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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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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that not all forms are soliciting information that we would want in our Editorial assets, even if they came over with "Do Not Publish" checked, so perhaps this would be a setting on the form that you could tell it do export to Editorial on a case-by-case basis.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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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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Craig V 3 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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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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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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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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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.
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Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 4
Is there a customization that I am not seeing that paginates the number of articles associated with a collection? We are in the process of setting up topic pages but the number of articles is making the page very long and it would look better if it paginated after about 20 articles.
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Max Magee 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 4
A co-worker mentioned that it'd be nice for logged-in readers to be able to mark a story so that they receive notifications if and when that story is updated. I guess by email.
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Amanda Dresbach 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 2
One of our publications uses bullets and other special characters in the print edition. Those characters are stripped out when content is loaded into Blox. How can we prevent that from happening?
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Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 1
You guys seriously need to make finding the ID more convenient.

Having to view the page source code to get the list ID is really bad administration.
It should be displayed as text under the edit list popup.

Just my 2 cents...
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Patrick Brannan 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 4
Has anyone else had problems with the banner ad admin recently? The position weighting option isn't working correctly (I can't get a locked percentage to actually save) and I've got other ads, that while they are running, they stopped tracking impressions. Just wondering if anyone else has seen anything like this.
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Lonnie de Lambert 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 7
Will Townnews consider creating an impression count for articles that is viewable on the front end?