It’s been some time since we last posted, but behind the scenes, we’ve been doing some reorganizing and, of course, keeping the system updated and maintained.
EBN has grown a lot in the last year and we’ve been having some trouble pushing new feature updates as fast as we’d like. This is why we decided at our last company meetup to try out Scrum methodology for development, and we’re already seeing initial results. We are now back on track towards developing some of the more requested features.
Major Features Planned for This Quarter
- Subaccounts – If you have staff that helps you manage your PBNs inside EBN but don’t want to give them full access. You will be able to give them access to an EBN account without giving away passwords to your blogs.
- Mailbox – Mailbox is up for a big update. Sorting, automatic purging and archiving are coming in the update.
Maintenance Done in The Last Quarter
- Indexation Check updates – We’ve launched this in April but we did a lot of updates since to decrease the number of false positives and sync issues between Indexation Check and EBN.
- Removing unstable providers – Even with our due diligence, some poor performing hosts still got into the system. We removed most of those and are keeping a close eye on others.
- Improvements to servers maintenance – We’ve done a lot of additional updates to automate a lot of maintenance so as to keep the potential downtime as short as possible.
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Since the last blog post update a few months ago, we did a lot of work on scaling the platform, fixing issues and improving the system.
A few major features added in the last few months:
CSV/ODS export of blog list
You are now able to export a list of all blogs and their basic information to CSV or ODS. You can find it at the bottom of the dashboard.
No more passive indexation check
The migration to fully active indexation check powered by Easy Domain Monitor is now done. All of your blogs are now regularly checked if they are indexed or not. If you find any errors with this check, let support know and we’ll look into it.
We’re analyzing your feedback from the NPS survey and seeing what improvements are on top of your minds. If you have any ideas, please make sure to visit the Feedback page.
As you probably noticed in the last week, we’ve been gathering ratings and feedback on the app. The survey is called NPS® Questionnaire (Net Promoter Score, an internationally and independent developed evaluation system that measures customers satisfaction and loyalty) and will become a regular thing for us so we can gauge your happiness over the months and years to come.
The first results have been great. Easy Blog Networks is on top of the NPS® scores for the IT industry. The standard for our industry is 25 to 55 and our result was 52, hence at the top of the spectrum.
We think customer satisfaction is of great importance, so this was a good indicator that we’re doing something right. However, that does not mean we’ll be resting on laurels.
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We’ve also gathered A LOT of great feedback. We’re analyzing all of it as we speak and we’ll be implementing changes in the coming weeks.
You can also expect that we’ll reach out to some of you to see where we could do better based on your feedback.
Thank you from everyone on the team for your honest feedback and encouraging words!
Removing footer links is one of the most common reasons why users want to customize a theme. It’s also very annoying to only create a child theme only for this reason. That’s why we’ve built a plugin that can help you remove the footer directly from your WP dashboard on any theme.
Hide Footer Links on WordPress
Download the plugin and activate it.
Go under Appearance and click Customize. Scroll down and you will see Footprint Settings tab.
If the plugin recognizes your theme, it will only show “Enable Hiding” and you only need to click that to hide the link.
If the theme is not recognized, you’ll need to use the CSS selector.
How To Use CSS Selector
Launch Google Chrome browser.
Right-click on the footer link and click Inspect.
Find the div class that holds the link.
Right-click and select Copy, Copy selector.
Paste the text into CSS selector to hide field in WordPress.
Make sure “Enable hiding” is checked. That’s it! When the preview refreshes it should show no footer.
We’ve been doing a lot of work in the background to streamline support and help resolve issues as soon as possible. The biggest step was updating the Report Problem button.
A lot of the common errors on the blog are caused by a faulty theme or plugin, and that often happens after WordPress updates. To avoid this, make sure you’re using supported and regularly updated themes. However, if that still happens, you can use the Report Problem button to fix the blog on your own. You will most probably see a blank screen in this case, so all you do is select the first check (blank screen, 500 error) and click Try Automated Fix. The system will reset the theme and, in most cases, your blog will be back online.
Same goes for all other errors – from plugin errors (502 error), .htaccess issues and DNS issues.
We highly recommend you use this button since it can speed up the problem resolution because there is no need for waiting on response from support.
Visit our help center for more information on how to report a blog specific problem.