TimelineCMS V7 Is Here10 Jul 2019
The latest version of TimlineCMS for standalone and WordPress websites has now been launched, and it is amazing.
These are the major changes for standalone TimelineCMS websites...
Improved security with Amazon-managed root and administrator accessI watched as a massive effort was undertaken to hack several of my websites in February this year. I took all the logfiles and behaviour I observed and sat down to work out where security holes might have been. Nobody can guarantee that hackers can not get in to their websites, but I just made it a lot harder for them.
Reliable and fast image scalingI use Cloudinary to generate product thumbnails on the fly and to make things like progressive banner images. In the past those thumbs or processed images have sometimes been "sticky" and taken a while before updating. That is not a problem any more. Image management in TimelineCMS has been totally re-worked and is now rock solid reliable. And fast. Very fast.
Massive on-line store updateEverybody with a TimelineCMS stand-alone website can run an on-line store. This update has the following changes:
- brands with icons
- variations of products with prices adjustments
- better pricing management
- different prices for logged in users - yes, that means you can have trade prices as well as normal retail prices
For an example of the new shopping software at work check out one of the following on-line stores running on this software:
Decorator Collective uses the new variations ability for selecting frame types. Here is how it looks:
The WordPress version of TimelineCMS also got updated. These are the major changes for WordPress websites with TimelineCMS...
Easier addition of Facebook albums to website pagesNow all you have to do to add an image gallery to a page is copy and paste a photo album URL from Facebook into the editor and TimelineCMS does the rest. Thumbnails and lightbox popups are automatically generated, and if the photo has a description it will be added as a caption. Adding pictures to your website has never been easier.
Improved Collection managementCollections in TimelineCMS are anything you want to group together and add to a page. You manage the collection separately to pages or posts and attack them wherever you want. Wait until you see it in action on your website. This is an amazing feature that WordPress has needed for a long time.
Impala Billiards uses Facebook albums as website content. Check out how easy it is to add an image gallery.
Step 1 - Copy and paste the url of the image gallery into the admin for the page you want it to appear on:
Step 2 - That's it. The images are automatically added to the page, thumbnails are automatically generated, and a lightbox automatically appears with the picture description at the bottom when a thumbnail is clicked.
Image galleries in WordPress sites have never been easier.
TimelineCMS standalone and WordPress are the product of years of experience creating and maintaining websites. I am at the coalface doing this every day and TimelineCMS is a collection of features that I find websites need. You can see the difference in the websites that use it. Websites using TimelineCMS features offer something unique without adding lots of time and cost to their development. Websites using TimelineCMS are easier to update and maintain - whether it is handy features such as the tree style page viewer it adds to WordPress or the way it automatically and sensibly adds image or video galleries to a site simply by copy-pasting a URL from a social media source. Ask me to show you what this next-level tool can do for your website.
Note that if you have a stand-alone or WordPress TimelineCMS website with me then it has already been upgraded to Version 7 and fully tested.