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Introducing Hoop.la Calendar

Today, we've rolled out a new update for Hoop.la that adds one major new feature- a Calendar- as well as a few other minor improvements. Calendar With the new Calendar section for Hoop.la, you can create events for your community.  Members can watch your calendar, subscribe to it via iCal, and indicate whether they plan to attend each event or not.  We also allow you to display community member birthdays on the calendar, as well as scheduled chat events. If the event has been...

Heading to the clouds...

Computing in the cloud... it’s all the buzz these days as seen by ec2, google, rackspace, microsoft and many more. There are lots of cool benefits of using the cloud, increase speed of deployment, quickly create real demos for potential clients,...

Best practices for an influencer community

An influencer community is an increasingly important component of the marketer's toolkit. It can help you leverage word of mouth, deepen your relationships with experts and fans, and give you a space to gather insights about your product or service. But you need to be sure that you're doing it the right way, so you don't end up in hot water with the FTC (and don't destroy consumer trust of your brand). The FTC's endorsement guidelines all come down to one simple thing: don't be a snake in...

Facebook Profile Feeds Disabled in Hoop.la

As part of the recent Sets and Collections Release , Hoop.la no longer supports Facebook feed integration on member profile pages. The purpose of the feed integration on member profile pages is to provide a unified snapshot of a particular member's social activity across both Hoop.la and other social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It makes it easy to see, at a glance, a particular member's recent photos on Instagram, tweets on Twitter, etc. Over the years, Facebook has...

The Sets and Collections Release

We've rolled out an update for Hoop.la that focuses on some enhancements for media uploads and sets/collections in Hoop.la. Here are the major changes: New 'Post Clips' and 'Upload Attachments' Permissions Previously, you could use permissions to control the types of media files that a user could upload to your site (photos, videos, etc.), but admins had no way to control clips in general or attachments in general. Now you can, with the new permissions for "Post Clips" and "Upload...

Introducing Databases For Hoop.la

We're excited to announce the debut of a brand new content module for Hoop.la - Databases! With Databases, you can store and display structured data on your site. When you create a database, you determine the specific fields to associate for each database record. Imagine the possibilities- a database of movies, sports transactions, products, business leads. It's a great way to store and catalog information. You can create any number of distinct databases and each has its own permissions and...

Hoop.la 2.0 Goes Beta!

Today, we begin the process of launching our biggest software update ever for Hoop.la (as well as for UBB Forum and QuestionShark), as we kickoff a beta period for Version 2.0, which centers around making the entire application " responsive ".

Responsive Design Project

We've started work on a major new upgrade for Hoop.la , UBB Forum , and QuestionShark that will make all pages completely "responsive".  If you are not familiar with the term "Responsive Design", here are some resources for you:   What...

The Advanced Reporting Release

Today we rolled out a bunch of new features for Hoop.la , UBB Forum , and QuestionShark , most of which revolve around "advanced reporting".  The new reporting features will give you an unprecedented perspective on the health of your community...

Re-Introducing The UBB

 We're very excited to announce the launch of a new service today- UBB Forum!  UBB Forum is a scaled down version of our Hoop.la service, designed for sites that want a community that is completely focused on forums. Our company...

How to make self disclosure easier for community members

In face-to-face networking situations, it's easy to get stuck with "that person" who won't stop oversharing about themselves. By the time you've grabbed two appetizers from the buffet, you're familiar with their entire medical history and the current political climate in their office. But in online networking situations, or online communities, it can be extremely difficult to elicit personal information from members. The community administrator or moderator team is (of course) interested in...

Embedding Hoop.la Widgets

Did you know that all of the widgets you use on your Hoop.la site can be embedded on other sites, too? We just added a widget from our corporate site (which is powered by Hoop.la) and wanted to pull all Hoop.la-related blog posts from there and...

The Credit Card Security Release

Over the past few months, we have focused on improving the overall security offerings within Hoop.la. Hoop.la is already a highly secure platform, but we wanted to offer an even higher level of assurance and compliance for the ultra-security conscious customer. This has included a new Premium Security add-on that offers many new, advanced security features such as total data encryption of all data at-rest, anti-virus/anti-malware, DoS/DDoS mitigation, IP Reputation Management, Intrusion...

 
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