In this major version of BLOX Core software, we are adding a new feature which allows "super" batch processing, new management capability for robots.txt, and increasing version history for TotalCMS "Cloud" sites. In addition, we are no longer allowing creating of some asset types (Flash, PDF, Zip and YouTube) which have been replaced by other group asset types (File and Video).

NEW FEATURES

  • Background batch processing, where 25 or more assets can be modified, is now available via a new "batch edit" panel in the BLOX CMS Editorial admin. Learn more. (TNCMS-6416)
  • The BLOX Go interface has been updated to use a new built-in framework of UI components. There should be no major changes at this time, however, this allows our developers to create faster interfaces on the BLOX Go platform in the future. (TNCMS-6436)
  • Revision history has been increased to 50 for sites using TotalCMS "cloud" software. (TNCMS-6517)
  • Management of the robots.txt file has been significantly updated in order to protect sites from accidental misconfigurations, and to allow greater flexibility which will help with SEO for most sites. Learn more. (TNCMS-532738)

CHANGES

  • The "source application" field under the "Other" tab on Editorial assets will now be a read-only text field. It is no longer necessary for admin users to change an asset's source application. (TNCMS-4760)
  • The "AP" flag will no longer disallow BLOX-to-BLOX syndication. Instead, an automatic DRM rule will be employed. (TNCMS-5361)
  • We are removing the "screen name" settings panel and creating a global configuration for all sites including:
    • Trim outside whitespace
    • Collapse inside whitespace to single spaces
    • Allow any UTF-8 character except what is disallowed below
    • Disallow all non-printable UTF-8 characters
    • Normalize out homoglyphs to prevent impersonation (TNCMS-6060)
  • BLOX Notifier automatic notifications will only apply to assets created by the editorial application (editorial assets created by eEdition or the Business Directory are not eligible). (TNCMS-6548)
  • The following asset types are now deprecated and can no longer be created:
    • Flash (replaced by File)
    • PDF (replaced by File)
    • YouTube (replaced by Video)
    • ZIP (replaced by File) (TNCMS-6616)
  • The related asset grid's row number column (shown in collection assets) has been widened slightly to accommodate the default font in some browsers. (TNCMS-6619)
  • The editorial admin search grid displays an inline preview image for assets that possess their own preview or have a qualifying child with a preview, mirroring the behavior for such previews being presented on the front-end. This has now been modified to show preview assets even if they are not available for publishing (i.e. the start time has not been met or they are set to 'no publish'). (TNCMS-6622)
  • When viewing the "log" panel in BLOX Notifier, error messages will now have more information about which target failed. (TNCMS-6627)
  • BLOX Syndication will now only import child assets that are not yet available on the destination site. Not importing the same files over and over will be much more efficient. (TNCMS-6634)
  • The "disabled" icon has been changed from black to red in order to help designate assets that are blocked due to publish rules or other situations. This has been changed in all cases where the "disabled" icon is used. (TNCMS-6642)
  • The "homepage" link has been removed from front-end templates and will now be removed from the back-end administration software. (TNCMS-6643)
  • "Google+" and "Flickr" were removed from front-end templates some time ago, and they are now being removed from back-end software as well. (TNCMS-6644)
  • The BLOX Photo Sales "automatic" logic has now been updated to disable photo sales on images that have an "advertorial" flag, a "sponsored" flag or a "wire" flag. (TNCMS-6659)

BUG FIXES

  • We are adding the "playsinline" parameter to standard BLOX CMS video tags. This will help fix some issues related to iOS full-screen video rendering. (TNCMS-6484)
  • There is now a new column in the BLOX Notifier admin panel called "type." This column should only contain 'manual' or 'auto' as a label, based on the creation/edit type of the notification. Messages that were created via auto-publish rules should have 'auto' label, whereas manual messages will say 'manual.' If you edit an automatic message before it is sent it will become 'manual.' Auto-publish rules should never create a notification if there is already a notification for that asset. (TNCMS-6519)
  • Searches in the site tag manager will no longer produce an error when there are no results. (TNCMS-6549)
  • The "publish immediately" option was not working properly with the "post-by-email" option. This has now been fixed. (TNCMS-6550)
  • Adding multiple inline assets to an article's content one at a time was resulting in the inline presentation mode being unselectable for all but the most recent add until the article was saved. This has now been fixed. (TNCMS-6558)
  • An issue has been fixed relating to the ability to export user accounts to a CSV file from the Community -> User Accounts area. (TNCMS-6580)
  • When importing assets via syndication, accessing those assets immediately results in an error that says, "No such resource with UUID". This has been fixed. (TNCMS-6592)
  • In the search results of Upsell Manager, the editorial icon was not being displayed as the flat icon. This has been fixed. (TNCMS-6603)
  • The author select in "Search Terms" in Editorial has a dropdown arrow where there should be an X. This is also fixed in the "Assigned user" in the "Create new assignment" panel in Pagetracker. (TNCMS-6623)
  • The site switch button's default icon will now correctly display when the current site does not have a bookmark icon set. (TNCMS-6624)
  • An issue with BLOX Notifier related to time zones has been fixed. (TNCMS-6631)
  • We have fixed some edge cases that caused BLOX Notifier to try to send tweets that were too long. This has been fixed. (TNCMS-6633)