Changelog

Outpost v1.30 (Voyager 1’s Mission to the Outer Planet Begins)

We're getting so very close to Outpost 2.0, which will be open to self-signup for Ghost publishers of all sizes.

We've been hard at work at lots of plumbing changes, and we added a whole new coat of paint. Now with this update live on production, we're just testing, and making final tweaks before we announce and release Version 2.0 to the world.

  • πŸš€ Slight technical changes to make complimentary subscriptions work better with Ghost
  • πŸš€ Built new on-boarding flow for Space Station users
  • πŸ’» Simplified connecting accounts to Plausible Analytics
  • 🎊 New look for Outpost Control Center
  • πŸ›ΈSubstantial architectural changes to Autoresponder to make it simpler to edit templates and track how well each Autoresponder Action performs

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Outpost v1.2.1 (We Are Going: Artemis I on Launch Pad)

This is a rather small update, but we're getting close to the full public launch. Ao I guess today's NASA image-of-the-day is appropriate, despite the small update.

  • ✨ Changes to the report template to make them a bit prettier, including icons in the email that look like planets, not Pokemon balls. Who knew that the Death Star was the inspiration for a Pokeball?
  • ✨ UI changes to the Outpost Control Center
  • πŸ› Fixed some issues with sign-up process for new Outpost clients
  • πŸ› Fixed some deployment issues

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Outpost v1.2.0 (Moonikin Campos Inspection)

This was a big summer update for Outpost. The Autoresponder got a whole new look and feel, dividing them into better sections and making it simpler to use.

We added a whole new way to handle cancellations so that annual subscribers who cancel auto-renewal long before their auto-renewal date get treated differently from those who cancel close to the expiration date.

We also built a way to put your Plausible Analytics dashboard into your Outpost Control Center, and started pulling some info from Plausible into the Outpost Reports.

The reports also now have data on donations that come in via Stripe, and more info including open rates on Outpost Autoresponder Emails.

We highly recommend checking out the new Outpost Control Center and turning on new options.

New Autoresponder Features and Changes:

  • ✍ Added new variables to use in the Autoresponder emails, including Subscriber First Name, Subscriber Full Name and Subscriber Email Address
  • ✍ Show site owners, in the writing interface, the email variables you can use in the Autoresponder email templates
  • ✴ Added new Autoresponder flow to let site owners know when complimentary subscriptions are about to expire, let them choose to renew or not, and send non-renewing subscribers through an upsell/notification flow
  • πŸš› Re-organized the Autoresponder tab in the Outpost Control Center into better sections
  • πŸ’² Made it simpler to choose what discounts go with which Autoresponder Action email
  • πŸ†“ Added a new Autoresponder welcome email for complimentary subscribers (different from the one for free and paid)

Data Features:

  • πŸ“ˆ Integrated the Plausible Analytics dashboard into the Outpost Control Center
  • ✍ Added more info to the Outpost Reports, including web traffic stats from Plausible, donations, cancelations and more

Other features:

  • ✨ Added a way to create Complimentary subscriptions with lengths from months to 50 years
  • 🏒 Added an option for sites to set their physical address (rather than Outpost's) as the email address at the end of Autoresponder Action emails to be CAN-SPAM compliant

Housekeeping:

  • 🧹 Streamlined the Outpost Control Center homepage by removing options to start a new post or newsletter
  • 🧹 Cleaned up the Add Members tool
  • πŸ› Fixed a bug that was preventing full member sync on sites still on Ghost 4.x
  • πŸ’€ Deprecated the ability to send bulk emails to members or groups of members from Outpost (Ghost now allows this)

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Outpost v 1.1.0 (Blue Ripples on a Red Planet)

This sprint focused largely on updating the Outpost Autoresponder for Ghost and simplifying the Outpost Control Center.

Updated Action Emails

  • ✨ Renamed Actions Tab to Autoresponder
  • ✨ Renamed Onboarding/Upselling Tab to Welcome Flow
  • ✨ Added tooltips icon to every Autoresponder action
  • ✨ Added ability for sites to choose timing of 2nd and 3rd upsell emails in the Welcome Flow
  • ✨ Added Explanation of what Upselling/Onboarding is and how it works

We also simplified and upgraded how sites connect to Outpost to make it simpler to get started.

  • ✨ Updated Connections page to hide API keys and to add clarity to items on that page
  • ✨ Added Stripe Connect/Disconnect button/action
  • ✨ Auto create needed Stripe webhooks/connections when using Stripe Connect at sign-on

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