If you’re still going old school with your template, it’s time to upgrade! The customizable eteamz template, introduced in 2009, is an improved version of the previous template. And, the only thing that will change when you add a new template is the up-to-date appearance of your site and your ability to use two of our most popular features for teams and leagues:
Facebook Administration: By adding Facebook tools to eteamz, you will be able to communicate with members through the most popular social network. Facebook helps to spread valuable information and keep people coming back to your site. And the best part is, everything you need is already built into eteamz and you can utilize these features whether you have your own Facebook account or not. Learn more about Facebook Administration.
Tournament Brackets: The eteamz tournament functionality gives you all the tools you need to easily create, publish and print your tournaments! This includes single elimination, double elimination, round robin tournaments and more! Learn more about Tournament Brackets.
Here at eteamz, we have a lot of new features coming your way and we don’t want you to miss out on being able to use them because your site template is out of date. Worried about losing your data? Don’t fret, your schedules, rosters, site news and other information will be safe and you’ll still have full access to it. When you upgrade your eteamz template, you will be able to choose whether you’d like to add features like FacebookAdministration+ and Tournament Brackets+ to your website. To upgrade to a new template, go to your admin panel and click “Customize” under the My Site Design folder.
+ Facebook Administration and Tournament Brackets are exclusive to PLUS accounts.
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Coaches, team and leagues can now use social media to increase participation and community interaction! Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still benefit from the eteamz Facebook features because eteamz connects with your members’ Facebook accounts for you.
Features you can benefit from:
Post news items, scores and calendar updates to your existing Facebook account and to your members’ Facebook News Feeds right from your eteamz site
Display your Facebook Wall posts on your eteamz site
Allow your members to "Like" Facebook posts you create within eteamz
Allow members to “Subscribe” to your Facebook updates
Learn more or get it now by visiting the Communication section of your Admin panel.
*The social media integration is only available for eteamz PLUS members
Earlier this year, eteamz introduced the ability to add Facebook “Like” buttons to news items. Coming soon, we will be introducing the second phase of Facebook integration in eteamz: Social Media Administration.
Social Media Administration will be available in the Communication folder of the eteamz admin tool. This new functionality will be available exclusively to eteamz Plus sites using the new customizable templates.
If you have an existing Facebook page…
·Get more “Likes” directly from your eteamz site! Visitors to your site can click “Subscribe” to become fans of your Facebook page and receive your updates on their Facebook News Feed. Use this new feature to pull subscribers over to your eteamz site to check out news, photos, updates and more!
·Add your Facebook Wall to your eteamz site. This Facebook "widget" will automatically pull your posts on Facebook over to eteamz! Any updates you make to your Facebook Wall will display inside the widget. This new feature is built to enhance the experience for your eteamz site visitors whether they have a Facebook account or not.
·Post eteamz updates to your Facebook Wall. Communication is a two-way street. Not only can you pull Facebook posts onto your eteamz site, but you can also publish your eteamz updates to your Facebook page!
If you don’t have a Facebook page…
Allow visitors to your site to “Subscribe” to receive your eteamz updates on their Facebook News Feed. Use this feature to pull subscribers over to your eteamz site to check out news, photos, updates and more!
By adding Facebook tools to eteamz, you will be able to communicate with members via a popular medium that has proven to increase the spread of valuable information and keep people coming back to your site. And the best part is, everything you need will already be built intoeteamz!
Due to continued problems with the Circle Up Smart Message Center, we have decided to discontinue offering this service as a part of eteamz. We understand that many of you have found the Smart Message Center to be a valuable tool, but the recent unreliability with the service has caused us to conclude that it is something we can no longer offer to our customers. Please note that as of November 15, 2011, eteamz site admins will no longer be able to access their Smart Message Center. We’d advise that you download your members list by visiting the Group Messages or Team Messages menu item of your eteamz site as soon as possible so you can easily access all of your contacts moving forward.
Don’t forget that as an eteamz admin, there are other helpful communication features that are available to you:
Email lists - Create email lists based on your website members. Easily organize member addresses and email via an email application such as Microsoft Outlook and create as many lists as you need for your coaches, players, parents, etc. Email Lists can be accessed by visiting the Communication in your Admin menu.
Surveys and Polls - Create surveys, question forms, or polls to display on your site. This allows you to easily collect important (or fun) information from your site visitors and members. Surveys and Polls can be accessed by visiting Website Pages in your Admin menu.
MessageCast – Reach out to your team, league or group with custom broadcast phone messages. Configure groups of your site members, type in your messages and deliver them as telephone calls to everyone you choose...anytime you want. The cost to send a MessageCast will vary depending on the length of the message and the number of recipients receiving a call. Available to both PLUS and free website administrators. MessageCast can be accessed by visiting Communication in your Admin menu.
NEW! Facebook Administration - By adding Facebook tools to eteamz, you will be able to communicate with members through the most popular social network. Facebook helps to spread valuable information and keep people coming back to your site. And the best part is, everything you need is already built into eteamz and you can utilize these features whether you have your own Facebook account or not! Facebook Administration is available to PLUS admins under the Communication folder.
Already have a custom domain with another registrar?
If you already have a custom domain, you can easily transfer it to eteamz. Contact your registrar and have them unlock your domain. Then, contact eteamz support with your domain name and eteamz site name: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport. We’ll do the rest!
Over the past year, we have migrated eteamz Announcements, Tournaments and Message Boards to Active.com. We hope you have utilized the new boards and taken advantage of Active.com’s modern and frequently updated message board technology.
The remaining eteamz Community pages will be migrated to Active.com before the end of the month. These pages include sport-specific articles, tips and instruction.
The following eteamz Community pages have already been migrated to Active.com:
The Message Boards are designed for members helping members, and are self-monitored. eteamz support is available to assist you with your product questions and feedback through these channels:
The Smart Message Center is currently unavailable due to issues with the Circle Up system. We are working with the vendor to resolve this issue and will send out an update as soon as we have more information.
We realize this may inconvenience you, and for that we apologize sincerely.
In the meantime, we encourage eteamz PLUS members to utilize the Email List feature in eteamz located under the Communication folder in the eteamz admin.
Please check back here for updated information and updates on this issue.
The Smart Message Center can now be accessed in Internet Explorer. When you open your SMC in Internet Explorer, you will see a blocked content error on the page. Above the page, there will be an Internet Explorer alert bar – click on the bar and click Display Blocked content. This will bring you back to your admin homepage – go back to Communication>Team Messages to access your SMC.
This is a temporary work around until Circle Up updates their security certificate for the Smart Message Center.
Circle Up has advised us that the issues with the Smart Message Center have been resolved. If you continue to see any issues with your Smart Message Center in eteamz, please contact eteamz customer support right away: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm
You've asked and we've delivered -- we are very excited to announce that custom email addresses are now available!
You can now have a custom email address to match your eteamz custom domain.
To purchase custom emails, you must have an eteamz custom domain through eteamz/OpenSRS. You can also purchase a domain and the emails at the same time through eteamz, in your My Account/PLUS folder. If you purchased a custom domain through eteamz prior to February of 2010, please contact Hover (http://www.hover.com) to inquire about email addresses for your domain.
How it works:
1. Purchase custom emails in your My Account/PLUS folder; make sure to take note of the address and password you fill out in the form (NOTE: this will differ from your eteamz login)
2. Once you purchase the custom emails, a new folder will display under your My Account/PLUS folder in eteamz.
Use the username and password from the purchase page to login to your new mailbox on the Custom Email page.
3. When you login, your mailbox will open in a new window. Save this window as a bookmark if you’d like to access the mailbox directly, outside of your eteamz site. Use this mailbox just as you would a Yahoo or Gmail mailbox.
4. Add up to 4 more custom emails by clicking the Admin folder in your mailbox.
This summer, create a winning web site with all the features and benefits of eteamz PLUS. eteamz PLUS members enjoy numerous benefits, including full site customization, use of 70+ professionally designed web site templates and the ability to add 16 additional web pages to their site, just to name a few.
Some of you have been experiencing issues with accessing the contacts in your Smart Message Center. eteamz software developers have been working with Circle Up, the company who brings you the SMC. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced and we expect to have an update on this issue by the end of the week. You can check back here for updated information on these issues.
This month, eteamz is offering a whopping 40% off of Ad Option for a year.
Ad Option allows PLUS users to remove, customize or sell advertising space to sponsors.
1. Sell the ad space to your local sponsors
2. Upload up to 20 ads for your sponsors
3. Watch the ads automatically rotate on your site to get ultimate exposure for your sponsors!
Here is your coupon code: 78CL36. This coupon code is valid until 5/31/2011
HOW TO USE THE CODE: Copy this coupon code and go to your eteamz admin. Go to My Account/PLUS and select Control Advertising. Select the Annual option and click Continue to Billing. On the billing page, enter your credit card information and enter the coupon code. Click Apply coupon code and watch the cart total drop by 40%. Agree to terms and confirm purchase to continue.
Once you have purchased Ad Option, go to your My Account/PLUS folder and click Ad Option. Remove ads or ad space under Ad Preferences. Upload custom ads by clicking Customize buttons. Ad sizes are 750x90px and 250x90px.
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