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Bootstrap full version ETA

I have to make a choice on making some customizations or moving to the new Bootstrap version.  I'd like to know the status on the beta model and what the expected ETA is on the fully vetted Bootstrap version?


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Lisa


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Hi Lisa, currently the status of the Bootstrap site is in beta because we are still adding several new features and improving the way it can be extended by any customizations you would want to do to it. So we do have a new BETA version of the software available that has been completely redesigned using the Bootstrap Framework. We can absolutely use your current license to change your site to use the new bootstrap-based BETA version of the software.

 

However, because this BETA version of the software has been largely re-coded from top to bottom to take advantage of the Bootstrap Framework, I want to be sure to explain what the benefits and limitations of the new bootstrap theme are for existing sites like yours.

 

Benefits

The World's Most Popular Responsive Framework - This version of the software is completely re-built on the Bootstrap Framework, meaning it is designed to be mobile-first. Because of this, your site will look gorgeous on all devices, whether it is a cell phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

New Intuitive, Powerful Design Settings - This version of the software comes with dozens of new, easy to use design settings that allow you to customize the look and feel of your site with an intuitive interface.

Developers Love Bootstrap - For more comprehensive design changes, being built on the Bootstrap Framework means that any developer or designer who is familiar with this popular framework will be able to make larger design changes more easily than ever before.

Locations Powered by Google Maps - The new version of the software uses the latest Google Maps API for location searches, giving you the power of the fastest and most accurate locations engine available today. Note: Providing your own free Google Maps Javascript API Key will be required to enable searches on this version of the software.

Cleaner Code - In creating this new version, many areas of the core code have been cleaned, optimized, and redesigned for better performance and clearer logic for future developers to do even more with the software than ever before.

 


Limitations


BETA Version - Since this is currently a BETA version of the software, you may experience some bugs that are not present in the current version of the software. Of course we will work diligently to resolve any issues reported with this version of the Software, but the timeline to complete some specific issues may not be clear as the final code is still being worked on to complete this version.

Customizations and Most Data is Not Transferable - Because this version of the software had to be re-coded from top to bottom in many areas to be compatible with the parameters of the Bootstrap Framework, any previous customizations done to your current site will not be transferable to the new site, and most data, including Member feature posts (articles, events, coupons, etc), and Member data itself will not be transferable to the new version of the software. While we will attempt to transfer as much data as possible, you are essentially launching a brand-new site and starting from the beginning when moving to the new BETA version of the software.

 

If you would like us to launch a brand new site on this version of the software so you are starting with a clean slate and no data transfer involved, we only need to charge a one-time setup fee of $50 to cover our costs of setting up the new site for you.

 

If you would like us to try to migrate data from your current site to the new one, additional fees may apply, depending on what data you would like transferred.  Ans as noted above, most member-related data will not be transferable.

 

If you would like to move forward with re-launching your site on the new BETA version of the software, please let us know what, if any, data you would like to transfer, and we would be happy to provide you with the final cost for the transfer.


Once you are ready to make the transition, we will place your request in the queue to be moved to the new BETA version of the software, which will take 5 - 10 business days, depending on the current queue. We will notify you here in this ticket once the transition has been completed.

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Hi Lisa, currently the status of the Bootstrap site is in beta because we are still adding several new features and improving the way it can be extended by any customizations you would want to do to it. So we do have a new BETA version of the software available that has been completely redesigned using the Bootstrap Framework. We can absolutely use your current license to change your site to use the new bootstrap-based BETA version of the software.

 

However, because this BETA version of the software has been largely re-coded from top to bottom to take advantage of the Bootstrap Framework, I want to be sure to explain what the benefits and limitations of the new bootstrap theme are for existing sites like yours.

 

Benefits

The World's Most Popular Responsive Framework - This version of the software is completely re-built on the Bootstrap Framework, meaning it is designed to be mobile-first. Because of this, your site will look gorgeous on all devices, whether it is a cell phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

New Intuitive, Powerful Design Settings - This version of the software comes with dozens of new, easy to use design settings that allow you to customize the look and feel of your site with an intuitive interface.

Developers Love Bootstrap - For more comprehensive design changes, being built on the Bootstrap Framework means that any developer or designer who is familiar with this popular framework will be able to make larger design changes more easily than ever before.

Locations Powered by Google Maps - The new version of the software uses the latest Google Maps API for location searches, giving you the power of the fastest and most accurate locations engine available today. Note: Providing your own free Google Maps Javascript API Key will be required to enable searches on this version of the software.

Cleaner Code - In creating this new version, many areas of the core code have been cleaned, optimized, and redesigned for better performance and clearer logic for future developers to do even more with the software than ever before.

 


Limitations


BETA Version - Since this is currently a BETA version of the software, you may experience some bugs that are not present in the current version of the software. Of course we will work diligently to resolve any issues reported with this version of the Software, but the timeline to complete some specific issues may not be clear as the final code is still being worked on to complete this version.

Customizations and Most Data is Not Transferable - Because this version of the software had to be re-coded from top to bottom in many areas to be compatible with the parameters of the Bootstrap Framework, any previous customizations done to your current site will not be transferable to the new site, and most data, including Member feature posts (articles, events, coupons, etc), and Member data itself will not be transferable to the new version of the software. While we will attempt to transfer as much data as possible, you are essentially launching a brand-new site and starting from the beginning when moving to the new BETA version of the software.

 

If you would like us to launch a brand new site on this version of the software so you are starting with a clean slate and no data transfer involved, we only need to charge a one-time setup fee of $50 to cover our costs of setting up the new site for you.

 

If you would like us to try to migrate data from your current site to the new one, additional fees may apply, depending on what data you would like transferred.  Ans as noted above, most member-related data will not be transferable.

 

If you would like to move forward with re-launching your site on the new BETA version of the software, please let us know what, if any, data you would like to transfer, and we would be happy to provide you with the final cost for the transfer.


Once you are ready to make the transition, we will place your request in the queue to be moved to the new BETA version of the software, which will take 5 - 10 business days, depending on the current queue. We will notify you here in this ticket once the transition has been completed.