Hi, Non here! I’m the Customer Experience Lead for Fusebox and the human who manages your help requests and creates all of the support documentation for Fusebox. I also have a penchant for puppy gifs.
On our new blog, in addition to articles written by our co-founder, marketing team, and others, I’ll be sharing our full release notes for every new product release and updates here on the blog.
That’s what this blog post is. Below, I’ll walk you through all of the latest updates in the players (Version 2.11), the transcript plugin (Version 1.2), your Fusebox dashboard, and more, with an added personal detail and the why behind the updates.
Sound good? Let’s do this!
First up, I want to talk about an important update we’ve made to how our software recognizes development domains.
Development Domains and Your License Key
Following our last release in May 2020, myself, Matt (our co-founder), and Jonathan (our product manager), hosted a webinar to go over the latest changes. One of the most helpful bits of feedback we received directly from a number of you was this:
Development domains were being counted as one of your active sites.
Before we get to the logic behind how we changed it, I want to explain why. You see, every Pro subscriber gets a license key, and every subscription comes with one site activation (meaning, you can install the Fusebox tools on one website). If you’d like to install the Fusebox tools on a second site, as an example, you’d purchase a second site activation, but you’d still have the single license key. No matter how many site activations you have, you will only have one license key (this is a change to how we did things in the past; read our full license agreement for more detail.)
We created our software to detect any domain that was attached to your license key, but what we didn’t account for in our last release was development domains used by you for things like testing before you go to production.
So, we’ve heard your wonderful feedback and we’ve made an important change! To serve you better and to align with industry standards, development domains will not be counted toward your total site activations number. This will allow for the space and time you need to do any testing without affecting your active site numbers!
If you’re unsure if your development domain fits our criteria, check out our list here. If you’re still not sure or if you have any questions about development domains, feel free to always reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Next up in today’s release, I want to share some great new additions and updates we made to the Fusebox Transcript Plugin.
Fusebox Transcript Plugin 1.2
In the latest release of the Fusebox Transcript Plugin (version 1.2), we’ve included:
- Email capture functionality (Pro subscription)
- Header color options (Pro subscription) + updated front-end design
- Temi integration (Pro subscription)
Let’s tackle each of these one by one.
Email Capture Functionality for the Transcript Plugin
As part of a small, growing business ourselves, we’re intimately aware of how important an email list is for hard-working folks like you: podcasters, entrepreneurs, small business owners. Growing an email list is hard! And an important component of it is opportunity.
So, with the new Email Capture Functionality for the Transcript Plugin, we’ve create another opportunity for you to further integrate your podcast listeners into your community.
As shown in the screenshots above, you’ll see now that in Version 1.2 of the Fusebox Transcript Plugin, you’ll have the option of connecting either ConvertKit or MailChimp. (ConvertKit and MailChimp are the only two email service providers available for this feature now, but we plan on adding more in the future.)
Also, it’s important to note that this email capture functionality is a Pro feature. It’s not available to those on the Free subscription.
To learn more about how to set up email capture for your transcript plugin, check out the support doc here:
The next update we made to our transcript plugin is add Header Color Options.
Header Color Options for the Transcript Plugin
As you can see in the example above, the header area of your transcript plugin can now be whatever color highlight you want. In your Transcript Plugin settings (accessible via WordPress > Settings > Fusebox Transcript), you will see a Header Color option in your General tab.
We added the Header Color option to help you create a more cohesive brand experience for your website visitors. Along with it, we’ve updated the front-end design with more polished icons, spacing, and fonts. We also included a “Powered by Fusebox” icon in the bottom-right of the transcript plugin, which can be toggled off for Pro subscribers. The design team really did a wonderful job, don’t you think?!
If you’re a Pro subscriber, you can start adding your header colors now by logging into your WordPress dashboard and heading to Settings > Fusebox Transcript > General!
The last big update we’ve made this release for the Transcript Plugin is: we’ve added a Temi integration!
Temi Integration for the Transcript Plugin
In our previous release, we added Rev Integration. And in this release, we’re back with a new integration, with another industry leader in transcription: Temi!
Our Fusebox Transcript Plugin does not do the transcribing for you, which is a common misunderstanding. Our plugin showcases your transcriptions in an elegant, SEO and brand-friendly way. You can still always upload your .txt files in the transcript plugin, but now you have two options for a more streamlined experienced with the Rev, and now Temi, integrations.
For Pro subscribers, you will see the Temi Integration tab in your transcript settings. To learn more about how to set up Temi, click the button below!
Next up, I want to briefly cover one more specific update we’ve made for the player in Version 2.11, as well as bullet point some of the bugs we’ve squashed.
Fusebox Player 2.11
If you host your podcast on Buzzsprout (a favorite of ours), you will now see Fusebox player analytics in your Buzzsprout stats dashboard. This particular update came directly from a subscriber, and we’re happy we’ve added it!
So, what does this mean? Anytime someone hits play on a Fusebox player (full, sticky, or track player) from your website, that is accounted for in Buzzsprout. To find that in Buzzsprout, click on Stats in your header menu and then Apps & Devices. Fusebox will be listed under Apps.
On analytics for Fusebox in general, we’re working on a custom analytics dashboard within your Fusebox account, which is very exciting. No specific ETA yet, but stay tuned! It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a while, and we’re making solid strides to make it a reality.
If you’re interested in the more technical things we’ve updated in Version 2.11 of the players, check out our technical release notes here:
That’s about it for this release, but I wanted to remind you that we have a release webinar coming up next week on July 16 at 11am PST / 2pm EST! We’ll go over the latest release, take your questions and feedback, and hang out for about an hour to engage in any topics you’d like to cover. We’d love to see you there!
Sign up here:
Thank you for being part of the Fusebox family! We appreciate you so much, and love when we can make updates and add new features that come directly from your feedback! Keep that pressure on 🙂
As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cheers and happy podcasting!
The Fusebox Team