Today, we have packed a few extra gifts to optimise our current “sleigh ride” version. We are glad to announce that we have marked three more wishes on our community’s wish list as “fulfilled” :)
Sorting in Forums and Categories
We were frequently asked for a sorting option within the forum module. Administrators can now sort forums, categories and threads in their favoured order. Clicking on “edit forums and categories” (top right in the forum main page) leads you to the sorting options:
You can move the respective forums/categories up or down by just clicking the green arrows in the “edit” area. This means they can not only be sorted alphabetically or chronologically, but be adapted to the individual requirements of your community.
A sorting within a category is possible as well: The “Thread sorting” allows you to even arrange the topics alphabetically, chronologically according to the topic’s creation date or to the topic with the latest reply:
A little hint: You may manipulate the alphabetical sorting by using special characters. If you want a topic to be always on top, just put, e.g., an exclamation mark or number sign in front of the title.
Connect your own domains
Actually, we’re offering the possibility to connect one or more of your domains to your network for quite a while. Now we added an appropriate menu in the “Extras” within the administration panel to make this option more clearly visible. Here you may decide whether the added domain(s) should serve as a forwarding to your network address or the network should be exclusively reachable via the new address. We would be pleased to inform you about these options via email. Just drop us a line.
Up to now, group messages were by default sent to the selected target group via email as full text. Now we ask the sender to choose: Should the entire text be send in the email, or just the first 80 characters?
One advantage of the 80 character limit is, that it might arouse the members’ curiosity to read the whole text online in the network. And if a member once is logged in, they might post a new thread, some fancy images or get in touch with other members. This creates more activity in the network and thereby attracts old and new users. By using a clever and target group oriented introduction, this tool can support your community management in an easy but efficient way.
Have a nice ride!