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NEW! Updates to the Date Input Field Type

Feb 10, 2016    By: Mike Schumann



You asked and we listened! The date input field type has been a part of Event Wizard® for a long time, but it wasn’t very flexible and was due for an overhaul. Thanks to suggestions from some of our clients, we have added some much-needed functionality to the date input field.

Date Format Choices

When a date input field is added to a registration form, it is rendered as three dropdowns: Day, Month, and Year. Until now, these dropdowns always appeared in a static order and couldn’t be rearranged. This wasn’t ideal, since different countries format their dates differently, so we added an option to arrange them as Day/Month/Year or Month/Day/Year, as seen in the example below.

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Choosing whether your date input field appears as Day/Month/Year or Month/Day/Year is easy, and can be done using the new Date Format property when adding or editing your date input field.

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Default Dates Are No Longer Required

Due to the way the date input fields functioned, they were always required to have a default date. This meant that even if a registrant didn’t explicitly fill out the field, the default date was always present in their response. We completely rewrote the date input field’s functionality from the ground up, which provided us with the option of allowing empty date fields on forms.

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Because of this new feature, the only time registrants are now forced to enter a date is if the date input field is specifically marked as “required” by the event organizer. Awesome!

We hope you find these enhancements useful when building your next event. If you have any feedback or requests, please take 5 minutes and fill out our Event Wizard® Feedback survey. Who knows, you might just see your suggestion(s) in the next version update of Event Wizard®!

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Mike Schumann
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Event Wizard® to Disable TLS 1.0

Feb 4, 2016    By: Mike Schumann



Here at Event Wizard®, we are serious about keeping our customers’ data safe and take every possible measure to do so. This means that we occasionally have to make adjustments to our system in order keep up-to-date with the latest security measures and remain fully PCI compliant. In some cases, this involves disabling older and outdated encryption protocols, such as TLS 1.0.

What do I need to do?

You and your registrants shouldn’t have any issues accessing Event Wizard®, provided you aren’t using an older or unsupported browser. To quickly test your browser compatibility, you can visit this test site, which already has TLS 1.0 disabled. If you can view the site without receiving any errors, you’re golden, but if you do experience any errors, you can either upgrade your browser, or change your settings based on the steps/screenshot below.

To Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Internet Explorer:

  1. On the Internet Explorer main menu, select Tools > Internet Options.
  2. In the Internet Options box, select the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Security category, uncheck Use TLS 1.0, and check Use TLS 1.1, as well as Use TLS 1.2.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Exit and restart Internet Explorer.

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Please keep in mind that we will be disabling TLS 1.0 on Event Wizard® this coming weekend, so please be sure your web browser is up-to-spec before then, otherwise you may not be able to access Event Wizard®.

If you have any questions about TLS 1.0, our security in general, or anything else, just shoot us an email.

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Mike Schumann
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NEW! Registrant Activity Tracker

Jan 22, 2016    By: Mike Schumann



Statistics and information play a key role in running a successful event. As a user of Event Wizard®, you get a whole suite of reporting tools to view and manage things like who registered for your event, what options they chose during registration, and when they registered. That’s great and all, but what about when a registrant makes changes to their registration record? Enter the Registrant Activity Tracker…

To see the new activity tracker in action, head on over to the reports section of one of your events and open up the By Last Name report. Scroll through the list of registrants and you should notice a new icon in the Tools column for some of the names – give it a click.

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Note: If a record has not been updated in any way, the icon will not appear. Only registrants with some sort of activity associated with them, (further to the initial registration) will display the activity icon.

On the page that opens up, you’ll see a list of instances where this particular registrant was either updated or substituted. There are three possibilities for who modified the record: the registrant themselves, an account user/administrator, or a reports user.

Note: If a record is updated by a reports user, the password with which they used to login to your public reports is captured and displayed.

In the case of our example, we can see it was updated on two separate occasions by an account holder, (not the registrant herself) who happens to be an administrator for this event. We can also see the date and time at which the update took place, providing a “timeline” of sorts. From here, we can take it one step further by clicking on the descriptions and drilling down to view all the details.

The page will open up to a table containing all the information that was modified during the record change. The first column is the field that was updated – pretty self-explanatory. The second column is the type of change that happened to the field, of which there are three possibilities:

  • Add – Information for this field was not present previous to the update; all new information was added to the field response
  • Deletion – Information for this field existed prior to the update; all information was removed from the field response
  • Change – Information for this field existed prior to the update; information was changed from one value/selection to another

The final two columns will display the old value/selection of the field field, along with the new one that was provided during the update process.

You can also view the activity for all registrants of an event. To do this, select Registrant Activity from the Reports and Tools dropdown in the reports section.

Not only do we see the two records that we did previously, but we now also see the records that were updated for other registrants, in order of when they were modified. Furthermore, like the previous page, you can click the descriptions to view all the details for that particular record.

We hope you find this new tool as useful as we do. If you have any questions about the new activity tracker or anything else Event Wizard®, give us a shout!

Posted on January 22, 2016 by Mike Schumann
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