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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.
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Collection Pagination

Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 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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Updated Story Notifications

Max Magee 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 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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Bullets and other special characters

Amanda Dresbach 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 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?