Template editor: tinymce version 5

Tinymce is the rich text editor used by Cameo, for editing templates and some form text. Tinymce version 5 has been available for a while now; it will be phased in to Cameo over the next few weeks. The update includes a new substitution selection box. In the first instance, version 5 is experimental. You can turn version 5 on at the end of the Profile section: exercising the new version would be very helpful. At some point, I will reverse this: everyone will get version 5 but you can revert back to version 4 if you run into problems. Once confident it is all working, in a few weeks or months version 4 will be removed completely. Read More…

Sending email to event attendees

Sending emails to people who booked for an event is easier with a new button in the Reservations, Bookings and Attendance section on the Events menu . This doesn’t add anything you couldn’t do manually before, but it brings several steps together in one place.

To send email to event attendees, you need a list which selects them and a template which has that list as its audience. The email attendees button at the end of the Reservations section makes both for you in one go. Read More…

Tags update

Tags in items which offer them to help categorise and filter (reminder messages, file store files, templates and lists) now have a common implementation and presentation style, making things more consistent. To accommodate this in File Store, the presentation of files has been brought into line with other sets of things, with a click on a summary line revealing detail. Read More…

Templates and Mailshots section given a refresh

The templates section looks a little different and has several new features to help you find and manage templates: * Template summaries are now shown in the same “concertina list” style used in other sections. * You can filter the list on various properties, including text searching of names and content. * Vary the order of presentation. * Templates can now be assigned tags to help group and search them. * Email attachments now have their own distinct template type. Read More…

Terminology change: “services event” is now “services task”

Because “events” are coming to Cameo soon, in the sense of things that you can book tickets for, the use of the phrase “services event” in templates – meaning to prepare a message from the template when something happens in Cameo, such as enrolling a new member – is likely to be a confusing clash of terminology. Therefore this has been re-named “services task”. Read More…