer, and you can append your own code to the HTML <head> of the pages. In addition, we now output the Page Style name in the HTML (<body class="YourPageStyleName">) providing even more flexibility in applying your own CSS to any specific Page Style.
We made many improvements in the Theme Designer interface to make it easier to use:
We have improved the Themes that are created with the Theme Designer:
NOTE: To get these improvements into your Themes, you'll need to open and save your Themes in the Theme Designer and new Themes will be generated. We recommend that you save a new copy of your Theme before saving it with the Theme Designer in case you wish to review or resolve any differences.
We have removed the "item" and "software_catalog" CSS classes from any advanced styling within the default Themes and regenerated them with the v7.1 Theme Designer. This only affects the layout of any Catalog Page Types.
The Rich-text Editor has been updated with many improvements and fixes:
Enhanced PCI Compliance
As credit card companies continue to tighten their requirements, we are staying out in front of them:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This change is retroactive, so once your liveSite is updated, any existing credit card data stored in your liveSite database that was already sent to a payment gateway will be removed.
We have improved the layout and organization of the built-in Video Tutorials to make way for even more videos, more descriptions, and searching and tagging of all videos.