We are very excited that we've released our first new Wild Apricot
update in 2007! (and 12th overall since the beta version launch in July
As always, our sincerest thanks to everyone for providing their
feedback and ideas. All of the latest features continue to increase the
usability (ease of use) and functionality of Wild Apricot. This update
was relatively minor as we were getting up to speed after the holidays
and concentrating on the product roadmap for 2007. We have a lot of
very interesting features planned this year - addressing your requests
- and applying our own knowledge and expertise of modern web trends to
the non-profit industry.
In brief, the latest update included:
You will now see on some pages "usage tip" pop-ups with hints about
different functions on particular screens. It will help you learn
more about available functions and get your Wild Apricot system up and
running quickly. (I would like to point out that this feature can
become even more useful with your feedback, so please feel free to
share your ideas on other tips we could add in the future.)
We've enhanced the e-mail feature to make it easier for you to
spread the word. Now you can bulk-email attendees across all your past
and current events - for example to tell them about new events,
membership promotions and fundraising initiatives.
We added an RSS feed to the Events page on your website. Now your
members and the public can use their favorite RSS reader to stay
up-to-date with your events program and never miss any of your events!
You'll also be able to enter past events on your website. This is
especially helpful if you are transferring to Wild Apricot from another
system - now you can keep the history of your events documents,
pictures and attendees lists together in one place and for all your
visitors to see.
Many people copy-paste content from Microsoft Word (or from other
software or other websites) into Wild Apricot. This usually works fine,
though it does insert invisible crazy formatting codes into Wild
Apricot webpages which might mess it up on some machines or under some
browsers. So we added a button to the page editor ('Cleanup HTML')
which tries to preserve as much of the original formatting as possible
while cleaning all the extraneous codes.
Finally, some other small additions you will notice are the ability
for administrators to set their member's password (before only members
could reset their passwords themselves) and changed Picture, Document
and Link buttons on the webpage editor to make them more obvious.
There will be many more new features in the coming months, but try out these features for now and let us know what you think.