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New Form Default Templates and Streamlined Add form

on November 1, 2014
A few weeks ago we pushed out an update that makes it a little easier to create new forms. Now when you create a new form a default template, admin notification email templates and autoresponder email templates are automatically created. This will help a lot if you don't feel comfortable with code as you won't have to worry about creating templates any more. You can just create your fields and…

We're Not Afraid of POODLE

in Maintenance & Outages
A few weeks ago some Google researchers published about a security bug within SSL. Their report describes an attack cutely called POODLE ("Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption"). Essentially the vulnerability lets an attacker circumvent SSL protections and intercept and possibly replace data.  The nice thing, though, is that this vulnerability is only in older versions of SSL, namely…

New Code Editor - Ace

on September 12, 2014
A few weeks ago we changed the code editor that we use in Branch CMS to the wonderful Ace editor.  This decision did not come lightly and we spent quite a bit of time evaluating different editors. The candidates came down to CodeMirror and Ace. We ultimately picked Ace because we were impressed by the default behaviors, it's customizability, performance and who is maintaining it (the guys behind…

New Design for the Admin Login Page

in BranchCMS Upgrades
We have been incrementally updating the admin user interface for Branch CMS and today we pushed out an entirely new look for the login screen. The "Reset your password" screen was also redesigned. The new login screen is a tiny preview of the new admin user interface design that we are working on.  Our old login screen layout was built years ago and was a bit image heavy. The new layout…

Powerful Tools in Branch CMS

in BranchCMS Upgrades
Feature Enhancements for Branch CMS are flowing at an ever-growing pace; our clients expect it, and our partners depend on it. Our focus is on staying applicable to unique needs while remaining intuitive for the end-user. At Aptuitiv we understand that we have found our own success by providing the tools for our clients and partners to succeed. I'd like to show you some of the new features we've…

User Activity and Site Trash

in BranchCMS Upgrades
'User Activity' and 'Site Trash' are new tools available in Branch CMS. They provide you with valuable insight into how the software is being used, and a few ways to restore content if it was mistakenly deleted. Sometimes things get complicated, but we're here to help keep it simple. User Activity To view User Activity in Branch CMS, go to My Apps -> Users (Admin) -> User Activity. You will see a…

What Does the Creative Commons License Mean? [Infographic]

in General
There are a number of different licenses out there for content that you can use for your website. A common one that you might see is Creative Commons. This license is commonly used for images and website designs.  Here are a few sources for finding images that fall under this license: Creative Commons search Photo Pin Flickr Below is a great infographic by Foter that explains how you can use…

Welcome back to the team Sid!

in General
We at Aptuitiv are dedicated to making Branch a great website content management system. To support that we have hired a new software developer, Sid Martin. Well, actually, Sid isn't a "new software developer". He studied Computer Science in college years ago and then worked with us for 3 years in a variety of roles, one of which was working on our software. Unfortunately he decided to branch out…

Gmail Displays and Caches Images By Default - How This Affects Your Email Campaigns

in General
On December 12 Google announced that Gmail will be loading images by default in all new emails. That is great news as it improves user experience and causes emails that have images to look better by default. The way that they are doing it though, is causing a lot of Email Service Providers (ESP) some grief. "Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will…

New Reports in the Store

in BranchCMS Upgrades
Today we pushed out an update to the Store app that adds some initial reports about orders.  The main reports page shows a chart of the orders in the last 30 days. On the right are links to the other two reports.  The Orders report shows a chart of orders over a specific time period. You can easily adjust the date range by using the fields above the chart. The Products Ordered report will show…
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