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NFED Service Status, Site News, Upgrades & Support
New Simplified Classifieds Control Panel
A link has been added to the bottom of each full classified ad which goes to the new control panel with the advert number already entered, so it is just a case of entering the advert password to edit or delete an advert. Shopping cart links to pay for new ads or renew older ads have been included.
The original control panel is still in place & is unchanged.
Social Pages now Manually Updated
For the last 4 years we have been using the DLVR.it service to automatically update our three social media pages: Facebook, Twitter & Google+. There have been a few technical hitches recently with Facebook & then this week Google have announced that they are shutting down Google+.
As only two pages remain to update, DLVR.it has now been removed. Facebook & Twitter will be manually updated with all the latest featured ads, events & news.
Removal of Google+
Google are shutting down their Social network platform Google+. The links to the NFED Google+ page are being removed. The Facebook, Twitter & Vimeo pages remain unchanged.
Google Map Updates
Google have made some major updates to their map system for app & website use, which affect both the event diary & services directory.
Both systems have now been updated to the latest Google Maps Version 3 & seem to be working well. If you have any problems, please let us know.
The updates allow Google to log usage & charge high volume users. I don’t think this will have too much of an impact on the diary, but will be monitoring it.
Site Converted to SSL
The NFED has been updated to run under SSL (Secure Socket Layer), meaning that all pages should now start with https//: instead of http// & a padlock will be shown. Until now SSL has only really been required for payment pages, but it doesn’t hurt to add an extra layer of security & Google are giving higher search rankings to SSL websites.
All links have been updated, so if you get a security warning, please refresh the page or clear your history to ensure the latest files have been downloaded, then try again. If you get any problems, please contact us as there may still be links that require updating.
Calendar Monthly View Improvements
A glitch in the monthly view which meant that the event venue address wasn’t always shown has been resolved.
The category has been removed to give a cleaner view, but the events can still be sorted by category. Go to: www.nfed.co.uk/calendar/diaryday.php
The Office will be closed from 9.00 am Fri 13th July until 07.00 am Mon 16th July for essential administrator maintenance! (There is a chance that we may reopen on Sunday evening)
We will try to approve new ads during this time if possible, but there will be delays.
Advert renewals, new events, directory listings or any other queries will not be processed until the office reopens.
Advert enquiries will not be monitored for suspicious activity during this time. If you are worried by any enquiries that you receive, please do not respond until Monday when we have had a chance to check the logs.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
NFED Mobile Site Updates
The mobile site now updates directly from the main classifieds database.
Approved ads will show immediately. Modified or deleted ads will update.
To minimize data usage, only the main photo & limited text is shown. Clicking on the heading or photo will take you to the main ad for further details, photos or to contact the advertiser.
Search has been added & a link to the advert submission form.
The mobile site also contains the full services directory & event calendar
To use the mobile site, go to www.nfed.co.uk/mobile
Save a shortcut on your mobile desktop to use it like any other app.
As the Facebook changes start to take effect, you’re probably seeing a lot less in your news feeds from the pages & groups that you follow.
Don’t forget, if you are on a mobile & have trouble seeing the main site, there is also a cut down mobile version of the NFED. Just go to www.nfed.co.uk/mobile & save a shortcut on your desk top.
The mobile site displays all the latest classified ads, the full Services Directory & Event Diary.
If you have been watching the news about Facebook today & have concerns over its privacy, there’s no need to worry about the NFED. Any information or ads that appear on our Facebook page do not include contact information & do not link to the poster’s profile. Contact can only be made through the main website.
The answers to most questions can be found in the Help & FAQs
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