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August 2014
August 2014
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We've released a great new feature for the calendar which lets you turn on a map that sits above the calendar or event list. The map shows the location of each event. The markers are clickable and will either open up the event details in a popup window or go directly to the event details page. This is particularly useful if you have several events spread across the community and you want to help people find the gather that is closest to them (e.g. community groups).

This feature is activated by turning on the "Display Map" option on the calendar category, and then simply entering an address for each event. Any events that do not have an address will obviously not appear on the page.


April 2013
April 2013
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We are excited to release a new feature for the Control Panel that lets you visualize your entire website and add content all from one page. The page shows you the main sections of your website, along with the sub links under each section. You can drag sections and pages around, or add new pages and links to your menu. The lists are editable if you want to change the name, quickly toggle a link on/off, or delete a link. You can add new links or pages directly to a section so that the CMS already knows what section the new page belongs to.

We hope this is a helpful tool for all our experienced users, and also a great interface to help new users get active with building their website. Let us know what you think!


March 2012
March 2012
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Gutensite is a powerful Content Management System, with lots of industry-specific, niche functionality, as well as a lot of advanced settings that give you a lot of control over various aspects of your site. But our goal is to keep things as simple as possible so that it's intuitive and easy to use.

One of the ways we do this, is by allowing you to specify which features you want on your site. So we have a features page that lets you toggle features on/off as you need them. This will hide unnecessary fetures in the Admin, so if you don't need "communities", "service directories", "links", etc., just toggle them off. You can reactive them if you change your mind.


March 2012
March 2012
 
 
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We've gone through the entire CMS and replaced the old Flash slideshows with new HTML5 compatible slideshows that look much nicer and best of all will display on iPads, iPhones, and other Mobile Devices that support HTML5.

We've also simplified the way slideshows are created throughout all the content types. Before you had to create a slideshow and then select it in the page you wanted to display it on. But now, you just select the images you want for whatever content type you are editing, e.g. blog, news, portfolio, etc. And if there are multiple images, we automatically turn it into a slideshow. It's super easy!


January 2012
January 2012
 
 
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We've made some important changes to the portfolio that make it much easier to create/manage your portfolio, and also added features that help the portfolio better looking for your visitors.

Easy Slideshows. If you want a portfolio piece to display a slideshow of images, we no longer require the additional step to create an independent slideshow. Instead, you can just select or upload multiple images directly.

HTML5 Slideshow. We've gotten rid of the old Flash slideshow, and we now use our standard HTML5 compatible, mobile friendly slideshow.

Slideshow or List View. Sometimes you want to show a slideshow of your images, while at other times you may want to show a list so people can see all the images in a single view. We now give you the option to choose how the slideshow appears by default, and visitors have the option of toggling between the two views if there are 4 or more images in the list. In the list view, if there are less than 12 images, we display a two column layout ...


September 2010
September 2010
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One of our biggest problems is finding enough time to promote ourselves. We are adding powerful new features to Gutensite all the time, which meet client needs or wishes, but we don't have time to brag about them because we're off to the next project. But over the years we've created a very powerful eCommerce Store with loads of options for customization. We have some companies with highly complex product requirements that stretch us to innovate features that meet their demands.

This week we added some brand new features and revamped some old ones. Existing functionality allowed you to create Custom Fields that could be attached to products. These fields could be admin-facing (require input from the administrator when the product is created and later display static content to the customer) or they could be customer-facing (require input from the customer when they checkout). Well, we just recently added the ability for customer-facing Custom Fields to have specific Price ...


May 2010
May 2010
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If you looked at our Blog, lately, you might conclude one of two things: 1) Gutensite must not have much to report, 2) Gutensite must be too crazy busy to blog about all the great things that are happening. If you chose door number two, you win. Go have a free website, on us. Unfortunately, I have to admit, blogging is not a high priority compared to all the other important things that demand my time (as much as I would love to spend my day sitting in a coffee shop blogging about how cool we are).

But the truth is, we've been working on lots of great new features that we've been releasing to our community. We've also hired three new people in the last couple months to help meet your needs in a timely fashion and help us meet our own ambitious development goals.

Here is a list of the top of my head of some of the things we've been doing (on top of all the custom work we do for specific client projects, which keeps us extremely busy):

  • Released Total Overhaul of MLS Pages and ...

February 2010
February 2010
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We are proud to announce the launch of a new flagship Gutensite website for Alain Pinel, a local Luxury Real Estate Broker with about 1300 agents in the San Francisco Bay Area. We created the first Bay Area Open House Search website, which has integrated live property data from the four independent Multiple Listing Services in the area. This in itself was a Herculean feat, since they all follow separate data standards, so we had to create a shared standard of our own. The new seamlessly integrates this data, and provides additional features such as: map based searches, property mapping, street view, directions, favorites, RSS subscription, email alerts, and open house route planning for multiple properties.

Alain Pinel has created this site as a way to save them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by weaning themselves off weekly print advertising for open house announcements which costs them a fortune. This website can not only save them tremendous amounts of money, but it also ...