New version 0.22.0

 —  releases

Improvements to existing features


Now in the administration panel you can check some statistics about the activity on the platform. We added new notifications and the option of searching for participants through their e-mail. Admins now also have newsletters templates:

  • Show activity charts on admin dashboard #6030
  • Counter of active users. #5907
  • Allow to see a participant's email from the admin panel #5849
  • Add existing participant to an assembly by searching their email #5952
  • Improve explanation on image management on Layout Appearance. #6089
  • Proposals selector added #5863
  • Use the new proposals selector for choosing result proposals #5863
  • Use the new proposals selector for choosing meeting close proposals #5863
  • Notify admins and valuators when someone leaves a private note on a proposal. #5906
  • Notify users on adding roles. #5886
  • Add newsletter templates #5887


The verification system has been improved, giving the possibility to the admins to revoke the verifications periodically (especially important before starting a large participation process), and at the same time the participants can renew their own verifications.

  • Added Verification's Revocation #5814
  • Participants can renew verifications #5854


In this release there are several improvements for the Initiatives space:

  • Skip initiative type selection if there is only one initiative type. #5835
  • Send notification when signature threshold reached. #6098
  • Add attachments to initiatives #5844
  • Notify admins when an initiative is sent to technical validation. #5906
  • Add CTA on initiative submission. #5838
  • Add pages for versioning. #5935
  • Add filter by type to admin. #6093
  • New search/filters design #6090
  • Enhanced initiatives search #6086
  • Add setting in Decidim::InitiativesType to enable users to set a custom signature end date in their initiatives. #5998
  • Sorting by publish date and supports count on admin, by publish date on front /#6016
  • Allow admins to export initiatives #6070
  • Add areas to initiatives. #6111
  • Add option to enable/disable attachments to initiatives /#6036
  • Change initiatives committee request permission to prevent homepage redirection. #6115

Interacting with Groups

The interaction as a group has become richer with new notifications. A group can be mentioned in the comments, and groups can also have private conversations, with other groups or participants.

  • Notify user_group followers when it posts a comment. #5906
  • Notify admins o user_group created or updated. #5906
  • Comments can mention groups and its members are notified. #5763
  • Allow groups to have private conversations with other users or groups. #6009


Conversations now come with the possibility of sending private messages among several participants (up to 9):

  • Add scroll to last message and apply it on conversations. #5718
  • Allow to restrict direct messages to only people followed by the user. #5720
  • Now messages inside conversations have their urls identified as links. #5755
  • Improvements to conversations with more than one participant. #6094
  • Allow users to have private conversations with more than one participant. #5861


More configuration options in the Decidim forms:

  • Collapse and expand questions when editing questionnaire #5945
  • New question type "Matrix" #5948
  • Update move up and down buttons after dragging questions when managing questionnaire. #5947
  • Split forms in steps using separators #6108
  • Request confirmation when leaving the form half-answered #6118


We've been working intensively on the Budgets component, and the next release will bring important new features. In the meantime, here is a little preview:

  • Allow projects to be sorted by different criteria #5808
  • Request confirmation to exit budgets component #5765
  • Add minimum projects rule to Budgets #5865
  • Send email with summary on order checkout #6006
  • Projects filter by multiple categories #5992
  • mprove the budget page and the project card #5809

Other improvements

Take a look to other design changes In proposals, assemblies, last activity and other components to improve the participant experience:

  • Add an information message when there aren't proposals. #6063
  • Improve proposal preview: Use proposal card when previewing a proposal draft. #6064
  • Add a setting for assemblies to enable or disable the visibility of the organization chart. #6040
  • Add related assemblies to participatory processes #5868
  • Filter options to Timeline and Activity tabs. #5845
  • Redesign activity cards for the home page #5672
  • Redesign activity cards on Timeline and Activity Tabs for a consistent user experience #5779
  • Add redesign for responsive public profile navigation tabs #6032
  • Include year in meetings' card #6102
  • Automatic task for deleting Meeting Inscription data. #5989
  • Added support for import csv files in Accountability module #6028
  • Fix comment link on Last Activity. #5999
  • Add endorsements to blog posts. #5542

Accessibility compliance

No doubt this release is marked by the accessibility work we have started. It’s a WIP, there are many aspects to improve for Decidim to be 100% accessible, but this is a first big step. Check out the changes made in these PRs:

  • Improve accessibility issues #5684
  • Improve accessibility vol 2 #6124

\ To learn about more changes, check the whole changelog: