- Date Released:
- February 15 2021
We received feedback about Workflow issues with multi-lingual Content Items, errors around rejection steps, and email functionality taking longer than it should. This release has over 20 fixes in place around the workflow functionality which should hopefully make things run smoother there.
A couple of highlights:
Approving Content Items in a Section Workflow configured to notify step moderators could be very slow. We've improved this by changing how those emails are queued and sent.
Previously if you modified and saved a Content Item where the reject settings were set to "Do nothing" and it had been already rejected in a Workflow, the Content Item did not re-enter or show up in the Workflow. That's fixed up now.
There were problems with rejecting independent Media Items that entered a Workflow. This has been resolved now.
Moving mirrored sections - RDSM-25970
As always we're still finding performance gains with each release. For this release our performance piece was around the time it takes to move a Mirrored Section. At a large scale (e.g. over 7000 Child Sections) this was very slow. With this update, the same action takes about 30% of the previous time, a welcome improvement.
Fixes of note
Accessibility and anchor tags - RDSM-31347
We made some adjustments to the meta_anchor T4 Tag with this release. Previously that tag would output an
<a> tag like this:
From an accessibility perspective, this isn't great – it's not a link and it's not going anywhere – so we changed it from an
<a> tag to a
<span>. The linking functionality will work the same but the markup is better.
Duplicating/mirroring/moving content to a Section, content ordering is lost - RDSM-28606
As part of this release, we took a look at what is happening with ordering when content is mirrored/moved/duplicated. There were a few idiosyncrasies that we have ironed out now. For a view on the expected functionality see the new documentation.
Translating a List into another language - RDSM-26130
When you tried to translate a List you could end up on a blank screen. We had a workaround but it wasn't user-friendly, so we've fixed the problem and you should be able to translate lists again.
Group names over 40 characters - RDSM-32481
Up until now, Group names had to be under 40 characters. Now that's configurable from the database if it needs to be longer.
Content Syncer and extended user content type - RDSM-32242
We spotted a problem where the Content Syncer functionality was being blocked if the system had an extended user Content Type set. That's been fixed up now.
Inactive Content Items that are made pending publish - RDSM-14098
This is an issue that's worth keeping an eye out for as it's been around for a while and may change current publish behavior on some older pages (albeit incorrect behavior). In this scenario, we've seen that content that was made inactive, then updated to be pending (not approved) could be published. We've put a fix in so in this situation only approved content will be published.
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.
|Authentication||Connections to SAML metadata require TLS 1.0 or lower. Current protocols are not supported.||P3||RDSM-29373|
|Brokers||ExcelToHTMLBroker can have CachedContent for other sections in the list of CachedContent for the current section||P3||RDSM-31240|
|CDN / PXL||Pixel filter id should be displayed in the url||P3||RDSM-32134|
|Content||Duplicating approved content sets the new content as approved||P3||RDSM-31437|
|Content||Duplicating inactive content creates a piece of content with version 1.0||P3||RDSM-31308|
|Content||Bulk mirroring content does not retain content order in section||P3||RDSM-29645|
|Content||Cluster cache not updated when bulk approving content or purging content||P3||RDSM-29611|
|Content||Duplicating/mirroring/moving content to a section, content ordering is lost||P3||RDSM-28606|
|Content Approval||Approval queue shows content user should not have access to if user is a step approver||P3||RDSM-31403|
|Content Approval||Unable to approve content if there are duplicate entries in the workflow_content table||P3||RDSM-31305|
|Content Approval||Rejecting content in a workflow fails when the step is set to alert the content owner and the content owner is not set||P3||RDSM-31271|
|Content Approval||Update task required to change reject_step column from step sequence to step id||P3||RDSM-31260|
|Content Approval||Inactive content that is made pending is published||P3||RDSM-14098|
|Content Syncer||Content syncer does not work if extended user content type is set||P3||RDSM-32242|
|Database||Validation for group name not taken from database||P3||RDSM-32481|
|Form Builder||Submission is not downloaded for a form if two dropdown fields are used||P3||RDSM-32474|
|Form Builder||Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'startsWith' of undefined pops up on form submission||P3||RDSM-32463|
|Form Builder||Submission imports keeps creating lists on subsequent failed submissions||P3||RDSM-32457|
|Form Builder||Change of the from email address in the email header to the reply-to email address||P3||RDSM-32351|
|Form Builder||Next button has to be double clicked in Formbuilder to actually move forward||P3||RDSM-32342|
|Form Builder||When forms with the same name exist it causes issues with submitting the form and downloading them||P3||RDSM-31815|
|Form Builder||If a form is with long name and there's another form with similar name, submissions won't be downloaded||P3||RDSM-31399|
|Form Builder||If a text field is with a long name, submission won't be downloaded due to data too long error in logs||P3||RDSM-31398|
|Form Builder||Paragraphs, headings and line breaks are counted as map-able fields and as a result may trigger a warning saying a form has unmapped fields||P3||RDSM-29744|
|Form Builder||Modifying a form that has a large name (50 characters) prevents new submissions from being downloaded||P3||RDSM-29330|
|Form Builder||Submission report filter is not working correctly||P3||RDSM-26329|
|Hierarchy||Performance of mirrored sections, takes too long to move a mirrored section||P3||RDSM-25970|
|Languages||Its not possible to translate a list into another language||P3||RDSM-26130|
|Media Library||Pressing enter in the media name or description field causes the browser to hang||P3||RDSM-32210|
|Metadata||The markup published by the META Anchor tag is inaccessible 2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)||P3||RDSM-31347|
|Navigation||New Link sections need cache to be rebuilt in order to show up in link menu||P3||RDSM-32447|
|Navigation||Publish to one file processor should try to get a new connection if the current one has timed out||P3||RDSM-30560|
|Navigation||Navigation page does not load when there is a reference to a group ID that does not exist in the group_assets table||P3||RDSM-28102|
|Preview||Previewing of content with consecutive 'Ä°' (I with Dot Above) along with any html tag break with 500||P3||RDSM-32240|
|Publish||Merging branch and section publish types publishes more than intended||P3||RDSM-31173|
|Scheduler||Schedule publish tasks for microsites not running after merge||P3||RDSM-32414|
|User Management||Web API: Power users have Admin permissions||P3||RDSM-32397|
|Workflow||Rejected content is set to Approved if 'X number of moderators' is a negative value||P3||RDSM-31755|
|Workflow||Non Admin users cannot approve content in second step of workflow||P3||RDSM-31725|
|Workflow||Content reenters workflow but is not visible to step moderators on the Approval page||P3||RDSM-31723|
|Workflow||Error is thrown when trying to reject a content without any workflow||P3||RDSM-31714|
|Workflow||Workflows don't work for multilingual content||P3||RDSM-31353|
|Workflow||User doesn't see workflow on approval page after upgrade from v7 to v8+||P3||RDSM-31322|
|Workflow||Content can be modified by users not part of a workflow step||P3||RDSM-31307|
|Workflow||Error is thrown when trying to reject a media item||P3||RDSM-31306|
|Workflow||Content can be approved through all steps of a workflow (incorrectly) after upgrading||P3||RDSM-31303|
|Workflow||Content that was rejected when reject is set to "Do nothing" in a workflow, does not re-enter the workflow when the content is saved as pending||P3||RDSM-31244|
|Workflow||Emails are sent one at a time, per user, per content item, when duplicating content in a workflow in v8 - was Bcc-ed in v7, this leads to a performance issue||P3||RDSM-31221|
|Workflow||Reject "Do nothing" does not work as intended||P3||RDSM-31217|
|Workflow||Reject to workflow does not work as intended||P3||RDSM-31214|
|Workflow||Reject to step does not work as intended||P3||RDSM-31181|
|Workflow||Approving content where a workflow is configured to notify step moderators takes a long time to approve||P3||RDSM-29134|
|Workflow||Creating content in a section that has a workflow assigned, that is configured to notify step moderators, takes a long time to save||P3||RDSM-29133|
|Form Builder||Breadcrumb is broken for Forms & Transactions||P4||RDSM-32213|
|Media Library||Some thumbnails have a pink background colour||P4||RDSM-20044|
|Some Component||Cross-site scripting Vulnerability detected in recent scan||P4||RDSM-31817|
|Workflow||Error in logs when power user rejects content from approval queue||P4||RDSM-23916|