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We are constantly improving Contensis by releasing new features, squashing bugs, and delivering fresh documentation. Here's what's been happening recently.

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Contensis 11.3.1.155

  • Update

    Contensis users

    We've updated Contensis to remove the title 'Mr' that was automatically assigned to default system users when creating a new cms.

  • Bug

    AD synchronisation

    We've fixed an issue that affected the synchronisation of active directory groups into Contensis for cms installations with multiple user groups. Prior to the fix, some groups would fail to synchronise, preventing users from logging in to the cms.  

  • Bug

    Content types & entries

    We've fixed an issue with the entry selector that limited the display to 25 entries. The selector now scrolls allowing all entries to be viewed and selected.  

  • Bug

    Entry publishing

    We've fixed an issue that occurred for a specific scenario, preventing entries from publishing. The problem arose when editing an entry and adding an image field in to a composer, but not adding an image to it.  

Contensis 11.3.1.145

  • Bug

    Active Directory

    We've fixed an issue with adding additional users to an existing synchronised AD group. Newly added users are now visible in the CMS after a re-synchronisation.

  • Bug

    CMS database re-indexing

    We've fixed an issue where the cms database re-indexing was failing. This was partly caused by database records referencing an older template version, rather than the current live version, and the number of rows in a database table. Scripts have been updated and improvements have been made to audit logging.

  • Bug

    Contensis upgrade

    We've fixed an issue that occurred when upgrading Contensis from version 8.3 to version 11.3. This failed to populate the z-projects database table correctly, resulting in incorrect project information being stored.

  • Bug

    Content types - number fields

    It is now possible to set a default value of zero for number fields.

  • Bug

    Content types and entries - boolean fields

    We've fixed an issue where incorrect default values for boolean fields were displaying. When a second or subsequent boolean field was added to a content type it would result in that field inheriting the default values from the first boolean field.

  • Bug

    Delivery API

    We've fixed an issue with the Delivery API that arose for entries containing component lists, where one or more of the added components had all fields left in an unpopulated state.

  • Bug

    Entries - dual view screen

    We've fixed an issue relating to location fields when viewed in the dual view (language translation) screen. For the originating language, the location field is now read-only.

  • Bug

    Entries - inline entry editor

    We've fixed an issue that caused the inline editor to close when a user attempted to select an image.

  • Bug

    Entries API

    We've fixed an issue relating to quote fields in content types and entries. 

    In an entry containing a quote field where the field itself was not required (but the source field was) and both fields were unpopulated, and Save and approve was clicked, the CMS would display an unspecified error - 'failed to invoke the workflow event'. This was an API related issue. 

  • Bug

    Hyperlink manager

    We've fixed an issue with managed hyperlinks containing long url's and querystrings. When editing a link changes now save as they should.

  • Bug

    Image API - Webp format fails to work in Internet Explorer

    The Webp format now works in all versions of Internet Explorer 11.

  • Bug

    Image asset date

    Complete image asset data is now returned when using query fields.

  • Bug

    Navigation XML

    We've fixed an issue relating to the publishing of the nav XML which failed to update correctly in some scenarios, resulting in the loss of information and/or availability of published web sites. 

  • Bug

    Publishing

    We've made a number of performance and stability improvements to the publishing process.

  • Bug

    Renaming files

    We've fixed an issue with renaming files to match that of an existing archived file in the same folder. The system now shows a notification / dialogue message to the user to indicate why the name couldn't be changed.

Contensis 11.3.1.120

  • Bug

    Version history

    We've fixed an issue where the version history tab would return an error in WYSIWYG content. The error occurred when viewing the history of pages which had been migrated to a new template if the previous template had been deleted. 

Contensis 11.3.1.119

  • Bug

    Authentication - login

    We've fixed an issue relating to the Remember me check box on the Contensis login screen. If ticked, the password was not saving users credentials, meaning they would have to reenter them again upon revisiting the site. 

  • Bug

    Contensis search results

    We've fixed an issue relating to the Contensis search results screen. If a user conducted a search, and results were displayed, they were unable to re-order the results by clicking on the column headings.

  • Bug

    Content types

    We've fixed an issue that related to content types containing description fields. If the description was deleted from the content type using the UI, the description field wasn't actually removed from the JSON view resulting in an error.

  • Bug

    Entry translations

    We've fixed an issue where it was possible to delete repeatable fields, when present, from a default language entry, when viewing the dual view editor screen.

  • Bug

    Image gallery

    We've fixed an issue that occurred when viewing the image gallery screen for language variations. The image gallery filtered display would show images from the default language, in addition to those for the language variation in question. This was incorrect behaviour.

  • Bug

    Images

    We've fixed an issue relating to the updating of images uploaded to Contensis, and used in entries. If an image was updated, the change would not be reflected at entry level - i.e. when editing the entry, it would still show the previous version of the image. This has now been resolved so that any change to the image, or reversion to a different version in the CMS will now be reflected in any dependent entries.  

  • Bug

    Language variations

    We've fixed an issue where it wasn't possible to copy across date range values from one language version entry to another. 

  • Bug

    Localisations

    We've fixed an issue that affected the publication of localisation changes. The process has been updated to ensure publication now works as intended.

  • Bug

    Quote fields in content types

    We've fixed an issue that occurred when a quote field was set as non-required and the source for the quote was required. This prevented an entry from being published when there was no quote added, which was incorrect behaviour. Validation for the source field now only occurs when a quote has been added.

  • Bug

    Synchronisation

    We've fixed an issue relating to the synchronisation of content for language variations. If a user added an asset e.g. image to the the master (default language) folder, the asset failed to copy to the synchronised language folder(s). This has now been remedied.

     

Contensis 11.3.1.70

  • Bug

    Forms

    Fixed an issue where the forms builder wouldn't load correctly if you didn't have a license for Populo

  • Bug

    Typed models

    Image transformations weren't being returned by the Delivery API when working with typed models

Contensis 11.3.1.67

  • Update

    Audio player web control

    A recent update in Safari caused the audio player web control to show an overlay on mobile devices, that hid the page content. We have now updated the control to prevent this.

  • Update

    Content reviews

    When editing a webpage or document it was possible to set a review date in the past. If a user attempts to do this now they will be prompted to change the date.

  • Update

    Folder homepages

    Folder administrators could create folder home pages but only system administrators could remove them. This has been changed so that folder administrators can both create and remove folder homepages in folders they manage.

  • Bug

    ADFS

    When using ADFS to login to Contensis after 5 minutes you would be logged out. This has now been resolved so you aren't logged out unless you choose to logout.

  • Bug

    Entries

    We have addressed the following issues:

    • Slugs were failing to resolve in the HTTP Delivery API when specifying a linkDepth
    • Entries were failing to unpublish with the message 'Unpublishing assets is not supported'
    • When returning to the entries list screen, filters which had been applied were not remembered
    • Previewing an entry would throw an error if the preview URL didn't contain ?id={GUID}
    • If you had more than one taxonomy repeatable field in a component then an entry would fail to save
  • Bug

    Hyperlink management

    The hyperlink management project setting (ManagedLinks_DeleteUnusedLinks) was not deleting all unused managed hyperlinks. It has now been updated to do this.

  • Bug

    Images (in content types and entries)

    • When creating a content type, if you enable image uploading but don't specify an upload path you will now be notified when saving.
    • When creating a content type, if you set an upload path it was not possible to unset it. You can now remove the folder path.
    • Images failed to display in the image gallery when editing a language variation of an entry. This was happening when no images existed in the additional language. Regardless of this images now show correctly.
    • When an entry was in read-only mode, it still looked like you could drag in images. The drag overlay has now been disabled in read-only.
  • Bug

    Popup positioning

    If you opened Contensis in Firefox on a second monitor, popups would appear on your primary screen. They now open on the same screen as the main application.

  • Bug

    Search text

    When storing search text from PDF's there were cases where the content was being encoded incorrectly. This would result in some characters, such as copyright symbols, being stored as an unrecognised diamond symbol. This has now been rectified.

Contensis 11.3.1.42

  • Bug

    Contensis installer

    When installing Contensis we now set-up the IIS site for you if it doesn't already exist. This was causing issues if you had a preexisting site called Contensis with an uppercase C. We have now updated this so regardless of what your existing site is called the installer will run successfully.

  • Bug

    Folder synchronisation

    When setting up a modifiable synchronisation, the root folder created as part of the sync wasn't copying over the folder properties permissions. The root folder now copies the folder properties permissions from the master folder, this is in line with the content type and template permissions which are already copied.

  • Bug

    Forms

    • If you added blank values to a dropdown field and saved a form, they would disappear from the forms builder so you couldn't subsequently remove them. This meant you could end up with multiple blank values on your live site. We now show the blank values in the forms builder so they can be removed.
    • When trying to access a forms attachment when not logged into the CMS you would get an error. You are now prompted for a username and password and if entered correctly the download will begin. 
  • Bug

    Image editor

    When opening images larger than the viewport in the image editor within an entry, you could end up with a vertical scroll bar present. This has now been fixed so you never see scrollbars when in the image editor.

  • Bug

    WYSIWYG editor

    If you selected an image in the WYSIWYG editor and tried to drag it within the placeholder to a new location, the image would disappear. This has now been fixed so an image can be dragged anywhere within a placeholder.

Contensis 11.3

  • New Feature

    Entry version history

    You can now view, compare, and reinstate versions of an entry. Version history is accessible via the more actions menu in the entry editor.

  • New Feature

    Image API

    The new Image API provides an easier way to manage images for use on any platform or screen size. Now you can serve images that really meet the needs of the a users device, saving them time and bandwidth downloading files that are bigger than necessary.

    View the API documentation

  • New Feature

    Image cropping

    Images can now be cropped to a predefined size set by the new image dimensions property. Or a custom crop can be applied where more flexibility is required in content such as blog posts or news articles.

  • New Feature

    Image dimensions

    Its now possible to specify the dimensions of an image field in entries ensuring that the images selected by your authors meet the requirements of your content and design. When image dimensions are set on a field in your content type the image gallery will only return images that meet those requirements too.

  • New Feature

    Inline upload of images and assets

    You can now upload images and assets inline when creating entries, this saves you time and helps keep you in the flow of creating your content. To enable image and asset uploading you’ll need to enable the upload on the field in the content type builder.

    Images/assets can be:

    • Browsed for using your local file explorer
    • Dragged and dropped to the field from your computer
    • Dragged and dropped from the project explorer
  • New Feature

    System audits

    You can now see audited lists of actions in the Management console. The following audits are reported:

    • Users
    • Groups
    • Global Settings
    • Taxonomy
    • System
  • Update

    .NET Delivery API

    Get alt text from an image field.

  • Update

    .NET Management API

    Alt text can now be specified against an image field.

  • Update

    Alt text

    We now support alt text on image fields. This is especially important now we've introduced image cropping as the original alt text may no longer be relevant to any crop that has been applied. Alt text is an optional property on the image field and can easily be toggled on and off. You can set alt text to be required ensuring that your images are always accessible.

  • Update

    Entry selection

    Its now possible to include the same entry multiple times on an entry field. This is helpful when creating step by step guides where the same content may be used in multiple steps.

  • Update

    Forms module - automatic form post deletion

    We've introduced a form setting to forms that provides a way to automatically delete form posts after a set number of days. This helps to ensure you are not holding form data longer than necessary. These settings are audited and are visible in the audit screen for each form.

     

  • Update

    Forms module - bulk delete form posts

    You can now carry out bulk deletion of form posts in the form search results table.

  • Update

    HTTP Delivery API

    Get alt text from an image field.

  • Update

    HTTP Management API

    Alt text can now be specified against an image field.

  • Update

    Image captions

    Image captions are now optional and can easily be toggled on and off.

  • Update

    Information panel - Node GUID

    You can now view the Node GUID in the information panel launched from the Project explorer.

  • Update

    User interface changes

    • Icons across content types and entries have been updated to use SVGs. They should look a lot sharper on both retina and non retina displays.
    • Toggle buttons have been improved, you can now click on the label as well as anywhere on the toggle.
    • You can now open entries in a new browser tab by right clicking and selecting from the browser context menu, or scroll clicking on the entry edit buttons.