GuildPortal Dev Blog

Updates from Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal Code Monkey

Posted 3/30/2010 2:24 PM by Aaron Lewis. 120862 reads. Share:

Champions Online Super Groups now have rosters that are full integrated with Cryptic's XML data feeds, providing hands-free, up-to-date roster info on members of your Super Groups.  You don't need to do anything to activate it.  If you have a roster widget on any of your guild pages it'll already be updated to the new one.

The roster will match any characters entered by your members in their Characters/Settings, so that any medals you have awarded will show up right alongside them.

However, if an admin of a site decides that they want to revert to the standard GuildPortal roster instead, it can be done by clicking the Edit button at the bottom of the widget and checking the box to disable integration.

Posted 3/26/2010 8:09 AM by Aaron Lewis. 9422 reads. Share:

Many updates have been made, most in response to support tickets:
  • The mail system has been reverted back to the previous implementation, due to demand.
  • The Custom Content Box (widget) image for the top right fader is now saving correctly.
  • Performance enhancements have been made in key areas, resulting in faster page load times.
  • Some widgets have had their UIs updated to be more uniform.
  • Dialog windows are now taking cues from guild style settings for their appearance (if the guild is not using custom CSS).
  • A FAQ entry has been added for IE 8 users experiencing problems with their session remaining active.  See the FAQ section of the main GuildPortal home page, under "Why Does Internet Explorer Keep Logging Me Out?"
  • When editing a page's properties, if you have images entered for the tabs but do not have the correct type of navigation selected, the tool will warn you and give instructions on how to change your navigation type to the correct one.
  • Several areas of the Control Panel have been updated to make things a bit more uniform.
  • The Idle Monitor has been fixed and should now be sending out inactivity warnings and auto-disbanding as configured by admins.
  • The Guild Funds widget now has a view that shows the history of adjustments.
  • When importing items into the Guild Bank from the editor, partial matches and searches based on the category of item are now allowed.
  • Padding issues with the main table within which widgets render have been fixed.
  • All guild pages have been updated to use version 1.4.2 of jQuery.

Posted 3/12/2010 1:55 PM by Aaron Lewis. 7015 reads. Share:

The Raid Point Standings widget has been given a boost in functionality with today's code push!  While the widget on a page displays much as it has before, clicking on it will open a dialog with a log of drops the member has paid out DKP for, manual adjustments made by events admins, and a full event attendance history.

In addition, event admins are able to add manual adjustments directly from the dialog (under the "Manual Adjustments" tab).  No need to hunt around in the control panel for that, anymore!

Finally, a new button is visible to event admins when viewing a specific event using the Calendar widget that makes it possible to go directly into event follow-up, without needing to hunt down the event in the calendar widget editor listing.  The link to directly edit the event itself has been converted into a button to make it easier to find, as well.  Both are along the top.

Posted 3/11/2010 10:13 AM by Aaron Lewis. 11501 reads. Share:

A new web-based mail interface goes live with today's push!  The new UI brings GuildPortal's mail up to date with some of the more intuitive mail systems out there, offering grouping, improved sorting, and simplified custom folder creation. 

It no longer requires a dedicated tab, as clicking on the Mail links (regardless of navigation type) will now open it in its own window.  For those who already have sites with an inbox widget on a page, it will now load the new UI embedded inside.  Admins who are particular about style settings within pages may want to remove their dedicated mail page completely and just let the links do the work.

Posted 3/4/2010 11:39 AM by Aaron Lewis. 5597 reads. Share:

Custom Event Roles top the list of items included with tonight's code push.  Click the Edit button under your calendar and then click the "Custom Roles" link at the top of the editor window.  This allows you to add to the list of default event roles like DPS, tank, healer, etc.  In addition, you also have the option to completely replace the default roles and use only your custom-provided ones.  The check box for doing so is located in the same place.

Some bug fixes included in the update:
  • Clicking on Manage Guild Associations for a character will no longer result in a redirect to the GP home page.
  • A blank page will no longer show up when sending new mail from the inbox.
  • Adding a new custom event category, and then immediately adding a new event, will now show the newly-added category (previously, you had to close the window and re-open it).
  • There is now an option in the Control Panel, under Style Settings : Text, that makes it possible to specify the spacing between lines in posts, news, and other areas.
  • More font options have been added to the Control Panel, under Style Settings : Text.
  • Various widgets have had their output modified slightly to make them more uniform with the rest of your site.