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Canning the Spam

July 02, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

How do you keep spammers from harvesting ND email account addresses? Is it worth the effort to try to do so? I wondered the same thing, and here's my take on the issue. Read More

Find Out What's Changed with Your Imported News Items

June 04, 2015 • by Jonathan ArpCategories: Releases and Support Blog

Ever received an email notification that a news item you imported into your own site has been updated? Wish you could get some insight into what actually changed without having to spend the time comparing the two yourself?

Now with the latest release, Conductor does the work for you!

If you get one of those email notifications, you will be able to see exactly what has changed. Read More

You CAN have periods in Alt Text, after all!

June 02, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

Image with truncated alt text caused by insertion of periods in description
Image showing alt text that was truncated after the period.

For those of you who have been through my Conductor training, you may recall me telling the story of putting "Rev. John I. Jenkins ..." as the description (alt text) for an image on the President's website and how I was mortified to realize the alt text read "Rev"—and nothing else. Read More

Access to Google Analytics

June 01, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Maintenance and Support Blog

You may have noticed that Google Analytics is no longer showing on the Dashboard within Conductor. This is because of changes that Google has recently made.

Because of these changes, the Web Team will need to reconfigure Conductor's interface with Google Analytics, which may take an extended period of time. Read More

How to Create an Online Style Guide or Cheatsheet

June 01, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

Whether you are working alone on your website or others will be editing it with you, it helps to keep track of style choices you make in order to keep the site looking professional and consistent.

I've just posted a new addition to the User Guide that shows you how to create an online style guide Read More

It's Spring! Why is Conductor Freezing?

April 16, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

Have you ever worked on a page just to create or update it and have Conductor freeze?

This doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's panic time as you see an ever-revolving indicator that your page is not saving, and the only option is to cancel your save and lose your work.

But that's not completely right! Read More

Problem Uploading Images and Documents? Here's Why

March 26, 2015 • by Kate RussellCategories: Support Blog

Perhaps you've noticed that your upload button in the Conductor admin isn't showing. Don't worry; nothing's wrong with your computer or Conductor.

The problem lies in the fact that the version of Flash on your computer is outdated. Flash is a program used by the editor behind Conductor, and they have just released a new update! Read More

10 Ways to Add Value to Your Site

March 23, 2015 • by Russell, KateCategories: Support Blog

Do you want to increase the time visitors spend on your site? Pageviews? Conversions? Do you want to make sure your visitors find what they want and take the actions you want them to take? Then

"Keep your visitors happy."

If you've taken Conductor training from me, it's likely that you've heard that mantra more than once. And here are 10 ways you can help visitors AND yourself, as well. It's a win-win situation! Read More

Yet Another Way to Share Photos

February 13, 2015 • by Categories: Support Blog

Got a Flickr album you want to embed in your site but don't know how? Well, it's your lucky day!

I have to admit I didn't know how to do this until this morning, after a client asked me for instructions the other day. But Flickr took care of the hard part, so the rest was easy.

Here's how I did it:

  1. Go to your Flickr account. If you don't have one, you'll need to set one up at Flickr.com/
Read More

Centering Text - Not a Great Idea

February 13, 2015 • by Categories: Support Blog

I get asked fairly frequently why folks can't center text on their Conductor site.

The answer is simple. It's a bad idea.

You've probably all heard my mantra, "Keep your visitors happy." Well, keeping them happy involves making sure all text that looks like a link is actually a working link, making information easy to find, keeping image files small so you don't use their data and so pages load quickly, and making sure the text is easy to read. Read More