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We use the inline note feature to communicate changes and additional information that reporters and editors may need when reading articles (article assets). This tool would be valuable in photo assets captions - where we are checking spelling on names or adding notes about presentation or dragging images inline. Would anyone else find this valuable?
I'm not seeing a setting on poll assets that allows the user to set an "end" date for the collection of submissions. Is there a way to do that? For example, I'd like to collect submissions for one week, end submissions, but then still display the results.
I'd like to suggest a feature that would help to alleviate articles appearing multiple times on the same page.
Feature: Add a query rule for "asset must be unique". This would make sure that an asset is shown only once on a given page.
Possible Implementation: Global array at page initialization holds array of unique asset ids. As assets are added to the page block by block, the asset ids are added to the array. If the query rule is checked, then when the query for that block is made, the global array of used ids is passed along as a "AND id NOT IN (list of used ids)".
1) What problem does this solve?
Solves the issue with a headline being shown in multiple blocks on the same page
2) Why do we need it?
Someone just alerted me to the fact that when you click the print icon in a FLEX article the printout includes all of the in-story ads AND any hovering ads. The hovering ads are on every page, usually blocking content.
With Zen when the user clicked the print icon they were taken to a page with "?mode=print" trailing the URL. This mode stripped all of the other elements of the page save for the story and any child assets. It was great.
Here's what FLEX printing looks like...
I will enter this as a bug ticket so we'll fix it. Thanks!
It doesn't make sense that the most recent blog would be at the bottom of the page.
When a reader is following a blog they do not scroll to the bottom to see the most recent post.
Can the order of blogs (assets) be changed from from oldest to newest so they sort by most recent?
I wanted to make the suggestion for Wordpress-style behavior that would display an Edit button on every article when the system detects that the logged in user is an admin. Clicking the button would then take the user to the asset in the BLOX admin for editing the story.
This would be very handy when an editor notices a typo and needs to quickly make a fix.
Now for papers like us that have TotalCMS obviously it would be much more complicated to implement; but wow, it would be awesome if it could be pulled off and open the TotalCMS admin panel with that asset selected in a search.
Either way it would be a cool feature for publications that only use Town News for their website.
1) A secure mode for assets would only allow specific people (through a list of usernames or group access settings) to edit an asset and publish.
2) Sometimes there are sensitive articles that, while they are being developed, should only be accessed by a select few (eg: only the author and a managing editor).
3) We would use it any time there are stories or large features that require confidentiality until publication. Especially articles that have a lot of fact-based research that needs to be vetted, or allegations that need to be confirmed.
4) All users would benefit from this feature. Our head editors and those with more independent and investigative privileges would benefit most from it, while allowing our managing editors access to their articles.
Let me know what you think of this idea, folks:
Imagine you're in the asset editor with multiple assets selected. You then hit a button in the toolbar and all those assets are made siblings to each other in one click. (Each one has all the others added as siblings.)
I think it would make establishing related articles easier in bulk.
When one of our readers visits the news, sports, or calendar pages as an example, they can only see a maximum of the 50 most recent assets. To see anything in those categories older than 50 assets, they would have to use the search feature of the website where at the end of the search results, there is a "next page/previous page" button.
We're proposing creation of a block which would navigate to the next set of assets within a category without needed to navigate to the search function. For instance, on a sports page, if you have it set up just to display the 15 most recent articles, then the next page would reveal the next 15 most recent articles. Another example is on our calendar page where again the reader can only see a maximum of 50 upcoming events and to see anything beyond that, you must do an event search for a specific range of dates. It would be great if readers could easily glimpse at events in coming months without using the search feature.
- I would use this feature multiple times per week
- Our readers would use this feature on a daily basis
- others in my organization would use this feature multiple times per week
TownNews support says it can't help me and referred me to Facebook, but as you all know, that's a black hole. Well, I have mirroring set up correctly as far as I can tell. The comments originating on my FB page and my site page show up in the moderation panel but the site comments from my site don't make it to FB nor vice versa. I think this has something to do with the way TN forms it urls. I notice in my moderation panel a url might be http://www.santafenewmexican.com/tncms/asset/editorial/6f4e907b-a7b2-5f94-acb5-00044cdd1e52/ but a front end user sees http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letters-to-the-editor-march/article_6f4e907b-a7b2-5f94-acb5-00044cdd1e52.html for the same asset.
I'm throwing out the Bat signal. Someone, be brilliant, help me out.
In FLEX, pre roll video ads are only supported in the ROS position. This has created a problem for us with some sports packages we've sold for us in previous years. We have other non-sports videos on our sites, but we create a special advertisement with sponsors that runs specifically before state track highlights. So now, the pre-roll videos we've created for state track highlights are running on every video regardless of section/subject.
Would it be possible to create one of these options?:
- be able to assign pre-roll ads to specific pages (not just ROS)
- match ads with specific assets by using keywords or slugs
We use to be able to assign them to specific sections in ZEN
I'm not sure if it was how our site was set up or what caused it but our page titles don't have any branding. For instance most news sites' page titles would look something like this...
"City crime rate dropped in 2016, but gangs persist | The News"
I tried to just add " | The News" to the "Page Title" field in URL page properties but that adds the text to the "Utility: Page heading" block. I don't want that. I just want it in the page title.
Hopefully this makes sense. Does anyone know how to add text to a page title without it changing text within the page itself?
I seem to remember reading that there was a function available that would allow advertisers to view their own banner ad statistics. Possibly through the Business/Marketplace integration?
I've searched but am coming up blank.
Imagine this: You set up a block template for one of your URLs, but instead of just being able to query by start time, section, keyword tag, and such, you can query by asset custom properties.
It would be a text field option, where you'd type in the custom property and then have an optional second field for a value (with options for equals, less than, greater than, etc.). If you left the second field black, it would just test to see whether the custom property exists.
My specific use case (right now) would be our sports assets where we use custom properties to make a custom scoreboard appear with an asset. The block query would look to see whether any of the associated custom properties exist, and then I could make a block containing just assets that have scoreboard.
I'm sure you can all come up with many more uses.
What do you think?
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