Today we are happy to announce the release of CongreGATE v5.0 – a free update for all clients. This update includes all-new features and enhancements making this the best version of CongreGATE yet.
Quarterly support for calendar and job assignments – you can now create custom quarter start dates and have quarterly-based calendar events and job positions.
Automatic user accounts – you are now asked if you’d like to create a user account based on any new member you add to the directory.
Sermon video link – now you can enter the URL of a sermon’s video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to have a video icon indication when visitors are browsing your list of sermons and a direct link to the video within your sermon’s details page.
Message center send details – now messages sent through the message center include and indicate to your recipients what member group or mailing list the message was sent to.
Member dashboard customization – you can now enable and disable any and all member dashboard modules.
New member attendance report export – with a percentage of each member’s attendance at each of your services over a selected date-range plus an average overall percentage.
Tags now supported in articles – you can now add tags to your articles allowing users to more easily search and find articles.
Enhanced Google Analytics – better integration allows for better display of your page counts and now play/view counts for all individual sermons and media.
Anti-SPAM forms – CAPTCHA has been added to all front-end forms (blog comments, email forms, etc.) to prevent SPAM-related comments and emails.
‘Compact’ directory PDF export – a consolidated version of your entire directory in a two-column format for minimal pages.
Email new blog posts – you can now elect to email member(s) when a new blog post has been added to your site.
Full HTML support in the page editor – the editor will no longer remove unrecognized HTML code, so now you have the freedom to use any HTML code you wish.
Visitor follow-up notes included in email – comments from previous visitor milestone tasks are now included in the automated milestone assignment emails.
Homepage customization* – you can now elect to show the news/daily reading/custom content tabs on your homepage or your own content without tabs. *applies only to clients using the CongreGATE standard template.
Easier to understand messaging errors – errors with automated emails and the messaging center are now easier to understand and troubleshoot.
Updated admin console design – for a cleaner look and better presentation of data on both the desktop and mobile devices.