Category: Other News

Prayer Campaigns Version 3!

January 10, 2024

Introducing Prayer Campaigns Version 3!

What's new?

  • New sign up tool
  • Weekly strategy
  • New Profile page
  • Better re-subscribe workflow

Details

New interface and weekly sign up option

We've upgraded the interface where you sign up for prayer times and we've added the support for weekly prayer strategies. Previously you had to sign up to pray every day, or choose just certain times to pray.

Now, with the weekly strategy, one prayer fuel page is needed for the whole week and you can chose to sign up to pray once a week, for example every Monday morning at 7:15am.

These changes also open the door for other campaign strategies, like monthly prayer campaigns or a quantity of prayer goal.

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Account Page and Extending a Commitment

Once you've signed up to pray you can manage your prayer times on your "Account" page. This page includes the new sign up interface, an upgraded calendar, a new section to manage your daily and weekly prayer commitments and more account settings. You'll come here to manage notifications, confirm that you are still actively praying with the campaign, to sign up for more prayer times or to change existing prayer commitments.

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Translation and Prayer Campaigns v4

We could use YOUR help translating the new interface! See https://pray4movement.org/docs/translation/

Look ahead: More features coming soon in v4! The main one being the ability to run multiple campaigns and landing pages at the same time.

Please help support ongoing development and work on v4: https://give.pray4movement.org/campaigns

Praise, comments or questions? Join the community forum: https://community.disciple.tools/category/15/prayer-campaigns


Disciple.Tools Layers Mapping

September 25, 2023

Join us in finishing the Layers Mapping Project.

Answer questions like: 

  • Where is the nearest multiplier to a contact?
  • Where are the active groups? 
  • Where are new contacts coming from?
  • etc

More about this project

Pick and choose what data you want to display on the map as different “Layers”.
For example you can add:

  • Contacts with the Status: “New” as one layer.
  • Contacts with the “Has Bible” as another layer.
  • and Users as a third layer.

Each layer will show up as a different color on the map allowing you to see different data points in relation to each other.

Invest today!

Help us reach the goal of raising $10,000 for this feature:

https://give.disciple.tools/layers-mapping


Make.com Integration

June 27, 2023

Join us in celebrating the release of the Disciple.Tools make.com (formerly integromat) integration! See the integration page on make.com.

This integrations lets other apps connect to Disciple.Tools. This first version is limited to the creation of contact or groups records.

A couple possible scenarios:

  • Google Forms. Create a contact record when a google form is filled out.
  • Create a contact record for each new mailchimp subscriber.
  • Create a group when a certain slack message is written.
  • Endless possibilites.

See setup video and further documentation.

Find this integration useful? Have questions? Let us know in the github discussions section.


Magic Link Plugin v1.17

June 8, 2023

Scheduling and Subassigned Templates

Automatic Link Scheduling

This upgrade lets you chose the next time the links will automatically be sent. The Frequency settings will determine when the subsequent runs will happen.

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Subassined Contacts Template

We have a contact record for our coworker Alex. This feature create a magic link for Alex to update the contacts that are subassigned to him.

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Alex's Magic Link

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D.T Webform Plugin Version 6

May 4, 2023

New Features

  • Redirect on webform submit
  • Custom multi-select checkboxes
  • Page the webform was submitted on
  • Magic Link Webform

Option to redirect on success

Have a special landing page you'd like users to go to after submitting their form? Now you can! Just add the url to the webform settings and when the user submits the form, they will be redirected to that page.

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Custom Multiselect Checkboxes

Add a field with multiple Selectable Checkboxes

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To create, click the "Add Other Fields" and select "Multi-select checkboxes". Then add the options.

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Page the webform was submitted on.

This will help you if you are using the webform on a remote site as a shortcode.

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Magic Link Webform page

Previously the direct link to a webform looked like this:

http://multisite.local/wp-content/plugins/disciple-tools-webform/public/form.php?token56463d170366445db4b6e0f7c1f7dbc7

It would sometimes get blocked by security plugins. It now looks like:

http://multisite.local/webform/ml/56463d170366445db4b6e0f7c1f7dbc7


CSV Import Plugin v1.2

May 4, 2023

Do you LOVE CSVs?

Well... importing a CSV into Disciple.Tools just got better.

Introducing: Contact Duplicate Checking!

I'll set the stage. I just imported 1000 contacts with email address into Disciple.Tools. Yay!

But wait... I forgot that I also wanted to import the phone number column as well. Ok, now let me DELETE the 1000 contacts and start again.

But wait! What's this?

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I can upload the CSV again and let Disciple.Tools find the contact by the email address and update it instead of creating a new one! While I'm at it, I'll add a tags column to the CSV and a 'import_2023_05_01' tag to all the contacts so I can refer back to them if needed.

And here are some of the previous updates

Geolocate Addresses

If you have a Mapbox or Google mapping key installed,

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Then we can add a few addresses to our CSV and have Discple.Tools geocode them as they come in. One advantage is letting us show the records on maps in the Metrics section. image


Disciple.Tools Hosting with Crimson

April 19, 2023

Disciple.Tools has partnered with Crimson to provide a managed hosting option to our users. Crimson provides business-grade managed hosting solutions to organizations large and small while utilizing the fastest and most secure technology available.  Crimson also supports the mission of Disciple.Tools and has dedicated their company to directly influencing the discipleship movement across the globe.

Services & Features

  • Data housed in US Servers
  • Daily backups
  • 99.9% Uptime guarantee
  • Single Instance (inside a network), Single Site or Multi-site options.
  • Option for a custom domain name (single site & multi-site)
  • SSL Security Certificate – Encryption in transmission 
  • Assistance with site customization (Not execution of customization)
  • Tech support

Pricing

Disciple Tools Starter – $20 USD Monthly

A single instance inside of a network. No option for custom domain name or 3rd party plugins.

Disciple Tools Standard – $25 USD Monthly

A standalone site with the option for a custom domain name, 3rd party plugins. Can be upgraded to a multi-site (network) platform in the future.

Disciple Tools Organization – $50 USD Monthly

A network platform with multiple connected sites (up to 20) – allows for transfering of contacts and administrator oversight for all connected sites. Option for custom domain name, administrator control of 3rd party plugins for all sites.

Disciple Tools Enterprise  – $100 USD Monthly

Up to 50 network sites. Each site beyond 50 is an additional $2.00 USD per month.

Next Steps

Visit https://crimsonpowered.com/disciple-tools-hosting/ to set up your account. Once you make your purchase, sites are set up within 24 hrs.


Survey Collection Plugin

April 7, 2023

Attention all Disciple.Tools users!

We are happy to announce the release of our new survey collection and reporting plugin.

This tool helps ministries collect and present the activity of their team members, enabling you to track both lead and lag metrics. With regular collection from the field, you’ll get better data and trends than sporadic and infrequent collection.

This plugin gives each team member their own form to report their activity, and automatically sends them a link to the form every week. You’ll be able to see a summary of each member’s activity and give each member a summary of their activity on their dashboard.

Additionally, this plugin allows you to work and celebrate together with the combined metrics summary on the global dashboard.

We encourage you to check out the documentation for more information on how to set up the plugin, add team members, view and customize the form, and auto-send email reminders. We welcome your contributions and ideas in the Issues and Discussions sections of the GitHub repository.

Thanks for using Disciple.Tools, and we hope you enjoy this new feature!

Thank you Team Expansion for funding a portion of the development! We invite you to give if you are interested in contributing towards this plugin or supporting the creation of more like it.


Magic Links

March 10, 2023

Curious about Magic Links? Heard about them before?

A magic link might look like this:

https://example.com/templates/1678277266/a70f47fe11b30a1a0cc5905fa40f33fe1da1d66afde8798855c18f2c020ba82c

Clicking the link will open a browser page with anything from a form to complex application.

It might look like this:

The cool part: Magic links give the user a quick and secure way to interact with a simplified view without having to log in.

Read more about magic links here: Magic Links Intro

Magic Link Plugin

We’ve created a way for you to build your own magic like the Contact Info one above.

You can find it in the Magic Link Sender Plugin under the Extensions (D.T) > Magic Links > Templates tab.

Templates

Build a new template and select the wanted fields:


For more see the Magic Link Templates Docs.

Scheduling

Want to automatically send your magic link out to users or contacts on a regular basis? That is also possible!


See how to set up scheduling: Magic Link Scheduling Docs

Questions or Ideas?

Join the discussion here: https://github.com/DiscipleTools/disciple-tools-bulk-magic-link-sender/discussions


Prayer Campaigns V.2 and Ramadan 2023

January 27, 2023

Prayer Campaigns v2

We are happy to announce that in this new version the Prayer Campaigns plugin is ready for Ramadan 2023 and Ongoing Prayer Campaigns.

Ongoing prayer campaigns

We could already create prayer campaigns for fixed time periods (like Ramadan). But more than a month wasn't ideal.
With v2 we have introduced "ongoing" prayer campaigns. Set a start date, no end end, and see how many people we can mobilize to pray.
Prayer "warriors" will be able to sign up for 3 months and then have the opportunity to extend and keep on praying.

Ramadan 2023

We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to join in praying and mobilizing prayer for the Muslim world during Ramadan in 2023.

To mobilize 27/4 prayer for the people or place God has put on your heart the process involves:

  1. Signing up on https://campaigns.pray4movement.org
  2. Customizing your page
  3. Inviting your network to pray

See https://pray4movement.org/ramadan-champions-2023/ for more details or join one of the existing networks here: https://pray4movement.org/ramadan-2023/

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