2.1.8.9

We’re please to announce version 2.1.8.9, which contains several important updates for compatibility with WordPress 4.5 through 4.5.2. First, WordPress’ continued focus on security and reliability on their backend processes started generating automatic emails on profile updates. Since Presspoint primarily manages user profiles, it was imperative that we block automatic notices from going out. As we continue to watch these changes with WordPress we will begin building out options to support these at the discretion of site administrators. Second, we rewrote significant portions of the Forms API to ensure that required fields are correctly scoped. Prior to the version 2.1.8 series there were possible instances where certain required fields (especially the taxonomy multiselect option) might not correctly prevent submissions. Third, we updated the password reset protocols in Presspoint to be even more reliable and user-friendly. Now, password resets are sent with multiple urls as an HTML email to preserve your site’s branding. Finally, 2.1.8.9 contains approximately 30 other bug fixes and small updates that are designed to improve the overall system. And last… while these updates may seem small, they are indicative of far more substantial updates that will be announced very soon. We can’t say too much now but we’re going to be making a huge leap forward pretty soon and we can promise you, Presspoint is going to be better than ever in 2016. Thank you, as always, for being a...

2.1.7

The current release of 2.1.7 (now 2.1.8.3) coincides with the release of WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” (and the released security version 4.4.1) and is an important security release that fixes vulnerabilities in Presspoint and WordPress. While the main focus is stability and security, there are still quite a few welcome changes as we work towards our upcoming 2.2 release that promises to deliver some substantial improvements to Presspoint overall. Regarding this release, here are the changes you may expect to see: Directories: For the longest time the only view you had of public directories was the default table view. Now you can create “mini profiles” – miniature public profiles in the profile section that allow you to layout each profile like a card – including adding avatars and columns. Exports: We’ve continued to improve exports and in this version we’ve defaulted addresses to be more readable in the export file. Fixes: Lastly, we’ve fixed a ton of bugs as we gear up to make a solid push for...

2.1.6

The current release of 2.1.6 coincides with the release of WordPress 4.3 “Billie” and fixes a number of issues in the current 2.1 cycle. While a relatively small release, this is part of the groundwork for our upcoming 2.2 release that promises to deliver some substantial improvements to Presspoint overall. Regarding this release, here are the changes you may expect to see: Forms: We’ve updated the forms to completely omit hidden fields which improves the display of forms and prevents the possibility of a data leak. Email addresses are required for matching users when a form is set to update user information. Additionally, we’ve fixed a couple of bugs around form validation on both the front end and back end that will improve the user experience overall. Exports: We’ve added some additional filters and defaults to exported actions so that the information returns captures the topline information for a particular action or field. Password Resets: We’ve improved the way that password retrieval is handled so that the system remembers where the request was initiated from. Email: Lastly, we’ve fixed a few issues with merge tags and email headers had crept in since the 2.1.5 update where we re-architected how emails are processed within the post edit screens. So that’s about it for now. 2.2 is on the way and with it we’re expecting to release recurring payments, an action builder, significant form and email improvements and much...

2.1.5

We’re just about back to our regularly scheduled updates on a monthly basis. The goal is to push updates every two weeks, just as we did in the first year of the platform. In the meantime, July’s update is packed with the usual bug fixes and tweaks as well as some nice new features. Field Library When reviewing fields in the library, there are columns indicating if the field is public, included in reports or “sync.” It appears that you can edit them but you have to use bulk actions really. It’s confusing so, we’ve fixed that. Also, some of the fields in the field library were not editable – mostly the fields along the right-hand side of user profiles. We’ve lifted those restrictions in this release comprising the following fields: ‘show_admin_bar_front’ ‘comment_shortcuts’ ‘rich_editing’ ‘admin_color’ ‘pp_contact’ ‘pp_rating’ Field Improvements As for the fields themselves – we’ve added a nice little widget on each field detail to show which forms your field is currently displayed on and, for select and radio fields, now you can add a callback function to build your lists outside of Presspoint. Last but not least, we’ve added an HTML field, which a number of you have asked about to display anything from messages to video tutorials. Forms For awhile now we’ve been storing non-profile data on the history item created when a user submits a form. We’ve opened that up now to display the data within an editable form by an admin on the backend so you can adjust inputs after their submitted. To make this a bit more clear, we’ve split out forms from...

2.1.4

We’ve added some small features in this release along with the usual bug fixes and steady cleanup. We’ve substantially improved the email functionality where sending an email has a dedicated button and you can re-send any post type as many times as you like. If you didn’t know this already, you can easily send a blog post, a page or any other type of content in WordPress as an email simply by adding email capabilities to that post type in your email settings. Additionally, we’ve improved the views on directories and improved the speed of imports. We added the User ID back into the Account sidebar and fixed the 1970 date from showing when an a date field was empty. For Opportunities, we’ve added a few new filters and made the form “remember” your selections so that you have more control in sorting your opportunities. Please let us know, of course, if you experience any issues of if you have any news to...

2.1

Presspoint 2.1 is ready for installation and represents a few things of significance: Beginning with this release all of our products will carry the same version number. We’re doing this for a number of reasons but the primary reason is that it best reflects what the product has evolved into – a consolidated engagement platform built on WordPress. With this release we’re also looking to maintain point releases alongside WordPress core with bridge releases every few weeks. This will make our updates more predictable and encourage better feature development going forward. 2.1 Release Details: Profiles: In this release we’ve created the concept of micro profiles – portable displays of profile data that you can use for profile badges, modified directories or just about anything you would like to create. To create a micro profile, simply create a new profile form and choose “show” as the action. To display it, use the shortcode or the function pp_micro_profile() and pass the form ID as ‘form’ and the user ID as ‘user’. Additionally, we enabled some additional controls to remove the logout and the entire header from the public profile – you’ll find these settings under the “Public Profile” link within the “Public Settings” section of your Presspoint dashboard. Fields: For this release we’ve enabled variable layouts for form blocks so you can now choose varying widths for your columns. Additionally, we’ve added a range search for date fields under User Reports and we’ve improved the “view” state for all fields but especially for Address Groups. Forms: We’ve improved the responsive nature of all forms both on site and in the admin area – so expect much better mobile performance. We’ve also added...

2.0.48

This release extends the updates made in 2.0.47, adding better theme support for endpoints, and moving settings around to improve system use and setup. Additionally, we added a few bug fixes and some small enhancements to the way we manage variations in commerce. Lastly, we also added a new double colon “::” delimiter for serial imports – namely for taxonomies and multitext...

Version 2.0.47

This release is a significant improvement on how Presspoint manages registration, login, logout and profile management. What you absolutely need to know: We have consolidated the settings and features of all the various forms into the default form builder and we have copied over your previous settings. It’s a good idea to just have a look and make sure your settings are as you’d expect and, perhaps take some time to adjust given the new options. Why we did this: Previously, login, logout, signup and profile preferences were managed with one UI while email signups, profiles and general forms were managed with completely different UIs. Each UI had different features and preferences. What’s new: With this version, we’ve consolidated all of these forms and their various options into the default form builder. This means on a form you can: Auto-login a user, Redirect them to a URL Automatically subscribe them to email updates (this is already automatic for email registration forms) Choose what type of user to create (eg. organization or individual and even the type of organization or individual) Send an auto-responder email Send a notification to an administrator or interested party Display messages before and after submission Display the form by embedding, linking or adding it to the WordPress menu system Where you can find it: You can now find these forms on the dashboard under the Profiles & Forms panel. Other things worth mentioning: In addition to the usual cleanup and bug fixes: You can now log profile changes either by email or to the user log and track what’s changed. Commerce now automatically displays a “buy” button with a link to an outside site when...

Presspoint 2.0.38

This update focused mainly on user profiles and forms but, as usual, we fixed a host of bugs and added tiny features across the entire application. Forms Now public contact forms can collect and (in the user history) display the additional data fields. We also added a better display and transmission of the data via email. Profiles Front-facing profiles now have a tab API for adding additional screens and we improved the display. We also added an account screen for password and other preferences. Additionally, front-facing public profiles can now be customized according to your various user sub-types just like the standard, editable profile. In general, you can now edit WordPress usernames, which has been an often-requested feature and we fixed several small bugs across the profile spectrum. Lastly, user histories were updated with a better styling to be more clear. Directories Directories also had several bug fixes applied and we added the ability to search within a radius of the user’s...

Presspoint 2.0 launches

PRESSPOINT 2.0: YOUR WEBSITE IS YOUR CRM WordPress-native CRM integrates front-end content and back-end sales tools   October 23, 2014, Portland, Ore — Presspoint, LLC today announced the availability of version 2.o its flagship CRM service, Presspoint. Presspoint is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) service for the 3.8M businesses worldwide that run on WordPress, the world’s number one content management system. Presspoint integrates several sales and marketing functions in a single service, reducing complexity, and making it easy for each function to leverage the others for a pixel-perfect view of customers and constituents. With email automation, e-commerce, opportunity management, events, and custom forms all directly connected to a single integrated profile and a sophisticated query engine, Presspoint allows companies and nonprofits to can qualify leads, close opportunities and build relationships faster and easier. “Your content should be powering your CRM, and your CRM should be powering your content,” says Presspoint co-founder Tom Williams. “How are you going to know what people are doing on your site, who’s worth calling right now, if content and sales aren’t fused at the hip?” Most companies today interact with their customers online, but the data is trapped inside multiple services, and each of those services holds only a part of each user’s history. And while it’s extremely challenging to see a complete picture of individual customers or cross reference behaviors to spot trends, it’s inherently impossible to use details from one service to tailor another: each service just doesn’t have the connections.     Price and availability Presspoint is sold as a SaaS (Software as a Service), starting at $55/month with a 12 month contract.  It is...
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