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Welcome to the Localist Feature Log, your stop for learning what new features and enhancements have been made available to your admins and community.

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Area of the platform and themes impacted. Some updates are exclusively available on our Emphasis theme

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Update: Concept3d Map Integration

Upgrades to the Concept3d map integration in Localist will include:

  • Full-Width Display: Previously the Concept3d Maps did not span the full width of page’s body content. Now it will match the width of the page in Emphasis.
  • Interactive Functionality: Click the arrow dropdown within the map component of each location in Localist to see additional information such as photos, a description, or directions that have been added in Concept3d.

Automatic
Emphasis Exclusive

January 26, 2022

Update: Email Templates

With Email Templates, Platform Admins can edit content, layout, and styles of notification emails coming from your Localist platform via the Email Customization Editor.
Automatic
Platform Admins
Admin Dashboard

Update: Register Attendee Question

When using Localist Register, you can now provide predefined answers with a multiple choice question format.
Automatic
Event Admins
Admin Dashboard

October 21, 2021

Feature: Conferences

Conferences are multi-day events that enable you to include scheduled sub-events or sessions. This may also apply to festivals, workshops, trainings and other special series.
Automatic
Event Admin
Emphasis Exclusive

May 17, 2021

Update: Featured Carousel Play/Pause Controls

The Featured Carousel component now has a play/pause button that starts and stops the slider.
Automatic
Emphasis Exclusive

Troubleshooting

If your Featured Carousel is not displaying the pause/play button as expected, your platform customizations have prevented Localist from automatically applying this feature update. A Platform Admin will need to review the following Theme Editor file and manually put in place the required code. To access this code, you can create an inactive theme with no customizations to review the default code. Alternatively, you can reset these files then re-apply your customizations, but this is only recommended if you have lightly modified the theme file AND a copy of your customized theme file code is saved outside of the platform.

  • Play/Pause Button: Shared Among Multiple Views > _featured_section

May 11, 2021

Event Insights: Post-Event Review Email (Update) & Admin Report (New)

Event Insights replaces our legacy event review system with a flexible survey that helps you understand how each event contributes to your community goals. Gain deeper insights from event attendees about the topic, format, and overall experience of your events to better inform your community event engagement strategy. We’re excited to deliver you the ability to:

  • Build a data-driven business case to calculate your Return-on-Events
  • Identify which events are moving the needle on business outcomes you specify e.g. new community member recruitment, fostering connections, and much more
  • Inform planning around new topics and event formats that will land with your audience

Automatic
Event Admins
Emphasis Exclusive

April 9, 2021

Update: Batch Rejection

Platform and Event Admins can now batch reject events in the Pending Queue via the Batch Actions dropdown.
Automatic
Platform & Event Admins
Admin Dashboard

March 9, 2021

Update: HTML in Feeds & CSV Uploads

The following HTML tags are now supported when included in an event’s description in CSV/ICS/RSS Feeds and CSV bulk uploads: strong, em, b, i, p, code, pre, tt, samp, kbd, var, sub, sup, dfn, cite, big, small, address, hr, br, div, span, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, ul, ol, li, dl, dt, dd, abbr, acronym, a, img, blockquote, del, ins, iframe, u
Automatic
Platform Admins
Admin Dashboard

Update: Feed Error Reporting

Errors related to failed Feed imports will now be displayed in the status column on your Feeds management page.
Automatic
Platform Admins
Admin Dashboard

February 5, 2021

Feature: “New” Event Label

For events that have been approved within the last 30 days, a “NEW” label will automatically display on the event card. This label will be automatically removed when the event has reached 31 days since approval.
Automatic
Emphasis Exclusive

Troubleshooting

If your event cards are not displaying the “NEW” label as expected, your platform customizations have prevented Localist from automatically applying this new feature. A Platform Admin will need to review the following Theme Editor file(s) and manually put in place the required code. To access this code, you can create an inactive theme with no customizations to review the default code. Alternatively, you can reset these files then re-apply your customizations, but this is only recommended if you have lightly modified the theme file AND a copy of your customized theme file code is saved outside of the platform.

  • Event Card: Shared Among Multiple Views > _event_item

January 11, 2021

Feature: Zoom Integration

When creating Virtual or Hybrid events, you can now connect to your Zoom account to generate meeting details without leaving the Localist event form.
Platform Admin
Event Admins + User Submissions
Emphasis + Legacy

Troubleshooting

If your Public Event Submission Form is not displaying the Zoom fields as expected, your platform customizations have prevented Localist from automatically applying this new feature. A Platform Admin will need to review the following Theme Editor file(s) and manually put in place the required code. To access this code, you can create an inactive theme with no customizations to review the default code. Alternatively, you can reset these files then re-apply your customizations, but this is only recommended if you have lightly modified the theme file AND a copy of your customized theme file code is saved outside of the platform.

  • Submission Form: Events > Public Event Submission Form

January 4, 2021

Update: Personal Payout Accounts

When using Localist Register, Event Admins can now add their own personal Strip payout account so that their event funds are directly deposited to their Stripe account. Previously, Stripe accounts were only added at a global level and managed by Platform Admins.
Automatic
Event Admins
Admin Dashboard

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