Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6 – April Intranet Highlights

Personalization is the be-all and end-all of Linchpin and naturally plays a role again in this update. But we don't want to spoil too much right away - let's go ahead and check out the highlights of Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6 and Linchpin Essentials 2.6!

Free footer configuration

Imagine that you're searching for the sign-up link for lunch. Where would you look first?  Of course, in the footer! This is where you can find essential information at a glance.

Luckily, with the Linchpin Suite 5.6 and Linchpin Essentials 2.6 update, administrators can activate and freely configure up to five columns in the footer! You can decide whether the columns should be filled with links, lists, or free text. 

(The content in the automatically generated columns has not changed since the last update, but you can show and hide them as needed, whether you are a user or an administrator).

Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6 - The image contains a blue footer with white text. The text shows examples of new footer configuration options like formatting text as lists.

Events, events, events!

You know how the situation goes: A new event is coming up, and as the organizer, you've got your hands full: How many guests are coming? Will enough food be provided? What day is it again? Questions upon questions! It's no wonder that your head is spinning.  

With the new functions of the Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6, we've got a solution! From now on, you can display your events in the calendar view, set registration deadlines, and receive notifications about every new registration and cancellation. This means no surprises on the guest list that could cause a scene at the buffet (after all, unaccounted-for guests can result in a food shortage).

If your mailbox is about to explode, you can, of course, deactivate the notifications again. And don't worry, if someone still wants to join at the last minute, you can add participants as an administrator, a creator, or an editor at any time and keep an eye on everything. 

With these practical functions, your event planning will be a hit, and you'll make sure that everyone has fun and that no one goes home with an empty stomach.

Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6 - three event functions are displayed as white cards on a blue background. Above them the function titles: sign up & sign out notifications,registration deadline and calendar view for events.

In German, Linchpin is now gender-neutral

The world is changing - and so is Linchpin. For our German-speaking users, in our update, we have made the system completely gender-neutral; this means no more gender asterisks or other signs. From now on, events will be joined by participants.

Fixed sizes for teaser macros and other new features

Are you unbeatable in Tetris (maybe even since 1984)? Then your pages are guaranteed to break all records with this new feature: From now on, you can assign a fixed width to your teaser macros, sort them as you like, and prioritize them visually by size.

By the way, here's a list of all the changes that await you in the latest version of Linchpin Intranet Suite:

Get involved in the development – thanks to Canny

Do you have further feature requests for Linchpin? Then take a look at our feedback platform Canny. The platform allows you to contribute your own ideas and also vote for features already suggested by the Linchpin community. What would be particularly useful for your use case, or what have you been waiting for? Feel free to browse through the Canny board and actively participate in developing the intranet!

Try Linchpin now

Have yet to learn Linchpin - but would you like to get to know it better? Then get a free trial version for 30 days at any time: See for yourself the advantages of a social intranet - test Linchpin and assess if it is suitable for your company! 

We'll also be happy to show you what Linchpin can do in a personal meeting and advise you on all aspects of "intranet" and "internal communication" - free of charge and without obligation. 


Linchpin update in video form

Can't get enough of us? Then watch our video about the new Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.6 on YouTube. In the video, Angela summarizes the most important features for you in a nutshell.


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