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Universal Analytics

April 9, 2014

Jean

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.

Universal Analytics logo

Universal Analytics

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.

Updates 

Text Editor update

March 26, 2014

Jean

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.

Text editor update

UGAL's new text editor

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Orders and customer accounts

February 20, 2014

Jean

Good news for the e-commerce websites created with UGAL: UGAL was just updated with new order and customer account features.

Your account page with order history

Account page with order history

Infrastructure upgrade

February 19, 2014

Jean

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.

UGAL response time

UGAL average response time before and after the January 28th upgrade

Updates 

Unlimited HTML newsletters

November 18, 2013

Jean

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 :-)

Send HTML newsletters

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.

Updates 

HTML in newsletters !

September 30, 2013

Jean

Here we go with our first stride with HTML newsletters. You can now create and send newsletters containing basic HTML formatting: titles, paragraphs, links as well as text formatting (bold, italic, lists).

HTML newsletter example

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Newsletter lists auto-population

September 23, 2013

Jean

After launching the newsletter lists last week, we quickly realized (thanks for the feedback !) that we were missing a critical functionality: the ability to automatically assign subscribers to one or more list, based on their origin. So here we go, subscribers can now be automatically be assigned to lists:

Choose how to populate your newsletter lists

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Newsletter module updates

September 12, 2013

Jean

UGAL newsletter moduleWe are happy to announce that our newsletter module (available to Business and E-commerce plans) was just updated. The newsletter module now supports lists management, subscriber history and newsletter history.

More changes to the newsletter module are coming soon, help us out and give us your feedback !

Updates 

Search engine update

August 12, 2013

Jean

Your website with UGAL comes with a built-in search engine. Over the last few weeks it became slower than we wanted. After troubleshooting for a while, we have decided to upgrade the search engine to its own server and take advantage of the migration to update Solr, the open source solution we use for search, to its last version.

Apache Solr logo

The move and the update are now complete, and we are glad to report that the search functionality on UGAL is back to its usual fast performance.

Give your search engine a try, and please report any issue or comment to support@ugal.com.

Updates 

Inventory management

May 22, 2013

Jean

Here we go with an update that should please users of the e-commerce website plan. The "Store" tab has been re-designed and contains now a new "Prices and inventories" page from where you can do lots of crazy things.

E-commerce items management : prices and inventories

Online store: prices and inventories

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