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Highlights for the week of August 2nd, 2021

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Easily manage your admin users with Single Sign-On and SAML 2.0

We are excited to announce that the BLOX CMS admin now supports SAML 2.0 for Single Sign-On (SSO), adding a huge time-savings and security upgrade to sites that use an identity management system to manage admin users. Read more

Detailed release notes for this week

BLOX Syndication Software Release - Tues., Aug. 3rd @ 9:00 AM CT

In this release we are making improvements to the RSS/ATOM feed system in order to improve performance and to get ready for future enhancements. Read more

BLOX Core Software Release - Tues., Aug. 3rd @ 10:00 AM CT

In this release of BLOX Core, we are adding support for Single Sign-On (SSO) with SAML 2.0, adding a new preview panel in Access Control's Offer Builder, and making several bug fixes and other improvements. Read more

BLOX Business Directory Software Release - Tues., Aug. 3rd @ 10:00 AM CT

In this release of BLOX Business Directory, we are adding support for customized business inquiry emails. Read more

BLOX Classifieds Software Release - Wed., Aug. 4th @ 9:00 AM CT

In this release we are adding support for Carfax URLs and improving the management of our Classified importer jobs. There are additional improvements and bug fixes as well. Read more

BLOX Autofeeds Software Release - Wed., Aug. 4th @ 10:00 AM CT

In this release we are making infrastructure changes that should not be noticeable to admin or front-end users. If you experience any issues or have any questions, please contact customer support at (800) 293-9576 or TownNews.com/support. Read more

Quick tips and tricks

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Does Single Sign-On (SSO) work for your site?

To use Single Sign-On (SSO) and SAML authentication provider, a customer must set up a SAML 2.0 server and provide TownNews Customer Support with a specific value set. See what the requirements are to enable SAML within BLOX CMS. Learn more

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Store images in the Media Library for quick reference

The new Media Library in BLOX CMS allows you to store commonly-used images (and other static files) so they can be easily added to blocks and pages. This also ensures that these images are not available in editorial searches on the front end. Check out the best practices page for more information about the Media Library. Learn more

Webinar recording now available

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Webinar | New! Offer Builder, one-page payment arrive on revamped iQ Audience+

Webinar recording now available: At our July customer webinar, Bridget Sibthorp-Moecker, director of audience for TownNews, showed off the new and improved iQ Audience+. Our upcoming release packs in a staggering array of new features to help you market your offers and convert casual visitors into paying subscribers. Bridget showed off what’s new, shared some exciting early results from beta participants, and answered questions. Watch it now

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