January 19, 2015
UGAL was just updated with a security related update, and all requests for pages containing sensitive information are now secured with https.
Requests for sensitive pages on your custom domain name (eg http://www.domain.com/login) are now automatically redirected to their secure version hosted on a sub-domain of ugal.com (eg https://sitename.ugal.com/login).
September 29, 2014
We are very happy to launch today a redesign of the admin interfaces you use to manage the content of your website. During the 8 years UGAL has been around, our various interfaces evolved in different directions and it was time to consolidate them all under the same design. Be ready next time you login to your website : it looks different !
April 16, 2014
Good things going on today with the availability of a much better Universal Analytics integration for our e-commerce websites.
Using Analytics measurement protocol, UGAL is now able to always report confirmed orders to Analytics, regardless of where the order payment happened (onsite or with a payment processor). Confirmed orders pageviews are now sent to Google's servers even if the customer does not return on your website after completing an external payment.
Also, UGAL now gives you the option to share your e-commerce data with Analytics. If you want to, UGAL will send anonymized order information to Google's server so that you can use Universal Analytics interface to analyze your sales. All websites have been configured to NOT send e-commerce data to Analytics by default.
April 10, 2014
With the recent support for Universal Analytics, it is a good time to start supporting more Analytics features to give you an even better idea of how your visitors interact with your website.
We start today with support for Analytics Events and we get ready for e-commerce related changes coming very soon.
April 9, 2014
Google is in the process of upgrading Google Analytics to a new platform called Universal Analytics. The new platform introduces a set of features that change the way data is collected and organized in your Google Analytics account.
We have updated UGAL with support for the new Universal Analytics, here is a 2 step guide on how to update your website so that it takes advantage of the new features.
March 26, 2014
UGAL's text editor was just updated to use the latest version of tinyMCE, 4.0.20. We were a bit behind with upgrading and this new version of our text editor brings a number of improvement and bug fixes.
February 20, 2014
Good news for the e-commerce websites created with UGAL: UGAL was just updated with new order and customer account features.
February 19, 2014
The server infrastructure that powers UGAL has been upgraded over the last 2 months. It was an important project for us, and we wanted to take the time to have solid data before reporting any results.
The time someone waits for a web page to display includes time spent by web servers for building the page. Faster response times are always better, for the experience of your visitors and for search engines (site speed is one of the factors used by search engines to rank websites). Our goal with this upgrade was to optimize our current infrastructure to reduce our processing times.
November 18, 2013
A few days ago, we deployed on our servers one of the most important feature of the last few years: unlimited HTML newsletters. Yes, unlimited and HTML :-)
Newsletters are a very important because they are so efficient at broadcasting your message to your website audience (prospects, customers, fans, members...). That's why UGAL has had the feature for a pretty long time and why we are so happy to finally be able to support HTML newsletters.