Perhaps we've been a bit too minimalist lately.
I'm talking about in the communications area. We've certainly been working since our last post. But with summer officially coming to an end in the U.S., it's well past time to let you know what's been happening.
Here's some of the things we've brought to life over the past few weeks:
1.) Improved media gallery display. We improved the look and functionality of the media gallery. Captions will now display in a more attractive manner and you can now link specific galleries into your articles.
2) RTL script capability. We've now made it possible to for right-to-left language script functional in both WYSIWYG and Markdown syntax editors. Writers in Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian/Farsi and Urdu will appreciate this new capability.
3) Email contact form. You will find a contact form has been added to your blogs. Of course, it's available if you opted to provide such to your readers. It's also available on
4) Spell checker in WYSIWYG and Markdown. Hopefully you noticed a red squiggly-underscore has started appearing here and there in your article pages. That's the spell checker, which is now available in both editors.
5) Amazon Subscriptions Option. In order to increase the exposure of Silvrback, we're now listed as an accepted Amazon subscription vendor. This allows Amazon account holders to log in via their Amazon account. Hopefully this will bring new traffic to take a look what we have to offer. Check out our placement here.
6) SSL certificate for personal domains. For those seeking a higher level of security for your personal domains, we now are testing our solution using Let's Encrypt. It's not as clean a solution as we would like, but we believe it will do the job until we have a better one. Of course we already secure all blogs under the Silvrback server.
If you would like to give this a test drive, it is only available to Silvrbackers with annual subscription plans. This process requires you 1) to let us know you want it, 2) we have to make some settings manually to facilitate it, and then 3) you have to make changes to your DNS before it becomes reality. We're looking for a small test group for this.
7) FAQ Videos. Forgot to add this to the original list. We've begun to develop a library of basic faq videos addressing issues most often encountered by new Silvrbackers. These are on our YouTube account.
I think that about wraps up what's been happening behind the scenes. We always have a list of upgrades, so expect more good stuff.
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