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This blog will be used as a vehicle to keep interested parties abreast of changes to the Linear system. Using the RSS feed utility, we hope existing and potential clients will become more knowledgeable about our system. Launched September 21, 2005.


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Easy Add Obituary Listings

April 15, 2012 | 04:14 PM

We've been converting to an "Easy Add" tabbed entry for common items where the public and/or members are submitting information.

The Easy Add approach has now been added to Obituary Listings. Features include:
  1. Maximum character controls for the description within the listing.

  2. Free form fields allow you to add extra response information you may desire outside the normal obituary information (i.e. "Are you interested in having the obituary included in our print edition?").

  3. Email Notification: Optionally, add an email address to be notified when new obituaries are submitted.

  4. Base Cost: Optionally, apply a base cost for an individual obituary.

  5. Image Controls: Enable and apply a per image price (optional) for including images (up to 10 images) with the obituary.

  6. Video: Enable and apply a price (optional) for including a full-size you tube video with an obituary.

  7. Condolences: Enable and apply a price (optional) for including a condolences feature with a listing. If enabled, the individual obituary will allow the general public to submit condolences through your web site.

  8. Highlights: Enable and apply a price (optional) for highlighting an obituary. Highlighted listings can have different borders/backgrounds and fonts.


With Obituary listings, the Easy add interface includes tabs for Specifics, Options (paid features!), Review/Preview, Payment and Confirmation. With each step you can include custom messages/instructions at the top and bottom of each page.

Click here to link to the sample Obituaries on this site.

Click here to link directly to the Easy Add interface for an Obituary.

Other examples of the Easy Add approach can be seen with Calendar
Submissions, Directory Listings,Blog Submissions, Letters to the Editor, Blast Purchases and Classifieds.


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