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Open links in new tab

Lonnie de Lambert 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 2
Will TownNews engineer their sites to allow every asset the ability to open in a new tab or window?
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Export user account information by date range

Lonnie de Lambert 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 2
Is there a way to export account information for users who have joined during a specific date range? I'd like to be able to export our user account information periodically.
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How to create or find a URL to assign when creating a new form

Art Kabelowsky 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 3
Hello, I am hoping to create Blox forms to serve as preseason preview questionnaires for area football coaches. They will be able to plug in their contact info, comments on the upcoming season, and lists of returning players. Then we could use the Submissions area to retrieve the information.

I tried to create a form to start working on this concept. When I click on NEW FORM, I get a window asking for Form Title and URL. I put in a form title but when I click on the down arrow to select from a list of URLs, no choices are made available to me, just an empty box.

In the documentation, it states:
NOTE: When a new form is created, BLOX CMS will automatically create a URL and insert it into the URL tree relative to the URL that was selected above.

But it is not doing this. I can't get past the blank box where URL choices or a directory tree apparently should be. Also, I'm not allowed to type in a URL to see if the system will create it. So I can't get anywhere. How can we fix this? If it works I want to do many forms for our various coaches to use.


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calendar Touch 5

Craig V 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 2
Is there a calender widget for touch 5 mobile? I want it to display like a standard calendar in a grid format.
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Quiz asset

David Marsters 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 7
Idea for the future: An asset that would support quiz questions, multiple choice answers and then providing the user a score at the end. We've used collection assets to fake quizzes before (1 image has the question as the caption, the next image has the answer, etc.) and they've been very popular on our website, so I think an actual quiz platform that provided the answers and score would be even more popular.
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Also, can you show me a few examples?
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I want to change the month in utl to subtract 1 from the current month

Craig V 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 4
I am using this:
[% asset.starttime('Y, n, j, G, i, s') %]

and where the month # is (n) I want to subtract 1 from the #.

Example: [% asset.starttime('Y, n -1, j, G, i, s') %]

My example doesn't work and is just an example of what I want to happen.
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How to add a columnist

Mia Hyman 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 1
I want to add columnists to my college online newspaper. Does anyone know how to add them in the Columnist tab under Opinion?
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Form submissions into Editorial app as article assets

David Marsters 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Kevin M. Cox 3 years ago 2
We use the forms platform for a lot of things, and in many cases, the submissions we get ultimately have to get put into the form of article assets into the Editorial application. It would be great if there were a way for this to happen automatically. An example would be a candidate questionnaire form for elections - ultimately the text is going to get used as an article asset, and right now we have to manually paste it in and format it.

I recognize that not all forms are soliciting information that we would want in our Editorial assets, even if they came over with "Do Not Publish" checked, so perhaps this would be a setting on the form that you could tell it do export to Editorial on a case-by-case basis.

Thanks very much.
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We do this for some things now - like Letters to the Editor can be submitted through the User Dashboard, and those will automatically become assets.

But, for fielded data that becomes more difficult because we don't always know the format that the resulting asset should have.

For some simple submissions though, this could be done in the User Dashboard.
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How to automatically add video to Associated Press articles

Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 0
In today's newsroom, video is an important tool. It adds depth to reporting and entices readers to spend more time on your site. Our new Associated Press automatic video matching service makes it easy to add video to AP articles, with no work from you! Learn more »
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Creating a widget out of a block without links opening in a new window

Craig V 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 2
Is there a way to create a widget out of a block without having the links open in a new window. Currently when you use the iframe code from the widget tab of a block it automatically adds target=_blank.
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Photo Watermark

Jason Schaefer 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 2
Does anyone know if BLOX has a method to automatically add a watermark during processing of the multiple sized photos but keep it off the original for selling through second street's photo service?
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Hi Jason! That is not currently available. You could do something a bit more manual, like a Photoshop macro, and then upload an unmarked one for MyCapture, but nothing automated.

We also can disable right clicking and/or save to desktop via a JavaScript - but of course, you could always do a screen shot.
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What's the easiest way to temp disable the paywall?

Mike Stickler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 5
We are making our site free during the current winter storm. To do so I edited the url assignments for each of the services but the process takes a little time and is prone to error when it is done and undone as a check mark missed can lock some users out of a section. 

Is there an easier way to accomplish the same thing?
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Add the ability for front-end users to make purchases with Paypal in forms

Jacki Gray 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
Add the ability for front-end users to make purchases with a Paypal account in forms--not just limit users to entering a credit card.
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Option to duplicate classified assets

Jacki Gray 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 1
Feature request: It would be great to have the option to duplicate assets in Marketplace>Classifieds. A function to duplicate assets in all Blox applications would be useful.