The focus of Presspoint 3.5 was to ensure compatibility with WordPress 5.0 (Gutenberg’s debut) and PHP 7.2 (previous versions are near their end-of-life status). Along the way, we released some great new features as well!
3.5.3 – 3.5.4 Updates
Geolocation and Mapping
To improve upon the UI for mapping and geolocation, you can now set a default preference for km/mi and the previous UI has been replaced with a more natural text box that can accept both locations (eg. Sydney, Australia) as well as postal codes.
Relationships and Reports
As relationships have continued to be important to Presspoint users, we’ve added new tools in reporting that lets you search for specific users (eg. All companies located in the United States) and then return all of the relationships based on type pairing (eg. Employer | Employee). Once you’ve found the relationships you’re looking for, you’ll see the data attached to each related individual (eg. each employee’s role in the company). Finally, you can export the data and merge it with the original user record returned (eg. each row of the export will be an employee record that also contains all of the data about the employer company).
Support for Quizzes and Polls
Presspoint forms collect data as you would expect but now you can explicitly aggregate form submissions (polls) and grade/score submissions (quizzes). Currently, the options are pretty straightforward (eg. quizzes only tabulate multiple choice options like select lists and radio buttons) but there is already the option to provide automatic feedback on incorrect answers, displaying results via charts and top-line numbers and to display the results at various stages of the submission process.
3.5 – 3.5.2 Updates
Events have been redesigned!
For those of you using Presspoint Events, you will receive an additional email update but for those who are not yet using Events – we completely redesigned Events to modernize the display and management of Events through Presspoint. Easily customize search using a drag-and-drop search form builder and more easily customize the display to suite your site look and feel.
Customized Profile URLs
If you don’t want your users logging in to /paupress/profile/332 now you can have them login to /paupress/profile/nancy-drew (assuming, of course, the user’s name is Nancy Drew). There is a new setting under Profile Setup that allows you to use named urls. In the coming year, there will be more options for navigating Presspoint urls we are happy to report.
Overhaul of Invoices and Waitlists
We’ve continued to improve Invoices (and now Waitlists) to make them easier to use and more streamlined. You can more easily create, send, print and complete invoices within Presspoint and if you have inventory items which are sold out, you can easily send users to a waitlist and convert those waitlisted into invoices.
Update to Financial Fields
One big feature now allows you to see how many receipts an item has generated right from the financials screen. We’ve also added the ability to send an autoresponder based on an item that is purchased or donated as well as an option to not send a receipt. While the option to not send a receipt may be curious, it makes sense when you are allowing users to complete a transaction with one-click – which we also added now with the AJAX to Checkout option.
Update to Recurring Payments, Credits and Coupons
We’ve substantially improved how Presspoint processes recurring and installment payments – from the initial creation through to ensuring that scheduled payments are on-time and verified. As for credits and coupons – we’ve made them clearer and more easily to understand from the checkout process through to redemption and reporting.
Dozens of smaller updates to the API and, of course, bug fixes
Last but not least there were over a hundred smaller fixes and updates in this release to make sure Presspoint stays healthy and continues to move forward. As we look towards 2019 we are investing heavily in making sure that Presspoint’s UIs and documentation improves.
As always – thank you for trusting your endeavors to Presspoint. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions you may have!