Dmitry Buterin

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    Thanks for posting - I do not think this has been brought up before. We did have people ask about the ability to register for an event and apply for membership and then pay once. That scenario we will try to address in our next version 4.3 - it would basically allow a user to do two separate things first (event registration and membership application) and then pay for both invoice in one online transaction. What you are talking is different, here are the key things to consider:

    1)this would apply to existing members only (renewal)

    2) Currently we always force members to review/check their profile/record during renewal, would this apply as well?

    3) Would this work with memberships with dynamic pricing based on selected options?

    Anyway, I would appreciate comments from other users as well.

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    Hi Gordon,

    Yes, since release 4.2 Members in *lapsed* status get renewed from actual date of when they renew - while members in *active* status but with past renewal date get renewed from that old renewal date.

    In next version 4.3 archived members will be able to renew.

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    Hi Gordon,

    We recognize the deficiency of current approach where archived members can't login or reapply - this is something we are working to change, maybe even in version 4.3 (just have to be careful with data security/privacy)

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    The gist of what we have changed was in response to requests from many users - who made a very good point that if someone was overdue for long time, it does not make any sense for them to catch up on overdue fees, they might as well simply register as a new member with a different email. To make this more flexible we decided to use Active/Lapsed status as administrator-controlled switch on whether to renew member from his prior renewal date (Active status - this situation assumes member kept using his membership privileges and thus owes back dues) OR renew from date of current renewal (Lapsed status).

    From the feedback we got back so far, looks like most clients liked this change.

    I agree that this might be improved further, specifically I see two areas:

    1) Better way to identify/act on records which are Active but overdue (maybe add one more renewal action step?)

    2) If someone does owe backpay and is way overdue (more than the whole full renewal period), force them to catch up in full (vs, current functionality where they would only pay for one renewal period and would still not be fully caught up)

    I would really appreciate comments from other users.

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    Hi Evelyn,

    Let me reconfirm.

    We are talking about a situation when someone does online self-service event registration and you want to include detailed registration information for all guests into the confirmation email, is that correct?

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    Hi Kerrie-Anne,

    Sorry, what you have described is not currently possible in Wild Apricot.

    Sounds like a good idea though for people who run many events, I will split this off into a separate thread.

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    let me clarify - is the main driver for this collecting event feedback? (Vs. importing).

    Can you also elaborate on what exactly you are importing/how it links ups to attendees/used further?

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    Dianne, thanks for posting.

    Can you elaborate - how do you envision this report would look like / overall workflow of this process?

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    Please elaborate how you would like it to work instead.

    E.g. you have an annual membership and want to offer annual recurring and non-recurring membership payment options - or annual and monthly recurring?

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    Nancy, I am not sure if making the free membership auto-renewable is the right solution. Why not have them renew at all - leave the renewal date empty?

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    Thanks for posting.

    I would appreciate comments/more details from everyone on manual donations. Our original thinking was that for manual donations people do not need to fill out the online form, can simply send a check.

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    I would appreciate more details on what would be the ideal functionality to work with pledges, e.g.:

    - recording original pledges (self-service, by admins)

    - recording actual donations come in and have them recorded against pledges

    - repoting

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    Thanks to Barbara, here is current workaround:
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    TO ADD A SITEMAP.XML to a WA SITE:
    Create a new folder under file mangement called sitemap.
    Then upload your site map to this folder.
    Sumbit your site map to Google, it will look something like this yoursite.com/resources/sitemap/sitemap.xml

    A good place for free google sitemaps is:
    xml-sitemaps.com

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    Unfortunately there is no 'root directory' as such - all sites are generated on the fly from one big engine. So unfortunately right now there is no way to put up this file.

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    Actually I do not think it will work this way :-(

    My understanding that Google will only index pages which are on the same URL as the sitemap (for security reasons). So if sitemap is in resources, only links under resources would be indexed.

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    Thanks for posting. I would appreciate comments from other users.

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    Hi Deanna,

    I am assuming you are trying to use event extra charges fields for this and using an option when each registrant has to fill out full event registration form.

    Can you elaborate on at what moment you are hitting the roadblock with what you have described?

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    Luchia, This can be done now via a workaround - create a page invisible in menu and insert a Read more link to this page.

    See http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Invisible+pages

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    Luchia,

    There is no way to do this (and never was). We are considering this for future updates but quite a bit of foundation has to be put in place first, starting with the ability for people to view their current event registrations.

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    Richard, sorry, there is no way to do this now. This is being considered but we have to be careful due to risk of overloading users.

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    Hi Richard, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree, our current forum functionality is quite basic and something that we need and will enhance in future releases. However, we need to deal with some other foundational pieces first, specifically rolling out the new CMS UI in version 5.0 - CMS is the #1 used aspect of Wild Apricot. Also, quite a few enhancements and changes are due related to payments in the next 3 releases - they are used widely and are the biggest reason people sign up for an integrated system like ours. So we will certainly improve forums but it will be at least a year before we can do much there (though we will try to fit a few small items in-between).

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    Thanks Alan, this makes total sense.

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    Kim,

    Can you elaborate on the reasoning behind this?

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    Jan, we will wait to see what other clients say about this but my gut feel is that this is a pretty rare requirement and will not likely be implemented in the next few years so you would have to use manual workarounds.

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    Justin,

    Thanks for posting the request - we will not wait to see what other clients have to say about this but my gut feel that we would not be able to consider this particular request for quite some time as it is much less common than many other things in our pipeline. So for now your best bet is to consider possible manual workarounds for this.

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    I would appreciate comments from others who have a similar need.

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    Hello everyone! 

    Seeing your activity on this thread we would like to present you with three new templates using the third-party app called “Integromat”. They could help you to: 
    - Copy an event with registrants 
    - Export registrations into a Google sheet 
    - Import registrations from a Google sheet 

    These need a short one-time setup and then you’ll be able to do the actions above in just a few clicks! 

    For more info see our blog: https://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2019/04/30/event-registration-integromat 

    We absolutely understand this is not a solution but more of a workaround for this request, so we won’t close this thread. But feel free to share your thoughts about these templates as well! 

    Please note, these workflows have some limitations and might not suit everybody. But we hope they will make your life a bit easier.

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    Han,

    Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for, thanks for the details.

    Now let's see if other clients support this request and what are possible variations.

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    Han,

    Can you elaborate on the full scenario for this, including how you envision payment aspect should work regarding current financial management functionality?

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    Patty, thanks for bringing this up.

    I would appreciate votes and comments from others who would need this as well.

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