Performance - using a content distribution network

Written by Robin Morris

Page speed is a key metric in conversion and so we do all we can to improve our Platform.

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Content distribution network

A measure we have taken is to serve out Platform content using a Content Distribution Network.

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance.WikiPedia

This provides the Platform with various performance benefits:

improved up-time
faster delivery of images, JavaScript etc.
content is served more locally, reducing latency to the user, no-matter where they are in the world

We are constantly looking at ways to improve, so this is just one of the ways we are improving performance on the Platform.

Software update (v2.134)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin console: performance improvements
  • Admin console: Tree structures can now be edited
  • Admin console: iCal calendar URLs can now be read to block out availability (under "availability")
  • Admin console: sold out date filter
  • Platform: Brightcove videos now supported in movie Elements
  • Platform: availability searching performance improvements

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin console: add Entries to a Subscription using Filters
  • Admin console: allow Element content editor to only allow links
  • Booking: set the cardholder state required for the US and Canada
  • Booking: performance improvements for booking screens price searching
  • Booking: Sage pay error reporting improvements
  • Platform: Last updated date can now be shown per-Element
  • Legacy: remove various bits of legacy code
  • Legacy: always redirect to a valid page in the accommodation for sale/rent

Treating deleted listings differently

Written by Robin Morris

What happens with you remove an Entry (property, holiday park, supplier etc.) from a Tribalogic Platform website?  By default the user will get a "404 page not found".

Now, as the Webmaster you have the option to change this behaviour.  You can choose between:

  • 301: Redirect to the syndicate index page
  • 404: Produce a standard Not Found error
  • 410: Produce a Gone error

Update your Syndicate settings

You can update how you want to treat missing Entries by updating the Syndicate on which your Entries are published.


Software update (v2.133)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Platform: add the ability to issue 301: redirect, 410: content permanently removed or a 404: page not found when removed directory Entries are requested
  • Platform: major performance improvements on search results (up to 20x faster database queries and up to 3x faster page loads)
  • Platform: update search filter sliders so they take account of the search results
  • Platform: allow searching for Entries written by a specific author
  • Joomla: update to ARTIO JoomSEF 3.11.0
  • Joomla: update to jEvents 2.2.9

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Admin Console: add ability to filter Subscriptions by date created
  • Admin Console: added ability to filter on Bookings using damage deposit status
  • Admin Console: see a list of Subscriptions assigned directly to a User in the header menu
  • Admin Console: do not offer retired Services as an option when subscribing
  • Admin Console: added more options to the balance due date setting
  • Booking: don't send deposit reminders after the guest has arrived
  • Platform: add the ability to sort Entries by date created

sitemap.xml - ask us

Written by Robin Morris

The Tribalogic Platform can generate a standard sitemap.xml file of your Entry listings for you to submit to a search engine's Webmaster Tools.

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Why use an XML site map?

The XML site map is used to ensure that your content is crawlled and index correctly.

So if you are listing holiday lets or classified businesses, ensure that they come up in search.

Software update (v2.132)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin console: add a Website setting that allows the creation of a black list of emails
    • will stop Enquiries being sent using a black listed email address
    • users will not know they are blacklisted when they send an Enquiry
    • the Webmaster will be informed that someone attempted to send an Enquiry
  • Admin console: allow the updating of party names and prices on bookings for all Administrators
  • Admin console: add ability to filter Entries that are indexed/non-indexed
  • Booking: include more property specific information when a user views their booking online, typically when:
    • paying a balance
    • paying a damage deposit
    • simply viewing their booking online
  • Booking: show guests a message about the requirement to pay a damage deposit when booking
  • Booking: add support for damage deposit refunds via CyberSource and Stripe payment gateways
  • Booking: add a pay balance link to the confirmation page when a guest is booking
  • Email marketing suite: unsubscribe guests from Email Marketing Suite when a booking is cancelled
  • Platform: record a Google Analytics Event when a user registers or logs in

Minor updates and bug fixes

  • Admin console: sort filters alphabetically in Filter tabs
  • Admin console: highlight when Subscriptions have expired
  • Admin console: allow booking Service managers to view booking history
  • Admin console: update the Admin console promos email that is sent and how the promotion is displayed within the Admin console
  • Admin console: show Subscription payment usages in the gateway-usage list
  • Platform: add a new Element type for storing and presenting a list of links
  • Platform: FeeFo review as rich snippet on property "view" pages
  • Platform: can exclude non-indexed entries from sitemaps and searches

Software update (v2.130, v2.131)

Written by Robin Morris

Major updates

  • Admin console: allow updating of robots.txt via Website profile
  • Admin console: website owners  can now confirm users.
    • Allows website owners to confirm users who have not clicked the activation URL in the confirmation email.
  • Booking: Enable damage deposits
    • clients with Management Toolkit or Bookster Agency
    • automatically request and take via credit card
    • automatically refund
    • withhold full or partial amounts
    • guest informed via email at every stage
  • Rest API: limited release for putting through it's paces

Minor updates and bugfixes

  • Admin console: allow party details editing
  • Admin console: enable new Twitter feed in the Admin console for Bookster and Reserve
  • Platform: can define and display terms & conditions on Enquiry forms 
  • Platform: allow fullscreen when showing YouTube videos
  • Platform: add a mode where the enquiry forms can redirect on successful completion
  • Platform: change the date format for sitemaps
  • Platform:  upgraded jQuery
  • Platform: fix error message shown when resetting password
  • Platform: restore the event tracking for enquiries
  • Platform: limited integration with Trello for communicating with clients
  • Rest API: add human readable date fields

A new Caravan Sitefinder

Written by Robin Morris

We have been working closely with the lovely people at Haymarket to help them reshape and rebuild their camping and caravanning website Caravan Sitefinder.

It is built from the ground up on the Tribalogic Platform and we are all delighted with the results and looking forward to improving it further over the coming months.

Tribalogic have been involved in Caravan Sitefinder since the start of Tribalogic in 2007 and are excited to see the latest iteration of the website going live.

Complete rebrand

New logo and brand colours throughout.




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