Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Under Development: Update to system look and feel

We are working on an option to be able to select from a variety of themes to change look and feel of the system. Eventually it will be possible to customize these themes as well, very similar to how we do customization of themes for the public reservation pages.

Currently we have the first theme in development, a theme to update the look of the system. It will also be possible to remain with the current look and feel by setting the theme to "Classic". Although this feature is still in development, meaning anything related to it could change at any time (especially colors and layout options), we would welcome feedback about this feature. Our first theme makes the font sizes a bit bigger, uses a different font, and changes some colors.

To select a theme go to the Settings tab, Users.

This is an example of what the new theme currently looks like:

We also are working to re-do the layout of many of the pages so that they are cleaner and more functional to use with small screens (mobile devices). The first three pages that have been converted are under the Properties tab - Rate Adjustments, Fees, and Taxes.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Option to force new login for an account user

An option has been added to force users to re-login to the system. This is useful after changing a user's permissions or password. Because these changes only take affect when a user logs in, it is now possible to force a user to log into the system, even if they are already logged in or had enabled the "keep me logged in" feature.

Just go to the Settings tab, Users, and select a user. At the bottom check the box "Force new login" and save.

Once this box has been checked and saved, the next time the user loads the Reservation Details page, they will be requested to re-login. Only Admin level users will see this new option.

We have opted to put this check as part of the Reservation Details page, rather than querying the database for this value every time every page loads in the system in order to keep things running as efficiently as possible.