A new version of Mobilizon has just been released. At Framasoft, we took advantage of summer months to make good progress in these new features' development. Here are some explanations on what this v.1.3 brings us.
More community-based management of events and posts on a group's public page
Until now, only the profile that created an event or a post for a group's public page could edit the information for that event or that post. Many of you told us that it could be great for other group members to edit those contents. So, we worked to ensure that Mobilizon now allows all group's administrator or moderator profiles to edit all events and posts created within that group.
For more information on the different roles within a group: https://docs.joinmobilizon.org/use/groups/roles-group/
In addition, all group's administrators or moderators can now approve and manage requests to participate in a group event, if this setting has been activated.
Metadata for events
Now, when you create an event, you have the possibility to add metadata. This allows you to specify information that will be more visible as it appears in the right hand column of the event (below the website field).
This metadata field is repeatable so that you can highlight different information. If you click in the empty field, Mobilizon suggests what information type you could indicate. For example, you can specify accessibility information about your event (whether the event is wheelchair accessible or whether the event is interpreted in sign language), or specify an account on the fediverse to follow for event updates, or even enter a live stream URL (PeerTube/YouTube/Twitch). Moreover, metadata for live video streams linked to PeerTube, YouTube and Twitch benefit from video player integration (iframe) under the event description.
And if the type of information you want to add does not appear in our suggestions, you can create it directly. To do this, simply click on the "Add new..." button. A window will appear in which you can indicate the title of the element you wish to add and its value (the information itself).
notice the 4 metadata fields on this event
This latest version of Mobilizon also allows instance's administrators to create profiles and groups directly from the command line and to configure their instance to block registrations for specific e-mail addresses or email providers.
We have made many other improvements and fixes in this new version. You can read the whole list on https://framagit.org/framasoft/mobilizon/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Thanks to all Mobilizon contributors!