Select what to include when printing from the "Members" section
Right now, it appears the print directory (for both accounts and members) is static where you cannot decide what fields to include or not include. I think it would be good if there was the option to customize what you'd like to print as needed (e.g. include children and pets, or not include children and pets, include work and mobile or just mobile number, etc.) for all data fields. What works for one neighborhood may not work for another and having the flexibility to choose what fields to include in a printed directory would be a huge benefit.
Ability for admins to register new members/accounts via the UI
Currently, admins can register new members/accounts by using the import tool. This tool is especially well-suited for admins who are creating members and accounts in bulk. However, if an admin is looking to create a single or small number of new accounts, this tool may be overly complicated—particularly for admins who are less tech-savvy. Instead, it could be beneficial to introduce a registration form in the Admin Control Panel similar to the one residents use themselves on the website. This form would allow an admin to register a new account, without having to pick passwords for its members.
Analytics on members vs visitors
I would be interested to know how many of the visitors were members--i.e. logged in--or were outsiders interested in our site. Metrics on which pages were visited according to type might be useful as well. Not critical, but some day when you're bored....
Provide admins ability to set first time password
Some of our residents struggle with the registration process. It would be very helpful if admins could set a first time password. Then, upon first login the user would be prompted to change their password. This capability exists on many password protected systems.
Online payment restrictions
Give admins the ability to select to whom an online payment option should be available. It should function like page restrictions.
Ability for members to post to a forum via email
Have an email address for "Forum" pages (e.g [email protected]), so emails sent there are automatically posted to that page. This way, members don't have to visit the website to post to the forum.
Resident/community management software
Our current objective is to create and improve upon the world's greatest community website builder. Over the years, we've had many communities request features that fall under the umbrella of resident or community management software. This is a separate industry from the one our company falls into, although we do see the similarities. There are a number of companies that provide this type of software, and they generally don't compete with website builders. Some examples of features that fall under management software include: - Task/project tracking, usually tied to form submissions (maintenance requests, work orders, ARC requests, etc.) - Reservation system, usually for amenities - Resident billing (assessing fines, tracking payments made outside the website, sending notices of payments due, etc.) - Financial tools (accounting tools, vendor payments, etc.) While management software is on our radar, it's not the industry we're currently in. Still, we'll use this post to gather thoughts, ideas, and comments from customers in case we decide to head that direction in the future.