updates

ShiftController is regularly updated to give you a dependable online shift scheduling plugin for WordPress.

Version 4.4.7

Tue, 10 Sep 2019
  • Schedule header with date labels now sticks to the top when scrolling down the schedule view.
  • BUG: Anothe attempt to fix a fatal error in print view in some configurations.

Version 4.4.6

Sun, 1 Sep 2019
  • Changed calendar description field to a wysiwyg editor. Also WordPress shortcodes are now processed in this field.
  • A small change when creating multiple shifts: for example if there are 2 new shifts for 1 Sep and 1 Oct, after submit you return back to 1 Sep calendar, rather jumping forward to 1 Oct.
  • BUG: Attempted to fix a fatal error in print view in some configurations.

Version 4.4.5

Mon, 5 Aug 2019
  • Changed how links to shifts in calendar are displayed. That allows other links in custom fields if any to work properly
  • Schedule navigation links now in the footer too.

Version 4.4.4

Wed, 10 Jul 2019
  • Custom textarea fields now use rich text/HTML editor (Pro Version).
  • Shifts duration summary view now separates shifts and time off.

Version 4.4.3

Fri, 5 Jul 2019
  • BUG: Wrong URLs if the server address was configured with a port.
  • If from the schedule week or month view switching to the day view, for the current week/month it shows today rather than the first day of the week/month.

Version 4.4.2

Mon, 17 Jun 2019
  • Added an option to select all employees when creating a shift.
  • Added "viewers" for calendars - users who can only view shifts.

Version 4.4.1

Thu, 13 Jun 2019
  • Added a setting to change email sender name and address.
  • New notification to all employees when other employee picks up a shift (Pro Version).

Version 4.4.0

Mon, 29 Apr 2019
  • BUG: Repeat shifts function didn't work after 4.3.9 version update. (Pro Version)

Version 4.3.9

Fri, 26 Apr 2019
  • Modified "X Days On / Y Days Off" automatic repeat option to accept manual entry that enables any repeating shift schedule.
  • Added an option to select calendars when creating a new employee.
  • Internal code change to enable WordPress' apply_filters() function call ShiftController functions.
  • BUG: forms with multiple action buttons may not have worked properly in some installations.

Version 4.3.8

Mon, 22 Apr 2019
  • Added an option to import existing WordPress users as employees.
  • Added an option to select calendars when creating a new employee.
  • New notification to manager when an employee picks up a shift (Pro Version).
  • Edit custom fields in one form rather than save button per each field (Pro Version).

Version 4.3.7

Fri, 29 Mar 2019
  • BUG: Wrong urls for our plugin if the website was configured for a port other than 80.
  • BUG: Multiday shifts were not shown if they begin before the displayed range.
  • When repeating a shift with custom fields, these fields get pre-filled with the current values from this shift.
  • Added several automatic repeat options (like weekly, biweekly, etc) when creating a new shift (Pro Version).

Version 4.3.6

Wed, 20 Mar 2019
  • BUG: in 4.3.5 we used a function that is available since WordPress 5.0 that broke setups with earlier versions.

Version 4.3.5

Tue, 19 Mar 2019
  • BUG: Error when creating multiday shifts when choosing a start date that was not initially appeared on screen.
  • Added calendar description to the new shift form.
  • Redesigned the multiple days selector so that the checkbox and the date label are stacked rather than shown on one line as sometimes the date got truncated on narrow screens.
  • For localized installations prioritize our translations over the ones from the Translate WordPress site as the latter may appear incomplete.
  • Added "Toggle On" options when assigning employees to calendars in the admin area.

Version 4.3.4

Sun, 24 Feb 2019
  • BUG: There was an error when creating a new shift from a front end page with the filter parameter for multiple calendars.
  • Added a link to the administration options in the front end page.
  • Added "sh4-bulk-form" CSS class for the bulk form so it can be hidden in the front end if needed.

Version 4.3.3

Tue, 1 Jan 2019
  • Minor code fixes to remove warnings in PHP 7 in iCal exports.
  • Added from/to date parameters for shifts feed output.
  • BUG: Managers were not able to view or edit custom fields (only admins could).
  • BUG: Employees could pickup past shifts.
  • BUG: Shift titles on mouseover were without spaces.
  • BUG: When in a front end page configured for "My Schedule", after any action on shifts it returned back to "Everyone Schedule".
  • BUG: In WP 5.0 time selector was not working in a front end page.
  • BUG: There was an error when saving a post with ShiftController shortcode in Gutenberg or some other page builders like Elementor.

Version 4.3.2

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
  • Added the all week select in the shift repeat and new recurring shift screens. (Pro Version)
  • Added French translation.
  • Minor fixes to address possible errors with shift break times.
  • Minor fix to make sure jQuery is loaded in the front end for WordPress 5.0.
  • BUG: custom fields didn't show up in the iCal feed. (Pro Version)

Version 4.3.1

Thu, 6 Dec 2018
  • Updated the translation file.
  • Added the date label when selecting a shift type after calendar view.
  • Minor fix in the view when selecting repeating dates for new shifts.
  • Added a week number in the schedule week view.
  • Added a setting if to send notification emails in HTML or plain text.
  • BUG: Employees could delete their published shifts if they were only allowed to create draft shifts.

Version 4.3.0

Fri, 9 Nov 2018
  • If employees/visitors are not configured to view others shifts in all calendars, then the Everyone Schedule view is not available for employees and visitors.
  • BUG: Minor error notice "Undefined index: cfield_details". (Pro Version)
  • BUG: Custom fields were not included in email notifications after shift create. (Pro Version)
  • Added a setting if to hide hours counters in the schedule view.
  • Added the "Toggle Selected" button in the bulk actions form. (Pro Version)

Version 4.2.9

Tue, 30 Oct 2018
  • Added shifts duration summary per day in the week view.
  • BUG: An error occured if WordPress timezone was set to an UTC relative option (like UTC-7 etc).

Version 4.2.8

Thu, 18 Oct 2018
  • BUG: Creating new shifts from a front end page failed if the "type" shortcode parameter was used.

Version 4.2.7

Wed, 17 Oct 2018
  • Added a new drop down type for custom fields. (Pro Version)
  • Custom fields are now also included in the iCal export. (Pro Version)
  • BUG: Shifts view permissions may be processed incorrectly for employees' iCal export.

Version 4.2.6

Tue, 9 Oct 2018
  • BUG: Schedule download didn't work properly in WordPress front end.
  • BUG: After reschedule notification emails still displayed old time.
  • BUG: Error in the iCal export feed for employees.
  • BUG: It didn't allow to update a custom field if there was already another one with the same label in another calendar. (Pro Version)
  • BUG: Overlap conflicts function may show false alerts sometimes.
  • Schedule day view now shows 7 days at once.

Version 4.2.5

Sun, 22 Jul 2018
  • Optimizations to improve speed for heavy schedules with many employees and shifts.

Version 4.2.4

Sat, 21 Jul 2018
  • BUG: "Not allowed" error when trying to create new open shifts.

Version 4.2.3

Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • BUG: Date labels were not visible in the print view.
  • BUG: Calendar type (shift/timeoff) was reset after editing a calendar.

Version 4.2.2

Wed, 18 Jul 2018
  • Added the description field for employees which is also displayed when creating shifts or changing employees.
  • BUG: The shortcode parameter route="myschedule" doesn't bring up the correct view.
  • BUG: The repeat function didn't correctly added shift lunch breaks (Pro Version).

Version 4.2.1

Tue, 17 Jul 2018
  • BUG: the shifts were not showing in the week/month view for the last day for the week/month.

Version 4.2.0

Mon, 16 Jul 2018
  • Redesigned the new shift process so that shifts can be created for multiple employees at once.
  • Shortcode can now show the My Schedule page, the shifts of the currently logged in user.
  • Added a shortcode parameter to disable the link to the shift details (hideui="shiftdetails").
  • Custom fields added to notification templates (Pro Version).
  • BUG: it wasn't allowing to create a lunch break for overnight shifts, like shift 11pm-3am and break 1am-2am.

Version 4.1.6

Thu, 14 Jun 2018
  • Added the day shifts calendar view.
  • Added a setting to specify min and max time, which is convienient if you don't need 24 hours.
  • When creating new shifts, the initial visible dates calendar extended to 4 weeks.
  • BUG: a date wasn't preselected in the Select Dates view when adding a shift from calendar (Pro Version).
  • BUG: bulk action form to change employee was displayed even if it wasn't allowed for the current user (Pro Version).
  • BUG: filtering for "open shifts" was not working in the schedule view.

Version 4.1.5

Sun, 10 Jun 2018
  • Added several shortcode parameters to configure the front end view
  • BUG: lunch break was not removed if the checkbox was unchecked when changing shift time.

Version 4.1.4

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
  • BUG: error when an employee tried to create own shift even if it was allowed.

Version 4.1.3

Thu, 17 May 2018

Version 4.1.2

Mon, 7 May 2018
  • Custom fields are now added to the export download file too. (Pro Version)
  • Updated JavaScript files to help avoid conflicts with other plugins and themes.

Version 4.1.1

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Special calendars for time off, timezone fix in iCal feed, bug fixes.
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Version 4.1.0

Wed, 25 Apr 2018
  • Added custom fields module for the Pro addon.
  • BUG: error when creating a new shift type (on a site with PHP 7.1).
  • BUG: error when creating a shift for a calendar which had only one, custom time shift type.

Version 4.0.8

Wed, 18 Apr 2018
  • Added shift detailed information on mouse over in month schedule view.
  • Added CSV feed of upcoming shifts (in Administration, Upcoming Shifts Feed), it can be used to export shifts to other applications.
  • BUG: error after trying to change employee (appeared since 4.0.7).

Version 4.0.7

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Create multiple open shifts, iCal timezone, iCal feed per employee, skip notifications, hide days of the week, calendar description, bug fixes.
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Version 4.0.6

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
  • Fixed a few translation issues.
  • Added a configuration if to show shift type title in the calendar.
  • BUG: Time off were not imported if upgrading from v3.

Version 4.0.5

Thu, 12 Apr 2018
  • Enabled HTML editor for email notification templates.
  • BUG: Fatal error when deleting a calendar.
  • BUG: Language file wasn't get loaded properly.

Version 4.0.4

Mon, 9 Apr 2018
  • Added an option to turn off/on email notifications per user.
  • Modified the admin schedule view so it's a bit faster now, not reloading the whole page after shift update.
  • BUG: The repeat action wasn't creating shifts properly (Pro version).
  • BUG: The shifts on the last day of the week were not shown in the week view.
  • BUG: The shift type title were not recognized in the calendar view for overnight shifts.
  • A slight visual adjustment in the calendar view to make grid borders a bit more prominent.

Version 4.0.3

Sun, 8 Apr 2018

  • Added schedule month view.
  • Added an option to create custom time shifts.
  • Added an option to edit shift time.
  • Added duration column for the CSV/Excel download file.
  • Added the shift detailed view window.
  • BUG: Upgrade from v.3 failed if there were several employees with the same name.

Version 4.0.2

Wed, 4 Apr 2018

BUG: Upgrade from v.3 didn't work properly.

Version 4.0.1

Tue, 3 Apr 2018

Added the shift pickup module for the Pro addon.

Version 4.0.0

Mon, 2 Apr 2018

A major update of ShiftController with effective minimal design, quick framework core code. Safe, stable, and extendable.

Version 3.2.4

Thu, 6 Apr 2017
  • Fixed the ical feed that might have failed with certain timezones.
  • Minor code updates and fixes.

Version 3.2.3

Wed, 15 Mar 2017
  • Fixed the non working Shift Templates button in the shift edit form.
  • Minor code updates and fixes.

Version 3.2.2

Wed, 25 Jan 2017
  • Removed potentially vulnerable own copy of PHPMailer library.

Version 3.2.1

Tue, 24 Jan 2017
  • In the admin view added filter options: filter by status and by type (shift/timeoff).

Version 3.2.0

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
  • BUG: iCal sync link was not working for some devices.
  • BUG: timeoff list didn't show if grouping by location was set as a default view.
  • BUG: setup failed if one of WordPress roles contained spaces.
  • Added a configuration setting if to send notification when a released shift is picked up.

Version 3.1.9

Thu, 20 Oct 2016
  • Pro: In the "Shift available" notification after shift release removed the old employee name that was confusing.
  • Added a global BCC field to send copies of all automatic notifications.

Version 3.1.8

Wed, 19 Oct 2016
  • User can now save the current calendar view configuration as default.
  • Pro: shift comments are added to the iCal export.
  • Pro: when a shift is realeased, notification can be sent to all staff members.
  • Added French language.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.1.7

Sun, 2 Oct 2016
  • Added Danish, German and Dutch languages.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.1.6

Sat, 27 Aug 2016
  • BUG: certain actions were giving a 404 error if the admin panel was used in the front end with a shortcode.

Version 3.1.5

Mon, 22 Aug 2016
  • BUG: If ShiftController was activated but not yet setup, editing user accounts in WordPress gave error.
  • Minor code updates.

Version 3.1.4

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
  • BUG: For iCal output if a shift had a break it was giving a wrong end time.
  • BUG: Employees can not release shifts from their control panel.
  • Minor PHP compatibility fixes

Version 3.1.3

Fri, 22 Jan 2016
  • Making "add" links appear constantly rather than on mouse over that caused issues on several platforms.
  • BUG: Preferred availability setting could give a fault conflict alert.

Version 3.1.2

Mon, 11 Jan 2016
  • BUG: fixed the "range" shortcode parameters like "2 weeks" or "8 days" after they stopped working properly in 3.1.0.
  • BUG: the shifts copy function didn't make use of the selected date, copying just to the next week.
  • Not grouped month calendar is displayed in detailed view.

Version 3.1.1

Thu, 7 Jan 2016
  • BUG: it was not possible to click on an open shift in the "group by location" view.

Version 3.1.0

Wed, 6 Jan 2016
  • Added a configurable option for employees to view draft shifts, create and edit shifts.
  • Added an option to copy shifts from a certain week (or month) to another week, so this feature can be used as a sort of schedule templates.
  • Added an option to disable certain days of the week. So for example if you don't work on Saturdays and Sundays, it will not show them in the calendar leaving more screen space for work days.
  • Colors for locations can now be manually picked rather than assigned automatically.
  • Added the day view with timebar for a better visual overview.
  • Changed CSS and font icons libraries to greatly reduce CSS and icon files sizes - faster speed and smaller distrib size.
  • Employees can edit their own availability preferences if allowed by the admin.
  • Now if a user account gets updated in WordPress, it is automatically updated in ShiftController too, no need to manually resync all users.
  • BUG: If the shortcode is set to "by=staff" or "by=location" then the front end can not change to the view without grouping by.

Version 3.0.9

Tue, 10 Nov 2015
  • BUG: The "Disable Email" setting was not taking effect.
  • BUG: Ajax actions didn't work in the admin panel for https websites.

Version 3.0.8

Tue, 13 Oct 2015
  • BUG: Appeared after 3.0.7 after adding the shift break option. When entering a shift and the shift end time is the next day, error "The break should not be longer than the shift itself" was returned.

Version 3.0.7

Fri, 9 Oct 2015
  • Added shift breaks option, the duration of a break is not counted toward the total hours worked.
  • Following introduction of shift breaks, timeoff icon changed: coffee is for lunch breaks now, timeoff is marked with the away icon.
  • Added reports page to display number of shifts and time worked.
  • BUG: Print view was corrupted when clicking the printer icon button.
  • Sync users from WordPress with their display name rather than first/last name
  • Replaced JavaScript timepicker by a regular dropdown because it was causing too many compatibility issues.
  • Added location change option in the bulk edit form [Pro].
  • Redesigned Ajax calls that should greatly improve the load speed for many actions.

Version 3.0.6

Wed, 30 Sep 2015
  • BUG: The start and end time inputs were not working when opening the bulk edit form in the Shift Series tab.
  • BUG: The delete action didn't work in the bulk edit form in the Shift Series tab.
  • BUG: After the delete action in the With All bulk edit form the calendar view was not properly refreshed.
  • BUG: Error if filter the shifts by location in the calendar.

Version 3.0.5

Wed, 30 Sep 2015
  • Added the iCal export option (to Google Calendar or any other application capable of receiving iCal feed).
  • Moved the Users menu under Configuration.
  • BUG: Fixed the print view in Chrome.

Version 3.0.4

Fri, 25 Sep 2015
  • BUG: The link to the WP page to edit a user account was not working.
  • BUG: When in the shortcode by="location" is used the logged in user cannot see their own shifts.
  • BUG: Setup on new installs might fail under certain configurations.
  • Now comments are added to notifications emails too [Premium].
  • BUG: In the bulk form when opening and closing the subforms several times their inputs became disabled.
  • Added a setting if to show the shift end time.
  • Made the shift view text a bit larger.
  • New shortcode parameter to hide certain user interface elements.

Version 3.0.3

Tue, 22 Sep 2015
  • BUG: Shift Release and Shift Pickup settting menu items were not localized.
  • BUG: Fatal error when trying to delete a user account.
  • BUG: "User deleted" message was not localized.
  • Remember the last choice of the "Comment Visible To" option.
  • Modified the timepicker library to avoid possible conflicts with other libraries from other plugins.

Version 3.0.2

Wed, 16 Sep 2015
  • BUG: Fatal error on new setup caused by a change in ver. 3.0.1
  • Fixed the help page on shortcode parameter within the admin panel.
  • Added a few more params options for the shortcode.

Version 3.0.1

Tue, 15 Sep 2015
  • BUG: There was an empty, unlabelled drop down box in the admin area in Configuration > Settings
  • Modified the datepicker library to avoid possible conflicts with other libraries from other plugins.
  • The add links in calendar now lead directly to the shift creation, without the shift/timeoff selection. Timeoffs are now created in the Timeoff Requests area.
  • In the shift create form the location and the time are now on the same page to make the process quicker.
  • Fixed success message after timeoff creation (was saying "shift added" rather than "timeoff added").
  • Remember the last choice of several options in the shift creation form: status, skip notification email.
  • Re-added shift templates.
  • Added draft shifts for the admin todo page.
  • Added the "With All" shift group action to perform bulk actions on all displayed shifts.
  • Added an option to assign multiple staff members at once when creating a shift.
  • Added a red triangle for open shifts for easier notice.

Version 3.0.0

Thu, 10 Sep 2015
  • A new major ShiftController update, almost completely reworked!

Version 2.4.1

Tue, 21 Apr 2015
  • A small fix in code that might break redirects with WP high error reporting level.

Version 2.4.0

Thu, 19 Feb 2015
  • A fix for multiple staff ids in the shortcode param.

Version 2.3.9

Sat, 14 Feb 2015
  • A slight optimization on login/logout internal process.

Version 2.3.8

Tue, 20 Jan 2015
  • In the Pro version we added a new option for recurring shifts - 1st (2nd etc) weekday from the end.

Version 2.3.7

Wed, 7 Jan 2015
  • BUG: On plugin complete uninstall might delete all WordPress tables.

Version 2.3.6

Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • BUG: (Pro Versions) multiple shifts could be deleted when deleting a single shift created as non recurring from shift edit form in the Delete tab.

Version 2.3.5

Tue, 23 Sep 2014
  • Configuration option to set min and max values for time selection dropdowns, that will speed up time selection.
  • Drop our database tables on plugin uninstall (delete) from WordPress admin. Also release the license code for the Pro version so it can be reused in another installation.
  • Backend appearance restyled for a closer match to the latest WordPress version.
  • Cleaned and optimized some files thus reducing the package size.

Version 2.3.4

Thu, 18 Sep 2014
  • Shift pickup links didn't work for staff members on the everyone schedule page (shortcode page).

Version 2.3.3

Wed, 17 Sep 2014
  • JavaScript error when staff picking up free shifts from everyone schedule page (shortcode page).

Version 2.3.2

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
  • A fix in session handling function that lead to an error on first user access of the system.

Version 2.3.1

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
  • Archived staff members are now not showing in the stats display if they have no shifts during the requested period.
  • In the shortcode if you need to filter more than one location or employee, now you can supply a comma separated list of ids, for example [shiftcontroller staff="1,8"].
  • Also if you do not want to show the list of locations in the shortcode page, you can supply the location parameter as 0 so it will list shifts for all locations [shiftcontroller location="0"]
  • Now there is an automatic update function for the Pro version as well.

Version 2.3.0

Fri, 22 Aug 2014
  • Added more options for shortcode to filter by location or by staff, as well as specify the start and/or the end dates and how many days to show.
  • Extended options for the shift notes premium module, now one can define who can see the shift note - everyone, staff members, this shift staff or admin only.

Version 2.2.9

Wed, 13 Aug 2014
  • If more than one locations are available in the "Everyone Schedule" then it first asks to choose a location first.
  • Added the description field for locations. If specified, it will be given in the "Everyone Schedule" and "Shift Pick Up" parts if more than one location available.
  • Redesigned the "Everyone Schedule" (wall) page view so that lists all upcoming shifts in a simple list. It is supposed to eliminate all the compatibility issues for the shortcode page display as the calendar output would look cumbersome under certain themes.

Version 2.2.8

Tue, 29 Jul 2014
  • If there are open shifts in more than one location, an employee is asked to choose a location first, then the available shifts in this location ara displayed..
  • A few bug fixes and code optimization.

Version 2.2.7

Sun, 20 Jul 2014

Added an option to supply parameters to the shortcode to define the range (week or month) and the starting date, please check out the Configuration > Shortcode page

A few bug fixes and code optimization.

Version 2.2.6

Tue, 8 Jul 2014

A few bug fixes and code optimization.

Version 2.2.5

Sun, 8 Jun 2014

A few bug fixes and code optimization.

  • BUG: In the schedule list view, if you choose filtering by location, the shifts for all locations were still displayed as if there were no filter applied.
  • BUG: When creating a new shift, if you selected one or several employees to assign right now, but there was a validation error (no location selected, or the start and end times were incorrect), it showed a database error.

Version 2.2.4

Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Color code shifts, fixed shortcode issue and new option settings
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Version 2.2.3

Mon, 7 Apr 2014

Reworked calendar view controls, minor tweaks and bug fixes
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Version 2.2.2

Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Who can work, assign staff in calendar,
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Version 2.2.1

Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Shortcode fix
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Version 2.2.0

Wed, 12 Mar 2014

Shift history module, visual view redesign, minor code optimizations
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Version 2.1.1

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Login log module, jQuery fix and minor code optimizations
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Version 2.1.0

Wed, 8 Jan 2014

  • Fixed bug when email notification was not sent after publishing just one shift
  • Remove location label if just one location is configured;
  • Shift notes view in the calendar;
  • Archived users do not appear in the dropdown list when creating or editing shifts

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Version 2.0.9

Fri, 13 Dec 2013

Shortcode to display ShiftController in the front end
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Version 2.0.8

Thu, 5 Dec 2013

Staff notes on shifts
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Version 2.0.7

Sun, 1 Dec 2013

Manager user level
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Version 2.0.6

Sun, 3 Nov 2013

Shifts month calendar
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Version 2.0.5

Fri, 18 Oct 2013

Shifts list in a table view and CSV/Excel export
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Version 2.0.4

Sat, 5 Oct 2013

Custom weekdays for recurring shifts
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Version 2.0.3

Tue, 1 Oct 2013

Display shifts grouped by locations
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Version 2.0.2

Mon, 23 Sep 2013

Public employee schedule calendar and minor bug fixes
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Version 2.0.1

Thu, 12 Sep 2013

Bug fix: error when creating a new user in the free version.
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Version 2.0.0

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

Completely reworked calendar view and the premium version.
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Version 1.0.2

Wed, 22 May 2013

Bug fixes: time display, forgotten password and password change, email notification on a new timeoff.
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Version 1.0.1

Tue, 16 Apr 2013

Bug fixes after not complete form in setup and error after timeoff delete.
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Version 1.0.0

Mon, 15 Apr 2013

New major update.
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