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Issue 107 - Feb 16, 2011



1. Save 50% off Download Mail Plugin (Until February 24th)
Save 50% off Download Mail Plugin (Until February 24th)

This multi-use plugin adds incoming mail functionality to your websites and applications. Just set up one or more custom email addresses to automatically download mail directly into your CMS. Check multiple email accounts and download mail from common mail server types, including POP3, IMAP, GMail and Google Apps. Once email content is stored in your database all of the standard CMS Builder features are available.

Example uses include:

  • Post articles by email
  • Post incoming email content to your site
  • Collect and/or publish content received from multiple email sources
  • Accept and post job applications
  • Automatically import message attachments as CMS uploads
  • Support ticket systems

Purchase Download Mail now to start downloading mail straight into your CMS!

2. Save 20% off Website Membership Plugin (Until February 24th)
Save 20%  off Website Membership Plugin (Until February 24th)

With our Website Membership plugin, creating password protected areas of your CMSB powered websites is simple. Allow site visitors to sign up for user accounts and login to view password protected content. Use Website Membership to provide individual users with user specific content. All user accounts can be managed through CMS Builder.

Website Membership allows users to:

  • Easily sign up for an account, input their own name, username, password, and email address
  • Edit their profiles and request password reminders
  • View different content based on user or access level (premium users, regular users, and non-logged in users all see different content)
  • View different content depending on login status (e.g. "Sign up to read this article!")

Order Website Membership now to setup your membership site!

3. CMS Builder upgrade 2.07
CMS Builder upgrade 2.07

Exciting news from Interactive Tools - CMS Builder 2.07 has just been released! New features have been added, and useful changes have been made. In addition to upgrading tinyMCE, and making improvements to the plugin section, we’ve created some fantastic new features. The new preview button is an excellent option that lets you to preview your details page before saving or publishing changes to your website. Now you can see how your pages will appear to users prior to going live.

New Features:

  • Preview button: This useful feature lets you see changes to your detail page before saving or publishing.
  • New access levels: The new ‘Author and Viewer’ access level allows you to view all records, while only make modifications to your own.
  • Editor List: Simplify searching by either resetting or ignoring previous search options.
  • Editors: A new date picker popup has been added for use with date fields.
  • Viewers: An automatic search suffix has been created to match empty fields.

Other Changes:

  • The backup database now allows you to backup and restore individual tables.
  • Missing upload directories are automatically created, if possible.
  • Additional text has been added to the language translation files.
  • An ‘Editor’ link has been added to the section edit menu.
  • Set menu text links to open in the same tab.
  • Several new filters have been added to the plugin system.
  • Plugins that require newer versions of CMSB are now automatically deactivated.
  • The WYSIWYG has been upgraded to tinyMCE version 3.3.9.2.

To view the complete list of changes, visit the CMS Builder changelog. CMS Builder users can upgrade by donation here.

4. Showcase Categories
Showcase Categories

CMS Builder Showcase is growing, with new sites added every day. We have created a list of categories to better highlight your work and to illustrate the endless variety of sites powered by CMS Builder. When you submit your site to the Showcase you can select the categorie(s) where your website will be listed. Show off your own work and see what other designers and developers are creating.

We have also added a “See more sites by by this developer” link to each Showcase detail page. Clicking the link will display all the Showcase sites submitted by that developer.

5. Consulting Services
Consulting Services

Interactivetools consulting services acts as your expert virtual development team on content management projects of any size. Many customers have used our services for CMS Builder integration, custom programming, project management, vision and guidance, and more.

Like our software, our consulting services are private label. Our work, integrating a powerful content management that automates your website, happens behind the scenes. Your client gets the website they want and you charge the client a premium for our service. You design the site, hand us the integration work, and move on to new projects and new clients.

Consulting work is one of our specialties, and CMS Builder is the best application on the market for rapidly integrating a content management system into your website. The speed and quality of our work, combined with the rapid deployment of CMS Builder, will keep your costs down and your clients happy.

We have the expert knowledge and experience to perform fast and cost-effective consulting work on projects of all types and sizes. Reduce your in-house expenses by hiring us as your on-demand consulting service. We will work as part of your team to finish your projects on time, and on budget, while delivering a top-quality product.

Consulting services include:

  • Template Integration
  • Custom Plugins
  • Server Moves
  • jQuerry addons
  • Data imports
  • Listings Manager upgrades
  • Article Manager upgrades
  • Comments scripts
  • Membership sites
  • Product Listing with Payment gateway
  • AJAX plugins

Have a project? To get started visit the Consulting page and contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate.

6. Welcome Robin
Welcome Robin

We're happy to introduce our latest staff member, Robin Brayer.

Robin has had IT roles in a huge variety of industries: Heavy Machinery, Education, Industrial, and Film. And because of this, Robin has also had many job titles over the years. So for fun, we have combined all his previous job titles into one:
Senior Database Network Software Applications Specialist Developer Engineer

Feel free to send him an email to say hello, at: consulting@interactivetools.com

7. News from the Forum
News from the Forum

We now have a central post for linking to tutorials and useful threads that are frequently referenced. We'll be adding to it as time goes on.
http://www.interactivetools.com/iforum/Products_C2/CMS_Builder_F35/Notice%3A_CMSB_Tutorials_%26_Useful_Threads_P85036/

8. Developers Resources & Fun Links
Developers Resources & Fun Links

Dave Favourite: Google Dictionary Plugin for Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja#

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator:
http://www.malcolmgladwellbookgenerator.com/


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