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Elizabeth Stephens 3 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

We would like to be able to put text in notes mode beyond the article body field. This would include: summaries, photo captions, infoboxes (all related content), description fields in other types of assets, etc.

1) What problem(s) does this idea solve? Why do you need this idea implemented? Provide as many problems or use cases as possible.

We use notes mode internally for a lot of things, and the ability to mark things as notes in other fields would improve our communication and editing across the newsroom.

2) How often would you use this feature?

Daily, with all assets.

3) How many people in your organization would use this feature?

Everyone, but it's particularly helpful for photographers (10-15) and our copy editors (10-15)

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sunilb 3 weeks ago in BLOX Total CMS 0
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Braxton Carroll 3 weeks ago in BLOX CMS 0

Due to past experiences with spam and trolls, we have to moderate calendar submissions. 


It would be great if there was a way to whitelist particular users that we know post events that do not violate any site policies. These include local service organizations, churches, community groups, etc. Being whitelisted would auto-approve their events and bypass the queue for unapproved events.

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Cherry Wolf (Marketing specialist) 2 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 weeks ago 1



At our July 2017 customer webinar, we’ll share an update of our 2017 Products & Services Roadmap. We’ll highlight recent changes and give you a sneak peek at the exciting innovations that are in the works for BLOX CMS, BLOX Total CMS, TownNews.com iQ, the Content Exchange Network and more.


Join us on July 13th at 10:30 AM CDT to learn more.

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Kyle Whitfield 1 month ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert 4 weeks ago 3

Just curious to see if any BLOX customers have tried this side-by-side/300x250 ad layout within story text? Seems to be catching on in the industry.

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Sam 1 month ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 weeks ago 1

Hello all: I'm new to BLOX and am trying to learn as I go along. I have a client that has provided me with an image ad and has requested two different links be embedded based on where the page viewer clicks. I'm afraid this would require that the ad be an html ad, but I've not been able to find any documentation as to what I need to do to get this ad posted. Any help from fellow experienced users would be greatly appreciated.

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Richard 4 weeks ago 0

Hey, folks — does anyone do webcasts or other sort of livestream via their website?

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Graham Archer 1 month ago in BLOX CMS 0

Hey all, I'm thinking we could really benefit from a few new options with polls. Some details:


1. It'd be really nice to be able to put an end date on a poll. It just seems like a basic functionality, and I know several people up-voted the idea before: https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/settings/urls/custom_properties/article_5fd6d870-2bdc-11e5-93e5-034d9f275a7e.html


2. Can we have the option to NOT show results (and maybe show a field after someone votes — "Check back Aug. 8 to see the winner."). That'd allow for us to do some really cool stuff that's not currently allowed. You could have votes for an athlete of the week, person of the year, etc. and not risk people not voting because someone is out to a 2-to-1 lead early, etc.

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Mark McGregor 1 month ago in BLOX Total CMS 0

On Pre-Roll Videos can you a time can you add two options:

1. Add a countdown clock so users can see how much longer the Pre-Roll is going to last
2. Add a skip button


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Kyle Whitfield 1 month ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert 1 month ago 2

Right now, BLOX only stores versions of the 10 most recent revisions made, correct? Is there anyway to expand that to 30 or even more? We change assets so often now that we lose the ability to track story versions to serve as teaching points for reporters/editors and for gathering versions for contest entries. Is this something that's technically possible to accomplish?

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

Go to webmaster tools, then Web Tools and see if you have a report yet. My "Google Sites" page has been reviewed, but none of the other sites I have access to have been reviewed.



Anyone else? Let us know!

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mbusse 1 month ago in BLOX CMS 0

When Article Presentation = Long-form & Inline Image Presentation = Full-bleed, it looks like Blox displays the image at 1200px width (URL: ...image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800) and then uses CSS to size up to 100% width. On viewports wider than 1200px this causes the images to go fuzzy. 

My suggestion is when Article Presentation = Long-form & Inline Image Presentation = Full-bleed, the image resize should go higher, e.g. 1920px. 



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Robert 1 month ago in BLOX CMS 0

1) Wikipedia-style revisions would allow users to see the actual changes made between two versions of the same asset. Text would be highlighted that was deleted, added or changed, with an area for specific notes (if needed) for why the changes happened. User information could be seen when hovering over the changes to see who actually did the edit.


2) It's difficult to see currently what the actual changes or revisions have been made to an asset.


3) This feature would be used all the time by every staff member. Allows us to keep track of every change and why the change was made. Would especially be useful on long-form articles where what was changed or changes that need to be highlighted were missed.


4) All users would benefit from this feature. Our head editors and copyrighters would benefit most from it.


You can clearly see the previous asset text on the left, and the right is the current (or latest selected) with the changes that were made to the asset. It could be even further clarified by highlighting with different colours.


Red = delete

Green = added

Orange = changes (ie: spelling)


Currently, if a staff member who did the edits is not around, we have to open up several of the previous revisons and compare them. By having the changes in one window and side-by-side, it's easier to see past changes and plan for future ones.

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mbusse 2 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Nick 1 month ago 2

Feature request: Add the rich text editor to the header of a Form (under Design > Forms) so form headers can have paragraph breaks, bold text etc.