Welcome to ClubRunner's BlogSpot

Welcome to ClubRunner's BlogSpot - the place to stay on the pulse of hot off the press news updates about product developments, service announcements, local events and so much more!

Also, you can initiate discussions and share information among fellow ClubRunner users.

Your feedback is always welcome and necessary to help us make ClubRunner better. We want to know what you like, what you don't and what's on your wish list. Please let us know how we can enhance our service.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tips for the Week!

We get a lot of suggestions and feature requests and we try and implement as many of the customer requests we can from our wishlist into the system. From big to small, we know that each suggestion matters, so here are just some things that you asked for, which we've made possible!

Did you know that you can now hover over the headings and over certain terms within the reports in the Grants module to read their definition?
You will now notice the addition of numeric labels in several areas within the Grants module, specifically within the Dashboard Pie Charts, Financial Summary and Cash Flow reports. Hovering over each label will display the definition of that heading or term.

Did you know that customers using the Version 3.0 bulletin will notice events from both Events 2.0 and MyEventRunner appear under the My Commitments section?

Clubs and Districts using the Bulletin 3.0 will notice that under the My Commitments section, registrations to club events from Events 2.0 and MyEventRunner will both be displayed. This way, all recipients can easily keep track of upcoming registered events from one place!

Did you know that you can now hide the story brief and thumbnail from the Story widget on your custom pages?

Customers using Version 3.0 know that they are able to create custom pages, which are separate from site pages and are more customizable in the sense you can add widgets and specify the page layout. Clubs and Districts using the Story widget on their custom pages will now be able to hide the story brief and thumbnail from appearing on the page. To do so, simply click on the Properties icon on the widget and uncheck the "Show Image" and "Show Brief" option.

These are just some of your suggestions we've added to ClubRunner. There is still a lot of news we have to share and a lot of features and suggestions that we are yet to add. Please continue to share your feedback with us by emailing us at feedback@clubrunner.ca.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Adding a Comments Box to Your Stories

Did you know that if you're using Version 3.0, you can add a Facebook Comments Box to your stories?

Using this tool from Facebook, you can add a comments box to your website and have members and site visitors leave comments on your articles or stories.

This box lets people comment on content on your site using their Facebook profile and shows this activity to their friends in the news feed. If you've ever wanted to start a discussion on your site amongst club members and create buzz or hype about an accomplishment, story or upcoming event, this is a great way to accomplish it! Once this comments box has been embedded, all website visitors will see a box such as the one pictured below.

To add this Comments Box to your website, you will need to use a third party tool from Facebook, who provides users with a ClubRunner friendly embed code. Once you get the embed code, you simply need to paste it into the HTML editor of your story. The following article on our knowledgebase provides step by step instructions on accomplishing this: How to Embed a Facebook Comment Box in ClubRunner 3.0.

You also have the option of setting a limit on the number of comments and can customize the width of the comments box. Once you add this custom widget to your site, comment below with the link to your site!

Please note that comments posted using this plugin only are displayed if Facebook is selected from the drop down list and the remaining options listed there will not work.

This is only one of the many ways you can further customize your Version 3 website. We have many more tips coming soon!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Please note that Monday, October 14th is Canadian Thanksgiving and our office will be closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 15th at 9:00am EST. 

 Here's wishing all our fellow Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and great long weekend!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tips for the Week!

Did you know that in addition to the numerous templates you have to choose from for your website and bulletin, you can now pick from two more fresh new layout options?

You've been asking us for more layout options for both your website and bulletin. Based on your suggestions, we've introduced two new templates to the Website and Bulletin designer so that you can give your site and newsletter a new look. The two new templates will allow you to section off your site and bulletin in a unique way while still giving you the freedom to customize the look and feel of your site based on your style. To view and apply these templates to your website, simply click on the "Content Templates" button when you are in the designer screen. You will see these templates described as "Narrow Left, Wide Right and above Full Width and Wide Left, Narrow Right and right above full Width". Similarly, to switch to these two templates for your bulletin, simply click on the "Change Template" button when you are in the editor or you can choose these templates from the designer screen when creating a new bulletin.

Did you know that you have the option to restore all the visual changes you make to all the widgets that you customize back to their default value?

You will now notice "Restore to Default" buttons located on all the property screens for all widgets, giving you the ability to restore all the changes you made to the colours or titles back to their default value. In addition to seeing a "default" link next to various fields which allow you to focus on those specific fields, you will also see a "Restore all to default" button located at the bottom of each page, so you can restore all changes with one click.

Presidents, did you know you have a dedicated Presidents Message widget which you can add to your website and bulletin?

You asked for it, and we delivered! We've introduced a new dynamic Presidents Message widget that allows you to share your message easily. Found under the Essentials tab, you can easily update a message and post in anywhere on your homepage or bulletin. Changing the content in the widget will refresh the widget and your new message will display anywhere where you may be using the widget. You also have the ability to further customize the widget by allowing it to use your picture from your profile, if you are defined as President in the Executives & Directors list, as well as your name as it displays on your profile, your preferred email address and phone number. Every time a new President is defined, if these options are checked, this widget will automatically refresh to display the picture, name and other details of the new President.

We love hearing your suggestions so please continue to add them to our customer wishlist! Please continue to email us your feedback to feedback@clubrunner.ca. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team!