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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/10/2012 1:59 PM EST : 10/10 Roll-Up
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Many enhancements have been incrementally rolled out since the last release announcement. I'll summarize what's been going on, minus a lot of the minor bug fixes:
  • New Feature Promotion Letters. Whenever a member is promoted to a higher level, you can replace the default system-sent mail with your own custom one, and you can have a unique letter for every level. For example, you can have a different letter sent when someone is promoted to member versus when someone is promoted to officer or council. Get started with promotion letters in Control Panel > General > Promotion letters or Guild Bar Admin > Member Management > Promotion Letters.
  • Enhancement New World of Warcraft roster with in-game WoW Guild Achievements. Configuration-free, fast sorting and filtering, more frequently updated, real thumbnails of your characters.. Stay tuned, more new stuff for WoW is on the way.
  • Enhancement WYSIWYG editor file selection/uploading. The editor tool for selecting an image has been revamped to function much like the file manager in the Control Panel. However, you now have additional buttons: one to add media (sound, video, etc) and another to add Flash content. All three tools allow for direct upload while editing your content.
  • New Feature User uploads from WYSIWYG Editor. Previously, there was no way for members to upload images or any other media for use in their forum posts. Now, they have access to the three tools mentioned above, but all of their uploads are stored in a special sub-directory off the guild root with the format /MemberUploads/memberid. That is their root directory, and they can create sub-directories, drag-and-drop copy files, and directly edit images (add text, skew, rotate, crop, etc). They cannot, however, see the guild root folder or navigate to the root of other guild member folders.
  • Enhancement Page Footer. The old page footer had a pretty low limit on the number of characters it allowed. This limitation has been eased up, and you may now also specify a background gradient fade and the top edge color and size for the footer area. If you want a solid color instead of a gradient, just select the same color for both the start and end colors. Control Panel > Style Tools > Page Footer or Guild Bar Admin > Site Customization > Footer.
  • Css For those who use custom CSS, the class for the new footer area is gp5-footer.
  • Enhancement 8 new GuildWars 2 themes have been added.
  • Maint Some of you may have noticed the new error reporting form you are taken to when you encounter a run-time error. Many of you who have, have filled out the "what were you doing when the error happened" field, and I just wanted to drop a quick "thank ya" for doing so. The details you provide, along with the actual error details, are both put together to automatically create a new support ticket, which is assigned directly to -- waaaaaaaait for it -- development. Anyway, it makes getting to the cause of a problem much easier and has resulted in many hotfixes over the past month! Oh, and to the individual who typed in "I was sleeping".. lol
Finally, a bunch of bugs were fixed.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 10/11/2012 12:54 AM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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Thank you for the promotion letters.  One question on those.  We already have the Welcome Letter in the control panel.  That letter is sent when someone is promoted to "member or higher level access to the site (from public)".

There is also a spot for a member "promotion letter".  Is that redundant?  If someone applies and we promote them to member, will they receive a promotion letter and a welcome letter?
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 10/11/2012 6:03 PM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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Aaron Lewis said:
  • Enhancement WYSIWYG editor file selection/uploading. The editor tool for selecting an image has been revamped to function much like the file manager in the Control Panel. However, you now have additional buttons: one to add media (sound, video, etc) and another to add Flash content. All three tools allow for direct upload while editing your content.

Ummm, I just tried it out and there seems to be no way to add an image into a post now, unless I choose to upload it to Guildportal first.  Please add back the ability to simply click the button and paste in the URL of an off-site image.  I don't want to have to upload an image to Guildportal just to display it.

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Acroyear2 (New Admin) 10/13/2012 12:20 AM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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Valdaglerion said:
Aaron Lewis said:
  • Enhancement WYSIWYG editor file selection/uploading. The editor tool for selecting an image has been revamped to function much like the file manager in the Control Panel. However, you now have additional buttons: one to add media (sound, video, etc) and another to add Flash content. All three tools allow for direct upload while editing your content.

Ummm, I just tried it out and there seems to be no way to add an image into a post now, unless I choose to upload it to Guildportal first.  Please add back the ability to simply click the button and paste in the URL of an off-site image.  I don't want to have to upload an image to Guildportal just to display it.



I could not agree more with this request. Please restore the ability to paste in the URL of off-site images as that is much preferred to uploading image after image to GuildPortal.
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CyberWolf (New Admin) 10/13/2012 11:33 AM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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With the new image manager how do normal users link image URLs from external image hosts??  GP limits the amount of space we have so we really need to use external links.
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 10/18/2012 2:56 PM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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Please respond concerning the promotion letters (see the post above).  I'd just like to know how the system handles these.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/18/2012 5:01 PM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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CyberWolf said:
With the new image manager how do normal users link image URLs from external image hosts??  GP limits the amount of space we have so we really need to use external links.

I will add a new button to insert from URL with the next update.. Sorry for not thinking of that.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 10/18/2012 5:03 PM EST : RE: 10/10 Roll-Up
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1978
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Valdaglerion said:
Thank you for the promotion letters.  One question on those.  We already have the Welcome Letter in the control panel.  That letter is sent when someone is promoted to "member or higher level access to the site (from public)".

There is also a spot for a member "promotion letter".  Is that redundant?  If someone applies and we promote them to member, will they receive a promotion letter and a welcome letter?

Yep, it's redundant. They'll receive both. I'll get rid of the welcome letter -- I'll have the Promotion Letters import what you had entered for the welcome letter if you didn't already have something for Members in the Promotion Letters.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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