Sometime tomorrow evening, the 7th of May, your instance will be upgraded to fix two significant bugs and add several really cool enhancements. These are summarized below – please read the first one carefully!
There are two classes of ResultFlow users – owners and workers. The owner account for your ResultFlow instance is the email address registered with SEO BrainTrust and it is this login email that has permissions to create Personas and start Workflows.
The handling of login passwords for owner accounts is changed with this release so that you will have a single login for both ResultFlow and the SEO BrainTrust member’s portal. As soon as we update your instance, your existing ResultFlow password will stop working and you will need to use your member’s portal password instead. Note: This does NOT effect any of your worker accounts – just your owner account.
If you have forgotten your portal password, you can recover it using either ResultFlow or WordPress since they now store and retrieve your password from a single source. This applies to changing your password as well.
Updated Feed Edit Dialog
This dialog is now easier to use and far less prone to error. Instead of entering feeds one per line into a text box, each feed URL is entered into its own row. An “Add” button creates new rows; an “Edit” icon opens an edit field on existing URLs; and a “Delete” icon removes a row.
A “Test” button has been added to the new Feed folder dialog to verify each feed URL and check that the data returned appears to be valid feed data (this test is not perfect, but works for all reasonable cases). You now no longer have to wait for ResultFlow to load your feeds to discover that one or more of your URLs were in error.
A “Test” button has also been added to verify the URL and login credentials for Venues. This is not a complete test as you still need to verify that the selected account has remote posting permissions, but it does resolve most of the problems new users experience in connecting ResultFlow to their blog.
Simplified Worker Invite Page
The Worker Invite page has been replaced with a much less confusing pop-up dialog. Everything else about inviting workers remains unchanged.
ContentMill1, 2 Fail to Run on Folders (Fixed)
These two workflows were working when executed on a single item, but they were not starting workflows on the items within a folder. These flows will now work correctly.
Long URLs Cause Folder Workflows to Fail (Fixed)
Very long Feed item URLs (>250 characters) – as can happen with Google Alerts items for example – were causing workflows run on folders to throw a user visible error and fail to start workflows on the folder’s items. This release handles URLs of any length correctly.
Improved Memory Usage/Performance
The 3 largest users of ResultFlow have experienced recurrent out-of-memory errors. We analyzed half a dozen crash dumps and have finally found and (we think) corrected the root causes of these problems. This change is invisible at the user level except that it will improve performance in certain cases. The real value of this particular update is that you will not see it – that’s sorta the point – even as you scale your own use of ResultFlow to the point several of your peers have already reached.