‘New Features’ Archive

Private bloggers still stay connected at Family Says

December 10th, 2008 by Mindy

I am a fan of blog feeds. It makes my world so much easier to just have one place to go to see what’s new with my friends instead of checking each of their individual blogs. However, one of the catches of blog feeds is that you can’t subscribe to blogs that are private. You have to go check each one of those individually, and generally with a user name and password. So I completely sympathized when one of my friends ranted on her blog about five people she knew who were taking their blogs private. But I also sympathized with those five friends, since I am also one of those private bloggers.

Fortunately, Family Says provides a silver lining for both the private and the friends of the private. Email notifications. Yes, regardless of whether you have a Family Reunion or a Basic Family Says plan, any author or guest will receive an email notification with a link to the new posting as soon as something new is added to your site. This feature can also be turned off by individual authors or guests if they desire. In order to receive email notifications, a user name and password is required to initially log into your site, but if cookies are enabled in your browser, your authors and guests can bypass the login step by clicking on the link included in the email.

It’s a wonderfully simple solution that keeps everyone happy without having to compromise privacy or staying in touch.

Add a Splash of Color!

July 18th, 2007 by Joe

In addition to adding pictures across the top of your site, you can also customize the color scheme. We’ve just added seven new color sets so that now you can choose from ten different options.

You can change colors by visiting the “Site Management” tab and selecting the colors that best fit your family:

Color Schemes

If you have any suggestions on new color schemes, please let us know.


Customize Your Family Site Design with Pictures

July 11th, 2007 by Joe

We thought it would be nice to have some family pictures proudly displayed so visitors to our family site feel more at home. In addition to the ability to change the name of your site and pick a different color scheme, we’ve rolled out a new feature.

You can now add some pictures to the top of your site like you see here:

New Header Images

You can upload these pictures via the “Site Management” tab where you’ll see the “Top of the Page Pictures” section. These pictures will appear at the top of every page of your site.

Pick your favorite family pictures and customize your site today! Have fun.