Today we release the much requested feature to upload files and images to a central repository within your elvanto account. In addition to this we’ve created the ability to attach and link to those files and images in posts, pages and emails. Plus we have a few other updates to go along with it. So let’s get straight into it…
The first and the biggest update is the new File Storage system we have released. Under your More tab in the Admin Area menu you’ll now see a link to Files. Here you can upload up to 5GB worth of files allowing you to create a mini intranet within your elvanto account.
You can limit who has access to these files and as we mentioned above they can be attached to posts, pages and emails.
Check out our help articles to get acquainted with the new file storage system.
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Next week on Monday, 30th September we will be performing a second round of maintenance to the elvanto server. This means that your elvanto account will be unavailable for a maximum of 4 hours.
Although we estimate that it will not take this long, we want to give our team plenty of time to ensure the upgrade is as smooth as possible.
What time will the maintenance occur?
We have scheduled this update at a time that will affect the least amount of people. The maintenance will begin at the following times:
- 8:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
- 11:00 AM BST (British Summer Time)
- 6:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
To see the time of maintenance in your time zone, click here.
What is this maintenance for?
We will be making some updates to our databases.
elvanto is being translated into more languages and we want to ensure our software has the ability to grow and expand in this area.
We want our international customers where English is not their first language to be able to use elvanto to the fullest without any interruptions. Although we do currently have support for different languages, this update will position us to have the ability to improve our system to better cater for languages other than English.
Have any questions?
Feel free to shoot us an email or post on the community forums and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
We will be posting updates on our Twitter account during the whole period.
We apologise if this causes any inconvenience for you or your team. We will be working very hard to keep the downtime to an absolute minimum.
Today we are super happy to announce our new community forums! The forums can be used to ask questions, share a bright idea you’ve discovered or to connect with like minded people using elvanto.
There is so much to learn from others and I’m sure you have some great tips and hints to share that you’ve learned along the way.
And what you talk about in the forums shouldn’t be limited to just elvanto. Feel free to share ideas and systems that you utilize in the life of your church.
Our team will also be online to help in any way we can.
So why don’t you check out the community forums. Creating an account is as simple as providing your email, username and a password. You can register here.
Today we announce the release of the elvanto API. This first release is a BETA while we allow web developers to start testing integration. The final won’t be too far away.
So far the API allows you to manage people and group information, calendar events and financial transactions. We will continue to add more methods to the API so if you have any specific requests that you’d like to see in the API sooner rather than later, be sure to let us know so we can add a vote to it on our priority list.
There are currently two ways to connect to the elvanto API. Either with OAuth 2 or with an API Key. Full documentation can be found on the website and we have also created a nifty little Getting Started guide that will have you up and running in no time.
If you have any questions or bugs to report you can sign up to our brand new support forums where we have a forum dedicated to the API. Alternatively you can shoot us an email via our contact form. We’d be happy to help in any way we can.
We hope that you enjoy what the API has to offer and remember that we will be improving and adding to it continually as time goes on.
Today we have made a quick update to Self Check-in and security. From today onwards, if you try to access the Self Check-in page when you are logged out, you will be asked to log in.
For those who have your Self Check-in page bookmarked and have been using that bookmark each time you run a Self Check-in service, you will now be asked for your username and password if you are not logged in.
Please keep this in mind to ensure when you next run Self Check-in for a service that your team have a valid username and password they can use to log in. Chances are they already have an account set-up so the only difference between now and before is they simply need to log in.
And yes, you can use the same log in across multiple computers if you have more than one Self Check-in station.
For security reasons, even though a person is logged in to view the Self Check-in page, if the person or anyone else tries to access any other part of the logged in users elvanto account (e.g: a parent who accidentally stumbles across the Admin Area), they will be asked to provide valid log in details to proceed.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.