BT Updates and Improvements

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What's going on inside Beginner Triathlete this month

We are always investing in the site and working to improve the experience for our users.


Profile Settings and Notifications


This month on the desktop website, we improved the profile and notifications area in the top header and added our social media links. Not everyone liked the new message notifications, so we worked with you to create a system that displayed inspires prominently without clicking or hovering.


SSL and HTTPS


Additionally, we changed the site pages to be protected by SSL, and therefore available at HTTPS instead of HTTP. Since we allow our users to upload images and add links, our pages will never be 100 percent secure and displaying only HTTPS elements across the entire page, but at least the site will be SSL protected. Our checkout and payment pages have long been encrypted, but making the rest of the site secure is reassuring to web browsers. Web browsers are becoming more aggressive at frightening users away from sites that don't have HTTPS. And search engines are prioritizing secure sites. For these reasons, we made the change. We are continuing to respond to any issues posted in the forums with Training Log syncing that may have been affected by the change.


Mobile App


Our mobile site and app received an update this month. The type of number pad displayed for strength workouts varied, and sometimes users could not access a decimal point key to indicate non-integer weight amounts in their strength workouts. This has been corrected.


Coaching


We have a new coach for those using the online coaching feature that can be added to our Performance memberships (Gold, Silver and Bronze). We're excited to introduce Andrea Nunez-Smith, a triathlete, a graduate of the University of Arizona, and a USAT-certified triathlon coach.


Upcoming


We have a homepage redesign in the works, as well as an exciting new logo! Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience!

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date: February 28, 2018

alicefoeller

Owner at Beginner Triathlete, web marketing consultant at SiteInSight, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for unstructured nature play for kids.

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Owner at Beginner Triathlete, web marketing consultant at SiteInSight, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for unstructured nature play for kids.

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