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|Change Billing Contacts
You can now customize your billing contacts, rather than just using the list of administrators, from the "Administrators" item of your site's "Users" menu.
|Oct 1, 2015||17486|
|Manage MX Records
You can now update your MX records from the "Domain/Email" item of your site's "Features" menu. This is useful if you want to switch over to a dedicated email service, such as Office 365.
|Nov 17, 2014||9640|
|New Widget: Donations
We've made it even easier to accept donations via PayPal on your site with the new Donations widget, available in the "Community" widget folder.
|Sep 14, 2014||10350|
|Social Network Links
You can now create links to your social networking sites easily from the "Social Networks" item of your "Features" menu. Buttons for these networks will show up in your footer and various other places in your site.
|Aug 19, 2014||10061|
|New Webmail Client
We've been using the same webmail software for a decade now, and to be honest, it wasn't all that great even back then. The final nail in the coffin was a few functions breaking when we upgraded some server software a couple weeks ago. We're happy to announce that we've given our webmail feature a huge upgrade! The new software should be self-explanatory, and your email and data should still be exactly where you left it. Please let us know if you run into any issues.
|Feb 17, 2014||11723|
|Media Manager Redesign
We've added some great new features to the Media Manager!
|Dec 31, 2013||11678|
|New Linkbar Editor
We now have a much easier editor for your linkbar. Click for more information.
|Nov 13, 2012||24261|
|New Template: "Screen Door"
Another new layout is available! This one features some new logo creation software we've been working on, and will give us a lot of new options going forward. Enjoy!
|Oct 22, 2012||16100|
|New Template: "Burlap"
Give your website a natural feel with our latest template, "Burlap", available from the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Oct 17, 2012||9556|
|Send Email to Mailing Lists!
We've found a way to offer one of our most requested features: sending email to your mailing lists! In the "Mailing Lists" item of your site's "Users" menu, there are now buttons to send email to the list. Please let us know if you run into any problems or have any questions.
|Oct 5, 2012||6279|
|Retooled Look & Feel Selection
The "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu had grown unwieldy as we added more choices. We've retooled this page to make it easier. Click for more information.
|Aug 26, 2012||13502|
Your website layout and front-page columns are now responsive to mobile devices! Click to learn more.
|Jul 24, 2012||6296|
|Easier Widget Dragging
You spoke, we listened: moving widgets into and around your page was clunky at times, sometimes involving some wiggling and flickering. We've retooled the system to make the process smooth as butter.
|Jul 24, 2012||3891|
|New Layout: "Bamboo Garden"
Bring some relaxation to your website with our newest layout option, featuring a soothing green background and beautiful artwork.
|Jun 12, 2012||4470|
|Facebook & Twitter Publishing
Exciting news: you can now link your Facebook page and Twitter account to your website, allowing you to post news, events and links to website pages to your feeds easily. Click for more information.
|Jun 2, 2012||4428|
|New Layout: "Modern Minimalist"
Thin is in, and our newest layout fits the bill. This very clean and elegant layout features a pretty logo and a vertical navigation bar. Try it out from the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|May 18, 2012||4169|
|Change Email Passwords
By popular demand, email passwords can now be chosen.
|May 2, 2012||3844|
|New Widget Box Design: Drop Arrow
There's a pretty new module layout available. Try it out from the "Front-Page Layout" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Apr 22, 2012||4456|
|New HTML Editor
Our new HTML editor is prettier, faster, and more stable. Enjoy!
|Apr 19, 2012||4250|
We're happy to announce a huge new feature: appointment booking. Do you have resources, such as people, rooms, or services, which you'd like to allow your users to book online? Now you can! Click for more information.
|Apr 19, 2012||4135|
|Easy Group User Add
We've made it easier to add users to your group. The user add page now has an auto-complete form for the user's name, as well as a button to quickly create a new user.
|Mar 27, 2012||3978|
The "Statistics" item of your site's "Features" menu now has more (and prettier) charts available, and the data in the charts are 100% accurate, rather than the previous estimations. The new charts are the number of unique visitors for a particular day, as well as the bandwidth used. Hover your mouse to see the data for a day.
|Mar 22, 2012||3602|
|Streamlined User Account Creation
We've streamlined the process for user account creation. Usernames are no longer required, in favor of email addresses. Click to read more!
|Mar 20, 2012||3704|
|New Template: "Rainbow Friends"
Today's new template brings some childhood joy to your site.
|Feb 22, 2012||4237|
|New Template: Gift Wrapped
There's a new template in town: Gift Wrapped. It features a simple but eye-catching 3D box with a ribbon around it.
|Feb 21, 2012||3647|
|Calendar: Interface Overhaul
Our new calendar module is better-looking, more powerful, and has cool new features to come!
|Feb 19, 2012||3537|
|Store: Item Options
You can now add options to the items in your store, such as colors for a T-shirt. Click through to the product, and click the "Options" button.
|Dec 15, 2011||3428|
|Groups: Now Widget-Based
We've reworked groups so that they take full advantage of widgets as well. Group pages have been converted over, and should look the same, except that you can now drag in new content and click-and-drag existing content around. You can also break free of the usual two-column layout to create whatever you'd like to make.
|Dec 15, 2011||3428|
|Big Annoucement: Widgets
We've released our biggest feature yet: widgets! Your front page is no longer special - you can now drag widgets onto any page of your site. Sort your front page with click-and-drag, edit text in place, build new pages with your mouse, and much more! Let us know if you have any questions or comments. More Information
|Dec 8, 2011||3255|
|Rotating Gallery for Groups
There's a new module available for group pages called "Photo Rotator". It works like the front-page module, showing one image, then fading to others.
|Aug 21, 2011||3437|
|Background Music Reordering
You can now click-and-drag to reorder your songs in the background music list. We also added the ability to turn off downloads for everyone or just for unregistered users in the Media Manager (under the "Settings" button).
|Aug 20, 2011||3415|
|New Template: "Dirty Feet"
Bring a sense of childlike innocence and rebirth to your website with our latest template, "Dirty Feet".
|Aug 3, 2011||3560|
You can now harness the power of private groups, without making your visitors create accounts with our new password protection feature. Edit a group from the list, and choose "Only Those With a Password" from the "Who Can Join & View" menu. Anyone with the password can now view your group, whether or not they're logged on with a website account.
|Jul 30, 2011||3552|
Quick little tweak: if you have the webmail package, you can now access it directly from the "Webmail" item of your site's "Features" menu.
|Jun 21, 2011||4060|
|Affiliate Interface Update
Your affiliate information is now centralized in the "Affiliates" item of your site's "Help" menu. We've also added a new bonus: anyone who signs up from your affiliate link will get an extra gigabyte of disk space in their account! We also added a printable flyer you can hand to your more traditionally-minded associates. Remember, you earn the first four months' fees of anyone you refer our way!
|Jun 20, 2011||3865|
|Video List Module
Our old media manager list module was boring, just a list of text links. We've created a new list format option with thumbnail previews of the videos, to entice your users to click on the media. Check out the "Front-Page Layout" item of your "Layout" menu. click "Add Module", open the "Files & Media" folder and choose one of the "Video List" options.
|Jun 5, 2011||3896|
|New Mobile Site
We're working hard to make your site useful for mobile devices. Click for more information!
|May 31, 2011||11295|
|Custom Forms: Big Upgrade
We've made a big upgrade to the "Custom Forms" feature. Click for more information!
|May 17, 2011||4141|
| Background Music Improvements
We've overhauled the background music player behind the scenes to improve the browser handling. Things like the title, back button and bookmarks will now work properly.
|Apr 24, 2011||3901|
|Recovering Deleted Accounts
You can now restore your deleted user accounts from the dead. They'll now show up in the "Directory" item of your site's "Users" menu for admins. Clicking their account will offer a "Restore" button to re-enable their account.
|Apr 5, 2011||3689|
|Front Page Media Player Modules
Audio and video files uploaded to your Media Manager can now be added directly to your site's front page. When adding a new module in the "Front-Page Layout" item of your "Layout" menu, you'll see your uploads in the "Files & Media" section. The player will adjust to the column width and your user's browser, if needed.
|Mar 27, 2011||4050|
|New Template: "Clean Elegance"
Our sharpest template yet is now available! It features customizable colors, and a a new feature, a set of three customizable picture frames in 3D glory.
|Mar 22, 2011||3956|
|Front-Page Layout Editor Redesign
We've had a lot of feedback about our front-page layout editor, and we've redesigned the interface to make it easier to edit. In the "Front-Page Layout" item of your site's "Layout" menu, rather than a sidebar of unused modules you can drag onto the columns, there are "Add Module" buttons above each column. These will bring up a popup with module options in a friendlier format. Best of all - you can now preview what the module will look like before you add it!
|Mar 9, 2011||3768|
|Template Editory History
Editing templates can be scary, but we added a feature to take the edge off. All versions of your templates from here on out will be saved. The new "History" button on the editor will take you to a list, and you'll be able to revert back to an old version if you accidentally mess something up.
|Feb 26, 2011||3888|
|Transparent Background For Banners
You no longer need a background color for banners - make your text boxes blend into the background with our new transparent option.
|Feb 23, 2011||3767|
|New Discussion Post Notification
Would you like to know immediately when someone posts a new message to your site? Click the new "Watchers" button above any discussion area.
|Feb 22, 2011||21187|
|Media Manager Traffic
We now show you the number of hits your media files have gotten, going back retroactively from where they were added.
|Feb 22, 2011||3394|
|New Media Manager Interface
We've given the Media Manager a facelift, in the style of our recent File Manager redesign. Click for more information.
|Feb 16, 2011||3538|
|New Template: "Monochrome Diamonds"
Our newest template option has some black-and-white art deco flair.
|Feb 6, 2011||3667|
We've made a few improvements to our mobile interface. There's now a button at the bottom to switch to the desktop version, which will switch back after a few hours. We've also retooled the administration menus to make them more mobile-accessible - just click the yellow key at the top-left.
|Jan 30, 2011||3729|
|New File Manager Interface
The interface for your File Manager has been overhauled to make it easier to use and much nicer-looking. We've kept most things in the same place to keep it easy to transition. Keep an eye out for new File Manager features to come!
|Jan 30, 2011||3777|
|YouTube Videos in the Media Manager
A much-requested feature has arrived - you can now add YouTube videos directly to your Media Manager. When adding or editing an item, the video field has a new link to switch over to YouTube mode.
|Jan 29, 2011||3467|
|New Template: "Blue Glow"
Here's a simple but elegant new template, with a custom rotating gallery and a new feature: an embedded banner. Under the options, there are variations for additional colors as well.
|Dec 14, 2010||4132|
|New Linkbar Editor
It's now much easier to edit your linkbar, with a tree-based click-and-drag interface.
|Nov 24, 2010||3611|
|More Custom Image Headers
We've added the ability to customize the header images for a number of our other templates (Somber Cross, Sunday Smile, Dandelion and Life Collage). Just click the "Edit" button in the top-left corner of the image. As in the other templates, multiple images will rotate in realtime.
|Oct 17, 2010||3807|
|New Template: Photo Caterpillar
We weren't happy with giving you just a simple way to add custom header images. Our new template, "Photo Caterpillar" takes your custom header images and brings them alive with exciting animation transitions.
|Aug 29, 2010||4806|
|Custom Header Images!
Big news: one of our most requested features has arrived - point-and-click header photo control! Our latest template, "Custom Header", allows you to upload images for use in the header. Best of all, you can upload more than one image, and it will show them all as a rotating slideshow! We've also created a new template options box that lets you tweak it even more. Look for this in more templates soon.
|Aug 25, 2010||4766|
|Header Font Shadows
We've revamped our header font section. There's now a shortcut in your admin menu (Layout → Header Fonts). From here, you can now add shadows to the text to make it stand out. We've also revamped the rendering engine so that it will handle transparency more cleanly.
|Aug 24, 2010||3993|
|New Template: "Celestial Glow"
We've got another new template for you, this time a whimsical nighttime scene called "Celestial Glow".
|Jun 26, 2010||4368|
|New Template: "Great Outdoors"
Give your website a breath of fresh air with our new template.
|Jun 15, 2010||4460|
Another often-requested feature is now available: background music. Upload your MP3s to the "Background Music" item of your site's "Features" menu and your site will erupt in song.
|Jun 9, 2010||5625|
|Live Video Broadcasting!
It's been one of our most requested features, and we're finally able to offer it: live video broadcasting from your website! See the "Live Broadcasting" item of your site's "Content" menu for more information.
|Jun 8, 2010||4418|
|Calendar Module Beautification
We've made the front-page calendar module prettier. The idea is the same, we've just tightened up the layout, made it more easily scannable, and it now handles extreme situations more gracefully (narrow browsers, long content, etc).
|May 25, 2010||4551|
|Upload Progress Bars
Most areas on the site now have upload progress bars and estimated time indicators when sending files to the server. The file manager will have these soon as well!
|May 19, 2010||4358|
You may have noticed a slight change in the format of the buttons ("Edit", etc) on your site. We're in the process of making them nicer-looking, and also much more efficient - they're now pure CSS, rather than images. The main modules are converted, and the rest will be done shortly.
|May 11, 2010||5820|
|New Feature: Store!
We have an exciting new addition to our software: a store manager. You can now create stores to sell merchandise and accept donations. See the "Stores" item of your site's "Features" menu to get started!
|Apr 26, 2010||4373|
|Featured Gallery Photo
You can now feature a photo in a given gallery. It will show as the thumbnail for the gallery in the list.
|Apr 1, 2010||4230|
|New Template: "Notebook"
Take note: we have a new template!
|Mar 9, 2010||4505|
|New HTML Editor
We've upgraded your site's HTML editor! It now loads much more quickly, is resizeable, has a spell-checker, and is more accessible. Let us know if you run into any problems!
|Feb 25, 2010||4318|
Photos in your galleries can now be cropped. Just view the image, and choose the Crop button in the admin links.
|Feb 11, 2010||4560|
By popular demand, we now serve an optimized version of your site for mobile devices. This is a work in progress, but it's already much easier for your mobile users!
|Jan 28, 2010||4732|
|New Template: "Son Rise"
Brighten up your site with our newest template, "Son Rise"!
|Jan 15, 2010||4814|
|New Template: "Lamb of God"
We have a dramatic and beautiful new template called "Lamb of God" available. This is another dark background option. As always, you can try it out from the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Dec 30, 2009||5262|
|New Template: "Spring Stone"
Here's one to warm you up on a cold winter day.
|Dec 29, 2009||4722|
|New Template: "Golden Swoosh"
We're hard at work to bring you even more template options. Our newest is called "Golden Swoosh", and it's perfect for those of you who like darker backgrounds and flowing shapes.
|Dec 28, 2009||4361|
|New Template: "Cigar Box"
We have another new template. This one is a warm brown layout with some interesting new technical features. Enjoy!
|Dec 22, 2009||4661|
|Require Login For News Categories
You can now specify that a given news category requires a logon to view it, and its articles. Just go to the news category and click on the "Edit" item of the "This Page" menu to make this change.
|Dec 21, 2009||4159|
|New Template: "Rainbow Pixels"
Here's another new template for you. This one is elegant, but with a colorful backdrop.
|Dec 20, 2009||4441|
|Front-Page Twitter Module
Your front page modules list now includes a "Twitter" option. Show your feed directly on your homepage!
|Dec 14, 2009||4599|
|Twitter For Personal Profiles
You and your users can add your Twitter feed to your personal profile pages. See the "Customize Your Profile" link on the front page. Coming soon: add your church's Twitter feed to your front page!
|Dec 13, 2009||5393|
|Profile Editor Upgrade
The "Customize Your Profile" link on the front page now takes you to a streamlined profile editor. There are now intuitive icons to take you to the different options.
|Dec 13, 2009||4462|
We've added a long-requested front-page module option: a map to your church. It fits well in either column. See the "Front-Page Layout" item of your site's "Layout" menu to add this.
|Dec 9, 2009||4458|
|Flag Posts as Spam
It's now possible for you and your users to flag discussion posts as spam. These notifications go to us, where we can aggregate what's happening across all ThisChurch sites in realtime, allowing us to effectively block any posts that make it through our filters.
|Dec 4, 2009||4534|
|Front-Page Layout Upgrades
The front-page layout section of your site now looks nicer, has tabs for the various functions, and has a couple of bugfixes. We're still looking into a small problem where dragging a module from the unused section makes it temporarily disappear, but it still functions correctly.
|Dec 3, 2009||4295|
|Admin Link Box
We've streamlined the admin links box. They're now collapsed by default - just click the icon to expand them. We've also added the same links under the "This Page" menu at the top of your site. Read for tech details.
|Dec 1, 2009||5496|
|We're on Twitter and Facebook!
Want the inside scoop? Follow us on Twitter or fan us up on Facebook to stay in the loop!
|Nov 27, 2009||4138|
|New Template: "Stormy Cross"
We've been making a lot of infrastructure improvements to pave the way to your most-requested feature: more templates! Here's another one, with many more to come over the following months.
|Nov 27, 2009||4358|
|New Linkbar Option
You can now use the |LINKBAR| expansion in your template to output a list-formatted linkbar, which is lightweight and easy to style. The admin bar at the top of the site has been reformatted with this code for faster page loading.
|Nov 26, 2009||4808|
The template editor now features a new CSS tab, where you can create a stylesheet. This file will be automatically linked into your template (at the end of the list, so it will override the default CSS code).
|Nov 24, 2009||4370|
|New Template: "Life Collage"
We have another new template available on your site! This one features a very clean and sleek layout, perfect for the minimalist at heart.
|Nov 20, 2009||4347|
|Rotating Gallery Module Upgrade
We've rebuilt our rotating photo gallery front-page module. Aside from a nicer, cleaner look, it makes better use of space and is more bandwidth-efficient. It will shrink the image for narrow browsers or columns, so you can use it on a narrow column now.
|Nov 19, 2009||3060|
|New Template: "Tree of Life"
Check it out in the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu!
|Oct 13, 2009||4636|
We've consolidated our sites onto a single, much more powerful server (for the geeks: 8 Nehalem cores, 12gb RAM, 15krpm drive) and upgraded our network uplink. In addition to backend optimizations, your site should run more quickly and reliably, we can use more powerful spam filtering tools, and nightly backups should no longer affect performance. It'll also let us to offer you more - stay tuned for more information!
|Sep 18, 2009||3893|
|iCalendar Export Feeds
Each of your calendars now has an export button on the bottom of the monthly view. You can use this to mirror your calendar events onto other software and websites, such as Google Calendar.
|Sep 8, 2009||3573|
|Editable Header Fonts
It's now possible to customize the header fonts for almost all of our templates from the "Customize Header Fonts" button of the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu. Only Flash templates (Moving Clouds and Hexagon) are still hardcoded.
|Aug 28, 2009||3958|
|New Template Editor
You asked, we listened. Our HTML template editor is now much more powerful. You can edit a template in our new interface without activating it, and we have an easy-to-use preview pane to see your changes in realtime.
|Aug 24, 2009||3475|
|New Template: "Hanging Vine"
We have another new template available from the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu: "Hanging Vine".
|Aug 13, 2009||5133|
|New Template: "Blue Flowers"
We have a new template option available called Blue Flowers. It's whimsical with a little bit of an art deco feel. More coming soon!
|Jul 31, 2009||4929|
We've released an exciting new feature: an integrated media manager. You can upload audio and video files, and these are processed and shown in a YouTube-style player. See the "Media Manager" item of your site's "Content" menu to get started.
|Jul 24, 2009||3395|
|Photo Gallery Batch Upload
We've vastly improved our photo upload capabilities. You can now select multiple images at once to upload to photo galleries.
|May 25, 2009||3932|
|Group FAQ Administration
Group administrators can now update the group's FAQ whether or not they're a global administrator.
|May 11, 2009||3875|
|Calendar Event Galleries
In addition to attachments, you can now also create photo galleries for calendar events. These can be for a single event or for the entire series of recurring events. View the event you'd like to add the gallery to, and click the "Add Gallery" button.
|May 7, 2009||3760|
|Calendar Event Attachments
You can add attachments to calendar events, just as you can with news articles. Click the Add Attachment button in the yellow administration box to do this. You have the choice of attaching the file to all of the events in a recurring series, or just the chosen date. This is useful for sharing documents relating to the event.
|May 7, 2009||3665|
|Event Signup Forms
You can now create inline signup forms for calendar events. Click the "Create Signup Form" button when viewing an event, and set up the fields. You can view the results from the "Custom Forms" item of your site's "Features" menu.
|May 7, 2009||3778|
|Enhanced Recurring Calendar Events
There are new features regarding recurring calendar events. Click for more information.
|May 6, 2009||3655|
|Calendar Visual Upgrades
We've given the calendar section a big visual overhaul. Stay tuned for a number of new calendar features!
|Apr 19, 2009||3557|
|Private Account Fields
You can now create fields to securely collect semi-personal data from your users. Click to read more.
|Apr 8, 2009||4012|
|Maximum File Size Increased
In addition to doubling your disk space, we've now upped the maximum per-file size from 25MB to 100MB. This makes it easier to manage audio and video files.
|Jan 29, 2009||3788|
|New Devotional Option
We now offer a second devotional option. From the "Devotionals" front-page module, click the "Edit" button to select the new option, "Worthy Devotionals".
|Jan 24, 2009||4162|
|Double Disk Space
We've been listening to your comments and suggestions: your website now has double the disk space available for no additional cost.
|Jan 24, 2009||4085|
|View Your Affiliates
You can now track the accounts you've referred to us. See the new link on the page for the "Refer Another Church" item of your site's "Help" menu. This is retroactive: you'll see everything past and present on this page.
|Jan 21, 2009||3393|
|Private Group Membership Request
When you create a private group, users can now request to be added to the group. Groups admins will be emailed when a request has been made, and you'll have the option to either reject the user, or to add them as a regular member or an administrator.
|Aug 28, 2008||5257|
|POP Mailbox Password Resets
When creating or resetting the password for a POP mailbox, you no longer need to create a password. Passwords are now sent to an external email box. This also helps foster trust, since you you will no longer know the passwords for your users' mailboxes. Nothing is necessary on your part; existing mailboxes will be unchanged.
|Jul 10, 2008||4986|
|Efficient Large Tables
Information potentially displayed in very large tables (currently news and forum topics) is now displayed more efficiently. Only the first batch of records are loaded with the page, and the rest are fetched after the page loads. This will keep pages from being as sluggish.
|Jul 10, 2008||4787|
|New Layout Option: Sparkle Dove
A new layout is available from the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu. More to come soon!
|May 8, 2008||5245|
You can now set up multiple domain names from the "Domain/Email" item of your site's "Features" menu. Additional domain names act as aliases of your primary name both for web hosting and email accounts.
|May 2, 2008||4983|
|YouTube-Style Flash Video
We're happy to announce a big addition to our streaming media upgrade: embeddable Flash video. Click here to read more!
|Apr 8, 2008|
We've upgraded our HTML editor! The biggest new feature is a full-screen mode. Click the monitor icon next to the "Source" button to expand the editor across your entire screen (and again to minimize it). Read on to learn more.
|Apr 8, 2008||4590|
|Photo Gallery Filter
There is now a "Filter" button on the regular, non-rotating gallery module that allows you to choose which galleries can show.
|Apr 1, 2008||4509|
Your site now contains an invisible sitemap, used by search engines for better indexing of your website. This will help your site to be updated by Google and other search engines in a more timely matter. Nothing is necessary on your part to enable this feature.
|Mar 20, 2008||5306|
|Editor Font Quirks Fixed
The problem where the font sizes and styles of edited text would sometimes not show on the site has been fixed (assuming you have the current version of the Look & Feel system). Previously edited content will now be showing as specified.
|Mar 12, 2008||5482|
|MP3 Attachment Streaming for News
When you upload an MP3 attachment to a news article or a blog/podcast post, it'll now automatically show a "Stream" link next to the attachment if you have the streaming media upgrade.
|Jan 31, 2008||3741|
|Batch Photo Approval, Profile Avatar Removal
When you elect to screen incoming user photos (see the "Preferences" item of your site's "Layout" menu), you can now approve and reject photos in batches. It's also now possible for admins to remove a user's profile avatar when viewing their profile.
|Jan 29, 2008||3905|
|Batch Photo Delete
When viewing a gallery, you can now select multiple photos and delete them in a single click.
|Jan 23, 2008||3824|
|Prayer Request Upgrades
Unregistered users can now post prayer requests if you enable this ability. Read full story for more information and other upgrade notes.
|Jan 10, 2008||5785|
|Improved Front-Page Editing
The front-page layout editor is now interactive, with drag-and-drop module placement. The available module list is now also grouped by categories.
|Dec 26, 2007||3429|
Our statistics upgrade output has been improved. Internal referrers have been removed, and it now shows the 50 most popular pages. The new output will be available for your site within a week, when your stats are next processed.
|Nov 20, 2007||3276|
|Notification of New Forum Posts
You and your users can now subscribe to entire forums to receive email notification when a new post or topic is added.
|Nov 15, 2007||26237|
|New Template: Dandelion
There's a new template option called "Dandelion" in the "Look & Feel" item of the "Layout" menu for members with the updated theme package. If you don't see this, you're running the older template system, and are eligible for a free upgrade. Contact us for details.
|Nov 10, 2007||4987|
|New Editor: File Manager, Safari Support
We've updated your site's HTML editor with many new features, including integration with your site's file manager and unofficial Safari/Opera support. Click for more info.
|Nov 9, 2007||4043|
|Profile Photo Screening
Want to allow your users to add personal profile photos, but afraid of abuses? You can now screen incoming photos before they're published. See the "Preferences" item of your site's "Layout" menu to turn this on.
|Nov 8, 2007||3615|
|Multiple Rotating Galleries
You can now add multiple rotating photo gallery modules to your front page, and also create front-page modules for galleries even if you didn't elect to do this when creating them. Click for more information.
|Nov 8, 2007||3807|
|Open Links in New Window
The "Links" section of your site now offers the ability to open links in new windows. You can choose this option when adding or editing a link.
|Oct 24, 2007||3511|
|Support Email Validation
For increased security, it's now necessary that you email support questions from an email address that's registered on your site. If you send a support request from another address, it will be kept in limbo while a response is returned to you. Clicking the link on that response will take you to a page where you can provide your logon information, allowing you to use your secondary email address in the future.
|Oct 18, 2007||3726|
|Threaded Messenger Archive
Private messages are now stored and displayed as threads. Older messages aren't affected, but new conversations will be. The arrow next to a message will show the thread.
|Oct 8, 2007||3567|
|News Article References
From a news article, you can now add references to other news articles. See the "Refs" link when viewing an article. References will show in the info-box on the right side of a news entry. This also works with blogs.
|Oct 8, 2007||3668|
|False Domain Renewal Invoices
We've been hearing from an increasing number of customers who have received domain name "renewal" invoices from a company called DomainUSA. Do not respond to these, as they're a domain name scam that targets mostly churches, and paying it will provide no benefit for your site. If you purchased your domain name through ThisChurch, we're the only ones you should be paying for your hosting or domain name.
|Sep 6, 2007||4764|
|Rotating Gallery Selection
You can now limit which galleries show up on the rotating module on the front page. Click the "Filter" button to choose what will show.
|Aug 10, 2007||4873|
|Friendly News URLs
News articles and blog posts now have friendly URLs, in other words,
|Aug 8, 2007||4192|
We've added some optimizations to increase page loading times, particularly on pages with HTML editors. Scripts and CSS are now compressed for browsers which support it, and expire times are now in place for many images. If you run into any problems with stale data and such, please let us know.
|Jul 27, 2007||3806|
In addition to closing a discussion topic, which still shows it but doesn't allow new posts, you can also now hide it completely.
|Jul 18, 2007||4994|
|Discussion: "Close Topic"
There's a new button for administrators in the header of any discussion category: "Close Topic". Clicking this will make it impossible for users to post messages in this area of discussion in the future. This is useful when you have a news entry or something similar where you don't want to permit discussion.
|Jul 6, 2007||6552|
Your users can now keep a "friends list" of other users, as in MySpace and Facebook. Users can now restrict parts of their profile to be viewable only by friends.
|Jul 3, 2007||3974|
Each user now has their own private wall on their profile page, in the style of MySpace and Facebook. This can be disabled by the user or system-wide (just ask) if desired.
|Jul 3, 2007||4364|
|Customizable Profile Module Selection
A user can now choose which informational modules show up on their profile page. See the "Choose Profile Modules" on the profile view page.
|Jul 3, 2007||3795|
|Profile Picture Quotas
You can now set a limit for the total size of photos in each user's personal photo gallery, in addition to disabling it. See the "Preferences" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Jun 29, 2007||3967|
|Profile Picture Galleries
We've migrated the user profile picture area into the photo gallery code. It's now easier to add and manage photos, prettier to view them, and users can add nested photo galleries.
|Jun 29, 2007||4362|
|User Profile Page Facelift
We've redesigned the user profile pages to be modular and nicer-looking. There will be other new features added to these pages in the coming weeks as well!
|Jun 29, 2007||4148|
|New Form Layout
The HTML forms around your site have been upgraded for a nicer-looking look, better HTML standards, and increased CSS controllability.
|Jun 26, 2007||4488|
We've completely overhauled the back-end of our blogging software. Click for more information.
|Jun 24, 2007||4799|
|News Article Polls
You can now attach polls to news articles. See the "Poll" button in the yellow admin box when viewing a news article to create a poll.
|Jun 22, 2007||3983|
We've updated our software to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We verify that all new accounts are 13 years of age or older.
|Jun 18, 2007||3985|
|Multiple News Topic Tags
Each news article you post can now have multiple topic tags associated with it. We've also added RSS metadata to make browsers aware of the RSS feeds for your news categories.
|Jun 18, 2007||6922|
|New Template Available
A new template called "Floating Gradient" is available. It's a lightweight and clean theme with a slow gradient in the background. See the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Jun 13, 2007||3862|
|POP Mailbox Quotas Increased
We've increased the size of your POP mailboxes from 5MB to 10MB, and have given you the option to increase them further, using your site's available disk space. See the "Domain/Email" item of your site's "Features" menu to complete the conversion.
|Jun 10, 2007||3567|
We've added a feature that prevents "dictionary attacks" for password guessing. Four failed logon attempts within 10 minutes for one of your users will temporarily suspend their logon abilities for 10 minutes. After this time, they'll be able to log on again.
|Jun 7, 2007||4489|
|Chat Function Overhauled
The chat wall / IM function of the site is now much more efficient, and is wrapped in your site's regular template, as opposed to its own framed window. It's optimized to be much friendlier with network usage, and more responsive as well.
|May 16, 2007||4060|
You can now assign administrators to an individual forum. See the "Administrators" button on a given forum.
|May 9, 2007||5522|
As part of our ongoing commitment to your data security, password verification is now required for sensitive operations. Click for more information.
|Apr 23, 2007||4179|
|Sticky Forum Topics
Forum topics are usually sorted with the most recently posted at the top. You can now make a thread "sticky", which means it will always be shown at the top of the list. This is useful when there's a topic that needs to be easy to find, or is otherwise important (forum rules, etc).
|Apr 21, 2007||6873|
|Two-Month Referral Bonus
Know of a church who would benefit from ThisChurch? Send them our way and we'll credit your account with their first two months' fees as a referral bonus - that's a minimum of $80! See the "Refer Another Church" item of your site's "Help" menu for details.
|Apr 20, 2007||4408|
|New Discussion Features Available
New options for moving and burying discussion posts are available. Read for more information.
|Apr 15, 2007||5042|
|Full Control Over Breadcrumb Placement
If you're a HTML template hacker, you now have full control over the placement of the breadcrumbs in your site's template. The new |BREADCRUMBS| expansion will paste the CSS-ready breadcrumbs anywhere in your header, overriding the default placement at the end.
|Apr 10, 2007||4707|
|Nested File Uploads
It was previously only possible to create nested files by hand in your File Manager. You can now upload nested files, as well.
|Apr 10, 2007||4446|
For increased security, it's no longer possible for user accounts to choose simple passwords based on dictionary words. Existing passwords will still work, but it will need to be updated next time you or your users update their accounts.
|Apr 2, 2007||4428|
|Pending Account Email Notifications
If you have enabled the requirement for administrative approval of new user accounts, we've made it easier to keep up with these. All site administrators will now receive an email each time a new account has been added.
|Mar 26, 2007||3996|
|Two New Templates Available
Those with recent templating software will find two new templates available: "Sunday Smile" and "Flaky Paint". If you don't see these, and would like to upgrade to our most recent themes (which enables you to receive upgrades and new themes), contact us for the free upgrade.
|Mar 13, 2007||4027|
|10 New "Fun" Fonts Available
We've added 10 new fonts to the "Fun" list. You can find this in the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Content" menu, then by clicking the "Customize Header Fonts" button. Only certain themes support this feature.
|Mar 13, 2007||4721|
|Mar 7, 2007||4437|
|Duplicate Logon Detector
We've added even more security to keep your user accounts safe. Once you log on, the logon cookie will only be valid until you log off, or you log on with your username and password from a different computer. If you forget to log off on a public computer, a bad guy will not be able to keep using your account once you've logged on elsewhere. Click to read more about user account security.
|Mar 2, 2007||4261|
|Binding Logons to IP Address
We've added a new security feature to keep your user account more secure. The logon screen now has a "Bind to IP" box that restricts your logon to the current IP address. If someone manages to steal your cookie, they won't be able to use it on another computer. Note that this feature doesn't work well with dial-up accounts, especially AOL.
|Feb 28, 2007||4722|
|New Date Selector
When editing forms with a date selection, we have a new calendar control to make this process easy. This replaces the previous control and addresses its shortcomings, especially the lack of year back/forward buttons.
|Feb 27, 2007||3993|
|Faster Rotating Galleries
If slow page loading times were keeping you from using our "Photos (Rotating)" front-page module, we reworked it so that this should be much faster. Photos are resized for a smaller file size, and should take less than a third of the original time to load.
|Feb 21, 2007||5431|
Now included as part of the RealAudio/RealVideo upgrade is MP3 streaming. Now users can start listening to your MP3s immediately as they click them, rather than waiting for the full file to download. It also enables a Flash-based player for streaming MP3s. See the "Account Upgrades" item of your site's "Features" menu.
|Feb 8, 2007||5891|
|Massmail Location Filtering
Want to only send email to mailing list members within 20 miles of a given town? Now you can.
|Feb 5, 2007||4237|
In areas of your site with tables of items that may get long (forum topics, news items, polls, etc), we've added instant pagination to these lists. We've also greatly improved the sorting ability of these tables.
|Jan 27, 2007||4119|
|Basic Stats Chart
The "Statistics" item of your site's "Features" menu now includes a chart of approximate hits over the last two weeks. Click for more information.
|Jan 24, 2007||5125|
We've overhauled a couple key parts of the massmailing system. First, after signing up, users can enter their location and name. We'll be offering the ability to filter mailings by location in the future. We've also simplified the screens and removed the distinction between site signups and manual signups.
|Jan 22, 2007||4064|
|News List Redesign
The main page for each news category now shows news links in an easy-to-read table, rather than just freeform links. If you'd prefer the old format, let us know and we'll switch you back.
|Dec 29, 2006||4334|
|Admin Box Shrunk
The yellow box that contains page-specific admin buttons has been shrunk to take up less screen space. There's also an "X" link that will temporarily remove it from the screen, so you can see the layout as a regular user would see it.
|Dec 29, 2006||4415|
|Email Protection (SPF Records) Available
A common spam and virus tactic to be aware of involves forged emails being sent from addresses at your domain. Your users may receive these messages, appearing to be from a trusted source, and open the attachments which infect their computers with viruses. We now offer a way around this.
|Dec 27, 2006||4289|
|Improved Backup System
In our commitment to offer the best data security in the industry, we now not only mirror several days of backups off-site, but we also now keep an off-site server on alert at all times. If anything should happen to our primary servers, we'll be able to move to the backup server almost immediately.
|Dec 26, 2006||4152|
|Larger Selection of Fonts
If you're using a non-Flash theme, there are now about 150 font choices for the header, rather than the 25 from before. Go to the "Look & Feel" item of your site's "Layout" menu and click the "Customize Header Fonts" button. Enjoy!
|Dec 22, 2006||5394|
|Dec 18, 2006||4478|
We've decided to start a ThisChurch Blog to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the company. We'll be publishing tips, tricks and information about upcoming features. You can view it from here.
|Dec 18, 2006||562|
|Prayer Request Notifications
In the new prayer requests module, you can now appoint a list of email addresses that will receive prayer requests as they come in. See the "Notifications" link in the yellow box on that page.
|Dec 5, 2006||5430|
|For Users of "McAfee Privacy Service"
We've had reports that this software will break the HTML editor on your site. It should be disabled, or you should whitelist your domain in the list of trusted sites. We aren't able to test this, but if someone who does use it can send specific directions to disable, we'd appreciate it.
|Nov 27, 2006||4870|
|New Editor Available
A new version of your site's HTML editor is now in place. It's fairly similar, but has many bug fixes, stability improvements, and speed gains. Click for more information.
|Nov 15, 2006||4920|
We've introduced an attractive new design for the data tables on your site. They're now standards-compliant and CSS-based. For the HTML junkies, the data tables are tagged with the "etable" class.
|Nov 14, 2006||7722|
|Human Verification is Now Standard
In order to prevent spam from cluttering your website, we've set the human verification to be always on for anonymous users. This means that visitors will need to retype a number in order to post messages, create accounts, etc.
|Nov 14, 2006||4719|
|Email Forwarding to Multiple Addresses
You can now set an email address at your domain to forward to multiple addresses. It was previously only possible to forward to one per address.
|Nov 8, 2006||4690|
|SMTP Server Now Available
By popular demand, we now offer an SMTP server for outgoing mail. The address is the same as your POP server (mail.yoursite.org), and SMTP authentication is required. Here is the updated configuration information. Note that no change is necessary if your email is currently working fine.
|Nov 4, 2006||4568|
|News Article Photo Galleries
Each news article now has its own photo gallery. See the "Photo Gallery" in the yellow administration box. A mini-slideshow preview will show beneath the article, which can then be clicked for the full gallery.
|Nov 3, 2006||4981|
In the next few days, we'll be migrating all servers to a new server facility. What does this mean for you? Hopefully nothing - if you're using the website right as we move it, you may see a message for an hour or so. After the move is complete, the response speed should be much quicker. Please let us know if you see anything odd happening. Thanks!
|Oct 26, 2006||4661|
|FAQ Photo Galleries
The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) module now support photo galleries for each category and question.
|Oct 17, 2006||4625|
|"This Page" Admin Menu
The yellow admin bar at the top of your site has a new menu called "This Page". It has context-sensitive shortcut commands that act on the page you're currently viewing. Actions can include "Help", "Edit", "Delete", "Lockdown" (to block from anonymous users) and "Add to Linkbar".
|Oct 11, 2006||4659|
|Calendar Event Hovering
The small calendar on your site's front page will now show the events for a given day when you hover over it.
|Oct 10, 2006||4660|
|User Account Self-Deletion
Your users may now delete their own user accounts, using the "Customize Profile" link on the front page.
|Oct 10, 2006||4367|
|File Manager: Nested Files
For any templated document in your site's file manager, you can now create nested documents. A menu box will automatically show in the top-right corner of the parent document with links to the nested documents.
|Oct 9, 2006||4516|
|File Manager Front-Page Modules
When viewing a folder in a group or global file manager, you now have a "Add to Front Page" link. This will create a new module on your front page with links to all of this folder's files, as well as the tree of nested folders.
|Oct 9, 2006||4693|
|File Manager Module for Groups
In the group page layout screen, you can now add a "File Manager" module. This will show links to all files in the group's file manager. Coming soon: the same for the global front page.
|Sep 26, 2006||4320|
|Flip Gallery Images
Ever uploaded a "sideways" image to your gallery? You can now rotate it in online.
|Sep 26, 2006||4711|
|Non-Flash Gallery Rotation
If you're using the "Photos (rotating)" module on your front-page layout, it no longer requires Flash. If you have problems with the new version, please let us know!
|Aug 8, 2006||5898|
|File Manager Files Now Searchable
Files uploaded to your file manager will now show up when you run a site search. Administrators search all files, logged-in users search for all public and login-restricted files, and anonymous users search public files only. Groups are not yet searchable by non-admins, but we plan to offer this soon.
|Jul 19, 2006||4586|
|Automatic Draft Saving
Have you ever been typing along, just to lose all of your work when your browser crashes? Not anymore with ThisChurch! Read on for more information.
|Jul 12, 2006||7561|
|Prayer Requests Module
A new prayer requests module is available. It replaces the current method of using a general forum, and add the ability to post private requests. Click for details.
|Jul 10, 2006||7550|
|Spam Filtering Now In Place
By popular demand, all incoming mail is now filtered for viruses and spam. It won't stop 100% of the spam, but it should be fairly effective. Please notify us if you have any issues with mail over the next couple days.
|Jul 9, 2006||4369|
|Instant Gallery Navigation
|Jun 27, 2006||4857|
Now you can have signatures below your messages in the forums. Just click the "Customize Profile" when logged on as a user to create a signature file.
|May 10, 2006||10838|
When posting messages anonymously, a name is now required. The IP address is also saved and shown to provide a level of accountability.
|Apr 24, 2006||5032|
Group administrators are now able to create and manage sub-galleries of their own groups.
|Apr 17, 2006||4974|
By popular demand, the "External Links" module on your site has been given a large overhaul. There are numerous new features, including nested sub-folders and the ability to edit and reorder existing links. We've also renamed the item that controls the bar of primary internal links on your site from "Main Links" to "Linkbar" to eliminate confusion with the "External Links" feature.
|Apr 5, 2006||12200|
|Enhanced Logon Code
ThisChurch now deals more gracefully with browsers with disabled cookies. First, there's a test for cookie support, and it will give your users an informative message when cookies are disabled. Second, there's now a logon duration selection. Users may have more luck using the "Only Until I Close My Browser" duration.
|Apr 3, 2006||4740|
|Human Verification Improvements
We were hearing reports of problems with the human verification behind a firewall or proxy server, so we've redone the handling so that this shouldn't be a problem anymore. Please let us know if you find any problems.
|Mar 28, 2006||4735|
|Search Engine Submission - Improvements
We've not only added new Christian search engines to our search engine submission process, we've also lowered the price. Your site can now be submitted to more than 50 Christian and secular search engines for only $150. More Information
|Mar 27, 2006||4641|
|Screening Your Discussion Posts
Nervous about allowing your users to post unscreened messages to your site? You can now require administrator approval for incoming messages. See the "Preferences" item of your site's "Layout" menu.
|Mar 10, 2006||4640|
|Improved Theme Color Editor
The point-and-click color editor for site themes is now much faster and more flexible. It now works as you'd expect in an application like Photoshop. It's also now supported in Firefox and possibly other browsers. Please let us know if you run into any problems.
|Feb 21, 2006||4684|
|New Date Picker
When adding information which requires a date, there is now an easy-to-use calendar. Let us know if you run into any problems with this.
|Feb 15, 2006||5675|
|New File Manager
ThisChurch now offers a state-of-the-art file manager. Click for more information.
|Feb 1, 2006||6485|
|Human Verification Technology
We now support Captcha technology, which prevents spammers from posting junk on your site. Click to find out how to activate it.
|Nov 9, 2005||6046|
The yellow administrative linkbar at the top of your site now contains context-sensitive help for most of the site. Click "Help" when you see the icon next to it, and you'll be taken to the relevant part of the software manual.
|Sep 23, 2005||4959|
|ThisChurch.org Software Manual
We're proud to announce that there is now a full software manual available. Please let us know if it's missing any content you'd like to see.
|Sep 23, 2005||5022|
The FAQ generation software is now greatly improved. Nested categories, more administrative options, streamlined interface and search are now available.
|Sep 23, 2005||4887|
|News Attachment Icons
Icons will now show on the front page next to article attachments. Clicking the icon will open the attachment.
|Sep 21, 2005||4884|
|Massmail: Templates and Unsubscribe
You can now define default message templates with massmail. Also, an unsubscribe link is automatically added to all messages.
|Aug 18, 2005||4894|
|Moving Photos Between Galleries
You can now select multiple photos at once, and move them to another gallery. Feature sponsored by Huguenot Road Baptist Church.
|Aug 10, 2005||4938|
|Custom Forms: Post-Submit Blurb
When editing a custom form, you'll now see an "Edit Post-Blurb" button. This text will show when the user submits their results.
|Jul 26, 2005||5277|
|New HTML Editor Available
A new version of the HTML editor is now available. Click for more information.
|Jul 22, 2005||12486|
|Scheduled Downtime Tomorrow Morning
There will be a 15-30 minute downtime window around 6am tomorrow morning for all accounts created before Feb 18th, 2005. We're upgrading the server hardware to improve performance. Our apologies for the inconvenience!
|Jun 14, 2005||4744|
|Tell A Friend Customization
Your users can now customize messages sent with "Tell a Friend" and the news section's "Email This Article" feature.
|Jun 6, 2005||4934|
You can create your own podcast by simply adding MP3 attachments to news articles. The RSS feed for that news category will automatically be a valid podcast. More about podcasting...
|Jun 2, 2005||4935|
|Group File Managers
Each group now has its own file manager, which can be accessed from the group's administration panel. Any group administrator can now upload files. This is a beta feature - please let us know if you have any troubles.
|Apr 17, 2005||4764|
|Moving Photo Galleries
You can now move galleries around in the tree of galleries. Edit the gallery you'd like to move to see the new option to move it.
|Apr 15, 2005||4754|
|Deleting Massmail Lists
It's now possible to remove mailing lists, both discussion and announcement.
|Apr 15, 2005||4920|
|Warning about AOL "Security Edition"
We advise against using AOL's new "Security Edition" if you are a webmaster. This disables some functions required for updating your site, such as file uploading and other areas of the HTML editor. Thanks to George Strickland of Directions to Orthodoxy for this information.
|Dec 21, 2004||6197|
|New Administration Bar
The admin bar at the top of your site has been redesigned and laid out more intuitively.
|Dec 21, 2004||6232|
|Group Admin Image Uploading
Group admins can now upload images through the HTML editor just as a full site admin.
|Dec 17, 2004||5010|
|Group Order Sorting
The order of the subgroups is now sortable.
|Dec 14, 2004||5009|
|FAQ Question Sorting
You can now sort the order of your FAQ questions and categories.
|Dec 14, 2004||4844|
|Group Permission Changes
By popular demand, it's now possible to change a subgroup's permission between private and public. See the drop-down in the "Edit Group Options" link of the group's admin menu.
|Dec 12, 2004||4818|
|Linkbar: New Windows
When adding or editing a link for your linkbar (the row of links at the top of your site below the header), you can make links pop up a new window.
|Nov 29, 2004||4991|
You can now attach images to news posts. A thumbnail will show beside the entry, and you can click it to expand.
|Nov 29, 2004||5012|
Click to read more about new group improvements.
|Nov 29, 2004||4866|
|Custom Subgroup Page Layouts
By popular demand, it's now possible to customize the layout of your subgroup pages just as you do with the main page. See your subgroup's admin menu.
|Nov 18, 2004||5104|
|Detailed Usage Logs
The "Usage Log" on your site's "User Manager" menu now records IP address, referers, and user agent.
|Nov 18, 2004||4907|
|POP Mailbox Limit Doubled
In order to make room for discussion lists, we've doubled your site's POP mailbox limit.
|Nov 18, 2004||4700|
|Email Discussion Lists
You can now create email discussion lists. An email sent to one of these lists will go to all members of the list. See the "Mass Mailer" item of your site's "Features" menu. Discussion lists count against your site's POP mailbox limit.
|Nov 18, 2004||5097|
We now have an automatic sitemap module that you can use. See the "Main Links" item of your "Content & Layout" menu to add this to your links.
|Oct 21, 2004||6437|
|Improved Admin Controls
We're moving to a consistent method for showing admin controls that affect a given page. We're also adding a feature called "Blurbs", which allows you to place custom text on most any page. We're also adding context-sensitive support links. It will take awhile to retrofit the entire site, but we hope to have it done within a month.
|Oct 20, 2004||5208|
By popular demand, weblogs are here. See the "Weblogs" item of the "Features" menu. This is a fairly large and new feature, so please let us know if you find any bugs. More Information..
|Oct 19, 2004||5769|
|Move Forum Topics
You can now move topics from one forum to another.
|Oct 15, 2004||23132|
If you'd like to add a "hit counter" to your front page, see the new "Counter" module in the "Front-Page Layout" item of your "Content & Layout" menu. This is the number of page requests your site has received since opening, and is updated every 15 minutes.
|Oct 6, 2004||5283|
|Subgroup Calendar Event Mirroring
It's now possible to automatically show the events of a given subgroup's calendar on the main site's calendar. See the bottom of a group's administration screen to set this up.
|Oct 5, 2004||4561|
You can now create "localized" forums, meaning that topics have cities attached to them, and readers can filter to posts within 30 miles of Sometown, PA. Note that most churches will not have a use for this, but if you are a ministry with global visitors, it might be handy.
|Oct 4, 2004||9098|
|Point-and-Click Color Editor
We now offer a point-and-click color editor for themes. You won't be automatically upgraded, but if you don't mind some amount of cosmetic change to your site, just ask and we'll switch you over. Note that it's a one-way switch, and can't be reverted later.
|Sep 23, 2004||4409|
|Photo Gallery: Multiple Uploads
You can now upload up to 20 photos at once, using the same form, to a photo gallery.
|Sep 9, 2004||4523|
|HTML Mass Mailings
When signing up for your mailing list, users can now opt into receiving HTML-formatted emails.
|Sep 8, 2004||5716|
|Send News Articles to Friends
You and your users can now send links to news articles on your site to their friends. See the link at the bottom of a news article.
|Sep 8, 2004||4922|
Items in your site's "Links" section will now show up in search results on your site.
|Jun 10, 2004||4806|
|CSV Form Output
Custom form results can now be exported as CSV files. See the new link on the results page for a given form.
|Jun 7, 2004||4925|
|Deleting Forms and Responses
You can now delete entire custom forms, as well as individual responses within them.
|Jun 7, 2004||4428|
|Photo Gallery Sorting
It's now possible to move photos around from within a gallery. Use the up and down arrows to accomplish this, and hit "refresh" to repeat a move up or down.
|Jun 3, 2004||4768|
|Custom Forms and Surveys
You can now create your own surveys and forms. You tell it what questions to ask, and it will collect results. See the "Forms" item of the "Features" menu.
|Jun 2, 2004||4525|
The ThisChurch office will be closed from Saturday to Monday for Memorial Day. Questions will be answered slower than usual during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
|May 28, 2004||4841|
|New HTML Editor
A new version of our HTML editor is now online. There are many new features, including spell checking, international characters, and the ability to paste from Word without duplicated text.
|May 10, 2004||5855|
|News Article Statistics
We now track how many times a given news article has been viewed. Let us know if you'd rather hide this information.
|May 6, 2004||4862|
|User Permission Editor
It's even easier to assign granular permissions to individual users. Go to the "Directory" under "User Manager", and click on "Edit" next to a user to manage their permissions.
|May 3, 2004||4268|
|News Category Editing
It's now possible to change the name and permissions of news categories. You can do this from http://www.yoursite.org/mod/news/ .
|Apr 28, 2004||4445|
News articles now have a link to a printable view.
|Apr 28, 2004||4397|
Your data is safe with us - we now have live, off-site backups running. You can access them from the "Backups" item of the "Content & Layout" menu.
|Apr 27, 2004||4798|
The FAQ sections are now searchable in the site search.
|Apr 21, 2004||4392|
|Group Mailing Lists
Admins can now send mail to every member of a subgroup on your site. See the last entry on the "Make Changes" menu to do this.
|Mar 19, 2004||4517|
|Multiple Mailing Lists
Your site can now have multiple announcement mailing lists. See the "Massmail" under the "Features" menu.
|Mar 19, 2004||4089|
It's now possible to edit the users of your site. You can change their names, email addresses, and passwords from the Directory item of the User Manager menu (see the "Edit" links next to each user).
|Mar 5, 2004||4399|
|Front-Page Block for All Galleries
There's a new front-page block option which allows you to rotate photos from all of your galleries. Three photos are chosen at random from all of your galleries and thumbnails are shown. See the "Photos (All Galleries)" item on the Front-Page Layout section.
|Mar 4, 2004||4018|
There's a new virus circulating the internet that looks like it comes from either us, or your domain name, and tells you to open an attachment to avoid cancellation. This is not from us, and opening the attachment will infect your computer with a virus.
|Mar 4, 2004||4140|
We've created a new module to manage a guestbook for your site. You can add it to your site's linkbar from the admin menu's Content & Layout > Main Links.
|Feb 24, 2004||9198|
|Nested Photo Galleries
It's now possible to create photo galleries within photo galleries. Each gallery has its own permissioning system.
|Feb 24, 2004||4156|
|Administrative Account Approval
You can now require an administrator to validate an account before it becomes active. See the Admin Menu > Content & Layout > Preferences for this setting.
|Feb 24, 2004||4427|
|Nth Day of Month Repeating
Calendar events can now repeat on a given day each month.
|Feb 18, 2004||4498|
Current Customers: We'd love to hear how we're doing. Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey to let us know what you think.
|Feb 18, 2004||4398|
|User Directory Permissions
It's now possible for you to restrict anonymous users from viewing your directory. Go to User Manager > User Directory and you'll see a new link.
|Feb 16, 2004||4142|
|Photo Gallery Permissions
You can now assign administrators to an individual photo gallery without giving them free reign over the site. Go to a gallery, and you'll see a new link to manage permissions.
|Feb 16, 2004||3938|
By popular demand, we've added a glossary to our support section which defines many of the common terms you'll see at ThisChurch. Feel free to suggest new terms to this.
|Feb 11, 2004||4035|
|HTML Editor Support
New documents are available about our HTML editor, showing how to add images, links and raw HTML.
|Feb 11, 2004||4289|
You can now assign users permission to update your site calendar without being able to update the whole site. Click through to your full calendar, and see the new link.
|Feb 11, 2004||4224|
|Birthday and RealAudio Support
There are two new support documents available: Adding Birthdays and Adding Streaming RealAudio. We plan to add many more support documents in the coming months.
|Jan 17, 2004||4597|
|Monthly Recurring Events
In addition to daily and weekly recurring events, you can now add monthly (ie, the first Sunday of each month) events.
|Jan 15, 2004||4231|
|Group Calendar Recurring Events
Calendars in subgroups (ministries) can now have recurring events.
|Jan 15, 2004||4224|
|Rotating Front-Page Blocks
In addition to the freeform front-page blocks, you can now create blocks which rotate content on a random basis each pageview. See the "Front-Page Layout" admin menu item.
|Jan 14, 2004||4548|
|"Your Church" Magazine Feature
We're proud to be featured in the latest issue of Your Church magazine. Thanks to all of you who have helped make ThisChurch.org what it is today - keep the suggestions coming!
|Jan 13, 2004||3987|
|Photo Gallery Sorting
It's now possible to sort photo galleries forward and backward. See the drop-down next to the gallery name when viewint the gallery page.
|Jan 13, 2004||4281|
There's a new item in the features menu, "Statistics". It breaks down the individual parts of your site for time-based usage stats.
|Jan 11, 2004||15905|
|Server Move Completed
The server move is now complete. You should notice a quicker response time on your site. Let us know if there are any problems.
|Jan 11, 2004||3862|
Due to the holidays, support will be slower from the afternoon of the 24th until the 27th. Questions will be answered within 24 hours. We apologize for the inconvenince, and Merry Christmas!
|Dec 24, 2003||4611|
|Custom Group Colors
You can now assign a different color scheme to given group. The breadcrumbs are also now much more consistent when navigating around groups.
|Dec 17, 2003||4255|
Over the next couple weeks, we'll be moving your account to a faster new server. You should see a significant performance increase. Your site will be inaccessible for a maximum of one hour, and probably much less than that or not at all. Please let us know if you see anything out of the ordinary!
|Dec 12, 2003||5204|
|News Article Attachments
When you add news articles, you can now attach files to them. First, add the news, and then you'll see a box allowing you to add the files.
|Dec 1, 2003||4327|
|Mailing List Signup Box
You can now add a mailing list signup box to your front page. It does not require an account for a user to get on your mailing list.
|Nov 13, 2003||5353|
|ThisChurch.org Customer Testimonials
We've added a new customer testimonials section to ThisChurch.org. If you'd like to add your comments about your website, we'd love to have you email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
|Nov 12, 2003||4290|
Your site can now have a "splash page" which shows when someone first visits your site. See the "Splash Page" selection of the "Content & Layout" menu.
|Nov 6, 2003||4080|
When adding items to your site with dates, there is a new graphical calendar applet used rather than drop-down boxes.
|Nov 5, 2003||4868|
|Declining Instant Messages
Do you prefer standard messages to instant messages? You can now globally decline instant messages using the "Customize Profile" screen.
|Nov 5, 2003||5060|
A user's incoming private messages can now be forwarded to their email account using the "Customize Profile" link.
|Nov 5, 2003||3906|
|Anonymous Poll Voting
You can now turn on the ability to accept anonymous poll votes from your preferences page.
|Nov 5, 2003||4350|
|Group Welcome Text
Your ministry groups can now have freeform welcome text. See the "Edit Welcome Text" from the group's admin menu.
|Nov 5, 2003||4088|
|Domain & Email Manager
You can now control your domain's email accounts directly from your site. See the "Domains/Email" admin menu item, under "Features". This replaces qmailadmin.
|Oct 27, 2003||3980|
The user directory now shows the user's first and last visits and location. Link it in with the "Main Links" admin menu option.
|Oct 24, 2003||4376|
|Cached External News
The "Verse of the Day" and "Christian News" are now cached locally and will not slow down your site when their sites go down.
|Oct 23, 2003||4495|
|Tell A Friend
Your users can now recommend your website to their friends. Add the "Tell A Friend" module to your front page to enable this feature.
|Oct 21, 2003||4163|
|Time Zone Selection
You can now change the timezone that your site uses to display times. See the "Preferences" item in the "Look & Feel" menu.
|Oct 16, 2003||3904|
|Mass Mailer Improved
It's now possible to add addresses to your mailing list without them having accounts.
|Oct 15, 2003||4229|
There's a new preferences page under the Layout menu. You can fine tune how your site works from there. More fields will be added - let us know if there's something you'd like to control.
|Oct 14, 2003||4037|
|Front Page Box Consolidation
The admin menu's "Freeform Front-Page Boxes" option has now been consolidated into the "Front-Page Layout" selection and improved.
|Oct 8, 2003||4006|
A new administration menu which stays at the top of your website is available. Just ask, and we'll set it up for you.
|Oct 1, 2003||4278|
|Baptist Press News Available
We have added two new news modules, the Baptist Press News and Baptist Press Sports.
|Aug 26, 2003||4483|
|Photo Gallery Improvements
The photo gallery module has been streamlined and improved.
|Aug 26, 2003||3797|
|Polls in Forum Threads
You can now attach polls to forum threads that you create.
|Aug 21, 2003||5082|
|RealAudio and RealVideo Available
You can now stream audio and video. There is no additional monthly charge for this service, and the $50 setup fee can be paid in the "Account Upgrades" section of your administration menu.
|Aug 18, 2003||3755|
|6-Month Payment Option
By popular demand, we now offer payment in six-month increments, which gets you one month free per year.
|Aug 7, 2003||4666|
|Birthday Card Signing
Happy birthday wishes are now on the main page (in the news module), and you can sign birthday cards for tomorrow. This feature is for registered members only.
|Jul 14, 2003||4798|
|News Categories in Linkbar
When you create a new news category, you can now add it to your linkbar automatically.
|Jul 10, 2003||3899|
|Scheduled Maintenance Tuesday Night
Our datacenter is upgrading its power infrastructure, and this means your website may be offline periodically from Tuesday July 1 11:45 pm CDT to Wednesday July 2 4:00 am. Sorry for the inconvenience.
|Jun 30, 2003||3723|
|Webmail Interface Available
You can now check your POP mailboxes online with our new webmail interface. It's $50 to set up, with no monthly fee. Purchase here.
|Jun 26, 2003||4710|
|POP Mailboxes Available
If you have a domain, you can now offer real email accounts for it, as well as a web mail interface to read it. Just ask and we'll set up a control center for your domain. More Information...
|Jun 24, 2003||3787|
|New Theme Manager
This isn't of interest to most subscribers, but the theme editor and selector has been rewritten for new accounts. It separates the layout from the stylesheets. If you'd like it, just ask.
|Jun 23, 2003||4484|
|Repeating Church Events is Now Easier
It's now easier to create repeating church events, as well as one-offs. Also, "Church Services" is now "Church Calendar".
|Jun 13, 2003||3824|
|Improved HTML Editor
Your site's HTML editor now has many new features, such as tables and image uploading.
|Jun 6, 2003||4486|
|Self-Serve Email Aliases
Subscribers with domain names can now offer email aliases to your members. Just ask us to set up the feature for you, and we'll make it happen.
|Jun 6, 2003||5683|
|Customize Church Logo
You can now customize the logo in the corner of your website. This must be enabled on your account, so just drop us a line if you'd like to be able to do this.
|Jun 3, 2003||5701|
|News Discussion Toggle
When adding news to your website, you can turn off discussion on a case-by-case basis.
|May 30, 2003||4197|
|Custom Top Linkbar
New accounts automatically can edit the links at the top of their site, and previously created accounts can request this ability.
|May 30, 2003||3975|
|Mass Account Creator
Now available via your admin menu: the mass account creator, to create many accounts at once for your users.
|May 15, 2003||4490|
|Improved File Manager
The freeform file manager now has an improved interface, and the ability to resize uploaded images.
|Apr 23, 2003||3949|
|Discussion Thread Watches
You can now be updated via email when an interesting discussion thread is posted to. Click the "Watch" link at the top of a thread to enable notification.
|Apr 22, 2003||9260|
A weblog feature has been added to your administration menu. It's a neat way to informally keep your members up to date. Contact us if you need help linking it into your templates.
|Apr 22, 2003||4307|
|XML News Syndication
It's now possible to offer RSS syndication for your news categories. This will allow people to "subscribe" to your news with RSS readers. Look for the icon.
|Apr 21, 2003||4872|
|Added Forums to Ministries
You can now create forums for ministries. Just go to the administration page, and select the "add forums" option. You may also need to edit the group options to "show forums".
|Apr 21, 2003||9189|
|Added Subscriber Manager to Ministries
Administrators can now subscribe and unsubscribe users to ministry groups, as well as give a group invitation-only access for privacy.
|Apr 21, 2003||4111|
|Added Member Directory to Ministries
Group members can now view who is subscribed to a given ministry group.
|Apr 21, 2003||6456|
Started this page to keep you updated on what new features have been added to ThisChurch.org.
|Apr 20, 2003||4598|
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