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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 11.0.1.112

  • Bug

    ADFS login

    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

    Razor view caching

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

Contensis 11.0.1.111

  • Update

    Error logs

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

  • Update

    Installer

    We've reduced the size of our installer by removing some redundant third party installers that were previously required.

  • Bug

    Contensis upgrade - placeholder data

    We've fixed an issue relating to Contensis upgrades in cases where there was partially deleted placeholder data.

    This occurred when nested sub templates were deleted from page templates, and the changes were saved but not approved. The content modification service incorrectly removed content from the published web pages.

  • Bug

    Content owner

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

  • 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

    Email link encoding

    We've fixed an issue where some email clients would cut off an email address where an ampersand is present. We now URL encode the ampersand which has greater support across clients.

  • Bug

    Publishing

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

  • Bug

    Template switching tool - default content

    We've fixed an issue where default content was being removed from placeholders even though they had no mapping applied.

Contensis 11.0.1.86

  • Bug

    AD FS login using Internet Explorer / Microsoft Edge

    We've fixed an issue where users continued to see the Contensis login dialogue even after clicking the remember password option.

    A fix has been applied so that if the remember password option is ticked, it will not show for 30 days (in line with non ADFS/Azure AD Contensis logins)

  • Bug

    AD login

    We've fixed an issue, where for a particular instance, AD users of that system were unable to login after upgrade of Contensis from v10 to v11. 

  • Bug

    Aliases

    We have fixed an issue where aliases were working on an intermittent basis.  

  • Bug

    Entry listing

    We've fixed an issue where the entries listing screen would not completely load in IE 11.

  • Bug

    Forms confirmation email message

    We've fixed an issue where the forms confirmation email made reference to a forms ID instead of the data for the field.

  • Bug

    Log in when using responsive preview

    We've fixed an issue where an unsafe scripts warning was generated when attempting to login using standard or AD logins from a responsive preview screen.

  • Bug

    Tables

    We've fixed an issue relating to tables containing merged header cells. The markup of the table would initially show as colspan/rowspan for the merged cells. However, if rowgroup/colgroup was added to the cells, then colspan/rowspan would be removed.

  • Bug

    WebDav

    We've fixed an issue where WebDav failed to open C# / VB file types. These file types are now editable.

Contensis 11.0.1.70

  • Update

    Access to the content information screen

    We have implemented a security check which means you must now be logged into Contensis in order to see the content information screen.

    In addition to this fix we have also removed the PublicUser from the everyone group as it wasn't clear that this represented anonymous users and could end up in administrators inadvertently giving access to screens within Contensis.

  • Bug

    Azure AD group membership

    We've fixed an issue relating to synchronization of users when using Azure AD. If a user was a member of a large number of groups (>100) then these would fail to get created in contensis when the user logged in. This resulted in the user only being part of the AD Users group.

  • Bug

    Deleted entries appearing on published sites

    We've fixed an issue whereby deleted folder content would fail to be removed from Elasticsearch meaning that it continued to show on your published site

  • Bug

    Elastic search

    We've fixed an issue that occurred if a search returned more than 10,000 results, which was the maximum number previously allowed in Elastic search.

  • Bug

    Metadata definitions

    We've fixed an issue where metadata definitions that were assigned to folders were not being deleted from the database when the folder had been deleted from the recycle bin.

  • Bug

    Related Items

    We've fixed an issue caused by exceptions being thrown when retrieving relationships from the WebCache at the same time as the cache was being refreshed.

  • Bug

    Structured content

    We've fixed an issue where structured content reverted back to previous dates in cases where a release schedule had been set and the file was subsequently opened as read-only.

  • Bug

    Varnish cache

    We've fixed an issue where changes made to entries were not being reflected in the varnish cache.

  • Bug

    WYSIWYG editor (Firefox)

    We've fixed an issue that occurred in Firefox where it was not possible to delete an HTML snippet that had been added into a placeholder. Clicking on the snippet displayed the context menu, but selecting either the delete or edit options failed to work.

Contensis 11.0.1.57

  • Bug

    Azure login

    We've fixed an issue where some user accounts were being duplicated after logging in with Azure.

Contensis 11.0.1.56

  • Bug

    Aliases

    We've fixed an issue where aliases stopped working, resulting in 404 errors being generated. This occurred when large numbers of aliases were being used on a site. 

  • Bug

    Change a page title

    We've fixed an issue that prevented users from amending the title of a web page after an initial save.

  • Bug

    Content creation

    We've fixed an issue where users were unable to create new content in a folder if the forms module had been removed from the original license key.

  • Bug

    Database replication service

    We've fixed an issue where the database replication service would fail if the CMS database password contained an equals character.

  • Bug

    Delivery API - search

    We've fixed an issue where deleted content wasn't being removed from Elasticsearch, and was appearing in search results.

  • Bug

    Global user group assignment to projects

    We've fixed an issue where newly assigned global user groups would not be visible when first assigned to a project. The application cache previously had to be reset to resolve this.

  • Bug

    Images not resolving in component arrays

    We've fixed an issue where images were not auto resolving in component arrays when using typed models.

  • Bug

    Published site diagnostic scan

    We've fixed an issue that occurred when running a diagnostic scan for a published site, where the database connection file could not be accessed. This generated error logs on the server.

  • Bug

    Renaming or moving files in the 'App_Code' folder area

    We've fixed an issue where renaming or moving C# or VB files within the App_Code folder created duplicates in some instances. This had the potential to cause compilation issues, resulting in sites failing to start up.  

  • Bug

    Roles

    We've fixed an issue where users were unable to view entries that were available for translation when assigned to a role with only a single language enabled.

  • Bug

    Service host

    We've fixed an issue where the service host would fail to start after a server reboot had been performed.

Contensis 11.0.1.41

  • Update

    Entries

    We've updated entry history dates to now use UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

  • Bug

    Active directory

    Fixed an issue where users were unable to login to Contensis using AD synced accounts after upgrade.

  • Bug

    Contensis projects

    We've fixed an issue relating to the system behaviour following the creation or deletion of projects. Contensis now redirects to the project dashboard for a new project when created. And for multi-project set-ups, when a project is deleted, the system redirects to the project dashboard for the first project in Contensis.

  • Bug

    Content types & entries

    Fixed an issue where the translation state for a language variation showed as incorrect. This occurred when a content type had additional languages added to it.

    We've also fixed an issue where it wasn't possible for a user to filter entries in a certain role scenario.

  • Bug

    Folder Images banner control

    Fixed an issue where the folder images banner control failed to work under certain circumstances due to an invalid client ID.

  • Bug

    Localisations

    We've fixed an issue where newly added localisations would fail to update.

  • Bug

    Management API

    Fixed an issue that occurred when creating an entry with no default language specified, resulting in supported languages being returned as null. 

  • Bug

    Relationships

    Fixed an issue relating to the order of publishing for the relationships XML file when adding or re-ordering related items, ensuring any changes are published correctly.

  • Bug

    Roles

    We've fixed an issue that prevented newly added users to Contensis from seeing the content types and entries menu options. This arose in a specific scenario where the user was assigned to a role for 'all content types', and the 'everyone' group was assigned.

  • Bug

    Self diagnostic scan

    We've fixed an issue where the resolve self diagnostic scan was failing for publishing servers.

Contensis 11.0.1.30

  • Bug

    Active Directory login

    We've fixed an issue where users were unable to log in to Contensis on certain systems.

  • Bug

    System diagnostic scan

    Fixed an issue that caused the system diagnostic scan to fail. To fix this we've applied more robust checking to ensure the scan runs in a web context. 

Contensis 11.0.1.27

  • Update

    Content types & entries

    We've updated the pattern validation on entry fields to cater for null values entered into non-required fields. Previously, users would see a message stating 'The input does not match the expected pattern. Please edit and try again.' when the field was left empty and the user saved the entry.

  • Update

    Entries

    We've updated the language dropdown selector when viewing an entry in split view. If multiple languages are available, the dropdown list will display available languages in alphabetical order. If there is only one language available, the dropdown is replaced by a label.

  • Update

    Roles

    Made changes to the Management API to improve performance in the roles area.

  • Bug

    Azure active directory

    Fixed an issue ensuring that Azure AD users are mapped correctly to local users and have the correct integration information. 

  • Bug

    Code editor

    Fixed an issue where the code editor failed to save without any notification to the user when incorrect markup had been added. The fix has restored the notification to advise users of the nature of the error.  

  • Bug

    Content Types listing screen

    Fixed an issue where the screen height was incorrect when the filter bar was removed from display. This occurred when a user only had permissions for a single content type, where the filter bar wasn't required. 

  • Bug

    Desktop tool

    Fixed an issue with Contensis and Desktop tool connections when using TLS1.1 or 1.2 which prevented users from connecting successfully.

  • Bug

    Entries

    We've fixed an issue where a user could save an entry without a title. This was possible when the user created an entry, left the title field blank, and then when navigating away clicked 'Yes' in response to the save changes prompt. 

  • Bug

    Entries filtering

    Fixed an issue where filtering entries by a specified content type displayed a list showing entries from all content types within the project.

  • Bug

    Hyperlink properties

    Fix an issue where a user was unable to set an existing hyperlink to not open in a popup , in cases where it was originally set to.

  • Bug

    Structured content definitions

    Fixed a bug that caused the application pool to recycle when a change was made to a structured content definition. 

  • Bug

    Track changes

    Fixed an issue where the use of asp tags generated an error message when comparing different versions of a page.

  • Bug

    Web controls

    We've fixed an issue with the Folder Images Banner web control where it failed to work under certain circumstances when there was an invalid client ID.

Contensis 11

  • Breaking change

    .NET Management API

    The Publish() and PublishAsync() methods are now extension methods.

    Read more
  • Breaking change

    HTTP Management API

    The endpoint for entry workflow invoke has moved.

    Read more
  • New Feature

    Entry activity

    Understanding the journey of your content is important. The new entry activity panel in the entry editor provides an overview of who's been involved in the production of your content. It's also where you'll see any messages that have been added during the different stages of the workflow.

    Entry activity

  • New Feature

    Roles and permissions

    You can now give granular permission to groups of users in your organisation to manage content entries by creating roles.

    Creating a role enables you to set explicit permission to content, by type and language allowing you to create rich roles for different teams. You also get to manage these in one place, making it easier to get an overview of who is managing your content.

    View the roles and permissions documenation

  • New Feature

    Unified search in the Delivery API

    You can now use the Delivery API to create a unified search between entries, existing webpages and assets such as documents and images.

  • New Feature

    Workflow

    Not all content needs to go through the same process. We've introduced two types of workflow to entries, allowing you to choose how your content can be governed.

    Basic workflow enables you to create and publish content without needing approval, whilst the approval workflow requires someone to review the content before its published.

    Using the new roles builder you can determine who your authors and approvers are.

    Workflow overview

  • Update

    Entry listing

    We've reviewed the entries listing since adding workflow and have made some changes to improve the experience.

    • The listing is now permission based, set by the roles you may be part of, bringing focus to the content that you're responsible for.
    • A new published column tells you if there is a published version of the entry.
    • We've given the listing alternating striped rows to help tracking through large lists.
    • We've tweaked our colour palette to have more contrast to be WCAG AA compliant.
    • Dates now have a sprinkling of natural language to show what has been updated today and yesterday.
    • We now reset any filters that may be applied when navigating using the breadcrumb or navigation drawer.
    • The listing screen now updates after an entry has been deleted.
  • Update

    Faceted entry search

    You can now locate the entries that matter to you using the new faceted search. Build up rich search criteria based on content type, language, current status and translation status, just check and uncheck the items to build your search and find the content thats important to you.

    View search and filter entries

  • Update

    Page count in the Delivery API

    We now return the number of pages (PageCount) for a given page size when using a PagedList.