Last week I was in the process of setting up all the notification emails on the new storefront. Unfortunately it seems I forgot to check a box somewhere on the form and as a result it sent out the email to everyone right away. Oops, sorry for that.
Just to put everyone's mind at rest, no accounts have actually been canceled or deleted yet, although this is due to happen, so keep on reading.
As users will know, some months back I migrated everyone over to a new storefront app to handle all the signups due to the fact that the eCommerce system built into WebsitePanel was do dreadful. This new Icloud system is still in beta and I am still testing it and reporting back any bugs and issues I find.
While I have been setting this up, most users have now gone way past their 1 year renewal date and would not have received any renewal reminders as I had not set this up yet, which is what I have been doing last week.
what action do I need to take ?
If you are a new user and have only signed up in the last few months using the new storefront, then there is nothing for you to do.
For the rest of you who have been users for more than 1 year and were migrated over from the old eCommerce system, if you are still using your developer hosting then you will need to login to the storefront and renew your subscription to keep it active, if not then I will presume you are no longer using it and it will get canceled/deleted.
Why do you need to renew your FREE subscription you may ask ? Because there is a huge churn on cfmldeveloper, hundreds of users signup each year and then abandon their account or simply never use it, which wastes system resources, so the renewal process is to get rid of all those unused accounts and free up resources for everyone else.
To remind you, your login details for the storefront are the same as your WebsitePanel login details. If you do not know your login details then please use the "lost password" link on the login page.
The deadline for this is the end of June, but I will also be sending out a direct email to all users as well.