Add More Certainty To Your Field Status Updates

Even more detail can be added to Demosphere’s Field Status Widget!
Field Status Update

Within WebWriter®, administrators can indicate whether fields are open or closed.

The system will show timestamps for up to 48 hours after the adjustment has been made – after 48 hours, only the date is shown.

Now, custom message can be included to convey organization policies or other specific information.

For example, if your organization has a certain time that field status is updated each day, a phrase such as “All closures will be updated by 3:15pm on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends,” can be added for the convenience of your club members.

This added communication ensures that all club members stay up-to-date with field closures in one clear and concise module.

Please contact our Support Team if you have any questions about customizing your Field Status module.

 

New WebWriter® and RosterPro® Updates

Looking for the latest news? Check out what’s new in Demosphere’s WebWriter® and RosterPro® systems:

Custom menus in WebWriter®WebWriter® Navigation

Site Administrators have the ability to add navigation menus to their content webpages. Menu items can link to a web page/URL or a lower level menu item.

RosterPro®

Support CenterNavigation

Site Administrators can now connect to the Salesforce Support Center by clicking on the “Support Center” tab located in the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page.

Season Setup

Site Administrators can no longer change their Season Closed Date to a date that is past the last custom installment date. Users will be provided with a message if they attempt to do so.

Deleting Households

A household can not be deleted unless there are no outstanding balances.

When Are Most Website Administrators Logging On?

Updating website

When are youth sports websites being updated?

Demosphere powers around 1,000 sports websites that are administrated by users nationwide. Administrators have 24/7 on-demand access to update news, photos, and more on their sites.

While administrators can login whenever they please, we noticed some interesting trends from 142,000+ logins from January 1 to June 30, 2014.

Weekday Usage

  • 9:00am – 4:00pm ET was most popular login window.
  • 10:00am – noon ET were peak hours.

Many have speculated in the past that administrators are updating their sites after hours – after the work day and potentially after children have gone to sleep. While some do update during these times, the majority do not.

The most popular days of the week for updates were Monday and Tuesday – not surprising as many games and newsworthy items occur on the weekend. Fewer users logged in as the week progressed.

Saturday Usage:

  • 9:00am – 2:00pm ET was most popular login window.
  • 10:00a – noon ET were peak hours.

While peak usage time on Saturday was similar to the weekdays, the quantity fell dramatically. While an average 9,000+ users logged in each weekday from 10:00am to noon ET, less than half (around 3,600) did on Saturday.

Not surprisingly, Saturday evening saw the lowest usage of any evening – people like to disconnect!

Sunday Usage:

  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm ET was most popular login window.
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm ET were peak hours.
  •  amount of administrators online increased from Saturday

Sunday was the more popular of the weekend days and user behavior changed, too. Sunday evening was the most popular evening of the week, and that activity carried over into Monday and Tuesday as we discussed above. Many administrators seem to be getting an early jump on the week!

Overall:

  • People sleep! Midnight – 8:00am ET was the slowest time.
  • Aside from Sunday night, weekends were slow too.

Overall, the data surprised us! Evenings and weekends were much slower than anticipated, while weekday morning updates saw much more traffic. For those administrators that are volunteers, are they taking a break from work to make updates?

How does this information match up with your own usage? When do you find yourself updating website content? Let us know in the comments below!

New Schedule & Roster Website Placement Options

What’s a club without teams or a league without schedules? The pairs just go together.

For organizations using Demosphere’s WebWriter® Website System, placing appropriate team rosters or schedules is easier and more flexible than ever.

For clubs, Demosphere’s “Team Pages” may now be placed as a full season of teams, any group of divisions of teams, or just a single team.

Place a single team's information within Demosphere
Place a single team!

For leagues, schedules may be placed as a full season or any group of divisions.

Place division standings within Demosphere
Place an entire division!

Have a question? Contact our Support Team at support @ blog.demosphere.com!

 

Text Editor Updates Make Content Production Faster

Updated text editor for WebWriterYou’re going to love some of the updates to our text editing tool!

This editor is used extensively in WebWriter® to update article content and it’s also seen in other Demosphere systems, too.

Key Upgrades:

  • Speed: Producing and formatting content inside the editor is faster than ever.
  • Improved Copy/Pasting: Better quality across all browsers – less additional editing necessary.
  • Design: More professional, straight-forward design.
  • Enhanced Compatibility: We expect fewer browser-specific issues and quirks!

For those already using WebWriter, you will experience the updated editor upon your next login.

Not yet using WebWriter but interested in learning more? See all that it can do for your organization today!