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Our Future Releases form a roadmap for planned functionality coming to our platform. Our Past Releases represent features that have already been completed.

Our last release was on October 20, 2021.

Improved Commerce Interface, Fundraisers, and Redesigned Content PagesVersion 5.05

Redesigned the Commerce Dashboard and improved Member's ability to manage their Account.

New Default HomepageCompleteFEATURE

Redesigned homepage.

Calendar ViewsFEATURE

Ability to view events on a calendar view.

Commerce DashboardFEATURE

Visual display of Payments with some basic graphs.

Account DashboardFEATURE

As a Member you go in to manage your payments and your membership.

Manual BookingsFEATURE

Ability to administratively add a booking to a Member for an Event.

Inter-Space TransferFEATURE

Transfer funds between Member.buzz Spaces.

Specify Global FontsFEATURE

Each Space is able to specify a Global Font.

Customizable TaxCompleteFEATURE

Add the ability for Spaces to specify how much taxes to collect.

FundraisersCompleteFEATURE

Create a purpose-built fundraiser to collect donations.

Reconfigured Checkout PageFEATURE

Improve how guests are modified during checkout.

File Upload FieldCompleteFEATURE

Created a custom field allowing Members to upload files.

Customizable FooterCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to customize the footer.

New Designs for Displays and IndexesFEATURE

Alternative Templates for Pages, Events, Articles, Member, Invoice, Form.

Form ImprovementsFEATURE

Updated functionality to improve form building and submission.

Automatic Approval of Custom DomainsCompleteFEATURE

Users submit domains in their space. Currently, there is a manual process to allow these domains to be mapped, however, this process should definitely be automated.

ProductsFEATURE

The beta version of our e-commerce functionality.

Physical Card ReaderCompleteFEATURE

Created the terminal dialog.

Fix Fee Calculation MethodologyBUG

Currently, fees are calculated based on the total of the Transaction (including the fee). Instead, they should be calculated based on the total without the fee.

Designer Invoice ImprovementsBUG

Fixed a bug with inserting a table in the Designer.

Search, Alerts, and TemplatesVersion 5.06

Added the ability to search the content of a Space and receive in-app alerts about activity.

App AlertsFEATURE

Setup app alerts to inform Members of activity on their spaces.

Search Results PageFEATURE

Create a page to display search results.

Search Crawling ServiceFEATURE

Setup service to crawl existing content.

Search by TagsFEATURE

Added the ability to search and filter content by tags.

Article Submissions ProcessFEATURE

Ability for users to submit articles.

Space TemplatesFEATURE

Improve onboarding process allowing users to choose from a set of templates.

Member Management and EngagementVersion 5.07

To enhance Member management and communication for Organizers. Ability to send Newsletters (which are sent on a schedule) and Notifications (which are sent via a trigger). Improvements to forms and launch of forums.

NewslettersFEATURE

Scheduled and automatic emails sent to Members and Contacts based on filter control.

ForumsFEATURE

Introduced interactive community forums.

Form ImprovementsFEATURE

Added the ability for Members to vote on issues to create a Poll functionality.

Custom NotificationsFEATURE

Triggered Emails, customized by Organizers, sent to Users and Guests when completing activities on a Space.

Contact CSV UploadFEATURE

Ability to upload a CSV full of contacts.

Improvements to Member DashboardBUG

Improved functionality for Organizers to manage their members.

Designer Drafts and WidgetsVersion 5.08

Ability to view and restore drafts in the designer and insert dynamic content into the Designer.

Content RecoveryFEATURE

Ability to save drafts and recover work after a crash.

Revert VersionsFEATURE

Ability to view previously saved versions of content in the Designer and revert to a previous version or draft.

Image CarouselsFEATURE

Ability to insert an image carousel into the Designer.

UniverseVersion 5.09

Introduced the ability for Members to discover and connect with new Spaces based on their interests, location, and previous activity.

Migrate to UniverseFEATURE

Launch the basic version of Universe, moving over existing content.

February 2021

Member Directory and Improved Dashboard FeaturesVersion 5.04

We have released new features focused on helping our Platform to be more intuitive, fun, and easy to use.

Membership DirectoryCompleteFEATURE

A localized hub for the Members of a Space to see and interact with all other Members.

Cyclical MembershipsCompleteFEATURE

Added a new membership option for cyclical memberships.

IntegrationsCompleteFEATURE

Connect your Member.buzz Space with other applications, such as Google Analytics, Hotjar, Bing Ads, and Google Ads.

Notifications DashboardCompleteFEATURE

Organizers can now view all notifications sent from their Space to their Members.

Scrollable MenuCompleteFEATURE

Created the ability for a menu to scroll horizontally if it is too wide.

Profile BannersCompleteFEATURE

Added a banner upload to the Profile Dashboard.

Column ReorderingCompleteFEATURE

Columns on most tables throughout the platform can now be reordered.

Automatic Invoice RemindersCompleteFEATURE

Added automated reminders for unpaid invoices.

Global DiscountsCompleteFEATURE

Added a discount that has no date or variation specified.

Custom Invoice FieldsCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to create custom fields to invoices.

Transactions Dashboard ExportingCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to export Transactions to Word, PDF, Excel, or CSV.

Custom SlugsCompleteFEATURE

Added the option to create custom URLs on Space content.

Dashboard CustomizationCompleteFEATURE

Any customizations made on a table (e.g. sorting, filtering, or visible columns) are automatically saved for each Member.

Reordering Custom Field OptionsCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to reorder options for custom fields.

Restore Deleted ContentCompleteFEATURE

Added the deleted tab to the settings dialog, allowing Organizers to recover deleted content.

Designer Copy/Paste ImprovementsCompleteBUG

Fixed a variety of scenarios affecting pasted content into the designer.

Video Player ImprovementsCompleteBUG

Improved functionality of our video player when using YouTube as a source.

June 2020

Recurring Memberships, Membership Invitations, and Popup DialogsVersion 5.03

Implemented automatically renewing Memberships, private Membership Invitations, and settings dialogs.

Membership InvitationsCompleteFEATURE

Send an Invitation to a Member to register with a Membership that is not publicly available on your Space.

Recurring Membership RenewalCompleteFEATURE

Automatically charge Membership dues.

Settings DialogsCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to have a popup settings dialog instead of having to navigate to a different page.

Custom Color PalettesCompleteFEATURE

Adds a customizable color palette that can be used in the Designer.

TaggingCompleteFEATURE

Enabled tagging Content and Members to organize them into groups.

Square Profile PicturesCompleteBUG

The aspect ratio of profiles pictures is automatically fixed when uploaded.

Image Search ErrorCompleteBUG

Fixed an error that occurred when searching for an image in the upload dialog.

September 2019

Usability and Support ImprovementsVersion 5.02

Added integrated support workflow, basic contact management, and implemented numerous usability improvements.

Performance ImprovementsCompleteFEATURE

Rewritten backend framework to increase performance by over 300%.

Support Request ManagementCompleteFEATURE

A new area in each Space's Dashboard allows for the creation of a support request, directly connecting users with a representative from the Member.buzz Team.

User Interface ImprovementsCompleteFEATURE

Created a variety of improvements to help the platform be easier to understand and use.

Simplified Venue and Invoicee CreationCompleteFEATURE

Simplified the creation of Events and Invoices by changing the Venue / Invoicee dropdown to a simple text field.

Contact ManagementCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to manage contacts from within a Space.

Edited Form WarningCompleteFEATURE

A warning will be shown to a user when they try to close a tab if there is an incomplete form on the page.

Image Uploader PerformanceCompleteBUG

Dramatically improved the performance of the image uploader and Gallery Dashboard.

Incorrect Action Button LinkCompleteBUG

When viewing the page referred to by an action button, the link was rendering incorrectly.

April 2019

Guest Checkin, Manage Credit Cards, and Export OptionsVersion 5.01

Added ability to manage the cards associated with your account, created a guest checkin page, and added additional formats for exporting tables.

Guest CheckinCompleteFEATURE

Added new functionality to checkin guests.

Additional Export TypesCompleteFEATURE

Added basic support for exporting data to Excel, Word, and PDF.

Form Submission NotificationCompleteFEATURE

A purpose-built notification has been created for form submissions.

Customize Action ButtonCompleteFEATURE

Added ability to customize the action button appearing on a space's menu.

Manage Credit CardsCompleteFEATURE

Ability to add a credit card to an account.

Membership Discount ErrorCompleteBUG

Fixed error with creating a discount for a membership level.

Event Permission ErrorCompleteBUG

Fixed error thrown when attempting to set the permissions associated with an event.

February 2019

Performance Improvements and Usability FixesVersion 5.00

Worked through reported issues to streamline existing functionality.

Account Communication PreferencesCompleteFEATURE

Ability to opt-out of notifications and newsletters.

On-Demand Changelog LoadingCompleteFEATURE

Loads images from the changelog on-demand.

Press AreaCompleteFEATURE

Created a new area of the splash page for press.

Designer Clipboard IssuesCompleteBUG

Mailto was being included in the input of the popup dialog.

Transfer RoutingCompleteBUG

Fixed issue with transfer routing.

GIF Uploading in DesignerCompleteBUG

Consolidated designer uploads, allowing GIFs to be uploaded.

December 2018

Group Absorbed Fees and Support Experience RevampVersion 4.09

Added an option for groups to absorb transaction fees rather than passing them onto their Members and revamped our Support Experience.

Changelog PopupCompleteFEATURE

Easily access information on newly released features and fixes via the Changelog Popup in the Navigation Bar.

Dynamically Generated Sitemap and Robots.txtCompleteFEATURE

Sitemaps and Robots.txt are now dynamically generated for each Space based on its content (See SEO).

Fields, Discounts and Permissions for All Content TypesCompleteFEATURE

Consistently added menus for Fields, Discounts and Permissions to Articles, Events, Forms and Memberships.

Move Slice CommandCompleteFEATURE

Added a toolbar item to the Designer to move slices up and down without having to recreate it.

Group Absorbed FeesCompleteFEATURE

Allows groups to absorb transaction fees from their side of the revenue.

Support and Documentation RedesignCompleteFEATURE

Created a new layout for Support Guides and created all initial documentation pages.

Support ChatCompleteFEATURE

Added support chat to Support Sites.

Fixed Link Dialogs for Email AddressesCompleteBUG

Mailto was being included in the input of the popup dialog.

Error while Changing Article AuthorsCompleteBUG

Fixed an error that occurred when changing the author of an existing article.

November 2018

Designer Features and FixesVersion 4.08

Fixed a variety of bugs and implemented additional basic functionality.

Toggle ControlCompleteFEATURE

Implemented a toggle switch control.

Disable Default Content TitleCompleteFEATURE

Ability to disable the automatically generated content title.

Selectable Icons/EmoticonsCompleteBUG

Icons should be selectable and resizable in the Designer.

July 2018

Form Features and Event Dashboard RedesignVersion 4.07

Added additional form types and consolidated the Event Dashboard into a single page.

Advanced Form EditorsCompleteFEATURE

Created a variety of new form field types.

Consolidated Event and Form DashboardsCompleteFEATURE

Combined the Event and Form Dashboard into single pages.

Button Progress AnimationCompleteFEATURE

Animated icons showing progress.

June 2018

Custom Forms, Grid Reordering and DiscountsVersion 4.06

Ability to create native forms, reorder grids through dragging and upload a variety of content into the Explorer.

Custom FormsCompleteFEATURE

Custom forms can be created on the Dashboard and collected from Members or Visitors.

Reordering of Tickets, Menus and FieldsCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to reorder rows of several different grids.

Additional Upload TypesCompleteFEATURE

Added ability to upload a variety of file types into the File Explorer, including Documents, Presentations and Spreadsheets.

DiscountsCompleteFEATURE

Discount can now be added and linked to specific Members or Memberships.

Improved Designer Copy/PasteCompleteFEATURE

Created custom framework for handling copy/paste from a variety of sources.

Improved Designer Undo/RedoCompleteFEATURE

Created custom framework for handling undo/redo.

Gather Custom Fields on CheckoutCompleteFEATURE

Added custom fields to the checkout form.

March 2018

Permission and Role EditorVersion 4.05

Implementation of Module Role and Post Permissions editors.

Simplified Capabilities FrameworkCompleteFEATURE

Removed extraneous permissions and roles.

Role and Permissions EditorsCompleteFEATURE

Created editors to assign Roles and Permissions.

Thumbnail RegenerationCompleteBUG

Created utility to regenerate thumbnails on uploaded images and videos.

January 2018

Custom Fields, Taxonomies, and CapabilitiesVersion 4.04

Inclusion of custom fields in relevant forms and exports and ability to create custom taxonomies.

Improved Email TemplatesCompleteFEATURE

Redesigned email templates with additional information.

Email Rendering EngineCompleteFEATURE

Emails are now sent using an asynchronous engine, improving performance.

Email Stakeholder RecipientsCompleteFEATURE

Notifications will now be sent to content stakeholders (e.g. Space Owners, Event Managers).

Custom TaxonomiesCompleteFEATURE

Ability to create custom taxonomies from the Member Settings Dashboard which will then be displayed in the Profile Dashboard, Member Dashboard, Signup and Renewal pages.

Improved Button StylingCompleteBUG

Improved styling of disabled buttons so that they could be better distinguished from enabled buttons.

Automatic Ticket ExpirationCompleteBUG

Tickets will now be able to be purchased up to three days following an event.

Designer Image UploadingCompleteBUG

Fixed a bug causing image uploading to break on several pages in the Dashboard.

November 2017

Custom Field DashboardsVersion 4.03

Ability to add custom fields to user profiles and content.

Field DashboardCompleteFEATURE

Additional Dashboard pages were added to allow for the creation of custom fields on Members Profiles and Events.

Settings DashboardCompleteFEATURE

Each module now has it's own Settings Dashboard manage any settings specific to that Module.

Membership DashboardCompleteFEATURE

A separate Membership Dashboard was created to create and manage Membership Levels.

Event Transaction RefundCompleteBUG

Fixed issue where Spaces with no account balance is unable to refund a free ticket.

Event Notification FailureCompleteBUG

Fixed a bug which caused Event Notifications to fail in some circumstances.

October 2017

Selection Engine ImprovementsVersion 4.02

Improved framework for reading and manipulating the client-side selection of the designer.

Resizable and Draggabe ImagesCompleteFEATURE

Images should be client-side resizable.

Designer SearchCompleteFEATURE

Implemented Quick Search and Search and Replace functionality.

Heading and Font Size LogicCompleteBUG

Improved font size manipulation and heading logic.

Toolbar Command Fixes and Tag ConsolidationCompleteBUG

Improved functionality of toolbar commands and consolidation of superfluous tags.

July 2017

Routing and PrivacyVersion 4.01

Implemented privacy options, new domain routing and fixed designer bugs.

Redirect Secondary DomainCompleteFEATURE

If you have mapped multiple custom domains, anyone going to your non-default domain will be redirected to your default domain.

Social LinksCompleteFEATURE

Profiles and spaces should be able to be associated with the URLs of social sites.

Private Posts and MenusCompleteFEATURE

Added ability to hide individual posts and menus from non-members.

Documentation and Support Mobile SitesCompleteFEATURE

Vastly improved the mobile version of the Documentation and Support sites.

Background BannersCompleteBUG

Fixed a bug in the designer that was causing the background banners to disappear.

May 2017

Templates, Comments and WalkthroughVersion 4.00

This release represents the first publicly available version of our platform and includes a variety of features and fixes.

DocumentationCompleteFEATURE

Our newly launched Documentation Site provides users with detailed information on how to use the site.

Content InfrastructureCompleteFEATURE

We have implemented a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) to ensure that the platform loads quickly.

Status PageCompleteFEATURE

This page indicates whether Member.buzz is operating normally. Any outages will be recorded here. Users can also view the status of each part of the website.

SupportCompleteFEATURE

We have also launched the beta of our Support Site, used to ask questions, submit new ideas and view our support documentation.

CommentingCompleteFEATURE

Users can now comment on posts made by members on the site.

Profile PicturesCompleteFEATURE

Users can now select profile pictures that will appear next to their name.

Site WalkthroughCompleteFEATURE

When users first signup for a site, they will be taken through the Site Walkthrough which helps users get started managing their content.

Image ResizingCompleteFEATURE

Users can now change the size of any individual picture by choosing its width. To do this, select the image and enter the desired width in pixels.

Slice Background Banners and PatternsCompleteFEATURE

Users can now set the background to be either a pattern on a background banner.

Designer Templates and FeaturesCompleteFEATURE

Users are now able to add a set of premade designs into the Designer.

April 2017

Video Uploading and Performance InfrastructureVersion 3.07

Contains a variety of advanced behavior and functionality built on top of the framework created in the previous releases.

Video UploadingCompleteFEATURE

Users now have the ability to upload videos directly into a page or to link videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other online media sources. To see the full list of supported media sites, see Media.

Performance InfrastructureCompleteFEATURE

Implemented a variety of new infrastructure improvements.

December 2016

Template and Designer Client FrameworkVersion 3.06

Created client-side command framework to control actions originating from the Designer. Various improvements to the Designer.

August 2016

Designer FixesVersion 3.05

Released a variety of fixes and updates the increase the stability of the Designer.

July 2016

Designer FrameworkVersion 3.04

Implemented several new toolbar items and fixed a variety of bugs.

Adjust PaddingCompleteFEATURE

Added the ability to adjust the padding of a slice using a popup.

June 2016

Designer SlicesVersion 3.03

Implemented the Designer Slice control, used to layout a page.

May 2016

Design FrameworkVersion 3.02

This version finalized the design constructs in preparation for use by the designer.

List CreatorCompleteFEATURE

Added a button in the Designer that allows for the creation of ordered and unordered lists.

Page Load PerformanceCompleteFEATURE

Substantially reduced the amount of time it takes to load a page.

April 2016

Performance ImprovementsVersion 3.01

Fixed a variety of performance issues.

February 2016

Multiple SitesVersion 3.00

Ability for customers to create a new space and customize its content.

Splash PageCompleteFEATURE

Created the splash page for the root space.

Space CreationCompleteFEATURE

Created the ability for people to create their own space.

December 2015

PilotVersion 2.00

Initial release of the content management framework designed to gather feedback from a single organization.

Profile and Account ManagementFEATURE

Created the ability for individual users to manage their profile and account on the dashboard.

Member ManagementFEATURE

Added the member management functionality.

Free and Paid TicketsFEATURE

Added the ability to create paid and unpaid tickets in events.

Dashboard AdaptivityFEATURE

Improved the mobile view of the Dashboard.

March 2015

FrameworkVersion 1.00

Initial scoping and design of framework using existing platforms.

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