Archive for the ‘Soapbox Updates’ Category

Spring cleaning: New Soapbox tools give site that fresh, clean look

Museum Without Walls screenshot

We love it when new tools we drop into Soapbox get picked up and put to good use by our clients. We love it so much that we think specific examples are worth a mention every now and then.

Take Museum Without Walls, for example. They recently used a few tools that were added to Soapbox in February and March to do a little spring clean up of their site – all in just a few minutes.

What did they do, exactly? First off, they added a brand new slide show to highlight the various programs they offer to educate and engage students in the fight against racism and intolerance.

Second, they took a moment to add a customized page title to feature their tagline – Living History One Voice at a Time – in the address bar across their site and in search engine results.

Third, they upgraded their site statistics by implementing the Google Analytics plugin so they can collect data not just on page views but file downloads and off-site links.

And for a little bonus, they followed some advice shared at the latest Soapbox Salon and added a Facebook Fanbox to better integrate their site with their Facebook page.

All in less than an afternoon. All following step-by-step instructions. All with Soapbox. Spring cleaning was never so easy.


Soapbox 2.0.11 Released: Seven tools to better manage your site

We’re happy to unveil the latest release of Soapbox 2 and introduce you to seven handy tools we dropped into the toolbox in the wee hours of the morning.

Manage standard content more efficiently, reduce spam, mix up slideshow transitions, alert folks when they’re leaving your site, monitor the disk space you use, customize page not found errors, and maximize Google Analytics.

Whew! That was a mouthful for just the overview. For the full details, check out our Help Desk and Happy Soapboxing!


Soapbox 2.0.10: Powerful page titles, slick slideshows, just for you

We’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on Soapbox 2.0.10, the latest upgrade to your website management system.

What do those numbers and dots mean to you? Two things: powerful page titles and slick slideshows. Both available now.  And both part of the Soapbox service you’re already paying for.

Let’s dive into the details, shall we? Read the juicy details at our Help Desk. If you have any questions related to your version of Soapbox or on these particular features, give us a shout!


Non-Profit Soapbox 2.0.4 rolls off the assembly line

In early April 2009, we launched Soapbox 2.0, a system that allows organizations to enjoy the power of  Joomla! 1.5 without needing to worry about common open source hurdles, like installation, hosting, and full-service support.   It also consists of some awesome new components that Joomla! lacks out-of-the-box, such as our Taxonomy 1.0.

Just 30 minutes ago, we officially launched Soapbox 2.0.4, which gave us an opportunity to improve some key functions within our Taxonomy extension.  These improvements will make our Soapbox clients quite happy, and include key updates like the creation of  hierarchical term (or tag) structure for your content with a slick implementation of RSS feeds per term. You can also change the view of the term to be like Joomla’s Category List Layout or Section Blog Layout.

What does all this mean?  It means that you can now provide several ways for your audience to view an article/page without duplication, maintain a list of terms/tags without overcrowding your tag cloud, and better meet your audience’s hunger for specific tag-specific information.

Enjoy it! I know these folks will – Behind the Green.


Non-Profit Soapbox System Updates

This is the first sample posting under the NPSB System Updates.