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Graham Archer 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 months 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 months 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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Elizabeth Stephens 3 months 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 months 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) 4 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 months 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 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert 3 months 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.

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Sam 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 months ago 1

Hello all: I'm new to BLOX and am trying to learn as I go along. I have a client that has provided me with an image ad and has requested two different links be embedded based on where the page viewer clicks. I'm afraid this would require that the ad be an html ad, but I've not been able to find any documentation as to what I need to do to get this ad posted. Any help from fellow experienced users would be greatly appreciated.

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Graham Archer 3 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

Hey all, I'm thinking we could really benefit from a few new options with polls. Some details:


1. It'd be really nice to be able to put an end date on a poll. It just seems like a basic functionality, and I know several people up-voted the idea before: https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/settings/urls/custom_properties/article_5fd6d870-2bdc-11e5-93e5-034d9f275a7e.html


2. Can we have the option to NOT show results (and maybe show a field after someone votes — "Check back Aug. 8 to see the winner."). That'd allow for us to do some really cool stuff that's not currently allowed. You could have votes for an athlete of the week, person of the year, etc. and not risk people not voting because someone is out to a 2-to-1 lead early, etc.

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Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Nick 3 months ago 1

Go to webmaster tools, then Web Tools and see if you have a report yet. My "Google Sites" page has been reviewed, but none of the other sites I have access to have been reviewed.



Anyone else? Let us know!

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mbusse 3 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

When Article Presentation = Long-form & Inline Image Presentation = Full-bleed, it looks like Blox displays the image at 1200px width (URL: ...image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800) and then uses CSS to size up to 100% width. On viewports wider than 1200px this causes the images to go fuzzy. 

My suggestion is when Article Presentation = Long-form & Inline Image Presentation = Full-bleed, the image resize should go higher, e.g. 1920px. 



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mbusse 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Nick 3 months ago 2

Feature request: Add the rich text editor to the header of a Form (under Design > Forms) so form headers can have paragraph breaks, bold text etc.


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Elizabeth Stephens 3 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 months ago 4

So I've been trying to play with the keyword long_form to have ads specifically targeted for our long-form. We use DFP, and I created pos keyword with long_form. But it's just filling the ad spot and not targeting an ad there. The ad spot is also appearing on all stories, not just long form.


Has anyone tried this with success? Tips? What am I missing?

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Elizabeth Stephens 8 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Lindsay 3 months ago 2

We have gone back and forth on Twitter cards for most of the last year. We like the idea of them, but we don't always have the photos to support them. I had asked TownNews to change our metadata tag to have it display the summary Twitter card, rather than the summary card with large image. But this takes a macro off the update path, which we want to avoid.


So I've submitted a feature request that they would make it possible to choose the Twitter card type without messing with the update path. Even better would be if we could control the Twitter card type in the metadata by section.


We just really don't want our stock images to be huge on Twitter. We also get weird crops of opinion columnists, etc. We feel like the summary card with the thumbnail would be a better option in a lot of cases. It'd also be nice to be able to use the player card for our videos.

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Lindsay 3 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

Hi there, I was on the meeting today when TownNews mentioned a new feature on how to push news articles out through Facebook Messenger. I am very interested in this feature, but I haven't been able to find it within our account. We have a flex system and this is something that our paper wants to use immediately if available. If anyone knows how to do this please let me know! 

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Jacki Gray 6 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Kevin M. Cox 3 months ago 1

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.