The New Q&A Dashboard

 We continue to make significant analytic improvements across the platform using valuable feedback and insights from you. Based on a filtering Idea submitted, we’ve re-vamped our Community/Q&A module analytics and are excited to launch the new Q&A Dashboard, formally known as the Success Dashboard.  The Q&A Dashboard now focuses solely on the Community/Q&A module. This ensures that the most relevant Q&A metrics are surfaced in the same dashboard providing a clear picture of community/Q&A engagement. With this dashboard, you can see the number of questions asked and answered and high-level metrics including average response time. Leverage filtering capabilities to hone in on specific datasets based on user role. Let’s dive into the functionality by using the use case provided in the original Idea. Filtering Community Engagement by User Roles As a community manager, you may be interested in learning which users are most effective in answering questions in your community or what percentage of answers given came from your customers. Previously, these answers were a little hidden. With the new filtering capabilities on the Q&A Dashboard, you can now easily filter the data by user roles. There are 4 metrics included on the dashboard: Number of Questions Asked Number of Questions Answered Percentage of Questions Answered Average Response Time   The following filters are available to narrow down the dataset: Date Published In User Role Question (Primary role & Custom role) User Role Answer (Primary role & Custom role)  For more information on how each of these metrics and filters works, please check out this Knowledge Base article. Using our example from above, if you are trying to understand what percentage of answers given on your community came from users with particular custom role, you’ll want to use the User Role Answer filter and select the appropriate role. This allows you to remove employees and partners to show a true participation metric. More options to exclude some roles using filters are coming soon.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on these improvements and how you are using these new filters!

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Roadmap Update 26

Hi everyone!Can you believe we are halfway through November and quickly heading into the holiday season? Time flies when you’re having fun… and in our case, making a ton of progress! Over the past few months, we’ve released some new features, improved others, and made great strides on our long-term roadmap. We continuously strive to develop great tools that help you build robust communities. Let’s take a quick look at some of the features and enhancements we released since our last update.Click below to skip to upcoming improvementsCustomization Moderation & User Management Engagement Tools Integrations What do you think? New Feature: Banner WidgetCapture your audience's attention and drive engagement with creative banners built directly on inSided. Use the banner widget to create fully-customizable banners that draw your audience in with better display images, larger text, and clear CTAs. Enhancement: Pending OverviewKeeping your communities safe and all posted content relevant and appropriate is extremely important to us. Our new pending overview was redesigned to provide moderators with a complete view of all pending content.  Enhancement: New Filter OperatorsAs we continue to build more filtering capabilities, we also needed to provide advanced filtering operators that allow you to segment by detailed user criteria. For example, you can now find users in specific ways like “Company equals XYZ” or “Questions asked equals 0”. For a full list of operators added, check out this update. ​​​​​​Enhancement: Ideation Voting ImprovementsBased on community feedback, we’ve added some new functionality to the Ideation module to improve the voting experience and to assist in closing the feedback loop. First, when you submit an idea, your vote will automatically be cast for your submission. We now also automatically subscribe users to an idea after they voted for that idea.  Enhancement: New Content Dashboard MetricsDive deeper into content analytics with the addition of the “Single user topics” and “Average response time” KPIs onto the Content Dashboard. We’ve added the ability to filter these KPIs by content type for a full picture of your metrics. For more information on all of these new features and enhancements, check out our Product Updates articles.Filter operators on the User overview A brand new pending overview Banner Widget Voting on an idea automatically subscribes user to idea Automatic vote for own idea Single user topic and Average response time now can be filtered by Content Type Now let’s dive into what we are working on next! Customization Dynamic Content WidgetThe dynamic content widget, currently in closed beta, allows community managers to dynamically display relevant content throughout their community. Easily promote your newest content piece or surface hot topics and discussions using content filters and sorting options. Leverage the widget to bring your content to life and boost engagement and user interactions. Custom PagesFlexibility and customization are key to building successful customer communities that support your company. Every community will look different, feel different, and have different requirements which is why we’re building Custom Pages. Custom Pages will allow you to create the dedicated landing experiences you need for your business. For example, persona-specific landing pages or promotional pages for large events. This feature is currently in development. Interested in learning more? Check out this research article and leave your feedback. We’d love to hear from you! Custom Drop-Down MenusThe custom drop-down menu feature allows community managers to change the configuration of the drop-down menu (mega-menu) as per their requirements. This will serve as an extension to custom pages, giving customers the ability to add custom pages in the header or drop-down. Moderation & User Management Create and save user segmentsCurrently in open beta (opt-in via the Experimental Features page in the Settings category), our upcoming Segments feature allows you to apply filters on the User overview to identify groups of interest and save them as a segment. The Segments feature helps you to get better insights into how your community population is distributed among your segments (eg. power users), as well as show areas for improvement (eg. users that haven’t joined groups). Soon you’ll also be able to use segments as a way to automate email campaigns and create personalized journeys.​​​​​​Apply bulk actions to usersAs you may have seen, we’ve made it possible to assign and remove a user role in bulk from the User overview, which allows you to be a lot more effective in managing your users. To build on top of that, we’ll be offering more bulk actions in the future, such as awarding a badge and sending a private message.  Export to CSVWe’ve updated our filters to make sure you can do all the filtering magic straight on the User overview instead of having to download it and work your magic in Excel or Google Sheets. However, there are use cases for when you want to download a filtered set of users to CSV, to pass them on to marketing for instance, or to supplement another workflow outside of the community. Therefore, we’ll bring the Export to CSV button to the User overview soon! Engagement Tools One-off and Automated Email CampaignsWe’re currently working hard on our new Email Campaigns feature to both expand its use cases (to allow for automated targeted emails), as well as move it into an open beta phase for broader access. This feature will give you the tools to better engage with your community members (eg. send community digests, promote events, etc.) as well as set up onboarding flows and reactivation campaigns.  Use segments in email campaignsApart from the filters we currently offer to build an audience in Email Campaigns (role, last activity, registration date), we’ll also allow you to address the segments you’ve created in the Segments page as a way to set up automated email campaigns. For instance, you can automatically reach out to your new users that haven’t joined a group within 30 days of joining, to try to increase group adoption. Updates to Event creation and managementAs events take an increasingly larger role in your community and CS strategy, so grows the need to offer a more robust and scalable Events solution. That’s why we’ll be making event creation and management a lot smoother and more efficient, by allowing you to save events as a draft, schedule them in the future, preview events, and duplicate events. Improved Destination experience for EventsWe’ll be bringing customization mode to Events, so you can customize this page with additional widgets, callouts, banners, etc. We’ll also bring the Events overview more in line with the Product Updates overview by adding filtering options and pagination.  Attendance tracking for EventsCurrently, for Community RSVP events, we track the RSVPs for your event and allow you to export these to CSV. We’ll also be tracking the number of users that will click on the new “Join Now” button to help you track who, and how many people, actually joined the event. To get even better insights, we’ll also update the CSV to contain more information about your attendees. Integrations Integrations with Gainsight applicationsA top priority for our team is building out a seamless and flexible integration between Gainsight products, including inSided, Gainsight CS, and Gainsight PX. The integration will allow users with multiple Gainsight products to connect their data for a more powerful customer success experience. This includes:Adding community engagement data to Gainsight CS 360 Enhancing customer sentiment analysis with community content data Enriching shared data points to unleash unparalleled customer reporting across products Exposing community content directly in your app Integrations with Intercom We’re working on a new integration with Intercom! With inSided's Intercom integration, you will be able to leverage federated search enabling your customers to seamlessly search content from Intercom Help Center right from your inSided platform.As a next step, we plan to enrich this integration with ticket escalation from the community to Intercom. Improved Thought Industries content filteringWe will continue to add capabilities to our integration with Thought Industries. Coming up, we will add the ability to filter content from within your community using custom fields. Analytics: Success dashboard improvementsAs we improve analytics across the platform, we identified the need for the Success Dashboard to focus on the Community/Q&A module. This will ensure that the most relevant metrics are surfaced in the appropriate dashboard. With the upcoming changes, you’ll have more information and filtering options for authors, including filtering by user role of both the author of the question and the author of the best answer. Product feedback table improvementsMaintaining an easy-to-follow view of product ideas submitted through your community is crucial to effectively managing incoming product requests. It is also important to see how your community is reacting to these ideas. Our upcoming improvements to the Product Feedback Table will provide these insights and make the Ideas module more actionable. We are working on a fully customizable table that will allow you to apply filters to votes, likes, views, authors, status, and more.  What do you think? We are always open to feedback. Let us know what you think in the comments! Keep your eyes peeled for the next Roadmap Update in February. 

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Filter operators on the User overview

As we’re bringing more filtering capabilities to the User overview, so does the need to be more specific in filtering your users. That’s why over the last few weeks, we’ve released some small improvements to the way that filters work on the User overview. Read on to learn all about them.More advanced filtering capabilitiesFor all types of filters (lists, text, date and numbers), we’ve added so-called filter operators. This means that instead of only finding users where a certain condition is true (eg. where Custom Role equals x or y), we’re enabling you to find users in more specific ways (eg. where something is not true, where a field is empty, etc.). Below you’ll find the operators we’ve added:Text filters (eg. Email, First name, Company, etc.) Contains Does not contain Equals Does not equal Starts with Ends with Is empty Is not empty List filters (eg. Custom role, Ranks, Badges, Department, etc.) Is one of Is not one of Is empty Is not empty Number filters (eg. Topics, Replies, etc.) Equals Does not equal Less than More than Between Date filters (eg. Registration date, Last activity, Birthday, etc.) Less than More than Before After On Between Use casesThese filters allow you to drill down on your user base and to find groups of interest. Some examples: Users that are not part of a group yet (Groups ‘is empty’) Users that are not staff (Email ‘does not contain @yourdomain.com) Users that haven’t filled in their basic profile information (First name ‘is empty’ and Last name ‘is empty’) More importantly, these filters will allow you to build better Segments, which is a new feature that’s in open beta now. This feature will allow you to save these filters as a segment which auto-updates automatically, will show segments as a percentage of your user base and allows you to take action on your users through our upcoming bulk actions.You can opt-in for the open beta for the new Segments feature yourself by visiting the Settings > Experimental Features page in Control.

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A brand new pending overview 🌟

Keeping your communities safe and all posted content relevant and appropriate is extremely important for us. That’s why our platform has different capabilities to check the content before being published, in the form of the spam detection, a content duplication check, option for users to flag and report posts, and automatic content checkers like the keyword blockers. Each of these mechanisms have an associated state assigned to the content piece: spam, flagged, trashed, and pending. Today I’m happy to announce that we have released a new pending overview that not only looks better than the old one, but it has been completely rebuilt to offer your moderating teams more reliability and full cover of all types of content created by community members.  New UI & UX for the pending overview Selection of multiple topics shows available bulk actionsJust like on the old page, you are able to select multiples items from the overview and apply the bulk action you need - you can either trash the topics so they do not show up on the global moderation overview, you can mark them as spam if you think they should have been caught by the spam detection (this always help improve the algorithm), or you can approve them in one click if you think they should become visible for the community users.  Approval flow on the topic moderation pageApprove button available on each post in a threadMaybe before you make them visible, you would like to closely review the entire content and perhaps edit out the more sensitive part of the post. For this, you can easily navigate to the topic moderation page and once the edits are done, you can approve the post right from that page.  Ideas and replies on ideas and product updates are now supported with the pending stateWhen registered users submit an idea or reply on a product update, now this content will be checked against the pre-moderation rules just like the rest of the content types & their replies. This has been a functionality gap that required full refactoring of the way we handle pending content, the way it is being displayed on the pending overview and how it is being approved.  We hope you enjoy this upgrade and if you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to share it with me either in the comments or via email! ( 📨: crotariu@gainsight.com)

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inSpired ideation review Q2 2022

While Q3 is already underway and the summer holiday season is close to an end, we’d like to look together at the great things we’ve released in Q2! 🙌This review aims to highlight what has changed on the inSided platform in the last quarter based on the ideas that you have submitted, voted for, and which you contributed to with use cases and needs. Quick stats for inSpired ideas in Q2 2022 6 ideas delivered  79 new ideas created   28 votes delivered  527 votes added A quick reminder of how we, the product team at inSided, work with the ideas posted on the inSpired ideation board. Every 2 weeks we review the newly added ideas and moderate them, meaning we’re changing the status to either open, if the idea is aligned with our vision, or closed, if it is something we don’t see a good fit, we merge duplicate ideas, and reply in the idea threads with questions for additional details, insights and use cases. Every 12 weeks we review our rolling roadmap and adjust it as needed, where the inSpired ideas and additional customer feedback plays a very important role in prioritising roadmap items, and according to our product strategy for the upcoming 12 months. Would you like your community to also make use of customer ideation & feedback but are unsure where to start or how to get your product team involved? I’d be more than happy to connect with you and see how we could help!  As always, we’re deeply grateful to all of you for the valuable insights and taking the time to talk & share feedback with our team! 🙏 Ideas we delivered The following 6 ideas you submitted on inSpired have been delivered, with a total of 28 votes delivered in Q2 2022.  If you’re thinking 6 ideas are not as many as you would have liked or hoped for, we feel you and agree completely! As much as we would love to close lots and lots of votes every quarter, realistically this is not always possible. This Q2 was filled with technical debt payments, preparations for the exciting things announced in our latest roadmap update [do check it out 😉], and much needed alignment & planning for connecting the inSided product with Gainsight’s CS product. 

Roadmap update 25

Hi everyone!As a beautiful (but quite hot) summer comes to a close, I am excited to share this Roadmap Update with you as we head into fall!As we’ve mentioned before, we remain committed to building great tools that enable you to maintain the best-in-class Customer Hub and community experience for your users. We remain focused on our product development goals: Enabling you to transform your community into a unified Customer Hub, to act as single centralized destination for all customer content and engagement Allowing you to optimize the Customer Hub experience through customization of pages and landing pages and personalisation of the user experience by role, or e.g. customer segments that you have defined in your Customer Success CRM Building tools to stimulate engagement by users within your community Introducing features to help you automate community-work, improving user management, moderation and reporting to simplify community administration (and spend less time!) Continuing to improve of the core of our platform and our technology-stack to provide even better reliability, scalability and faster development of new features in the future Continue reading for a more detailed look at all features and improvements that are coming up and for a recap of the recent releases. Coming up Customisation Dynamic content widgetComing soon: the dynamic content widget! This will help you dynamically display content as cards or a list on your community pages, and keep your pages more up-to-date (and active) with less manual action. For instance, you can choose to display the 5 most recent Product Updates in a list, alongside a list with the 5 most recent Ideas. You can read more about it in this research article. Custom pagesThis fall, we’ll enable you to build custom pages on your Customer Hub! For instance, this will allow you to create dedicated landing pages for specific personas, products, or events. These pages can be built using all of the available widgets you’ve come to know, including the new Dynamic Content widget. You can read all about it in this research article. Custom dropdown menusYou will be able to customize your community’s main menu-bar by adding additional items to a dropdown menu. This will enable you to: Add custom pages anywhere in your navigation, making sure they fit the flow you want your community to have Organize links to external resources from anywhere in your navigation, they don’t have to be on the community platform in order to be linked. Use with caution, as we still want to keep it a seamless digital experience :)  Automation Add more filter operatorsTo better find groups of interest among your user base, we have recently released our new filters. The new filters allow you to filter on custom user profile fields. We’re also updating how the filters work by adding filter operators to the current filters (eg. contains, does not contain, is empty, etc.). This will allow you, for instance, to identify all users where the email address “does not contain @insided.com” to filter out employees, or where groups “is empty” to identify users that aren’t part of a group yet. Create and save user segmentsWe will enable you to save segments of users that match certain filter criteria. This will help track your most important user segments (i.e. churned, new users, champions, etc.), as well as keep an eye on groups of interest (eg. users without a badge, users without a group, users with job title x, etc.).Segments will be able to be used as audiences for several existing and future mechanisms: email campaigns, showing or hiding widgets on pages for particular segments, etc. Apply bulk-actions to usersApplying actions to users currently has to be done one by one, and it’s a hassle—we hear you! To make this more efficient, we’ll now offer some basic bulk-actions on the User overview.If you’ve selected one or more users, you’ll be able to perform a bulk-action. Initially, the available bulk-action(s) will be to assign a role, after which we’ll allow awarding a badge and sending a private message. Engagement tools Automated email campaignsAutomated email campaigns offer the ability to automatically onboard, (re)engage or reach out to particular groups of interest (eg. promote an event for all users or specific users). It will be possible to set up sending rules based on the last activity, registration date, role, and group membership.Later, we’ll add the option to automatically address people once they enter a specific segment.If you want to be enrolled in the closed beta for this feature, make sure you sign up for the waitlist in this Product Update. Use segments in email campaignsLater this year, segments created from the user overview will be selectable as an audience for (automated) email campaigns. This will allow for more specific targeting based on all filters (also custom user profile fields) as well as being able to automate actions based on your segments. It will also enable you to create specific onboarding or reactivation flows for different personas in your community. Ideation improvements Disable voting for ideation statusesWe will allow community managers to enable or disable voting by ideation status. It will be possible to disable voting for “Closed” or “Duplicate” statuses. The aim is to prevent frustration of users voting for ideas that are not under consideration. Select multiple product areas in an ‘Idea creation form’Users will be able to select multiple product areas when creating an idea. It will make the categorization of ideas more precise and improve searchability.   Integrations Integrations with Gainsight applicationsWe remain committed to offering the best and the most flexible integration between inSided and all other Gainsight products. Planned improvements are currently: Making integrations very easy and user friendly to set up, nor more hacking or development involvement Enriching shared data points to unleash best-in-class customer reporting, including all the community data available in Gainsight applications, or the other way around Enabling to expose community content directly in your app … and many other awesome features. Improved Thought Industries content filteringWe recently launched integration of our product with the Thought Industries application. Soon, you will be able to filter the content being pulled into the community. It will be possible to write queries filtering the search results: Filter “Published” content by default Use custom fields to filter content  Analytics Success dashboard improvementsWe will introduce more detailed metrics about the authors of the best answers and insight from peer to peer support. The improvements cover: Focus the scope of the dashboard only on Q&A and change the name Split all the metrics to enable filtering them based on the user role of the author of the question as well as the author of the answer Move single user topic metrics to Content Dashboard  Average response time only for Q&A  Content dashboard changesWe will add metrics from the current Success Dashboard:  Single user topic metrics from Success Dashboard to Content Dashboard and enable filtering by all content related filters Average response time related to all content types and enable filtering by all content related filters  Product feedback table ImprovementsWe will provide more detailed view of the ideas submitted and voted in community: Customizable table view Company filer applied to votes, likes, and views Company filter applied to the author of the idea Date creation, current status, and more  Released recently  What do you think? We are really interested in your feedback. Let us know in the comments! Please expect the next Roadmap Update in November.

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Coming soon: Email Campaigns

Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on our new Email Campaigns feature 🎉 Today, we’re excited to open up our beta program to those who’d like to give Email Campaigns a spin! By joining the waiting list, you can sign up for early access to this feature.Email CampaignsThis new Email Campaigns feature allows you to craft compelling emails that you can use for a variety of use cases. For example: Send out a monthly community digest or newsletter to all your users (or a specific segment of users) Create an onboarding flow that sends out emails 7, 14 or 30 days after registration Create re-engagement campaigns to all users that haven’t been active for more than 30 days Encourage users to join a group if they haven’t joined a group in the first 30 days Features: Create emails easily (using our wysiwyg editor you’re used to) Customize the branding of your email campaigns Select recipients based on user properties (eg. role, registration date, last activity, groups) Send a one-off email or make it an automated email (eg. for onboarding or reactivation emails) View email metrics (eg. sent, delivered, opened, clicks, etc.) Why Email Campaigns?We want to offer our customers all the tools to make sure you can build a successful and vibrant community. One part of that is making sure the community experience itself is as engaging as can be (sneak peek: Notification Center coming up), but the other part is making sure that you can keep community members up to date on all the latest and greatest and invite them back to your thriving community. That’s where our new Email Campaigns feature comes into play.Rollout plan Phase 1: Closed beta (gradual)In the first phase, we’ll gradually roll out the feature to customers that have signed up for the waiting list.  Phase 2: Open betaIn the following months, we’ll allow all customers to opt-in for the Email Campaigns feature. You can sign up for the waiting list here. Let us know!What would you like to use the Email Campaigns feature for? What use cases are you most looking forward to addressing? Let us know and inspire others!

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Filter on Custom User Profile Fields

While doing discovery on the recently released filters on the User overview, we heard from you that the true insights into your user base lie in the custom User Profile Fields. That’s why we’re happy to announce that starting today, you can filter all your users on the custom User Profile Fields you’ve set up!Filtering optionsYou will now see all of your custom User Profile Fields in the Filter dropdown on the User overview. Depending on the type of filter you’ve set up (text, list or date), the you’ll be able to find users that match a string of text, a list of items or before or after specific dates.Showing columns in the user tableApart from filtering, we’re now enabling you to toggle which custom User Profile Fields you’d like to see in the table. To do so, you can click on Columns and select the ones you’d like to add to the overview. Quick recap: custom User Profile FieldsCustom User Profile Fields are the fields you’ve set up to be either filled in on the registration page, or when users edit their profile. Common use cases for this are:First name Last name Company Department Job title Country Etc.You can read all about setting up those fields in our knowledge base article.What’s next?Being able to find interesting segments of users is one thing, but we want to take it further in the next improvements, which we’ll launch over the next few months: More filter operators Right now, you can only filter users where the conditions are true (for instance, when username contains x, or when role is y). In the upcoming release, we’ll offer more operators to also allow you to find users where a field doesn’t contain your string or selection, or filter out users where a certain profile field is (not) empty. Create and save user segments Being able to filter is one thing, being able to save those filters as a segment is another. This will allow you to quickly open the same filters again, but also to track how many users are in one segment or the other (for instance, see the percentage of New users vs. Champions). Apply bulk actions to users After finding a specific segment of users, you’re likely to want to take an action on them (i.e. assign a role, add to a group, award a badge, etc.). Our new bulk actions will allow you to do just that, and make managing users less time consuming. We’d love to hear from you!Let us know what you think of this improvements, and what other improvements would help you manage your users better.

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Unify all external content with our Federated Search API

At inSided, we believe that unifying all customer success content in one place empowers your customers to be successful and increases self-service rates. To do so, we’ve already built some native integrations to bring content from Zendesk, Freshdesk, Skilljar, Thought Industries and more. On top of that, we’re now opening up our Federated Search API to allow you to bring any external content to your customer hub.What’s new?Using our federated search API you can now push any external content into our search engine and unify the search experience by showing the most relevant results, no matter where it comes from. With the Federated Search API, you can: Push any external content to the inSided search engine Categorize and differentiate external content by source (e.g. Academy, Docs, Help center, Blog) Display external content in the live-search dropdown and search result page Directly navigate to external content from the inSided platform Filter search result pages between community results and external results Note: Federated search via API is a paid add on. Please contact your CSM to start using it.How do I set it up?Learn more about setting up federated search through the API in our Knowledge Base article. This page also links to our API docs, where you’ll learn how to include the title, content, url and source.https://community.insided.com/integrations-124/how-to-show-external-content-in-the-search-results-federated-search-4065 💡 Customer spotlightUnqork, one of our customers who was in the beta for this feature, has set up the Federated Search API so that they pull in courses from their academy, and help articles from their external knowledge base. Want to see it in action? Head over to community.unqork.com! 

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Show private categories in the Embeddable Widget

Using our Embeddable Widget feature, you are able to share community content and knowledge base articles right within your product. This helps improve discoverability and allows customers to find relevant content without having to visit the community directly. Want to know more about it, or have it activated for your community? Check out this page, or reach out to your customer success manager.ChallengeUntil now, the Embeddable Widget only showed content that was publicly available on your community. However, for some communities, certain categories were only visible for specific logged in users (for instance, when you only want to show product documentation to people with a certain role). Due to this, it wasn’t possible to show hidden product documentation in the Embeddable Widget up until now. This is especially true for communities using the hybrid visibility model, with certain parts closed off only for registered users or users with a certain role. This was also highlighted in this idea:What’s new?Starting today, we’ve made it possible for you to select which categories you’d like to show in the Embeddable Widget, regardless of whether or not that content is in a private category. Because your users are already logged into the product and the Embeddable Widget only shows there, this ensures only your customers or users are able see the private or proprietary documentation.Getting startedYou can select which categories to show in the Embeddable Widget under Integrations > Embeddable Widget > Setup. You’ll find the option to manually select categories to show in the Widget Visibility section. You can read more in our Knowledge Base article on this topic.Please note that you do not select categories or groups that you do not want to appear in the product, as selecting these options will show the content regardless of the user’s role in your community. Any categories not selected will not be displayed or searchable within the Embeddable Widget.Frequently asked questionsIf a customer opens the link to a non-public article from the Embeddable Widget, will it open in a new tab on the community anyway?Yes, but the user needs to be either logged in on the community to see it, or have the (custom) role that the content is made visible for. 

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More filters and columns on the User overview

Starting today, we’re rolling out a lot more filters on the User overview, which will allow you to slice-and-dice your user base and hone in on the users that are most interesting to you. If you click on Filters on the User overview, you will be able to filter on: Primary role Custom role Last activity Last login Registration date Ranks Badges Points Topics Replies Groups Also, we’re allowing you to show and hide the columns for these properties on the user overview, so you can decide which properties you see, and which you don’t.Learn more about how all the filters work in more detail in our Knowledge Base article.Use casesHere’s some quick ways to get some interesting insights by using filters: Use the Registration date filter to find all users that signed up in the last 7 days to see who signed up recently, and to see how many people signed up Use the Last activity filter (which includes any activity, so also viewing a page) to see how many users were active in the last 30 days Use the Badge filter to see which users, and how many, have attained a certain badge Of course, you can also combine filters to really drill down into your user base.Release scheduleWe’re doing a gradual rollout over the next couple of days, starting today. You’ll receive an in-app notification once they’re rolled out to your instance.What’s next?Being able to find interesting segments of users is one thing, but we want to take it further in the next improvements, which we’ll launch over the next few months: Filter on custom user profile fields Apart from filtering on all the platform properties, the most valuable information about your users is likely caught in the fields filled in during registration, or in the user’s profile page. That’s why we’ll expand the current filters with your own custom user profile fields. Create and save user segments Being able to filter is one thing, being able to save those filters as a segment is another. This will allow you to quickly open the same filters again, but also to track how many users are in one segment or the other (for instance, see the percentage of New users vs. Champions). Apply bulk actions to users After finding a specific segment of users, you’re likely to want to take an action on them (i.e. assign a role, add to a group, award a badge, etc.). Our new bulk actions will allow you to do just that, and make managing users less time consuming. What are your power filters?Which filters, or combinations of filters, provide most value to you and why? Let us know in the comments to inspire others!

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Roadmap update 24

It is my great pleasure to share our roadmap update with the Community!Previous months have been a time of intensive work on further improvement of the inSided product. We spent a great deal of time with our customers discussing and discovering the most welcomed features. This enabled us to shape further the roadmap and our plans for the coming months.Our vision stays unchanged. We want to become a Customer Hub to scale digital engagement of your customers and help you create customer journeys that are more integrated and effective than ever before. To achieve it, we are prioritising initiatives in the areas of:Allowing to make your community a unified Customer Hub, as the front door for all your customer content and engagement. Optimizing the customer hub user experience, for example with customization and personalization Building tools to stimulate engagement of users of your community Making work with your community easier and more effective by introducing automation features, improving user management and moderation Constant improvement of the core of our platform and our tech stack to enable even better reliability, scalability and faster development of new featuresRead on to check out all features and improvements that are coming up and a recap of the recent releases. Coming up CustomizationNew and improved widgetsBuilding compelling pages in your Community is key to attracting users, from visitors to registered users, and getting them engaged. To help you achieve that, we're offering some new and improved widgets to highlight content, calls to action, or further customize existing widgets. Widget libraryWe'll be offering a new widget library to help you navigate all of the widgets and find the one right for your page and audience. In this library, we'll categorize and visualize the different widgets so you can focus on picking the right one.Show widgets based on user segmentsWe're seeing a growing trend in our customers offering tailored experiences to different personas. To help you achieve this, we'll deliver the ability to show specific widgets only to particular segments of users that you have defined. For instance, users who signed up less than seven days ago will have a 'CSM' job title. User engagementEmail campaignsOur email campaign tool will help you to engage with your community users, onboard newly registered users, and re-engage with those who were not active for a while. For example, send the latest news to your registered user base with a given user role or send an invite to those who were inactive for more than 30 days. These, and more, are the email campaign-related features we are working on for you.  User managementFilter on all of your user's properties in the User overviewAs the number of users in your Community grows, so does the amount of work managing users. We aim to make our customers' lives a lot easier by being able to filter all of the user properties, including custom user profile fields, so that you can get a better understanding of your user base right from the User overview.Apply bulk actions to usersThe feature enables community managers to quickly identify users matching specific criteria. The next step is to ensure that you can take those users and perform bulk actions on them, such as assigning them a role, adding them to a group, awarding a badge, or exporting them to a CSV file.Create and save user segmentsOur new segmentation feature will help you save a set of filters as a segment, so you can always keep track of the number of users within specific segments and view who's within that segment at the click of a button. Answering questions like 'Show me all my newbies' or 'Show me all users that haven't been active for more than 30 days’ will easier than ever. Moderation improvementsChange author of published articles and product updatesInevitably, community team members, at some point, will move on to explore other opportunities or roles. By changing the author of a helpful article, for example, you will be able to prolong the life of that content piece and be notified about new activity on that thread.Furthermore, we know how much hard work goes into building good SEO scores for your communities. Deleting valuable content to repost would hurt the SEO, not to mention the users who subscribed to or had bookmarked a particular post.  Ideation improvementsSee who voted for an idea in ControlWhile reviewing and moderating ideas submitted in their Community, product managers may want to understand the different organizations interested in that particular idea. A quick way to do this would be to display the list of voters and their email addresses so that, at a glance, product managers could decide if they want to keep the idea open, ask for more context or park it for the time being. Subscribe to an idea when votingTo ensure that your community members are kept informed about any changes to an idea they voted for, they will become subscribed to the topic's notifications as soon as they vote. Users will be able to unsubscribe via the designated button on the topic page. Auto vote when submitting an ideaWe heard your feedback, and we will be implementing the logic to count the vote of an idea submitter. This way, we ensure not to miss counting their organization into that idea's stats.  Other improvementsImprovements to our product's coreAs with any technology product, our platform evolved over the years to cover the emerging needs of companies to communicate better and help their customers. As a result, the core of our product has grown into different content types serving other modules, which inevitably, in some ways, create inconsistent experience and behavior. Although this requires effort spanning multiple quarters, we are executing with a high priority on our vision to achieve an excellent core domain.  Released since the previous roadmap update  What do you think? Which improvement resonates most with you, and why? Let us know in the comments!

inSpired ideation review Q1 2022

The time has come for our quarterly ideation review :)We wanted to share our quarterly review to run through the great ideas on inSpired which we investigated, worked on, and delivered in the last quarter  .The review aims to highlight what’s changed on the inSided platform in the last quarter based on the ideas that you have submitted, voted for, and to which you contributed replies.Side note: We will slightly change the dates of our quarters so they are aligned with Gainsight definition of quarters. So from now on:Q1 = February, March, April Q2 = May, June, July, Q3 = August, September, October Q4 = November, December, JanuarySo exceptionally this Q1 2022 ideation review will cover: January, February, March and April Quick stats for inSpired ideas in Q1 2022   11 ideas delivered   134 new ideas created   65 votes delivered 986 votes added  So once again, a big thank you to everyone on inSpired who has shared ideas and voted on other customer ideas - the product team massively appreciates the insights and feedback you’ve given us over the last quarter  Ideas we delivered The following 11 ideas you submitted on inSpired have been delivered or partially delivered, with a total of 65 votes delivered in Q1 2022.   Ideas we closed (parked) This quarter we also focused on parking some ideas that are getting old and didn't get a lot of votes or activity. The status "Closed (parked)" means we reviewed the idea and we know we won’t build it any time soon. This could be because of the complexity of the idea, the value it might return, the fact that the idea is not aligned with our product strategy, or because it didn't get a lot of votes. Please reach out if you have any questions

Widget spacing update

This product update is to announce that we are planning to release a some small update to our existing widgets to have consistent spacing across all widgets. The changes are not live since Wednesday 20th April What will change?We noticed that we have some inconsistencies in some of our widgets. Some have spacing on the upper section of the widget. Some other widgets have spacing on the bottom part of the widget. The result is that customisable pages can have inconsistencies in spacing. Sometimes there might be too much or too little spacing between widgets.We are therefore updating all widgets to have the spacing always on top of the widget.  Here is a how the spacing will look like one the changes are live:  On desktop & tablet: The spacing will be 32px between full-width widgets The red doted line indicates the delimitation of the widget The spacing will be 24px between sidebar widgets Mobile: The spacing will be 24px between all widgets The red doted line indicates the delimitation of the widget  What does this mean for you?We know some of you use Custom CSS to fix some of the inconsistencies in spacing.If this is your case we encourage you to check your customisable pages on the date the changes will be pushed. You can then remove any code related to spacing to make sure the spacing is consistent.  If you any help or notice anything unexpected after the changes please contact support@insided.com

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Product Feedback Dashboard goes live

🚀 The Product Feedback Dashboard goes live! 🚀Ideas from your community strengthen your product and are precious data points for product teams.The Product Ideation Dashboard will now be available for all communities, extending it from the previous beta testing communities. Why are you doing this?Your community should be one of the most important sources of ideas and improvements suggestions from the users of your product. This dashboard allows the community manager or a product manager to track the community's creation and status of ideas.  But wait, where can I find all this?The Product Feedback Dashboard is now available in analytics. Can I see a list of all the ideas of my community?The ideation trends table allows a quicker understanding of the evolution of the status of an idea in a period. It also provides the full list of all ideas from your community.Filtering for users of a specific customer (company) allows identifying better the ideas that matter to those users and enable faster loops with product teams. Can I drill down what ideas are most important for a specific customer of my product?Yes, if you have the SFDC integration enabled, a company drop-down menu appears next to the date range. You can select one customer (company) of your product and have all the widgets reflect the ideas created and voted by the community users of that specific company. If you do not have the SFDC integration, you will see all ideas submitted in the community. Why do I only see a small set of customers in the company filter drop-down?The drop-down is limited to a maximum of the top 25 customers that created or voted for ideas.You can still use the search option to filter for any of your customers. Wait, but how can I see who created or voted for a specific idea?Every idea in the ideation table links to the topic there, and you can see the details for a specific idea.  It is unclear the ideas created vs. ideas voted by users from a customer. Are there improvements planned for this?Yes, we aim to add more information to the ideation trends table. Namely:Differentiation between ideas created and voted by users of a company (when the company is selected) Idea creation date Count of votes and replies for an idea from the users of a company The company filter is excellent, but I need more filtering options. Which others are you considering?We want to leverage the data that we have on the users of the community as much as possible. We are considering filtering for roles and badges, but we would love to hear from you. If you have suggestions, please add them to this ideation topic. We'd love to hear your feedback or any questions about this release.

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Product feedback dashboard improvement

The product ideation dashboard just got better.Ideas from your community strengthen your product and are precious data points for product teams.We added two new features to the product feedback dashboard to ease the tracking of ideas.A new ideation trends table, with a ranked list of ideas on the number of votes gathered A company filterWhy are you doing this?Understanding the status of ideas that the users of your community submitted and filtering them to a specific company enables community or product managers to have a more granular view of their community's ideation. The ideation trends table allows a quicker understanding of the evolution of the status of an idea in a period.Filtering for users of a specific customer (company) allows identifying better the ideas that matter to those users and trigger faster loops with product teams. Where can I find this?The ideation trends table is at the bottom of the Product Ideation dashboard.Ideation trends without a company selected Ideation trends with a company selected The company filter is in the filtering section on top of the dashboard.Company Filter FAQs Why don't I see any company (customer) when I try to use the filter?Filtering for users at a customer (company) level is only possible if you have the SalesForce Integration to link community members to their organization. So if you don't have the SFDC integration enabled, we can't display the list of companies. If you want to allow SFDC integration, don't hesitate to contact us. Why do I only see a small set of customers in the company filter drop-down?The drop-down is limited to a maximum of the top 25 customers that created or voted for ideas.You can still use the search option to filter for any of your customers. Wait, but how can I see who created or voted for a specific idea?Every idea in the ideation table links to the topic there, and you can see the details for a specific idea. In the next iteration, we will add color differentiation for ideas created or voted for by users from the selected company. The company filter is excellent, but I need more filtering options. Which others are you considering?We want to leverage the data that we have on the users of the community as much as possible. We are considering filtering for roles and badges, but we would love to hear from you. If you have suggestions, please add them to this ideation topic.  Does this feature tackle any of the open ideas in the community?This feature tackles some of the pain points highlighted in this idea. Although filtering for email addresses is not yet possible, it quickly highlights the ideas important for users of a specific customer. What is next? Will we see this filter on other dashboards? We consider adding the company filter in other relevant dashboards like content, user, audience, self-service, and engagement. Let us know what you think in the comments. As always, we'd love to hear your feedback or any questions you have about this release.

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Email Templates Improvements

📮 Email Templates ImprovementsSystem emails set up received some needed TLC in the UI, simplifying the test emails, warning to ensure you save your changes, and simplifying adding variables to your emails.  UI revampWe polished our UI with new input and infoboxes. Insert variable drop-downsEach email template has now different email variables for title and content sections.Inserting email variables from contextual drop-down list Test emailsThe “Send Test Email” button is a real timesaver while updating or fixing email templates. Now users don’t have to trigger any system email to see their changes on an actual email client. Instead, they can see their email on an existing email client by clicking this button. And also, It is possible to send test emails without saving, so users can test their changes without breaking any email template. For test emails, the variable name and not the variable value is displayed.When a user clicks this button an email is sent to their registered email address in the community.Test emails to logged-in email address  Warning for leaving before saveA warning message pops out to remind users to save their changes if there are any.Warning for unsaved changes  For all pain points tackled by this update please check, that triggered this upgradeThis product update completes the circle with this idea posted in the inSpired community. For all information on email template variables please check:  https://community.insided.com/emails-134/guide-to-all-variables-in-notification-emails-3077  As always, we'd love to hear your feedback or any questions you have about this release.

Beta Release - New User Overview page

We’re happy to release the new User Overview page into beta! As we’re getting ready to work on some big improvements in managing your users (think advanced filters, bulk actions and more), the first step towards this is upgrading the UI to our new design system. Read on to learn what’s new, and what we’ve got in store for you next.What’s new?The new User Overview gives you a more crisp look of your users, but apart from a visual makeover, we’ve smuggled in some small improvements already. Customize which columns to display First off, you’re now able to customize which columns you want to display by toggling them on and off. This will allow you to show the user properties that are most important to you. As you may have guessed, we’ll be adding more columns for you to choose from in the near future.See the number of (filtered) usersSecondly, you’re now able to see the total number of users in the User Overview. Also, when you filter users, you will also see the number of users that match your filtering criteria.What’s next?We’re getting ready to deliver on some much requested improvements to make user management way easier. First, we’ll focus on adding more advanced filtering capabilities so you can more easily drill down on the users you’re looking for. In order to save time and clicks on your behalf, we’ll also be focussing on performing some time consuming bulk actions on your selections. FeedbackAs this feature is in beta, please share all the feedback you may have on this feature! What do you think of the new User Overview? Anything you’d like to improve? What are you most looking forward to next in regards to user management? Which improvements would make the biggest impact on the amount of time spent on user management?

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Improved tracking of Unique Visitors in the Audience Dashboard

📺 We're excited to announce that we have updated the unique visitors' dashboard.  We increased the accuracy of unique visitors' reporting by cross-referencing a visitor tracking cookie with the unique visitor id.  Why are you doing this?We get several questions from our customers on the unique visitors' data. We aim to provide the most accurate visitor numbers for our communities, and this enhancement closes several of the identified sources of discrepancies, namely:If a user visited the community several times before registering, we would count all those visits as unregistered visits and not link them to a registered user (when a visitor registers). If a user used different devices, we measured the access from each device separately. How are we achieving more accurate results?To track unique visitors, we used a tracking cookie, and every time we saw the tracking cookie again, we would add it to that visitor. We now merge two data points: the tracking cookie and the unique user id. Once a user logs in, we link the cookie to a user id and update all the prior visits attributing them to the registered user. In the same way, if a user has multiple devices and logs in to the platform, we attribute all the different tracking cookies to a unique user id. In which situation are inSided numbers less accurate?Accurately tracking visitors to a web page or any SaaS product will never be perfect because there are cases for which counting is not possible and the user does not want to be tracked, namely:Users clear their cookies often. Users disable tracking cookies. Users use incognito mode to access websites. InSided visitors analytics will be more accurate over longer time intervals and provide a good overview of trends for visitors into a community. What more do I need to know? This product update is an improvement for the Audience Dashboard and builds on this product update. Any plans to improve the Audience Dashboard further?Not yet planned, but we are considering the following ideas:Add more filtering options to the audience dashboard Show the number of sessions on the Audience Dashboard Integrate Embeddable Widget Metrics into Community Analytics Build your own dashboard featureIf any of those is crucial for you, please upvote to harness the power of the community.  As always, we'd love to hear your feedback or any questions you have about this release.

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Widgets updated to CSS grid

This product update is to announce that we are planning to release some small updates on the CSS of several widgets.The changes will be live on the 23rd of February.  What will change:We rewrote the CSS for 5 widgets to achieve a more consistent behavior and look-n-feel. The following widgets are concerned: Knowledge Base Community Category Quick Links Featured Topics Featured Topics (This is a very old widget that features topics using moderator tags, most of you are not using this widget) We modified the following classes. The classes stay the same, only the CSS rules have been changed to use CSS grid technology. We didn't make any changes HTML mark up. See below the list of modified classes: community-category-list community-category__card community-category__card-small-card knowledge-base-category-list knowledge-base__card knowledge-base__card-small-card featured-topics__list featured-topic featured-topic--full-width featured-topic--half-width widget--featured-topics featured-topic featured-topics__heading quicklink__container quicklink__container--knowledgeBase quicklink__box  Why did we make those changes:The first reason is for some UI consistency: We aligned the paddings and margins to be consistent.  We implemented clear edges and vertical alignment The second reason is more technical: We implemented a CSS Grid with 12 columns grid which allows us to customize the appearance of cards much more easily and with the same approach We reduced the number of CSS rules have been reduced, no more "!important" notations   What does this mean for you?For the majority of you these changes will have no impact on the look and feel of your community. However if you use custom CSS specifically on the listed widgets, the look and feel of your community might be impacted. There can be minor issues of spacing or width. You will need to update your custom CSS to solve those issues once the changes are released.  Feel free to contact our support team at support@insided.com if you need any help.