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  • Release notes 8/8/17

    • FWORK-47124 - Released the ability for clients to connect their existing Stripe accounts to the BSD Tools to process contributions.
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  • Release notes 7/28/17

    • FWORK-47287 - Fixed a bug that caused users to not be able to edit their existing events
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  • Release notes 7/24/17

    • FWORK-47279 - Added support to simple events search to allow for searching just by State and not Zip Code
    • FWORK-47286 - Fixed a bug that was causing last sign in date for admins not to appear
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  • Release notes 7/17/17

    • FWORK-47272 - Fixed a bug that caused edits to not persist when changing content in A/B test cases
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  • Are you compromising your deliverability by sending to an old list?

    Have you been concerned about impacting your deliverability by sending email to an old list?  There are many risks to sending email to an outdated list, including but not limited to spam traps, blacklisting and feedback loops.

    In order to make maintaining your lists' health as easy as possible, we have added some new reports to the Reporting Library under Analytics in the Control Panel:

    • Standard Inactives
    • Non-Donor Actives
    • Mailing Clickers (date range)
    • Mailing Clickers by Cons Group (relative date)
    • Mailing Openers (date range)
    • Mailing Openers by Cons Group (relative date)

    Once you have compiled a list of inactive email addresses, you can run them through the Bulk Unsubscribe tool under the Email tab in the Control Panel to unsubscribe them from future mailings.

    You can read more about the importance of list hygiene here.

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  • Release notes 6/27/17

    • FWORK-47140 - Fixed a bug that caused merged constituents to have their mailing histories deleted 
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  • Release notes 6/23/17

    • FWORK-47226 - Fixed a bug that caused the counts of scheduled mailings to not appear correctly
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  • Release notes 6/22/17

    • [FWORK-41949] - A row in mailing stats for A/B sends called "Remainder" has been added. This will be the stats for sending to what remains of the mailing after picking a test case winner. We also indicate which test case won. The overall row now represents a roll-up of the remainder and the test cases.
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  • Changes to A/B test mailing stats

    In our most recently release, we've changed what stats are displayed for an A/B mailing. Previously, we had a row for overall stats for the whole mailing as well as a row for each test case. Now, we're adding an additional row, called "Remainder" that will be the stats for sending to what remains of the mailing after picking a test case winner. We also indicate which test case won. The overall row now represents a roll-up of the remainder and the test cases.

    The CSV export was also altered to add additional rows. Previously it only had the overall row. It now has rows for remainder and each test case. There are new columns added as well to differentiate between the additional rows.

    We hope this will help make the stats here a bit clearer, but if there are any questions please reach out to us at help@bluestatedigital.com

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  • Release notes 6/16/17

    • [FWORK-46925] - Fixed a bug that caused some events based twig tags to not display.
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  • Release notes 5/31/17

    • [FWORK-47060] - Fixed a bug that did not allow thank you pages from a different chapter within the same client to be used 
    • [FWORK-47104] - Added a section to the Dictionary tool for new events page translations
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  • Release notes 5/15/17

    • [FWORK-47021] - Fixed a bug that required postal codes for countries where they did not apply
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  • Release notes 5/11/17

    • [FWORK-40319] - Error notification has been added to the contribution upload system to let you know if bad or unprocessed rows were in your file
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  • Enhancements to BSD’s Email Design Assistant

    We have updated the BSD Tools Email Design Assistant, a tool that will easily let you create bespoke email templates, to add even more capabilities:

    • Hex color selector
    • Political disclaimer box maker
    • Logo Image Alt Text insertion

    and others.

    The output of the Email Design Assistant based on years of A/B testing and best practices developed by Blue State Digital. It’s mobile-optimized and will ensure your supporters consume your email messages in a format that is optimized for their specific devices. And best of all, anyone can use it. No CSS, HTML, or other code required.

    Take advantage of the Email Design Assistant to build your own email templates today!

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  • Release notes 5/5/17

    • [FWORK-46573] - Fixed a bug that caused the Manage Mailings page to incorrectly show the "Last Sent" date of a message even when it had never been sent.
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