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  •  Facebook Like Box available

    Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

    A Commonspot element is now available to add a Facebook Like Box to a page.  The Llke Box requires the URL for a Facebook page, and includes the "like" button, a list of posts to your FB page, and profile images for fans of your page.  You'll find this new element in the Page Tools element gallery category.

  •  Flickr slideshow element now supports Lightbox

    Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

    An additional display mode is now available in the Flickr Slideshow element - you can switch from the standard embedded Flash player to a Lightbox viewer. See the tutorial page for examples.

  •  Social Media Options

    Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

    A page has been added to the Web Publishing site where we've assembled the various elements available to Commonspot sites for social media integration, including Facebook 'like' and 'share' buttons, the 'ShareThis' widget, and a Twitter Profile widget.


  •  RSS Aggregator

    Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

    The RSS elements available for the content well and right column now support including more than one RSS feed.  Blog posts from multiple sources can be combined in a single display, organized by publication date.

  •  Post upgrade - clearing browser cache

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

    The Commonspot 5.1 upgrade includes some fixes for web browser conflicts when using Commonspot for authoring.  Web browsers may retain cached versions of some of the upgraded javascript files in the upgrade, and so it's recommended that you clear the 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.

  •  Commonspot 5.1 upgrade Wednesday AM

    Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

    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.

  •  Profile manager and new elements

    Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010
    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.

    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 the overview in the Web Publishing site.

  •  Commonspot authoring back online

    Monday, Jun. 14, 2010

    We're planning on transitioning to the new Commonspot Profile element on Tuesday morning, June 15th.  During the transition we'll experience an interruption in authoring access to Commonspot.  Authoring access will be offline starting at 5am, and will be restored once this installation is complete and tested successfully.  We anticipate that work being complete by noon.  It's likely that we'll have authoring restored earlier than that, but for planning purposes anticipate noon on Tuesday for authoring access.

    Update: Commonspot authoring and replication are back online, and the new Profile system is in place.

  •  Blog post status options added

    Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010
    The blog system now includes options for setting a status for individual blog posts. The options are "published", "pending review", and "draft".

    The blog system now includes options for setting a status for individual blog posts.  The options are "published", "pending review", and "draft".  The default setting is "published", and that setting will be applied to any content submitted through the "quick post" form.  The "pending review" setting can be used if there are multiple contributors to the blog, and someone needs to review and approve posts before they're published.  The "draft" option can be used for a blog post that you aren't quite ready to publish, but you want to save your work in progress.

    Items with a status other than "published" will not display in the various blog element themes, and will not be included in the blog's RSS feed.

    You will see the item status indicated with a representative icon in the Blog Manager's blog post list.

  •  Profile Transitions in Progress

    Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010

    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.

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