Release Notes - 17th January 2012
Our first release of 2012 brings some great extensions to tagging, new mini layout components and a raft of improvements to the shop. As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Up until now tagging has been available on audio/video recordings, articles and events. You can now tag the full range of media items, including images and document files.
We have also extended the range of lists and feeds that you can now filter based on their tags to include the following:
- Calendar (events list) component
- Media list component
- Media XML Feed
- Article list component
New mini-layout components for the media list
give you a fine grained level of control over the look of your layout components.
We've added four new components that are available in the media list component:
- Bible reference
- Download count
- Length (duration) of the recording
- Download link, allowing website visitors to download the file rather than play in situ.
Improvements to the Group Members tab
For those of you with hundreds or even thousands of members, it can often take a few clicks to find who you're looking for on the Members tab in a group.
We've had a simple name filter to the top of this tab to help you more quickly find who you need to. The existing browsing functionality of the tab is unchanged - so if you've got nice small groups, or you just liked it the way it was, then you're in luck!
Creating new users in the user picker
Often admins need to search for a site member to add to a group or a rota and then find that the person they are searching for doesn't yet exist in the database. Up until now, this has meant dropping what you are doing in order to create the user, before you can go back and add them.
We've taken away this headache by allowing you to create new users directly from the user picker pop-up so that your flow of work isn't interrupted. Look out for the "Create and select a new user" task.
Enhancements and fixes to the shop
Removal of the 'donation' item type
The 'donation' item type in the shop provided a means through which sites could request donations from customers at the checkout stage - but many have found this confusing. To simplify things, we have added some flexible additional settings that are available on all shop items to provide the functionality that was originally only available by designating an item as a donation.
- When to take payment.
- On request. This was the standard behaviour for physically shipped items. Payment is taken when the items are shipped.
- On order placement. The standard behaviour for digital items and donations. Payment is taken as soon as the checkout process is complete so that digital content could be downloaded straight away.
- Whether shipping is required. Digital items or donations don't require any physical products to be sent to the customer and so don't need shipping nor therefore a delivery address to be entered or a delivery method selected. Items that do not require shipping will also not be counted when calculating delivery costs.
- Show on cart page. When this is selected, the item will appear on the trolley page as an option in addition to the items selected so that your customers have one last chance to select them.
- Overridable price label. Normally prices for physical items appear with the designation "price" - but for a donation you might want to say "amount" or "donation", for example.
Previously, these options were selected correctly for you, depending on whether the item was physical, digital or a donation. Rather than force you to now set them manually every time you create a new item, we've put three "Add a new..." tasks on the Items tab - for physical, digital and donation items. These will preselect all the normal defaults for you - but of course you can change these as you wish for your special cases.
For those of you who use batch order processing, items that do not require shipping can now be picked up and paid for during the batch order process.
Editing of shop delivery charges
In recent months we've made it possible for you to cancel individual items from orders, but what you couldn't do was to edit the delivery charge (which may have changed substantially if significant items had been removed from the order - or the order cancelled altogether).
We've closed this gap now - and you can now edit the delivery charge manually by clicking the usual pencil icon next to the delivery charge on the order screen.
Cancelling the entire order will now also cancel the delivery charge.
- In the event of a card failure when taking payment for a shop order, the order status was inadvertently replaced with the payment processor's error message. This has been fixed.
- If a delivery method was deleted, any orders that had previously been made using that delivery method erroneously showed that they had an amount outstanding. This is now fixed.
- We have now reinstated the "Minimum spend" setting when you set up your own payment processor. This allows you to ensure that any card processing charges that you incur are covered by the value of any transactions in the shop. Note that this minimum applies to each card transaction and if the customer selects a mixture of "take payment on order placement" and "take payment on request" items then these will be split across two transactions - with the minimum applying to each.
- Logged in users going through the shop checkout weren't asked for an address if their user record contained a partial address. We now force everyone to fill in any address details that are required that we don't already have.
- If digital products had paid-for files which were "available separately" but the paid-for file was then removed, the "Separate Price" column still appeared (albeit blank) on the item track listing. We've fixed this so that the "available separately" option is correctly removed when there are no paid-for files.
- In rare cases, refund amounts were calculated very slightly incorrectly for order lines that had discounts applied. This has been corrected.
Other Features and Bug Fixes
- In popular forums where the thread list extended to multiple pages, there was a problem navigating back to the first page after navigating to subsequent pages. This is fixed now.
- We've fixed the bug which meant that you couldn't produce a printable version of some large rotas.
- If you tried to access a forum directly which required login (e.g. by following a link in an email) you'd get an error. This is fixed.
- We've fixed an issue whereby after copying a payment group, the group tree didn't always update to allow you to see your new group.
- A document file uploaded in the Web Office can have a maximum size of 50MB. However, a server configuration issue meant that there were problems uploading any files above approximately 29MB. This is now fixed and files up to 50MB can now be successfully uploaded.
- When reaching a 'Page not Found' error page (e.g. because a URL was typed incorrectly or a page was deleted) we now correctly return the 404 status code to the web browser.
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