New Look, New Features, New Friend!

New Look

YouCanSend.me’s New Homepage Design

At the beginning of this week we launched an all new look for YouCanSend.me. Now its even easier for you to login, find answers to common questions, and browse other YouCanSend.me users’ pages. On tops of that, we are now featuring users on the YouCanSend.me homepage. Check out the new look today at YouCanSend.me!

New Features

Blog Comments

Blog comments allow your visitors to comment on your blog posts, and allows you to respond! All of this to add one more level of communication between you and your supporters.

RSS Feeds

RSS stands for “really simple sydication”. Never heard of it before? Don’t worry. Basically it’s a feature that allows user to follow your blog post using an RSS reader. What does that mean? It means anyone who chooses to follow your RSS feed will get updated instantly when you make a new post on your YouCanSend.me blog.

Subscribe by Email

Subscribe by Email is a great new feature. It works a lot like RSS, except it’s a little easier. Anyone who wants to follow your blog post simply puts in their e-mail address, and hits “Subscribe”. Then, anytime you make a post, those people are sent an email letting them know that you updated your blog. You can also manage your subscriptions in the YouCanSend.me admin panel, and add or remove users to your email subscription lists anytime. This makes it’s super easy to add Grandma’s email address, so she doesn’t have to to to figure it out on her own!

WordPress for Smartphones

We are really excited about this one. You may or may not know this, but YouCanSend.me is proudly built on top of the WordPress platform. Why does that matter? Well, not only do you have the industry’s leading blogging tools baked into your site, but as of today you can use the WordPress Mobile apps for your smartphone to submit post, upload photos, and add or approve comments from anywhere, at anytime. This is a great asset in helping you, our beautiful users, keep your blogs up to date as you raise funds, and while you’re on your trip.
Read more about YouCanSend.me & WordPress for Smartphones »

Short URLs for Your Page

Since we know that a huge part of getting your page out there happens through sites like Facebook & Twitter, and since we know that youcansend.me isn’t exactly the shortest web address in the world, we decided to help you save some characters in your Twitters & Facebook posts with our new short URL, ycs.me. You would use it exactly like you’d use the full youcansend.me address. So instead of tweeting about http://youcansend.me/brandon, you can tweet about http://ycs.me/brandon, and save yourself a few characters!

Site Titles Updates

Since we’ve now introduced Search into the new YouCanSend.me homepage, we wanted to give everyone a heads-up that when someone searches for you, they will now see your Site Title (that you entered when you created your site) in the search results. What this means is that you might want to make sure that your site title is informative and let’s people know that they’ve found you! So, although “I’m going to India!” may be a fun title, “John Smith’s trip to India” may help people find you a little easier in their search.
Get more info about changing your Site Title »

New Friend

Meet Kevin

Allow us to introduce you to the newest member of the YouCanSend.me family… Kevin Penguin.

Kevin was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and he seemed like the perfect fit when we were looking to hire another employee to help around the office. Kevin is in charge of customer happiness, as well as making sure YouCanSend.me is always running smoothly. If you’d like to get in touch with him directly, you can reach him via email, kevin@youcansend.me

Wrapping Up

That’s about all the news we have for today! We’re hoping these new features make it even easier for you to raise funds and stay connected with your supporters! As always, if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, feel free to email us at info@youcansend.me

Happy Fund-Raising!

- The YouCanSend.me Team