Today we are happy to announce the latest upgrades and new features! We have been hard at work over the last couple months on some great new tools to improve your BlogSites.
WordPress Upgraded to Latest Version!
The latest version of WordPress brings some exciting new features. With a new password security strength meter, you can make sure your site is even more secure! Go to your profile page and see how strong your password is!
There is also a new media uploader, to make uploading multiple images even easier. You can drag and drop images straight from your desktop to the site, watch them upload, then reorder via drag and drop as well!
Improved SmugMug Integration
We completely rebuilt the settings page for SmugMug, improving the process of connecting to SmugMug. We also improved the syncing process to make it more clear whether a site is currently syncing with SmugMug and making it easier to stop the sync and disconnect from SmugMug as well.
New Designs for the New SmugMug!!
You may have heard, there is a whole new SmugMug available now, with new designs and new ways to customize the site. While this is exciting, they did not make the process of design sync available ( yet, at least… ) that we had been using with the “old” SmugMug. So if you are a new SmugMug user or have migrated to the new version, the design sync no longer has any effect.
But… We have some exciting news!
We have cracked the code to the new designs and can now offer a way to make your sites match like we always have. It is a bit more manual but only takes about 30 seconds.
How does it work? Our site will proved some CSS code that just needs to be copied and pasted into the settings within SmugMug. And that’s it!
For now, we are starting with a design that works with the Cappuccino theme. Anyone using the Cappuccino theme will be able to integrate with the new SmugMug starting today!
If you are using another theme, let us know and we will start working on the most asked for and most used themes next! But we have the method down now, so new designs should come quickly!
Better Support and Help Screens!
Previously we had tried to embed the support site into the dashboard. That did not do a great job of explaining how to use our support system. So we changed that to provide a page that puts all the needed links in one place.
You can also access the same information at any time with the help tab that is on every page in the admin area!
Better Shortcode Insertion for SEO Galleries!
Sometimes a small design change can make a big difference. We sat down with the popup window for SEO Image Galleries and reworked it to be more intuitive and streamlined. You can still insert galleries the same way. It’s just cleaner and easier now!
New Background Images and Improved Options Page!
We also moved around the background customizer a little, improving the ways to customize the background of your site. And, just for fun, we added a bunch of great new backgrounds! More importantly we switched up the WAY we add backgrounds so that we can start adding more all the time!