System Status

 

Being the best comes with a lot of hard work. To stay at the top of the game, we have to continuously add new features, improve existing features and upgrade our infrastructure.

This page lists all the upcoming and past updates.

Updates happen regularly but are of very short duration. Upgrades happen once in a year or two and are of considerably long duration.


Upcoming update
25 April, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
20-25 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remains accessible as is.

What changes
This update includes the long-awaited API, and code optimization along with bug fixes.


Past update – v6.2
22 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included new features & improvements in program builder tool, website builder tool and some minor updates.

  • Added option to display widgets on home page or all pages.
  • Custom content do not display in widgets in Ariadne and Metis themes. Fixed.
  • File upload fields now included in the add filter dropdown in Abstracts lists.
  • Added option to choose time display layout between 24 hour and 12 hours in program builder settings.
  • Added option to redirect user to a custom URL after successful registration.

Past update – v6.1
20 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included improvements in tickets listings, a progress bar in abstract management system and some minor updates in Mailchimp Sync.

  • Added option to group tickets under different headings.
  • Multiselect box was exceeding Form builder page width. Fixed.
  • Added a progress bar in abstract listings backend to display the progress in abstract submission and peer reviews.
  • Added option to sync to and from Mailchimp automatically every 1 hour.

Past update – v6
16 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included improvements in Program schedule, new currency support for offline payment methods and some minor updates.

  • Added a Send a test mail button in Sendgrid settings to test API key.
  • Integrated Nigerian Naira currency for offline payment methods.
  • Redesigned the page to send push notifications on event app.
  • Added the option to filter by number of reviews for an abstract.
  • Added function to record conflicts between session and intervals. Also fixed the bug regarding Zero, when added in time inputbox, it says time conflict even when time conflict check is disabled.
  • Fixed the bug when an order is canceled and role is reversed, the user should also be checked-out from associated sessions for that role where the user was checked-in.
  • Add CSS classes for Apply discount button, Session venue, format, date, speakers etc in the Session listing and detail page. Until now, it was using in-line CSS.
  • In orders, reconfigured the download CSV to generate CSV based on filters selected and items displayed.
  • Included Payment method in Sort by in Orders.
  • Added Unsubscribe button in Contact detail in backend.
  • Included list ID in campaign report CSV exports.

Past update – v5.4.9
10 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included modifications and bug fixes in email broadcast tool, viral marketing tools on order success page and some minor fixes.

  • Added From Name in Send Campaign.
  • Add to Gcal, Email addresses were not working when opened from an email. Fixed.
  • When a buyer sends an email using the Send Email widget on Order success page, this should go from the user’s name and email address who made the purchase. Fixed.
  • Reviewer becomes contact if he cancels his ticket. Fixed.
  • When purchasing a paid ticket as reviewer, the existing reviewer becomes an attendee. Fixed.
  • If initial payment failed and reviewer completed payment from the order detail page in his dashboard, the reviewer would become attendee. Fixed.
  • When a membership is canceled, the roles assigned to the user are not unassigned automatically. Fixed.
  • If initial membership ticket payment failed and contact completed payment from the order detail page in his dashboard, the roles are not assigned to the member. Fixed.

Past update – v5.4.8
09 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Sendgrid integration, the ability to set up a Whitelabel domain for sending email campaigns, new features in program builder and new buttons in the editor.

  • Added a button to request Javascript Code Embed in HTML editor. This would enable Javascript in all editors.
  • Now displaying spam and bounce records in email campaign reporting.
  • With this update, all spam, blocked and bounced emails from the subscribers list shall be removed automatically.
  • Added Sendgrid Settings to add API key to allow users for sending campaigns through their own Sendgrid account and fetch their reports (Spam, bounced, blocked).
  • Conflicts log in Program builder to display conflicts for room, time, speakers in a popup.
  • Quick add button in program schedule to add multiple sessions.
  • Under contact detail session tab in backend, the sessions added to user’s personal schedule are displayed.
  • Added Change logs in Program builder to record every changes made to sessions by admins.
  • Added option to assign roles when purchasing a ticket in each ticket type.
  • Added new features in JCE editor including Special Characters, Horizontal line, Uppercase and Lowercase, Full screen, Text Direction, Superscript and Subscript buttons.

Unscheduled maintenance
04 March, 2017 4:00PM EST

Nature of the update
Maintenance

Duration of the update
10 minutes

Platform accessibility
The event sites and event dashboard went to maintenance mode for 10 minutes from 4:00PM EST to 4:10PM EST.

What changed
Server maintenance.

  • Platforms resumed normalcy after the maintenance was completed.

Past update – v5.4.7
04 March, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included updates in Abstract management and peer review system, custom reports, abstract book builder and some minor updates.

  • Implemented a brand new editor with pre-configured styles and formats, table design tools, preview button and more.
  • Pagination was not working correctly when filter is applied on Assigned abstracts page. Fixed.
  • Added option to Assign Primary author from backend just like we have an option to Assign Presenting author.
  • Docx file format is now permissible in Documents and File manager.
  • In Content editor, Added a Preview button besides the URL.
  • In Navigation, Added a Preview icon besides each menu.
  • Abstract book did not include Rejected abstracts when Rejected filter is selected while generating abstract book in Abstract book builder. Fixed.
  • In Custom reports and Segments, added a filter “Author roles” to filter by presenting author, abstract submitter and primary author.
  • PDF copy of the abstract would be attached to the email notification every time the submitting author submits the abstract.
  • In form builder, added a text below “I’m interested in” field to mention the use for this field in Matchmaking.
  • Discounts manager custom fields select/radio fields was not displaying. Fixed.
  • In core listing widgets, added the ability to hide the button automatically if the total number of items is less than the total number of items set to display for that core widget.
  • Added different classes for each core widget’s View all button. Created a CSS class for Print button in Program page.
  • Now displaying pending order error codes in backend order detail page. Also added the links to error code pages for both PayPal and Stripe error codes if order is pending and has an error code. Also added error code for PayPal Standard.
  • Made the frontend edit icon hidden on content pages.

Past update – v5.4.6
28 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the new Content editor.

  • Implemented a brand new editor with pre-configured styles and formats, table design tools, preview button and more.

Past update – v5.4.5
22 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included updates in Abstract management and peer review system, new custom reports, abstract book builder and some minor updates.

  • Added a new layout which would display abstract data vertically. Earlier, when it was arranged horizontally, it did not look good when there were too many fields.
  • Added option to export abstract data in plain-text format in PDF and Excel format. When plain text option is enabled, the setting would also affect the layout in Abstracts listing Export CSV button.
  • Added Design layouts for 1 Column, 2 Columns and 3 Columns. This layout change would also affect the layout in Generate PDF function in abstract book all abstracts and single abstract PDF, Generate PDF in abstract detail backend, Generate PDF in abstract detail frontend And Reviewer’s abstract detail frontend.
  • Added two new Custom reports – 1. Authors with abstracts not submitted. 2. Authors and their abstracts.
  • Added option to hide specific abstract fields from reviewers when submitting reviews – Admin can choose abstract fields to display to reviewers under abstract settings.
  • Now displaying the last updated date on abstract detail in frontend dashboard
  • Now displaying the No. of Assigned abstracts and Reviews submitted for each reviewer (in brackets) in the Assign reviewers popup.
  • If abstract is Not Submitted, then admin cannot change the Abstract status – Earlier, admin was able to change the abstract status. – This update was made in Abstract status update popup and Abstract detail page.
  • Added a button in backend abstract detail ‘Submit this Abstract’ in abstract detail page for Not Submitted abstracts
  • The Pending list do not contain Not submitted (Draft) abstracts now.
  • Pagination goes away if filter applied at contact & abstract listings. Fixed.
  • Abstract book when generated with Pending status, included Not Submitted abstracts. Fixed.
  • Export Abstract CSV report now show all data of the abstracts including the current filters applied along with whichever tab is currently open.

Past update – v5.4.4
16 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included updates in Abstract management and peer review system, Browser and app based event kiosk deployment and some minor updates.

  • If no presenting author is selected, then submitter would be the presenting author. Fixed.
  • In form builder under Abstract submission form, change text for Add Co-author and description to include Presenting author and Primary author explanation. Changed.
  • Added an icon on assign reviewers button.
  • Removed ‘Not Submitted’ abstracts from ‘Pending’ list and made sure it only displays abstracts which are submitted.
  • Renamed Not Submitted to Not Submitted (Draft) and checked for impact by looking in all other places where this status is being used.
  • Added a popup in Abstracts list named ‘Status Definitions’ explaining all statuses – Pending, Assigned, Not Assigned, Reviewed, Not Reviewed, Accepted, Rejected, Assigned but not reviewed, Not Submitted (Draft).
  • Displayed count for (All) in contacts and abstracts
  • In contacts listings page, add this filter under, Added filter dropdown: Author roles: Submitting Author, Co-author, Primary author, Presenting author.
  • Added this text below Abstract summary field in Abstract Settings: To add custom fields in Abstract submission form, go to {Form builder}.
  • ‘Assigned but not Reviewed’ count was displaying wrong count and wrong list of abstracts. Fixed.
  • In the backend under abstract detail above the Authors tab, explained these terms: Primary author, Presenting author, Co-author, Abstract Submitter.
  • Roles were displayed as usertype in Contacts lists. Fixed.
  • Added a Self-checkin page to allow users to check-in using their email or order ID.
  • Added a page “Deploy Self-checkin & Badge printing Kiosk”
  • Word counter was not counting correctly due to MS Word texts. Fixed.
  • Added Settings to display the Password fields to users in registration form when creating an account.
  • In email notifications for admin, added option to notify other admins by selecting them from the checkbox.
  • Added a check for invalid emails while importing and adding subscribers.

Past update – v5.4.3
08 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included some minor updates.

  • Added a pop-up box on logging in to back end to display latest update with option to not display again.
  • Referee logs was missing a language keyword: D_ABSTRACT_ACTIVITY_ABSTRACT_SUBMITTED. Fixed.
  • Added a button in Contact settings to hide/display “enable public profile” button in frontend
  • The dot, or any other punctuation mark, is allowed in inputbox when abstract is saved but not allowed when trying to submit the abstract. Fixed.

Past update – v5.4.2
06 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included some minor updates.

  • Set Facebook graph so Facebook could pick the event logo when sharing the page.
  • Backups manager was missing from access control

Past update – v5.4.1
04 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Social sharing buttons on Order successful page and some minor updates.

  • Added settings to display social sharing buttons and Share with a friend button, post a successful purchase.
  • Added option to change the text that appears after one places an order.
  • Added option to choose the number of contacts to display in a widget.

Past update – v5.4
03 February, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included speaker’s to dos manager, ability to set deadlines for tasks and some minor updates.

  • In dashboard, added a welcome box on top of update profile page “How to use event portal” and listed all the tabs and its features in 2 columns.
  • Added a page named”Sessions I’m speaking at” in the speaker dashboard (on event website) to list sessions the speaker is speaking at.
  • Added option to add notes. Notifies admin when note is added. The added notes shall display under Notes for that session in admin backend with the name of the speaker who submitted it.
  • Option to set Deadline to complete speaker profile and other speaker-only fields. Notify admin when a speaker profile is updated. Option to set Deadline to submit final ppt. Notify admin when a final ppt is submitted/updated. Option to set Deadline to add notes in program settings.
  • Created ToDos page and added its menu in “Portal Box”. Also moved Notifications menu there. Task completed icon will appear automatically besides each deadline in the speaker’s dashboard if speaker (Mandatory) fields are filled.
  • These tasks and their status shall also be displayed under To Dos in speaker’s details in the admin backend.
  • If the maximum number of co-authors is zero, hide the add co-author section.

Past update – v5.3
18 January, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Guest Checkin tool, ability to create widgets and lists for contacts with custom roles and some minor updates.

  • Referee Report to display all changes made for an abstract, by authors, co-authors and reviewers, and admin, for all steps including abstract submission, review, re-submission and acceptance.
  • Created a dedicated page named ‘Check In’ to list attendees, just like we currently display in front end, along with a check-in switch.
  • When adding rating field, hide the the serial numbers in the frontend form. Fixed.
  • Youtube bug in form builder. Youtube video is not displaying. Fixed.
  • Icon added in View attachment button.
  • Fixed gap in the forms.
  • Display session expiring popup only on the forms. Added.
  • Added the ability to display list of users of a specific role on the website just like attendees, speakers etc. When creating a new contact role from Roles & Access control, system would create a menu item and custom widget with the same name to display users with that role in the homepage and on the dedicated listing page.
  • In contacts, clicking on a tab like speaker, or reviewer, and then going to a contact’s detail, and then back, the initial tab should open. Right now, it goes back to All tab. Fixed.
  • Add Donation heading should display be default even if no donation type is added. Fixed.
  • In sponsor edit page, added a message besides select representative field to explain who is a representative and from where can they be added.
  • Import program sessions – was not checking for duplicate entries in file. Fixed.
  • Added ability to include &, comma and dot in Role and Org fields.
  • Added on hover function in abstract and review submission form for topics.
  • If no session/interval created, hide the “rename days” setting in program builder.
  • In session tracks field in backend form builder, display info about what it is, below the field label.
  • Ensured that session description is not accepting invalid characters in session listings in backend and frontend.
  • Adding a session caused days to repeat. Fixed.
  • Strip CSS code from referee report and highlight the change. Added.

Past update – v5.2
12 January, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Import schedule functionality to import program schedule in Program builder, further improvements in Program builder and some minor updates.

  • Redid the Quick Setup page and add Go live button. Removed Completed status from the first three items in Quick setup. Removed existing To Dos from task manager.
  • Added tooltip besides Roles in Contacts detail page.
  • Set different Color for Login Logout buttons.
  • Updated Proceed to Pay button design for all themes
  • In abstract settings, created heading for each group of settings just how it is in Main settings. Until now, it was all too messed up.
  • When one pager is enabled, the attendee information bar should scroll up when Proceed to pay button is clicked. Fixed.
  • Added Import schedule feature into program builder
  • If no workshop tickets, do not display select ticket in session edit popup. Fixed.
  • In session edit popup, Fetch presentation files automatically when abstract is selected. These files will be displayed in frontend session detail page. Added.

Past update – v5.1
10 January, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included To Dos Manager to add, assign and manage tasks and projects, added ability to sell workshop tickets, option to display ticket purchase form in a single page, option to include multiple presenters for an abstract, custom domain settings and add some new minor features in the platform.

  • Included custom domain settings in Settings tab. Whatever URL is entered there in the inputbox, shall be used to rename the database.
  • Added Task Manager. It shall have two sections on one page. One section to list tasks and another to open details of the task.
    The detail section will have button to assign multiple staff and to select task completion date, and a Delete button and a file upload button.
    Files section would be displayed under each task detail. Each file will have a download button to download the file.
    Task list will display tasks with Complete Task button, Date and User profile pic.
    Add Task would only be displayed to staff who have been assigned this action.
    Projects will be basicaly tags displayed on top of the interface with an Add icon to add new tags or projects. Clicking on a tag would display tasks related to that tag or project. In code, name layout as project.
    To complete a task, simply click on the icon (with a tool tip “Mark Completed”)
    My Tasks would be displayed to all admin users. – This only displays tasks which are assigned to this user.
    Tasks would be auto-saved.
    Option to create custom tasks on the selected date from Task Manager, and that shall be displayed in Task Manager.
    An email will be sent on creating a task to the assigned staff.
    Reminder will be sent 1 day before due date.
    An email will be sent to admin who created the task when the task is marked completed.
    Filter tasks by complete, incomplete, past date, due date.
    Add project goes to the top right. My Tasks goes to the top right as well.
    Search bar shall display in half part above the tasks list.
    Project tags shall display in another half part above the task detail.
    If more projects, display it like project 1, project 2 +3 more with a curved border around the “+3 more” word.
    To see all the remaining projects, user will click on more button and this will slide down to display all projects.
    Tag shall also be displayed in task detail above the task title. Display tag in a curved border.
    Move task manager to ‘To Dos’ set all task as default and completed except the power up task
    The Incomplete tasks should display as count on ToDos menu on top right.
    When the default tasks are completed, they should be marked completed automatically. You will need to make changes in the associated files so the tasks can be completed automatically.
  • Added Option to allow uploading final presentations for accepted abstracts for author and co-authors.
  • Added Option in abstract settings to allow author to select single presenter or multiple presenters for an abstract.
  • Display option to choose primary/co-presenter right when adding the co-authors. added.
  • Added Not Submitted and Submitted status to custom reports and segments.
  • If abstract type is too lengthy, it would mess up the add a field layout. Fixed.
  • Added Option in Payment settings to exclude billing information section and basic information section from payment page. For each section, there will be separate settings.
  • Bridge program sessions with tickets so people could purchase sessions and then system can check if attendee is checking in only to sessions they have purchased the ticket for. Admin can choose ticket type for each session from Program builder
    Session Ticket shall be displayed to all users including guests.
    In Order detail, the session for which this ticket is valid should be displayed. – Ticket valid for: Session name.
    Include the session name in the invoice emailed and also in the printable invoice.
  • Fixed Theseus theme issues.
  • Included venue address display in Places to stay widget. Add option in places to stay widget to display places to stay near the venue which shall display the nearby hotels and filter widget.
  • The blue tab border in backend is displaying on pages which has no tab. Fixed.
  • Move Event website offline button to homepage sidebar in place of event title. Removed “more tools” and move event title to the top in place of More tools.

Past update – v5.0
30 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Google maps API update, made changes to backend tabs to make it look more intuitive along with some minor improvements in abstract management system.

  • Added color in background for active tab, for pages with tabs.
  • Added +x more function in Abstracts listing and Reviews listing for Reviewers & Authors columns.
  • Added option to disable abstract status change notification to co-authors.
  • In Add co-authors section, added radio button for selecting a primary author for the abstract.
  • Updated Google Maps API.
  • In Reviews backend, added a check so only those abstracts are displayed which has at least one review.
  • Added a tab for authors in Contacts page to display contacts who have submitted abstracts
  • Quick add bug: The registration count on dashboard increases even if no new user is added using Quick add popup. Fixed.
  • Added option to redirect users to my abstracts page after creating the profile.
  • Included profile picture files in file manager.
  • Attendees were automatically checked-in to the event from their profile page. Fixed.
  • When adding co-author in an abstract form, the files uploaded by author would get deleted! Fixed.

Past update – v4.9
27 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Session Recommendations tool, renamed field types, customizable email registration for co-authors along with some minor improvements in abstract management system.

  • Session Recommendations tool to recommend sessions based on tracks chosen by the user. Session Recommendations will be a separate tab viewable to all. Include Tracks in an editable checkbox field in the registration form in backend. Only the field name is editable and unpublishable. Sessions recommendations tool will display Sessions of the tracks selected during registration. Used the same layout as in My schedule. Added appropriate message if there’s no session available on a date for any of the matching tracks. Fixed the message in My schedule tab as well if the user has not saved or checked-in to any session on that date. Tracks will not appear in registration form when program and session is off from power ups.
  • Renamed field types. Inputbox=”Input Box”, Checkbox=”Multiple Choice”, Radio button=”Yes/No”, Select=”Select Dropdown”, Multiselect=”Multiselect Dropdown”, Textarea=”Text Box”, Youtube URL=”Youtube Video”, Slideshare=”Slideshare Slide”, Separator=”Heading & Statement”, Pagebreak=”Form Separator”
  • In Social feeds and Share buttons widget, added the inputbox to enter Facebook page URL to display Newsfeed. Right now, it uses the page URL from Share button which people may not use.
  • Displayed a text message (in red color with 11px font) on the registration form (below email address field) “On successful registration, the system will send a temporary password to your email address which you can later change from your dashboard”.
  • Separate registration email for co-authors.
  • Files uploaded during the abstract submission or registration or any other form should show up in File manager and under respective user’s profile under Documents. Uploaded by column should be added. Type should also be added. Type will be Registration Form, Abstract Submission form, Review Submission form and File manager. For automatically added files, no edit option. only delete.
  • Added a link https://dryfta.com/see-what-is-possible-with-dryfta/ “What is possible with Dryfta?” under Question icon on top right. Display it at the top of the dropdown.
  • Display primary, presenting author legends in backend abstract detail. Added.
  • Indentation keeps showing up on the text area fields. Fixed.
  • Abstract listing in frontend should have these statuses apart from the existing ones: Submitted, Not Submitted, Pending Review. For abstract not submitted, it now displays Not submitted status.

Past update – v4.8
20 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included new and improved Budget & Expenses Manager, Open review function to display reviews from other reviewers along with some minor improvements in form builder.

  • Budget manager is now more improved with categories and visual graphs.
  • Open review so reviewers can see other reviewers’ details and their reviews on an abstract from their dashboard.
  • When using Print button in Badge builder and Certificate builder, check for browser and if incompatible, display a popup with message when someone clicks on the Print button. Added.
  • Add Cart Abandoned(for registered contacts) filter in Reports/Segments. Add Cart Abandoned(for guest visitors) filter in a preset subscribers list. Added.
  • Added a check for internet connection so the system would notify users and admin if the internet connection is lost while Dryfta website or Dryfta dashboard is opened. Added.
  • Included the ability for Checkboxes to have dependent fields.
  • Included Mp3 and MP4 file extensions in file upload field type.

Past update – v4.7
16 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included a new field type Multiple Input box to create multiple input boxes for a question in a form, along with some minor improvements in form builder.

  • Create unique CSS class (appended with field ID) for each custom field and field type in frontend forms. Fixed.
  • Add ability in Heading separator description to include HTML codes. Added.
  • Field type section moves based on the type selected in Chrome browser. Abstract type field and Select a Value as field, both strecthes all the way beyond screen in form builder. Fixed.
  • Field title are hidden due to overflow in some long questions. Fixed.
  • Multiple Input Box field. This field will have multiple input boxes. Eg., What are the top three food you love? Inputbox 1, Inputbox 2, Inputbox etc. When creating this field, admin will have the option to select the number of input box to be displayed in the form. Added.
  • Removed the mandatory function for abstract topic and hide from form if no topic is created. Fixed.

Past update – v4.6
12 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the ability to send mass SMSs to all registrants at once using Twilio integration for Dryfta along with some minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Page label layout is out of place due to overflowing menu title. In content manager, the buttons are out of place due to overflowing content title. Fixed.
  • Rename Bulk Assign to Bulk Status Update and its tooltip info.
  • Added Prefix in Form builder backend and move Fixed field texts in form builder to bottom under Quick tips.
  • Add option to enable/disable automated notification in check-in reminder and abstract / review submission. Added.
  • Added validation in Send campaign and Basics to prevent people from using dryfta.com domain.
  • In Twilio, Send SMS notifications to all attendees, contacts based on the role selected. Added.
  • Review access control button below user’s listed roles will take to contact roles list for contact and admin roles list for admin users. Added.
  • Add a column “Access” in Roles listing to display pages and actions role is given access to. Display up to 3 pages and if more, display it as +8 more. Added.

Past update – v4.5
08 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the sitemap, automated event reminder emails and SMSs, Print button for Program schedule, marketing tools along with minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Sitemap of all content articles according to the parent menu levels. To be displayed in frontend. Add this menu “Sitemap” in Page labels. Added.
  • Moved Mobile app builder to sidebar and add a dropdown for Marketing.
  • An automated email notification is sent to attendees who have not checked-in to the event. Added.
  • Hide Send Creds, Print badge and Print cert button when creating a new user. Added.
  • Fix for background not printing in certificate builder and Program PDF. Fixed.
  • Include Mailchimp and Constant Contact settings in Access control. Include access to Twilio, Mailchimp, CC and Discounts manager for Admin staff role by default. Added.
  • In page labels, make sure when enabling, hiding or setting it to private, the drag function doesnt come to effect. Either keep it separate or have two layers. Fixed.
  • Date format update does not reflect in session listing and detail layouts
  • Add Login URL in Login creds email. Fixed.
  • Defined Page Access with main headings. Right now, when Documents is enabled for a role, it does not display to the staff.
  • Bring mobile page labels into mobile app builder. Added.
  • Add option in Settings to add language on Login page when user is not logged-in to display information what to expect once the user is logged-in. Added.
  • From email would now be using the user’s default email instead of Dryfta email address. Added.

Past update – v4.4
01 December, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the Mailchimp and Constant Contact integrations for Dryfta.

  • Mailchimp integration. This will enable admins to automatically sync their contacts and subscribers from and to Mailchimp.
  • Constant Contact integration. This will enable admins to automatically sync their contacts and subscribers from and to Constant Contact.

Past update – v4.3
24 November, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the Twilio integration for Dryfta, Add to waitlist button in program schedule, Print certificate button in attendee dashboard along with minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Event wall to display event feeds and Twitter updates. Added.
  • Add LinkedIn button in Social sharing widget. Added.
  • Integrate PayTM payment wallet.
  • Sponsor Page – Logo’s need to stay the same size – not in a box. Fixed.
  • Ability to resize font size of the event title and attendee name in Badge builder. Added.
  • Twilio Integration
  • Rename Social feeds to Event wall and move Live event feed settings there. Fixed.
  • In Access control, option to limit access to Add or Edit or Delete. For these pages only viz. Contacts, Abstracts, Orders. Added.
  • Add Print Certificate button in user profile. Added.
  • Generate PDF of each Day of the Programme. PDF button shall be placed on the top right corner below the tab. added.
  • If a session is fully filled, option for users to add themselves to waitlist using “Add to Waitlist” button. Added.
  • AV Requirements field in Session detail for official purpose only. Added.

Past update – v4.2
09 November, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the automated reminders for abstract submission and review submissions, updated CSV export function, option to hide Request vCard and Setup a Meeting buttons along with minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Hide the Usertype selection when creating field. Instead display all the forms under include in forms. Added.
  • Create an editor for subtitle of each newly created form under settings. Added.
  • Abstract submission and Review submission reminder emails. Template are created in backend under Notifications. Reminder will be sent 10 days before last date.
  • Add tooltip on tools buttons in Contacts and Manage abstracts layouts. Added.
  • Option to hide the Request vCard and Setup a Meeting buttons in Contacts Settings in backend. Added.
  • Option to export the Abstract book to Word. Added.
  • CSV exports have corrupted international characters when ouputted. Fixed.

Past update – v4.1
04 November, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the ability to create multiple registration forms along with minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • In Page labels, display an option to display a page Publicly or to Logged-in user only. Added.
  • Option to display Print badge button in frontend profile to print badge for the logged-in user. Added.
  • Option in ‘Add a field’ to include a custom field in add co-author section. Added.
  • Form builder – All custom usertypes will display here and fields can be created accordingly for each custom usertype
  • Add this in the centre of the page label <- Drag to change order ->
  • Settings to hide/display print badge buttons in profile.
  • Map preview not working in backend contact detail.
  • When adding an apostrophe in abstract topics and Roles & Access control viz. Zeb’s test, this stops some buttons from working.
  • Display “Global field: Yes” in all custom fields in Form builder

Past update – v4.0
20 October, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Option to disable Abstract summary field in frontend. Added.
  • Add beneficiary address field in wire transfer for dryfta. Added.
  • Add Font type and Font size buttons. Added.
  • Maps being loaded without any map field. Fixed.
  • Add close button on Profile Settings. Added.
  • Display Legends on top right of Page labels page for Embed Code and Rename Label icons. Added.
  • Take out buttons from Tools (in Contacts page) and display them as buttons along side Add filter button with border around them. Move Filter selected below the search bar on the left. Do the same in Manage abstracts page. Added.
  • Remove hard-coded font size for description in dyfta-theme template. Fixed.
  • Rename From Email Address to Email address to send all correspondences. Adjust the layout of the Event setup under Basics to make the texts and textboxes slightly bigger. Fixed.
  • Ability to process refunds for Stripe payments automatically right from the dashboard. Added.
  • Add a tab in Contacts for Administrator. Added.
  • Ability to attach presentation files of the accepted authors to sessions in Program builder. Added.
  • When opening backend/frontend in IE11, display this message on top bar with a close button. Added.

Past update – v3.9
14 October, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Multi select CSS not displaying correctly in Add contact form in backend.
  • An admin can also be an attendee and can have a public profile, can submit abstracts and save sessions from frontend. Fixed.
  • While updating password from frontend It shows error if old password has + sign. Fixed.
  • Footer is not align in assigned abstract layout in Theseus Theme. Fixed.
  • Redesigned snapshot page.
  • In photo gallery and photo slideshow widget, resize the original photo to 50 percent just like the thumbnails. Fixed.
  • Readjusted buttons and rewrote some language text in the Abstract book builder.
  • Made pre filled text editable that comes up in the ‘paypal express checkout’ box. It currently just says something along the lines of – you will be re-directed to paypal.
  • Field type Multi Select and Country are not saved in contact layout backend. Also correct it in author and reviewer layout. Fixed.
  • Added custom fields of author and reviewers while generating csv from Abstract Book Builder layout. Add it for single abstract also.
  • Included custom fields for authors/reviewers in Abstract book builder. For Single abstract also.
  • In discounts manager, do not display tickets whose last date has been passed.
  • Set Default Setting for Display Content To Public in Manage content.
  • Image upload bug in editor due to maximum size. Change the code to use the JS code for realtime upload.
  • When any reviewer or author is deleted then assign his/her abstracts and reviews to super admin. Fixed.
  • In form builder’s add a field, display field type as icons so all field types are displayed as small icons with field type names. Same for Include in and Access level fields so all options are displayed at once and look more visually interactive.
  • Remove password fields from registration form (Make sure it remains in the Update profile form). Generate automated random password. Remove the code from the email notification which hides the password when sending the “Your registration details” email. Fixed.
  • A tickbox to copy the Billing address details to Credit card’s Basic Information including first name, last name, address, city, zip and state. Added.
  • Increase gap between two sections in the Field edit/add new page. Fixed.

Past update – v3.8
04 October, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Added these widgets to Snapshots: Most active attendees, Most loved speakers (based on number of check-ins made to his session), Most successful sponsors/exhibitors (based on number of vcards their reps have collected)
  • Instead of displaying Add a field/Edit a field in popup, displaying right on the page when clicking the add field button or edit button.
  • Custom Fields Overlap for Add Co-Author section while submitting abstract. Fixed.
  • In payment page, if a field is not filled correctly and user sees the alert, then after correctly filling the field, the Complete payment should stay there. It becomes inactive only when all required fields are filled and then if user clicks on Complete payment.
  • During registration, no alert for existing email for Email with plus sign.
  • Option in Settings to set limit on number of attendee registration in frontend. No such limit required in backend.
  • User type conflicts as reviewer can also be attendee. It conflicts if abstract submission is off from power ups after creating reviewers with attendee roles. Fixed.
  • Backend Contact detail -> ticket tab, order status is pending even if order is cancelled. Fixed.
  • The descriptions for the conference charges just say “Example charge”, can it show the Last name and order number instead? Added.
  • On donating or purchasing ticket some time it takes time to get response from payment gateway. So disable “Make Payment” and “Donate” along with page loaded until response comes. Added.
  • When creating an admin user, assign admin role by default. Added./li>
  • Admin user is able to check in to sessions as attendee. Check if he becomes attendee when an order is created for him from backend or placed from frontend (in both offline & online payments). Added.
  • Add link to Abstract settings, besides Abstract summary field, in form builder abstract submission form backend. Added.
  • Display no. of times a coupon has been used, in the coupon listing. Added.
  • If a discount code has expired, display message when used in frontend that This discount code has expired. Added.
  • In abstract listing, replace Submitted tab with Not Submitted tab to display only those abstracts which are not submitted. Fixed.
  • Check if the ticket is displayed to user for whom it is bought, when the buyer is someone else. Fixed.
  • Can create same discount codes twice for same set of tickets and same date. Fixed.
  • If a contact is both reviewer and speaker, he doesnt show in Speakers list. Fixed.
  • Add Download as CSV button in Orders to download all orders data. Added.
  • When submitting abstract summary with HTML Editor enabled, it doesnt count the words correctly. Fixed.
  • Added a Bcc in Email tab so one could send to multiple email addresses.
  • Export button in Contacts does not work for contacts beyond 50. Fixed.

Past update – v3.7
06 September, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included coupon manager tool, Dryfta payment gateway, a new template, and some other minor improvements & bug fixes.

  • Display a random (but fixed) color for the vertical line for each associated sessions of the same track, in the frontend.
  • Create coupons with Coupon code, coupon amount, coupon type (fixed/percentage), for ticket type, for membership type, for sub user types (contacts, attendees), with validity till date, based on ticket quantity so if 2 users purchase a ticket, they get x discount, if 10 purchase a ticket, then y discount.
  • Admin purchases ticket and becomes attendee losing access to backend. Fixed.
  • Brought Venue field from Basics to Map widget.
  • Added search functionality in Program builder backend as is in the frontend.
  • Moved Take a Backup to the left side bar. Also renamed it to Take Backups
  • Do not display Unsubscribe text/button when sending email from the individual contact’s detail page.
  • Added Amex option in credit card for all payment gateways. Amex option is added to authorize.net and Stripe payment gateway.
  • Added Share button along side Like button in social media widget.
  • Added a position to display Event URL on the dashboard.
  • Updated code for Like button and Like count in Schedule detail page./li>
  • Added option for admin to add/update co-author/presenter/primary author in an abstract, from backend.
  • Now displaying credit card payment option first in order even if other payment options are enabled.
  • Comment Reply button was active for all logged in user. Change it according to user access.
  • The latest comment Reply now display last in Discussions and sessions comment sections.
  • Added this message in Small Red font besides Abstract type dropdown in frontend and backend abstract submission forms and in form builder – “The page will reload itself to display fields associated with the selected abstract type.”
  • When updating the status of an abstract, it now displays a message on hovering the mouse over the Radio button: The author will be notified of this status update. Go to Email Broadcast > Notifications to customize notifications messages.
  • Made the Accepted color as green in the Status column in Manage abstracts listing.
  • When a ticket is canceled, the edit and send button should hide itself. Fixed.
  • Added “Subscribe to follow-up comments” tickbox below the comments in Discussions.
  • Sponsors widget displayed categories even if there is no sponsor in that category.
  • Added Dryfta payment gateway.
  • Added a new website template.
  • Added tabs below Filter section in Contacts and Manage abstracts. Contacts tab: Attendees (0), Speakers, Moderators, Reviewers Manage abstracts tab: Submitted (0), Pending, Rejected, Accepted, Unreviewed.

Past update – v3.6
05 August, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included option to refund partial payments, create custom fields according to abstract types, and some other minor improvements.

  • Check-in button to display by default.
  • Option to Create order for every recurring payment for donation automatically.
  • Option to create fields in abstract submission form based on abstract type.
  • Option to refund partial payments. Two buttons will be there at order detail page “Partial Refund” and “Full Refund”, On clicking “Partial Refund” a popup will open and and amount can be inserted in input field and Refund button clicked.
  • Fixed Login layout in front-end issue in mobile themes.

Past update – v3.5
31 July, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the Donation payments feature, updates in Program schedule builder, and some other minor improvements.

  • Created a new theme, Pasiphae
  • Added a donation button in backend to choose various amounts, choose one-time or Recurring donation. Added page label and Instruction section backend.
  • When placing an order as an unregistered user, the registration email sent does not have a password.

Past update – v3.4
20 July, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included updates in Program schedule builder, and some other minor improvements.

  • in frontend, When Tickets and invoices page has nothin to show, display text with link: No tickets purchased. Buy a ticket. Also add a button on the top right under Tickets/invoices section.
  • In sponsors/exhibitors, option to display logo only.
  • The profile layout in Metis theme in slightly out of place.
  • “Billing details same as above” tick box to copy the first ticket buyer’s details in the billing section on payments page.
  • Display speakers’ photo and link to its profile on schedule listing page.
  • Increase the length of the summary of the session.
  • Option to hide Moderators and Attendees sections.
  • Move Speaker info above Discussions.
  • In attendee profile’s speaker engagement, display session description along with title.
  • HREF tags is not saving in Onsite payment instructions.
  • When adding contact, user not prompted to select usertype when the reviewer usertype is disabled. (due to disabling abstract management in power ups.)

Past update – v3.3
15 July, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the option to Sort by First & Last Name when printing badges in Badge builder, and some other minor improvements.

  • Option to Sort by First & Last Name when printing badges in Badge builder.
  • In every listing in backend, Rename Publishing to Actions and add Edit icon besides Publish icon.
  • Add Sorting in Review Status columns in Frontend Assigned Abstracts listing.
  • In Badge builder, increased font size of the attendee name and role just like in actual preview. The font size is not as large as in the preview. Also increase length of sponsor logo to accommodate longer sponsors’ logo.
  • In program builder, add Option to order sessions in a time slot.
  • Option to unpublish Prefix from Registration form.
  • Option to make Phone field mandatory, or unpublish it. Make it a fixed field like Role.

Past update – v3.2
13 July, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included a File manager, Ordering in Sponsors/Exhibitors listings, Separate notification template for each abstract statuses, and some other minor improvements.

  • Separate notification template for each abstract status.
  • Abstract archive view in frontend – to list all the abstracts in the frontend. Page label in backend.
  • Frontend displays a list of abstracts with title and primary authors. Clicking on either of it will take to detail layout of the abstract.
  • Added Send Test Email button in Email Notifications in backend
  • Separate notification template for each abstract statuses.
  • In program schedule, it should show the total available seats and not the total seats. Fixed.
  • Separate notification template for each abstract statuses.
  • Generate PDf button in Abstracts detail in backend not working due to gap and en in the URL. Fixed.

Past update – v3.1
30 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Bulk abstract status update feature, Scales & Ratings field updated with dynamic scales and page labels, and some other minor improvements.

  • Bulk abstract status update feature in Abstracts listing.
  • Added Member badge appended on Public Profile of attendees who have purchased a membership.
  • Added an option to choose scale range between 1 to 10 when adding the Rating field. The calculation for average rating will be based on the chosen scale range. Option to add label for each scale viz. 1 – acceptable 2 – Poor. Rename Rating field to Scales & Ratings

Past update – v3.0
27 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Add custom orders feature, Add abstracts from backend, and some other minor improvements.

  • Copied menu items from manage contents to Page labels and then implemented AJAX ordering.
  • Added a Setting to direct user to ticket page after registration while remained logged in.
  • Added an option to add custom orders for tickets for a given user, from backend orders section.
  • Added an option to disable email notifications to co-authors when primary author is submitting abstract.
  • Admin can now also be assigned with abstracts and can submit review and ratings.
  • In email campaign, added From email column to make admin add the from email address which will be used when sending campaign.
  • Added the Ability to change ticket ownership.
  • Added search by company in the Attendees/speakers listings in frontend.

Past update – v2.9
20 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included AJAX based ordering in Form builder, Custom filtering & Download as CSV buttons in Abstracts listings, and some other minor improvements.


Past update – v2.8
11 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included All-events control panel and some minor improvements. Here’re the details:

  • Now allowing emails with plus (+) sign
  • Created an event-wide setting for the Admin to control which of these social links appear to attendees in their registration form and profile.
  • Added ‘Your plan’ page to display the Current plan with an Upgrade button besides the heading.
  • In email campaign tool, added a drop down for “Send only to those who [opened/clicked/Not opened] [from previous campaign]”.
  • Added a panel to access all events registered with the common email address.

Past update – v2.7
08 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Photo Slider widget, Sort by Average rating button, Google Analytics integration and some minor improvements. Here’re the details:

  • Added a dotted line above Join with… field. Also, mention that a parent can only be a radio or select field.
  • Created a Widget to display photos in a slideshow.
  • In Abstracts, Added sort by average rating button to sort abstracts by rating from 1 to 10.
  • Added option to disable default email notifications for when an abstract is assigned to a reviewer.
  • Added Google analytics in top settings. This code will be replaced with the code in the Google analytics column.
  • In Program builder, Added a button to disable check-in for each session/interval.

Past update – v2.6
03 June, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Conditional field, added Check Sessions for Time conflict button, Form Separator field to separate fields into multiple pages/steps and other minor updates. Here’re the details:

  • Next Button Text : field displays in every field after selecting the pagebreak field. Fixed.
  • In form builder changing access “public” to “Logged in Users+Admin” or “Admin Only” was showing error. Fixed.
  • On adding new user from back-end, the conditional fields are not working. Fixed.
  • Conditional fields for abstract detail are not showing properly in review submission form. Fixed.
  • Showing blank messages in feeds in review submission form under feedback section. Now fixed.
  • Added a column for Sent On to display date a campaign is sent, in Campaign Reporting layout. Also, display this data in Reporting detail layout.
  • Moved Add new category to Category Ordering popup. Remove input box from category column in Photo listing and replace it with category dropdown. If no category, then it says No category in the dropdown.
  • When uploading photos in photo gallery, limit the photo’s name to up to 30 characters. Fixed.
  • In contacts email tab, fetch templates from Templates in Email section. Right now, templates are being fetched from sent campaigns. Fixed.
  • Added Check Sessions for Time conflict button. It will simply enable/disable the condition which checks for time conflict between sessions.
  • In custom widgets and default widgets, Added a check in image upload to make sure image is saved in database only when image is uploaded. Also, replaced image upload function with the one in the photo batch upload.
  • Make the navigation bar fixed on top when site is opened in mobile device. In all themes.
  • Page separator – Add Form Separator field to separate fields into multiple pages/steps using different top-headings/Continue buttons.
  • Add Dependent properties so user can add fields which are dependent on another field.

Past update – v2.5
22 May, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
10-15 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Copy button to copy your existing platform to a new account (If your plan permits), improvements to Photos management Tool, added Ordering button for Speakers, updates in Reviewers and Abstracts listings pages, and other minor updates. Here’re the details:

  • Added Copy this account button below Delete account button in My Menu dropdown.
  • Displayed event name on the sidebar in backend below the side menu items separated by a line similar to the one above the menu item.
  • Updated Gaia theme profile page, attendee widget, attendee page. It was not looking good in mobile.
  • Added Ordering button for Speakers.
  • Cheque no. and other offline payment details were not displayed in backend when order placed in frontend. Now fixed.
  • Photo gallery now has categories just like Sponsors.
  • Photos detail page, description now displays on hover, over the image.
  • In abstracts listing, it now displays the latest abstracts first. Earlier, the oldest abstracts were displayed first.
  • Added a text “Disabled in backend” besides the Add Author button, in form builder’s abstract submission form.
  • In Reviewers listings, adedd a column to display the name of the abstracts assigned. Displaying up to 2 abstracts’ names and for the rest, displaying the count i.e. Abstract 1; Abstract B + 3.
  • In Reviews listings, added a sort by Review status to sort abstracts which are reviewed and those which are not reviewed.

Past update – v2.4
17 May, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
3-5 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changes
This update included Real-time Live-Discussion feature and some other minor improvements.


Past update – v2.3
16 May, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included a new theme, Phoebe, improvements to Email Marketing Tool, Feedback Section for Reviewers, Option to display custom fields in add co-authors widget, Batch Photo upload improvements, and other minor updates. Here’re the details:

  • In Gaia theme, made the banner image cover the whole screen.
  • Increased padding in Venue map heading on homepage.
  • Added Custom filters for abstract and review submission forms in Reports and Segments.
  • Created a Feedback section in the frontend review submission form so reviewers could leave regular feedback.
    Each feedback will now be saved like Notes.
    Each feedback will now be sent to the author if the option is enabled.
    Each feedback will now be displayed in the review layout.
    The feedback form will be displayed in the review submission form with a tickbox option to send the feedback to primary author.
    Delete button will be there with each feedback added but it will be unpublished not deleted .
  • Option in abstract settings to display all user registration fields in add co-author widget (in abstract submission form) as well.
  • Introducing Phoebe theme.
  • Co-Authors limit exceeded. You can only add up to 5 co-authors per abstract. Made it configurable in abstract settings.
  • Now displaying forms completely (including widgets and hard coded fields) as it is shown in frontend for abstract submission, review submission and so on. People get confused if that widget already exist or if they need to develop it!
  • Send a test mail button to send test mail.
  • Added a link “Campaign Reporting” under Email Broadcast to display all Campaign Reports.
  • Option to select multiple lists, segments, usertypes when sending email.
  • Subscription Form Code (should work on 3rd party websites) for each list to allow users to subscribe to that list from the website using Name and Email fields with Subscribe button. That code, organizer, can, paste to a custom widget to allow users to subscribe to that list.

Past update – v2.2
07 May, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included a new theme, Gaia, improvements to Email Marketing Tool, and some minor updates.


Past update – v2.1
04 May, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included a new theme, Thetis, major improvements to Reporting and Segmentation tools, Bulk Abstract Assignment button, and some minor updates. Here’re the details:

  • Renamed My Profile to My Dashboard.
  • Added a filter for “Checked-in” in Contacts.
  • In Billing Information/Your information section in Buy Tickets page, Prefix did not have ‘Select’ option for users who do not want to select a prefix. Fixed.
  • Artemis theme’s footer improved.
  • Created Pres-set reports under Custom reports.
  • Introducing Thetis theme.
  • When creating a new custom page in Manage Contents, if you do not want to add a navigation link to it, it was hard to know what the URL for that page is. So we added a section to display URL on the page where you edit that item. We also added a link icon that linked to the page from the Manage Contents list.
  • Option to assign/unassign multiple reviewers to selected abstracts at once, right from the abstract listing layout.
  • Added Menu Title Column in Manage Contents layout.
  • When purchasing free tickets, user type was not switching from contact to attendee. Fixed.
  • Editor was removing CSS codes in Email Template builder.
  • Also, brought the Quick Tips and Shortcodes section down so Editor’s width could be extended.

Past update – v2.0
29 April, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the following:

  • In Artemis theme, added some padding below title, in Venue Map, Attendees, Our Event Apps, Sponsors and Speakers widgets.
  • Replaced the line between event start and end date with a long dash.
  • Added padding all around the page in the Embed code.
  • Added a line below sponsor/exhibitor sub -categories
  • In Ariadne theme, when logged in, the profile links were overlapping the dashboard buttons. Fixed.
  • Metis theme updates: Event title, Attendee name, Speaker name, Buy Tickets button on homepage now have font-weight 600.

Past update – v1.9
21 April, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the following:

  • Once a campaign is sent, it can be cloned but cant be edited.
  • Added GitHub and Facebook field in backend contact form and frontend registration form and profile.
  • Fixed. PDF was not generated in frontend in abstract and review submission forms.
  • If user is a speaker in a session session should be added to his/her schedule and he/she should be checked in.
  • Just like Badge Builder, Participation Certificate Builder will generate Certificates of Participation, including the names, abstract titles, affiliation, and the country of the users who have submitted abstracts.
  • Now creating record for reporting for bulk emails sent from Contacts layout.
  • Added. Loading icon in embedded page and platform backend.
  • A dedicated page for ‘Abstract Book Builder’ has been built with the following options: Upload JPGs for front cover and backcover. Upload abstract Background. Choose font and color fo headings and page numbers. Add keynotes and speeches with Descriptions in a editor. Add a page for Table of Contents. Option to skip a page after each major section viz. skip a page between president message and abstracts.

Past update – v1.8
15 April, 2016 2:00AM EST (Re-scheduled for 16 April 2:00AM EST)

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the following:

  • Category field for Sponsors and Exhibitors. They will be displayed in frontend widgets and listings.
  • In Badge builder, Ability to choose attendees, authors, reviewers and speakers from a usertype dropdown, and also the ability to add additional info on the badge like ‘Expo only’ etc.
  • Build Hooks so customers could generate and embed the code for various forms viz. Delegate/Author/Reviewer registration form, Abstract submission form, Reviewer Review Form, Author Dashboard, Delegate Dashboard, Reviewer Dashboard, Program Schedule etc. into their webpages
  • Abstract type was not displaying in Abstract public detail page. Fixed. Also brought Abstract summary above the Abstract Type section.
  • Badge Builder now has a section for Settings
  • Added icons on program detail and listing page for Track and formats
  • Added Programs & Discussions button in Take a Backup page
  • Added prefixes in Contacts
  • For Ariadne theme, increased the sponsor image size in frontend module, for desktop and mobile theme.
  • When a contact updated using Bulk Edit, Timeline is not updated. Fixed.
  • Abstract Submission and Event Feed buttons not hiding when tool is disabled from Power Ups. Fixed.

Past update – v1.7
4 April, 2016 2:00AM EST (Re-scheduled for 7 April 2:00AM EST)

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included the following:

  • Apart from ID, the Name, abstract titles, organization, and the country of the participants are included in the QR Codes.
  • In Custom Reports, contact’s name should be linked to its detail page
  • All buttons in Roles & Access added to Language file.
  • Send Credentials button added on contact listing layout to let admin send credentials to multiple users selected in the list.
  • ‘Abstract Submission’ page added in Page label which will redirect user to My Abstracts page in My profile.
  • Bulk edit multiple data/profiles within one screen viz. to assign a custom role to selected contacts, change company name of selected contacts etc. Only Common fields will be displayed.
  • ‘Event Feed’ button added in Page Label and shall be linked to Frontend Snapshot page.
  • Notifications button to enable/disable all email notifications. Publicly accessible and will also display in My Profile.
  • Copied content in “Email notification to users when created by an admin ” email to “Email Notification On User Registration “.
  • Filtering option added in Contacts to filter and search contacts by fixed & custom fields and their values. All values will be displayed in a dropdown with field name as default value. Legends for usertype with diff colors. Color will display in the dropdown in a circle.
  • Displayed total Count for the various email-related data on the Report page just like we have it on Dashboard above the graph.
  • In frontend, status for ‘Pending’ in Abstract submission and Review submission listings, made ‘Pending’ status for abstract/review which is not submitted but saved only. And made ‘Submitted’ (basically rename Pending to Submitted) status for abstract/review which is submitted, so people do not get confused if their abstract or review is pending or submitted by them.
  • Send email button on contact page which takes admin to a new custom template page, when one or more contacts are selected. The selected contacts will receive the email.
  • Email campaign reporting – Reporting of each Sent campaign. The link to reporting of the campaign is on a button ‘Campaign Report’ besides each campaign in the campaign listing. A visual graph for Bounced, Sent, Opened, Clicked, Marked as spam, Unsubscribed. Export buttons.
  • Besides the ‘Filter selected: x’, display the values of the filters selected.
  • Linkedin, G+ buttons on Program detail in frontend.
  • On any change in payment section, an email is sent to the main admin.

Past update – v1.6
2 April, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included translations for German (incomplete), Spanish (incomplete) and Portuguese language for the event website.


Past update – v1.5
29 March, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Stripe Payment Gateway, Photo-sharing feature in Discussions, Documents Manager with Access Control, Email Campaigns Lists, Import subscribers button under Email campaigns and some other improvements.


Past update – v1.4
26 March, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included German language, Photos and Video Manager improvements, Program builder fixes and some other improvements.


Past update – v1.3
4 March, 2016 2:00AM EST (Rescheduled for 22 March, 2016 2:00AM EST)

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Access Control System, Custom user types, Membership access control and some other improvements.


Past update – v1.2
25 February, 2016 2:00AM EST (Rescheduled for 26 February, 2016 2:00AM EST)

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Membership payments and Payments for approved abstracts, Platform-wide SSL implementation and some other improvements.


Past update – v1.1
21 February, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Infrastructure upgrade

Duration of the update
15-20 hours

Platform accessibility
Considerable downtime with intermittent accessibility. The event sites and event dashboard remained partially accessible during the upgrade.

What changed
This upgrade greatly improved the platform speed and responsiveness.


Past update – v1.0
17 February, 2016 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
30-45 minutes

Platform accessibility
No downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained accessible as is.

What changed
This update included Widget manager, CSS manager and two new fully-customizable themes.


If you have any questions regarding any updates on our platform, please feel free to contact us.