Version 4.15 (SQL)
Fixed a bug which prohibited deleting automatic escalation scenarios and help desk records.
Version 4.14 (SQL)
Added automatic escalation! The WonderDesk can perform automatic actions (priority escalation, notifications, and assigning) based on certain criteria (elapsed time, priority status, field values, and actions taken).
You can create as many escalation scenarios as you'd like. (screenshot 1, screenshot 2)
Added a new email template for the auto escalation feature.
Added a new 'closed call' email notification when closing a call upon creation.
Added SMTP authentication! Username, password, and port can now be defined.
Added SMTP over SSL.
Added a "Last Viewed" field with automatic date and timestamp.
Fixed the 'path to secure' setting in 2 files when upgrading or installing.
Updated some source code files to include individual version numbers.
Version 4.13 (SQL)
Fixed an attachment bug that was writing the filename in the status field.
Version 4.12 (SQL)
Added the ability for customers to close calls.
Added the ability for technicians to close a call instantly while creating a new call.
Sorted "Serviced By" technician list alphabetically.
Added FireFox functionality for Queue drop down.
Added technician's last name to the "Normally Serviced By" field (also added alphabetical sorting).
Added technician's full name to the reports and call detail page.
Fixed bug: WORD_ON Unknown Tag: "help_close_datetime_formatted"
Fixed missing Submit button on customer's profile page.
Fixed path problem in the mail_gateway.pl file after installation.
Version 4.11 (SQL)
Added "multiple queue" features for companies who have different departments/divisions that want to keep the data separated from each other.
Added Customer and FAQ Viewing Limitations! Now you have even more control over what your customers and technicians can see.
Added ability to use AND and OR in the Help Desk, Customer, and FAQ Viewing limitations!
(For example: Limit a technician to see all calls Where the Category equals "Billing" OR Where the Category equals "Network Problems")
Added Printer Friendly List All / Search results view to the Help Desk.
(You can toggle back and forth from normal to Printer Friendly.)
Fixed file attachments (especially PDF's on Microsoft servers).
Added email file attachment importing! Customers and techs can now attach files to emails (one at a time), and they will get imported into the help desk.
Fixed the technician preference drop down field in the modify template.
Improved consistency on the date and time formatting throughout the product.
Changed military time to AM and PM for easier reading.
Added Closed date and time to the call detail page.
Prevented the closed date and time from being altered when modifying a closed call.
Fixed the wording used for a "call" in the call history page.
Fixed the Customer database default sorting.
Increased the navigation menu to accommodate the largest monitors.
Converted about 1/2 of the images to Binary mode that were improperly packaged in ASCII mode.
(This should increase image loading speed)
Added technician's full name to the "Serviced By" icon.
Version 3.8 (Standard)
Added more years to the reports pages.
Fixed Call Duration
Times reports when viewing by years.
Fixed Windows Integrated Authentication problems when dealing with
upper case usernames.
Made customer history icon more accurate when viewing past calls.
Completely overhauled the emailing code. Minor bug fixes, and increased
compatibility, especially with SMTP servers.
Added checking for <pre> code in the FAQ. If found, the FAQ
will display all HTML code in that given FAQ entry.
Full URL is no longer hard coded. Any acceptable URL can now be used.
This is especially useful for people using different Intranet server
names, Internet domain names, or IP's that are pointing to the same
Added Danish translation. Updated Dutch, and French languages.
Updated the SMTP code for easier editing.
Fixed searching by the Closed Date field.
Updated installation files and added new tutorials.
CC email address now receives emails for all WonderDesk email activity.
Technician email notifications are sent regardless if a tech is auto-assigned to a
Added the Progress/Solution data on the modify call page for customers.
Version 4.10 (SQL)
a PDA template set. You can now use the WonderDesk with your PDA
or cellphone! (Requires a web browser like Pocket PC Internet Explorer)
Fixed the List Mine link so it shows exact matches. This was only
affecting technicians with similar usernames.
Updated the Current Queue Status on the home page so that it shows
the counts dependant upon the technician's viewing limitations.
Fixed a bug that hindered technicians from seeing certain calls.
This only affected technicians who had viewing limitations
and calls that
were imported via email.
Fixed a control panel bug that was not keeping the checkmarks checked.
Added option in the control panel to remove Web Site and Web
Site Example URL fields.
Fixed a bug that prevented [any words in brackets] from being displayed
Fixed date range searches when using Microsoft SQL database.
Made the queue status links results show exact hits only.
Updated the "Email this to Technician" template to change
content dynamically depending on the call status.
Fixed a bug that cleared Viewing Limitations when a customer modified
Added checking to see if a customer is allowed to checkmark the Emergency
flag on the modify call page.
Updated the customer history icon to sort calls by date.
Version 4.09 (SQL)
Viewing and modifying permissions now work better when removed
from the customer or technician.
Fixed a Microsoft SQL error when adding new calls.
Added technician's last name to the correspondences.
Fixed an empty FAQ Pointer bug when modifying an FAQ.
Added subcategories to reports.
a column sort bug. This bug happened when searching then sorting
via the column header link.
First and Last names populate the database properly when submitting
a call on behalf of the customer or submitting via the quick and
Fixed carriage return formatting on the page following a customer
Added more content and cleaned up some email templates.
Fixed incoming email character conversions. ' &
"Created By" statement in the call history page.
Added automatic account creation when customers use the "quick
and easy method" of submitting a help desk call.
Updated automatic account creations to contain the desired signup
permissions when submitting via "quick and easy method"
and when a tech submits on customer's behalf.
Fixed error if there was an emergency with no emergency emails defined
in the control panel.
Fixed a bug that appeared in 4.08 causing missing pages 2, 3, 4,
etc. when using MS SQL.
Version 4.08 (SQL)
Fixed a "database.def" error during fresh installations.
Version 4.07 (SQL)
Added technician's last name to the Serviced By drop down list.
Fixed a couple of checkmarks that could not be unchecked in
the control panel.
Added FAQ Subcategories!
If one FAQ result, WonderDesk will go straight to the detailed
Delete link now improved to show the same results you were looking
at before clicking delete.
Added Default Customer Signup Permissions. You can
now choose what they will receive when the account is created.
Fixed > and < conversion problems in emails.
Added automatic hyperlinking of URLs and email addresses.
some personalized technician preferences: Alphabet
Quick Search can now be personalized by Last Name, First Name,
can no longer edit their supervisor's or administrator's information.
choices are no longer forced. First choice is blank. This also allows
for better searching.
FAQ pointers. This easy to use feature allows you to
make a single FAQ appear in multiple locations (categories and sub
a sort by "Serviced by" icon to easily view which calls
have been assigned to technicians.
notifications are sent out if a customer chooses emergency even
when modifying a previous call.
incoming email address and content restrictions. Note: This
should not be used as your primary spam filter.
feature to enable or disable customer signups. This affects
both the web interface and email.
will now automatically add new fields when upgrading.
sort by "Serviced by" icon to the List All and search
last names to the technician drop down list.
this to customer" is now optional when adding a new call on
behalf of the customer.
full names to the call history activity (not just first names).
customer columns so the "Add new call" link is closer
to the customer name.
Version 4.06 (SQL)
Subcategories can now be defined in the control panel. (screenshot)
Subcategory technician email notifications. (screenshot)
Added Category/Subcategory -->
Technician Assigning. If a technician is specified to a given category or subcategory, incoming calls
will automatically be assigned to him / her.
Incoming Email --> Category/Subcategory
Assigning. The WonderDesk can automatically select the correct help desk category or
subcategory depending on which email address the customer emailed to. (screenshot)
Added From Address setting. This works in conjunction with
the above feature.
Added Perl path setting to the control panel.
Added Reference Number prefix setting to the control panel. The WonderDesk will use this prefix in the subject of outgoing emails and will
also watch for it in incoming emails.
Fixed a bug preventing mail_gateway.pl from running in shell.
an error message when a user was deleted.
templates to handle website URL links better in the customer
the import utility to include some more 3.x values
into 4.x values.
Version 4.02 (SQL)
Email --> Category Assignments. Example: You can now specify firstname.lastname@example.org
will automatically choose the "Web Hosting" help desk
Desk "From" email address can use the above incoming email
Logoff URL option to the control panel.
an additional outgoing "thank you" email message to customers
when they reply to an email.
the email subject line so that it never has more than one RE:
a bug that prevented upgrading from WonderDesk SQL 3.x versions.
mail_gateway.pl script to show more info and to refresh properly
every 5 minutes.
redesigned WonderDesk SQL from the ground up, yet you can upgrade
from previous Standard or SQL 3.x versions.
of 4 SQL databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle,
email ability! Now customers can email email@example.com
or use the web interface. Both will be properly documented inside
web interface now allows for file attachments!
stronger search engine. Date ranges, equal to / does not equal to,
contains / does not contain, etc.
system is improved greatly. Easier customizations and adding
/ removing fields can be done via the control panel!
installations and upgrades.
desk sub categories are now available.
Customer information, passwords, permissions, limitations redesigned
to be on one page.
and Export utility.
is too much to list here. Please check out the detailed
comparison chart to see more features.
Incoming calls can now be automatically assigned to a technician for a given category.
Added FAQ viewing permissions: Everyone, Help Desk Account Required, or Technicians Only.
Additional Keywords field to the FAQ.
Emergency submission limit countdown feature.
Fixed keyword search field in the SQL version.
Whole Word (exact phrase) searches are now more strict, showing more accurate results.
"Forgot password" link has been added to the Login fail template.
syntax check now allows multiple emails separated by commas, and also 4 characters domains like .info.
Shorter FAQ URL's are now available. Example: http://126.96.36.199/cgi-bin/contact/wonderdesk.cgi?faq=61
If customers forget to fill in their contact info when creating
an account, they can now do it later.
WonderDesk Standard to SQL upgrade script is now more robust, and keeps carriage returns intact.
Default language can be defined in the control panel.
Added Japanese language. Courtesy of Kaz Ohwaki from
Cyber Trading Co.
Added the ability for a technician or customer to reopen a closed
Control panel now handles improper admin entries better.
Customers can now be limited to a certain number of call and emergency submissions!
This feature can be used to control those who abuse help desk submissions.
This feature also allows you to sell help desk submissions and emergencies in quantities!
For a given customer, if a number is specified, the WonderDesk will automatically start counting down to 0.
Control panel option - Default number of calls that a customer can submit.
Control panel option - Default number of emergencies that a customer can submit.
Control panel option - Allow customers to see remaining call and emergency submissions.
The number of submissions can be set to "unlimited".
HTML source code cleaned up to meet W3C HTML 4.01 specifications.
All control panel font settings are now working without needing to edit the templates.
Added 6 variable tags to the html templates.
Added font width and height tags to help speed up page loading.
Fixed all page title, error messages, and font colors.
Added yearly breakdowns to the reports. 1600+ combinations of reports now available!
Category drop down selection can be pre-chosen via a URL link.
Added Finnish language. Courtesy of Petri Huttunen, www.tietotoimi.fi
Open queue status is more visually presented using color coded bar graphs.
Fixed "quotes" in the subject line from causing problems.
Fixed double footer menu on delete search - one result page.
Modify fail form now hides uneccessary fields.
Added an extra Modify button for customers.
Added the Priority buttons to the List Closed pages for tech's/admin.
NT Authentication can now be used instead of the WonderDesk's built in authentication!
(Special thanks to Joseph Drasin from informaxinc.com, and David Freidman from integra-ls.com.)
Fixed a minor bug when submiting on behalf of the customer and forgetting to fill in all fields.
SQL signup page has been made easier for customers to understand.
Added priority images to the List Closed pages.
Magnifying glass image on the List All page now works for customers who submit without a help desk account.
When modifying a call, technicians now have more choices for closing, and sending emails.
WonderDesk SQL Logoff link now kills sessions automatically.
WonderDesk Standard usernames are now case insensitive.
Version 3.5 Standard
WonderDesk Standard is now brought up to speed with WonderDesk SQL.
Version 3.5 SQL
Added to new priorities: "Low" and "On Hold"
Multiple bad categories may now be defined in the control panel.
Added Server side authentication! Now you will have the choice to use WonderDesk's built in
authentication, or use your own server's authentication, like .htaccess.
Added "Forgot my password" feature
Added Change password feature.
Fixed bad categories.
Changed username limit from 12 to 35.
Fixed Open queue status sort order.
Made it easier for Windows NT/2000 users to install.
Fixed customer info data loss when customers modified their contact info.
Fixed Start and End Date fields.
Fixed calls not properly closing.
All images will now automatically change depending on the language.
Added Italian translation. Courtesy of Jack Benson, www.ammonet.it
Added Arabic translation. Courtesy of Mahran Banajah, www.jeddah.com
Rewrote the installation instructions for easier installs.
Rewrote some new code to allow the control panel to work better on NT/2000 web servers.
Export results to Excel with a click of a button! This new feature works in all 3 databases:
(help desk, customer info, and FAQ databases.)
Email template hyperlinks now take you directly to the
call depending on the reference number!
Brought the SQL version up to speed, from version 3.1 to 3.3!
Added a ton of new Statistics! More fields stats, broken down by Open, Closed, and Average Call
Duration times. Each of those are broken down by month, giving us 338 combinations of reports!
HTML portion of the code has been matched between both versions (Standard and SQL). This is
especially useful for those who like hack the WonderDesk and want to be able to retain their
modifications and upgrade to the SQL version.
Reduced code by 10% for even more efficiency!
Added a "Remember username and password for future logins?" feature (using cookies.)
Fixed more emails that were sending < and " instead of < and "
Delete "List Closed" search link now sorts properly.
Kept the welcome message regardless if you decide to allow your customers to create a tracking
Added some extra spacing near the FAQ question to make it more readable.
Removed the "Short question" field from the default user's view.
Usernames can now be 3 to 35 characters in length instead of 3 to 12.
Hid the error/environment variable details from view unless debugging is turned on.
Fixed the ranking sort order for the FAQ categories.
Corrected some FAQ and Help Desk fonts. Cleaned up the more HTML code.
Fixed the Open Queue Status count on the Home Page.
Added reminder feature to the control panel if you forgot to password protect it.
Fixed an FAQ session timeout display error.
Beta feature now available for WonderDesk Standard which allows users to be emailed their
username and password if they forgot it. Plus a new beta Change Password feature.
Fixed the sort order when clicking on a category from the Home page.
Control Panel hyperlink and hover colors now automatically update each template.
"Show available calls only" (for tech's) can now be set for Open and Closed calls. This option now
works much more efficiently and fixed a few problems.
Minor security problem fixed with WonderDesk Standard.
Fixed the Customer Home page alphabetical links for the SQL version.
Added Customer and FAQ footer menu colors to the control panel. This new color coordination
may help to remind you which database you are working in.
Fixed the customer icon and call history icon from appearing too often.
Norwegian has now been added to the selection of languages!
Turned file locking back on.
Spanish has now been added to the selection of languages!
Fixed a Netscape table display problem.
Removed "Search Results" from showing on the "List All" page. This freed up more space.
F.A.Q. (aka knowledgebase) is here! Now your customers can browse or search commonly asked
questions which will help to prevent many calls. Technicians
can even copy a call to the FAQ
database with a click of a button. It also allows them to make changes before submitting.
FAQ html template and categories have been added to the control panel.
Language changing on the fly! For example, a customer can use the WonderDesk in French, and
at the same time, a technician can log in English. No need for multiple help desks! We currently
have: French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish.
Fixed a small hyperlink bug on the Home screen affecting technicians using Netscape.
Added some more images to the call details page.
Passwords are now optional. The admin and techs still use passwords.
Added large font face in the control panel. Used for larger fonts throughout the WonderDesk.
Permissions now allow you to set what your technicians can do. For example, you can now allow
technicians to see all of the calls, but not to modify.
Added shadow around all tables for a nice professional look.
Emergency checkbox feature is now here for your customers! You may now allow your
customers to see an emergency checkbox when adding a new call. This will send off extra emails or
pages to whoever is specified in the control panel. This new emergency feature is optional.
Fixed the emails that were sending < and " instead of < and "
Fixed a bug that caused multiple similar customers to show when clicking on the customer icon.
Fixed a bug that caused a cgi error when the customer info form was filled out improperly.
Normally serviced by option! If desired, you can now assign a technician to each customer.
When the returning customer adds a new call the proper
technician is automatically assigned.
If a new call is added by a customer or tech, and if a technician is chosen or automatically assigned
the notification is sent to the proper technician only. No need to inform other technicians.
Enter key now works with the quick searches. No mouse click needed.
New email checkbox option in the add new
call page. If a technician enters a new call, you can
now choose whether the customer receives a notification email or not.
Field lockdown improvements. Extra spacing above the text area fields has been removed for a
Extra spacing inside the text area fields has been removed. This was causing unnecessary time
When adding a new call with field lockdown options turned on, the text information is now carried
over properly to the error page if a customer or tech makes a mistake.
Error page bug fix: When adding a new call, and making a mistake, the error page showed extra
fields. This has now been fixed.
More email fixes. Now the "from" section will only use 1 email address, even if more than one
technician email has been specified in the controlpanel.
Delete closed call bug fix: Deleting a closed call now works properly.
Fixed the average call duration times. Version 3.0 had calculation errors.
Titlebar now lines up the category columns properly for the customers.
Added List All Open and Closed links to the Delete page.
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