Release 9/6/2011

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    Duncan McCreery

    Quite a few improvements and fixes were released this morning. Highlights are below and details can be found on www.memberclicks.com/releases

    • SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs are here for menu items and articles.  This means www.yourdomain.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=74 becomes www.yourdomain.org/alias.  Google, and your members, will love it. Users clicking menu items will immediately see the change.  Any site links in article content can be changed manually, but the old links still work, so there's no need to worry about anything being broken.  If you change the alias of an existing menu item or article, you will be reminded to update any content that has that link inserted, similar to moving files in the Media Manager.
    • IE9 compatibility has been greatly improved, including the editor (TinyMCE).  The only area where it is still an issue is while editing forms.  This will be fixed in a future release.
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    Tisha Cannizzo

    I've been having a terrible time the last two days linking forms in my e-mails to my members.  There seems to be two main issues.

    1.  When I return to leave a blank line between text, it sometimes seems to return half a space.  Therefore, if I use shift/return it types over the top of the text I just typed.  I could type it in Word and then copy/paste it back into the e-mail system.

    2.  When I try to link forms, it looks like the link has been placed.  However, when you move on to the next screen to view it, the link is no longer there.  I've had to resort to just using our web address to link people from an e-mail to our calendar to register for events.  Not good.

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    Duncan McCreery

    Hi Tisha,

    There should not have been any changes to inserting site links to forms.  It sounds like the issue might be related to the content of the email.  I'll open a ticket up for you so we can investigate.

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    Gwen Pearson

    Thank you So Much for the new SEF urls. It's been on our wish list for a while :D

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    Gwen Pearson

    I am sooooo happy about the SEF URLs! Thank you!!

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    Gwen Pearson

    Huh. Although....there seems to be some issues with the commenting system :D

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    April Miller

    The SEF urls are great! I'm now able to include links in our paper newsletter instead of trying to describe where items of interest are located. Before the urls were just too cumbersome to use in our print communications.

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    Max Dana

    Any way to make these SEF URLs pass to the Google Analytics tracking code in their friendly format? I still see the human-unfriendly URLs on my Google Analytics reports. On a side note, I'd love to see MC give its clients the option to use the standard Google asynchronous tracking code rather than the custom script you currently use. http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/asyncTracking.html

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    Duncan McCreery

    Hi Max,

    If you enter the Web Property ID into the new CMS, that should do the trick for the SEF URLs.  You'll find Google Analytics under the Components menu.  There's a bit more information here too.

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    Max Dana

    I believe it actually has to do with the fact that your custom Google Analytics script is not being inserted into the page footer of the SEF URLs. The script is only getting pulled into the footer of the pages with the old ugly URLs. Compare the source code of these two pages and you will see what I mean:

    http://www.art-newyork.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=19:default&id=39:contact-us

    http://www.art-newyork.org/contact-us

    I'd love to see a fix for this in the near term so we can see a full picture of our analytics.

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    Duncan McCreery

    Max, I see what you mean and I'll get a ticket opened up for you

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    Duncan McCreery

    The GA problem with SEF URLs is fixed.

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