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Web Publishing News
Post upgrade - clearing browser cache
(from Paperthin's upgrade documentation)
For supported versions of Mozilla Firefox, you can access these options through Tools -> Clear Private Data or Tools -> Options -> Privacy. Review browser Help for more information.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, click F12 -> Cache -> Clear Browser Cache or click Internet Options -> General ->Settings ->View Files -> Delete .js and .css files Note: For IE8 CTRL-R will not clear .js or .css files.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, use CTRL-F5 or click Tools -> Internet Options. Under the General tab - Browsing History, click Delete. Review browser Help for more information.Read More »
Commonspot 5.1 upgrade Wednesday AM
We're installing the Commonspot 5.1 service pack 1 on the cms server this morning. Authoring will be offline briefly, and there will likely be some delays in Commonspot replication during the morning hours. Updates will be posted on this blog.
Update 8:28 am: The upgrade has been installed on the cms server, and authoring has been restored. We're now beginning the upgrade process on the production servers.
Update 9:37 am: The www servers are now upgraded to CS 5.1 SP1, replication has been tested successfully and it is back on the hourly schedule.Read More »
Missing Commonspot menus
We've had a few reports of problems with Commonspot pages that aren't displaying the menus associated with the main toolbar (Tools & Information, Page VIew, Properties). This can occur when a page cache file is not completely assembled. To fix this, you'll need to clear the subsite cache using the Subsite Administration forms on the cms server:
[your subsite path]/admin.cfm
Expand "Subsite Properties" and click the 'configure subsite properties" link, expand the "Caching" section, and then click the Clear Cache button.
If you then refresh your view of the page that had been missing the menus, they'll be available.Read More »
'ShareThis' widget added
A new custom element is available that can be used to include the "ShareThis" widget on any Commonspot page. Read More »
Commonspot page properties form changes
Some of the fields have been removed from the form used to create a new page, or edit existing page properties.Read More »
Image source files available
Photoshop source files are now available for creating subsite banner images and right column widgets. Read More »
Profile manager and new elements
The Profile Manager is now available for adding and editing Commonspot profiles, and the Element Gallery includes two new elements for displaying profiles in a page. Read More »
Blog post status options added
The blog system now includes options for setting a status for individual blog posts. The options are "published", "pending review", and "draft". Read More »
Profile Transitions in Progress
Site administrators who have used the Profile element have started reviewing proflle content prior to our transition to the new Profile system. If you haven't yet reviewed your profiles, please visit the Profile Transition page. This will list any profiles that you can author, and allow you to decide whether to keep or delete each profile.Read More »
Captcha control updated
The 'captcha' image control used in many online forms in Commonspot has been updated to enhance accessibility. The 'recaptcha' system is available to users who aren't able to read the image text.Read More »