(Updated 6/3/16 12:00 ET)
We’ve got a bunch of important news to share with you. Here are the headlines. Keep reading for the details:
- Scheduled server upgrade 3AM ET June 3
- NE1 support ends June 30
- NE1 ends August 31
- Uploading large media files
- Expanded page editor
1) Scheduled server upgrade 3AM ET June 3
Early tomorrow morning we will be replacing one of our servers. We expect there may up to 1 hour of downtime for the OurChurch.Com website, the MyOCC Dashboard, and all websites hosted by OurChurch.Com. Thanks for your patience as we make progress!
(Note due to some unexpected issues with the new server, the server was not replaced and there was no downtime. The downtime & replacement will be rescheduled at a future time still to be determined.)
2) NE1 support ends June 30
After June 30, support will no longer be provided for websites created with the NE1 Website Builder. You can continue to use NE1 beyond June 30 but we will be unable to fix any problems with it or answer questions about it. We strongly encourage you to migrate your NE1 website to our new WP-EZ Website Builder before June 30. Start migrating here!
3) NE1 ends August 31
While you can continue to use an NE1 website beyond June 30 without support, after August 31 we will be completely doing away with NE1. If you do not migrate your NE1 site to WP-EZ by August 31, we will migrate it for you. Again, we strongly encourage you to migrate your NE1 website to WP-EZ so you can choose your theme and edit your pages before making it live. Three months should be plenty of time.
We understand some folks don’t want to change, so if you missed it here is… Why Our NE1 Website Builder Has to Go
4) Uploading large media files with WP-EZ
We’re excited to tell you about a new featured launched today for our WP-EZ Website Builder… All browser based website builders like WordPress and WP-EZ have a limit to the size of the files that can be uploaded. Currently WP-EZ’s limit is 80 MB. That’s big enough most media files, but some large video files are larger than 80 MB. Starting today you can FTP large media files into your account and then import them into WP-EZ. Here’s a video tutorial to show you How to Upload Large Media Files.
5) Expanded page editor
The WP-EZ page edit includes 2 rows of icons for editing. Previously, by default just the top row was visible with the option to click to expand and see the bottom row. A lot of people didn’t see the option to view the second row and couldn’t find half the editing functionality. So, in today’s update we made both rows of icons visible by default. Another small step towards making WP-EZ the easiest website builder on the planet. 🙂
What are people saying about WP-EZ?
I wanted to let you know that we’ve gone live with our website and I also wanted to give you a well deserved “Thank You” for your help… This WP-EZ website looks *FANTASTIC* on my cell phone too! It is much better than the NE1 any day! I think OurChurch.com made the right move! -Dennis Primm, eastsidebaptistvernon.org
If you have any questions about the NE1 to WP-EZ migration, check out the Migration FAQs (updated today).
If you have any other questions, comments or feedback, post a comment and let us know.