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Updates from Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal Code Monkey

Posted 12/23/2010 1:30 PM by Aaron Lewis. 110779 reads. Share:

Guilds using side-nav for listing pages (instead of tabs) now have their login form inside the side-nav widget. Before, it would show a login bar across the top of your guild page for users who were not logged in, and often interfered with the design of sites where precise positioning of elements was important.

The WoW roster that integrates directly with Battle.Net has been fixed so that clicking on a character's name will correctly take them to the EU Battle.Net site if appropriate. Also, while not important to existing guilds, the site will now attempt to automatically configure Battle.Net integration for new WoW guild sites when they are created.

Finally, along with other support ticket fixes, application auto-posting to forums is now working correctly again.

Posted 12/10/2010 2:00 PM by Aaron Lewis. 10047 reads. Share:

Today's update brings the ability to add voting polls directly to topics, as well as a new Guild Rules feature. When posting a topic, you'll see the editor now contained in a tab, and the second tab is where adding or editing a poll happens. As with the normal poll widgets, only voting admins will be able to do it. Voting polls added to topics way are also available through the normal voting polls widgets.

Guild Rules have been added, and can be accessed through the Control Panel > Guild Rules. It's a good place to enter your charter, bylaws, etc.. When a new user applies to your site, they will be required to agree to the rules set forth (if you have entered anything) before they can proceed to the application questions.

Posted 12/7/2010 12:43 PM by Aaron Lewis. 6673 reads. Share:

The World of Warcraft armory roster was re-enabled a week or so ago, making hands-free synchronization with in-game character data and your web site possible. Now, with the release of Cataclysm, the addresses (URLs) of guild roster data on Blizzard's site have changed over to their Blizzard.net domain. For those of you using the directly integrated roster, you will need to update the URL to point to the new site. Instructions on how to do so are in the Control Panel, under WoW Integration.

Many guild sites are not currently loading on the new Blizzard site, but it just went live, so give them some time. In one of their forum posts they mentioned lots of feeds in the works, so we expect to be adding more widgets as the data becomes available!

Posted 11/9/2010 10:30 AM by Aaron Lewis. 14191 reads. Share:

Forums can now have their own icons, in addition to the ones indicating read/unread status. For example, if you have a "Rogue" class forum and a "Paladin" class forum, the rogue forum could have a dagger icon, and the paladin forum could have a tombstone (sorry -- EQ1 joke!). In order to use this, click Edit under your forums, then edit under individual forums. The form that pops up has a new field for setting the icon.

Also, profile links (the links that appear when you see a user's name) now show online/offline indicator images. The images are customizable, and may also be disabled completely. To set these options, go to Control Panel > Style Tools > General > User Links.

Posted 10/18/2010 10:54 AM by Aaron Lewis. 7176 reads. Share:

A versioning mistake with the GPHelper add-on for World of Warcraft was causing an "outdated version" message to appear when uploading data. We have pushed a new version (which you can download from the Control Panel, under WoW Integration) that resolves this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.