• One of our goals at Redfame and IFP3 is to provide you with a “set it and forget it” environment for you to run your website.  As web technology evolves and changes we handle all the aspects of keeping up with those changes. We do our absolute best to let you focus only on what you put on your website and how it looks. However, every now and then, there are some technical changes that are beyond our control and we need you to do a few changes that are outside of our system. This is one of those situations. PayPal has made a technical update within their platform that you, as the account owner, need to update in order for your shopping cart checkout to continue functioning. Why? PayPal has made a recent update in the name of providing a more secure checkout experience that requires the IPN (Instant Payment Notification) URL be hosted on a secure site as well.  Technically speaking, PayPal is upgrading the certificate for to SHA-256. This endpoint is also used by merchants using the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) product. This upgrade is being done to align to the industry security standard. What do I do? As it is not currently feasible to get a security certificate for every domain using the Redframe/IFP3 platform, we have engineered a solution to meet your needs. Simply log into your Paypal account and update the IPN URL to . That URL will handle everything from there. If you need a refresher on how to update your PayPal IPN please refer to this Redframe Help Desk article. Please contact our Support Team  if you need any further explanation or help.
  • May 18, 2016

    Redframe Stats are Changing

    As of July 26, 2016, we will temporarily be discontinuing the Redframe Stats area. It will soon be replaced by integrated Google Analytics derived stats. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend that you begin using Google Analytics for your web traffic information. Even if you don’t look at Google Analytics for a while, it will be collecting data that you can analyze at a later date. What’s Happening? Redframe and IFP3 websites will stop showing results for hits and visits that are calculated internally. This system was developed in 2006 and the results shown are not the most accurate reflection of your site traffic. Over the past decade, many free tools have been introduced that provide deeper and more relevant data about who is visiting your website. The reality is that these tools do a much better job than we do and are available to everybody and we feel that there was no sense in reinventing the wheel. The grandaddy of tools to monitor and analyze your website’s traffic is Google Analytics. Though there is a short learning curve this provides an overview and granular data as to who visits your site and what they do when they visit your site.   How does It Affect You? If tracking your web traffic is important to you (and it should be) then you are probably already using Google Analytics to measure the traffic to your site. If that is the case then your world will continue to be a marvelous place. If tracking web traffic to your site is important to you but you rely on the data provided in your IFP3/Redframe admin area, well you weren’t really getting an accurate reflection of what was happening with your site’s visitors. Being forced to start using Google Analytics should be viewed as a...
  • September 15, 2015

    Display Proofing Sets From Your Website

    Are you one of the many photographers using the new Online Proofing feature to display and sell more images to your clients? (If not, it’s time to try it out?). Do you wish there was an easy way to provide access to your Proofing Sets by displaying them on your website? Do you wish that could all happen automatically ? Well then I’m happy to inform you that dreams do come true. With the introduction of the Proofing Set widget, creating an always up to date Client Access page just got easier. Simply create a new page, add any explanatory text that you would like, and then add the Proofing Set Widget from the “Page Widgets” area. The widget will allow you to display your Proofing sets in a variety of layouts. You also have the ability to exclude certain Proofing Sets from appearing in the widget (and on your website) with a control in your Proofing settings. Proofing Set Instructions from Redframe Help Desk   Display your Proofing Sets on your Website to : Automatically Keep your website up to date with your new work, or new clients. Create an way for your clients to find their images. Make it simple for prospective clients to see samples of  your work and what they can expect Keep your Menu System clear and easy to navigate. Display your Proofing Sets as a portfolio on your Home Page Once you have added the Proofing set widget to your page, your latest Proofing Sets will automatically appear on your website, displayed with a  thumbnail of the Hero Image of each Set. It’s as simple as that. No need to go back and edit your website to add you latest work – it just shows up, keeping your site relevant and up to date. If the Proofing Set...
  • We’ve quietly released a new feature that allows you to have pages and galleries that don’t appear in your websites menu system. How does this help you and how would you ever use it? I’m glad you asked. Let’s looks at a few scenarios. 1. Online Proofing / A hidden gallery. Do you want to share a gallery that you don’t want all your visitors to see but you also don’t want to require a password to log in to. For example, you’ve just shot a wedding and want to share it among the wedding party. All you need to do now is make it a private gallery. You can then share the link via email and your clients can deep link directly to their gallery. Meanwhile their gallery will not appear in your web site menu, so your other clients won’t be distracted by it. Previously, a private gallery needed to have a customer account attached, requiring a username and password. This feature is still available, but no longer necessary for galleries that you don’t need security for, you just don’t want the general public looking at them 2. Hidden galleries accessed only from a portfolio page. This is good an option if you want to follow a minimalist approach. You’ll keep your menu navigation uncluttered but your clients can access the galleries from a portfolio home page. In this scenario, you could have a simple menu that only has home, portfolio, and contact as options. When portfolio is clicked on, the user goes to a page you’ve built with links to the galleries you want them to access. You can even skip a separate “Portfolio” page all together and do the same thing on your home page. 3. A hidden page. Why would you ever need a hidden...
  • October 16, 2013

    Video – Using the Menu Editor

    In this video on using the Redframe Menu Editor, we cover organize your menu to help your clients find your work and information. Watch the video to find out how.
  • October 16, 2013

    Using the Background Slideshow Feature

    With the recent release of our latest designs we have added the ability to have a slideshow running as the background to your site. This setting will be turned on by default in the latest designs (Waipio, Odyssey, and Kailua), but can be used in any Redframe website. If you are working from one of the designs that uses a background slide show by default, all you need to do is go to the editor and upload your own images to use. Images in a landscape mode will work best.  It is also a good idea to ensure that you are uploading a large format of the image you want to use. Images that are smaller than the screen area will be stretched to fit and the results might not be what you desire.   Let’s quickly go through the process. We’ll start by opening the Background Slide Show Editor from the menu. The uploader interface is pretty straight forward. Either drag the images you want to upload from your computer on to the Add Photos area, or click on the area and select the files from your hard drive. Uploading will begin immediately and our servers will to the work to optimize your files for best results. Once uploaded, you can arrange the order of your images by dragging them into desired order of appearance.       Advanced Controls Once your images are uploaded and arrange in the correct order, you have the ability to make a few other alterations to how your background slide show behaves.   The most commonly used option will be for control over the transition speed . This is the amount of time each image of the slideshow is displayed before transitioning to the next image. If you are using a large number...
  • July 24, 2013

    Video: Getting Started with Redframe

    Whether you are a Redframe pro or a newcomer thinking of trying it out for the first time, you’ll gain something from watching our latest video tutorial. Getting Started shows just how easy it is to change how your site looks and how simple it is to add content. If you are going to watch just one video tutorial today, this is the one for you.
  • In this video on using your Redframe store, we cover how to create coupons and promotional offers. Using this tool is a great way to thank your clients and spur sales of your products. Watch the video to find out how.
  • Are you looking for a way to both increase your sales and provide your customers with great value? Creating packages of images and products allows you to do just that. Watch the video to find out how easy it is to do.
  • June 27, 2013

    Video: Setting up your Redframe Store

    Have you been wanting to sell your images or products from your Redframe site but didn’t know how to get started? Check out the video below for a demonstration. Pretty quick and easy to do.