- Author: Dave Krause
Feed me, Seymour
Just a quick update for all of you Site Builders out there! The import routine is complete and in testing right now. So far, the results look promising, and I hope to release it division-wide next week.
Here's what you get/don't get when you run it:
It imports all files, programs, subpages, newsletters and subscribers from a Site Builder 2 site into a new Site Builder 3 site.
It does NOT import surveys, calendar events and datastores. These will be imported by the loving hands of a qualified member of your ANR Web Action Team. We will do this when you are ready to "go live" with your new site, and we will also assist you in changing or forwarding your old URL, setting up credit card survey access and holding your hand if the road gets rough.
Also, the import routine does NOT import your navigation. You will need to rebuild it. Luckily, I added a new feature that will automatically add all of your parent pages to the left navigation at the click of a button. The button in question is located in the left navigation administration page, and it's called "Add All Parent Pages." If you do not see the button, it is because you have already added all of your parent pages.
Programs that are "inactive" in SB2 will be REALLY inactive in SB3. Users will NOT be able to access them unless you activate them. Since you can have multiple layers of subpages now, you shouldn't need to use the old SB2 method of inactivating programs so they don't show up on your navigation. Moreover, we no longer hide subpages, so they will all be set to ACTIVE. This means that your navigation might be considerably bigger if you used this old method.
I'll make a much bigger announcement when the importation routine is ready for you to enjoy.
Oh, and one more thing...
I've added a new asset to SB3 today. It's called "Social Media," and it allows you to display Twitter and public Facebook feeds. Enter your Twitter or Facebook Group name, select the correct social media type, choose the number of posts you want to show, and Site Builder does the rest! Technology is SO cool! (Of course, it's prone to break. Twitter's RSS feed system has been down for a couple of days, so I wasn't able to release the asset until now).