UpStream 1.25 Has Lots of Useful New Features
UpStream 1.25 is now available with several new features and lots of small bug-fixes.
These features are all driven by your feedback. We really appreciate all of you who use UpStream and take the time to send in useful suggestions.
We’ve been releasing a new version of UpStream at the end of each month. Each new version has 5 or 6 added features, plus bug-fixes. This end-of-month cycle has been successful, so look for more monthly releases in the future.
Give a specific percentage to Statuses
This new feature allows you to be more consistent in how your projects run.
It’s now possible to link the Status for a Task to a percentage. For example, you can decide that “Completed” always means that a Task is at 100% progress. Or perhaps, “Waiting for Approval” always mean that a Task is at 80% approval.
We hope this this will make things easier for people who are creating and editing Tasks.
You can link the Statuses and percentages by going to UpStream > Tasks.
Show Usernames instead of Avatars
You’ll now find a new option called “Show Users Name”. If you set this to “Yes”, you’ll see names instead of avatars. This does take up more screen space, but may be a better option for your team:
To find this setting, go to UpStream > General:
Custom fields for Clients
It’s now possible to use the Custom Fields extension to collect more information on your Clients.
When you create a new field, you can choose to use the field on Clients:
After adding a field, go to UpStream > Clients. Edit a Client and you’ll see the fields in the right sidebar. In the example below, “Client Industry” is a custom field.
You can choose to show these fields on the main “Clients” screen, as in the image below:
More Delete buttons on the frontend
Every item on the frontend of UpStream should now have a red “Delete” button, from Tasks and Milestones, to Projects and Bugs.
Copy a Project from the frontend
If you have the Copy Project extension installed, it will now work on the frontend of your site too. You will see a small “Copy” icon next to the “Edit” pencil:
Full details and changelogs
To make these changes possible, there were releases for three UpStream extensions:
- Copy Project, version 1.1.3. See the changelog.
- Custom Fields, version 1.6.0. See the changelog.
- Frontend Edit, version 1.9.3. See the changelog.
Loving this update….when can we expect BuddyPress integration?
Fantastic project management software that has really helped our clients track progress and keep up to date with our development work