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Updates & releases

PonoCMS 5.1.6
Apr 18th 2017

Admin > Multiple improvements.

Re-organization of the main admin menu, to include new module options.

Countless small tweaks and improvements -- for example, IDs are now shown along with the names in all dropdown lists, to make it easier to find the correct records in large sets of data.

Blogs > Tags.

Improved features in the blog tag system.

Each blog can be assigned unlimited numbers of tags, the tags are then shown in the blog overview list -- optionally showing the number of assigned blogs -- and at the bottom of the blog article.

Tags can be seen as an addition to the categories. The blog categories show the general category that the blog belongs to, while tags can be used for a deeper level of filtering, for example to group blogs into series, or to group by very specific subjects or keywords. It's now also possible to specify a specific sort order for blogs within a certain tag -- so for example your blogs will by default be sorted with the newest ones first, but when choosing specific tags the blog list will show the oldest ones first. This can be useful for blogs into series, where it's more useful to the reader to see them in the correct chronological order.

Blogs > Restrict access via users or group roles.

You now have the ability to restrict the access to specific blogs to registered and authorized users. There are 2 options for allowing access:

Option 1 is to assign a blog directly to specific, individual users. This will give only these users access to that blog.
Option 2 is to assign a blog to a group role. Via the group roles you can group your users into groups or categories that belong together -- for example, all users that are interested in specific content. This is an easy way to provide members-only content for a larger number of users, depending on the type or category of user.

The restricted blog entries appear as premium members-only content in the user's account dashboard, but are not visible to any unauthorized users.

Reviews & feedback > Group section titles.

Added the ability to add titles to groups of reviews & testimonials.

For example, all reviews & testimonials from one division of your business, or from one of the programs and services that you offer, can be grouped together. The groups can now be elegantly separated on the reviews/testimonials page, each section having it's own title and/or section image

Shop > Product add-ons can be compulsory.

It's now possible to make the add-on extras, that can be added to products, compulsory. That means that the add-on extra is always activated, and it is not possible for the user to un-check the box.

This can be useful, for example, when adding a one-time setup fee to a virtual product, such as a program or service. The product itself has it's own prices, but the one-time fee has to be added when it is initially ordered.

Shop > Support for multiple payment processors.

The shop system now offers support for multiple different payment processors to be activated at the same time. The choice of processor can then be assigned per product.
This means that for the same payment option, different products can be charged via dfferent processors.
So for example, product 1 could have credit card processing via Paypal Pro, and product 2 could have credit card processing via Stripe.
The client, shopping on your website, is unaware of this -- they just place their order, and the system directs the processing to the appropriate processor.

Shop > Shop checkout styling.

It is now possible to completely stlye the shop checkout pages to perfectly fit in with whatever styling you have in other parts of your site, making the whole checkout process feel even more seamless and natural.

Shop > Magnify/zoom product images.

The shop now contains a beautiful magnify and zoom feature for product images -- simply hover over the image and a magnifying glass will appear, click on it to open up a full sized version.
Works on mobile touch devices too!

Much appreciation to David Birdsog at Imgix for creating the beautiful Drift and Luminous libraries!

User HQ > Improved sync.

A much improved sync functionality allows syncronization of all UserHQ data from the user screen, the group role screen, or the resource templates screen.

UserHQ data will now automatically be syncronized when a new user registers.

Syncronization -- and the auto-assigning of UserHQ to blogs, user journals and user resource templats -- can now be automatically triggered based on which school classes a user signs up for, or which shop products they purchase.

Manual syncronization is now possible between group roles and users.

And auto-syncronization is now possible based on the user's gender, or the school teacher.

Users > Notification when a new user registers.

There is now an option for you, as website owner, to receive a notification whenever a new user registers on your website.

Users > Multiple reps.

A user (client) can now be assigned up to 3 reps (sales reps, school teachers etc).

Users > User gender is now stored in the user account.

In addition to being stored in the user's account, there is also an option to show a gender dropdown list on the checkout page.

By storing the user's gender, you can now make even better use of the user resource automation -- for example by automating the delivery of resources (documents, videos, content etc) that are specific for one gender only. This is achieved via the User Group roles, that now have a "restrict by gender" option.

PonoCMS 5.1.5
Feb 27th 2017

Announcements.

Find out immediately when anything important has happened, that you need to take a look at. The new announcement system is available now -- currently only visible in the admin, but it will soon start appearing for registered website users too.

Examples for announcements in the admin include when a client has sent a message, completed a resource, or submitted a new journal entry. The system will be expanded to include system notifications, failed customer payments, pre-scheduled jobs that have been completed, and much more.

An icon at the top right of the screen shows any new announcements. Clicking on it will open a drop-down menu with all new announcements, each one with it's own quick link to take to you the relevant part of the website.

PonoCMS 5.1.4
Feb 22nd 2017

Messages.

Lots of feature updates and improvements to the Messages system in the Client HQ module.

The message list can now be sorted unread messages at the top, and filtered by admin user, and by type (messages or notes).
Messages to clients that have not yet been read can be deleted.
The system can be set so that the "send email notification" box is either checked or unchecked by default, and older messages will show whether an email notification was sent to the client or not.
When you choose to send an email notification for a message that is scheduled in the future, the email will be scheduled to be sent to the client at the exact future time when the message appears.
A new "Send group message" button in the message list allows you choose one of the specific group roles, and easily send a message to all users that have been assigned that role.
From the message list, pressing the Command or Control (CTRL) key while clicking on the user icon will open the user account in a new window.
And... introducing "Message templates", where you can pre-configure canned responses to your user's messages and quickly fill out the subject and message boxes. No need to retype the same messages again and again, just store them as a message template and insert it with one click!

Resources.

Feature updates and improvements to the Resources system in the Client HQ module.

Files (images, documents, PDFs etc) can now be attached to both user resources, and to resource templates. They can easily be removed or replaced from resource templates, so that content can be updated over time without having to create new templates.
For resources that require completion, the admin now has the ability to manually mark them as "complete" (or "not complete").

Journals.

Introducing Journals, a new system within Client HQ that stores all of the feedback & updates that you get from your clients. No matter what feedback you want to get from your clients, they can now enter it on your website the way you need it!
Pre-fills help your clients quickly fill out repetitive log entries. You can customize the name for each journal, and call it whatever you want (instead of "of pre-fill").
And the powerful reports let you drill down from a daily, weekly or monthly overview all the way to individual entries — for one client, or for your whole business.

User HQ > Messages.

Lots of feature updates and improvements to the Messages system in the UserHQ module.

The message list can now be sorted unread messages at the top, and filtered by admin user, and by type (messages or notes).
Messages to users that have not yet been read can be deleted.
The system can be set so that the "send email notification" box is either checked or unchecked by default, and older messages will show whether an email notification was sent to the user or not.
When you choose to send an email notification for a message that is scheduled in the future, the email will be scheduled to be sent to the user at the exact future time when the message appears.
A new "Send group message" button in the message list allows you choose one of the specific group roles, and easily send a message to all users that have been assigned that role.
From the message list, pressing the Command or Control (CTRL) key while clicking on the user icon will open the user account in a new window.
And... introducing "Message templates", where you can pre-configure canned responses to your user's messages and quickly fill out the subject and message boxes. No need to retype the same messages again and again, just store them as a message template and insert it with one click!

User HQ > Resources.

Feature updates and improvements to the Resources system in the UserHQ module.

Files (images, documents, PDFs etc) can now be attached to both user resources, and to resource templates. They can easily be removed or replaced from resource templates, so that content can be updated over time without having to create new templates.
For resources that require completion, the admin now has the ability to manually mark them as "complete" (or "not complete").

User HQ > Journals.

Introducing Journals, a new system within UserHQ that stores all of the feedback & updates that you get from your users. No matter what feedback you want to get from your users, they can now enter it on your website the way you need it!
Pre-fills help your users quickly fill out repetitive log entries. You can customize the name for each journal, and call it whatever you want (instead of "of pre-fill").
And the powerful reports let you drill down from a daily, weekly or monthly overview all the way to individual entries — for one user, or for your whole business.

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