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Product roadmap

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Our Roadmap highlights the new features and improvements that we’re planning for across OpenCities.

If you are curious about what is in store please reach out. We are happy to share our Roadmap with you and talk about what you would like to see.

We are committed to executing rapid and iterative improvements based on our vision of OpenCities and feedback from our customers. 

Completed product updates and improvements

October 2020

  • New capabilities for our Eventbrite integration module. Use this premium module to automatically import Eventbrite events into OpenCities, where residents can register and buy tickets without leaving your sites.
  • Okta authentication. We're expanding our single sign-on authentication options to include the Okta authentication cloud. This extends our existing authentication connection option, Azure AD.
  • Easily add sidebars to your content. Have you always wanted to add a sidebar to your general content pages? Now you can. Simply jump into our new WYSIWYG-powered sidebar option.
  • And 7 more improvements all detailed in our customer-facing What is coming in October page

May 2020

  • Top tasks and mega menus. Get your residents to where they need to go. Use top tasks in navigation to promote your site's main highways.
  • An OC Editor role. Users with this role can update existing content, but not create or delete pages
  • COVID-19 announcements. Add prominent COVID-19 announcements (such as public health or temporary closure notices) to any page of your site with our special announcements feature.
  • Extended logins. Now when you log in to the OpenCities admin area, that login will remain valid for a full working day.

February 2020

  • Publicize news, events, and more with related content.
  • Keep residents in the loop with cancelled events.
  • Get help where you need it with our help widget.
  • Sign on across multiple sites with Azure AD.
  • Laying the groundwork for WCAG 2.1 compliance. 

September 2019

  • Insights dashboard presenting a range of analytics data 
  • Featured sections 
  • Bids and tenders module
  • Utility bar for the homepage header
  • New layout options

July 2019

  • Org Chart module for intranets
  • Accordions and tabs for body content
  • Multi-location events
  • Opening hours for park, venue and department pages
  • Opening hours for MyCity community and business listings
  • Manage Azure Active Directories internally

April 2019

  • New homepage elements and layouts
  • Announcements improvements
  • Create site maps

January 2019

  • Calendar views for content with dates
  • 'Add to calendar' feature for meetings
  • Development Applications module
  • Site Login module for subsites
  • Ability for site visitors to subscribe to pages and searches
  • Site search improvements

August 2018

  • MyCity module for community directories
  • Maps module
  • My Area improvements
  • Email template personalization
  • Event improvements

April 2018

  • Content labeling
  • Content lists from content labels
  • Minutes & Agendas improvements
  • Image enhancements
  • Global Initiative Directory

December 2017

  • Embed social media feeds 
  • Share pages on social media
  • Ability to redirect pages
  • Pin content to Homepage
  • Manage modules

September 2017

  • Ability to deliver content in more languages

May 2017

  • OpenCities Intranet

February 2017

  • Services module
  • Initiatives module
  • Departments module
  • Elected official details template
  • OC 3 Columns with Images landing page template
  • Enhanced OC admin interface

November 2016

  • Theme management
  • More options for site management
  • Page discussions
  • Improvements to My Neighbourhood functionality

 July 2016

  • Community engagement including blog listing
  • Page feedback
  • Document library

Pre July 2016

  • Public Notices module
  • Embedded Text-to-speech implementation
  • Live Chat
  • Homepage slider
  • Subsite builder
  • Accessibility checker
  • Offensive words checker
  • Local directory
  • Table of Contents & Page Sections on General pages
  • Glossary
  • Content emphasis box
  • Emergency Announcements
  • Lost Animals module
  • New CMS Dashboard
  • Customisable Homepage tabs
  • Updates to user roles and permissions
  • Works and projects module
  • Footer widget

Looking for past release notes and features we've just released? Check out the What's new section.

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