We’ve added some big features in Ballyhoo Refresh Version 2.0 to make our content management system even more versatile, thus helping you to maximise your website’s potential, drive more traffic and engage more visitors.
Multiple Language Support
Multiple language support is now available for Ballyhoo Refresh. This new feature allows you to output any number of languages on one website with a great amount of flexibility.
Each language is independent, giving you free reign when it comes to the content that’s added; whether you want to exactly duplicate your content in another language, omit some pages or have completely different content altogether. The choice is yours.
This does mean however, that when making updates to your site they will need to be carried out in each language individually. If this proves to be too time consuming or sounds like too much hard work then you may want to consider having a support and maintenance contract with Ballyhoo so we can help lighten the load!
Switch Between Desktop & Mobile
We all know how frustrating it can be when we land on a mobile version of a website when we would prefer to see the desktop version. Nine times out of ten (and especially when the website has been created by Ballyhoo) the mobile version is perfect for the device you are using, but what if it’s not? Well, we have added a function to allow your visitors to simply switch between the mobile and desktop versions of your website as they wish.
What if you don’t have a mobile or responsive version of your website? Well you should get one! If you’re not convinced here are a few facts that I’ve read recently:
- 91% of all people in the world have a mobile phone.
- 56% of people own a smartphone.
- 50% of mobile phone users use their mobile as their primary internet source.
If you would like to discuss a mobile or responsive version, or even if you are interested in seeing how many people access your site using a mobile device each month, then please feel free to get in touch. In the meantime check out some of the recent responsive projects we have been working on.
Added Spam Prevention
We’ve added some new techniques to block spam getting through our Testimonials module. Spam is the bane of a website owner’s existence and no matter what we put in place to try to stop it spammers always seem to find a way to get through. We’re pretty close to stopping it altogether but will keep adding new techniques as they become available.
Improved Advanced SEO Options
Ballyhoo Refresh has the option to allow users access to advanced SEO settings such as Page Titles and Meta Descriptions to help you optimise your appearance in searches. The optional SEO settings (if turned on) can now be found neatly bundled together at the bottom of the page editor in the admin area of your site. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about then don’t worry, these settings are more for our advanced users; just leave the fields blank and Ballyhoo Refresh will take care of the rest for you.
You Are Currently Logged In As…
Ballyhoo Refresh version 2.0 now displays your username at the top of the page at all times making it easier to track who is currently logged in to the system.
Find Your Nearest Improvements
The option to include a full address with the description of your business in our Find Your Nearest module has been added in Ballyhoo Refresh version 2.0. The address you add will appear below the name of the added location on the map as well as on the location’s individual page to give your visitors even more information about your location.