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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.


Past update – v13.1
01 November, 2018 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included optimization, improvements and minor bug fixes.

  • In Stripe, and Dryfta, the pending payment reason is not displayed anymore. Fixed.
  • Added option to verify domain under event information tab in settings.
  • Added option to set ordering for role widgets alphabetically. For speakers the ordering shall be used as defined in ordering section in widget back-end.
  • Added option to redirect user to sponsor’s website instead of sponsor detail page.
  • The edit icon button redirects to wrong page for Abstract Submission Form and Review Submission Form in Form builder. Fixed.
  • Special characters not displaying correctly in abstract export CSV. Fixed.
  • In update profile form, in sections related to the different forms, now displaying a info icon and text besides the Field section heading: “Displaying fields related to your attendee usertype”.
  • Social feeds widget can not be hidden from backend if Ariadne theme is enabled. Fixed.
  • On attendee page and other custom pages, the default sorting is now set by first name.
  • In printed schedule builder, added option to display co-authors along with organization.
  • Added option to enable Registration Forms to be visible even after user has already logged in. Display this setting in Contact settings.
  • Updated: Auto assign task to new users based on role assigned.
  • Added send notification button beside mark complete button under To-Dos section in contact detail page in back-end.
  • In order export csv, paid amount for canceled order is displayed zero even if it is not refunded. If the order is not refunded, the paid amount column should display the actual paid amount. Fixed.

Past update – v13
28 October, 2018 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included optimization in navigation tool, improvements in multi-lingual function and minor bug fixes.

  • Added option to reorder submenus.
  • After making partial refund twice, the refund shows in negative. Fixed.
  • When user changes to a different language, the translated version of that current page should load. Currently, it goes to the homepage as soon as user switches to a different language. Fixed.
  • Removed Manage translations button from the Navigation tool.
  • Replaced Edit button besides each menu item with Edit Popup to display Edit Textbox and Copy Menu to other language button along with dropdown to select the language for which the menu should be copied.
  • When author role and submission type is included in a custom report, only author ID is displayed in the report and not the abstracts.

Past update – v12.9
17 October, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements, new features and minor bug fixes.

  • Added add and remove buttons besides each value to add or delete values in custom fields
  • Added a Run button under auto assignment settings to run auto assignment if reviewers and abstracts are already created and submitted respectively.
  • When updating an existing field, it wont save the new values added to it. Fixed.
  • When a new account is created from the backend, the created date is saved as No 30, -0001. Fixed.
  • Added Session Migration feature in the existing Program Import tool to automatically import abstracts into sessions.
  • In abstract archive, the search box would now also search for authors.
  • Added an option under Program settings to display abstracts’ co-authors under sub-sessions in the Program schedule listing page and detail page.
  • Added an option under Program settings to display sub-sessions ( title, description and time slots) in the Program schedule listing page.
  • In program schedule editor, added cleanup function to clean up unnecessary code.
  • Ability to add multiple abstracts in a single submission when panel/roundtable type is selected for a submission type. In frontend, display an “Add abstract button” to add multiple abstracts. On clicking the button, the complete submission form and the add co-author form would be displayed. In the abstract submission form, the submitting author would submit abstracts and then click on Submit abstract or Save and Submit later button to submit or save abstracts at once. During abstract submission process, on submission or on save, the abstracts would be displayed in a tab in the submitter’s dashboard and would be displayed as individual abstracts in co-authors dashboards which they can edit if allowed to edit else can only view abstract/s.
  • In review submission form, all abstracts in a panel would be displayed in tabs to the submitting reviewer.
  • In the review submission form, the reviewer would submit review for each abstract by going to the respective tab and then click on Submit review or Save and Submit later button to submit or save reviews for all abstracts at once.
  • When an abstract in a panel is assigned to a reviewer, all other abstracts in the panel shall be assigned too, to that reviewer.
  • All abstracts, and their reviews, in a panel would be displayed as individual abstracts in the back-end.
  • Admin can add abstract to existing panel from back-end.
  • When a new account is created from the backend, the created date is saved as No 30, -0001. Fixed.
  • Abstract listing has more submitted abstracts than what is there in the report. Fixed.
  • When checking in attendee from detail page or from the frontend user dashboard, added the checkin notification in timeline and also initiated the “You’ve checked-in successfully” email notification.
  • In abstract detail, improved the title’s font size, weight and padding, to make things look more clean.
  • Now displaying check-in status in user’s detail in backend in the left sidebar below user roles. In contact settings, added option to enable Check-in/RSVP button in attendee dashboard.
  • When submitting abstract with upload fields in add co-author form, it goes to 500 error page although the account is created for added co-authors. Fixed.
  • In abstract detail page in frontend, now displaying author’s organization besides the name of the authors.
  • In session detail page in frontend, for each sub-session, displaying author’s organization besides the name of the authors.
  • Documents manager is not displaying the correct link for some of the documents and also not displaying the documents in correct order in the website. Fixed.
  • Not all the MailChimp lists are showing in the “Select Mailchimp mailing list” drop-down. Only 10 are showing. Fixed.
  • In Survey manager and General Submissions when deleting a participant, there’s no confirmation popup. Fixed.
  • In session editor, added an Export button to download list of attendees who saved sessions to their schedule.
  • The labels in the survey question display the ID and not the name of the options when displaying the live polling. Fixed.
  • Removed auto-save function from abstract submission form.
  • Allowing double quotes from abstract submission form on the website and backend.
  • The automated survey forms are now created just as when session is created for the first time. This would allow admins to customize the survey forms beforehand.
  • Deleting parent fields only deletes the parent fields and not the dependent fields. Fixed.
  • Offline orders created from backend do not assign contacts with the attendee role when become confirmed. Fixed.
  • Removed comma at the end of each answer in abstract’s review details in the backend.
  • Improved the alignments in Badge builder for Avery #5392.

Past update – v12.8
28 September, 2018 1:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements and minor bug fixes.

  • Task Manager layout had design issues when opening a task detail or scrolling through the tasks. Fixed.
  • In abstract archive, set the default order for abstracts by their Title.
  • Added option to hide/display abstract summary field for selected submission type.
  • Added option to hide the Presenting/Primary author tick boxes from add co-chair form.
  • In customize instructions, added function to clear all unnecessary HTML codes.
  • Added option to add text in Photo slider.
  • Added option to exclude/include prefixes from badges.

Past update – v12.7
19 September, 2018 2:20AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the option to add meta tags, improvements in navigation tool, and other improvements/updates and minor bug fixes.

  • Payment reminder is not being sent from the backend Order listing view. Fixed.
  • A bug in Abstract import tool causing random co-authors getting added in some abstracts. Fixed.
  • In navigation, now displaying a language dropdown to sort menus by languages.
  • Issue with menu URLs in multiple languages. Fixed.
  • CSVs exported from abstracts and contacts and sessions do not display Chinese language correctly. Fixed.
  • Added option under General settings to add meta tags, JS code and html code in the part.
  • In Printed program builder, added option to hide title/text/speakers from the presentations.
  • Removed the requirement of assigning the attendee role to speaker since speaker is not really part of the audience but a speaker.
  • Conditional fields are not exported in correct order in abstract submission. Fixed.

Past update – v12.6
08 September, 2018 1:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the revival of our Badge builder tool, improvements in import tools, and other improvements and minor bug fixes.

  • In Editor, now allowing uploading images with file extensions in Uppercase.
  • In IE11, when selecting a Radio button, it does not display the selected radio button. Fixed.
  • In badge builder, in place of Sponsored by, now displaying Company name and in place of Sponsor logo, displaying the Usertype. Removed Sponsor related settings and Additional information.
  • Added ability to generate QR code for users on import (abstract and contact import), or when registering from frontend or when added from backend, and also Quick add.
  • The options do not load in field editor backend when trying to create an add-on field. Fixed.
  • Added ability to display sub-sessions in paragraph.
  • Disabled Auto-save function in IE & Safari.
  • In discount manager, custom fields are not displayed for “Users who selected custom fields” section. Fixed.
  • In printed program schedule PDF, setting to display moderators is enabled yet it wont display in the generated PDF. Fixed.

Past update – v12.5
28 August, 2018 2:20AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included Cybersource payment gateway integration, minor improvements and bug fixes in abstract management and documents manager.

  • Cybersource’s payment gateway integration to collect credit card payments.
  • In homepage widgets, added access control for all and custom usertypes.
  • Custom fields updated in the API.
  • Now displaying order of the photos in the website as they are displayed in the backend.
  • Added Batch upload in documents layout.
  • Added option to enable social share buttons on content pages.
  • Added option to choose and display link to download presentation files in abstract archive.
  • Now displaying Average rating column besides each abstract in both Manage abstracts & Assigned abstracts listing pages.
  • In Manage abstracts listing, added column to display if abstract has been assigned to a session.
  • Custom email notifications were not going through when no field is selected for trigger for registration forms. Fixed.
  • Custom fields were not loading for custom email notifications for registration forms. Fixed.
  • Custom fields shortcodes were not displaying in email notifications. Fixed.
  • Added new options in abstract book builder: Option to display session venue where the abstract is being presented. Authors Index – Lists the Last Name, First Name of all authors and co-authors in Alphabetical order. Table of Contents to display abstracts title and authors and link it to the abstract detail section in the PDF.
  • In user profile backend, added a tab under Schedule tab to display Speaking engagements.
  • Speaking engagement tab in frontend profile is not displaying the sessions speaker is speaking at and user is not able to find sessions if searching by speakers dropdown. Fixed.
  • Added new statuses in Abstract management system – Pending Assignment – checks if any reviewer/admin is assigned to the abstract. Pending Decision – rename Pending status to Pending Decision. Pending Revision – To be displayed if the status is changed to any one of the following statuses: Accept with revision. – Email notification. Reject with revision. – Email notification. Add to Backup list – Email notification.

Past update – system maintenance
24 August, 2018 7:00 UTC

Nature of the update
System Maintenance

Duration of the update
6 minutes

Platform accessibility
6 minute downtime. The event sites and event dashboard remained inaccessible for the duration.

What changed
This was a server-level maintenance update.


Past update – v12.4
17 August, 2018 1:20AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the long-awaited multi-lingual functionality, new ticket-related settings, Import tool for abstracts, minor improvements and bug fixes.

  • Set up multi-lingual functionality for forms, navigation, custom instructions in form headings, and homepage widgets. Added “Translation” button in Reorder popup besides each menu item and when someone clicks on it, it would drop itself down with option to add translations for available languages. For custom instructions, displaying a language dropdown in the top right corner under Customize instructions tab. Admin can select the language and add content for custom instructions. For widgets, replicated the translation feature from Navigation tool so people can translate the widget headings.
  • In ticket settings, added option to display ticket description by default. If disabled, it would display the “Details” button.
  • In second ticket layout, now displaying the ticket price along with the ticket type’s name.
  • Added option to import abstracts from Manage abstracts page.
  • Now displaying moderator role and company name in session listing as well just like how we do for speakers.
  • In form builder, now displaying the role besides name of the form for which this form was created.
  • Promotional banner in session editor has no delete button. Fixed.
  • User cant pay through PayPal when logged in to the user dashboard. Fixed.
  • In email notification, added option to choose panel directors to whom the review submission notification should be sent.
  • In submission type settings, when creating submission type, added option to select usertypes to allow specific usertypes to be able to submit abstracts for given submission type.
  • Manage Translations button design (background color, no border, font size, font color) should be same in all layouts as it is in Navigation. Fixed.
  • Added option to order speakers and moderators in sessions.
  • Abstract book PDF displaying ID of the value instead of the actual name of the field value. Fixed.
  • Only the ones on the current page show up in the list of organizations to merge when you click on the merge button, and one can only list 30 at a time. Fixed.
  • In Donation settings, added option to add list of causes for which donor would like to donate. In frontend, it would display donation causes as radio button and user can select which cause they want to donate for. This cause then would be displayed in the order detail in backend.

Past update – v12.3
07 August, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the improvements and bug fixes.

  • Renamed Attendee Registration Form to Attendee Registration Form (Free) and Ticket Purchase Form to Attendee Registration Form (Paid). In backend only.
  • In matchmaking, removed reviewers from the list
  • Assign/unassign roles Activities not recorded in timeline when using Bulk edit. Fixed.
  • Added session’s Format check in program conflict management so as to prevent conflict between multiple sessions with same format at the same time, venue or speaker.
  • Survey manager and General forms Export does not include form data. Fixed.
  • Added option in Form builder to hide topics field from reviewer registration form.
  • Added a button to view Embed code besides each form in Form builder.
  • Removed validation for apostrophe in first & last name in all forms in backend and frontend.

Past update – v12.2
06 August, 2018 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the new features in Payment settings, Program schedule builder and Abstract management, other improvements and bug fixes.

  • Added option to disable fields in Pay by Check so user does not have to fill the fields.
  • Increased radio button, dropdown, multi-select dropdown, checkbox limit to 120. With minimum limit set to 1 (earlier it was set to 2).
  • In Cookie policy bar widget, now allowing user to add HTML code including URLs and display in the frontend accordingly.
  • Admin is not able to add abstract from backend. Clicking on Submit button does nothing. Fixed.
  • In review submission and abstract submission forms, when creating a new field, it shows publishing as inactive but when saved, it shows publishing as active on the form but shows as inactive when opened in field editor. Fixed.
  • In assigned abstracts, when Reviewed filter is applied, it only display some of the abstracts reviewed but not all of them. Fixed.
  • Added option to enable Voting on submitted abstracts if abstract public listing is enabled. With Yes/No switch.
  • In CE credit for a session, add ability to add in decimals like 0.1, 0.5. Right now, it doesnt allow decimal numbers in CE credits. Fixed.
  • In My Schedule, now displaying Total credits on top and specific credits in the respective session listing below description.
  • Check-in button would now start displaying 5 minutes before the session begins. On web and app.
  • Added option to create automated surveys for sub-sessions just like we do it for sessions.
  • Added Save & Submit Later button in Review Submission Form so reviewers can save reviews and submit them later.
  • In all registration forms, now allowing . (dot) in first name and last name fields.
  • Made cosmetic changes in Metis theme for program schedule page.
  • The abstract submission type is not showing fields for “none” type when reloading the submission form or a different type. Fixed.

Past update – v12.1
28 July, 2018 3:10AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the new features in Contact settings, Program builder, other improvements and bug fixes.

  • Session description truncates abstract description and then the same text is truncated in main abstract description field as well. Fixed.
  • Added ResearchGate to the list of social media buttons/links on the contact profiles.
  • Added option to hide tabs in public profile from Contacts Settings. We already have had option to hide Abstracts under abstract settings. Moved this to contact settings along with other tabs that you would create.
  • Dependent fields are not displayed in public profile. Fixed.
  • Added Tickets & Fees and Orders in Power Ups – Associated menu items in user dashboard, top navigation and Buy tickets widget in homepage would become hidden if disabled from Power Ups.
  • In program schedule, when we search for different sessions, no matter what day the session is schedule for, the results show that session as being on “Day 1”. Fixed.
  • Added option to create session survey forms automatically (with pre-set questions, including a rating field, about the session and the speakers) for each session.
  • Added more tools in Power Ups and their associated changes are disabled/enabled accordingly.
  • Added ability to select date field type as dependent field for another field.

Past update – v12
17 July, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the new Printed Schedule Builder tool, improvements and bug fixes.

  • Improved the program schedule page a bit for Metis theme.
  • Admin cant change the message that appears when you complete payment. Whatever is typed in seems to disappear when saved. Fixed.
  • Session tracks are of interest works in ticket purchase form.
  • In tickets layout two, now displaying the tickets by groups.
  • Added a new tool “Printed Schedule Builder” under Program Builder menu. Added a Print button in My schedule as well to print user’s personalized schedule. Renamed Print button in frontend to Print Schedule (PDF) and it should only display when there’s a session. Improved the print version of the program schedule and make it look like the one attached. Added a custom block with Editor to display custom contents at the top of the program in the Print version. Added option to hide/display session description within sessions in the Print version. Add option to hide/display formats within sessions in the Print version. Added option to hide/display tracks within sessions in the Print version. Added option to hide/display presentations within sessions in the Print version. Added option to hide/display speakers within sessions in the Print version. Added option to hide/display moderators within sessions in the Print version. Added another custom block with Editor to display custom contents at the bottom of the program in the Print version.
  • Increased font size of all fields (Except field values), columns, column headings, quantity dropdown to 14px (all having same font size) and font-weight to 600 in buy tickets and sponsorship packages forms.
  • When trying to adjust the number of interests for the matchmaking feature, it lists a total of 10 as the maximum in the forms, but can’t seem to get over 4. Fixed.
  • Inactive users are displaying in vCards listings and Matchmaking. Fixed.
  • iOS App bugs – app crashes when sending connection or meeting request. When creating new account, the welcome email is not sent. When creating account with + in the email address, the plus sign is removed after the account is created. In matchmaking, it doesn’t show the name of interest besides user’s profile but the ID. Removed settings from iOS app since it has nothing in it. Fixed.

Past update – v11.9
13 July, 2018 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements and bug fixes.

  • In Ariadne, Artemis, Thetis, Gaia, Phoebe, Pasiphae, Theseus themes, the fields values in forms are of the same font size as labels. Fixed.
  • In Buy Tickets Form, added option to include the file upload field.
  • The organization field to check for organizations in real-time as user is typing should now work in buy tickets and sponsorship packages forms.
  • In abstract listing backend, moved the four buttons under Actions dropdown.
  • Unable to save multiple Checkbox field if changing the number of options after editing is less than it originally was. Fixed.
  • The image uploaded in file upload field is displayed correctly in backend when clicking on View attachment. But when displaying it in public profile, it goes to the wrong URL and doesnt display the image. Fixed.
  • Admin is not able to select ticket type in Group registration discount code. Fixed.
  • Formats are being saved twice while importing sessions. Fixed.

Past update – v11.8
9 July, 2018 2:50AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included integration with Square payment gateway, improvements, bug fixes and new features.

  • Integrated Square payment gateway. Organizers can now use Square to collect credit card payments.
  • Pagination buttons were not showing in abstract listing in backend.
  • Moved Guest Check-ins and Settings buttons from Actions dropdown to the top right corner.

Past update – v11.7
3 July, 2018 3:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements, bug fixes and new features in the form builder tool and some other new features.

  • Form builder updates – Clicking on a form name would take user to the list of fields in that form. Add new field and Reorder fields buttons would only display when a form is open. When clicking on Add new field, the field would be automatically added to the currently opened form. Include ticket purchase form, Add Co-author and sponsorship packages form in Form builder. Remove these settings from contact registration form parameters. Guidelines in abstract submission and review submission form should display on abstracts listing pages as well. Added the link to Customize instructions page above each of the forms so admin knows where to go to add guidelines in each form. Added option to filter the fields in the form builder by field attributes, such as field type, whether to display on co-author form, mandatory, etc. Allowing user to include a field in multiple forms and remove global option. When adding a field from abstract submission form, displaying only this form in Include forms section since a submission form wont need to have duplicate fields in multiple forms? Same for Review submission form, and survey forms and general submission forms. When adding a field in a registration form, displaying all registration and ticket purchase forms in include forms section since they’re all registration forms and a field would need to be duplicated since a user could have multiple roles. Renamed Contact Registration form to Account Creation Form.
  • Abstracts (sub-sessions) are now ordered according to their timing in the program session detail page in the website.
  • Added option to display/hide Withdraw Abstract button from user dashboard.
  • Moved Event information tab to Settings and Rename Basics button to Tickets & Fees.
  • Added a setting in Order management to auto-confirm orders placed through offline payment methods.
  • In Contacts, added filter for “Abstract Topics” to search for users/reviewers related to that topic.
  • Include the following in Custom report’s Review management fixed fields: Abstract ID, Abstract Title, Abstract Topic, Abstract Status, Abstract Type, Abstract Summary, Review Status, Add Filter – Review Status.

Past update – v11.6
28 June, 2018 3:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements, bug fixes and new features across the platform.

  • After creating a content page and making it a child menu of a parent menu, resaving the content page would remove the parent-child relationship and make the child as a parent. Fixed.
  • Email address too long for order form and cannot be accommodated. Fixed.
  • Displaying Heading & Statement field in Ticket purchase form.
  • Ticket settings updates – Remove column headings. Ticket details shall display under Ticket listings page just like sessions in Program builder backend with option to Edit the details using Edit button. Added Tickets sold (44/256) in Ticket description with Sold out button if all tickets are sold or On Sale button if on sale. Or Yet to begin button. Added another tab called “Insights” to display Tickets & Payments insights
  • Added ability to generate a report like other email campaigns when sending out the acceptance letter.
  • Attachments are only being sent when Sendgrid is enabled and uses Main Setting’s From email address and not the logged-in admin’s email address. Fixed.
  • {presenting_author} shortcode is not working in acceptance letter when sent through acceptance letter builder. Fixed.
  • Added Delete button in Acceptance letter builder for image uploads.
  • Added option to enable registration code for all registration forms just like reviewer registration.
  • When copying from word doc to abstract detail, added function to remove the MS-word default tags.
  • Added option to display sessions according to usertype’s access level.
  • When we delete representing author it should make primary author representing author. Fixed.
  • Trigger mail in automated notifications is not going through if file upload field is selected. Fixed.
  • When creating an admin role, added the option to select the abstract types and topics the abstracts of which this admin would have access to.
  • Added option to set separate intake for each submission type.

Past update – v11.5
15 June, 2018 2:50AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements, bug fixes and new features across the platform.

  • In program builder settings, if there’re two fields selected from the same form to fetch files submitted by speakers, only one of the fields are displayed in the program schedule. Fixed.
  • When filtering abstracts by keyword, the CSV would not be exported. Fixed.
  • Added option to add time slots for sub-sessions besides each abstract that has been added.
  • If coupon applied on ticket is more than the cost of the ticket, the amount is displayed in negative. Fixed.
  • In program builder backend listing layout, removed date, displayed track and speakers name (in a separate line and each separated by a semi-colon). Made the left edge of the session as the color of the track the session is associated with.
  • Submission types are not being unpublished when unpublishing them. Fixed.
  • Videos and Documents Manager : Error message when updating video when there are more than one page(pagination). Fixed.
  • Added a Forgot password button in the app.
  • Added a tab “My QR Code” to display user’s QR code which can be used by attendees and exhibitors to scan the QR code.
  • Added a search function for speakers as well as attendees in the event apps
  • Added Search/filter in program schedule in event apps.
  • Twitter widget updated.
  • Added option to select multiple formats and tracks in a session.
  • Wrong placeholder for Attendee email in ticket purchase form. Fixed.
  • Deleted contents from editors in Abstract book builder and clicked on Save. Reloaded the page and the editor content was still there. Fixed.

Past update – v11.4
23 May, 2018 1:20AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements across the platform along with integration with Conferencebadge.com.

  • Removed button from Certificate builder and replaced it with a Preview button. The logo and signature was not displaying in printed certificates. Now fixed.
  • In Contacts, moved Send mail, Duplicate Contacts, Settings, Guest Check-ins, Send Welcome mail, Bulk edit, Import, Export, Print Certificates and Print badges to Actions dropdown in the top nav bar.
  • People were displaying twice in Matchmaking. Fixed.
  • Add to Calendar button was using the Event title and not Event name when saving the event in the user’s calendar. Fixed.
  • When sorting by Last/First name in Attendee list on the frontend, it wont go to the next page. Fixed.
  • When scrolling down in the program schedule, the next 10 sessions would now load while user is half way so user does not have to wait for the sessions to load.
  • Integration with Conference Badge.
  • When adding event to calendar, link to the website is now also added.
  • Added a field in Basics to add event start and end times.
  • Simplified the Reviewer Assignment process by adding a sort option to sort by reviewers and displaying all reviewers at once so one does not have to search through them.
  • Added country field in Discount Manager’s discount code by custom field feature.
  • Added a delete button besides upload profile photo button.
  • PDF was not being generated due to RTL format being used in one of the abstracts submitted. Fixed.
  • Removed Print badges button from user dashboard and contact settings.
  • In photo gallery, if the image height/width is more than 2000px, it would be resized to 2000px proportionally.

Past update – v11.3
18 May, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included fixes and improvements in across the platform.

  • When uploading image in abstract book builder, error message displayed. Now fixed. Also added option to delete them.
  • In abstract summary HTML tag “<" was being removed by editor. Fixed.
  • Now displaying name of the files submitted in the backend session detail view.
  • Word count validation was not correct in WYSIWIG editor in abstract submission form. Fixed.
  • Removed validation for dot (.) in add co-author form. Fixed.

Past update – v11.2
11 May, 2018 3:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included fixes and improvements in across the platform.

  • People were able to submit forms twice which caused files to be uploaded twice. Fixed it by making the button inactive once clicked.
  • Authors added from the frontend and backend are not in the order of their addition but based on their ID. Fixed.
  • Improvements and updates in the badge builder.
  • Task emails were sent with admin URLs for all users. Fixed.
  • Moved Print badges button from Badge builder to Contacts so one can only print as many badges as there are contacts on that page.
  • When adding HTML code in Pay at the venue, it displayed as plain text once the order is placed and user goes to Make payment page. Fixed.
  • A bug in Contact’s Quick Add prevented Last Name from displaying in abstract submission form. Fixed.
  • When check-in is disabled, the Add to Schedule button on the listing page remained inactive but active on detail page. Fixed.
  • Removed the message popup that asked users to save their data in registration form every 10 minutes.

Past update – v11.1
30 April, 2018 1:45AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included fixes and improvements in abstract management system along with updates and bug fixes across the platform.

  • Add-on filters were not working correctly in custom Reports. Fixed.
  • Add-on field’s data is not displayed in backend. Fixed.
  • Increased session timeout to 10 hours.
  • Improved badge builder with new dimensions.
  • Update: Submission type would now display at all times in submission form so users can view their submitted data. On update, system would check if the submission type deadline has arrived or not.
  • Added a button to sort/filter by abstract submission type on the abstract reviewer dashboard.
  • Data submitted in the ticket purchase form should now be overwritten in that user’s profile for all fields including custom fields.
  • When buy-tickets page is disabled, and sponsorship page is enabled, it would go in a loop. Fixed.
  • Allow special characters in Organization field.
  • Font in abstract PDF becomes smaller when there’re more text. Fixed.
  • When clicking on automated login credentials, the login email does not include the login URL. Fixed.
  • When signing in with LinkedIn, it says username in use and wont let user log in. Fixed.
  • Profile photo from Linkedin was not uploading to S3 and was also not fetching the original photo. Fixed.
  • If a user disabled the form via Navigation Manager, the form is still accessible by direct link. Fixed.
  • People can now edit first and last name and display as is in order details. Email field remains uneditable.
  • Reviewers can now be added as co-authors in abstract submissions.
  • In some forms, TLDs like foam.space isn’t treated as a valid email address. Fixed.

Past update – v11.0
17 April, 2018 1:55AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the complete session checkin suite and new features in Program builder tool, along with some bug fixes.

  • Tooltip for primary author was not displaying in the abstract submission form under Add co-author section. Fixed.
  • Added option to display the associated sessions on each abstract’s page in abstract archive.
  • The associated presenters of each presentation are now added to the list of speakers if the presenters are already speakers.
  • Added option to filter by presentations (sub-sessions) in the program schedule page.
  • Optimized the Documents manager, Photo gallery, Abstract topics, Submission types, Navigation, File Manager, Videos, Expenses.
  • Removed some validation checks on ticket purchase form.
  • In ticket layout two, the tickets are overlapping each other and not aligned with their checkboxes. Fixed.
  • In contact’s schedule tab, now displaying a button to export checkins and checkouts for each session along with time duration.
  • In each session’s detail, using the Export Checkins button, one can now export list of attendees and their check-in and check-out time.
  • Popup box not displaying its content in editor. Fixed.
  • While being logged in, an apostrophe in company name is preventing the Javascript in the ticket purchase form from loading the attendee fields. Fixed.
  • Moderator search not working in Program schedule. Fixed.
  • Word count function was also counting accents in words under textarea fields. Fixed.
  • Early termination of the content in the editor/textarea fields when adding < > tags. Fixed.
  • When importing agenda, Intervals’ locations are saved under Locations tab but they are not displayed under intervals Fixed.
  • Updated the workflow to not check in speaker automatically to a session when assigned to it.
  • Presenting and Primary authors are being added as speakers for sub-sessions but when searched through filters, it displays the primary author in the session’s detail page and presenting author as the speaker.
  • In abstract archive, added a column for submission type.

Past update – v10.9
9 April, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included a new automated email notification along with some bug fixes.

  • Due to a blank space, donation amount is not selected when selecting the donation amount. Fixed.
  • Search/filters not working in program schedule page. Fixed.
  • Added option to send notification to reviewers when abstract is updated by author.
  • When making payment from the Dashboard for Sponsorship package, it assigns the attendee role to user. Fixed.
  • Added View report button in Report details.
  • Displaying reviewers data besides each abstract in a report if all reviewer has multiple abstracts assigned.

Past update – v10.8
28 March, 2018 1:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included filtering improvements in reporting and segmentation tools and some bug fixes.

  • Option to sort filters by following types: 1. is any of. 2. is not any of. 3. is known. 4. is unknown
  • Added option to reorder tickets
  • Moved all assets to Amazon S3
  • In custom reports, added an option to display author type i.e. whether a speaker was a primary, presenting author or both./li>
  • In custom reports, creating a list of primary authors and their abstracts would generate a list of submitting authors and their abstracts irrespective of whether the submitting author is the primary author or not. Fixed.
  • Wrong reviewer rating is displayed in custom reports. Fixed.
  • Campaigns not sent when there is special characters in Email subject or From name. Fixed.
  • Set the Make Active button to Yes by default. Fixed.
  • Abstract assignment is not working correctly. Fixed.
  • Duplicate authors names now displayed in all rows with their associated abstracts.

Past update – v10.7
01 March, 2018 2:45AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included some minor improvements and bug fixes.

  • Displayed date & time besides each comment in Discussion forum.
  • When an admin’s order is deleted, contact role is assigned to the admin. Fixed.
  • When auto-assign is enabled, speaker role is also assigned to admin if admin is the primary author for an abstract. Fixed.
  • Added option to include profile images URL while importing users and save them.
  • Abstract cannot be submitted under “None” submission type if submission type is mandatory. Fixed.
  • Subscribers lists not being displayed in Mailchimp. Fixed.
  • Text in abstract topic is truncated after apostrophe. Fixed.

Past update – v10.6
22 February, 2018 3:15AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included some minor improvements and bug fixes.

  • Added a dropdown icon in Settings > Customize instructions for selecting a form.
  • Abstract topics’ order change now reflects in abstract topic field in reviewer registration form.
  • Speaker role change notification is not being sent when updating abstract to accepted and auto-assign speaker role is enabled. It is only sent when assigning the speaker role manually. Fixed.
  • When updating abstract using Bulk status update, the system wont assign the speaker role to primary/presenting author even if auto-assign speaker role option is enabled. It only does that when you manually update each abstract’s status. Fixed.
  • Added option to reorder fields for each submission type in abstract submission form.
  • Added option under Abstract settings for admin to choose to display author’s custom fields to reviewers.
  • Included {abstract_summary} shortcode in email notifications for Rejected and Accepted abstracts.
  • When automated assignment is enabled, the presentation summary shortcode in “Abstract assigned” notification does not work. Fixed.
  • Pagination issue in Subscribers lists. Fixed.
  • Attendee role is being assigned to sponsorship package buyers when using PayPal express checkout. Fixed.
  • In Orders CSV, included the column for Company.
  • In discount codes manager, linked the Number of times a code is used with the list of users who used the code.
  • Added company column in Contacts & Removed Lifecycle & deal stage columns.
  • Added missing icons in Welcome email button in Contact detail and in Generate CSV button on Orders
  • The login URL is missing a / in the registration email that is sent when a co-author is added. Fixed.
  • Speaker email notification is not sent when assigning speaker role using Bulk edit tool on Contacts. Fixed.
  • Error creating abstract topics when there’s no topic created. Fixed.
  • When applying discount code on multiple tickets, it does not apply per ticket but the total discount amount is applied on the total amount. Fixed.

Past update – v10.5
14 February, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included some minor improvements and bug fixes.

  • Caching prevented pagination from working in user dashboard. Fixed.
  • 20 items per page is increased to 50 items.
  • Added Reorder button in Abstract topics to change ordering of the abstract topics.
  • Data saved in checkbox, radio button and conditional fields in ticket purchase form or sponsorship packages form would not display correctly in back-office. Fixed.
  • In blog posts, latest posts should come on top. Fixed.
  • Custom reporting improvements. Attendee related filter goes away on saving.
    Ticket types filter do not work correctly (filtering with a certain ticket type returns all attendees with all ticket types). Fixed.
  • Links in email does not include HTTPS causing WAF to flag 403 error on it. Fixed.
  • Some emails sent from the system are having question marks all around. Fixed.

Past update – v10.4
10 February, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included social buttons on speakers profiles, 508 accessibility compliance update, option to export data in Program builder and some minor improvements and bug fixes.

  • Caching on pagination after frequent usage. Fixed.
  • Added “Skip to page content” and “Skip to the top” buttons so users can skip directly to the content section. This was needed as part of the section 508 accessibility compliance.
  • All form fields (fixed and custom) and images (in widgets, listing pages) now have title value and alt value (images only).
  • Some abstract status filters were not working in Abstract layout in the backend. Fixed.
  • When searching for speakers, it also listed those who are inactive. Fixed.
  • When previewing the ticket form, the descriptions nor are the prices are shown for add-on field. Fixed.
  • In Program builder, added option to export a CSV of speaker, abstract, track, time and other data types.
  • When welcome email sent to admin user, the login URL would change to /administrator
  • Added an Unassign button in Assign Reviewers popup so admins can Assign or Unassign abstracts to/from reviewers.
  • In mobile website, Review and abstract listings in frontend cut off after a certain number of items. Fixed.
  • Added “Reviewed” icon for reviewed abstracts in Assign abstracts and Contact detail layouts.
  • In contact detail, on downloading the PDF, only display the concerned reviewer’s ratings. Fixed.
  • If selecting attendees in custom report, it should display associated custom fields. Fixed.
  • Added social buttons on Speakers’ public profiles./li>
  • Although the presentation title do come up in review assigned and review submitted notifications, the Abstract summary remained blank. Fixed.

Past update – v10.3
26 January, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included option to add multiple rotating banner images, populating speakers list automatically on selecting an abstract and some other improvements.

  • The layout on sponsors page is slightly off when a widget is enabled on the sidebar and set to display on all pages. Fixed.
  • Task manager layout is slightly off. Fixed.
  • Email layout is slightly off in sent campaigns. Fixed.
  • Added option to disable automated notification when making an attendee a speaker.
  • Country field type was not being saved in abstract submission form. Fixed.
  • Connection error when connecting API with Zapier. Fixed.
  • Added option to upload and display random photos in banner widget.
  • In program builder, when selecting an abstract in a session, the system would automatically populate all the presenting authors who are also speakers, under the speakers list.
  • Removed option to submit request to allow guest users to collect email addresses. Instead, displaying a mandatory checkbox to give consent in frontend forms for survey and general submissions.
  • Abstract summary column is not exported when exporting from the public report. Fixed.
  • Added Print Invoice / Send Invoice (for Pending orders) and Print Receipt / Send Receipt buttons (for confirmed orders).
  • Fixed the deadline cut-off time to 11:59PM for submission types.

Past update – v10.2
19 January, 2018 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included “Abstract Rating” in custom reports, and some other improvements.

  • In program builder, clicking on Add session opens a window with lesser width and is not responsive to the screen size. Fixed.
  • Removed pagination from Sponsors listing.
  • In Abstract detail, to add authors, primary authors and to assign reviewers in assign reviewers tab, admin can now use Add and Assign buttons as well as the Save button to save data.
  • Removed user photos from abstract detail and reviewers tab. Also replaced email editor with a textarea.
  • In custom reports, included “Abstract rating” data-type under Fixed fields for abstract management to generate list of abstracts with their average scores.
  • Added option to disable email notification that is sent to reviewer when review is submitted.
  • Fixed the Redirect Always switch in Form settings.

Past update – v10.1
11 January, 2018 3:45AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improved automated cloning of abstracts in sessions, updates in sponsorship packages module, a send welcome email button in Contacts module and some other improvements.

  • In Add session view, moved Select an abstract to the top, just below the Title field, so that when selecting an abstract, the abstract title automatically becomes the session title and also populates the main description.
  • Resolution: When someone purchases a sponsorship type ticket, user should not be assigned the attendee role.
  • After submission date is reached, the uneditable version did not display the chosen submission type. Fixed.
  • Created a menu Form settings under Forms & data and linked it to Form settings page.
  • Acceptance letter and abstract book builder headings are made to look like how we have in Customize instructions page.
  • Added a “Welcome email” button in the back office’s contacts module, besides Send Creds button, to send the registration email to the contact.
  • In abstract detail module, added an icon besides reviewer’s name to recognize if abstract is reviewed.
  • Removed numbers from pagination so it only displays the Next and Previous icons.

Past update
07 January, 2018 19:30:00 UTC

Nature of the update
Emergency System Maintenance – IBM Cloud Systems Engineers have been notified of SPECTRE and MELTDOWN vulnerability affecting all cloud servers. Due to the nature of this vulnerability and the components which are affected, system reboots are required.

Duration of the update
Planned: 90 minutes; Actual: 5 minutes

Platform accessibility
Downtime of 5 minutes. The event sites and event dashboard remained inaccessible for this duration.

What changed
Planned maintenance completed.


Past update – v10
05 January, 2018 3:15AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included order changelog and two minor fixes.

  • Included changelog in Orders to include any change (add/edit/delete) made by a user on a given date and time.
  • In user dashboard, linked the text in How to use portal section to the respective buttons.
  • In schedule tab in contact detail layout, moved Add sessions to user schedule button to the top right.

Past update – v9.9
21 December, 2017 2:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

Platform accessibility
1 minute downtime. The event sites and event dashboard were restored within 1 minute.

What changed
This update included the support for 135+ currencies for Dryfta payment gateway and Stripe, first update towards our GDPR compliance, along with some minor updates for improvements in User interface and site speed.

  • Stripe and Dryfta now support 135+ currencies.
  • GDPR compliance (first update) – Organizers using Dryfta from an EU country cannot use the Abandoned cart feature and option to collect guest users IP addresses in surveys & submission forms.
  • Database optimization to improve site speed.
  • In donation receipt and email header, it says Donation for Event. Replaced Event with the actual name of the Event.
  • Added option to publish widget on all pages for banner widget.
  • Now limiting item load to up to 20 per page in contacts, abstract management, reviews, orders, File manager, and organizations.
  • When user clicks on Close button in Reorder button in Widget, Navigation and Form builder, the page should reload itself to display the reordered items. Updated.

Past update – v9.8
16 December, 2017 2:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the release of a new field called Add-ons which can be used to sell add-ons along with tickets.

  • Created a new field type called “Add-Ons” to display add-ons that can be purchased along with a ticket.
  • Clicking and dragging to move fields around is a pain when you have many fields. So we created a button called Reorder fields and list the fields labels which admins can reorder just like how we have it in Navigation.
  • Widget ordering moved to a new popup.
  • Password change from profile page was not working. Fixed.
  • In the registration form, any special character ($, etc) in the parent field makes the dependent field not work. Fixed.
  • Updated Conditional logic fields to work in ticket purchase & sponsorship forms.

Past update – v9.7
4 December, 2017 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements in newly-introduced sponsorship purchase form and the Form separator field type.

  • In form separator field type, added option to enable validation check for mandatory fields before proceeding to the next page.
  • Both sponsorship and attendee used the same field settings in their ticket purchase forms. Now, have separate option for each so each form can have its own set of fields.
  • Admin could not add abstracts from the backend if abstract topic is disabled. Fixed.
  • The dropdown in the field editor to attach the dependent field to the primary field keeps reverting to the first option whenever it is being edited. Fixed.

Past update – v9.6
1 December, 2017 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the new online payments tool to sell sponsorship packages, along with some minor fixes.

  • Created a Payments system for organizers to sell Sponsorship packages online.
  • Added unique ID for each custom widget so one can have different CSS classes for each custom widget.
  • Included Pin code and Country fields from Billing information into Order CSV and also in custom reports.
  • In contact detail’s ticket tab, added a button “Order details” besides each order. Same for abstracts tab and reviews tab.

Past update – v9.5
27 November, 2017 2:25AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the new workflow for password reset, ability to hide submission type from abstracts and PDFs, editable prefixes and improvements in multi-page forms.

  • New Password recovery workflow (backend & frontend) – Changed the current workflow – of sending temporary password – with the ability for users to create their own password by sending them the link to the password reset page.
  • When submitting a multi-page form, if there’s a mandatory field which remains unfilled, then the user should be taken to that field and not just displayed a message. Fixed.
  • If it is a one day event, date in abstract PDF should display a single date and not repeat it e.g 27 June – 27 June 2018. Fixed.
  • Made Prefix as a default field so admins can edit the prefixes.
  • Added unpublish button for Submission type. Just like we did for Abstract topic. Abstract summary field is still displayed even if it is unpublished from Form builder. Fixed.

Past update – v9.4
22 November, 2017 1:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included improvements in Form builder, new settings under abstract settings and some minor improvements in abstract management system.

  • If a field in the form is not correctly submitted, it would warn the submitter right away.
  • Added a search bar in listing page in iOS app.
  • Added a dot besides the payment method buttons to display the payment method currently selected.
  • Now displaying links and images in content pages in iOS app.
  • Now displaying list of attendees with interests similar to the logged-in attendee, under Matchmaking tab in iOS app.
  • Now displaying Survey forms, custom fields in event registration form in the iOS event app.
  • In iOS event app, now displaying presentation files for download under respective session’s detail page.
  • Moved reviewer registration menu item from current position to the main navigation for Metis and Ariadne themes and assimilate it with general navigation listing in the backend dashboard.
  • Added Delete button for Content menu item and on click, redirect it to the Content listing page.
  • In form builder, added option to unpublish abstract topics field.
  • A few abstract-related shortcodes was not working in some automated notifications. Fixed.
  • In automated emails where the {Abstract_Summary} short-code was character-limited. Fixed.
  • When a form is separated into multiple pages and someone clicks on the next button, the next form should open from the top. Fixed.
  • Added option for admins to enter HTML code in Headings & Statements field and Descriptions of all field types.
  • PDF that goes with abstract notification is now synced with the Abstract book PDF layout as set in the backend under Abstract book builder.

Past update – v9.3
18 November, 2017 2AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the option to enable secret code for allowing only invited users to register and some minor improvements.

  • Added option to provide a secret code for reviewer registration so as to prevent any random users from registering as reviewers.
  • Now displaying enable/disable button on automated notifications listing page.
  • Added a dot besides the payment method buttons to display the payment method currently selected.
  • The content saved last is reordered to display on the spot right before Login.

Past update – v9.2
16 November, 2017 2:30AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the improved Navigation tool, new configuration in Abstract settings and some minor improvements.

  • Included latest data types in custom reports.
  • Combined Content manager menu items, and default menu items and My dashboard menu items into one. Moved Add new External URL into top and clicking on it will open a popup to add link to an external site. Option to disable/enable, hide, public/private buttons to external 3rd party websites. As soon as a button is disabled, all other buttons would automatically be disabled.
  • Ticket which is deleted can still be seen in role edit page. Fixed.
  • Enabled the Button to Delete images in Editor. Removed Top right preview pane in image editor and folder pane in bottom left.
  • Some tabs do not work due to Google Map API conflict. Fixed.
  • Hide Sum total in Orders listing page if there’re no orders.
  • Increased the font size of “SELECT A TYPE” to 18 px in Abstract book builder.
  • Option to make submission type as mandatory and hide “None” option under abstract settings.
  • Autosave do not work if abstract topic, abstract type and abstract summary is disabled. Fixed.
  • Added option to provide a secret code for reviewer registration so as to prevent any random users from registering as reviewers.
  • Now displaying enable/disable button on automated notifications listing page.
  • Add a dot besides the payment method buttons to display the payment method currently selected.

Past update – v9.1
05 November, 2017 3:42AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included some minor fixes & improvements.

  • Added option to sort users by their last name in homepage widgets.
  • Abstract topics dropdown truncates way early in abstract submission detail view in backend. Fixed.
  • Adjusted padding for blog posts in blog manager.

Past update – v9.0
02 November, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the option to make selected ticket types available to specific user roles only, QR code in tickets, Ticket scanner in mobile apps, option to enable live-polling in surveys on mobile apps, and some small improvements.

  • Added QR code in order/tickets so admin staff can scan QR code and confirm attendee check-in.
  • Added QR code scanner in mobile apps for Android & iOS to let admins scan tickets.
  • Added additional prefixes to Prefix field.
  • Speaker registration form was not redirecting to the correct URL on submission. Fixed.
  • Added option to display bar-chart in a survey question showing total percentage of votes for each answer after user selected an answer in the survey form on the website for select/radio button fields.
  • Added option in role editor to choose ticket types that can be purchased by a specific user role.
  • Added option to display users in custom usertype widgets alphabetically.
  • Admins could not set background color and image in Map widget for Ariadne and Metis themes. Fixed.
  • In ticket layout two, a ticket could be purchased even if the sale start date is in future. Fixed.

Past update – v8.9
31 October, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the option to choose vertical or tabbed layout to display public profile, new columns in Orders view to display Total paid and Total order amounts, updated Order’s CSV with sortable columns, improved the Certificate builder tool and some minor fixes in abstract management system.

  • Added Preview button in Homepage widgets to preview the website.
  • Added Total paid amount column in Order listing. Also added Total order amount (including discount and additional charges) column in CSV.
  • The background image, font type and CSS in Certificate builder didnt print in some Firefox browsers. Fixed.
  • Partial refunds in Canceled orders were not included in total payments neither in dashboard or on the order summary in order listing module.
  • Abstract was displayed thrice in Declined abstracts popup. Fixed.
  • The link in Recent abstracts in dashboard was directing to Users view. Fixed.
  • Made all the columns sortable in orders CSV.
  • Attendee role was not assigned to user automatically, even if enabled, when signing up using LinkedIn.
  • Welcome email with password was not sent when signing up using Linkedin. Added a message in the email besides the Password field that password is not required if you’re logging in with LinkedIn.
  • Also, image thumbnail from LinkedIn was not generated in backend for profile photo. Fixed.
  • Added a notification in activity timeline if user has registered with LinkedIn.
  • In organisations list, company name is not listed but has contacts in it. Now displaying it as “No company name”.
  • Added text below Add co-author box in the abstract submission form to explain the login credential email that is sent to co-author on being added to an abstract, if not already registered.
  • Now displaying moderators in program listing as well. Till now, it was only displayed in program’s detail view.
  • Added option to choose the default layout or vertical layout to display public profile.

Past update – v8.8
11 October, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the automated assignment tool, option for reviewers to decline abstracts, abstract insights page to display stats about abstract submissions & evaluation, a new, multi-purpose Add to Calendar button and some further improvements.

  • Added option to enable automated abstracts assignment to reviewers based on the topics reviewer has selected during registration, with automated notifications sent to them. Up to x number of reviewers per abstract. Up to x number of abstracts that can be assigned per reviewer.
  • Added option for reviewers to decline an abstract from reviewing. A Decline button would be displayed besides the assigned abstract listing under “Assign Abstracts” menu. A popup for citing a reason for declining to review.
  • Added option to enable Organization Check in automated and manual abstract assignment process to make sure reviewers and abstract submitters do not come from the same faculty.
  • A new insights page to display stats about abstract submissions and evaluation.
  • Added more white spaces in between buttons and fields in the backend popups to give an airy feel to the platform. Improved aesthetics and usability of the buttons for easier management.
  • In Tasks, added Completed and Incomplete tasks buttons. Displayed total tasks in bracket besides each menu i.e. Completed, Incomplete and My Tasks
  • Added a single Add to Calendar button for all calendars eg. Google, iCal, Yahoo. Removed Add to gCal and iCal buttons from homepage and from Session detail pages an replace with the Add to Calendar button.
  • Added date field in Budget Manager so expenses and revenues can be added date-wise and can also be sorted accordingly.
  • Added First name, Last name and Organization fields in subscribers list.

Past update – v8.7
23 September, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the Partner page with referral code.

  • Now displaying sign up form in the backend to create events automatically from the platform itself using the Create new account button in My Events.
  • Added Referral code in Become a Partner page where referral code is displayed along with list of accounts (Event name, URL) where this referral code is saved and the Status column to display status of each account i.e. whether Trial or Paid.
  • By default, abstract submitter is the primary author. Added the option to delete the abstract submitter from the abstract once another co-author is made the primary author. All abstract-related settings would then be assigned to the primary author.
  • Added a column to display ID in contacts list.

Past update – v8.6
11 September, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included the ability to select & enable additional fee for offline payment methods.

  • Option to select & enable additional fee for offline payment methods.
  • Separated feedback layout from Submit review layout so reviewers can only perform one review submission at a time.
  • Added the ability to log automated emails sent to contacts displayed under their timeline.
  • Added option to auto-fill all other details along with name and email address, for logged-in users, when buying tickets
  • Each form has its own settings – Option to redirect user to a custom page after submitting the form. Add option to choose whether to redirect user only for the first time or always.

Past update – v8.5
09 September, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This update included changes in Navigation and Program builder tools.

  • Menu ordering has been moved to a dedicated page and is accessible through Reorder Menus button. You can now reorder menus between content menu items and fixed menu items.
  • Added option to define venue capacity in Program builder when creating rooms so capacity is automatically set when creating a session.
  • Fixed a bug in Abstract book builder when exporting abstracts in CSV format.
  • Replaced multi select with checkboxes in Orders, Contacts, Abstracts for multi-filtering. Also replaced it in Abstract detail (when selecting primary/presenting authors) and Session detail when selecting speakers etc.

Past update – v8.4
04 September, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This update included ability to make refunds/partial refunds even without canceling the tickets and option to add additional fees on offline payments.

  • Option to set an additional charge for offline payment methods and add instructions.
  • Separate Refund buttons during Cancellation process so one does not have to cancel a ticket to make refunds. Cancellation and Refunds can now be done manually now through their respective buttons.

Past update – v8.3
31 August, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This update included ability to include custom fields in automated email notifications and some bug fixes.

  • Added shortcodes to display custom fields’ data in automated email notifications sent on placing orders.
  • Abstracts were displaying twice in contact’s detail due to a bad query. Fixed.
  • When sending campaign through email broadcast to contacts list, it would send campaign to all users and not just the contacts. Fixed.
  • In Photo gallery page, pagination were not working. Fixed.

Past update – v8.2
29 August, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This was a security update.

  • Added security headers across the platform for more secure user registrations, online transactions and abstract submissions.

Past update – v8.1
05 August, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This update included new features in Task Management suite, export buttons and visual graph in budget & expenses manager and persistent Secure URLs.

  • Completed setup of persistent redirect for all http URLs to secure https URLs.
  • Added filters in Task manager to filter tasks by Assignee, date, status, project.
  • In task manager, added option to Assign tasks to multiple users at once and display these tasks under user dashboard. under To Dos in frontend dashboard.
  • Added two types in budget manager for Revenue & Expenses.
  • Included intervals in Import agenda and Quick add tool in Program builder

Past update – v8.0
22 July, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
15-20 minutes

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

What changed
This update included Merge duplicate contacts feature, ability to create discount code for multiple tickets, option to set CE credit for each session and display it in attendee’s profile and some other improvements.

  • Added a Merge tool in Contacts to merge duplicate contacts including their tickets, orders, schedule, abstracts, reviews, emails sent, activity logs, vcards, meeting requests etc.
  • In Event snapshot, total submitted abstracts include draft abstracts.
  • Added ability to sort files in File manager by submission type.
  • Expired/deleted tickets are also displaying when selecting ticket types for creating discount code. Fixed.
  • In session editor, when selecting abstract summary and title for display, it now also includes Presenter name besides each abstract title as “Presented by: author name” with link to the profile.
  • Added option to set CE credit in each session and display credit under checked-in attendee list which remains editable. Also displayed credited sessions name and CE credit under Contact’s detail Schedule tab by creating a new tab called Continuing Education (CE) Credits.

Past update – v7.9
22 July, 2017 2:00AM EST

Nature of the update
Feature updates

Duration of the update
1-2 minutes

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

What changed
This update included new design elements in Dryfta backend platform.

  • Introduced new design changes in the backend dashboard.

Past update – v7.8
20 July, 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 Zapier integration for Dryfta.

  • Zapier integration for Dryfta is now available in invite-only mode. Use Zapier to integrate Dryfta with up to 750 web applications.

Past update – v7.7
18 July, 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 single sign in for admins to allow access to all of their events from one dashboard, and two improvements.

  • Added the ability to access all events from one dashboard without the need to log in to each one of them.
  • Program keyword search now includes search by location name, title, abstracts, speakers etc.
  • Now displaying a message if there is a conflict between sessions under My Schedule under under attendee’s dashboard.

Past update – v7.6
14 July, 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 a setting to enable registration limit and a waiting list, updates to filters in Orders & abstract management tool and a fix.

  • In Manage abstracts view, added the ability to search abstracts by presenter, co-author, primary author, submitter and reviewer first name and last name.
  • In Orders view, added an Add Filter button to allow filtering by multiple criteria including ticket groups. Now also displaying total sum of the currently selected confirmed orders.
  • Added an option in Contact settings to enable waiting list after registration limit is reached.
  • Exported CSV file sometimes displayed extraneous characters when symbols used, like & etc. Now fixed.

Past update – v7.5
12 July, 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 option to enable fraud check in sessions and a new tool to create acceptance letters and send to selected authors.

  • Added a setting in Abstract settings that when an abstract is accepted, assign speaker role to primary or presenting author or both, automatically.
  • Added option to enable Fraud Check in session check-ins. Admin would enable fraud check for a given session and then click on Generate Secret Code button to generate a 4-digit unique secret code.
  • Added a new tool “Acceptance letter builder” with different sections for custom content with header, footer, background etc. along with shortcodes for abstract title, abstract type, topic, author role (primary, submitting, co-author, presenting) to be added in the acceptance letter.

Past update – v7.4
30 June, 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 was a major update and included the ability to collect abstracts of any type, collect fees for abstract submissions, an improved and moderated communication system between authors and reviewers, and the automated system for abstract assignment to reviewers.

  • Added option to allow abstract submission only when user has paid the fee/purchased a ticket.
  • Added ability to submit multiple types of abstracts and proposals with each type having its own set of fields in the abstract submission form.
  • Added option to add description in abstract type and topics and when an author selects a type or topic, its description would be displayed below the topics dropdown.
  • Improved and moderated communication between admin, reviewers and authors.
  • In abstract listing backend, Export as CSV would not display the primary author correctly in the CSV format. Fixed.
  • In the new ticket layout, add a button “Buying for yourself? Click to autofill with your profile information” which would be displayed only to logged-in users and would be used to autofill the form with the logged-in user’s profile data.
  • Added an option to change the structure of the “buy tickets” page so that attendee can choose multiple tickets by entering his information only once.

Past update – v7.3
15 June, 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 abstract book’s MS-word format and CSV format, added discount code validation on order creation from backend and some minor improvements in different sections of the platform and minor bug fixes.

  • Contacts custom fields not loading in the backend when there are no global fields.
  • When creating order from backend, included option to add discount code.
  • In Organizations, added total contacts column. In Subscribers lists, added a column for total subscribers.
  • Added view profile button below the “enable public profile” button in backend contact detail.
  • In form builder, if form’s name is too lengthy, it’s name woudnt display in the list of forms.
  • Fixed the ordering in abstract book Word document so as to display in order of abstract name, abstract summary, authors and then custom fields.
  • Improved abstract book CSV format to display abstract ID and abstract title besides the name of each author.

Past update – v7.2
10 June, 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 option to generate name badges in a word document, improvements in abstract book builder’s word doc generator, improvements in matchmaking tool and abstract book builder improvements.

  • If a user is logged in, and goes to Matchmaking page, display the “interest” tags which matches with the attendee’s interests.
  • Added option to download the final batch of badges via an MS-word document.
  • Corrected field ordering in abstract book PDF.
  • Improved look and feel of the abstract book generated as an MS-word document.

Past update – v7.1
09 June, 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 improved badge builder with new badge sizes and more customizations, new settings in abstract book builder.

  • Added multiple options to save separate settings for different PDF format in Abstract book builder.
  • Added option in Badge builder to remove Attendee’s photo and move the attendee name to left.
  • Add a Preview button besides Print button and generate the PDF.
  • Separated badge printing and customization settings into two sections: Badge printing settings and Customize name badge.
  • Added new pre-determined width and height for badge printing which adjust the texts, logo and profile picture sizes accordingly when printing. New sizes are: 60*100mm; 70*105mm; 80*120mm; 90*130mm

Past update – v7
08 June, 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 option to enable recaptcha in forms, buttons to download all reviews of an abstract and all abstracts assigned to a reviewer, along with bug fixes.

  • Moved some settings from General settings to Contact settings.
  • Added a button in backend to generate a PDF listing all the reviews submitted by reviewers for an abstract.
  • Added a button in backend and frontend dashboard to generate a PDF listing all the abstracts assigned to the reviewer.
  • Added option to enable reCaptcha security in forms. Option to enable for all forms / selected forms and for all users / guest users.
  • Added option in field settings to display description below the field name or in a tooltip.
  • Added option to disable PDF attachment sent with abstract submission email notification.

Past update – v6.9
29 May, 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 long-awaited API.

  • API v1.0 is released in alpha (experimental mode).
  • Endpoints include Fixed usertype fields, usertype roles, subscribers and lists.
  • Ability to fetch data from your event platform created on Dryfta.

Past update – v6.8
26 May, 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 web-based session check-in tool and some minor fixes.

  • Added option to Check-in attendees to sessions. Added “Select a Session to Check-in” button in Contact detail under Checked-in Sessions tab.
  • Added Session Check-ins tab in Program builder with a dropdown to select session and attendees to check-in to the session.
  • Added option to disable displaying attendees in intervals.
  • Due to a recent update, when abstract submission page is reloaded on selecting the abstract type, it generated multiples copies of the abstract draft. Fixed.

Past update – v6.7
08 May, 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 Language manager tool and a minor fix.

  • Language management tool to allow admins to edit website language keywords for each language available.
  • Notification email was not being sent when updating abstract status using the bulk status update under abstract management system. Fixed.

Past update – v6.6.1
01 May, 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 in orders backend and ticketing page.

  • On checkout page, hide discount, discount code and Tax columns if the ticket is free. In Total amount, if the total amount is 0 USD, then it shall be displayed as Free. In Ticket purchase form, if sales start/end date is empty for all, then the column would be hidden. Tax column shall not display in checkout page if it is disabled from back-end. Discount columns shall be displayed only when coupon code is applied.
  • Sending Payment reminder now also to users who have chosen offline payment methods.

Past update – v6.6
29 April, 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 Auto-save for abstract submission form, option for admin to add sessions to user’s schedule, ability to create different submission forms, ability to create custom automated email notifications for each form and some minor updates.

  • Added some pre-defined fields in review submission form.
  • Added a direct link to add new organization under sponsors editor.
  • In tickets dropdown in session editor, displayed session names where that ticket is used.
  • Added the Rename this account button.
  • Added Organizations, Survey manager and other new pages in Roles & access control.
  • Now displaying Survey manager’s user-submitted files in File manager.
  • Added feature to create triggers for email notifications sent to user “when a form is submitted (ie Survey or Submission form)” and “when a field is submitted”.
  • Create different submission forms. Admin can create submission form by choosing submission form type (survey and registration form types are two other form types) when creating the form. On creating the form, a menu item would be created in Navigation. All custom-created submission forms would be displayed as items in Form builder dropdown. Under each form, it would display all the submitted entries for that form by clicking in View Entries button.
  • Send automated notifications (to admin and user) through your own Sendgrid account.
  • Added auto save for all fields in the abstract submission form to prevent any loss of data.
  • Added option to Add a session to multiple attendees at once using Bulk Edit from Contacts section.
  • In Program builder backend, added “Add to Schedule” button for admin to add a session to a contact in contact details Sessions tab. This would display in the list of sessions under schedule tab. This would also display in user dashboard under My schedule.
  • In Program builder, add option to choose multiple abstracts for each session and in the frontend, list their title and summary in the description section in frontend.

Past update – v6.5
18 April, 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 Survey manager and reporting tools, Platform-wide Time zone setting, Option to limit discount code per user, Automated SMS notifications to speakers for upcoming sessions, Blogging tool, LinkedIn Company integration and some minor updates.

  • Create Survey/Polls/Feedback form and let attendees vote/answer. In backend, created a list page to list surveys, links to Participants, link to overall result with numbers and google charts (how many people chose which answer, top choices, least-selected choices.
  • Fixed the image width/height in Guest checkin page in backend. Right now, it is too stretched. See attachment.
  • Time settings for each website. Default time zone is UTC.
  • Option to limit discount code per user.
  • Automated SMS notification for speakers and attendees to notify them about an upcoming session. Added buttons for speakers and attendees notifications. Notifies attendees who have checked-in to that session 1 hour before the session begins. It would automatically include following details of the session in this format: Upcoming session: Session name; Time: 09:00AM; Venue: Barista Cafe.
  • Blogger – Added blog posts all in a single layout with Like and Tweet buttons.
  • Added ability to fetch multiple files from multiple fields in program settings.
  • Organizations list and detail view – Organizations can be manually added/fetched from LinkedIn Company pages. Added AJAX search for Organizations with Add new Organization button.
  • If an abstract field is hidden for reviewer, it should not display in the PDF generated using Generate PDF button from Reviewer dashboard.
  • Hide day tab in frontend program schedule if there is no session on that day.

Past update – v6.4
02 April, 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 QR code on tickets, new conference proceedings settings in Abstract management and peer review system, updated abstract archive page, multimedia editor in program builder tool and some minor updates.

  • Added role, organization below each speaker’s name in program schedule listing page.
  • Fixed the image width/height in Guest checkin page in backend. Right now, it is too stretched. See attachment.
  • Added WYSIWIG Editor in Program builder tool.
  • Added QR code on tickets which will include information about the attendee, unique attendee ID and the order details including order ID.
  • Added Conference Proceeding Settings under Abstract settings. Added option to display Abstract Rating in Abstract archive listing and detail page. Added option to enable Facebook Comments in Abstract archive’s Abstract detail layout. Added option to display All or Accepted abstracts in abstract archive.

Past update – v6.3
28 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 Sign in with LinkedIn button, new features & improvements in Abstract management and peer review system, automated email notifications and some minor updates.

  • Added Sign In with LinkedIn button in the Login page. Fetches photo from LinkedIn profile and other profile data.
  • Tasks, Notifications buttons in dashboard now have CSS classes.
  • Added an inputbox for Sitename in Settings to display the site name in emails when using the shortcode.
  • Added an option to choose a field for multiple abstract types.
  • File upload fields included in the add filter dropdown in Contacts.
  • Included ticket price field & dependent fields in custom reports and segments.

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 Event check-in and Session Check-in scanner in Dryfta Android app, 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.
  • Added Event check-in and Session check-in features in the app for admin users to check-in users to event, and in sessions.

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.