Product Updates

Sunday, March 31, 2024
🍀March Update: Onboarding Designer, Read-only Profile Sections, updated API

Onboarding Designer

Screenshot Customize your member onboarding process with your profile sections and an intro/outro. You can add, remove, and reorder profile sections in the onboarding flow for members.

Read-only Sections

Admins can change the visibility of profile sections to “read-only” mode so members can see fields when they look at their profile but they cannot edit them. Other members cannot see this kind of section at all.

api.theorange.app Launch

Access Orange APIs through this new dedicated API domain to view and manage community resources from your other apps. You can create and roll API keys as well as view webhooks, logs, and events in the classic Unaty app.

Additional Updates

  • Added Help & Getting Started section to community menu with community admin and Orange technical contact email links
  • Added notifications page
  • Now you can add events to your calendar and download member contacts
  • Admins have additional capabilities in the Contacts view and can mass add members to spaces, send emails, and more
  • Admins can change member account emails in the member detail view
  • Additional delegated access permission to control creating spaces
  • Easy copy of member email address and phone number

Coming Soon

  • Profile designer updates to allow more granular visibility and editing settings
  • Offer widget type for Forum
Sunday, February 18, 2024
💌February Update: Contacts Custom Fields & Editing support, Onboarding Gate, and create your own Community

We hope you're having a nice 2024 so far. Here's what we've been working on:

Contacts Custom Fields & Editing

Screenshot Now you can view custom fields and edit all fields right in the contacts view. You can adjust the visible fields, sort, and now even search – then save that to the current view or create a new one.

Here’s a few other tips to get the most out of contacts:

  • Cmd + Z to undo and Cmd + Shift + Z to redo
  • Click on column headers in the table view to move, remove, and label columns
  • In the table view, hold shift and then use arrow keys to select entries
  • You can give all columns custom labels saved to the view
  • Copy/Paste is supported for the table view
  • Search through all members and attributes right in this view
  • Search supports custom operators like location:"New York"

Onboarding Gate

Have members review their profile information before accessing the community by enabling the onboarding gate from within your community settings.

Create your own Community

Any logged in user can now create a Community from the memberships screen.

Enhancements

  • Choose how your birthday is displayed across the community
  • Grid view support for contacts on mobile

Coming Soon

  • Filters support for Contacts
  • Catch-up quickly on changes across your community
Sunday, January 21, 2024
⛷️January Update: Contacts, Opt-in Gates, Membership Status, Direct Emails, and Themes

We hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2024, here are a few Orange updates:

Contacts

Screenshot We’ve rebuilt contacts from the ground up to make it faster, more flexible, and powerful. Quickly switch between collections of members in spaces and view them in a grid or list layout. Add or remove attributes from the view, select members and take mass actions. View member profiles without losing your spot in the directory with the new right detail view.

Opt-in Gates

Screenshot Admins can “Enable Member Opt-in” in your community member preferences and add a Gate to ask members to opt-in before accessing the community. The next time they log in, members will be prompted with the above to opt-in for the current membership period.

Member opt-ins and acceptance of policies are tracked and viewable on the member profile for admins and other members with access in the Manage Member view. Activities are also recorded and stored in the member timeline. Screenshot

Admins can define custom membership periods for the community on an annual, bi-annual, quarterly, or monthly basis and add custom labels for each. For example denoting Summer / Winter if you’re part of an academic club tied to semesters. Customize labels with dynamic data from start and end dates so members can opt-in for Summer ‘23 or Winter ‘23/’24 for example. Screenshot

Membership Status

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This new core member profile field lets leaders update a members status to one of the following:

  • Active is a member in good standing in the community
  • Inactive is a potentially passive member in the community
  • Pending is a not yet accepted member in the community
  • Lapsed is typically a member who has not met current obligations
  • Suspended is typically for members who have gone against guidelines
  • Archived is typically a former community member

Direct Emails

Screenshot Send direct emails to member and view past emails sent to a member in the manage view for a single member. Also send data checks, invites, policy updates, and opt-in emails that are personalized.

Themes

Screenshot Choose from one of the 7 system themes or choose your own accent color (any hex code will do), then select a brightness and notification color to complete your theme.

Enhancements

  • Quick sign-in with a magic link or code sent to your email
  • Updated Membership overview

Coming in February

  • Contacts updates: view member policy & opt-in status, custom fields, sort by last login and name
  • Membership period start / end / renewal dates
Thursday, December 28, 2023
🎄December Update: Policies, Gates, Email Templates, and other enhancements

Wishing you a happy holiday season from the Orange team!

Policies

Policy Gate Screenshot Power up your community governance! Admins can now create and manage custom policies using Markdown, complete with version tracking and key updates. Monitor member compliance, track acceptances, and require policy agreement with our Policy Gates for streamlined control. Stay informed on member engagements with policy updates showcased on profiles and activity feeds.

Gates

Gate Editing Screenshot Introducing Gates, an easy way for Admins to gather member information when they log in. Gates can be used to collect information from members, such as their phone number, address, or even their favorite color. Gates can also be used to require members to agree to a policy before they can access the community. Gates are a great way to collect information from members and ensure they are up to date with the latest policies.

Enhancements

  • Edit system email templates for inviting members, sending data checks, and more.
  • Member directory is much faster and the card grid is responsive on all devices.
  • Switch between spaces in the directory without to see members.
  • Send yourself a magic sign-in link to your email address and skip entering your password.
  • Fixed an onboarding bug that prevented continuing with non-US phone numbers.
  • Now you'll only see events from spaces you're a member of on your calendar.
  • Fixed icon rendering on compose email on Safari.

Coming soon:

  • Opt-in Gate
  • Membership Status
  • Headline Field

See our roadmap for more details.

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Polls & Polish

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New Features

  • Introducing polls! You can now create polls in your spaces and get feedback from your community. Polls are a great way to gather opinions, make decisions, and engage your community.
  • Choose from single choice polls, ranked choice voting, rating, and date/time polls.
  • Say hello to sidebar system themes available under preferences.
  • Never miss a members birthday by seeing them on the shared calendar.
  • Create a signature for emails sent out from posts.
  • Searching for specific posts has never been easier with full-text search with highlighting.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • Vertical and small images are now properly handled when adding to posts.
  • You can now view the stats of email deliveries associated with a particular post.
  • The bio section now reappears when editing your profile.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Google Calendar Sync and Post Attachments

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New Features

  • Connect your space to Google Calendar and enjoy the magic of automatic event synchronization every hour! The easiest way to share your calendar with a group.
  • Say hello to the brand-new community calendar view, where you can conveniently see events from all your spaces in one place.
  • We're all about flexibility, so we've introduced a subscribe-able calendar for your community events. Whether you use iCal, Outlook, or other calendar apps, you can now easily stay updated with all the exciting happenings in your community.
  • We heard your requests, and now you have the power to set a default folder for email attachments. With our handy folder selector component, managing your files has never been easier.
  • Introducing rules for email attachment routing! You can now create customized rules, including support for regex and text-based filtering. It's like having a super-smart assistant who knows exactly where your attachments belong.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  • We've supercharged attachment handling for new posts! You can now add up to 10 attachments per post, with each attachment weighing up to a generous 20MB. Additionally, you can save those attachments directly to your drive folder while posting.
  • Exporting member information is now a breeze. With just a click, you can export all your community members to a CSV file, making it easier to analyze and manage your community data.
  • We've squashed some pesky bugs along the way, such as the file viewer's viewport width issue. Now, you can comfortably view your files without any visual hiccups.
  • Additionally, we've made it possible to change profile pictures and edit profiles directly from the directory with just a single click.

That's all for now, folks! We hope you enjoy these exciting new features and improvements. Stay tuned for more updates coming your way soon. Happy organizing!

Sunday, May 7, 2023
Import & Export Members

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New Features

  • Export functionality for space members is now available via the directory. You can now easily export member lists in CSV format for any space.
  • Import members with merge and update functionality. You can now import a list of members with merge and update options. This allows you to add new members or update existing ones, and keep track of changes in the membership roster.
  • View rules for automatically adding members to spaces via positions, lists, and member types. You can now see the criteria that determine whether a member is automatically added to a space, based on their position, membership in a list, or member type.

Improvements

  • Improved the speed and reliability of member search and filtering. You can now search for members more quickly and accurately, and filter by various criteria such as name, email, and membership status.
  • Enhanced the user interface for managing spaces and members. You can now perform common tasks such as adding or removing members, updating their profiles, and changing space settings more easily and intuitively.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several bugs related to member import and export, including issues with duplicate entries, missing data, and incorrect formatting.
  • Addressed several issues with space and member permissions, ensuring that members can only access the spaces and information they are authorized to see.

We’re on a mission to increase the number of members, leaders, and the impact of communities around the world.

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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!