People- January 15, 2021
Improvements & Bug Fixes
  • Fixes for People imports failing on production (issue caused by temp data not expiring)
  • Also added extra fields (Education and Marital Anniversary details) for Elvanto imports
  • Validate Elvanto API key before import is triggered
  • UI now display a message letting the users know which email address a confirmation email will be sent to when an import is completed
  • People import notification email changes, Matt Morrison should no longer receive import notification
  • Ability to maintain user ids when merging duplicates
ChMS- January 15, 2021
Improved Features
We're pleased to announce the following features have been released this week!
  • Available Tickets
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The total number of available tickets is now displayed on registration forms along with the available tickets remaining. This will allow your congregation and guests to see how many they can reserve for a registered event.
  • Free Events
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Invoices & Tickets can now be disabled for free events! This setting can be set globally under Settings > Events > Invoice. Configure whether you would like to enable invoices and tickets for free events with registration.
This setting can be overwritten on a per-event basis under the Registration tab of the event.
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Note: Invoices and tickets will automatically be sent out for ticketed events that collect payment.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixes for Facebook sidebar
  • API endpoint for creating Financial Accounts
  • Fix issue with Edit Multiple Services
    Change Song
  • Fix issue with free events
Sites - January 13, 2021
NEW Global Menu on Sites
We're excited to announce that the Global Menu is now available for Sites Primary Admins.
Read more about the Global Menu on Sites.
The following bug fixes have recently been released:
  • Gradient fix for mobile main menu.
  • Page Header Heading and Subheadings now allow for manual link breaks.
  • Image and Icon Link Blocks now allow for links to be opened in a new tab.
Sites - December 18, 2020
We're pleased to announce the following updates have recently been released!
  • Tertiary colours are now included within block overlay options
  • NEW Feeds page (Admin > Settings > Integration: Feeds) to easily grab your Site feeds for adding to your App (or other applications)
  • All-day events no longer display start and end times in event details
  • Items associated with a Program (ie: events, news, blog) can now be hidden from the Program page (within Edit Program)
  • Events now include a registration link button
ChMS- November 23, 2020
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
Volunteer Service Time Tags
- These appear in the Edit Multiple Services indicating which service time a volunteer has been scheduled for.
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Digital Meeting Link
- Groups can now list a digital meeting link under Meeting Details in the Edit tab for online groups.
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Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with specified Demographic lockdowns not giving access to profiles when it was accessible from people list.
  • Fixed an issue with "Tax deductible" checkbox changing incorrectly when editing transactions linked to pledges.
  • Fixed an issue with being unable to save group after setting start and end dates to the same date.
  • Fixed an issue with one day events showing as two in calendar.
  • Fixed an issue where Event guest list search bar name search was not working correctly.
ChMS, 14th October - 2020
It's been too long since a ChMS Changelog entry was published. I apologise for that!
Beta Improvements
To start off with, we've made the following improvements to our existing BETA features:
  • Added the ability to select people using Checkboxes into the People BETA (To make way for future uses soon!)
  • Fixed an issue with dragging service plan items not saving correctly in the Edit Multiple Services BETA
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
  • Added Auto Schedule onto Edit Multiple Services
  • Added new Songs related API Endpoints, allowing you to create Songs, arrangements and keys as desired
  • Added new "External Notes" field to the Financial Transactions API and import, which can be used to store external data such as transaction IDs from other systems
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Improved data sent in the People Flow webhook payload
  • Improved backend code for sending out Scheduled Report emails
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with assigned needs not showing the name of the member they were assigned to
  • Fixed an issue with scheduling service teams on in edit multiple services BETA incorrectly changing service team statuses
  • Fixed an issue with deleted access permissions causing account settings to be unable to be saved
  • Fixed an issue with event registration tickets not showing "Attended" status in exports
  • Fixed an issue with users being able to add people into groups they shouldn't be able to add into
  • Fixed an issue with the Group Finder not restricting correctly in certain situations
  • Fixed an issue with Group Message Board notifications having an invalid URL
  • Fixed an issue with Deleted group categories causing issues when saving groups details
  • Fixed an issue with certain users being unable to see their group meetings in the member area calendar
Until next time, which hopefully will be sooner, Stewart.
Sites - September 23, 2020
We're pleased to announce the following updates have been released this week!
Feature: Plan Your Visit
  • Available Spots
    - Users can now set visitor limits on a service
  • Notification Email
    - Users can now receive visit details when a guest plans a visit
Read more about the Plan Your Visit feature available on Sites.
Pay - September 14th, 2020
Update 1.0.2 went out late last week for Pay and introduced a few minor features alongside some bug fixes.
New Features Include:
Hardware Order Receipts
Before update 1.0.2, a confirmation email was sent out when a Card Reader was ordered. With update 1.0.2, a receipt is sent instead:
Pull-To-Refresh Activity
When viewing previous purchases in the Activity section of the app, you can now pull down to refresh the list. This is useful for when you open the list while a purchase is processing.
View Longer History Within Activity
You can now scroll back through all previous purchases instead of only viewing a recent history of purchases.
Bug Fixes Include:
More Stability For Address Validation When Ordering Hardware
The update corrects an issue which could cause some zip codes to fail when validating.
ChMS - 4th September, 2020
New Features
We're pleased to announce the following new features have been released this week!
General Improvements
We've made some general improvements to the system this week, including:
  • Improved the Admin UI for Needs, including Filtering and Pagination
Bug Fixes
In addition to the above news, we also fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed an issue with importing transactions not using Financial account settings for tax correctly
  • Fixed an issue with our People Flow Webhook data sending the incorrect UUID for the person in the step
  • Fixed an issue where the settings for default People Flow Note categories weren't appearing within people flows
  • Fixed an issue with the Member Directory showing incorrect address details
ChMS - Releasing Event Attendance
For the longest time, our event registration feature has allowed you to generate tickets that have barcodes on them.
Those barcodes were completely useless though and were only there for decoration.
One way to describe the barcodes...
This changes now though! As of today we're glad to release a new "Event Attendance" feature that allows you to make use of those barcodes, and easily record people as "Attended" within an event.
Good News
How to find the feature
When you view the “Guests” or “Invoices and Tickets” tab of an event, there will be new button for “Record Attendance”
Record Attendance - Invoices
Record Attendance - Guest List
Once you do that, a window with a text input will appear. You'll also see a list of the people who are registered as guests for that event.
Input with Guests
Within this screen you can then choose to simply check people in from the guest list, or alternatively you can search for a particular ticket using the ticket number.
Record Attendance - Ticket Checked In
If you have a barcode scanner, you can use it on this screen to simply scan the ticket number, and check them in immediately.
Once a person has been marked as Attended on the event, they will appear on the Guest list as "Attended"
Attended in Guest List
In addition to this, if they checked in using their ticket, their tickets will appear as Attended in the ticket list.
Attended in Ticket List
Important Notes
  1. When searching by name, it does require the guest to be added into the system and in the “Guest list” of the event. For ticketed events we’d recommend using the ticket number to search for people, but the name search can be used for other events.
  2. People not on the guest list can not currently be marked as attended. You’d have to invite them to the event first, then you can mark them as attended.
  3. If a person checks in using their ticket, their ticket will be marked as attended and they will be marked as attended in the guest list. If you just mark them as attended via searching their name, it will not mark their ticket as attended.
Wrapping up
That's pretty much it for now. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our support team via
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