Weekly Patch - February 18, 2024
🐞 Bug Fixes 🐞
User Authentication & SSO
- Project quick invited new users taking SSO methods into the site will gain teams at the Community scope as intended
Welcome to the new year! For the first monthly release of 2024, we thought we’d spruce things up a bit and give our email templates a new look for the new year. Nearly every templated and system email throughout the platform has received a touch-up, giving both admin and tester-facing emails a modern new look and presenting vital platform information clearer than ever before!
First on the list, we’ve expanded the functionality of the “Report logo” portion of your community visual theme, now renamed “Email and PDF logo”. As the name implies, any image uploaded here will now be included both on exported PDF report documents, as well as included in the header section of any system-generated emails. These additions give you a great new way to improve your community and project branding! Check out our updated template email examples below to see how this will look!
Our goal with this update was to give our various platform-generated emails a cleaner, more modern look and to align them with some of the recent platform UI changes. Here are just a few examples of some of the more common platform emails and their new style, including the new email logo capability:
Quick Invite email sent via the Invite to project/community button:
New feedback follow notification:
Survey/content publish notification:
And lastly, we’ve added the option to input fully custom emails into templates via raw HTML, which will completely bypass Centercode’s normal email validation. This ensures that the exact source you paste will be exactly what is delivered to your users. To use this new feature, simply select “Raw HTML email template” from the new “Email content source” dropdown when creating an email template.
Season's greetings from Centercode, the Centercode Support team, and me! After a long and productive year (how about that DevJam release?!), we hope you’re headed to a restful holiday and a fantastic end to 2023.
I'd like to take this opportunity to inform customers that the Centercode office will be closed on December 25th and 26th as well as January 1st and 2nd. During this time, the Support team will be unavailable for standard email and in-site chat support. Rest assured that the team will respond to any inquiries or requests that we receive while closed as soon as we’re back in the office.
We genuinely appreciate your engagement with beta testing in all of its forms, your collaborative and honest feedback, and of course for being a Centercode customer. As always, if there’s anything we can do to support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
VP of Customer Success
Tis the season for gift giving, and boy do we have a pile of presents for you this month! Refresh your coffee - this one’s a doozie!
December kicked off Centercode’s inaugural 🎊DevJam🎊. We gathered up a huge number of fast but super impactful bugs and improvements from nearly every area of the platform, and our devs competed to implement the highest number, the most valuable, and the most anticipated improvements. The result is a whooole lot of presents under the Centercode tree this year! Vote here for which of these changes you like the best.
And the fun doesn’t stop there: We also hung a few stockings packed to the brim with UI improvements to give Centercode a new look for 2024.
Not only is it the season for gift giving, it’s the season where we all get dressed up in new sweaters and socks (thanks Grandma!)—and Centercode has a new look to show off as well, with a fresh round(ing) of UI improvements!
First up, we’ve got a bolder, clearer, more readable global font! Note that if you’ve used CSS to change the font in your site, your customization might need some post-update attention. Let us know so we can help!
Next up, a new look for our infoboxes, including a redesigned layout and eye-catching icons for each infobox type!
A new rounded look for most buttons, checkboxes, and dropdowns throughout the site! (After all, would it really be the holidays if we didn’t all get a little… rounder?)
Without further ado, here is the list of the many, many DevJam improvements! We’ve highlighted a few of the bigger changes and summarized the rest. You’re welcome to reach out to us via in-site chat or email if you’d like clarification on any of these items!
We increased the “stickiness” of the flyout menus throughout the platform, giving you a little wiggle room if your cursor strays off the menu for even a moment.
The updated button text makes it clearer that you’ll proceed to a typical “preview” step before finalizing the email being sent.
These handy buttons take you to a user list that's filtered to the relevant team and a shortcut for emailing users on that filtered list.
Archiving a resource group (including content, releases, surveys, feedback types, and user profiles) will automatically archive all the resources within it.
Easily grab a link you can paste elsewhere via this handy new button on the Modify this invitation type page!
Get a preview of the name and ticket number you’ll be taken to when hovering over the navigation arrows in the feedback ticket view! This way, you’ll always know which feedback is coming up next.
This new option will allow new replies on closed feedback so discussion can continue on feedback you have marked as resolved. This gives you more flexibility in how you use resolved statuses.
When customers create a new survey, it's obviously pretty common to add questions to it. We've shaved off the manual step of clicking the "Add a form element" button to make the survey creation process just a little bit smoother.
When previewing an email before sending it, the “Never mind” button will now return you to the email editing screen, allowing you to easily make last-minute changes instead of getting kicked all the way back to editing the invitation type.
Quick invite emails sent using the “Invite to Community” or “Invite to Project” button are no longer limited to a single instance per email address. If a user reports not receiving an email invite sent this way, now you can simply invite them again without digging into Recruiting!
Get quick access to the link associated with a URL link invitation type by using the new button added to the Recruitments pages!
The presentation mode view of the Delta Huddle dashboard now has a slide indicating the presentation is finished before looping back to the beginning.
This new confirmation window for the “Remove Filter/View” button ensures that a misclick doesn’t lead to accidentally removing a valuable resource.
This new hover-over effect makes it clearer that your aim is on point as you drag and drop files into a file attachment form element.
We’ve expanded our content title sentence casing tool to include form elements, making it easier for you to keep all your titles (resources, forms, etc.) cased the same way.
The login count used by the data engine has been changed to match the same criteria used by the user summary login count page for the sake of consistency. This also means that “# logins” consistently follows a more typical definition of a login, i.e. authentication into a new session.
We fixed an underlying issue that was preventing the “Exclude” option for email log filter fields from functioning as intended!
Previously, activating Ted would open Ted’s settings in a new browser tab after confirmation. Now clicking the activate Ted button will take you straight to the Ted settings page in the same tab!
The “Activity incomplete” message was updated to include a new icon and dark visuals, making it clearer to testers that the activity is considered incomplete and they have a limited time to finish it.