- Date Released:
- November 7 2019
One of our priorities this year is to address common sources of user frustration and with Media Library search functionality appearing regularly in feedback, for 8.3.2 we've developed a new Media Search feature from the ground up. You can find out how Media Search works here.
Media Search is powered by a separate application we call Simple Search. The benefit of deploying Simple Search as a separate application is that updates are not tied to the Terminalfour release cycle.
If you're hosted with Terminalfour then our Client Support team will take care of the install as part of the upgrade process. If you're self-hosted, then you must install Simple Search separately by following this guide.
Another initiative we've kicked off is to enhance the user experience of the product. We're running regular user testing sessions to inform and validate product decisions. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our Product Manager Laura Murphy, and let us know.
So far we have a few small issues in this release to aid navigation through our Direct Edit and Media Library functionality. The changes aim to make it easier to find and insert internal links and media from the Direct Edit interface. Other changes for media involve a slight visual re-organization of the options in the Media Library to make adding media more intuitive. And finally being able to view descriptions of media variants to allow you to identify variants more easily.
Again this is just the start of our user experience initiative, there will be more in our upcoming releases.
Other issues of interest
Breadcrumb missing when creating a new section - RDSM-26230
Previously when you created a new Section, the breadcrumb to your current location was missing, this causes unnecessary confusion so we've updated to make sure you know where you are during this process. This again comes from feedback from our clients and we're happy to remove the annoyance.
Clean & Initial sync -RDSM-31124
There were some issues identified with clean and initial sync functionality in Content Syncer that are now resolved.
Reload the task scheduler - RDSM-31087
On the Task Scheduler screen, there's a new button to reload tasks. This might be useful if tasks have been paused, if there are any issues applying changes to a task or if a task has not started as expected. This used to be achieved with
SiteManager?ctfn=schedule&fnno=10 but was removed as part of our clean up operations in 8.3 as it was still in v7 style.
Media library drag and drop - RDSM-27365
We use a plugin so that you can drag and drop items into the Media Library - there were some issues with that plugin where it wasn't cleared out correctly when navigating around the Media Library. We addressed those issues here.
Media in extended user details - RDSM-20514
Some people use extended user details Content Type to house profiles. Profiles usually need an image and there was an issue where a Media File wouldn't be inserted correctly in this Content Type. It will be now.
Supported systems information
Please note that as per our supported systems page we are dropping support for the following from the next release:
- MySQL 5.6 and below
- MySQL on Windows
- MS SQL Server 2008
- Oracle 12C R1
- Windows 2008
- Windows 2012
Please note that the priorities assigned to bugs differ from those assigned to Client Support tickets:
- P1 - Major rework of product.
- P2 - Major performance change.
- P3 - Regular priority change.
- P4 - Minor change.
- Trivial - Very minor UI changes.
|Packages - html||Cannot import a package if a plain text or HTML element is mapped to a selector that uses innertext||P2||RDSM-30960|
|Authentication||Improve performance of login screen - remove the "spider" animation||P3||RDSM-25258|
|Caching||Ability to rebuild the first & second level hibernate caches without requiring a Tomcat restart||P3||RDSM-31112|
|Channels / Microsites||Oracle: Cannot select "Path conversion" on a channel when adding a new one or editing an existing one. This completely breaks preview (and I assume publish)||P3||RDSM-26178|
|CMS Search||Search doesn't return results for media within categories that a power user has read and/or write access to||P3||RDSM-25459|
|CMS Search||Error when searching media using some special characters||P3||RDSM-24235|
|CMS Search||Media Library search not operating correctly||P3||RDSM-24068|
|CMS Search||Media that has restricted read access should not appear in search results for power users||P3||RDSM-27023|
|Content Syncer||EntityExistsException pops up on Clean & Initial sync||P3||RDSM-31124|
|Content Types||File element with space in name throws Something Went Wrong on download||P3||RDSM-31348|
|Content Types||Error 500 when deleting a content type that has an element name that contains an integer||P3||RDSM-20760|
|Direct Edit||Add an option to insert media from the "Insert" menu item in TinyMCE||P3||RDSM-31280|
|Direct Edit||Direct Edit not rendering correct output for elements - CSS missing||P3||RDSM-30115|
|Direct Edit||Image added to an image element not displaying correctly||P3||RDSM-26609|
|Direct Edit||Edit content link does not work and changes URL in direct edit||P3||RDSM-26168|
|Direct Edit||Cannot double click new images to view attributes, added inline when in modal view||P3||RDSM-24956|
|Direct Edit||Error in console when you insert an image in direct edit||P3||RDSM-24868|
|Direct Edit||Changing an image on content options modal results in some elements not displaying on content options modal||P3||RDSM-24619|
|Direct Edit||Pasting in direct edit shows HTML entities and not characters||P3||RDSM-27546|
|Direct Edit||Some content not appearing in direct edit after you edit a media type layout||P3||RDSM-27506|
|Direct Edit||Add an image to html element, move cursor to the beginning of the line, it's not possible to move cursor after the image||P3||RDSM-27082|
|Form Builder||Content of text fields in forms exceeding 80 characters causes oracle exception||P3||RDSM-27828|
|Group Management||Power users cannot delete users within their group on oracle||P3||RDSM-25453|
|Hierarchy||Sometimes left hand menu doesn't respond||P3||RDSM-31058|
|Hierarchy||Improve speed of reordering sub-sections (100+ sub-sections)||P3||RDSM-30435|
|Hierarchy||Mirror button is not disabled after one click and this causes 'Something went wrong' error and Duplicate entry '' for key 'PRIMARY'||P3||RDSM-25419|
|Hierarchy||Error when tabbing into checkbox when creating a section||P3||RDSM-28841|
|Hierarchy||Cannot create a section when "mark as link section" is checked and then unchecked||P3||RDSM-28163|
|LDAP||Unable to create a context with a filter on oracle||P3||RDSM-25744|
|Mail users||Cannot create mail medium on oracle||P3||RDSM-26207|
|Media Library||Add the ability to give a variant a description||P3||RDSM-31284|
|Media Library||Group more advanced options when adding media to declutter the UI||P3||RDSM-31278|
|Media Library||Adjust media icon tooltip to 'Insert file link or image'||P3||RDSM-31273|
|Media Library||DataTables warning pops up when searching for media||P3||RDSM-31236|
|Media Library||Cancelling media edit after changing the file will result in that file overwriting the next media item you edit||P3||RDSM-30394|
|Media Library||Error when adding a media file with an unauthorised extension||P3||RDSM-23635|
|Media Library||Ability to download media from results returned by search in media library||P3||RDSM-28880|
|Media Library||Media library stuck loading, when adding a T4 media tag in a new content layout||P3||RDSM-28520|
|Media Library||Add scroll bar for media categories within media library||P3||RDSM-28456|
|Media Library||Adding media by uploading image but cancelling it and then moving a different media item, overwrites the moved media item with the image you tried to upload||P3||RDSM-27365|
|Media Library||Error unfriendly for jump error notification||P3||RDSM-26923|
|Packages - channel||Package failing to import when creating tables for new content types||P3||RDSM-30964|
|Packages - html||HTML package import fails when containing image tags to a directory that does not exist||P3||RDSM-30969|
|Packages - html||Links to sections that contain no content are not converted into section links||P3||RDSM-26616|
|Page Layout||Error notification when trying to logout while creating a page layout||P3||RDSM-25760|
|Publish||Calls to publish sections/branches from site structure aren't cleared and subsequent calls submit old tasks again||P3||RDSM-26404|
|Publish||Errors when admin and power user publish the same channels at the same time||P3||RDSM-28674|
|Publish||Publish: Remove button for queued tasks in upcoming publishes is inconsistent||P3||RDSM-27762|
|Scheduler||Add a button to reload the task scheduler||P3||RDSM-31087|
|TinyMCE||Cannot inline edit and change media attributes with double click||P3||RDSM-26311|
|TinyMCE||Adding a link to an image causes both link and image to disappear||P3||RDSM-26218|
|TinyMCE||Direct edit stuck on loading when you double click an image when you have two images and section link in same paragraph||P3||RDSM-24925|
|TinyMCE||Images are not getting saved in inline edit||P3||RDSM-24879|
|TinyMCE||Moving an image results in loss of inline styles||P3||RDSM-21003|
|TinyMCE||Adding a section / content link to an already linked image inserts additional images in direct edit||P3||RDSM-27994|
|User Management||The "Extended user details content type" cannot use media elements||P3||RDSM-20514|
|Workflow||If a workflow is applied to a media category, when media is modified and waiting to be approved it "disappears" from the media library||P3||RDSM-5081|
|CMS Search||Media library gets stuck loading when cms search is used to search for media||P4||RDSM-21128|
|CMS Search||Searching for media, more than one entry is returned for one media item||P4||RDSM-20083|
|CMS Search||When non-admin user views media from search results table, the search results table is displayed under the media||P4||RDSM-27021|
|Content||History tab, checkboxes lock on 'history' tab for content||P4||RDSM-22082|
|Content Types||Content lock modal appears on the 403 page for a locked content type||P4||RDSM-30077|
|Content Types||Error when content element name contains backslash e.g. \\||P4||RDSM-20748|
|Direct Edit||Error in console when you open direct edit||P4||RDSM-30066|
|Direct Edit||With section/content link in direct edit, link does not respond to mouse click||P4||RDSM-26554|
|Direct Edit||Error in console when adding a section / content link||P4||RDSM-26372|
|Direct Edit||Error in console when selecting a media variant||P4||RDSM-24958|
|Direct Edit||Content type table not displayed when clicking "back" after adding an image||P4||RDSM-27084|
|Hierarchy||Breadcrumb missing when creating a new section||P4||RDSM-26230|
|Media Library||Modifying media displays incorrect last modified by user||P4||RDSM-31358|
|Media Library||Wrong text is displayed for user who searches for media items||P4||RDSM-30709|
|Media Library||Error unfriendly notification, when trying to edit a media with no categories selected||P4||RDSM-26242|
|Media Library||Display media variant descriptions||P4||RDSM-21202|
|Media Library||Error on screen and in logs if media name length is exceeded on oracle installs||P4||RDSM-20726|
|Product Configuration||File extensions: no validation on the file extensions configuration page||P4||RDSM-23217|
|Publish||Error in logs and on the screen when moderator or contributor access /page/publish||P4||RDSM-20053|
|TinyMCE||Error in console when set media attribute menu is triggered||P4||RDSM-24870|
|TinyMCE||Tooltip missing for insert link in TinyMCE||Trivial||RDSM-29428|