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If we could set a user's default presentation style (just like we can set that their assets always get them listed as the author) for article assets, that would be very helpful. 

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Graham Archer 3 weeks ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 11 hours ago 6

Is there a way to grab all the "author bio" information we put in Blox user areas and pull it into one coherent page? Like is there a block that we can pin author assets to to create a "meet the newsroom" page of some sort?

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Nick 1 week ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 1 week ago 1

Our page curl ad isn't displaying correctly. It jumps around and shifts behind the curl. I'm used to the curl revealing an image that doesn't bounce around. Check out the video and let me know if any of y'all have similar issues.


I found a video that demonstrates how I think it should work. Notice how the ad graphic doesn't shift. It just fades from the small ad to the large ad.



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Abby 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

I was thinking that it would be beneficial to have a box within the asset creation window where once an asset has been saved, the asset's URL is displayed for easy copy/paste. My coworkers and I are frequently (at least once a day) creating assets which we then email out to our subscribers using Constant Contact. It would be nice to have the URL easily copyable from the asset creation screen, rather than opening a new tab or waiting for the asset appears on the front-end. If the URL were displayed in the asset window, it would save a click!

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Bob Rose 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

We like the new article designing functionality, but notice that we lose the sharing tools for any longform. So our best stories become the most difficult to share. How about larger, persistent share buttons along the left edge of longform stories?

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Grant Hamilton 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

I'd like to know how many unique viewers are using one, two, three etc. free visits and how many hit the subscribe button at some point.

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Robert Dundon 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert 2 weeks ago 1

Currently, it appears that the CAPTCHA in the forms in Blox CMS are just an image. Is there any audio or other alternative for sight-impaired users?


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Robert Dundon 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

I've looked through the improvements to the API where you can create and update editorial assets, which is great!


However, I found no way to get, update or create table assets, though I can retrieve existing ones and create (empty) table assets.


Is there a way (or a plan) to provide this in the future?

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Jayson 2 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

Are there plans to allow AdSense ads in AMP templates? https://www.ampproject.org/docs/reference/components/amp-ad

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Henry M. Lopez 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Kyle Whitfield 2 weeks ago 7

I am writing in regard to the Teaser field on the asset editor and asking another field be added — the social teaser. We are currently on Zen and when we move next month to Flex, we will lose one of the best uses of the Teaser. Right now, since Zen isn't completely supported by Teaser, when I add an image to Teaser its image shows up in the OG and Twitter tags for that asset(article). But, it does not show up as the thumbnail preview on the public facing home or index pages and it doesn't show up on the article page. That's fabulous.


Sadly once we move to Flex, the Teaser content, my understanding is, will show on the site's public-facing side on the index and home pages. Boo!


We aggressively use social images created in Adobe Spark to promote content in FB and Twitter. We often use these on stories where we have no art and on stories where we can make it more interesting in social media. But, there aren't really the type of images that make for good on-site thumbnails. 



My usage of these promo images, which have no place on the story page either, really help spur forward user engagement. So, what I'm asking for is another tab called Social Teaser that acts just like Teaser except it isn't used for thumbnails — the social teasers url is passed only for social media. We want these images to come up when people share.




The hierarchy then for OG and Twitter tags would be

Social Teaser

If not, then

Teaser

If not, then

Article image

If not, then

Default image as stored in settings.


I hope you'll consider. This is a concession to the idea that like all platforms, social needs content built for it and that should be supported in the CMS. You can see by the images shared above these look strong in social media, but really don't have a place as a thumbnail. If there's already a way to achieve what I'm asking, please let me know, I didn't see it in documentation. Web editors, please vote up this idea, and if you want to learn more about this technique reach out to me at webeditor@sfnewmexican.com


Thanks for your consideration. 

Henry M. Lopez

Digital Enterprise 


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Graham Archer 1 month ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 weeks ago 3

Hey folks, anyone know of ways to further tweak paging gallery display options? For instance, it'd be cool to have the numbers be reversible (count down, rather than up), hide the numbers or make the photo credits have a lower profile (they're pretty prominent). Wasn't sure if those settings existed, but if not, would be a cool one to put on the radar. Be nice if you could just add a #reverse keyword to a collection and have it count down, for instance.

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Cherry Wolf (Marketing specialist) 4 weeks ago • updated 3 weeks ago 2

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Nick 3 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

I've seen a new ad movement where the user is on a website and they decide they want to navigate away. So they move the mouse outside the web page to click a bookmark or type in a URL. But they're attention is interrupted by a popover window!


Sometimes this can be annoying but I saw a really good implementation of it. On the LA Times' website they offer 4 weeks for 99 cents. Nice deal. But I don't want to subscribe today. I'll shop on Amazo...What? A window just told me I can get 8 WEEKS for 99 cents!


That's an awesome way to close the sale when someone decides to pass on the initial offer. As this seems to be a trend I would think it would benefit BLOX customers. So is that something any of y'all could use?

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Mark Poss 3 weeks ago 0

Has anyone partnered with a third party to create an elegant interface for customers to purchase print or digital subscriptions that would also handle the ez pay recurring payments.  Was thinking about something that would dump a file daily to my archaic circ system that does a fine job of handling my mailed papers but doesn't handle the e-commerce piece.

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Erica Smith 2 years ago • updated 3 weeks ago 10

The TCMS "trim for print" feature is nice for stories that need to lose an inch or two for print, but can run in-full online. But the opposite would be nice, too.


This would alleviate some problems, starting with pesky date issues. If print wants to run "today," they could, while online the date would remain "Wednesday" or "Feb. 17" or whatever style was desired. ("Today" in print is often not "today" online — the publication date online is generally a day earlier.)


This also would help when trims made for print cut parts of sentences or paragraphs. It's easy to lose or move the first reference to a person or place when trimming content for print. This feature would allow the complete sentence or paragraph to stay online, and a print-only version of the sentence or paragraph to be written for print.