- Date Released:
- February 7 2020
In our continued effort to improve the product's usability, we've made some more adjustments in the area of Direct Edit and Media Library. These changes are the direct result of user testing and feedback sessions. If you are interested in getting involved in future sessions please contact our Product Manager Laura Murphy, and let us know. These usability improvements will be an ongoing process.
The changes made specifically for this release were:
- Direct Edit now has a walkthrough/introduction to give a first-time user a view on the main features of editing through the Direct Edit interface. This guides the user once they enter Direct Edit
- We got feedback to say the positioning of the WYSIWYG toolbar wasn't working well - it used to be always at the top of the screen. With these changes, it becomes sticky to the movements of the user to make it more obvious. We also changed where the content block options are so they don't overlap with the WYSIWYG as that was causing frustrations.
- Small coloring changes were introduced such as the contrast in the Direct Edit admin interface to help with navigation
(RDSM-31277). Highlighting text in Direct Edit should be much more obvious now with a blue tone over the highlighted area.
- We've reviewed and made a few changes to the flow of cropping images and variant creation. The save button is more obvious so as not to confuse it with the overall media save, the crop tool is initiated once you get in there so it's easier to proceed with your task. We've also made wording changes, label changes and adjusted placement to improve the experience of creating variants.
- Sticking with variants we've made it much easier to see whether your items have variants already and how many variants exist. They'll show up in the listing now
- Lots of people don't know that you can use the description field in our media item in order to populate the alt tag of your images. We added a small bit of extra information in our labels to make sure people don't miss that useful opportunity.
Stripe version updated to 16.1.0
Did you know our Form Builder can accept credit card payments through Stripe?
We've updated the interface for this and updated our integration to version 16.1.0 of the Stripe API. This means we are ready for Strong Customer Authentication enforcement. In order to make use of the new API, you'll need a publishable key from your Stripe dashboard. 8.3.3 allows you to add a Stripe publishable key in the payment gateway interface so you can use the new API. If you are on older versions (pre 8.3.3) and wish to use the Stripe please contact Client Support to make the relevant updates.
In Form Bank on the published forms, you'll notice changes to the credit card field. We now require less information than previously such as a full address, the interaction is much more compact now. The field itself automatically adapts to the credit card information as it's typed in. For example, US credit cards have a zip code field whereas for a UK card a postcode field will appear.
We started a project to review and ensure the language and wording within the product are consistent, accurate and meaningful. This release includes over 100 minor text changes to start to make that goal a reality.
Ability to disable Programmable Layouts
This release sees the introduction of a configuration option to turn off Programmable Layouts. This has been put in place from an administrator's perspective to help with debugging issues that potentially have been caused by your programmable layout scripts. It will turn off all Programmable Layouts in your application so it should be used with caution.
Mirrored content deletion in Direct Edit - RDSM-31571
The experience of deleting mirrored content in inline edit mode in Direct Edit was different to that of the normal interface. In the normal interface when you try to delete content that is mirrored you get the option to just remove the content from this Section or to make it inactive. The same thing now happens in inline edit mode in Direct Edit as a result of the changes in this release.
Remember/retain Media Library category location after actions - RDSM-30478
This is an issue that caused much frustration among users so we're delighted to get it cleared up. Navigation in the Media Library frequently left you at the root category rather than the category you were just in. That should behave much better now with the changes we've made here.
Section link is not showing up in preview until content is saved - RDSM-29253
This is another issue that has caused unnecessary confusion for many clients in the past. Before this fix when you create new a Content Item that has a Section/Content Item link in it the preview wouldn't show up correctly for the link until the Content Item was saved. We've changed this now so the preview should the correct regardless of whether the Content Item has previously been saved or not.
Content Syncer - the ability to map publish date, expiry date and review date RDSM-24158
The ability in External Content Syncer to map the publish date, review date and expiry date from the external source existed in version 7.4 but was never ported to version 8. We've got that back up and working again now so you map these properties in the same way as mapping your external data to content elements.
Drop Support / End of Life functionality
As part of our streamlining goals, we're removing functionality that is no longer in use or useful to our users. This allows development flow to be cleaner and helps us improve the overall health of the application. A number of features are reaching end-of-life with this release. Please see our technical roadmap for ongoing details.
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.
|Channels / Microsites||Ability to have a blank file part separator||P3||RDSM-31433|
|Content||Error saving content if a content element contains a # sign||P3||RDSM-24716|
|Content||File element returns wrong file if the file name is the same||P3||RDSM-22995|
|Content||Content locks should only be unlocked by the locking user||P3||RDSM-23103|
|Content||Image/file element ending with space is causing problems with downloading a file||P3||RDSM-31425|
|Content||Bulk duplicate content, when you middle click your mouse, you become locked||P3||RDSM-22731|
|Content Comparison||Compare selected history, checkboxes are disabled after the first time the user compares selected||P3||RDSM-20270|
|Content Syncer||Sync fails (XML JDBC Driver)||P3||RDSM-31548|
|Content Syncer||Unable to map publish date, review date and expiry date||P3||RDSM-24158|
|Content Types||Cannot create a content type if an existing content type has been created with the same letters e.g. <test> and </test>||P3||RDSM-22141|
|Content Types||Section/content link label & icon don't change when editing the link from a content to a section link||P3||RDSM-27810|
|Direct Edit||Make the direct edit admin interface (the left hand vertical menu) more obvious||P3||RDSM-31277|
|Direct Edit||Move the WYSIWYG toolbar closer to the content being edited||P3||RDSM-31283|
|Direct Edit||Improve the colour used when editing content in tinyMCE inline - match the colour of tools like Word and use a blue highlight||P3||RDSM-31282|
|Direct Edit||Inserting links in Direct edit tinyMCE editor - make the different link types clearer||P3||RDSM-31281|
|Direct Edit||Publish now option should not be available in direct edit||P3||RDSM-18604|
|Form Builder||Payment gateway configuration, add the new option for the Stripe publishable key||P3||RDSM-31562|
|Hierarchy||Deleting a section, the warning that there is a piece of content linking to the section should not appear for deleted content||P3||RDSM-24764|
|Hierarchy||Menu is not useable if you click many times on the same dropdown||P3||RDSM-31166|
|Languages||Error 500 language code entry is not validated; special characters||P3||RDSM-26211|
|LDAP||When LDAP is not configured correctly the error in the LDAP import is null||P3||RDSM-23549|
|Localization||Product terminology - use "child category" instead of sub-category and sub category||P3||RDSM-29920|
|Localization||Product terminology - use "child section" instead of subsection and sub-section||P3||RDSM-29921|
|Localization||Updates to in-product text, placeholders, tooltips, messages etc.||P3||RDSM-31706|
|Localization||Channel config Site root tooltip inaccurate||P3||RDSM-29001|
|Localization||Language file text - subheaders should start with a lowercase letter||P3||RDSM-24801|
|Localization||Product terminology - use "application" rather than "system"||P3||RDSM-24802|
|Localization||Improve notification messages for assets to make consistent and avoid repetition||P3||RDSM-29929|
|Media Library||Prevent users from inadvertently saving media when they mean to save a variant||P3||RDSM-31276|
|Media Library||Make selecting an image in the media list view more obvious||P3||RDSM-31274|
|Media Library||Improve the usability of cropping images||P3||RDSM-31286|
|Media Library||Provide a help walkthrough for direct edit to explain how to use||P3||RDSM-31285|
|Media Library||Change the "description" label when adding media items to make it clear that it can be used for "alt" text on images||P3||RDSM-31275|
|Media Library||Make it obvious when media library items have variants (new icon)||P3||RDSM-31288|
|Media Library||Media "name" max length states 250 in UI but is actually 80||P3||RDSM-24785|
|Media Library||* Remember / retain media library category location after actions||P3||RDSM-30478|
|Metadata||Mapping metadata to SectionMetaDescription publishes metadata 4 times||P3||RDSM-20710|
|Navigation||Related content nav does not publish pending content if there is no previously approved version||P3||RDSM-29432|
|Navigation||Keyword search content: view in preview option prevents content from being shown||P3||RDSM-22231|
|Packages - channel||Moderator/Power user cannot import a media archive package if doesn't have edit rights to category||P3||RDSM-25863|
|Preview||Section link is not showing up in preview until content is saved||P3||RDSM-29253|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for MS SQL Server 2008 and 2012 database - PM-2194||P3||RDSM-31686|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for MySQL 5.6 and below - PM-2951||P3||RDSM-31683|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for MySQL on Windows - PM-2989||P3||RDSM-31681|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for Windows 2008 - PM-2239||P3||RDSM-31685|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for Windows 2012 - PM-2947||P3||RDSM-31684|
|Product Configuration||Drop support for Oracle 12C R1 - PM-2984||P3||RDSM-31682|
|Product Configuration||EOL Notification: Remove old V7 handlers: Maintenance ctfn=maintenance, Memory Usage ctfn=mem, Open Connection ctfn=ocs, Skin configuration||P3||RDSM-31689|
|Product Configuration||EOL notification: Remove the URL redirect generator functionality from the system||P3||RDSM-24934|
|Programmable Layouts||Ability to disable programmable layouts||P3||RDSM-31083|
|Publish||Command line publish not working correctly after upgrade||P3||RDSM-16294|
|TinyMCE||Anchor tag icon is not visible when inserted into TinyMCE||P3||RDSM-24701|
|Audit Trail / Error Reports||No results found for the "Delete section (mark inactive)" action||P4||RDSM-29220|
|Authentication||Login page messages don't display correctly on small browsers||P4||RDSM-17831|
|CMS Search||Search displays media file to which contributor does not have access||P4||RDSM-25426|
|Content||Move content modal (for orphaned content) header and button text are incorrect||P4||RDSM-21586|
|Content||Recycle content, notifications on purging sections/content should be user friendly||P4||RDSM-24102|
|Content Types||Error message when renaming a content type including a string with (1);||P4||RDSM-25495|
|Content Types||Error 500 appears in oracle instead of element too big validation||P4||RDSM-21395|
|Content Types||Error in console when you create/edit content type||P4||RDSM-30088|
|Direct Edit||Unable to remove mirrored content from a section without deleting the content||P4||RDSM-31571|
|Form Builder||Validation issue on credit card fields - specific field to be indicated & message to be improved||P4||RDSM-25786|
|Group Management||Incorrect warning message when updating existing group after removing all group members||P4||RDSM-22233|
|Localization||Change warning text when deleting section that is linked to||P4||RDSM-21463|
|Media Library||Edit newly created category doesn't show tabs (firefox / chrome) on MSSQL||P4||RDSM-22226|
|Media Library||Error in log when css file is added to media library||P4||RDSM-22124|
|Media Library||Error unfriendly when you enter a number from 1-36 in the jump field||P4||RDSM-24287|
|Media Library||Media name not parsed correctly||P4||RDSM-21067|
|Media Library||Error unfriendly notification, when you create new media type||P4||RDSM-24590|
|Navigation||Incorrect error displayed when power user tries to save primary group as blank||P4||RDSM-23846|
|Navigation||Top Stories tooltips are incorrect / inaccurate||P4||RDSM-28729|
|Navigation||Keyword search content: update the tooltip for "sort the results by a date element"||P4||RDSM-21114|
|Navigation||Keyword search content: tooltips are missing for some fields||P4||RDSM-23560|
|Product Configuration||Error on screen when you enter a large number for the max upload size||P4||RDSM-22821|
|Product Configuration||It is not clear what the clustering configuration page does||P4||RDSM-28400|
|Product Configuration||Advanced under system settings - tooltips and placeholders||P4||RDSM-28323|
|Product Configuration||Incorrect notification when updating medium on users and workflow page||P4||RDSM-28429|
|User Management||"Assign channels for this power user" appears on a moderator edit page||P4||RDSM-28548|
|User Management||Improve message about password length||P4||RDSM-28970|
|Workflow||Error unfriendly when user tries to create a workflow step without configuring a user||P4||RDSM-24548|
|Broken Links Report||Typo on 1st page of broken links report||Trivial||RDSM-28488|
|Content||Message title 'Content is a link target' is not user friendly||Trivial||RDSM-23564|
|Content Approval||Tooltip is missing for 'enable selective approval for'||Trivial||RDSM-24858|
|Content Types||Incorrect error message displays when editing content type and setting an element name to be blank||Trivial||RDSM-25366|
|Direct Edit||Bullet point / number does not work when you select to remove all formatting||Trivial||RDSM-24942|
|Hierarchy||When you select 'Full screen' on the site structure, the tool tip should say 'Exit Full screen' to go back||Trivial||RDSM-24104|
|Hierarchy||Duplicating a branch, tooltip for content options is insufficient||Trivial||RDSM-26199|
|Licensing||Improve the message about an invalid license||Trivial||RDSM-24117|
|Localization||Page layout / content types: generate t4 tag (misc tab) has reference to 'Site Manager'||Trivial||RDSM-23695|
|Localization||Typo in tooltip on advanced configuration page||Trivial||RDSM-28273|
|Navigation||Validation warning for primary group is not removed after selecting value||Trivial||RDSM-23374|
|Preview||Couldn't find class for : com.terminalfour pops up in Tomcat log every time when you preview content with any image||Trivial||RDSM-21903|
|Product Configuration||Gritter on advanced configuration page contains one line while on other pages there are two lines||Trivial||RDSM-28458|
|Publish||Tooltip for ''Publish now' minimum user level' needs to be changed||Trivial||RDSM-23773|
|Publish Reports||"Contents" heading should read "Content"||Trivial||RDSM-21319|
|Scheduler||Incorrect placeholder for URLRedirect generator||Trivial||RDSM-25518|