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It's Not Too Late!

Monday, January 08, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)

Learn how to keep your Web site fresh by attending the online web session "Keeping Your Content Fresh". Better register now though, the event is on January 11th. Find out how content panels can allow you to set it and forget it.

 

We’ve all seen it... promotions for events held two days ago... registration deadlines that passed two weeks ago. Expired content is a common problem in web sites. But did you know that this is one way the content panel manager can be a big help? Panels can be used to display and remove content at certain times – without affecting the rest of the page.

 

Register for "Keeping Your Content Fresh" today, and you’ll learn more about this along with other tips and tricks of the Content Panel Manager. We've also added more web sessions for 2007 - take a look!
 

E-zekiel Holiday Support Schedule

Thursday, December 21, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
Christmas
Support by phone and email will not be available on Monday, December 25, 2006 or Tuesday, December 26, 2006.

New Years
Support by phone and email will not be available on Monday, January 1, 2007.
 

E-zekiel Tip: How To Use A Custom Favicon For Your Site

Thursday, December 14, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
Want to know how your site can have a custom favicon (favorites icon)? Simply name your custom favicon image file favicon.ico and then upload it into your My Files gallery. The E-zekiel application will do the rest! Man that was easy!
 

Customer Update 12-12-2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
E-zekiel customers experienced an unexpected web site outage this morning. Email service was unaffected. All customer web sites are now back online. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are still experiencing trouble with your web site, please contact customer support.
 

All Entries Are In, Let the Judging Begin

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
The number of entries received by the December 1 deadline for the 2006 E-zekiel Awards exceeded our expectations! We’re glad to know so many people are proud of their web sites, and a big thank you goes out to all who entered our inaugural awards competition.

The judging will begin soon to determine First Place and Second Place in three categories of awards: Design, Usability, and Best Application of E-zekiel. First Place winners will receive an iPod with video playback, plus 4 iTunes Gift Cards. Second Place winners will receive an iPod Shuffle, plus 2 iTunes Gift Cards.

The prize winners will be announced on January 16, 2007.
 

Now More Storage and More Emails

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
Now all current E-zekiel plans now have twice as much storage and additional emails at the same cost as before. The increases are based on plan level:

Bronze Plan: Now have 10 emails and 60 MB’s storage.
Silver Plan: Now have 20 emails and 120 MB’s storage.
Gold Plan: Now have 50 emails and 200 MB’s storage.
Platinum Plan: Now have 100 emails and 400 MB’s storage.
 

Design Manager Expands Capabilities, Now Allows Personalized Designs

Monday, August 14, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
All content management customers are not alike. Some are glad for the opportunity to choose from hundreds of ready-to-go professional Web site designs that they can use as is. Others are happy enough with a design template, but wish they had the option to tweak it for their own personal use. Still others are looking for the content management program that lets them create their own designs from scratch.

Thanks to the latest release from the developers of E-zekiel, all content management customers can now choose from all three options.

Improvements to the Design Manager, the E-zekiel tool that establishes the look for each site, include a new template personalization feature that will allow customers to create a design from scratch by making a series of selections that fit their content best. And, in the best tradition of content management platforms, they can create this design on their own without have to learn or write code.

E-zekiel customers have always been able to choose from hundreds of professional designs that they can use as is, and that option remains. Now the Design Manager will now allow customers to adapt any one of these designs with their own personalized touches.

The Improved Design Manager is included with all E-zekiel plans and can be accessed from the Control Panel once logged in.
 

E-zekiel Version 1 to Be Discontinued : Version 2.0 Takes Full Charge

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
When E-zekiel Version 2.0 was released in August 2005, users soon found that the upgrades improved editing capabilities, made tasks easier and made file management more efficient. And that was only the beginning. But some still felt more comfortable with Version 1.0 and decided to wait it out to be sure all the 'bugs' had been worked out.

Since then, improvements in Version 2 continue, including the addition of a Search Engine Optimization feature, as well as the introduction of a Syndication Manager that enables E-zekiel users to generate blogs, podcasts and news feeds.

With each improvement to Version 2, however, the old and the new have become more and more incompatible. The previous version has now become obsolete, and, as a result, it will be discontinued effective July 17, 2006.

Discontinuing the option to use Version 1, which has been available through a Control Panel link, may be news that’s greeted reluctantly by some of our long-time users. But, please know, if you experience any difficulty making this adjustment, our support staff stands ready to be of assistance in any way we can.
 

Morningview Baptist Distributes Sermons by Podcast

Monday, May 15, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
Morningview Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, is one of many customers who have taken full advantage of the new podcast feature now being offered by E-zekiel. “I love the podcast concept, I have my iPod with me just about everywhere I go and have been waiting on pins and needles to offer this on our site,” said David Hardgrave, Morningview’s Minister for Music and Worship (and church Webmaster by default).

With the help of E-zekiel’s new Syndication Manager, Morningview has been able to create an online pulpit that distributes sermons by podcast to subscribers – as soon as the sermons are posted on the site.

“There’s nothing more important for us than to ‘hold up’ and ‘hold out’ the truth of God’s Word,” Hardgrave said. “It’s the centerpiece of our life together as a church and the ‘main ingredient’ of every ministry that we have. We are especially excited about the new availability of podcasting and syndication technology because it helps us where it counts; that is, getting the life-changing truth of God's Word and the Gospel out to as many as will hear.”

From their point of view, syndication isn’t a fancy “extra,” but a vital tool in pushing the right message to a vast audience.

“Over the last few years, there has been amazing growth in the number of people using Internet syndication,” Hardgrave said. “It’s where people are tuning in and that's were we want to be, holding out the hope that we have."
 

Training in May, June and July Announced

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 View Comments Comments (0)
Over the past few months, E-zekiel has been offering Web Sessions - live Internet based training sessions that anyone with an Internet connection and a phone can attend. We've recently announced the next three sessions for May, June and July - including sessions on the new Syndication Manager, managing events in the Event Manager and learning how to do more with hyperlinks. Each Web Session lasts about 40 minutes and shows you how to get from A to Z on specific tasks and managers within E-zekiel. Check out the training schedule and sign up today - get more out of E-zekiel tomorrow!