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River Valley Credit Union Launches New Website

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River Valley Credit Union recently launched a new website. The site features modern & responsive promotional banner easily editable from within the site dashboard. A large header area with prominent logo, social icons and branded call to actions. This site also includes an area for featured products and blog posts for Credit Union news or promotions. Check it our here: https://myrivervalleycu.org/

Must Have WordPress plugins for Credit Unions

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When you host your credit union website with CU*Answers Web Services, we require that you have certain plugins installed.

These plugins are used for security and auditing as well as maintaining your WordPress site in good health. Some of the feature-related plugins are optional, but we see their use on so many of our client sites that we like to have them available. It helps our support team when our clients are using the recommended plugins that we are familiar with.

Recently my article was published on CUSO Magazine about the 5 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Credit Unions Websites. In this article I highlighted a couple of our required plugins and explain why we use them.

Read the article at CUSO Magazine

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Schools Federal Credit Union Launches New Website


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Schools Federal Credit Union has launched their new website. The site features modern promotional banners, that size down perfectly for mobile and tablet devices. This site showcases a prominent header with an easily editable notification bar at the top for quick member alerts and the new login widgets that allow first time users to easily setup their accounts. This site also includes an area for featured rates which are conveniently editable within the user dashboard, featured blog posts for Credit Union news or promotions, and a featured products area. Check it our here: https://www.schoolsfcu.org/

 

 

Network Maintenance January 19, 2021

On Tuesday morning, January 19th, from 1:00 – 6:00 AM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking
  • Hosted web/mail sites and cuanswers.com
  • It’s My Biz 247 online banking

Web Design in 2020

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It’s that time of year when the year in review lists start getting published.  Maybe we should do our own retrospective on the websites launched this past year, but that is a post for another day.  Anyway, I found this 2020 Web Design Year in Review published on Speckyboy interesting as it highlights a couple of core ideas for us in Web Services.

Something we have always preached at CU*Answers Web Services is always design and code your web site to the formal standards.  Don’t get caught up in individual browser’s special cases.  All browsers will converge on standards.  And this is the first 2020 highlight from the Year in Review article.  All the major browsers became more conforming to the standards this past year.  This means our developers can more reliable use the features of CSS, JS and HTML as they were intended.

The second highlight from the article kind of shocked me.  According to their stats, Google Chrome holds nearly 70% market share of desktop browsers.  Followed by Apple’s Safari in the high teens.  The good news is the old Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is down around 1% as it is phased out.  We’ve previously reported about Microsoft phasing IE out back in August and October.

Finally,  it was interesting to learn that WordPress’s Gutenberg editor is now 2 years old!  It’s definitely come a long way.  The CU*Answers Web Services team has been actively using it internally for special projects and rapid prototyping.  I think we’re finally getting comfortable with using it for a client site and I wouldn’t be surprised to see new client themes launch in 2021 using the new editor.  It feels like its almost ready for prime time.

2020 has been a crazy year, but we wanted to say thank you to all the clients and owners of CU*Answers for making it a great year also!

IBEWUW Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

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IBEWUW Federal Credit Union launched a new website today. The site is a modern design that includes rotating banners for current offers, a featured rates section and a news section on the home page. The new design will make it easier for visitors to find what they need quickly. The responsive design means it looks and works well on devices of all sizes. The site is implemented with a modern CMS allowing staff to add, update and delete the site content. Check out their beautiful new site: https://www.ibewuwfcu.com/