October Update: Minor Software Update and Increased Security

Dmitriy Buterin 31 October 2016 4 comments

October UpdateMinor Software Update: 5.8.3

Wild Apricot Version 5.8.3 is scheduled to be published tomorrow, November 1st.

This minor update will include some small changes, as well as a number of bug fixes. The changes include:

  • Ability to filter event list by date
  • Ability to filter event list to display only upcoming events, past events, or admin-only events
  • Ability to suspend or archive all the members of a bundle by suspending or archiving the bundle administrator
  • Ability to archive a bundle administrator from their contact record
  • The Archive button has been renamed to Archive contacts (to avoid confusion regarding its function)
  • On free account sites that use Whiteboard themes,Wild Apricot banners will appear instead of Google ads at the top

Please save your work and log out in advance, and warn your contacts about possible connectivity issues.

For more information, and a partial list of bug fixes, see here.

We’re PCI DSS Compliant

One of our priorities is to keep your information safe with us.

This month, we are happy to announce that Wild Apricot became certified for Level 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

This means that Wild Apricot adheres to the policies and procedures set up by the major credit card companies to keep credit, debit and cash card transactions secure, and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.

Click here for more information on PCI DSS compliance.

PCI DSS compliance

Service Disruption

On October 26th from approximately 3:30 PM (ET) until 6:00 PM (ET) you may have experienced slow response times when opening sites and possibly a 504 timeout error.

Upon investigation, our engineers detected a bug in some new code that was introduced for our emailing services. This bug caused the queues that process information to have degraded performance.

We were able to solve the problem by reverting back to the old code. Right now we are reviewing how to prevent this from happening again.

We fully appreciate the frustration that this caused and apologize for the disruption in service.

From Our Partners

Giving Tuesday Webinar Tomorrow, Nov 1st

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner. Is your nonprofit ready for what could become its most important fundraising day of the year?

Join GuideStar, 92nd Street Y, and Double the Donation on November 1 for an interactive webinar where they’ll answer your specific questions on achieving #GivingTuesday and end-of-year giving season success. Discover key elements to a successful strategy, including how to:

  • Maximize your fundraising potential  
  • Incorporating matching gifts and corporate partnerships into your strategy
  • Make the most of tools and best practices for increasing your online visibility, and more!
Sign up for the webinar here.

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

Many of you attended our expert webinar with Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman back in January on how to run a happy, healthy nonprofit.

Recently, they launched their new book on the same topic, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout.

Happy Healthy NonprofitThis book takes on the outdated and unsustainable work ethic that plagues many nonprofits: a “Scarcity Mindset” leading to working long hours with few resources without investing in an organizational strategy of self-care.  The book provides practical tips and solutions for nonprofit professionals who want to practice self-care and strategies for nurturing a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. The book offers concrete ideas, examples and steps for both individuals and organizations working on social change issues to achieve impact without burnout.

Learn more about the book here.

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Posted by Dmitriy Buterin [Chief Apricot]

Published Monday, 31 October 2016 at 8:30 AM

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  • Alex Sirota said:

    Monday, 31 October 2016 at 11:36 AM
    Hi Wild Apricots!

    We really appreciate the timely, transparent and recurring communication on your part. Of the 7 SaaS partners we work with you, your team is by FAR the most communicative about your plans. Even better than some really huge companies that are public.

    I hope you always stay this way! Thank you!

    Alex Sirota
    Director, NewPath Consulting
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Monday, 31 October 2016 at 1:03 PM
    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for comment. We always want to be transparent about what we're working on. Take care :)
  • David Perales said:

    Saturday, 12 November 2016 at 8:47 AM
    I hope this gets your attention! I have four paid websites with Wild Apricot and have been a client since 2011. I am greatly disappointed with the new upgrades. Nothing but problems - in any browser - sending emails to my members - problems with resizing, random lockups on using bullet points - the list goes on and on...
    Is anyone using this software to create and send emails having any issues like I have been for the past year or so? I surely can not be the only one!
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Monday, 14 November 2016 at 5:08 PM
    Hi David,

    Thanks for sharing your comments and you definitely have our attention. I'm sorry you feel disappointed with our new upgrades. I've shared your thoughts and issues with our development team. If you'd like to talk with us directly, there are many ways to get in touch: https://www.wildapricot.com/wildapricotcontact
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