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Impressive mobile progress on my site 2017 => 2018

Impressive mobile progress on my site 2017 => 2018

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  • · Baloo
I think everyone should look at this and if they can, look at their own statistics as well. I compared 3 months of activity in 2018 with the same period in 2017. Woaw!I knew that the mobiles were in constant progression, but I did not realize how much. It's impressive, is not it?I had the idea to check this because my Dolphin member complains a lot he is not comfortable on mobile, and also because we talked a lot about this subject here on una.io lately.Well, the dice are thrown! I did test people who complained about dolphin and they are delighted by trying una. +++!It is urgent to take the leap, so Una team, let me tell you that your work is of paramount importance! It becomes really diffi
RC9 Release - Font Awesome Pro, New Post Form, New Uploads, Improved Security

RC9 Release - Font Awesome Pro, New Post Form, New Uploads, Improved Security

The UNA RC9 Update is with us. Building upon the Enhancements of RC8 and adding in a few more sweet features as well. You might have noticed a slightly new look to this UNA site and perhaps you own site as well. This is  partly due the fresh Font Awesome Pro update, which we outline below. Andrew has also adjusted the page layout slightly, shifting the focus of UNA to focus on support for UNA Platform.Within Timeline Module you can see new post form for with tabs allowing posting of different content items to different contexts from single location. There are also a whole bunch of other tweaks and enhancements, many of them responding to your requests, our Design & Dev Team is endle
UNA 9 RC8 released with "post-to-context", Froala editor, Spaces, Glossary and Dolphin to UNA migration.

UNA 9 RC8 released with "post-to-context", Froala editor, Spaces, Glossary and Dolphin to UNA migration.

The RC7 and the RC8 followup updates bring a wide range of improvements, new modules and core enhancements. We expect this to be the last "combo" update, as we switch to more frequent iterations.  While most of the changes are self explanatory, there are some goodies that need clarification. Please, review the list of changes carefully and read the commentary. This update is by far the most important and significant UNA release we ever had. Below is the list of all changes. I'll comment on some of them...   New modules Migration from Dolphin - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=118 Yes, it's happening! We now have an UNA module that assists with migrating your Dolphin data to UNA.
Online.Me Update

Online.Me Update

Earlier this week, Andrew and I sat down to recap on our discussions thus far in the planning on Online.Me It was an interesting conversation and we covered a lot of ground - a lot of the content discussed will be relevant to anyone who is planning to build a Social Community website. There is 14 minutes of pow wow in total so I've broken it into 2 parts. In the first video we discuss the scope of Online.Me - what we want it to be, what it won't be and some idea of the planned functionality. In the next video we get into an interesting tangent about intuitive design for social media, and how we are seeking to emulate natural socialisation patterns in an Online Social Communi
Grand Adventures in Cyberspace - Rolling out Online.Me

Grand Adventures in Cyberspace - Rolling out Online.Me

We have reached a critical point with the development of UNA, where we have our V9 GM1 update poised to go and then we are going to be able to dramatically increase the functionality of the UNA platform.  The UNA.io website has been struggling a little to fulfil a number of roles, working as a shopfront/marketplace for UNA, being the hub for the support community, as well trying to showcase the potential of many of the UNA features. Many of you have probably experienced (and expressed!)  some frustration with the UNA.io site - as it can be somewhat confusing, with too much functionality packed into the one platform, it can be hard to understand what it is supposed to be doing, and as such i
Community and the New Blog

Community and the New Blog

I’m a massive fan of blog sites. I have been since forever. Having written and developed a bunch of them and actively engaged with many hundreds more, I’d like to think that I know a thing or two about what makes a blog tick. So what makes a Blog tick? COMMUNITY makes a blog tick. Always has, always will. What’s a writer without an audience? A common group with shared interests and ideals? As a writer, or group of writers looking to cultivate connection, community is everything If you examine most popular Blog sites these day, the best part is the comments, the feedback from the community and the interactions between those community members. It is often a vibrant, unchecked space, where
Drafting UNA Acceptable Use Policy - who can use it and who can not.

Drafting UNA Acceptable Use Policy - who can use it and who can not.

UNA platform matures and we get more people interested in launching their own UNA-powered custom community sites. In the last few months, particularly, UNA Team is in a situation that we need to narrow the scope of potential clients and also lay out guidelines for what kind of projects we are eager to work with and what kind of projects we would rather not touch.  It is important to understand that UNA is primarily a public-service product, making positive impact a top priority. Revenue generation is important, but not critical for UNA platform success, so we are fortunate to be able to say "no" to projects that don't align with our mission.    Prohibited Usage Websites using UNA platfor
UNA 6 RC5 and RC6 released with Photos, @-mentions, Quote of the Day and more.

UNA 6 RC5 and RC6 released with Photos, @-mentions, Quote of the Day and more.

The new updates - RC5 and the RC6 follow-up - have been released last week, brining a number of fixes, general improvements and two new modules - Photos and Term of the Day.  Perhaps the biggest system improvement is the support of @mentions. Now, in various text fields across UNA modules you can mention users by typing the "@" sign and choosing the user from the dropdown list. in the output it will link to the user automatically. Like so - Andrew Boon Mentions can be tricky to get right, as they really depend on the site approach to profiles naming, relationship between users and notification settings. So, we invite you to try @mentions and share your feedback and ideas on how we can impr
Setting the pace for 2018.

Setting the pace for 2018.

UNA platform and the team had a fantastic year in 2017. We opened UNA for public access; released 5 core updates; reached over 1400 accounts at UNA.IO; hired 3 new team members; released new apps like JOT Messenger, Videos, Google Tag Manager, "Decorous" template, ElasticSearch module, "Dolphin Connect" module, Shopify integration module and Snipcart integration module.  Moreover, we have been engaged to help with a number of truly exciting projects that use UNA to build communities, professional networks and educational hubs. Some of these ideas are absolutely mind-blowing and we are really happy to see how UNA gradually becomes a platform of choice for those "clever" startups that are bui
UNA 9rc4 released! Notifications, Videos, Google Tags, and more.

UNA 9rc4 released! Notifications, Videos, Google Tags, and more.

This update had to be HUGE. We didn't really want to bring new enhancements until the #9final, but some of the improvements required by clients sites dictated the need for a whole sack of Christmas goodies. Full list of changes and download links is here.  Sites with activated automatic updates should be already running this latest version. This version is upgradable and is currently the most stable UNA package available. New modules Videos module - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=101 Google Tag Manager module - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=102 System Enhancements Push notifications - 1010 Option to create profile automatically from account info - 986 Ability to res
Simpler WordPress won't save the Open Web

Simpler WordPress won't save the Open Web

UNA team is passionate about Open Web, building an open-source platform that enables leaders to create intentional online networks operating independently from the large social networks or SaaS providers. WordPress, similarly, is an open-source platform, enabling individual publishers. Even though WordPress is a CMS focused on Content, while UNA is a CMS focused on Communities, we do have plenty of crossover use-cases. It is possible to put together a community site using Wordpress, and it is possible to create a blog using UNA. WordPress is incredibly popular, powering roughly about 30% of all websites currently online. Luckily, Matt Mullenweg - the CEO of Automattic (company behind WordP
The importance of News Letter

The importance of News Letter

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  • · Baloo
By following the activity of my site on Analytics, I realize that I have always progressed, but that for two years, activity on the site is a little down, + - 4% per year.Of course many factors such as climate, for example, can affect the results, especially in Belgium.But I still wondered about the causes. It is true that for two years, I no longer send news letter, whereas before I did it once a month.So, I started again this weekend and see the result on the chart below, it is immediate.So I make this little ticket to say not to neglect it, it's a job worth it.Perhaps you have had your experiences with this, so do not hesitate to share your opinion on this.Hour, ideal day? for my part, th
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