Highlight specific threads ⭐️
Moderators can now highlight specific threads, in order to draw some extra attention to specific discussions. A highlighted thread appears above the activity feed and is marked with a little star and a border, so it is easy to spot and potentially receives more engagement than it would otherwise.
A fresh new look is here!
A new landing page and more mature visual design has landed. 💅
The goal here is to better capture the modern vibes as well as communicate more clearly what Playgroup is about and where its strengths are. This will slowly drip into the actual forums as well, as some rough edges certainly still exist.
Optimizations under the hood 👨🔧
A lot of optimizations were made under the hood to improve rendering and load times. Especially initial loads are much faster now and most unnecessary repaints have been fixed. Currently looking at options for more server regions, to speed things up even more 👀
Better mobile dashboard and changelog
The mobile menu for the dashboard got a little makeover, making it easier to use on smaller devices. First metrics have been added to the dashboard as well — more to come. 📊💅
Also, the changelog now shows the date of all changes. Not all changes will appear here but the important ones will.
You and your members can now reset your password in case you forgot. We'll send you a magic link with time-limited validity, to make sure only you can reset it. 🔑
Custom profile fields
You can now add custom profile fields to your community, which means if you run a book club you can ask all of your members for their favorite books by creating a new custom field they can simply fill out in their profile. 💁♂️
Links to individual comments 💯
Links to specific comments. Each comment now has its own "hash" which means you can directly link to them and they will be highlighted, making sharing of specific comments 100% easier.
First widgets and frontpage announcements
There are two new widgets available, one for additional text and one for important links, which can be displayed on the right side of the
activity view. Above that you now have the option to display a big announcement or welcome message 📣
More widgets coming soon! ✨
Releasing version 1.0 ✨🎉
Version 1.0 of Playgroup is ready for the first brave souls to sign up and use it with their friends, community members and customers. There will probably still be some bugs around to be squashed in the coming updates. Stay tuned!