Michael

IPB 3.1 Donation Tracker v3

97 posts in this topic

There unfortunately won't be any release this month but I will still be working on the Donation Tracker through the holidays. For those who have been waiting patiently (I admit too long), send me a PM and I'll extend your Donation Tracker subscription length for free.

Breadfan likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it gets close to July I will let you know :thumbsup:

Same here for June ;)

Cant wait to use the new version :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working on modernizing the admin side of the Donation Tracker the last few days. One of the big improvements I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate is the better way to change the date with a calendar select rather then the several dropdowns we had before. Please note, the secondary group options are being coded but not included in the below screenshot.

 

2ivo7qc.png

 

 

An update on a few features that are likely to be removed, the button generator and visit logs functions. Also I'm considering removing the donation and goal reset functions due to low usage by many and amount of time to code it. Still seeking feedback however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is for us folks who use offline donations:

 

Would be nice if the current goal ammount could be edited.

For example, we collected 100$, paid for the product (90$) and now we have 10$ left. The current way of balancing this is simply adding another anonymus donation (in admin cp) by either adding an ammount or using minus as a prefix. Not much of a big deal though but since you're asking for suggestions.. :D

Edited by Breadfan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working on modernizing the admin side of the Donation Tracker the last few days. One of the big improvements I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate is the better way to change the date with a calendar select rather then the several dropdowns we had before. Please note, the secondary group options are being coded but not included in the below screenshot.

 

2ivo7qc.png

 

 

An update on a few features that are likely to be removed, the button generator and visit logs functions. Also I'm considering removing the donation and goal reset functions due to low usage by many and amount of time to code it. Still seeking feedback however.

Love the calendar. I am extremely excited for the secondary group options!

 

I personally do not use the button generator. If i were to need it in the future, it's easy enough to do myself if it saves you the time.

 

I use the visit logs only so far as to see conversion rates. I'ts interesting to see how many people take the time to visit the donation page vs those who actually donate. But i wouldn't be heart-broken to see it go. Especially if it means a sooner release, hehe.

 

As for the goal reset... i could see how it might be handy for some but again... i don't use it myself.

 

Thanks for the update!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anymore updates? :)

 

The Admin CP part is 90% done, just have to write up the section for managing the new rewards area. I'm starting to work on the front page now, it's a whole new interface/look so that will take a bit of time. Nothing worth capturing in screenshots yet but I will try to post an update more often, even for smaller features.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Michael for the fast reply. As always looking forward to it and great job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today worked on the main front page. Donations, goals and the status box are now displaying using the new design. Also wrote the top donors function from scratch, should fix those issues some have been having and also be easier to use in other areas.

 

The remaining days of this week, I'll be working on the view all donations and view all goals pages. Also will be adding a new view all top donors page for those who want to view more then just the top 5 or so on the front page.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't wait to see screenshots of front-end :D Great work m8!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today worked on the main front page. Donations, goals and the status box are now displaying using the new design. Also wrote the top donors function from scratch, should fix those issues some have been having and also be easier to use in other areas.

 

The remaining days of this week, I'll be working on the view all donations and view all goals pages. Also will be adding a new view all top donors page for those who want to view more then just the top 5 or so on the front page.

Thank you for the updates!

 

I know that in the current version, the "view all" pages for donations and goals only display currently active goals and donations towards those currently active goals. It would be nice if "view all" actually displayed "all" donations and goals active or not. Or maybe just a setting in the acp to go between the two options.

 

Oh, and it would be nice if there were different skins for the portal blocks vs the main donation page blocks. I generally make things much smaller and simpler for the portal blocks vs the main donation pages.

 

Just yet more suggestions on top of your already full plate, hehe.

 

Thanks again!

Edited by Computer Candy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the updates!

 

I know that in the current version, the "view all" pages for donations and goals only display currently active goals and donations towards those currently active goals. It would be nice if "view all" actually displayed "all" donations and goals active or not. Or maybe just a setting in the acp to go between the two options.

 

Yep already planned for both the donations and goals. Will now show those goals that have finished and the linked donations.

 

Oh, and it would be nice if there were different skins for the portal blocks vs the main donation page blocks. I generally make things much smaller and simpler for the portal blocks vs the main donation pages.

 

Not sure what you mean by skins but they will have a separate template so you'll be able to make changes to the portal block that won't affect the sidebar hook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep already planned for both the donations and goals. Will now show those goals that have finished and the linked donations.

Fantastic. :)

 

Not sure what you mean by skins but they will have a separate template so you'll be able to make changes to the portal block that won't affect the sidebar hook.
I should have been more clear, sorry. Just mean that before when i would sent the PayPal logo size or donation meter type, it would affect it on both the main donation page as well as the the extra portal blocks you provide. I'm not sure if other things carried over, too, or if it was just those two things. I always like to set things pretty small for the sidebar or portal pages whereas i like it bigger for the main donation page. Not a huge deal, though.

 

Thanks again for all the great work. :)

Edited by Computer Candy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a bit of free time this Sunday so got the file and template setup for view all goals. View all donations and top donors can both use this template and should be both done tomorrow. I've added some filter options like you see in the Video System category view, so you'll be able to filter the goals or donations by ways other then just the date.

 

Thanks again for all the great work. :)

 

No problem, thanks for the feedback. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

View All Donations, View All Goals and View All Top Donor pages are complete. I have a lot of free time this weekend so should have more updates in a few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished secondary group support in the promote member group function and the Manage Payment Gateways pages tonight. In regards to the Payment Gateways, Paypal will still likely be the only official one available but now it will be easier for owners to code their own gateways.

 

I'll be starting working on the "member rewards" area next week. It's pretty clear you guys want rewards to be given out based on the amount donated. E.G

0-24$ - Gets 100 points through points app

25-49$ - Gets 500 points through points app

50-100$ - Gets 1000 points through points app

 

I just need feedback on the other rewards that can be given to donors? I'm leaning towards a kind of "donation ranks" like the current member titles/ranks where donors get extra pips for the minimum donation amount. So when a members total donations reaches a certain level they get an extra pip. But looking for any suggestions.

 

Edit: Also looking at shifting the group promotions to the member rewards area so that the group and promotion time can be dependent on the amount donated as well. Coding wise this is complex and time consuming so not a definite feature just yet. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great news Michael. For the donation rewards part I would love it to be set at admin ability to set what amount gets rewards. For example I will be awarding members at these donation amounts:

 

$5

$10

$15

$25

$50

$100

 

And so on.

 

As far as award images as I talked with you about it before (not sure if your doing it this way and if not I was going to code it on after release) I want my members to be able to have an icon display next to their username within topic_bit along with as being able to be displayed next to their username on the board index on topics they posted in were it has By: Username (Icon) (Time of last post) area.

 

If you need some icons I actually have a full list of star icons my friend made for me awhile back that we use to use with donation tracker back in 2.3 with Dawpi's mod Icon Per Member.

 

Hopefully that was not to confusing lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just finished secondary group support in the promote member group function...

<--snip-->

Great news!

 

I'll be starting working on the "member rewards" area next week. It's pretty clear you guys want rewards to be given out based on the amount donated. E.G

0-24$ - Gets 100 points through points app

25-49$ - Gets 500 points through points app

50-100$ - Gets 1000 points through points app

This is great! I'm also hoping you'll have something similar to this for the Primary/Secondary Group promotion times:
  • 0-24$ - Gets 1 month promotion per $5
  • 25-49$ - Gets 1 month promotion per $5 [+1 bonus month]
  • 50-100$ - Gets 1 month promotion per $5 [+2 bonus months]

...something like that.

 

The ability to set this up manually would be great:

  • x Months per $x
  • Time Bonuses [Yes] [No]
    • x Bonus Months for $x-$x
    • x Bonus Months for $x-$x
    • x Bonus Months per $x when Donation Range is $x-$x
    • x Bonus Months per $x when Donation Range is $x-$x
    • etc...


I think that points could be setup the same way:

  • 0-24$ - Gets 10 points per $1
  • 25-49$ - Gets 10 points per $1 [+100 bonus points]
  • 50-100$ - Gets 10 points per $1 [+300 bonus points]

The ability to set this up manually would be great, too:

  • x Points per $x
  • Point Bonuses [Yes] [No]
    • x Bonus Points for $x-$x
    • x Bonus Points for $x-$x
    • x Bonus Points per $x when Donation Range is $x-$x
    • x Bonus Points per $x when Donation Range is $x-$x
    • etc...

Maybe even have a base amount so that a donation of any amount gets you x points. Something like:

  • Any Donation Amount Bonus [Yes] [No]
  • x Bonus Points

 

I just need feedback on the other rewards that can be given to donors? I'm leaning towards a kind of "donation ranks" like the current member titles/ranks where donors get extra pips for the minimum donation amount. So when a members total donations reaches a certain level they get an extra pip. But looking for any suggestions.
I love this idea of a "donor level" or "donation ranks".

 

Edit: Also looking at shifting the group promotions to the member rewards area so that the group and promotion time can be dependent on the amount donated as well. Coding wise this is complex and time consuming so not a definite feature just yet. ;)
I love the idea of this, too. I think there should be a small limitation settings, though: (Although i realize this complicates things as do all my suggestions.)
  • Maximum Bankable Promotion Time: x Months (So that people can't get 10 years worth of promotion time. The most time anyone can have banked at one time is x Months. Once they have burned though a month of being in the new member group, they can of course add more time through donations but still have a banked cutoff point of x Months.)

 

P.S. If you are still thinking about reward icons (icons for their profiles and such, i think i remember talk of that.) you could have things like "Biggest Single Donation", "Biggest Overall Donor", "Most Donations", etc.

 

I know that is a lot. Whatever you wind up including is wonderful. I'm just still giddy over Secondary Group promotions. By the way, will that support something like, "Drop Secondary Group to x group upon promotion expiration"? I ask because I promote donors to the Secondary Group "Current Donors", then drop them to "Past Donors" after their promotion time expires.

 

Thanks again for everything!

Edited by Computer Candy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any Updates?

 

No significant changes were made last week (not much free time due to IRL). I've planned work for the hooks/portals next week, so I'll be posting more details on that. e.g. topic view hooks, improved layout for the current status graph and top donors hook and also looking into a hook similar to the IP.Nexus to allow individual goals to be displayed in the sidebar.

 

Been a lot of negative feedback regarding the current sidebar hook, which to be honest looks ugly so I'm redesigning the hooks completely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working on the hooks still this week, here is one of the sidebar hooks that is complete. You can select when editing a goal if it appears as "featured" or not and you can select or enter the amount based on your normal settings.

 

23ixv0j.jpg

Iron Head likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curious of it there are possibly some updates?

 

I'll have some more updates this week. Most of the work lately has been code improvements, not the most glamorous aspect of the update, so don't have any screenshots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice, :)

 

Any idea when you could release it? :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.