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4 for $400, New CMS Builder version and Add Ons updates - Newsletter #121 - May. 2013


1. 4 for $400: 4 licenses of CMS Builder for 50% off (until May 16th)
2. CMS Builder Updates: 2.52 and 2.53
3. Permalinks 1.01 Add On Released
4. Website Membership 1.10 Add On Released
6. News from the Forum
7. Developer Resources & Useful Links
1. 4 for $400: 4 licenses of CMS Builder for 50% off (until May 16th)
Save $400 on CMS Builder 4-packs

This is the first time we have made this offer available. Don't miss this sale, buy now and save on purchases of 4 licenses (each license for only $99.97!). Take advantage of a total savings of $400 off the regular CMS Builder price.

As always, this price includes free support and our 90-day, unconditional money-back guarantee. Place an order or if you have any questions, give us a call (toll free 1-800-752-0455), send an email, or post in the forum. We're always here to help you out!

2. CMS Builder Updates: 2.52 and 2.53
CMS Builder Updates:  2.52 and 2.53

We are always working to better CMS Builder's ease of use, and to increase functionality. Our latest round of upgrades includes some great enhancements for development servers. Check out our latest changes below:

NEW FEATURES in 2.52

  • Sending Mail: Added support for SMTP authentication, unsecured, SSL secured, and TLS secured mail servers.
  • Security: Added blacklist of top 10,000 common passwords. Found in /lib/login_password_blacklist.txt

NEW FEATURES in 2.53

  • Development Servers: Added install option to create separate settings files for development domains for easier migrations
  • Development Servers: Added install option to support "prefix urls" such as /~username or /development/client-name for easier migrations
  • Development Servers: Added new "Prefix Url" field under: Admin > General Settings > Directories & URLs
  • Programmers: New /plugins/cron-example.php script shows how to run tasks at intervals such as once a day or once a minute.

For a full list of changes, take a look at the CMS Builder changelog.
CMS Builder users can upgrade by donation.

3. Permalinks 1.01 Add On Released
Permalinks 1.01 Add On Released

Using our Permalinks Plugin, you can provide your clients with custom URL's that are personalized, creative, and easy-to-remember. This plugin has been a big hit and we have added some new features, shown below:

NEW FEATURES

  • Preview URL Support: Added support for web servers that use /~username/ preview urls (setup "Prefix Url" under Admin > General)
  • Custom Querystrings: Added support for custom query strings in manual permalinks: ?like=this&or=that
  • SEO Optimization: Latin accents are automatically removed from permalinks (same as "remove accents" viewer links plugin)
  • Documentation: Added instructions to readme.txt on avoiding broken links with site-root relative links (starting with /)
  • Documentation: Added instructions to readme.txt on using Permalinks Plugin in combination with WordPress Permalinks

You can read more about it and check it out here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/add-ons/permalinks/

If you've already purchased this software, you can download the upgraded plugin for free here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/add-ons/my_purchases.php

4. Website Membership 1.10 Add On Released
Website Membership 1.10 Add On ReleasedWe've just released 3 minor plugin updates. If you already have these plugins you can download the here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/add-ons/my_purchases.php

Website Membership plugin is another favourite here at interactivetools.com. With its many different functions from member login and password reset, to allowing user-specific content, we use it all the time on a wide variety of sites. We have added some improved features, listed below:

NEW FEATURES

  • Security: Added blacklist of top 100k common passwords. Found in /lib/login_password_blacklist.txt
  • Usability: Whitespace is removed from beginning and end of username and password on login (to prevent copy and paste errors)
  • Usability: Passwords that start or end with spaces are no longer allowed.

NOTE: If upgrading, use Code Generator to recreate the Password Reset and Edit Profile pages in order to take advantage of new features.

You can read more about it and check it out here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/add-ons/website-membership/

If you've already purchased this software, you can download the upgraded plugin for free here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/add-ons/my_purchases.php

NOTE: Requires CMS Builder 2.52 or newer. Download the latest version of CMS Builder by donation here:
http://www.interactivetools.com/upgrade/

6. News from the Forum
News from the Forum

Dave shows how to set account expiration to one year from current date:
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/forum-posts.php?Set-Account-Expiration-to-one-year-from-current-date-78720

How to upload and display animated gifs in CMS Builder:
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/forum-posts.php?postNum=2230446#post2230446

Limiting pagination to a certain number (range) of links:
dwellingproductions from the forum and Jason worked together to show a small range of pagination links.
Instead of this:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
you can see this
1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 10
dwellingproductions not only provides the final completed code but his CSS too!
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/forum-posts.php?postNum=2230059#post2230059

jKit: A very easy to use, cross platform, jQuery based UI toolkit, that's still small in size, has the features you need, and doesn't get in your way of doing things!
http://jquery-jkit.com/
Thanks to Tim Forrest for posting this in the forum
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/forum-posts.php?postNum=2229826

jQuery 2.0 Released:
http://blog.jquery.com/2013/04/18/jquery-2-0-released/
Greg posted about this update and also noted that jQuery 2.0 doesn't support IE6, 7 or 8. So hold off on using it if this will be an issue for your site.
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/forum-posts.php?Jquery-2.0-has-been-released-78690

7. Developers Resources & Useful Links
Developers Resources & Useful Links

Canon Explains Exposure:
http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/
Play with the camera controls found in the "Creative Zone" of an EOS Digital SLR. Here, you can really control the outcome of your photos and get the effects you want. Your shots will appear below where you can review, get feedback and compare the settings you used.

10 Websites that teach Coding - Upgrade Your Skills, or learn some new ones:
http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/05/ten-websites-that-teach-coding-and-a-bunch-of-other-things/
And you can learn so much more than technical skills. For example:
Coursera is offering a very interesting course this summer about how traditional narratives are transformed in the world of online games:
https://www.coursera.org/course/onlinegames

Embed Photo Spheres on Your Website:
Google provide the code:
https://developers.google.com/panorama/web/
and example:
https://google-developers.appspot.com/panorama/web/examples/simple_example


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