As you might have already noticed WA Research has recently released some new updates in functionalities and features to further develop the Dgroups platform.
- Public interface
From the Dgroups homepage, users can now login to their groups or join new groups in a much clearer way.
- Directory of groups
When clicking on ‘Join a group’ users access the public directory of groups and can see all the groups created in Dgroups. From here they can join or request membership to the different groups.Still missing – but in the pipeline – is a search function that allows to browse the directory more easily, also filtering by subject or region. WA Research is currently working on a this and it should be soon released.
- Russian and Chinese interface
Dgroups is now available also in Chinese and Russian. Thanks to FAO and Yuriy Nesterov in particular for volunteering to translate!
- Admin can edit users profile and reset password
As possible in D1 and long-awaited in D2, groups administrators can now edit member data. By clicking on any member of a group where you’re an admin, you will notice green bar with ‘edit’ and ‘edit public profile’ links above member information. You’ll also see the ‘reset password’ link, to send your users a new password to login onto Dgroups.
More functionalities are currently being developed and tested; toghether with working to ensure 100% reliability in the email distribution, these functionalities include the possibility to track the status of different messages, statistics and bouce report, improved site navigation and usability.
We hope to announce some of these rather soon. If you have feedback and suggestions on how to further improve Dgroups, please drop a comment below!