Yesterday Alex T⚜️briefly announced the final release of the UNA 9. Indeed, after more than 3 years since of active development and testing; over 3 MILLION code additions in over 4000 commits; 1300 closed issues and 17 😮 pre-release versions, we finally have the stable UNA 9. Compared to UNA 8, this version brings hundreds of enhancements, including new modules, system improvements, new integrations, new templates, new objects, new features, etc. etc. Since we decided to make all RCs upgradable the UNA 9 has been tested quite actively by the UNA.IO community and used in production mode for all our clients working with UNA & Boonex team under X-level service plans. It is now con
The UNA-verse has been rapidly expanding in recent months - with many new modules added, this created multiple issues that the team have devoted maximum time to ironing out.RC11 has been released and contains lots of fixes of issues that presented in RC10. RC10 was feature rich, with a lot of those new features still filtering in, the team have devoted maximum time to ensuring that all the ensuing bugs were sorted out. With RC11 smoothing out the operations of UNA - the advent of UNA 10 seems ever closer.With that said - whilst there were not any major new modules added, there were a few new tweaks that are worth a look; Analytics Module - Export Reports via CSV - simple but vital,
The long-awaited RC10 is here. Yes, it is a huge update with core improvements, new modules, new features and lots of fixes, but most importantly - it is the last feature-update before the v9 final. We will release RC11 in about two weeks to follow up, and there will be some minor module updates to address urgent known issues but we will now be focusing entirely on making the platform stable - both in operation and in deployment. Now, let's see what we got in RC10...New modulesChannels - https://una.io/page/view-product?id=143"Channels" is the new module which extends functionality of hashtags. Separate content page is created for each hashtag. On this separate page there are a lot of f
Before coming to UNA I have come from a digital communications background, working mainly as a media strategist, producer and copywriter. In the previous millennium I worked with print media doing similar sorts of things, but in newspapers and magazines. I just did the math - I’ve now worked with clients helping them to solve communications challenges for over 25 years (yikes, I’m old!).The technology has evolved immensely, but the objectives have always remained the same. We are trying to connect humans with information. People with ideas. To develop and evolve community. A better understanding of the world. Understanding products and services that could make our lives a little
This is an existential question a software developer has to answer nearly every day. Should we create a setting or just do something the way we see is right and if someone doesn't like it - so be it. In theory, it is preferable to make #customisable - everybody wins and there's always a "yes" answer to every question. In practice, making everything customisable inadvertently leads to bloated architecture, #UX compromising and in some cases - even more limitations than a one-sided choice would cause. Case in point - presentation of comments. First, we have to decide if we should show the latest first or newest first. Second, threaded or flat. Third, to pagina
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
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...
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.
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
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
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
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.
Websites using UNA platfor