Thanks to all of you who participated in Make Contest Beta program and provided feedback from testing – version 4 is now released.
Who qualifies for a free upgrade?
- Customers who purchased v3 after April 23, 2012
- Customers who purchased Professional or Business licenses at any time
How to receive a free upgrade?
- All customers who have purchased v3 Beta automatically receive v3 Stable – please download new version
- All other customers should submit HelpDesk support ticket with license # and request to upgrade their purchase to a new version
New features in v4.0
FACEBOOK CONNECT MODULE
Your customers can use MakeContest with their Facebook account. Registration and login could not be more simple now. Users log in with their Facebook account and new user name / MakeContest account is created automatically.
Add your own watermark text to uploaded designs so everyone knows where the image comes from. You can set up position of watermark text and the text itself from the back end.
ENGAGE USERS – NEW EMAILS AND NOTIFICATION PREFERENCES
The emails now can be sent when Designers are rated, when they get a comment, and when their design is eliminated. Designers can opt out from receiving these emails in profile edit area.
NEW TEXT EDITOR
New text editor is added to MakeContest. The new editor is more user-friendly and intiutive for your site visitors
ALL CONTESTS MODULE
New module displaying all contests, opened and closed, on your site. This module is very helpful if you are just starting out and don’t have too many running contests: potential customers can view sample contests and sample designs. Default installation now includes this module, as well as universal module on the front page linking to page displaying all contests.
NEW ADMIN THEME
Admin theme is replaced with a new modern theme. You can chose between two different color options, fluid or fixed layout, and move different windows the way you like them.
GOOGLE PLUS ONE, PINTEREST
New social share buttons: Google plus one and Pinterest. Google Buzz button is removed.