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Updates from Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal Code Monkey

Posted 1/27/2012 7:45 AM by Aaron Lewis. 130250 reads. Share:

Two new widgets go live today! The first, Raid/Op Groups, lets you group individual characters that are associated with your guild into groups for raiding, with the ability to specify role. For example, you could have "Monday Night Group 1" as a raid/op group and it could have five characters, each with their roles ("DPS", "Tank", "Heals", etc) specified.

The second is the EQ2 Server Status widget, which displays the status of the server your EQ2 guild plays on.

Posted 1/20/2012 8:26 AM by Aaron Lewis. 22880 reads. Share:

  • Welcome Letter goes live with today's update! When you have one set up, it is sent out to people when they have their access level to the site upgraded from public to member (or higher). To start using this, open your Control Panel and click Welcome Letter.
  • The Idle Monitor will now let Super Admins know who received warnings for inactivity, and who was automatically disbanded.
  • The Mass Move functionality in the forums editor is now working correctly.
  • $block[variable] tags now work correctly in mods.

Posted 1/17/2012 11:08 AM by Aaron Lewis. 11573 reads. Share:

Most of the updates done since the last change log entry have to do with bug fixes and small tweaks in response to support tickets. Aside from those, the following has gone live:
  • Mass Move is available in the Forum editor. This allows you to move a lot of topics at once from one forum to another.
  • Many raid progression entries have been added for different games to get them up-to-date with their latest expansions.
  • The correct amount of available file space is now shown in the file manager.
  • The login bar border color can now be customized in the control panel.
  • The WoW GPHelper add-on has been updated to a new version, to make it compatible with WoW's latest update. Those who use it will need to download and install the latest version.
  • Date/time stamps are now shown on event comments.

Posted 12/16/2011 8:09 AM by Aaron Lewis. 17294 reads. Share:

  • Multiple choice voting is now available! When creating a new poll, just click the checkbox at the bottom to indicate that it is multiple choice.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Status widget is now available to ST:TOR guilds. It displays your server name, up/down status, and current population.
  • The most recent posts count to display has been split out from the regular forum and most recent posts stand-alone widgets, so they can each have their own values.
  • When browsing Site Mods, you now have the option to display only those that are installed on your site.
  • 30 signature backgrounds were added to the signature generator background gallery specifically for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • The crafting marketplace now requires explicit selection of the tradeskill required to make the requested item.
  • The crafting marketplace now displays orders from all approved alliance guilds!
  • The needs list widget now has a new field for "days/times available."
  • The event signup texting reminder is now firing.
  • Section wrapper opacity now allows for more fine-grained selection.
  • There is a new "mailbox" in your mail widgets, called "GuildPortal Updates." It displays these entries, and is there in an effort to better communicate changes to the service to our members.
  • Spaghetti is good with or without meatballs, but better with.

Posted 12/9/2011 7:10 AM by Aaron Lewis. 18975 reads. Share:

  • Widgets sometimes only adding to the home page (regardless of what page you select) has been fixed.
  • Newest Members widget displaying incorrect data has been fixed.
  • You can now specify a custom favicon (the icon that appears in the browser when people are visiting your site) to be used instead of the default GuildPortal ones. The place to specify the icon to use is in Control Panel > Style Tools > General > Layout.
  • Story chapters will now display in order of chapter number instead of the order in which they were entered.
  • New widget: Torhead Search goes live! For those using the Mod, you no longer need to (but you still can).
  • In the forum display options, you may now specify that the most recent posts to show should be 0. If you do, the most recent posts will not be displayed at all. Some may find this useful, especially if used in combination with the Most Recent Topics widget.
  • Bank items with "Display to Members" un-checked no longer show in the bank widget.
  • Guilds with subscriptions expiring soon will now receive a more informative e-mail reminder.
  • Guild Events/Raids can now be set to "Block Signups" when entering them. Doing so prevents members from signing up to the event.
  • Application Questions may now be edited, although once the type is saved (multiple choice vs. text entry), that cannot be changed.
  • The maximum number of Recent Posts to Show in the forums has been raised from 20 to 50.
  • The signature generator should now always update your profile with the new image.
  • A new page in the Control Panel, called Raid Points Tools (under Member Management), provides quick and easy ways to mass adjust everyone's raid points/DKP by a set amount (either deducting or adding), reset everyone's DKP to 0, and individually edit member DKP without having to enter an adjustment.
  • ATT/AP were dropped from the Raid Points Standings widget. The data was essentially meaningless, and became only moreso over time.