New Updates – Song Mapping and Improved Text Notifications
We’ve update worshipplanning.com to include a new feature that we know many of you worship leaders will love:
This new tool allows you to easily map out the order of choruses, verses, intros, bridges, and more. Each song can have a “default” mapping that is defined in your song library, and then it can be easily changed in the worship flow.
The mapping you set for a particular worship service is accessible by your team members via MyWP and many of the worship flow print options.
We’ve also create a brief video tutorial on how to use this feature. You can view it here:
Improved Text Message Notifications
Text notifications from WorshipPlanning.com is nothing new (here’s how to do it if you didn’t know). But in the past WorshipPlanning.com sent text messages using email-to-text gateways run by cell phone carriers. And not all carriers were consistent about messages being delivered when sent this way (especially carriers in Europe and Australia).
With this update to WorshipPlanning.com, we’ve begun using an SMS expert service call Twilio. If you already have text notifications set up and working for your account, you shouldn’t have to do anything for this new SMS service to start working. But if it has not worked for you before, try re-setting up your text notifications in WP and it should work a whole lot better.
Privacy Info Defaulting to “Most Private”
When creating a new Helper or Planner account, the default setting for “Contact Info Privacy” has been changed from “Visible to all helpers at my church” to “Hidden from all helpers”. This setting has always been accessible to Planners creating the account and the person whose account was created. But in the age of increased privacy concerns, it makes more sense to default it to the most private setting.
By the way, accounts that were already set up were not modified with this update.
The tool used to export worship flow to Word and Excel has been updated to work better with Mac OSX based computers.