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Planned Champ Features (Last updated February 2019)

Feb 3, 2019 - 12:15 PM

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  • As usual, a monthly thread is created to keep our customers informed about what new features are coming up.

    Here is last month's thread (January 2019): https://getchamp.myshopify.com/community/champ/forums/7-support/topics/4011-planned-champ-features-last-updated-january-2019


    • Custom 404 pages - March
    • Timestamps for private messages - March
    • View count for posts/profile pages - March
    • Manually setting page titles/metadescriptions for individual topics/forums - early mar
    • User point system - late-March


    Some features were delayed to the complexity of the messaging system, which was rolled out last month. These will hopefully be completed in February.

    Strikethroughs indicate that the feature has been completed.

    If you have any ideas or suggestions, please add it below here. I ask that you create an account and log in if you post so that I can follow up with you directly if I have any questions or need clarification on suggestions.

    Image here to demonstrate the image previews feature ;-)


    This post was edited 2019-02-28 11:50:11 -0500
  • What is the ETA on user tagging within messages?

  • Hi @Anonymous,

    Was a bit busy with bug fixes and what not over the last 2 weeks. I've rearranged the list in the first post of this thread with ETAs next to all the features.

  • @notifications is partially released. Currently, the system will highlight and autosuggest users when you prefix any words with the @ sign (without quotations). In the next few days, a notification system will be activated where users referenced by @ will receive a notification as well.

    You will need to have notifications active in the dashboard for this to work, as well as a email service provider to send the emails.

    Here's a demonstration for myself: @champsupport. Give it a shot, try tagging me in a reply here.

    This post was edited 2019-02-11 00:40:14 -0500
  • @champsupport test

  • Could you implement a feature for view counts?

  • @Anonymous, added to list

    As an additional update -- the timelines for some of the list of features to add have been moved back as we're already in the middle of February (well, a few days from now). Timelines are moved regularly to reflect the realities of software development. Sometimes things move quicker than expected, and sometimes slower. Our goal is always to work as efficiently as possible while trying our best to release bug-free (or minimal bug) code.

    This post was edited 2019-02-11 22:13:25 -0500
  • @cha ...

    We don't see the auto suggest part of it yet... as soon as we type @cha it starts to put that text in a yellow highlight, like above, but it's not then clear what the actual username should be since there's not auto complete/suggestion that we see.

    The same happens on our site... it highlights in yellow, but no autocomplete which means we don't know what the actual / correct username should be.

  • @krisvannest Our search algorithm isn't perfect at this point and needs fine tuning. For example, to search up your name, search suggestions begin showing at around the fourth letter.

    I have a few ideas on how to improve this, but need to do some development testing.

    If you have a list of test names for your forum, forward them to me at support@getchamp.net and I can use that as a benchmark.

    Screenshot 2019-02-15 08.09.13.png

    This post was edited 2019-02-15 09:23:45 -0500
  • Update: This should be improved! The autosuggest will also be showing the associated avatar for the users as well as displaying it in a nicer manner -- hopefully some time this weekend or Monday.

  • Uh Viewcount is a good idea indeed, but please with an option to disable, so that we dont have to be ashamed for forums without much traffic :D

  • @champsupport thanks but the autocomplete still doesn't seem to work on ours?

    It does autocomplete here – on your support forum, typing in @cham I can see one (or two?) drop-downs for your complete username.

    But over on our forum it only turns yellow but doesn't show any drop-down auto-complete for user names when I start typing them.

    Maybe I have an incorrect setting?

    I'd email you the usernames but not sure where I'd find those.


  • @krisvannest Let me take a look at it today. You may see me wandering to your forum to debug. I’ll email you directly with what I find.

    Update: @krisvannest I sent you an email about 10-20 minutes ago. Let's follow up there. Thanks

    This post was edited 2019-02-19 08:28:30 -0500
  • @champsupport thanks!

    Two quick things:

    1. I didn't see your email yet... please email me at info @ makeitseries.com since that's where my Champ account is setup.

    2. I just tested changing my display name here and noticed that Champ might now link to my previous user name... so I'm wondering if the @username tagging only tags the active or current username, and therefore changing the public display username breaks the tag, or is it a deeper link that remains even if the user changes display name.

    Thanks for all the work you're doing – love Champ so far!

  • @kv It should be fixed now for your shop.

    With regards to your second question/comment, you're correct. Basically the tagging will only work with the current/active username. Because the text itself is markdown (and Champ allows merchants to export the raw data), there doesn't exist any text updating for older posts when a user decides to change the name... at this time. I'm looking at if it is possible to track these changes and update them accordingly. There might be a technical limitation to this, but I'll have to do some investigative work first to know if it's doable or non-feasible.

    This post was edited 2019-02-20 13:45:27 -0500
  • @champsupport

    RE: our site – works GREAT now, THANK YOU for the fast response!

    RE: current/active username – totally understand. Might be nice to track the changes backwards IF doable at some point, because some users may be totally bummed if they write a bunch of posts, change their display name on a whim (or thoughtfully need to), only to realize all of their older posts are unlinked to their new username.

    Thanks again for creating Champ and the good work you're doing!

  • The link Latest post in the admin is not working :)

  • Hi @Anonymous, could you email me directly at support@getchamp.net with your Myshopify.com domain so I can take a look at your account to see why the Latest Posts isn’t working?

  • Added Custom 404 pages as a feature we will be developing. This was suggested by a merchant back about a month ago and was somehow lost in the mix of the various topics.

    This post was edited 2019-02-28 11:09:48 -0500