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New Add On Product - Web Invoice Pro

I'm happy to announce the initial release of Web Invoice Pro, available now in the mojoPortal Store.

Web Invoice Pro makes it easy to send invoices by email and let your customers pay the invoice online at your web site running on mojoPortal. It provides support for receiving payments via PayPal, Google Checkout, or Authorize.NET. A great way for freelance web designers and developers or any business to invoice their customers. You can test Web Invoice Pro on demo.mojoportal.com, so you can try it before you buy it, though of course you should only send test invoices to yourself from the demo site and the demo email messagess will have extra text in them to make it clear it came from a demo site.scree shot of editing an invoice

Features at a Glance

  • Attach a PDF Invoice generated from your accounting system and/or just type in the invoice information as part of the email message.
  • Customers can pay the invoice online at your web site using Authorize.NET, PayPal, or Google Checkout.
  • Customers do not need to be registered on your site to pay the invoice, but if they are then they can see their payment history in the user profile.
  • Optional email notification when invoices are paid.
  • Integrated with the mojoPortal Commerce Reports system so you get reporting and charts of your invoice revenue.
  • Free upgrades to new versions of Web Invoice Pro for the life of the product! That's right, buy it once and any updates are free, we will never make you pay an upgrade fee for new versions of Web Invoice Pro!

Get Web Invoice Pro and get paid!

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The initial release supports MS SQL or MySql, but I'm considering adding support for other databases if I get feedback requesting it. I've been using this feature myself for invoicing my customers and it meets my needs pretty well right now but I think there will be lots of possibilities to evolve this feature further, and those who purchase it may help shape its future based on their feedback.

If you need a way to invoice your customers and let them pay online I hope you'll give it a try. The sales of these add on products is what sustains and funds the continuous improvements of the mojoPortal project, so it is a good way to get additional features and to support the project.

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mojoPortal 2.3.6.2 Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 2.3.6.2, available now on our download page.

This is a minor release with just a few bug fixes, the primary purpose of this release is to fix a problem in our Shared Files feature and in our alternate File Manager when running under Medium Trust hosting. In the previous release of version 2.3.6.1 we had changed to strong name signed assemblies for NeatUpload and for the NeatUpload Greybox Progress bar. This strong signed version of NeatUpload allows it to be installed in the GAC (Global Assembly Cache) on the server so it can work in Medium Trust, but there was a bug in the previous release because the NeatUpload.GreyboxProgressBar.dll was not compiled with the AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers attribute so it caused an error under Medium Trust. This release addresses that problem, it just required adding the needed attribute and re-compiling the NeatUpload.GreyboxProgressBar.dll. Since most shared hosting uses Medium Trust we felt it important to get a fix out for this quickly.

Fixed Bugs

  • Fix error under Medium Trust in Shared Files and in the Alternate File Manager
  • Fix bug in SQL CE data layer when creating new sites
  • Fix bug where file manager did not overwrite existing files
  • Fix redirect bug in Search Input that could happen on blog detail pages
  • Fix bug in blog when using google maps (this bug was introduced in version 2.3.6.1 when we added an option to use Bing maps in the blog)

Other Stuff

  • Upgrade from CKeditor 3.5 to 3.5.1
  • Updated Italian resources from Diego Mora
  • Updated Persian resources from Asad Samarian
  • Updated Portuguese (Brazil) resources from Fabio Mastaler
  • Updated French resources from Yves Jadin
  • Updated German resources from Jan Aengenvoort
  • Updated Spanish resources from German Barbosa
  • New partial Arabic translation from Sameer Alomari

 

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mojoPortal 2.3.6.1 Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 2.3.6.1, available now on our download page. We will submit this release to the Web App Gallery next week after we've had a chance to get any feedback from our early adopters.

New Security Options

  • It is now possible to require approval of new users before they can sign in, a setting in Site Settings enables it and you can specify email addresses to receive notification of new users that need approval, and a new button will appear on the member list page to find users not approved yet if you enable this. This is not a recommended configuration if you are doing eCommerce since it creates more barriers to completing a purchase if the user must wait for approval before he can sign in.
  • It is now possible to require any user to change their password from a setting in user management.
  • From Site Settings, you can now configure it to require a user to change their password after password recovery or reset.
  • There is now a custom error message you can configure in site settings if you are using a regular expression to validate password rules, you can provide an error message that explains the rules.

We also made the MS SQL packages of mojoPortal pre-configured for Medium Trust by default since this is the most common installation issue that people encounter. If you are hosted in Full Trust you can use the Web.fulltrust.config file.

Easier Content Re-Use

There is a new way to mark re-usable content as global content, which makes it available for page editors to add existing content to their pages. Joe Davis of i7MEDIA has made a nice video tutorial showing how to use this new feature, see the Global Content Section on this page.

Blog Improvements

  • Someone asked for the ability to not create a 301 redirect when a post is renamed and the URL changes. By default, we believe this behavior is what should happen to automatically help with SEO when a URL changes, but if you don't want that behavior you can turn it off by adding this to your user.config file: 
    <add key="Blog:Create301OnPostRename" value="false" />
  • It is now possible to use Bing Maps in the blog instead of Google Maps.
  • There have been settings in the blog for a while to allow showing the right and left column content from the main blog page also on the blog post pages. Recently someone asked to be able to show upper and lower content when using skins that have 5 content panes, so we added these Web.config settings that you could add to user.config:
    <add key="Blog:ShowTopContent" value="true" />
    <add key="Blog:ShowBottomContent" value="true" />
  • Improved Feedburner integration. When using Feedburner, we now redirect to the FeedBurner feed instead of direct linking so that you can keep users subscribed to your original blog feed and not lose subscribers if you later decide to stop using Feedburner. See updated documentation Using Feedburner with your Blog.

Miscellaneous Little Improvements

  • There is a new setting in Page Settings that allows you to control if pages appear in the child pages site map separately from if they appear in the menu
  • added config setting to allow using a custom registration page URL
  • added config option to not re-suggest URLs when renaming existing pages
  • made it possible to exclude HTML content instances from search index for landing pages that one doesn't want to come up in search, this is in the feature instance settings for Html Content
  • when moving items in pagelayout.aspx keep the item selected
  • make it possible to move pages to the top or bottom of their page tree node in PageTree.aspx
  • revamp of PageLayout.aspx thanks to Joe Davis - it required additional CSS so skins were all updated as well, see notes in this sticky thread for new CSS you need in your skin
  • CSS and markup improvements in WebStore - thanks to Joe Davis
  • when using excerpts in the feed manager make it possible to open the link in a new window
  • added an instance setting in Image Gallery to control the background color used when resizing images
  • update to a strong name signed version of NeatUpload so it can be installed in the GAC to make it work in Medium Trust hosting
  • upgrade to CKEditor 3.5
  • refactor system content templates and add new 2 column over 1 template from Jamie Eubanks
  • make it possible to specify a different site map data source id for SiteMenu control
  • when not combining CSS make URLs relative
  • updated Italian resources from Diego Mora
  • updated Persian resources from Asad Samarian
  • updated German resources from Jan Aengenvoort

Bug Fixes

  • restore possibility to edit HTML content instances that are loaded by modulewrapper
  • make IE specific CSS and favicon respect page specific skins
  • fix a bug in blog RSS when using folder based child sites it was incorrectly resolving URLs
  • fix bug where the smiley base path was not resolving correctly if running in a virtual directory instead of root
  • fix a bug in pgsql data layer for survey
  • fix a bug in pgsql data layer for content catalog paging
  • fix bug in sqlce data layer when adding features to child sites
  • fix a bug in timepicker - thanks, David Dean
  • fix an issue where export to CSV or word was not working correctly in IE 8 when SSL is enabled
  • fix a bug in webstore - add abstract to offer edit page
  • fix a bug in the forum where external images were handled differently on edit page than thread page
  • fix bug - don't show host name tab in site settings until after new site is created

As always, it is a good idea to backup your site and database before upgrading.

Corresponding Update For Form Wizard Pro

Users who have purchased  Form Wizard Pro should upgrade at the same time to the new version of Form Wizard Pro 0.0.2.3, released today for compatibility with mojoPortal 2.3.6.1. This was needed because we updated to a new version of NeatUpload and Form Wizard Pro must use the same version of NeatUpload as mojoPortal or it will result in errors.

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mojoPortal 2.3.5.8 Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 2.3.5.8, available now on our download page.

Whats' New?

  • A new Flickr Gallery feature
  • A new User Sign In Module that can be put on a content page such as the home page
  • A new scroller setting in the Feed Manager to enable a scrolling news ticker
  • Some improvements to the List/Links feature including a new introduction that can be used to place html above the list and a new option for non-ajax paging
  • Thanks to Jamie Eubanks for implementing a way to use both database authentication and LDAP, there is a new config setting for fallback to LDAP if database authentication fails. This allows scenarios where your internal users such as content authors can login with their LDAP credentials while still allowing public users to register and sign in with database credentials.
  • A new option to disable CSS caching while designing by clicking a button that sets a cookie to disable it. The previous way of of disabling it from config still works but this new way may be more convenient. You will find the button under Administration > Advanced Tools > Designer Tools
  • Upgraded to CKeditor 3.4.2
  • Updated Italian resources thanks to Diego Mora
  • Bug fixes for things reported in the forums since the previous release including several fixes in the SQL CE data layer and the Firebird data layer.

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mojoPortal 2.3.5.5 Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal 2.3.5.5, available now on our download page.

A few weeks ago I was on the verge of releasing my new add on product In Site Analytics Pro, but when I tested the package I discovered that the graphs did not work in Medium Trust hosting. It turned out to be a problem with ZedGraph that was easily fixed by re-compiling it with the AllowPartialyTrustedCallers attribute set to true. However, since both mojoPortal and In Site Analytics use ZedGraph, they really need to both be compile against the same version of ZedGraph. There are ways around such issues with configuration to map assembly versions, but to keep things simple I decided to wait and release a new version of mojoPortal with the new version of ZedGraph before releasing In Site Analytics Pro. So I went through our list of to do items and things that have been requested by the community to find a few low hanging fruit items that could be finished quickly to make the mojoPortal upgrade more appealing. I will follow up in the next few days and make the first release In Site Analytics Pro, but it will require mojoPortal 2.3.5.5 or newer.

What's New?

In recent versions, we added a Facebook like button and a Tweet This button in the blog, in this release we made it also possible to have the Facebook like button and/or the Tweet This button in the RSS feed so that users who subscribe to the feed using Google Reader or other Feed Readers can also Like or Tweet your posts. We also added logic so that if a blog post is saved with a blank url, the url is generated by server side code.

Thanks to a good suggestion from Tim Cadenbach, we added some nice ajaxy transitions for the jQuery UI tabs and Accordion used in administrative features and elsewhere.

Added a setting in Site Settings to require a Captcha on the Registration page.

Added a setting in Site Settings to require users to type their email address twice on the registration page (to avoid typos during registration).

Added a setting in Site Settings to show a Password Strength Meter on the registration page to encourage strong passwords.

Added a setting in Site Settings to require a Captcha on the login page, not something I generally recommend doing but if your security requirements call for this it is now possible.

Added support for a new token in newsletters for #viewaswebpage# which is replaced with a link to the web page version of the newsletter.

There was a usability issue previously with the forum notification emails where an opt out link was shown for both the forum as a whole and for just the thread regardless of whether the user was really subscribed to both the forum and the thread. Now we have different notification templates for each scenario so that only opt out links are shown for notifications the user is actually subscribed to.

Added an automatic machine key generator to the Security Advisor page to make it easier to create a custom machine key.

screen shot of machine key generator

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where ZedGraph was not working in Medium Trust
  • Fixed issue where multi file selection for bulk upload did not work in IE after a recent Flash update
  • Fixed Member list paging bug in pgsql data layer

Don't forget that we are moving this site to a new server this evening so there may be some down time during the move.

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