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2.5.7: Integrating Social Media

Author natatkinson    Category Development, Updates     Tags

2.5.7 will be releasing shortly (you can always see what version you are running from the footer of your admin panel!), and it’s got some goodness for ya.

-The admin panel has some very minor changes, with some more ajax on form fields and athlete roster data all consolidated to the athlete edit page. We’ve brought back the “Sponsor” widget, which allows you to put a sponsor’s “advertisement” on the frontpage of your SteepleWeb site. This is a great way for teams to make some extra money and involve their sponsors.

We’ve integrated social media – both at the team and user level. At the team level, if your team has a Facebook Page, you can connect you SteepleWeb site with that page. So anytime you post a document/link, announcement or news article to your SteepleWeb site, a post can automatically be posted on your team’s Facebook Page. At the user end, your users can now connect to their Facebook and Twitter accounts and after adding a training log, they can have a summary post to their Twitter or Facebook feed.

User permissions have been changed once again, but this time with the utmost flexibility. You can now create your own user groups, and assign users to those groups. You can set permission for each group, but most teams should be fine with the built-in user groups provided by default with your SteepleWeb site.

For our Gold level teams, we’ve created some nice Excel team reports for athletes and meets. Having a report in the Excel format is great since most coaches are using Excel already for their own reporting.

Looking for some different features? You can always suggest new features on our support page!


2.5.6: Bringing Features Back

Author natatkinson    Category Development, Updates     Tags

Our latest update brings some features back from our beta days. The ‘Remember Me’ box should now be working – so you shouldn’t have to login as often anymore. Athlete names are now linked again in news articles to the athlete profiles.

We’ve added some shortcut keys (sometimes it’s the small things)! When you are on a news article, you can use your next and back arrow keys to move between news articles. Same on the meet pages, and in the training log. Give it a try, you’ll like it.

And before the cross country season is out, we’ve added a new results entry method in the admin panel. We pushed it out now so you’d have a chance to use it before the cross country season is done and we can get some feedback. Give it a shot, and let us know what you think!

Lastly, we’ve added a step to uploading banner images that will allow you to upload any size image and then you can crop the image how you wish, and it will automatically be resized in the correct ratio and size.

Hope your seasons are going well, good luck in the postseason!

Nate, Brad and Scot


2.5.5: Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Author natatkinson    Category Development, Updates     Tags

Now that SteepleWeb is a public product, we had to have a Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for all of our users to read and agree to (yeah, I know, we weren’t very excited either). So sometime in the next week, all of your users will be asked to update their info and accept our Terms of Use.

This also solves the rare issue of athletes not showing up on the training log leaderboard.  As long as they select a gender when they update their profile, they will show up on the leaderboard even if they didn’t before.

Speaking of the training log, you can now choose Monday or Sunday to be your ‘first day of the week.’ You can set this at a team level, and your users can also select their personal preference as well, but team preference will override user preference on your team site. But the user’s personal preference for ‘first day of the week’ will work when we launch our public training log on in the near future. This will be a place where anyone can have a training log, whether they are on a team or not. Your users will also have the option to make their training log public on, so they can share their log if they’d like.

We’ve also removed a step from updating the menu on your sites in the hope that is a bit easier for you. You just need to hit the publish button at the top now when you are ready to have your updates go live.

And in the next couple weeks we will be announcing a new template! This is by far the most exciting news, as our current templates are becoming a bit dated. The new template named ‘Champaign’ (continuing our naming convention of cities) looks very clean and modern. We hope to give you a glimpse of it soon!

Nate, Brad, & Scot


2.5.4 Update

Author natatkinson    Category Development, Updates     Tags

Just pushed SteepleWeb Version 2.5.4 out this weekend, with it came a few noticeable changes:

  • Datepicker issue fix for users of Chrome
  • New styles available for our 2 templates
  • New User Types

The new user types is the biggest change and is explained on our new support website.

New Support Website


We have started adding more content to the new support site, so it should be a great place to answer any questions you might have. You can also submit a help ticket from that page, or by emailing Of course you can continue to email myself and Brad like you have in the past, but by emailing, you should get a faster response, and it will be documented with a ticket!

SteepleWeb Website Is Live!

Anyone can now signup for SteepleWeb, and we are officially out of beta! This is super exciting (Like this kind of excited).  You should check out when you get a chance.

We will be contacting our current beta teams and letting you know how we will migrate you out of beta. We plan to finish this on December 1st, 2012, so that gives you a few months, and we don’t interrupt your current cross country season. Look for an email from us soon on this.


100,000 Training Logs

Author natatkinson    Category Updates     Tags

We reached a pretty cool milestone last week – 100,000 training logs in the SteepleWeb database. That’s a lot of time on the roads, lots of early mornings, lots of shoes, lots of injuries, lots of sweat, lots of time with friends, and lots of progress for athletes all over the country towards their goals. I’m just excited to be a part of it.

Keep on towards the goal!