“Christmas is all around…” was the subject of the email our developers sent to inform us about the successful mixxt update. The new version 0.15 of our community kit is called “Sleigh Ride” and comes along with some lovely gifts in November already.
No need to wait any longer: the sleigh carries the freshly packed and truly longed for file module! You can now use mixxt as a file management tool as well and upload your own files to share them with others. Administrators can activate the file module in the “Admin / Features” and specify who may see or upload files.
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Last weekend we added a few improvements to our mixxt system. If you look closely, you might have already noticed it:
- The public RSS-lifestream does not need http-authentication any longer.
- Invitation mails to new members can now be stored as templates.
- If the networks founder allows it, moderators and/or administrators may now moderate or delete other members’ blog posts.
- After accepting or declining the attendance of an event, the user is informed about his new status via pop-up notification.
Last night we added a another piece of harmony to our recent mixxt version.
Design & CSS
In addition to six new standard designs (with such nifty names as Blue Sky, Heaven, Shine or Winter), we optimised the custom CSS mode. CSS stands for “Cascading Style Sheets” and allows the administrator to customise the network design (such as fonts, colours or layout) individually. Yes, good catch, the custom CSS has already been implemented before this update, but is now much more comfortable to handle :) Another news: You can now upload images for using them in the CSS, e.g. as a background image.
Let’s get creative!
Moderation in networks
To make mixxt even better for collaborative work, we added some moderation settings. Administrators can now adjust the users’ rights to edit content more precisely. If the administrator defines it in the privacy settings, members holding a moderator status may now edit or delete other members’ events, forum posts or images. Shortly, this feature will also be available for blog posts.
This is particularly useful for networks which require an increased effort in moderation. The admin can assign some of his duties to the moderators and let them fully perform their respective tasks. If a member uploads an image which violates the owner’s copyright or writes a forum post which doesn’t comply with the community rules, the moderator can react independently and edit or delete this content.
And that’s not all: Keep your eyes and ears open, there will be another update in the course of this week! This update comes along with to be continued…
At BarCamp Berlin 3 (which was also hosted by mixxt) some of you had the opportunity to meet & greet some members of the international mixxt team. Not only one of our four founders, Oliver Ueberholz, made his way from Bonn to Berlin, but also the Country Managers Turkey and Poland managed to visit this great web2.0ish event. For those who couldn’t come we took a nice picture to show what you missed ;)
f.l.t.r.: Şekip Can Gökalp, Nicole Ebber, Kai Uhlemeyer, Oliver Ueberholz und Jakub Górnicki (Image by kcu)