This page documents changes made to the WhisperGifts product and platform. Not all changes warrant a big blog post, but it is worthwhile listing how we are continuing to evolve and improve WhisperGifts.

These changes are pretty technical in nature and shouldn't concern most users.

  • March 7, 2016

    Fix currency display in buyer confirmation and reminder emails.

    Nicer wording on confirmation pages when a wedding guest clicks the Confirm link more than once.

    Ensure purchase confirmation page doesn't say that an RSVP was sent to the couple, if in fact no such RSVP was sent (i.e. the couple have opted not to use that functionality, or they are using a package that doesn't include that functionality)

    Remove dependency on CloudFlare. DNS has moved to Amazon's Route 53, and SSL is now done directly using Let's Encrypt. This is mostly to streamline onboarding of new custom domains, but partially motivated by last month's "CloudBleed" security issue.

  • December 5, 2016

    Fixed links in password reset emails.

    Display correct currency symbol in list filtering drop-down boxes.

  • October 25, 2016

    Move error tracking to Sentry. Sentry have a long history of well-supported software and continual updates. Publish changelog publicly.

    Internal updates to API request processing

  • October 24, 2016

    Internal upgrade to Django 1.9 and further removal of 3rd party libraries that are no longer maintained.

  • October 13, 2016

    Internal upgrade to Django 1.8

  • October 12, 2016

    Internal upgrade to Django 1.7 and removal of unnecessary 3rd party packages that are no longer maintained.

  • October 10 2016

    Processing of credit cards is now being done by Stripe. All testing has passed successfully and we are monitoring to ensure no unforeseen issues arise. Weather forecasts now come from Dark Sky.

  • September 9 2016

    Outgoing emails no longer include "unsubscribe" links as they are transactional emails, not newsletters.

  • September 2, 2016

    Fixed typo in privacy policy links

  • August 3, 2016

    Added a registry search box to the homepage, and made the search work a bit better. This is used by guests trying to find a registry that they have forgotten the URL for.

  • April 8, 2016

    Remove a number of internal dependencies on 3rd party products to simplify our maintenance.

  • March 3, 2016

    Improve tracking of locations for registry visits

  • February 26, 2016

    Fix currency display on registry pages

  • March 10, 2015

    Tidy up event maps and display details on registry pages

  • February 25, 2015

    Move DNS to external provider and enable SSL on all registries

  • February 23, 2015

    We can now do gift registries for engagement parties, not just weddings

  • November 18, 2014

    Tidy up receipt emails and fix display of transaction details

  • August 21, 2014

    Weather now shown to buyers when emailing them a reminder just before the wedding

  • August 19, 2014

    Better selection of fonts on the 'style' page

  • August 5, 2014

    For weddings in the next few weeks, we now show a weather forecast on the public map page

  • July 29, 2014

    Bookmarklet improvements; now captures image

  • July 22, 2014

    Added end-user API to add items