Rock 1.6.4 Documentation

Project Management

The Project Management system is designed to give you an easy way to quickly enter and track simple task-based projects. But it also provides the power to expand into more comprehensive project management with sub-projects, blocked tasks and a powerful comment system.

Each project is requested by a single person but can be assigned to multiple people. A project can have tasks that each can be assigned to a single person. Projects can also have sub-projects associated with them if a task to be completed is complex enough to warrant sub-dividing it further. Finally, each type of project can have custom attributes associated with it. This gives you the ability to customize your projects and provide the information you need in order to efficiently complete the project.

E-mail notifications are also built in to keep you up to date when: a project is assigned to you; a task is assigned to you; a new comment on a project you are involved with; a project is marked as completed. This e-mails allow you to easily keep two-way communication open between the requester and those working to accomplish the request.

Project types allow you to define custom attributes, e-mail templates and other settings for the project. A project is also assigned to a category. These categories allow you to organize and group similar projects together, even if they are of different project types.

Version History


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing the upload button to no tbe visible when creating a new project.
  • Fixed default sorting in Project List block to have projects that are due first up top.

New Features

  • Added support for Rock v8.
  • Added ability to paste tasks into a project.
  • Entirely new way to view projects akin to Content Channels.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing users from changing a project's type.

New Features

  • Added support for entering < and=> characters in project descriptions and comments.
  • Added dedicated page for managing project categories.

New Features

  • Added support for tags to Projects and Tasks.
  • Added Assigned To column to project list and removed Active Tasks.
  • Added support for replying to project e-mails to leave a comment on the project (Mailgun and SendGrid), see documentation for instructions on setting up.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed broken FontAwesome icons with Rock v7.
  • Fixed error with links to projects not working correctly if original installation was performed on Rock v7.
  • Fixed exception in Project Entry List block that could occur after deleting a Project Type from the system.
  • Fixed bug causing files uploaded into a project description to not persist into the database.
  • Fixed bug where BinaryFiles attached to a project were not marked for deletion when the project was deleted.
  • Fixed errors when trying ot use properties IsBlocked, IsActive and State in reporting.
  • Fixed bug causing comment e-mails to not be sent if no completed e-mail was selected.

Initial Release

The initial release of this plugin includes the following features and more:

  • Create, assign and complete projects.
  • Create, assign and complete tasks within projects.
  • Projects may contain sub-projects.
  • Rich discussion system tied to each project.
  • E-mail notifications.