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Printing Comments

Kevin M. Cox 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

We just got a reader request to make it easier to print out the comments on an article.

I'll admit I never realized that when you go to print an article page, even just using the browser's print function, that comments are omitted.

The use case here are an elderly family member that doesn't use the internet but likes to read the comments on articles.

Any thoughts?


Signup blocking, import/export, CRUD api.

David Dierker 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

While the signup blocking panel is handy, it becomes a problem quickly when  you want to bulk load a list of domains, or even move a populated list from one BLOX site to another.

It would also be handy to be able to use repositories that contain full list of "toxic" email domains... Like:


* https://github.com/ivolo/disposable-email-domains

Over even to setup an import of domains from sites like stopforumspam.com.


Web API -- Get List of Users?

A. L. Flanagan 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

There are APIs to check if a user exists, get user data, update users, delete users, etc. -- but not one to retrieve a list of users. That would seem like an obvious query -- am I missing something?


<paid> field in RSS feed

Nick 7 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Laura 2 months ago 1

I'm trying to get certain stories to be outside our Whiz app paywall. It seems like the app determines what's behind or outside the paywall based on the <paid> tag.  <paid>1</paid> is behind the paywall and <paid>0</paid> is outside. Is there a way to manually change that for specific assets?

I could do it with section tags but I don't want it to link to a section tag that's only reason for existing is to stop the paywall. The reason for this is I want to be able to send push notifications linking to specific assets but I want them to be free if I push them. I could set up a "push" section tag but on the website I don't want the asset to be on the URL /push/article_658aae14-6597-51fd-aaea-43d1056cf9a9.html.

Under review

Syncing section tags in TCMS and CMS

Alex Hayes 2 months ago in BLOX Total CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 2 months ago 4

We recently upgraded to TCMS.

I added a new section tag in CMS and altered the block where i want to pull stuff into.However, that tag is not in TCMS. I have tried creating it in TCMS in hopes that it would go to CMS but it isn't there.

Please help! How do I get section tags to sync.

Nick Kratsas 2 months ago

My developer figured it out! He changed the feed to an atom feed and it scraped the image. Here's how one of my feeds are set up. It is pulling from a keyword search of "washington county." The ips=300 is contraining the image to a width of 300, so you can adjust that to whatever size you'd like. Just make sure you also add the *|RSSITEM:IMAGE|* to you RSS code where you want the image to appear. 



Hi-DPI/retina ads

ShorthornAdam 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

I am curious if anything's in the works for high-resolution ads. Our site looks great on Retina Macs and hi-DPI phones and tablets but the ads look fuzzy since they are still at 72 ppi. Maybe have the ability to upload something proportionally larger (2-3x) in the same spots (like a 900x750 would be allowed in a 300x250 spot and smashed to fit)?


This occassionally pops up when I load site on mobile

Alex Hayes 2 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Nick 2 months ago 2

Anyone know why this would be popping up when I try to load my mobile site?


Custom Fields / Custom Assets Support

Robert Dundon 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

Currently, we can create/update/delete editorial assets in the API. That's great!

Also, making custom JSON search components, we can control the search results returned in JSON a bit. That's great too!

However, unlike CMS systems like Directus, WordPress, and others, we cannot create custom fields. We can have custom properties, but they are not searchable, or have a input type (like date, integer, sting).

Currently you can search with and create content for per-defined fields for certain types of classifieds assets. COuld we have a way to create/modify custom fields for classifieds and editorial assets?

Current use case: Things like charts, school closings, and other various ideas for "custom"/pre-defined content types could be handled pretty easily in Blox CMS with little outside code (if at all).


Creating/Editing Editorial/Classified Assets via Webservices API

Robert Dundon 2 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert Dundon 2 months ago 4

Just wondering if that's a planned feature or not.


GDPR and EAA/EU availability

Rob Weir 5 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Robert Dundon 2 months ago 24

Is there a timeline or plan for when sites might be available in the EAA/EU again? I know that the Missourian is somewhat of an outlier, being at a journalism school, but we have a large number of alums and readers in the EU, and also send profs over there to teach quite often. Our London and Brussels programs would sure like to be able to view our content. 

(I know everyone is dealing with this, I don't mean it to be a knock at all, but just want to know what to tell people when they ask me.) 

thanks, Rob 


How do you handle articles for Content Exchange?

Kathy Kolb 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

When I add the tag for Content Exchange, #tncen the article doesnt not run on my site. How can I run the article on my site AND send it to the Content Exchange Network?


Wishlist: More customizale forms

W. Rags. 2 months ago in BLOX CMS 0

Currently all our forms look the same.  Text block at the top, one to 4 pages of fill in the blanks, then submit.  IT would be nice to be able to add HTML, Text, images, etc to the form, as well as having thte ability to have some custom CSS set up to allow for different styles for the forms.  Rounded corners, differing borders (fieldsets), background images, example images, etc all come to mind right away.

As basic as the forms are, they look HORRID in this modern day and age of the internet.  They look like HTML3 level forms, even though you offer HTML5 input items.

We want to be able to customize as much as possible with CSS, as well as have VARIABLES in the Submission and Custom Variable areas.  Something like $DATE, $REFERRER, $LOGINID, etc.  These would be server-side supplied, not something passed to the server to be processed, and would be only available on the last page of any form, at time of final submission. 


Preview Site no longer has a "Remember Me" at the login screen.

Jeff Sebestyen 2 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated 2 months ago 2

Several employees have informed me that when they preview the site while previewing a story, the are logged out where as they used to stay logged in regardless if they were in the live site or preview site.  

Under review

Can't search for Elections Stats assets

David Marsters 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by apuoles.g.44 kaunas 2 months ago 2
Unless I'm missing something, it seems to me that a user can't successfully find anything created in the Elections Stats app with a search on our website, because the search asset types don't include the Elections Stats asset types. (And by virtue of this, you can't create any custom search blocks that target Election Stats assets). I've tested this several ways and never been able to hit upon an Election Stats asset in a search. For example, if you search for "John Doe", you'll be able to find articles he was mentioned in, but never his candidate asset or the race asset he's included in. This seems like a huge oversight, because users are going to be searching for candidates by name. We're displaying all the candidates on our elections pages, of course, but the reality of how people use news sites is that they're going to search by name before clicking through to that page and scrolling down to find who they're looking for.