Business Catalyst Tutorials

    See Business Catalyst Tutorials and how-to articles to help you learn the Business Catalyst CMS system quickly and keep your site up-to-date.

    October 2011 Updates

    Monday, October 17, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our October release on 18 October 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. This release includes new features on facebook login integration, more usability quick-wins in the backend and Dutch Language support updates. Blog SEO updates sitemap.xml and RSS feeds will have SEO friendly URLs for blog posts, inste ..

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    How do Websites Work?

    Sunday, October 16, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    Hosting + Domains How would my Website Work? 1 - Type in a Domain Name When a customer wants to view your website, they type the Domain Name into their internet browser ie. www.yourdomain.com.au. 2 - Locate the Hosting Service The computer is directed to the Domain Name Registrar which is then delegated (pointed) to the hosting service running your website. 3 - View the Site  ..

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    Adobe Dreamweaver Integration

    Saturday, October 01, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    The Dreamweaver Extension that lets you design on our platform, but in the environment you're used to. Because it's a Dreamweaver Extension, it integrates directly with your Dreamweaver workspace (on both Mac and PC). As long as you've got an internet connection, you'll be able to build your Online Business and customize it's features, all from Dreamweaver. Using Triangle inside Dreamweav ..

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    September 2011 Update

    Monday, September 26, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our August release on 27 September 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. This release includes new features on facebook login integration, more usability quick-wins in the backend and Dutch Language support updates. Facebook signup improvements As some of you know, the BC Pro plans feature a deeper Faceboo ..

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    Paypal Scheduled Maintenance Sept 25th @ 4.30pm

    Saturday, September 10, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    In order to improve its hardware infrastructure, PayPal is migrating its services to a new data center facility. To complete the move, the PayPal production environments will have a planned maintenance window of 2 hours scheduled to start on September 25 at 4.30pm and finishing at 9pm. During the downtime, the PayPal services will be unavailable for all customers for intervals between 30 minut ..

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    August 2011 Update v2

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our R166 release on 31 August 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. This release includes the ability to update extended CRM forms, improved support workflows, additional payment gateways and lots of small usability improvements in the admin section. Extendible CRM database This improvement will allow site ..

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    August 2011 Update

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our August release on 3 August 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. This release includes new features on our blog engine, additional social integration features, bug corrections and infrastructure updates. Free additional mailbox storage As part of our ongoing efforts to provide customers with the best e ..

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    July 2011 Upgrade

    Saturday, July 02, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our June release on 6 July 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. The release focuses on fixing many of the wishlist items from partners with workflows and eCommerce improvements. Recursive Modules (Modules inside Modules) On top of the wishlist, was the ability to display modules inside modules, and es ..

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    New Tablet and Phone Support for Sites

    Friday, June 17, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    The rapid proliferation of web-enabled devices is an important trend for online businesses. As businesses look to extend their reach beyond the desktop and onto consumer devices like iPad, iPhone and other smartphones/tablets, the demand for optimized experiences on these devices will rise. Web developers will be called upon by clients to deliver a multiscreen web presence (as opposed to a s ..

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    Let's get Social!

    Friday, June 10, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    Social, social, everything is social nowadays! Well, Business Catalyst is getting social too. We're a little late to the party, but we'll make it up as we have quite a few social features planned. For June release, we're just warming up to a sunny summer by announcing not one, not two, but three social networking modules: Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet and Facebook comments. You can see them i ..

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    June 2011 Upgrade

    Saturday, June 04, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our June release on 8 June 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. The release focuses on fixing many of the wishlist items from partners with workflows and eCommerce improvements. Customisable Workflow Notifications One of the most requested features on our wish list was to give partners a way to custom ..

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    FedEx Scheduled Maintenance - June 11 2011 9PM CT

    Saturday, June 04, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    Please be advised that the FedEx production environments will have a planned maintenance window of 2 hours scheduled to start on June 11 at 9:00 PM CT (check local time here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20110611T21&p1=210&ah=2)) and ending at 11:00 PM CT. During the downtime, the FedEx Rating, Shipping and Tracking services will be unable to process transacti ..

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    PayPal Scheduled Maintenance - May 26 2011 11:00 PM PDT

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    PayPal will have a planned downtime of approximately 25 min, expected to take place sometime between May 26, 11:00 PM PDT (May 27, 6:00 AM GMT, 7:00 AM UK & 8:00 AM Central Europe) and May 26, 11:30 PM PDT (May 27, 6:30 AM GMT, 7:30 AM UK & 8:30 AM Central Europe). As a result, merchants will not be able to process transactions during this time. During the planned downtime window, th ..

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    May 2011 Upgrade

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our May release on 17 May 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. The release focuses on fixing issues in customer reports, blog imports and browser compatibility. Customers and Web Apps Fixed a bug in "Customers and Web App" reports resulting in incomplete results (displaying a single record per custome ..

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    April 2011 Upgrade

    Monday, April 11, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our April release on 13 April 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. The release includes browser compatibility updates for InContext Editing, consistent sales reports and additional tags for the new version of dynamic menus. InContext Editing Added support for Firefox 4 Windows, Internet Explorer 9 and Ch ..

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    January 2011 Stability and Email Issues

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    Earlier this year there was a disruption to email services for some customers due to the migration of hosting services to the new Sydney Data Centre. In light of this, Business Catalyst are issuing a full month credit for all paid sites that were using hosted email services. To issue the full month credit, we will postpone hosting invoices for one month for all sites ie. if your s ..

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    March 2011 Upgrade

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Katherine Anderson

    We will be launching our March release on 16 March 2011. We anticipate no major disruptions to the Business Catalyst service during this time. The release includes an updated version of Triangle, a new version of the Business Catalyst menu module, email campaign improvement and bug corrections. Email campaigns improvements Customers who report an email as “spam” will ..

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