Major Update: Custom Domains and Copy Feature

I’ve just released of a couple of very exciting new Bidsketch features this week.

Feature #1: Custom Domains

The first feature lets you use your own custom domain instead of relying on a Bidsketch subdomain.

The real value here (besides it being just plain cool) is your clients will only see the domain you want them to see which keeps them focused on your own brand.

This is a big deal. Please take advantage of it!

Ok, so where do you set this up? Just go into your “Account Settings” tab and you’ll see a new link called “Customize”:

Customize

Once there you’ll be taken to a form that’ll ask for your custom domain:

Custom Domain Form

The next step in the process calls for you to set up DNS and then verify that everything has been set up properly and that the changes have taken effect already.

Custom Domain Verify

Once you’ve verified you’ll be taken to a screen that confirms what the new custom domain is and allows you to remove it if you ever want to change it.

Custom Domain Show

And you’re done! You and your clients will then be able to access Bidsketch from that URL. Also, the proposal email alerts that your clients get will reflect that new URL like so:

Proposal Email

Feature #2: Proposal Copy

As you might have guessed, this feature will let you create a copy of a new proposal. To do this you’ll need to go into the details for the proposal you want to copy:

Create Copy Menu

Clicking on that will give you a nice modal which will prompt you for the name and description of your new proposal.

Create Copy Modal

That’s all there is to it! Pretty easy, huh? Hopefully it’ll help save some time when creating similar proposals.

There’s still plenty of good stuff coming your way soon. Be on the lookout for the next big enhancements coming to you in a few weeks!

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Alex Toth

Just a heads up….

In order for the custom domain to work for me I had to logout and then log back in to Bidsketch using my custom domain as my Bidsketch URL after I made the CNAME changes. In other words, I had to log into Bidsketch using proposals.mydomain.com as my Bidsketch URL and not myaccount.bidsketch.com. If I don’t log into Bidsketch this way, my proposal emails reflect myaccount.bidsketch.com and not proposals.mydomain.com. Hope this helps.

Ruben

Thanks for the heads up! I’ll put in a fix for it tonight.

Ruben

Ok, I’ve just released an update that ensures the custom domain is always used regardless of what URL you’re accessing Bidsketch from. Also, I added a “log in” link on verification of the custom domain.

Jason Rogers

Just signed up for a trial, and can’t wait to send out a proposal today.

Just curious: do I use “mycompany.bidsketch.com” as the CNAME record? then use my custom name as the ‘alias’? For example HostGator asks for just a ‘name’ and a ‘record’. I created one already for Campaign Monitor, but CM provides you with the record, i.e., ‘cname.createsend.com’ and I used my custom name as the alias.

Thanks!

Jason Rogers

Sorry. Used cname.bidsketch.com and works fine. Thanks!

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