New Features! Group Memberships! And 5 New Videos on Build a!

NEW! Manage team access with Group Memberships

This week we rolled out a new feature to help organizations manage muti-member access. With one membership, a group can distribute access to as many team members as they need. Access can be re-distributed to other members at any time, making it very flexible, easy to use and cost effective.

For a quick overview of how it works, take a look at the 3-minute video on managing Group Memberships.

If you'd like to hear more about the benefits of Group Memberships, please check out these two short videos. Purchasing a Group Membership is simple, you can:

  1. Check out with more than one membership in your cart, or
  2. Purchase additional membership credits by going to your membership page and clicking Add credits.

Group memberships are great for any organization that needs to give video library access to 2 or more people, for example:

  • University technical departments who have developers, designers and site managers that need ongoing Drupal training
  • Web shops that want a useful reference for their team as well as a way to train new recruits and clients
  • Any organization running a Drupal site in-house

There are price breaks after the first membership, making it more cost effective at any level to use a Group Membership instead of multiple Personal Memberships. Depending on how many credits you purchase, the price for individual credits can go down nearly 50%!

Learn more about how Build a can help your organization.

Tons of new and updated features!!!

This last month we've been very busy adding a number of frequently requested features. Here's the quick breakdown, enjoy!

Group Memberships

Of course if you read the last bit, you get the idea, but it's such an awesome feature that it was worth mentioning again. Manage multi-user access under one account and one payment plan. Sweet! Learn more here.

Organizations page

For organizations who want to learn more about how Build a can help more effectively train their Drupal team, from site administrators to developers, we've put together a set of resources specifically for you. Check out the organizations page here.

Improved Search

You can now search forums and FAQ by using the search bar at the top of the page. Transcription search has also been improved. Check it out.

Bulk order form

If you need to purchase a number of items all at once, you can fill out a single form and get it all in your cart instantly. This is a great one to forward to the folks in charge of purchasing. Check out the bulk order form.

License extensions for DVDs and Downloads

If your team needs a mutiple-user license for DVDs or Downloads, you can purchase additional licenses for a very affordable $20 apiece. You can learn more about licensing and purchase license extensions here.

Re-activate expired memberships

In the past, in order to reactivate an expired membership, you had to purchase a new one. We've updated the process now so you can simply provide updated credit card info and be on your way!

And of course, 5 new Git video tutorials

Last week we learned how remote Git repositories work, we set up an account on GitHub and connected up our local repository to the remote. This sets the stage for the next (rather exciting) steps, where we start to use our central remote repository to set up a production environment and push updates to it.

How to clone our remote repository into a production environment

Once we've set up our remote, we can suck down everything into another environment. Bare minimum, you'll probably have a production environment you need to clone to, so we tackle that first.

How to push a change from dev to production with push, fetch and merge

Once we make changes to our local repository, we demo how to get them to production using the push, fetch and merge commands.

How to push a change from dev to production with push and pull

In this video, we do another push to production, but this time using a shortcut command called "pull" instead of fetch and merge.

How to undo commits to a remote repository

Knowing how to undo is just as important as knowing how to do in Git. In this video, we roll back our changes to the remote and obliterate history (Muaahahahaha!).

How to push changes from production to dev

Sometimes you'll make a modification on production that you need to pull into your development environment. In this video, we show you just how similar this process is to doing it the other way around.