Archive for June, 2009

Soapbox launch: South Central Becomes Second Sister Site

ScreenshotThe South Central Community of the Sisters of Mercy joins the West Midwest Community as the next site to go live.

As noted last week, the overall project will see a total of five Sister Community sites launch this summer.  These sites empower local Communities to craft their own message for their individual audiences while leveraging the common branding and shared experience on the Soapbox platform of the network as a whole.


Soapbox launch: West Midwest Chapter of Sisters of Mercy

Site screenshot

Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.  They are also a dear, long-standing client of PICnet’s.

When they came to us looking to expand their web presence by creating sites for their five individual chapters throughout the country, we saw the perfect opportunity to leverage the power, flexibility, and elegance of the new Soapbox 2.0 platform to meet their needs.

The West Midwest Chapter is the inaugural site to launch of these Sister sites with others scheduled to go live over the next few weeks.  All sites make use of a handcrafted PICnet design customized to offer consistent branding across all project sites while offering Community-specific touches with color schemes and menu options.


Non-Profit Soapbox 2.0.5 is released!

Tonight, we launched Non-Profit Soapbox 2.0.5 to add some nifty features for our Soapbox clients.  We modified and updated a number of good features as requested, including some of the following:

  • the Display News module more effectively displays upcoming events
  • provides Soapbox administrators more access to editing their Web sites from the frontend (visitor’s) view
  • optimization to the search engine friendly URL system

We’re clipping forward at a great pace using our PICnet Agile methodology, and we’re bringing in bug and feature requests into each of our releases.  If you’ve got a request you’d like to see tossed into our queue, let us know, and we’ll be happy to review it in our agile process.  Hop over to the Support Center to submit your request, and we’ll take it from there.

Release 2.0.6 has begun, see you in a few weeks!