148 votesAdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) responded
We have redesigned email settings and extended subscription options for event announcements and email blasts as well. See details in presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bj4iE_bnw_mhLM2u5KMoH6WTCh4n0oPZkDXdB2folt4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
We'd love this. We are switching form yahoo groups to the forums for our inter club communications. It will make our lives easier, because we won't need to manage who's subscribed or update email addresses for the yahoo group. I created all the same forums as we have yahoo groups, but have no way to easily assign a certain group an automatic subscription.
We'd be interested in also using the forum gadget as well as the events gadget in an email. We'd put it in a side column of the email.
Love LOVE the gadgets! Thank you so much. A few things.
- We'd like to be able to customize them using CSS.
- We'd like to be able to steal the formatting of the overall box to use in other elements on our site, Like a featured event box that looks much like the gadget of all events listed below. But we could edit the featured event.
- We'd like to be able to put them in emails
- We'd like to be able to share them with sites like Facebook
Thanks. Overall we are stoked! Our #1 maintenance on our site was updating our upcoming events list and now it's automated. Awesome!
Sure, right now, these are your options (excluding forum subscriptions). First, it makes sense in terms of priority to list these in the opposite order. Here's an example of what you currently see:
Event Announcements - Automatic event announcements. Receive advance announcements about upcoming events.
Manually Sent Emails - e-Mails and e-Newsletters. Messages from administrators, newsletters and other important notifications.
Here's what I would like to show instead:
Manually Sent Emails - This includes e-Mails and e-Newsletters from our Board of Directors and other club administrators. This includes our Ad Out Newsletter and Weekly Happenings, roughly 1-2 emails per week. If you unsubscribe to these emails, you will not be notified of any upcoming events or informed of other important notifications. We do not recommend you do this if you wish to continue being an active club member. (Note, if you wish to be removed from our yahoo groups which include emails from other members, please contact our Membership Director at email@example.com)
Event Announcements - These are only for automatic reminders of announcements related to events you have already sign up for, not for upcoming events and will not prevent you from being notified of changes to the event schedule, rain delays, etc. This is usually one email per event.
(Note, I know that isn't exactly how the event announcements are meant to work, but that is how we use them in our club. We do not generally use more than one of the automatic announcements as it ends up being way too many emails sent to our members. )
56 votesAdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) responded
Please review our current proposal: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/123zVAgAcSLQb02vC6v8zj-6qoEAEW56cJ-3ioqv5WEc/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Good suggestion. I've implemented this feature. :)
I'd like to see a function for members (or non-members for that matter) to subscribe to our blog, much like they can for our forums. We are using the blog to post news and other timely announcements. I'd like to have the blog send an email version of the blog post directly to all members.
I'd also like to see the functionality of the blog made more robust. I'd like it to have some basic dynamic navigation, so that it doesn't just display every article. We don't need anything as fancy as blogger, but somewhere in between the current bare bones version and something that can expand over time more effectively.
We do this manually within our members only area. But would prefer if it was automatic. We do event recaps, pictures, materials, etc.
Hi Roger, Not quite sure exactly what you mean. We have a custom domain name registration through a third party and it points directly to the IP address of WA. We have no other hosting. Since the .htaccess file needs to go in the top level directory of your host, and we don't have access to this through WA, we cannot add one.