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Web Wiz NewsPad examined

Web Wiz NewsPad has many powerful easy to setup tools and options, making it simple to create your own Blog to share your thoughts online or send to your subscribers.


Web Wiz NewsPad has multiple uses and can be used as eNewsletter/Bulk Email software or used as purely as a online Blog.


Below are listed many of the features and tools built into Web Wiz NewsPad.
Main Features
Web Wiz NewsPad is undeniably feature packed, below are just a few of the main features.

  • Installation and Upgrade Wizard for easy install/upgrades.
  • Create an online Blog to share your thoughts with the world.
  • Send Blog Posts as eNewsletters or create separate eNewsletters as part of an Email Campaign.
  • Send unlimited number of eNewsletter emails.
  • Web Wiz Forums version 9 and 10 integration for sending eNewsletters to Forum Members.
  • Comprehensive administration control panel.
  • AJAX Web 2.0 interface for improved usability .
  • Rich Text Editor - WYSIWYG Blog Post, eNewsletter, and Template Writing Editor.
  • Subscriber import tools - import lists from CSV/Text files and databases.
  • Change the look and feel by creating new skins, or select from a number of built in Skins.
  • SEO Friendly dynamically created meta tags with Title, Description, and Keywords.
  • Friendly URL's (FURLs) - Dynamic URL's are rewritten as Friendly URL's for ease of use and improved Search Engine Indexing.


Blog Features (Optional)
Blog Features
  • Create and Edit Blog Posts for online viewing and sending by email to subscribers (Can send to both NewsPad and Web Wiz Forums subscribers).
  • Create Blog Posts from scratch or using a pre-saved Templates.
  • WYSIWYG HTML Blog Post Creation Tool.
  • Select the Categories for the Blog Post.
  • Create Subscriber only Blog Posts that are only viewable to those who subscribe to your Blog.
  • Online Comment Management system.
  • Email Notification of new Comments posted to Blog Articles.
  • Allow anyone to Comment on Blogs or just Active Subscribers.
  • Image and file uploads supported.
  • Insert images, text formatting, etc.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Support for Spell Checkers.
  • Insert Animated Emoticons into Blog Posts (36 different Animated Emoticons included).
  • Preview Blog Post in browser.
  • Blog Post Sharing and Social Bookmarks.
  • Social Networking buttons including Facebook, Twitter, Google +1 and more.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Friendly URL Rewriting for pages indexed by Search Engines
    (Requires Helicon Tech ISAPI_Rewrite 3 Full or Microsoft IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module)
  • URL Rewriting for Search Engine Optimised URL's that appear as static HTML files, that contain Blog Post Subject as part of the Friendly URL Page Name.
  • Search Engine Optimised dynamic Page Titles.
  • Dynamically created meta descriptions and keywords for Blog Posts using the content of the Blog Posts.
  • Dynamically created meta descriptions and keywords using the Blog Name and Description.
  • Canonical meta tags for improved Search Engine Indexing and to prevent 'same content' indexing by search engines.

Templates
  • Create, save, edit and delete, unlimited number of Blog Templates.
  • WYSIWYG HTML Template Creation Tool.
  • Image and file uploads supported.
  • Insert images, text formatting, etc.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Support for Spell Checkers.
  • Preview eNewsletter in browser.

Blog Statistics
  • Number of times Blog Post has been viewed online.
  • Number of times Blog Post has been viewed using the RSS Feed.
  • Date published.
  • Author.
  • If the Blog Post is set for public display or for subscribers.


eNewsletter Features
eNewsletters
  • Create eNewsletters for sending by email to subscribers and/or Web Wiz Forums members.
  • Create eNewsletters from scratch or using a pre-saved Templates.
  • WYSIWYG HTML eNewsletter Creation Tool.
  • Select which Subscriber Categories and/or Web Wiz Forums member groups to send eNewsletter to.
  • Personalise eNewsletters to include subscribers name, email address, unsubscribe links, address, etc.
  • Each subscriber receives there own uniquely formatted eNewsletter with their own name in the address filed.
  • Personalised link to online Subscriber Management Centre to change subscribers preferences.
  • Email preview to test if eNewsletter looks correct when emailed.
  • Image and file uploads supported.
  • Insert images, text formatting, etc.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Support for Spell Checkers.
  • Preview eNewsletter in browser.
  • Unsubscribe link to comply with US and European anti-spam laws.
  • Insert Animated Emoticons into eNewsletters (36 different Animated Emoticons included).

Templates
  • Create, save, edit and delete, unlimited number of eNewsletter Templates.
  • WYSIWYG HTML Template Creation Tool .
  • Email preview to test if Template looks correct when emailed.
  • Personalise Templates to include subscribers name, email address, unsubscribe links, etc.
  • Paste HTML source code directly from another source into template.
  • Image and file uploads supported.
  • Insert images, text formatting, etc.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Support for Spell Checkers.
  • Preview eNewsletter in browser.

eNewsletter Sending Tools
  • Send eNewsletters in one go or batch send.
  • Pause or stop the eNewsletter sending at anytime.
  • Real-time status of the eNewsletter sending process with progress bar.
  • Configurable time delayed batch sending of eNewsletters (example; 50 emails, then a delay of 60 minutes before the next 50 are sent)
  • Reset sending process at anytime.
  • Real-time display or error messages (failed sending, incorrect and badly formatted email address, transport errors, etc. (error messages depend on email component used)).

eNewsletter Statistics
  • Total number of emails sent.
  • Number of eNewsletter emails read.
  • Date sent.
  • Author.
  • The number of errors that may have occurred due to emails bouncing, incorrect email address, etc. (error messages depend on email component used).

Personalised Welcome Email
  • Create HTML Welcome Email.
  • Include subscribers name, email address, company name, address, unsubscribe links, etc.
  • WYSIWYG HTML Welcome Email Creation Tool.
  • Email preview to yourself for testing if Welcome Email looks correct when sent.
  • Paste HTML source code directly from another source into template.
  • Image and file uploads supported.
  • Insert images, text formatting, etc.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Support for Spell Checkers.
  • Preview eNewsletter in browser.



WYSIWYG Editor (RTE)
WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Wiz Rich Text Editor - (WYSIWYG Writing Editor) RTE with cross browser and platform support.
  • Create Blog Posts, eNewsletters, Templates, Previews, and Welcome Emails, all using the powerful Rich Text Editor.
  • Bold, Italic, Underline, Ordered/Unordered List, Cut, Copy, Paste, etc.
  • Spell Checking Support.
  • Font Colour Tool with HTML safe colour pallet.
  • Insert/Upload Image Tool with preview window.
  • Attach/Upload File Tool with preview window.
  • Insert Hyperlink Tool with preview window.
  • Paste From Word Tool.
  • Special Characters.


Admin Control Panel Features
General Admin Control Panel Features
  • Create Blog Posts using a WYSIWYG Editor.
  • Create eNewsletters using WYSIWYG Editor.
  • Send Blog Posts as eNewsletters.
  • Create, edit, or delete unlimited number of Blog/Subscriber Categories.
  • Set the display order of Blog/Subscriber Categories.
  • Create, edit, or delete, multiple Admin Control Panel users (only the master admin account can change configuration details).
  • Searchable subscriber management, search for subscribers, remove subscribers, etc.
  • Bulk removal of un-activated subscriber accounts.
  • Configure SMTP and email component settings - with email test option.
  • Configure Image and file upload options.
  • View eNewsletter Statistics.
  • Check for New Updates.

Admin Notification Options
  • New Blog Comment notifications. Be notified when a Blog Post is commented on.
  • New subscriber notifications, receive an email when a new subscriber signs-up.
  • Unsubscribe email notification, receive a notification by email if a member deletes their account.

Personalisation Admin Panel Options

  • Custom Email signature to be displayed at the end of activation emails, forgotten password emails, etc.
  • Personalise Privacy Statement for your Newsletter to suit your site or state laws.

Security Features

  • 160bit One Way Encryption of passwords.
  • Email and email domain blocking. Block certain email address or users from certain domains from subscribing
  • Email activation of new subscriber account (optional).
  • 32bit subscriber tracking code used for unsubscribe links, managing Subscriber Management Centre, etc.
  • Email address checking, to check email address is a real correctly formatted email address.
  • Regular security audits carried out to make sure Web Wiz NewsPad is protected from the latest threats.
  • 2 hour vulnerability patch policy - If an vulnerability is ever found we aim to have a patch released within 2 hours!

Web Wiz Forums Integration
  • Tight integration with Web Wiz Forums version 9 and 10.
  • Connect to a Web Wiz Forums database.
  • Web Wiz Forums integration test tool.
  • Send eNewsletters to Web Wiz Forums Groups (can select which group receives the eNewsletters).
  • Display links to Web Wiz NewsPad Blog Posts within Web Wiz Forums.
  • Web Wiz Forums database can be a remotely hosted database if it is a SQL Server or mySQL database.

Import Tools
  • Import subscribers into Web Wiz NewsPad from .csv, .txt files, or from another database.
  • Import subscribers from Outlook CSV export files.
  • Select which fields to import, ie. Name, Password, etc.
  • Import from Access, mySQL, or SQL Server database.

Skin Options
  • Change look a feel using a custom own built skin.
  • Select from a number of built in skins.


Subscriber Features
Subscriber Management Centre
  • Category Subscription Management to change which categories the user is subscribed to.
  • Subscribe to unlimited number of Blog or eNewsletter Categories.
  • Update Name, Email Address, Password, Company Name, Address, etc.
  • Resend activation confirmation email, if subscriber has not confirmed their opt-in subscription.
  • Remove account option.

New Subscriber (optional)
  • Easy to integrate web form, to place on your websites homepage, etc.
  • Open new account page with link to Privacy Statement.
  • Web frontend with Blogs Posts to encourage new subscribers.

General
  • Selectable auto login.
  • Forgotten password tool.


General Features
General Features
  • Web based Active Server Pages (ASP) solution.
  • Language file for easy conversion for non-English websites (comes with international English language file).
  • Skins using Cascading Style sheets.
  • Full source code commented on each line for easy modification and customizations.
  • Installation and Upgrade Wizard for easy install/upgrades.


*Please Note:
Some of the features listed above require additional components, filters, or modules installed on the web server. Please see the System Requirements page for more details.


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