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    Understood - thanks for commenting.

    This has not been scheduled into a particular version yet so not much I can say for now.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Have you tried using event extra charges fields for sessions?

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Unfortunately it will be a while before we get to this - quite a few other items in the development pipeline which are prioritized higher.

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    Thanks! I moved your post here - this is one of things on our roadmap - see above. No timeline defined yet.

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    This particular feature is on the backburner and we don't expect to touch it at least until the end of 2013.

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    Here's a list of affiliate programs mentioned by one of the customers:
    * iDevAffiliate
    * Post Affiliate Pro
    * 1 Shopping Cart
    * JROX JAM
    * Paydotcom

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Sorry, can't do this - as I said, there is no single thank you page (this depends on various workflows, payment system selected, online vs. manual payment) so there is no quick fix.

    So unfortunately this will have its turn in the queue and it is not very likely to be addressed in 2011.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    The problem is, there is no single Thank you page - there are many different scenarios/workflows.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Thanks for the details. Unfortunately there is no quick solution for this. We have to consider how this would work with various payment gateways we support. Also most of them work asynchronously - meaning that payment confirmation to our system is sent in the background separately from the original workflow.

    Anyway, we will keep researching the ways to handle this.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    @GFweekly - what would you ideally like to track as a conversion, can you elaborate in as much detail as possible? (Including situations with manual payment)

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    We had 50 items on our 2010 roadmap, including this one. First two releases has taken more time than planned so we will not be able to complete all original 50.

    For affiliate program the biggest issue for us is that we still do not have enough understanding of what the real needs/goals are to properly analyze and design this. I would appreciate additional comments and details on this thread.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    It is indeed.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Sorry, but our own referral program is a different thing altogether. There is no way to map/port it.

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    Rob,

    Correct, it is not possible now to insert any code into this page - because this is really just an on-the-fly generated message, not a real page.

    This does look like the best way first step for us: implement a way to call a specified page (or run a custom javascript) upon the succcessful transaction. This should work for Google Analytics as well as for many external affiliate systems.

    I guess we will have to do this for membership applications, event registrations and donations.

    One question we still have to figure out is what to do for manual transactions. What comes to mind is to call the same piece of code/web page when payment is manually confirmed. Anything else? Should this be automatic or optional?

    And if a transaction is canceled/changed/refunded later on, I suspect we ideally need to provide another "hook" at this step - but I think we will have to skip this in the initial implementation.

    Finally there is a question of parameters - are there any special parameters that might have to be passed in this call, e.g. contact name, date, amount, transaction type?

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Corey, this is a very different matter so I will split your post into a new thread. And I would like to hear your thoughts on how this would work regarding payments (because members can successfully pay online, pay online and fail, pay manually)

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Kim,

    So far our thinking about the affiliate functionality has been to have WA integrate with a third-party affiliate program (vs. trying to build one within WA itself). The issue is that we do not have much experience with affiliate programs and what we have researched seems all over the map in terms of what they need/how to integrate with them.

    So we have not figured out yet a way to implement this without huge volume of development work to make it customizable for any program.

    Another complication is dealing with manual pending and aborted online payments

    In other words, we are having trouble so far translating 'we need affiliate integration' with what specifically we need to add/change in Wild Apricot for that.

    I would love to hear more details and ideas from you and everybody - what exactly would you propose to have in the WA system to address your needs?

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Sorry but I do not expect us to make any progress on this at least for a few months - too much other stuff we need to address.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    We have just discussed this today.

    There are still a number of challenges we have to solve before we can proceed:

    1) Processing workflow for each online payment processor is different so we need to determine the best point when transaction is considered successfully completed for each one

    2) Sometimes confirmation from payment processor can take minutes or even hours (!) so user will never stay to see the success screen. So we need a different mechanism for this situation

    3) We need to handle manual transactions - when people pay by check etc.

    So we will keep working on this but it will be a while before we can address this.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Thanks - what was looking for is actual data example. E.g. What date format, what format of commission etc.

    It will help us to analyze this.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    At the moment we do not have a way to do this - but this helps a lot - now we can investigate in more depth what is involved.

    Could you clarify with them: What is 'DT calls' and ask them for an example of data for each field?

    and to your other comment - this is about external affiliates.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Additional input received via email from a partner:

    What my clients look for in an affiliate program is that companies and
    indviduals (with website and permission email lists) can sign up to my (my
    clients) website and promote their products.

    1) An important factor is too set the payment % the affiliates are going to
    receive, and to be able to automatically pay them through paypal.

    2) Have different % rates for different affiliates.

    3) To set up affiliates (so my client does it for the company) and also so
    someone (affiliate) can do it automaticall them selves.

    4) 1 Teir is enough (better if one could have more but would like a basic
    program quicker and develope over time)

    5) Create invoices so that we know what as been paid and for the accountant.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Kim, I do not have any new information for you.

    What we really need is information on what afffiliate programs people want to integrate with (including information on integration ) - so that we can analyse how to do it. Shane has suggested one program above - JROX.com - but we were not able to find integration information on that site or understand how it is supposed to work.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Shane, I could not easily find technical documentation on jrox site about their affiliate program integration, do you have by any chance?

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Ok, thanks for the details, we will use them in our analysis/planning.

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    Current behavior:
    After the membership application, user is shown a confirmation page with hard-coded short message

    Desired behavior:
    Ability to customize the message displayed to the user after his membership application

    Notes:
    1) We are dealing with a variety of possible outcomes, e.g.:
    Free membership, in pending status
    Free membership, in active status
    Paid membership, online payment failed
    Paid membership, online payment successful, in pending status
    Paid membership, online payment successful, in active status
    Paid membership, manual payment selected
    We need to decide whether to make separate customizable messages for each situation - or deal with it somehow else.

    2) These messages probably should be rich text-formatted (vs. plain text) and even allow Javascript (for things like Affiliate integration)

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Kim,

    We do not have any current recommendations but if we come across a good candidate, we will let you know.

    Also, it would be great if you could describe your perspective - how the ideal affiliate functionality would work for you - so that we can be aware of that in our search and planning of product updates.

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    This has not been scheduled for development so the timeline is not defined - we will post updates once it advances to that stage.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Sorry, no - this is a whole new module, not related to the new CMS.

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    Ian,

    We have decided to prioritize this lower for the moment - there are too many other things we want to improve in existing functionality before we add new stuff.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Terry, this makes total sense - though of course we need to build the classifieds module first - I will join your post to the existing thread.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Eric, appreciate the details.

    This is on our roadmap which means we plan to implement it within the next 12 months. We do not have a more precise schedule yet.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    In the meantime I would really appreciate if you could describe how you currently use ads/what are your needs - so that we can take this into consideration in our analysis/design.

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    Jennifer,

    This has not been scheduled yet - though we did start the analysis/design on this.

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    Realistically, it will be a while before we can tackle this one - many other improvements in the pipeline.

    We do not have any current recommendations on third-party plugins for that, sorry.

    Anyone else has any recommendations?

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    Not yet, it depends on client votes here - and our progress on other items already in the works.

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    No, we do not provide messaging or chat capabilities in Wild Apricot.

    Forum module is being designed, expected release end of Q2.

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    Comment from another client:

    "...I would like a back end web tool to be supplied that would generate a list of files from the Document storage area and display them on a webpage similar to what I have at school. see http://web1.eppingboy-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/content/public/app.directorylisting/documents/index.asp . This compilation datamines several web folders”

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    Sorry, there is no way to do this now - but it has been requested. I will join your post to existing thread. This has not been scheduled yet.

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    Good scenario example from another client:

    "Currently, for a group that wants to share a number of files, it is a multi-step process to upload and share. It would be great if there was some kind of bulk/multi upload, but even more important would be that after you've uploaded the files if there could be a way to create a page or widget within a page or event that just listed the files for download. Right now, for example, if I wanted to upload a bunch of documents relating to a specific board meeting, or all board agendas and minutes for 2010, I need to upload each file and create links to the files one at a time. Much better if I could just upload all the files to one folder at once, and then display a widget which lists all files in that folder for download."

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    It is on our roadmap, though it has not been scheduled yet into a particular release. (I mean the overall ability to protect attachments, not this thread)

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    I am trying to understand the gist of what you are saying and it looks like what you really need is ability to assign restriction rights to documents, just like we currently have for site sections/pages. Am I correct?

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    Thanks for posting - I think we will see good interest in this from other clients.

    One challenge is access restriction. Right now all files are posted into a common storage and are publicly accessible via a direct link. This would have to be changed - and it is quite a bit fo work.

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    Thanks, I have added this to our queue of future enhancements.

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    Even though it is not a direct implementation, I hope this could be helpful:

    We just launched integration with Integromat platform, which helps to build automated workflows. We also provide several templates for quick start, and one of them allows to copy google calendar events into WA events. So if you share a google calendar for events submission, then the scenario could copy submitted events into your Wild Apricot account.
    You can try this integration by this link https://www.integromat.com/en/integration/2275-copy-google-calendar-into-wild-apricot-events

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    Margie - no developments here. We would appreciate additional detailed examples of how this would be used/would ideally work - so that we can design for common situations.

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    We do provide full free trial so that people can fully evaluate our offering in advance.

    Yes, this has been requested for a while - but so have hundreds of other items. We are doing our best to address all the requests in order of priority.

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    We use the # of comments and thread ratings (stars) as an approximation of the priority - however then we have to reconcile it against what we are seeing in support and customer feedback surveys.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Hi Jessie - sorry, we are not likely to tackle this feature in 2011.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    There were no resources to do it in 4.0 - it was a major effort to redesign the financial management aspect so unfortunately other features had to be delayed.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Sorry, no.

    See http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+history for links to pages listing all key changes in version 4.0

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Scott, this sound a pretty unique requirement so we would not include it in our original scope, sorry.

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    Anna,

    Thanks for your post, sorry it took me some time to get to this.

    So far our thinking is that once event is posted, member cannot edit it - all further management/coordination would have to be done by administrators. (Otherwise, we are talking about members getting involved in a pretty complex event management process etc.)

    Do you think this is a reasonable first step? Do you frequently have events which should be edited/managed by submitting members?

    (The search by zip code proximity is a separate issue - we currently have nothing of sorts, you might want to start a new thread)

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    @wmorrison - interesting point. So the question is: Are we talking about

    1) External events that somebody else is putting up and members are recommending to other members

    vs.

    2) Event suggestions - events that members suggest your organization should put up.

    My current thinking for now is focused on 1). Also, for practical purposes, solving 2) requires a whole another layer of collaboration.

    I would appreciate input from other readers.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Michael - and everyone - I would appreciate additional insight into broader context:

    What is driving the need for you to have members submit events - what are the common situations where you have this, how is this currently handled, how frequent/important this is etc.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    @rapdup

    Thanks for pitching in. Current thread is only discussing how members can submit events - but NOT manage them afterwards.

    If you need that, please create a new thread and give us an example of what kind of capabilities you are looking for.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    It's still on our wishlist meaning it has not been placed on the roadmap yet so no timeline yet but unfortunately most likely at least a year away.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Appreciate the detailed comment - this provides much better perspective on what you are looking for.

    We will consider this - though for now I am still cautious about allowing non-members to post events. You can very quickly end up with a lot of spam on your public calendar, some of it could be quite offensive. So for now we are still focusing on giving the event posting ability to members for starters.

    Re forum - similar issue here. Public can post comments but can not create new threads. I think creating a free level like "friends of chamber" makes sense. You can make it renew every year and have system auto-archive records which did not renew.

    It should not be a problem regarding directory - you can specify which levels should be included there.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    This is now in design stage. Best case - it will be included in version 3.4 which goes into development in early December and should be out in mid-late feb 2010. If it does not make it into 3.4, it will likely go into 3.5, so add two more months.

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    Kenn,

    You are making a good point - we will definitely keep searching for ways to implement this.

    One possibility I see is a member-facing simplified interface for events which would not include any registration options.

    Also, such events can be separated with a special tag - and we can potentially have events with different tags use different colors on the calendar.

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    We are still collecting feedback and analyzing this, it looks like there are many different scenarios/needs.

    Thus, there is no definite plan/timeline yet.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Up until now the proportion of HOAs on our platform was much lower than other types of organizations which need full-blow events with registration.As you can see, this thread does not have that many comments and votes.

    Your feedback is noted but realistically I do not expect us to make any progress on this for at least a few more releases.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    OK, thanks for the details.

    It's on our list, though it will be a while before we get to this particular thing.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Can you elaborate how do you see this working?

    These suggested events should be hidden from everyone else until admin approves them correct?

    I do not see members setting up the pricing and registration parameters - so I assume admin would have to add that, what do you think?

    How is this different/better from having a discussion forum thread for this purpose - members can post ideas about events and admin can create appropriate events as needed?

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    We have decided not to proceed with this in 2010 - need to address many other areas in the product first.

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    We have decided not to pursue WA translations until 2011 - too much stuff we have to do first to make the system better for English speaking users first so we have to focus our resources on that.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Oliver,

    Thanks for the suggestions - makes total sense.

    This is something we plan to do, but before we proceed with the actual translation work, we have to do a lot of development work on our end. Since we have a big pipeline of enhancements requsted by many clients, we are not able to invest this development time for now. I suspect that the earliest we can look at this again will be in 2010.

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    We still plan to do this but there is no specific timeline as of now - we have too many other things in the work queue which are more frequently requested.

    We do have people who manage decent bilingual sites using WA, though it is a bit of a hassle to maintain - requires manual work.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    We have decided to postpone adding language to Wild Apricot - we need to direct the resources to meet other requests from our current clients.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    We have decided to postpone this further - there is simply too much for us to do in the main, English version, before we can allocate any resources to localization.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    I saw it, very cool - very nice use of Javascript to provide a switch between English and French.

    Good job!!

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Ken,

    The way it looks now, we will not start adding multi-lingual support for at least 6-9 months - need to take care of some basic architecture changes first. Actual features will be largely determined by input we receive.

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    Helen,

    You are right - event invitations are not currently customizable. It is on our list though - http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308920-archive/suggestions/8831239-customizing-event-notices-reminders - and I will record your vote to bump it up in our queue.

    Renewal notices are customizable now. Go to Settings / Membership levels / click into any level / on Renewal policy tab you will see links to customize all the renewal emails. or have I misunderstood your comment?

    We do plan to support other languages in the future - starting with Spanish and French - but for the moment we have many requests from our English speaking user base we have to attend to, I hope you understand.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Thanks Danielle, appreciate your input.

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    Comment received via email (slightly edited):

    ...

    I am looking to do something like:

    http://www.conceptionkit.com

    Most our clients will want to provide a bilingual content site. :). The system localization...is not

    important for us..., but the ability to provide an easy to navigate multilingual site is....

    ...

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Current behavior:
    While webpage content and data records can be in any language, administration interface and system labels are only available in English.

    Desired behavior:
    Ability to use other languages, first of all for member and public view, ideally for the admin view as well.

    Notes:
    1) Languages under consideration:
    Spanish, French, German
    2) Once we localize the system, each new release will become longer and more expensive since we will need to review and translate new labels into each additional language.

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    Sharon,

    The only way to do it now is to create a set of duplicate pages with French content. We plan a more robust handling of switching languages but it is currently planned for end of 2008.

    Keyword search - this can be done by inserting Google search engine into you Wild Apricot site.

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    Richard, sorry, we have postponed the localization of the system for 2008, at least until Q2. Too many other client requests for English version we have to deal with first. And initial versions will be translated by us so Catalan is probably not going to among the first languages we translate to.

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    [quote user="renato"]

    Hi,

    thanks for your very fast response - the members of the association are french speaking - so I need the page names ane contents to be in french, including the web, as well as confirmation messages.

    For what regards administration I believe the admnistrator will be English speaking, so no big issue there.

    Let me make you some examples:

    - home page:you have a menu on the top with different options 'dashboard, web pages,...) - the option should be written in french if the language selected for the system is french

    [/quote]

    DB: Top menu is only shown to administrator so it sounds this one would not be a big deal for you.

    [quote user="renato"]

    - Events session: show details for each event - the header is in ENglish (date, time, location) and should be French

    - Web: you have a web page called events. I can change the text in the menu to the french equivalent (aveniment) , however if I go into the event page there is a header in English (events) which I cannot edit. I'd like that header to say 'Aveniment' if the language is set to French

    If you have some of this already in french language, could you allow me to upgrade my trial system with this feature? The reason is that it will be much easier for me to sell to the Sommelier Association the idea of buying your product if they see it is in French (i.e; they can understand it).

    Thanks in advance - in case let's have a phone call to discuss the details (drop me an e-mail at my private adress which I provided signing in).

    Thanks and Cheers

    renato

    [/quote]

    Understood. Unfortunately there is no quick and easy (or even quick and dirty) way to show this in French - this would have to wait until we release the multi-lingual features later in the year.

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    Dmitry Buterin commented  · 

    Hello there,

    Can you please elaborate what specific issues are criticial for you regarding french ?

    Obviously, page names and page content can be in French.

    Standard confirmation emails are in English but very soon we will provide ability to customize them so you can write them in French. (a few weeks away)

    Built-in forms and administration functionality are only in English for now. We have it on our roadmap for Q4 this year to add localization options.

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    We do support a range of currencies for online payments - US, Canadian and Australian dollars, UK pounds, euro and a few other currencies.

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    We just launched integration with Integromat platform, which helps to build automated workflows. We also provide several templates for quick start, and one of them allows to copy Wild Apricot events into google calendar. So you can share this google calendar and you members can subscribe to it.

    You can try the integration by this link https://www.integromat.com/en/integration/2276-copy-wild-apricot-events-into-google-calendar

    Help page: https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/1653

    Blog post with video tutorial: https://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2019/02/14/create-integromat-scenario

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    It looks like some kind of access problem, can you recheck the URL?

    You can see that http://inventorsforum.memberlodge.org/Content/RSS/events.ashx?pageId=83347 returns a feed while http://www.hopeca.com/Content/RSS/events.ashx?pageId=143362 returns Resource not found so page is not correct/not publicly accessible.

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    Very cool! And your office looks comfy )

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    Hi Rob, the list of layouts/pages can't be customized, sorry.

    Once we release new CMS in version 5.0 (planned for the fall), the interface will change and I think this might become feasible though in a different way (there will be a new concept of page layouts)

    For now the only workaround is to create as regular pages and then copy them when needed.

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    Wow, looks great! If you are interested in getting some exposure on our blog, email me at db AT wildapricot.com.

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    Looks good, nice and clean!

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    Checked it out, nicely done!

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    Russell, thanks for your understanding and support, much appreciated!

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    Hey Russell - I really appreciate this detailed feedback and will share it with a bunch of people on our team.

    We are quite aware of the challenges in customization of WA sites - and have been looking for solutions. The reason behind this crazy complicated CSS is because we currently use the same HTML for all the themes in WA - so we had to go for an 'overkill' with DIVs to achieve the level of variety in themes (and we are still not satisfied with what we have).

    We have been researching various options and eventually decided that we have to totally overhaul our CMS architecture - and we have been going down this this path starting in mid 2010.

    You might want to review this thread for additional background:

    http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308926-for-designers-and-developers/suggestions/8821342-are-you-a-designer-we-want-your-feedback

    In our next update 4.2 we are finally rolling out this new architecture - slowly and carefully, to minimize potential problems with existing heavily customized sites. Basically 4.2 will run on a totally new different templating architecture and it will become possible (as a beta) to do HTML customization of templates. Version 4.3 will follow-up on that and offer a new CMS UI to use new capabilities.

    So please be patient with us and stay tuned for version 4.2 (May) and let's resume this dialog once you have a chance to lay with 4.2 and review the documentation. It will not address all of your comments right away but I am confident that it puts us on the right path to take WA CMS/customization to the new level.

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    Good stuff!!

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    Chris,

    FYI - If you wish, we can switch off the HTML cleaning script for your account. Just contact tech support.

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    Hey mitchiedog, thanks for a great comment! This is exactly the kind of input we are looking for!

    I will forward this to our team working on the redesign of our template engine - and we will also discuss internally what else we can do to address the issues you raised.

    Thanks again.

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    Thanks, appreciate the post - good point.

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    One specific and very important item we are looking for feedback on is this:

    We have heard from our partners that they find it hard to customize WA templates.

    We are hearing you and we definitely want to address this - so we would highly appreciate inout from - as detailed and specific as possible:

    what kind of customization issues you are facing when customizing WA templates? How would you ideally like to see it changed?

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    Thanks for sharing! Nice look, simple and elegant.

    By the way, you might want to explore Theme Overrides for even deeper customization if needed:

    http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Theme+Overrides

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    This is a nicely designed Yoga site:

    http://yaony.camp9.org/

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    very cool!

    Though my personal opinion is that for usability reasons showing login fields makes it easier for people to find/recognize login for what it is.

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    Sherrie, thanks, looks good!

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    Here's another very nice example: http://richtech.com

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    Kyle, thanks for sharing, very nice site!

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    This looks like a customization created by our partner who helped them with their site - Nicasio http://www.nicasiodesign.com/wild-apricot.php

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    @Melodee - thanks for sharing, I like how simple and clean your site is!

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    I really like this one (customized by our partner NIcasio):

    CraftWorks http://wvcraftworks.org

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    Good looking site!

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    Hi Dani,

    Good point, I will discuss with my team what we can do about this. Maybe we can post on our newspage something like cool site of the week.

    For current Wild Apricot clients - if you want to show off cool design or features of your site, feel free to post comments here - this will also give you a bit of Google SEO juice as our website ranks quite well.

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    Ben,

    I believe this help page addresses your question:

    http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Adding+content+under+menu

    Let us know if you need additional information.

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    It's a bit complex but let's give it a try:

    Insert into Global JavaScript:

    <script type="text/javascript">

    var userAfterLoginBoxText = '<a href="http://anysite.com">My testimonial</a><br><a href="http://anysite.com">My testimonial 1</a>';

    var userTextContainer = document.createElement('DIV');
    userTextContainer.className = 'cssUserTextContainer';
    userTextContainer.innerHTML = userAfterLoginBoxText;
    var userLoginContainer = document.getElementById('idLoginContainer');
    var userNavigationContainer;

    if (userLoginContainer)
    {
    userNavigationContainer = userLoginContainer.parentNode;

    if (userNavigationContainer)
    {
    userNavigationContainer.appendChild(userTextContainer);
    }
    }

    </script>

    Insert into Advanced CSS customization: DIV.cssUserTextContainer
    {
    clear: both;
    float: left;
    margin: 10px 0px;
    padding: 7px;
    }

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