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|Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:44 am Post subject: Custom CMS Express Newsletter - August 2008
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Greetings Custom CMS Express Admin,
I don't know about you, but after a somewhat laid back July it's been full speed ahead in August. Kids are back in school, a lot of work has gone into preparing for the fall season of ministry at church, and we've been working hard to launch some new things here at OurChurch.Com as well.
In recent days we have started making available some upgrades and some new components you can add to your website. We also have more information about a security warning you'll want to read about.
In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
IN THIS ISSUE
1) Featured Component - YANC Newsletter
2) New Video Tutorials Available
3) New Sermon Manager/Podcaster
4) Security Warning
1) FEATURED COMPONENT - YANC NEWSLETTER
In case you missed the announcement, August has been Newsletter Month at OurChurch.Com (http://www.ourchurch.com/news/news-2008-08-06.php). We've been blogging (http://blog.ourchurch.com) all month about the value of distributing a regular eNewsletter and how to do it well. We've also been calling attention to the excellent eNewsletter component available for Custom CMS Express sites, called YANC Newsletter.
Some YANC Newsletter's great features are:
- Unlimited newsletters, unlimited issues, unlimited subscribers. You can have a separate newsletter for each ministry, class, or business line, each with it's own separate subscription list. Send out as many newsletters as you want and grow your subscription lists as large as you want with no extra costs.
- HTML templates. Go beyond plain text and can give your newsletters the same style, colors, and images as your website.
- Automated subscribe process. Visitors to your website can quickly and easily subscribe (or unsubscribe) to your newsletters. That saves you the time of manually adding or removing people.
- Tracking stats. With YANC Newsletter you can see how many people viewed each newsletter and how many people clicked each link in each newsletter.
Add YANC to your site for only $100 plus a $60 installation fee and that includes personalized phone training.
2) NEW VIDEO TUTORIALS AVAILABLE
Has it been a while since you've used some of your components? Want to brush up on how to use them so you can make the most of your website? We've developed video tutorials for several Joomla components and are in the process of developing others. You can view them online any time as often as you like at no cost. Take a look at this video tutorial for the YANC Newsletter.
See a list of all the video tutorials available at:
3) NEW SERMON MANAGER/PODCASTER
If you manage a church website and have been considering adding sermon text or audio to your website, the new Sermon Speaker component is perfect for you. It organizes sermon text and audio by series, speaker, and date. It even automatically podcasts sermon audio for you. Check out an example of the new sermon component on our sample site.
Then contact us via the help desk to arrange to have us install it for you and train you to use it. Cost is only $100.
4) SECURITY WARNING
You may have noticed this security warning on the administrator page when you login:
"Following PHP Server Settings are not optimal for Security and it is recommended to change them:
Joomla! RG_EMULATION setting is `ON` instead of `OFF` in file globals.php"
This is a low level warning and not considered critical. But if you would like to improve the security of your site and eliminate the warning, we can make the upgrades necessary for only $49. This includes upgrading your guestbook and forums (if necessary) and updating the configuration file.
Please contact us via the help desk to arrange for the upgrades.
Thanks again for allowing OurChurch.Com to develop and host your website. We value your feedback. Please post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.