Patch notes

August Updates

Patch Notes · Aug 29, 2016

Are you prepared for World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Legion, launching in mere hours!? We hope so, and to help gear Shivtr up we've pushed live a round of bugfixes and enhancements to the site =)

Facebook Groups Integration
For sites on our Legendary plan, we support sharing news on Facebook as your user account and any pages you have admin for. Today we have updated this to also support groups!

* to share to a group you will need to be an admin for it.

Recruiting Improvements
Applicants can now only have one "open" application to your site. If they attempt to apply again they will be notified of their existing app, and if they are allowed to view it they will be shown it. The status bar has been updated for guests as well, showing "App Submitted" or "View My App" when they have an open app.

  • Demon Hunters have been added as a class option, along with those pesky Gnome Hunters
  • Warcraft character profiles have been updated to the new Legion stats
  • Some games auto-added to our games DB were being added with some missing data; this has now been fixed
  • The Mobile site will no longer show premium features on the home page if you are on the free plan
  • A bug with forum subscriptions that caused some members to keep receiving notifications when they should not be has been fixed
  • A bug causing Item Tooltips for GW2 to stop working has been fixed
  • Additional servers for Noise have been added for the TeamSpeak block

For WoW players have fun in Legion this week, and for everyone else we hope you've had a great summer of gaming! =)
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Neverwinter Item Tooltips

Patch Notes · Jul 13, 2016

Today we have Neverwinter item tooltips to announce, along with a few smaller changes.

Neverwinter Item Tooltips
Neverwinter communities can now create Item Tooltips by linking to items on Neverwinter Unleashed. Simply search for the item you want to create a tooltip for on their site, then copy its url and use it on your Shivtr site =)

Rename SiteApps
You can now rename SiteApps if you have the SiteApps moderate permission. This can be useful if say, someone applied with an alt and you want to change it to their main, or if you reference back to SiteApps frequently while managing your guild.

  • Fullscreen is now enabled for YouTube video embeds
  • On Mobile you can now switch to the Desktop client and back again
  • Fixed a bug with Alliances and MultiGame sites
  • Several 406 errors have been corrected that were due to missing templates from the rewritten mobile client

That's all for this update, Happy Gaming! =)
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Mobile Update

Patch Notes · May 19, 2016

Today we pushed live an update to our Mobile Client, with a full rewrite of the backend, better device detection, and the addition of several new sections.

Mobile Bank
The bank section is now available in the mobile client, allowing you to view items, transactions and members. Admin and user actions are also available, allowing you to add items, want items, create transactions and more!

Mobile DKP
DKP has also been added to the mobile client, allowing you to view dungeons, raids, raiders, raid items, standings and attendance.

Mobile Groups
Finally groups have been added to the mobile client, allowing you to view and create groups, and post discussions and replies.

  • Threads with a recently deleted forum posts will no longer show "Post Deleted" when you try to view the thread
  • Wowhead item tooltips updated to their new host
  • GW2 item tooltips were temporarily disabled due to a bug; this has been resolved
  • An issue with Group Pay and Emojis has been fixed
  • The calendar arrows were adjusted for usability
  • Adding event participants are now sorted alphabetically
  • Minor CSS fixes to the bank and dkp sections
  • Several Server Status were removed for inactive games
  • Members no longer part of a PM are now striked out
  • The BBcode editor now correctly shows when paginating message replies

That's all for this update, Happy Gaming! =)
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Help Center

Patch Notes · Mar 22, 2016

Today we pushed live a new Help Center on Shivtr, aimed at being easier to navigate and explore, while offering more information!

New Help Center
Our new Help Center is launching with 8 categories and a total of 48 articles. These initial articles cover the most used features on Shivtr, and help to answer common questions we see in support requests.

Points of Contact
Prior to this update we used both SalesForce and GetSatisfaction as help services. SalesForce has now been removed. Going forward we aim to focus our support between GetSatisfaction and Twitter, and to promote this we have added links to both services at the bottom of each help article.

Google Recaptcha
In addition to our new Help Center, Google Recaptcha has been enabled in this update to help reduce spam. Recaptcha may appear during account creation and when making guest posts to the forums.

Twitch BBcode
Our [twitch] BBcode tag has been updated to use Twitch's new HTML 5 embedded player, rather than the old flash player, and should now work with live streams and vods!

That's all for this update, Happy Gaming! =)
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New Plans for 2016

Patch Notes · Feb 18, 2016

Today we are announcing new pricing plans for Shivtr, along with several new features to go with them, and a new product!

New Plans
Shivtr is getting new pricing plans today, with a focus purely on the website features for your community, as we have extracted our voice server hosting out to its own product, Noise. For more info on Noise please check out our Introducing Noise post.

While our Epic plan effectively stays the same price (it was $10/mo and is now $9.99/mo), our Mythic plan has been cut from $20/mo to $14.99/mo, and our Legendary plan has been cut from $30/mo to $19.99/mo.

Please visit our Plans page to see the full pricing, and our Features page for the features available with each plan.

New Plans FAQ

I am an existing subscriber, is my plan being changed?
No, if you are an existing subscriber and happy with your current plan it will not automatically change. You are welcome to switch to one of the new plans at anytime if they benefit you though.

My current plan includes Mumble, am I forced to switch to Noise?
No, if you are happy with your current Mumble server you are welcome to stay on it and keep your existing Mumble. We do feel Noise brings better service and more features to the table though, so we'd encourage you to check it out =)

Currently our free and Epic plans integrate with gaming services, such as Blizzard's Armory for character profiles, or Guild Wars 2 API for item tooltips.

With our higher plans we have added a few new services you can integrate with. The Mythic plan now lets you integrate with Twitter and Facebook to instantly share news posts as you create them. Our Legendary plan lets you integrate with Google Analytics for more detailed stats and analysis.

Another new feature added with this update is more branding control. While all sites have the ability to change the favicon, those on the Legendary plan now also have the option to customize the footer and how their site displays in search results.

Emoji Support
Shivtr now supports Emoji throughout your entire community! The smiley dropdown in our BBcode editor has been updated and now lists all emoji, making them easy to add 😀

  • XML uploads for raids now support all popular formats
  • Alliances have been fixed to work with the new shivtr domains
  • Fixed an issue with the atom (rss) feeds for forums

That's all for this update, Happy Gaming! =)