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Jacki Gray 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 3 years ago 3
Can the functionality of the print option for the Tributes skin be added to other editorial assets?
When you choose the option to print an asset with the Tributes skin, the image is included on the print.
Sample: http://www.timesonline.com/announcements/sm-sgt-walter-parker/article_bc438674-d234-11e3-b83b-0017a43b2370.html?mode=print
When you choose the print option on other editorial assets the images are not included in the print.
Sample: http://www.timesonline.com/flavor/recipes/extreme-burgers/article_fc7cdd38-b8e1-11e3-8788-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=print
Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 4 years ago • updated 3 years ago 1
This Thursday (4/24), we're officially rolling out BLOX Live e-Editions, an all-new mobile-friendly digital replica that will keep your readers coming back. With BLOX Live e-Editions, your replica edition doesn't have to be stale. Changes you make to your web edition can be mirrored to your e-Edition, so it's always up-to-date.

To learn more about BLOX Live e-Editions, join us for a free webinar on Thursday, April 24th, at 10:30 AM CDTRegister today!
Casanova Nurse 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 4 years ago 6
I hope consideration can be given to the idea of displaying severe weather warnings, watches, and advisories automatically and prominently on a site's homepage.  Users of our website want immediate information on severe weather warnings, which we currently can't provide.  As one of your TV clients who switched to Blox from other CMS's, this glaring gap in breaking weather information has placed us at a huge disadvantage compared to previous CMS's and current competing websites.  Internal corporate IT folks have been trying to develop a system of severe weather postings manually, but it is not practical when dealing with warnings issued in rapid succession while juggling other severe-related live coverage needs on broadcast TV or web stream.
Lindy Bazner 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 2
We use BLOX CMS to host our special sections using the e-edition tool. Is there an anticipated update to where we can batch upload our PDF pages, instead of uploading them one by one?
Under review
Mike Stickler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 2
We've been wanting to start adding video content to the site (other than NDN players) and looking at ways to pay for that. So far the ad campaign's we've been offered are all DFA (doubleclick for advertisers api) based pre/mid/post roll ads. 

In these cases the advertisers are supplying javascript which is not currently supported in the default video blocks and having them supply flv files is not an option.

Will you be adding DFA support in the near future?
Under review
Patrick Brannan 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 1
There needs to be an easier way of searching or finding the businesses when trying to set up a business report by position in the statistics admin. The businesses are just listed in the order they've had ads run and it makes it hard to find a business. If it was to sort alphabetically or even better be able to type into the search box it would be a big help. 
Patrick Brannan 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 2
It would be great if when a business was submitting a calendar event they could link their business listing to it, or otherwise have it connect.
Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Sam Williams 4 years ago 1
Looking for another way to draw attention to classified ads, calendar events and business directory listings? With our new Bulletins block, you can create themed "bulletin board" regions that stand out from the rest of your BLOX CMS site. It's a can't-miss upsell your advertisers will love. Learn more »
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TownNews.com partners can rest easy. We're happy to report that our network, and all sites hosted with us, are protected from this vulnerability.

Ellen Moseley 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Michael Becker 4 years ago 6
I thought I'd seen it in one of the "Pro Tips" webinars, but I can't make it work and I can no longer find those webinars on the site. 

To attract advertisers and make a buck, your site needs traffic. Lots of it. There are many ways to bring in eyeballs, but one of the most important is still making sure your content shows up early and often in search engine results. Click here for three painless ways to boost your content's SEO using BLOX CMS.
Jacki Gray 4 years ago • updated by Patrick Brannan 4 years ago 2
I'd like to set them up for our site. But I need to know how to best use the information.
Under review

Create a new contest application that allows customers to create new contests such as: Best of the Region, Cute Baby Contest, Best City, etc. It could tie into the Business Directory as a great addition to that product.

Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 4 years ago 5
Why do subscription transactions not get listed with other subscriptions (marketplace/subscriptions program)

I had to finally tell our accounting department (and give them access) to use the analytics program to verify revenue for subscriptions. I have a funny feeling the same will be true when we fully turn Ad-Owl on as well.
Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 2
One of the projects that I have on my list is a reference guide for medical professionals and health care facilities. The health care facilities are easily done by using your business directory.

After using the election stats program I was thinking that a similar asset for people would be handy to display contact information and other relevant information about the person. (I do not want our business directory filled with non-businesses)