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What's new in Contensis

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 11.2.1.45

  • Update

    Classifieds

    We have updated the validation for the price field in classifieds to include pound symbols.

  • Update

    Saving content

    We have improved the performance of saving content when you have a large number of pages.

  • Bug

    ADFS

    When logging into a published website using ADFS credentials, the Save password checkbox was not keeping the user logged in.This has now been fixed.

  • Bug

    Editing deep link

    When using a deep link to edit pages it was possible for non-admin users to force check in a page, this has been changed so that only folder admins can do this.

  • Bug

    Login control

    An issue with malformed return URLs occurring on direct rather than redirect navigation to login pages has been fixed.

Contensis 11.2.1.36

  • Update

    Entries

    When selecting linked entries within the entry editor there was no indication if the entry you had chosen was published, this has now been added to the listing.

  • Bug

    Hyperlinks

    We have fixed an issue where changing the URL of a hyperlink content type would not reflect in menus on a published site. Prior to this fix, menus would only update when a subsequent page or document was published.

Contensis 11.2.1.30

  • Bug

    ADFS login

    • Fixed an issue where logging into a published website using AD FS would append additional question marks in the query string. This would result in the page not loading.
    • Fixed an issue where logging in via AD FS as a new user could cause high CPU load if you have a large number of groups in Contensis.
  • Bug

    Animated GIFs

    There was an issue where certain animated GIFs rendered through the cached image handler would cause a site to go to 100% CPU usage. This has now been fixed so they render a blank image in a situation where there is a problem.

  • Bug

    Contensis user interface

    Fixed the following issues in the Contensis UI

    • When closing the QA panel in the editor the menu bar would disappear
    • When editing a form in Chrome after making the first amend the screen formatting goes wrong and you can't save your changes
    • In IE11 the dashboard and source code editors were failing to load
  • Bug

    Entries

    Fixed an issue where you couldn't filter entries by content type in the listing unless you were an administrator.

  • Bug

    Razor view caching

    Fixed an issue where previewing a Razor view from Contensis would not always show the changes immediately.

  • Bug

    Send to a friend

    The reCAPTCHA functionality has been updated to use version 2 of the Google reCAPTCHA API as version 1 has been phased out.

Contensis 11.2.1.24

  • Update

    Error logs

    We've reduced some unnecessary noise produced by temporary SQL logging in the log viewer.

  • Bug

    Components - default values

    We've fixed an issue where the default values that were defined in a component were not being displayed in the entry editor.

  • Bug

    Dual view / track changes

    We've fixed an issue that prevented the use of dual view and track changes when an inline SVG was being used in a page.

  • Bug

    Entry display

    We've fixed an issue where there was potential for entries not to display on a front end site when a settings file was not being published correctly.

  • Bug

    Propertied razor view - entry picker

    We've fixed an issue where all entries were being returned to the entry picker in propertied razor views rather than adhering to the content type specified in the configuration.

  • Bug

    Publishing

    We have fixed an issue where publishing would be slow in certain instances due to a recently introduced parser change.

  • Bug

    System maintenance

    We've resolved an issue where the system maintenance scan would fail to complete on a nightly basis when the audit trail had significant volumes of data.

Contensis 11.2

  • New Feature

    Automatic slug generation

    We now generate a unique slug name for your entries by automatically sanitising the entry title. You can switch on the slug editor from the title field properties in the content type builder. You won't need to rely on authors to sanitise page titles now.

  • New Feature

    Code compare

    We've introduced the ability to compare your code to previous versions in the code editor using the Monaco diff editor. This new feature will allow you to see the changes that have been made between versions and help you to correct any issues that you may find.

  • New Feature

    Entry descriptions

    We've added support for a description field in your content type. The description field provides a way to distinguish similar entries in the interface by showing it when available. The description is available in the Delivery API as a first class property and it's a great way to provide standard descriptions for SEO, and any listings you may create.

  • New Feature

    External hyperlink indexing

    We now index external hyperlinks created with the hyperlink content type into Elastic making them available through the Delivery API.

  • New Feature

    Inline entries

    You can now create and edit entries inline while editing an entry of another type. This makes it easier than ever to have your content broken into smaller parts without affecting the authoring experience.

    Create a new author when adding a new blog or add a new module to a course without ever leaving the entry editor.

  • Update

    Accessibility improvements

    • We've made navigating between areas of content types and entries easier with screen reader rotor controls by introducing ARIA landmarks to key areas of the Contensis interface.
    • Form labels have been improved and further ARIA attributes added to some Contensis components, so form elements are now read more clearly by screen readers.
  • Update

    Auto suggest search boxes

    Auto suggestion search boxes have been updated to provide better keyboard support and consistency across screens.

  • Update

    CMD-S to save in WYSIWYG/code editor

    You can now use CMD-S keyboard shortcut on a Mac to save changes in the WYSIWYG and code editor.

  • Update

    Composer field order

    It's now possible to reorder fields in a composer editor when editing or creating a content type.

  • Update

    Convert fields between single and multiple selection

    We’ve updated the content type builder so that fields can now be switched between single and multiple selection and vice versa. Field values are preserved until you make changes to an entry and save. We'll keep the first value in the array.

    e.g. You'll lose all the images of a multi selection image field except the first image displayed, if you change the image field selection to single, and save the entry with a change.

  • Update

    Copy an entry

    You can now copy an existing entry via the actions menu in the entry editor. 

  • Update

    Create richer relationships

    You can now assign multiple content types to an entry field allowing you to create rich relationships. Alternatively add them to a component to create landing page spotlights, heroes or any front end pattern you may need.

  • Update

    Delivery API - search

    We've improved the performance of entry searching through the Delivery API. This has also improved the search experience in Contensis.

  • Update

    Email link in information panel

    We've added the content owner's email address as a link in the entry information panel.

  • Update

    Entry status

    We've reintroduced the workflow indicator of an entry to the breadcrumb of the entry editor for a quick understanding of its status.

  • Update

    Forms module - GDPR

    • We now delete all associated form data when a form is deleted permanently from the recycle bin.
    • Old orphaned form data is now removed on upgrade.
  • Update

    Indexing and resync performance

    We've made further performance improvements to indexing and re-syncs.

  • Update

    Language panel

    If you work on multilingual content we've made it easier to see what the current status is of your language translations by displaying workflow status and whether it's published.

  • Update

    Log viewer - refresh button

    We've added a refresh button the log viewer to make it easier to check for new logs if you've recently cleared them down to diagnose an issue.

  • Update

    No results message in entries

    If you do not have any entries to display, or the search you've carried out doesn't return any content you'll now see a no results message in the entries screen.

  • Update

    Open Razor views in read-only

    You can now open propertied Razor and standard Razor views in read-only using the context menu in the WYSIWYG editor.

  • Update

    Populo - storing IP addresses

    We no longer store the IP address of a Populo contact once the location has been determined.

  • Update

    Toggle buttons

    We've replaced the pesky toggle buttons across the interface. You can now click anywhere to change a state and they have better keyboard and screen reader support.

  • Update

    Unpublish an entry

    You can now unpublish an entry in the entry editor.

  • Update

    Workflow buttons

    We've improved the visibility of workflow buttons following user testing. Authors can now see the next workflow steps that can be taken after a save e.g. Publish, Send for approval etc. These were previously hidden until the entry was saved.

  • Bug

    Content owner

    We've fixed an issue where the content owner was not set correctly on synchronised folders.

  • Bug

    Delivery API - Invalid taxonomy nodes

    We've fixed an issue where invalid taxonomy nodes were bringing back a generic localised message rather than returning an empty string.

  • Bug

    Delivery API - PageSize

    We've fixed an issue where the PageSize was incorrectly being returned as 0 rather than the default of 25.

  • Bug

    Delivery API - taxonomy resolution

    We've fixed an issue where taxonomy values were not checked and resolved in the entry listing methods of the Delivery API.

  • Bug

    Entry listing count

    We've fixed an issue where the entry count would be calculated incorrectly when changing the page size in the entry listing.

  • Bug

    Historical placeholder data prevented successful upgrade

    We've fixed a needle in a haystack issue that prevented an upgrade, when nested templates placeholder data was partially removed but never published.

  • Bug

    Incorrect URI returned through Management API

    We've fixed an issue where the Management API would return the incorrect URI for an entry.

  • Bug

    Log viewer - searching by log ID

    We've fixed an issue that resulted in an undefined message being displayed when you searched by an invalid log GUID.

  • Bug

    Multiple component saving

    We fixed an issue where using multiple components of the same type would cause a failure to save when re-editing an entry.

  • Bug

    Populo location by IP

    We've fixed an issue where the current location for a Populo contact would be incorrectly set.

  • Bug

    Responsive preview

    We've fixed an issue where you may have received an unsafe script error in the responsive preview that prevented the login/logout control when using AD FS.

  • Bug

    Taxonomy tree visibility

    We've fixed an issue where the taxonomy tree was not displayed in the default language when translating an entry in the split view entry editor.

  • Bug

    Unpublish permission

    We've fixed an issue where Unpublish was shown in the actions menu even for users who didn't have the unpublish permission. 

  • Bug

    Webpage logging

    We've fixed an issue where excessive logs were being reported from webpages that had had a placeholder removed from their template.

You are at the end of the updates

Many developments occurred before March 2017, but they are not logged here. Contensis 9 is the beginning of this new format for highlighting changes to Contensis, for older versions you will need to refer to the developer changelogs.