Twig 3 Supported

August 23, 2021 by Eric Tompkins
BranchCMS is now fully supporting Twig version 3. The previous version that was supported was Twig Version 1. We recommend that all websites update to use Twig 3 as soon as possible. Upgrading BranchCMS to Twig 3 lets us take advantage of better templating performance and best practices. It's also where we'll be doing all of our future updates. Twig version 1 will technically still be supported…

Recent Outage Explanation

May 27, 2021 by Eric Tompkins
The last two days have certainly be challenging for us and for our clients. As you may know, our system has been sluggish for the last two days and at times your website may not have loaded for a few minutes. Here is an explanation of what happened. Starting on Wednesday, May 26 at about 5:30am one of our client's websites started to experience a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack…

Changes to Form Emails

January 20, 2020 by Eric Tompkins
As we are moving our entire infrastructure to Amazon Web Services there will be some changes in emails. In our old environment emails were sent from one of two dedicated web servers. The IPs were consistent and emails were sent using sendmail from the same web server. All of that is different with the new environment.

We're Moving to Amazon

January 14, 2020 by Eric Tompkins
Over the last few months, we have been working on setting up an entirely new server infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our old server environment isn’t easy to scale and has been having performance issues. We’ve been growing and we need a more scalable server environment. That is what we are getting with AWS, plus a whole lot more.

API Updates

March 27, 2019 by Eric Tompkins
We pushed out an update today that renames a number of the internal app API methods to some more intuitive names. Essentially we removed "Filter" from the API method names and made the API method names plural.

Updated Chat and Support for BranchCMS

May 3, 2017 by Eric Tompkins
One of our goals with BranchCMS is to make it as easy as possible to get help while you work on your website. There is always room for improvement but one area that has proven to help is chat. Last fall we implemented Drift as a chat client in BranchCMS. While Drift is great and we would recommend them, we were finding a disconnect between our chat support conversations and email conversations. 

Integrate BranchCMS With Other Services Using the Request Object

May 3, 2017 by Eric Tompkins
Websites today rarely live in isolation. Often they are either integrating other services like a Facebook feed or Disqus comments, or they are pushing content to other services like a Customer Relation Manager (CRM). With BranchCMS you can easily send data to other websites or services using th

How BranchCMS Helps Protect Your Website Against the target=_blank Link Vulnerability

May 1, 2017 by Eric Tompkins
If you add a link to your website and you set that link to open in a new window/tab then you are opening your website up to attacks from malicious websites. We have added some new security features to protect against those attacks.

Add Campaign Subscribers One at a Time

March 9, 2017 by Eric Tompkins
Previously the only way to add new Campaign subscribers to a subscriber list was to import a CSV file. While this worked great when adding a large number of subscribers, if you had to add just a few subscribers it was a bit of a pain. You can now add subscribers one at a time to a subscriber list.

Branch Code Conversion Tool

March 9, 2017 by Eric Tompkins
We have been working on changing our template engine from Branch Code to Twig over the last few months. To make it easier for developers to update their code we built a tool that will convert Branch Code to Twig code. It's a huge time saver!
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