This page provides a visual history of the updates that are made to our website on a regular basis. All dates/times displayed are PST (GMT-7/8). This list will display only updates only for fully released features of our website - any alpha/beta features will not be listed.
9/25/2012 12:30 AM -- Resolved an issue with SSL not working properly on blogs and profile pages.
Friday, August 24, 2012 4:45 AM -- We have added the "total blog views" onto the profile page of all of our bloggers so you can see how many views a bloggers blogs have received.
August - We have been slacking off on keeping this page updated. Sorry everybody!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:15 AM -- We have added the ability to stop tracking a blogger via email while viewing the bloggers profile page.
Saturday, June 09, 2012 10:15 AM -- The "Referenced Blogs" now works when the BBCode "blog" is used.
Saturday, June 09, 2012 9:15 AM -- We have placed a limit on the maximum amount of comments members with free accounts can post within a 24 hour period.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:30 PM -- If you are a instapaper user - good news! We just added instapaper to the blog page so you can now add CB Blogs to your instapaper reading list!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:00 AM -- If you are a pinterest user - good news!! We have just added pinterest to the blog page so you can now add CB Blogs to your pinterest board!
Monday, May 21, 2012 5:00 AM -- Resolved an issue reported by @kreynolds that was allowing locked blogs to be displayed on our non-logged-in home page.
Friday, May 04, 2012 8:50 PM -- Attempted to resolve an issue with the twitter @christianblog update notifications not correctly parsing apostrophes after our announced update to correct apostrophes and quotes within the ChristianBlog.Com website.
Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:30 PM -- Added "readability" bar to the list of 3rd party services on the blog page. Will consider adding other services in the future.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 4:30 PM -- The BBCode "verse" was missing from the BBCodeStripper function and thus showing anything within the [verse][/verse] when it was being passed through the stripper. This has now been corrected.
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:45 PM -- Initiated first instance of detectNonEnglishWords feature in the QuickBlog system. If it shows to be stable it will be rolled out to the rest of the website in the near future.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:30 PM -- Updated the Contacts Management pages to use an updated template design.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 2:00 PM -- Group Pages have now been placed under Pledge Partner access only.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:45 PM -- Resolved a minor bug that was displaying an incorrect 'blog total' for each blogger, within the blog looping on the home page.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:00 AM -- The previous update (listed below) now includes a link to a page that will display all of the blogs published for the Daily Bible Verse.
Friday, April 13, 2012 10:15 PM -- Added a display of the total number of blogs that have been published as a Daily Bible Verse.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:30 AM -- Yadah will now display news announcement only if the news announcement is less than 7 days old. (feature suggested by community)
Saturday, April 07, 2012 7:30 AM -- Added the total number of blogs to the pop-up "Todays Birthday" feature.
Friday, April 06, 2012 5:15 AM -- Added a "Invite Pending" on the profile page if you have a pending invitation with another blogger.
Thursday, April 05, 2012 11:00 AM -- Updated: We have placed an enforcement of at least five (5) published blogs before members are able to post Discussions and Discussion Comments.
Monday, April 02, 2012 7:30 PM -- Huge thank you to @shanijane for letting us know about an issue with the old bio/profile page being inadvertiently displayed rather than the new version located at /blogger/ -- she even provided a nice iPad screen shot to show us!!
Monday, April 02, 2012 6:00 AM -- Added: A new feature called "Blog Viewing History" has been activated for Pledge Partners.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:15 PM -- Added: "Friends With A Birthday Today" and "New Private Messages" to the logged in home page - a featured developed for the Yadah home page.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:15 PM -- Added: The ability to select the option to Skip the "how to blog" page when first creating a blog, and instead go straight to the 'Create Blog Title' when you click the "Create A Blog" link at the top of the website.
Sunday, March 04, 2012 6:46 PM -- Added: A new section called "Blog Author Options" on the navigational bar of blogs that you are the author of. This allows you to quickly edit, (un)lock your blog, and to see blog stats.
Monday, February 13, 2012 2:15 PM -- Updated the "member" BBCode to use /blogger/ in the URI rather than /profile/ to reflect recent changes.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:30 PM -- Resolved a missing IgnoreList check on "Top Recommended Blogs" on the home page.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:30 AM -- Resolved an issue with the Blog Update form caused by blog categories (discontinued feature).
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:00 am -- Resolved an issue with the Wall and Youtube videos.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:15 am -- Resolved an issue with the IgnoreList and Private Messages.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:00 am -- We have changed the design of the Prayer Requests section of the website.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:15 pm -- Resolved an issue with Group Discussions not allowing the BBCode buttons to initialize.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5:35 pm -- Resolved an issue with the registration process and password lengths.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:45 pm -- Added: An additional 10 disposable email address domains have been added to our blocked email list to further prevent disposable email addresses from being used.
Monday, December 05, 2011 11:00 pm -- Added: We have introduced a new BBCode that uses a [verse=ref]text[/verse] format.
Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 pm -- We added the #christian hashtag to all twitter updates from our @christianblog twitter account.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:30 pm -- Added: "Todays Top Recommended Blog" has been added to the top of the website. It can change throughout the day as more people recommend different blogs!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:00 pm -- Resolved an issue with the IgnoreList not working for 'recently recommended blogs'.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:00 am -- Cosmetic changes to the "Invite A Friend" page. Cosmetic changes only.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 1:00 am -- Changes to the Sponsored Blog System. view announcements.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:00 am -- We have simplified the process of creating your very first blog.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:30 am -- Minor cosmetic updates to our Pledge Partnership and Membership Detail pages.
Monday, October 03, 2011 4:00 am -- Added: Blog Recommendations now get pushed to members Wall! (ps: we also increased the max-length of allowed wall messages, but not wall comments, from 200 characters to 350 characters! :-)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 1:00 pm -- Resolved a very small issue that was causing CannedMessages to break the design layout.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:15 pm -- The ability to change your gender/birthdate has been slightly modified to make it easier to use.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:45 am -- Resolved an error in the Wall which was not properly allowing website links to be properly displayed.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:30 am -- We have made changes to how advertisements are displayed on blogs and profile pages for Pledge Partners. Specifically we have now allowed you to turn off advertisements from being displayed on your profile page.
Friday, September 09, 2011 8:00 pm -- Added: A new bbcode called "q" has hbeen implemented. See reference for what this feature does.
Friday, September 09, 2011 7:45 pm -- Added: A new bbcode called "blockquote" has been implemented. It does not include the "cite" variable. See reference for what this feature does.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:00 pm -- Major revamp of the Avatar system. The new system allows you to view all of your previous avatars that you have uploaded, as well as switch back and forth between them, as well as remove any that you no longer desire to use.
Monday, August 29, 2011 1:15 pm -- Resolved: An important level bug that was caused by displaying the blog subject/title field to be displayed post publication for blogs.
Monday, August 29, 2011 1:00 pm -- Resolved: A moderate level bug that was allowing new blog authors the ability to post excessive comments to their blogs.
Monday, August 29, 2011 12:45 pm -- Resolved: A minor level bug that caused the 'track this blog' link to no longer be displayed on blog pages.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:45 am -- Switched home page loading system away from 'rejoice' page. Both guests and logged in members now use the primary domain for the home page.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:00 am -- Remove advertisements from all prayer request pages.
Friday, August 12, 2011 8:00 am -- The Wall will now allow website links post by Pledge Partners.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:00 pm -- We have changed the "Friends Recently Added Blogs" and the "Recently Published Blogs" on our home page (logged in) to only display one blog if a blog author has published two blogs within a recent period of time. This is a trial basis test.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 6:30 am -- Added: The Wall will now process YouTube video links and convert them into displayed videos. This is an initial testing of this feature to determine stability and UI issues.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 2:00 PM -- We are finalizing updates to our email system to resolve SFP and DKIM issues. This should result in a higher level of email delivered from the ChristianBlog.Com website as not being marked as spam/junk.
Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:30 AM -- Logged in Home Page now displays the new profile sidebar. Birthdays feature has been relocated to primary Contacts page. Account Stats has been relocated to Accounts page. Newest Members has been relocated to Contacts navigation bar. Website stats has been discontinued. Recently Published Blogs was a duplicated link, find this under the Recently Published Blogs tab.
Saturday, July 02, 2011 11:45 PM -- Added: Blog Authors can now view a list of other members that have viewed their blog. This is located within the blog itself under the same section as the "blog recommendation" area. Further options in the future that will allow you to opt-out from being displayed for privacy purposes.
Saturday, July 02, 2011 10:00 PM -- Any blog that has been locked from further commenting (either by the blog publisher or by ChristianBlog.Com) will no longer display on the home pages. (Updated Sunday, July 03, 2011 1:30 AM, this will also apply to all Featured Blogs.) We also increased the amount of comments a blog must have in order to be considered a 'hot topic' blog. We also resolved an issue that would allow blank wall posts to be published.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 5:00 AM -- An attempt to correct our Word Counter to better handle words with numeric characters.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 09:06 PM -- A whole new Prayer Requests feature has been developed and deployed.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:15 AM -- Reduced the number of words required for Blog Series details.
Monday, June 27, 2011 4:00 PM -- Added: Ability to update your account to link your ChristianBlog.Com account with your twitter.com account.
Monday, June 27, 2011 3:30 PM -- Added: Quick links to edit biography and testimony from bloggers profile page.
Monday, June 27, 2011 12:00 AM -- Major cosmetic changes to the Blog Series pages for individual bloggers.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:00 PM -- Major cosmetic changes to all blogs.
Friday, June 24, 2011 10:00 PM -- We have made a rather significant set of changes to all profile pages. We have moved away from the tabs at the top of the page and relocated them to the left side of the page, along with other cosmetic features that aid in quickly reviewing a bloggers profile. We have also added the ability to update your profile photograph/avatar simply by moving your mouse over your photograph/avatar and clicking the associated link.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:15 PM -- We have reduced the total number of required characters and words for blog comments. Previously we required for free members "75 characters / 25 words" and we now require only "50 characters / 15 words". Previously we required for Pledge Partners "50 characters / 10 words" and we now require only "25 characters / 5 words".
Sunday, June 12, 2011 3:30 AM -- Cosmetics on all profile pages for easier access to contact, invite, rss, and members archives.
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:30 PM -- Added: A new bbcode called "define" that works the same way as "wikt" and links to the same website (just an easier to remember bbcode term).
Friday, June 10, 2011 5:15 AM -- Resolved: Issues that were preventing our twitter account from being updated.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:15 PM - In an attempt to remain consistant throughout our website we have reversed the way that Private Messages Comments are displayed - to the most recent on the bottom.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:30 PM - Added: "Google +1" to all blog pages.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:30 PM - In order to maintain members privacy we have removed the "Who's Logged In Today" feature.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:15 PM - Change the primary display from "most recent blogs" to "friends recent blogs" on the logged in home page - in an effort to encourage friend connections.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:00 AM - Added: A brief message within the Wall feature for members who do not have any friends, to encourage them to start inviting friends.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:00 AM - Added: A new Wall feature has been activated for all members!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:15 AM - The Private Message replies min words limit from 10 words down to 5 words.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:45 AM - Resolved: A small issue with the creation of the blog categories redirecting to the incorrect location.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:30 PM - Added: 'Original Content Owner' option for Blog Publication.
April 29, 2011 11:00 PM - Resolved: An issue with the Blog Email Tracker with not cancelling tracking.
April 29, 2011 08:25 PM - Resolved: An issue with an incorrect count of total contacts on the profile page which limited the amount of contact invitations that could be received.
April 17, 2011 10:30 PM - Resolved an issue with the chatroom link not being displayed at the top of the website.
April 16, 2011 02:30 AM - Removed: The 'status/wall' feature has been removed from the website due to lack of usage. Less than 5% of our active members utilize this feature. Additionally it is our goal to remain focused on features that are directly inline with being a Blog Service Provider.
April 15, 2011 01:00 AM - Potential resolution to blog comment update alerts not being activated.
April 14, 2011 02:30 AM - Cosmetic changes to the Donation, Pay-It-Forward, and Pledge Partnership pages.
April 14, 2011 02:15 AM - Private Message System (view message) to utilize new min/max limitations.
April 14, 2011 01:15 AM - The profile page was updated to remove the Photos option.
April 13, 2011 5:30 PM - The About page was modified.
April 13, 2011 12:00 AM - Blog Series page to include the total number of blogs within a blog series. This was a feature suggestion.
April 05, 2011 11:45 AM - From the Profile page the 'Contact' tab has been removed and relocated to the main display page below the bloggers details. This allows us the ability to precent additional information and provide a more consistant interface throughout our website.
April 05, 2011 11:00 AM - Private Message System to utilize new min/max limitations.
April 03, 2011 01:45 PM - Added: Pledge Partners are now able to disable most advertisements from being displayed on their individual blog pages.
April 03, 2011 01:00 PM - Added: An additional six uri locations have been added to our blog referral blacklist and an additional 9 uri locations have been added to our blog referral hard denial list. These additions will help improve spam referral links showing up within trackback/backlinks.
April 03, 2011 10:00 AM - Resolve the lingering issue with comment limitations for both blogs and groups. We also both increased and decreased the min/max allowances for all members.
March 31, 2011 06:15 AM - Resolved issues with the "Track this Blog" so that it should now properly work and allow you to stop tracking a blog directly from the blog page.
March 29, 2011 01:45 PM - Minor change that will force all capital blog titles to be lower case at time of creation.
March 28, 2011 02:30 AM - Resolved a rather major issue with the Groups with comment length allowances. There may still be a lingering issue or two and if you discover one please submit a bug report. Also fixed the issue that did not allow the BBCode interface to work for the Discussion Comment form.
March 28, 2011 12:30 AM - Resolved a small issue with the order of sorting for most recent blogs on bloggers profile page. Also made a small change to sub/sup bbcode display so that line-heights are properly maintained.
March 26, 2011 05:00 AM - Added: Setup the ability to sort Blog Series based on date/time and/or blogger based on a suggestion by the blogger revgenlink.
March 26, 2011 02:00 AM - Blog editing now utilizes new 'originate' blogging system.
March 25, 2011 10:15 PM - Remove drop-down option for 'additional navigation' and made those options always-visiable, once you have logged into the website.
March 23, 2011 2:15 PM - Added: Pledge Partners no longer have advertisements displayed on their profile page.
March 17, 2011 10:15 AM - Added: Small feature that will allow you to quickly remove all Blog Account Alerts from the 'Manage Your Blog Alerts' page.
March 15, 2011 8:00 AM - Added: A new feature within private messages to view messages with a specific participant has been added.
March 14, 2011 9:00 AM - Goal: ChristianBlog.Com has now reached the 24,000 blog mark!!
March 11, 2011 11:00 PM - Added: HashTags are now fully working within status/wall messages & comments.
March 10, 2011 9:30 PM - Made a small chance to the "center" BBCode to add padding to the left and right side of whatever has been centered.
March 07, 2011 1:15 AM - Added: Blog Series to Activity Wall on bloggers profile page.
March 06, 2011 11:30 PM - Added: QR images to the Blog Share options.
March 03, 2011 11:45 PM - Added: Blog Translation. A new link has been added to all blogs that will allow you to select one of 55 different languages that you can translate the Blog Content into. At this time this feature will only translate the Blog message and not comments/replies.
March 03, 2011 11:30 PM - Added: Maximum BBCode Image limitation. If more than five (5) images are used than all images will be striped for image-use-abuse ;)
March 02, 2011 10:30 AM - Resolved: Issue within the Groups section that caused the page to load at the bottom of the page (top of the form) because of a focus() command that should not have been activated.
Feb 28, 2011 7:30 AM - Switched Blog Photographs within loops to use a 80px image to reduce image size by up to 50% for faster page loading.
Feb 26, 2011 5:15 PM - Added: HashTag capability to blogs. This will now allow blogs, blog comments and blog replies to function with #hashtags.
Feb 24, 2011 2:45 AM - Cosmetic redesign of the primary "Account" page and the navigation system for Blog Management.
Feb 24, 2011 2:00 AM - Released: A new featured called "Manage Blog Alerts" has been added to the Blog Management section to disable receiving Account Alerts for blog activity.
Feb 19, 2011 11:00 PM - Beta Release: Initial rollout of Blog Series was pushed out to beta testers. Initial testing indicates this feature is working very well and should prove to be very popular.
Feb 17, 2011 3:30 AM - Sponsored Blog titles will now be displayed with each word in first-character-uppercase and the rest lowercase. Sponsored Blog Snippets will now be all lowercase. Will people ever learn to stop using all caps??
Feb 15, 2011 4:00 PM - Beta Release: Initial beta trial of hashtags within Blog comments and replies has been activated. Further details on this feature will be published sometime this week, should no major issues arise.
2/12/2011 5:25 PM - Increased the display total of "Prayer Requests" within the home page tab from five to fifteen.
2/12/2011 5:20 PM - Relocated the "Friends Activity" feature on our home page into the users Status/Wall page for page load optimization.
2/7/2011 1:00 PM - Cosmetic changes to the "Blog Published" page when publishing a new blog.
2/7/2011 10:00 AM - Change date-stamps to use the x-minutes/hours/days/years ago message. Full website will be changed in due course.
2/5/2011 10:30 PM - Added: Maximum smilies/emoticons limitation. If more than five (5) smiles are used strip them all for smilie abuse ;)
2/4/2011 7:00 AM - Major changes to our Advertisement page has been made to reflect our new Advertisement offers.
2/2/2011 11:00 PM - Cosmetic updates to use the new total-word-counter for the Feature Suggestions.
2/2/2011 3:10 AM - Added: An additional 13 smilies to make life more fun!
2/2/2011 3:00 AM - Minor changes to the navigation bar for Groups.
1/30/2011 4:00 PM - Beta Release: An initial introduction of our "Canned Messages" has been released to our Pledge Partners.
1/30/2011 3:00 PM - Added: A new "Chatroom Management" page has been created to allow members the ability to turn off/of the Chatroom feature.
1/30/2011 2:00 PM - Changes to the Blog Queue Management to disable it for all Pledge Partners by default.
1/30/2011 1:00 PM - Minor rewording of the Show-As-Online/Offline page to help our bloggers better understand the privacy of this feature.
1/27/2011 9:00 AM - Added: SSL Certificate on our login page to provide a higher level of protection to members data.
1/24/2011 7:30 AM - Changes to our Smilies have been made to help all smilies be uniformed in format.
1/17/2011 7:30 PM - Major revamp of the Sponsored Blogs system.
1/12/2011 2:10 PM - Made a change to the way our "Status Update" works in order to streamline website UI.
1/10/2011 4:34 PM - Resolved: Issue with incorrect link of the "twitter share" feature.
1/10/2011 12:45 PM - Resolved: Calculation error with category total on blog category selection page.
1/4/2011 2:50 AM - Made changes to the navigation, security, and cosmetics of the Contacts system.
12/16/2010 1:00 AM - Added: The feature "My Recent Activity" has been added to all members profile pages. This feature shows your recent activity throughout the website!
12/16/2010 12:00 AM - Removed: Small rotating advertisement within the top-most part of our website.
12/14/2010 4:00 AM - Blog Management feature list.
12/8/2010 11:15 PM - Resolved: Costmetic issue with "Friend Invite" process. New method uses full page form and redirect.
12/8/2010 7:00 PM - Added: Blog Export feature released.
12/7/2010 1:50 PM - Resolved: There was an issue that was causing an error when attempting to remove a Published Blog.
11/28/2010 1:00 AM - Added: Extended Blogger Stats feature released.
11/16/2010 7:50 PM - Minor cosmetic updates to the 'Manage Sponsored Blogs' page where made.
11/14/2010 6:37 PM - Account Alerts for Wall/Status will now auto-remove when you have viewed the given status page.
11/10/2010 6:46 AM - offsite warning page to better handle encoding of website links.
11/7/2010 7:10 PM - Blog Queue background-loading for none Pledge Partners to reduce server load.
11/7/2010 7:00 PM - Alpha development of Sponsored Blogs with photographs.
11/5/2010 7:45 PM - Added: Link to "View Suspended Blogs" from within the "My Blogs" page. It also exists within the 'My Account' page.
11/5/2010 5:45 AM - Added: The total # of blogs by the author within the blog listings loop.
11/4/2010 2:00 AM - Reactivated: Blog Trackbacks.
11/1/2010 2:30 PM - Added: Pledge Partners are now able to remove Blog Replies from their personal Published Blogs.
10/31/2010 1:23 AM - Date/Time stamp on suggestions to conform to standards.
10/28/2010 11:00 AM - Resolved: Issue causing email addresses to not be updated upon members request to update their password.
10/14/2010 1:00 PM - Added: Blog Photograph enforcement has now been enabled. Repeated abusers of our Blog Photograph rules will be denied the ability to attach a blog photograph.
10/13/2010 11:51 AM - Added: Ignorelist was not integrated into the "recent blog readers" and the "Sponsored Blogs" feature. It is now.
10/11/2010 6:45 PM - Added: Due to repeated abuse of off-site image hosting we have now began a campaign to specifically target and block image hosting websites who primarily provide nothing more than "smilie/emoticons" image hosting. ChristianBlog.Com provides nearly 100 different smilies that people can use. You can reference them here.
10/11/2010 11:00 AM - Added: We have updated the "Blog Queue" feature to include a new icon for blogs that you have already viewed. If you have not read the blog you will see the standard green button and if you have already viewed the blog it will show the new blue button indicator.
10/3/2010 4:30 AM - The Identity Monitor Account Alert will now nullify itself out when you view a blog entry, if the Identity Monitor Account Alert is for a blog.
10/3/2010 4:10 AM - Added: A highly experimental feature called "Bloggers To Follow"
10/2/2010 8:10 PM - Removed: Removed the text "URL:" from the blog page... not sure why it was there... very odd...
10/2/2010 12:58 AM - Attempted to resolve a bug that caused "replies" within the CB Groups to incorrectly flag Account Alerts with a null discussion identification.
9/15/2010 8:46 PM - "Blog Published" to include the ability to upgrade newly published bogs to be Sponsored Blogs.
9/9/2010 7:24 AM - Global footer to include new resource and sponsor links.
9/9/2010 7:19 AM - topLinks CSS active/hover values changed to better highlight links.
9/9/2010 6:35 AM - Resolved: An issue with the fancybox code for popup displays. Paths to images were incorrectly set.
9/9/2010 6:00 AM - Created: 'Website Update History' file for the public to see updates made to the ChristianBlog.Com website.