Welcome to our latest Software Update: Version 5.7

Terry Ibele 07 December 2015 0 comments

Version 5.7We’re excited to announce that Version 5.7 is now live! This means you can expect lots of updates, bug fixes, and a list of new features ready for use.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the details!

Update: Email Newsletter Templates

email layoutThis is perhaps our most anticipated update of this version!  

Yes, we know. Our old templates were clumsy, difficult to customize, and buggy. But, we’re happy to say that these frustrations are no more! We've completely redesigned them! 

Now, they’re modern, easy to use, and function swimmingly! Here's what you can expect:

  • be able to instantly switch between any layout style with just the click of a button
  • a new email editor that makes it super easy to format your content
  • messages that will appear the same on different email readers
  • plus, every newsletter template is responsive, meaning it’ll automatically adapt for display on mobile devices

Update: Revised payment workflow

We’ve streamlined the payment workflow to be easier for you and your payees. 

The biggest change you’ll notice is a significant reduction in emails that were being sent if payees did not pay their invoice immediately. Now, if a payment is made within 15 minutes of registration, a payee will NOT be sent the following emails:

  • Invoice
  • Event registration initiated
  • Application initiated (unless admin approval required)
  • Renewal pending
  • Level change initiated
payment options eventAlso, admins can now choose how they will accept payments. This means that you can force contacts to pay by your preferred payment type. 

We’ve also changed some of the invoicing options, so be sure to read the full details on our help article.

New Feature: Event Waitlist

What happens when your event registration fills up and people still want in? Our new Waitlist feature will add them to... you guessed it, a waitlist.

join waitlist optionwaitlist for registration type

Simply add a waitlist option to any event and once someone tries to register after registration fills up, they’ll appear in a waitlist that only admins can see.

If a spot becomes empty, an admin can go into the waitlist and register the next person in line, or send an email to invite that person to register themelves.

New Feature: Facebook Comments Gadget

You’ve probably seen a Facebook comment section on a lot of other websites - now you can add this too. 

This feature makes it easier for people to add their comments to your website; all they have to do is login using their Facebook credentials and comment on your page. It’s that simple!
facebook comments gadget

And don’t worry, we don’t share or collect any information from Facebook.

New Theme: Showcase

For this update, we've also added a new theme! This beautiful theme was designed for those wishing to showcase a portfolio of products or services.

Showcase
Showcase image link effect
This theme includes stylish effects when you hover your mouse over an image, and a scrolling menu.


For more Version 5.7 details - visit our online help

To read more about all these features and how to use them, check out our help article here.

And if you have any questions, you can contact our support team at: support@wildapricot.com.

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Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Monday, 07 December 2015 at 8:30 AM

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