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Nick 5 days ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 days 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 2 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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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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Graham Archer 3 weeks ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert 3 weeks ago 3

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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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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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 3 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.