Updates we've made to Brick River

Updates on 3/19/2021

March 19, 2021

We published up some updates today... Fixed a bug with uploading CSV files to multiple-choice questions in the reg system We expanded the way you can query oData. You can now add filters. This will ...

Small update - 3/10/2021

March 10, 2021

This info will not help you escape a jaguar. So, get ready to put your head on the pillow for a little nappy. Behold the itty bitty updates we published this morn... New Compare Live and Drafts ...

Import screen cleanup

October 28, 2020

The main thing we did in this update was to update the look of the import screen. Since the emailer now splits the CSV into chunks, the new import screen shows a total of all of the jobs and a ...

Update to the importer screen and bug fixes

October 28, 2020

The main thing we did in this update was to change the look of the import completion screen. Since the importer now splits the CSV into chunks, the new import screen shows a total of all the jobs and ...

A faster importer, but it will be wonky for a day

October 26, 2020

We're pushing up a faster importer today. BUT the importer wrap-up screen will be wonky for about a day. About the faster importer... An import will be broken into many chunks and and worked on in ...

Draft Creation Granularity and Menu Items

October 19, 2020

Draft-Creation Granularity We made draft-creation more granular. It used to be that IF you turned on DraftMode on views or for users or groups that it would create a draft on ANY action, be they add, ...

Preview content before it goes live on your website

September 30, 2020

Big Updates in Brick River

September 28, 2020

Big updates now. More soon. Check out this video walk-through. Drafts: View and approve pending changes. Work with drafts to review changes before they go live. Save changes to be made in the ...

Download Button Added to Email Sent Screen

July 14, 2020

We’ve added a download button to the email sent screen so you can easily download an excel spreadsheet for all email activity. It’s located in the top right corner of the screen, between the view and ...

Views & View Permissions cleanup plus a couple other tweaks.

June 22, 2020

The biggest thing that is in today's publish is... We merged the Admin > Views and Admin > Permission Views screens to reduce confusion and make things simpler. We also linked to the views from our...

Mass Delete Added

June 11, 2020

We added Mass Delete ability. So, if you want to blow away a bunch of records, you can. But be careful! There is no undo. Once they are gone they are gone.

Paul's wiry pandemic sideburn hair would like to announce an update to the "email sent" screen

June 02, 2020

Reflecting by the shore, Paul's left sideburn felt the time was right to tell you that we have updated the "email sent" screen to a much (dare we say) sexier version. This update includes COLORS. Yes,...

Improved Permissions Control Over Views

May 12, 2020

We improved view permissions. It's way easier now to control and understand what users and groups have access to in terms of views. Look in Admin > Users or Admin > Groups and you will see the button.

Adjusted the look of the Console a bit

April 13, 2020

In today's publish, we adjusted the look of the Console a bit. Reduced the level of "gray" a bit -- making buttons white and tweaked our login and home screens. We also did a couple other things... ...

Some fixes and tweaks

March 27, 2020

Column order bug fix in the fields picker. Related to caching. Fixed registration form designer caching. In some cases, people would make a change and then it wouldn't show that change when ...

Registration Design Fixes

March 26, 2020

There was a caching issue in the Registration designer. If you made a change to registration form properties then saved everything worked fine. But if you then went back into the designer, the ...

Publishing Reports

March 10, 2020

Reports can now be published, just like and saved search. If a report has an associated Snippet, that format is now also available for download when publishing. Go into Admin - Published Data, then ...

Snippet Compilation Messages

February 25, 2020

We've added a compile message to show errors during Snippet design.

Added Stripe to Reg Download

February 12, 2020

Stripe transactions were previously not included in the registration download. This has been resolved.


February 12, 2020

We've made a few changes to enable more robust reporting within the console. Saved Searches/Queries can now be placed directly in a View's XML. In addition, a view based query can output the data ...

Security Updates

January 29, 2020

We identified a potential security vulnerability in the website sandbox. This was never exposed externally, i.e. only Brick River users with significant system knowledge would have been able to ...

RegData helper bug fix

January 13, 2020

There was an bug in the RegData helper when pulling associated files. This has been resolved.

Snippet and page editor speed improvements

January 13, 2020

We've made a change to optimize customer page execution within the console. This should speed up the page editor and snippet execution.  

Blast email responder

January 07, 2020

If someone replies to the sender of a blast email instead of the correct reply to address the reply is not delivered as the sent from email addresses aren't valid. We send a notification to the ...

Event Detail and Site Index fixes

January 07, 2020

We recently fixed an issue with previewing event detail pages in the console. This broke the sub-pages of the rich event detail helper. This is fixed. We also fixed an issue with the site index ...

Formvites status improvements

January 07, 2020

We added the submission status to the index and detail pages for FormVites

Alt short name. Docs link. Attendance in download. Console config screen.

January 06, 2020

Documentation help link in console updated to go to our documentation page that has more than just the users guide Attendance now available in Reg reports/downloads/shares Console config screen ...

Attendance now available in registration downloads

January 06, 2020

Attendance is now available as a column when downloading or sharing information from the registration system.

Event Detail Preview is fixed

December 23, 2019

Previously View In Site didn't work for Events Detail pages. This has been fixed.

Short name redirect update

December 18, 2019

Redirects from Secondary short name domains using POST/PUT now use HTTP status code 308 instead of 301. This tells the client to resubmit using the same method, using a 301 would cause the redirect to...

Added a "short name alias" and removed testing of PayPal

December 16, 2019

The main feature we added was...customers can have an alias. We did this because two of our customers got a new name and merged with other organizations. The new organization didn't want to use the ...

Multiple updates and bug fixes

December 11, 2019

This update contains multiple bug fixes Registration System Fixed concurrency issue when Stripe reports payments Calculated fields can now include other calculated fields, was previously broken ...

Update to default values

December 10, 2019

Description of new DefaultFrom attribute. For example

Added ability to customize the users and groups views

December 09, 2019

Now you can add fields to the Users and Groups views. There are a number of use cases but we did it because we were creating relationships between users and other views and we wanted to know the ...

Tweaks: layout sidebar collapse, SASS compiler minifies/specify path

November 17, 2019

These changes are mainly good for developers. Layout editor sidebar toggle. You can toggle collapse it to give more space to work on code. SASS also outputs minified version. It outputs both a full ...

Ability to copy a website

November 16, 2019

We added the ability for your to copy a website. You can go to the site that you want to copy, under Site > My websites and the in the website record under "more" you will see the "copy website" link....

New feature: SASS compiling to speed up your web development

November 12, 2019

We added a new feature and that lets you work with your CSS using SASS. If you know anything about SASS this will reduce repetition and save you a ton of time. Below if a video and here's a tutorial ...

Improved Filtering

November 07, 2019

We improved the filtering. Check out the vid... Filters collapsed by default chews up less vertical space. NULL and NOT NULL searching is easier. New "Exclude"-based searching. New ability to choose ...

Unzip files in Brick River's file system. A great way to upload folders and files.

November 07, 2019

We added the ability for you to unzip files in the Brick River files system. This is a great way for you to upload folders and nested files and folders in one shot.  

New Feature: Internal KB

September 26, 2019

A new feature: Internal KB Use it to store and share your internal documents, instructions, and more. Check out this 1:02 video if'n ya care...

Our new Email Obfuscator helps stop email harvesting

September 26, 2019

"97% of spam is the direct result of posting email addresses to Web pages" The other day several customers told me their people had received deceptive spam emails. All these customers had online ...

Refund Rapidity in Brick River when using Stripe

August 05, 2019

You've got an event going on. Cranky Curt wants his money back. Lucky you, you use Stripe for payments. Now, you only press one button. Refund in Brick River and it also refunds in Stripe. You just ...

Pushed up a ton of tutorials today

July 30, 2019

We let lift tutorials today Baked 'em into Brick River. They'll auto-load on first page-visit, but after, hide lovingly in the lower right, awaiting your call to release them, tearfully fulfilling ...

New Feature: Stripe as a payment processor

July 24, 2019

New feature: Stripe as a payment processor Why? Easier for... OUR customers to integrate YOUR people to pay  

Ticketing comes to the event registration system

June 13, 2019

We have launched ticketing in the event registration system. Check out how it works   See how to scan tickets on an iPhone See how to scan tickets on an Android phone  

New event reg feature: Sync to DB

April 30, 2019

Want to drop registrants into other views and update certain fields? 'Tis possible now with the Sync to DB feature. Check out this 2 minute video of how it works Uses case ideas... Drop your ...

Updates to the event reg system

December 06, 2018

We've made some updates to event reg. And more is coming. December is "Event Reg Updates" month.   In group reg you can specify the labels above Here's a 1 minute video showing that   Improved ...

Showing email delivery status on contact record

August 20, 2018

Product update: we now show the email delivery status the contact record. No more hunting in unsubscribes, bounces, or spam reports to understand why they may not be getting a particular email.  

New feature: embed a reg form

July 24, 2018

Here's a 2:31 video on it Use it for contact forms or any kind of forms or to make a form have a friendly URL. Have fun playing with it and let you know what you think.

Big update: turn your event page into an event site

June 27, 2018

A big update to the calendar for your big meetings Essentially, create an "event site" for any event. Post... Announcements The agenda Speakers Quick links Photos albums Photos of the location FAQs ...

The pink-shirted man by the beige wall gives a thumbs-up to these new features

June 11, 2018

So little depends upon  a man wearing a pink shirt smiling with fear in front of the beige wall Except for the fact that this stylin' dude is giving a thumbs-up to some zesty new minor improvements ...

Small update: Can delete reg payments now

June 03, 2018

But a small update... you can now delete reg payments So that means you don't always have to add in adjustments to correct bad payments. NOTE: you can only delete payments that you added - not ...

Some reg system updates

May 17, 2018

1. It uses the regular emailer and all people can make labels/name tags Now when you email people from the reg system it uses the "regular Brick River emailer". So you can send people pretty emails ...

Two new features: videos

February 20, 2018

Two new features... Console app almost done   New feature: send an email to the same recipients Now you can take a sent email and create a new one that has the same recipients list.   

Will MASS UPDATE create mass hysteria?

September 01, 2017

New feature alert... Mass update is great when you want to, for example... Put everyone on a new subscription list Move registrants into your people view Set everyone that registered on a certain ...

Preview in Site Goes Live

August 11, 2016

Click the green "preview in site" button and you will be able to see your content in whatever pages on whatever sites it is served up on.

Zip distance-based searching - imagine the possibilities

April 07, 2016

Ring the bells. There's even more to celebrate now that we've added zip distance searching Now, find any contact or content by distance from a zip code. Want to email all the people within 10 miles of...

Big update to the emailer going live tomorrow morn at 8 am

February 15, 2016

We are publishing up an update tomorrow at 8 am eastern. It will do some big things in the emailer and set us up for more work we are going to do. The update tomorrow will... Shorten the link URLs. ...

Authentication Update

We have a set of helpers that allow Contact based authentication in a website, these allow us to build out custom portals. A single token was used to identify the contact. This meant that you couldn't...