Welcome to the TownNews customer community! Connect with other TownNews customers and with us to suggest features, share best practices and ask questions.
Though TownNews representatives often participate in discussions, this is not a customer service site. For immediate help, call 800-293-9576 or submit a support request via our online ticketing system.
Yes, definitely! Our TotalCMS platform is on a different update schedule so will be a few months behind the "hosted" software. Also, individual newspaper sites choose when to do the updates to their local site, so that could vary the timeline as well.
But, it is definitely on the way! :)
In this month's issue:
- Group publishers: Stop worrying and learn to love sharing content
- Content exchanges are an idea whose time has come
- Image proxy enables efficient, on-demand image previews
- Webinar video: What's new in October
Could the CSV job (or another job type http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/Job-Overview_5506.html) be used to import files as table assets?
I'd enjoy seeing how other papers have utilized this functionality and any thoughts or comments you have about this presentation mode.
The block itself does not have the ability to split into two columns. But, if you had two or three regions that were side by side, you could put multiple minilist blocks in them and it would have a similar effect.
It is possible to add custom regions to front and index pages by using include points and then styling the regions appropriately. If you need help with this, please submit a ticket to our Customer Support telling them what you're trying to do. :)
The biggest complaint we get from mobile users on a regular basis is that they can't seem to find related content on mobile article pages. The "Related" menu option in the footer doesn't immediately jump out at them and it goes largely unnoticed.
I've included a screenshot of what I think would be a great alternative. Buttons beneath the article photo in the aside column for each piece of related content would seem to work well and allow users to quickly spot and click on related content like videos, audio, etc. The great part is that you are already doing something similar with business listings in the mobile marketplace (which is where I stole the idea/code in the screenshot). It would be great if these buttons could stay at the top of the article when the viewport changes for phone display.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to using this feedback tool on the regular!
The bottom bar showing the related items is largely a remnant of the old "app"-style design, where the bar stayed on your screen and was much more visible.
Now that people have mostly switched to a more web-like style, it is a good idea to change this.
We will add this to an upcoming release. It may not look exactly like this, but we will do something similar. =)
In this month's issue:
READ IT TODAY!
Not signed up? No problem! To receive the monthly TownNews.com Bulletin and other news and alerts from TownNews.com, click here and enter your email address in the "Stay Connected" sidebar.
Currently users can create an account with any email address they want and there is no verification required to prove that use actually controls that email. This creates a potential issue with trying to use Domain based Subscription Services since we aren't actually verifying that someone has a real email in a particular domain.
I can't remember the last time I've used a service that didn't require verification so I'm hoping we can enable it for our site.
We do offer email confirmation... so when they sign up for an account, we email them and then they have to click on the link to prove they have access to that account.
Go to Settings -> Users -> Public Profiles and enable email confirmation.
The "special templates" referenced above are included by default in our core templates.
On the standard editorial forms skin, if you pass ?p=1 through the form, it does "popup" mode without the shell of the site.
The guts of the form itself and simple and responsive, so once you get rid of the site shell, you're left with a responsive form.
So, you could link to this:
I thought I was remember something in documentation that I could disable comments per section (not per asset). If I am remember correctly, could someone kindly direct me to the right place? Thanks!
The Google Survey implementation requires a few more steps, such as having subscription set up, and IDs and so forth. It also requires a special 'Subscription Pro' contract, which you may already have.
Our staff would be very happy to help you with the set up though. Just submit a ticket to CS, or email your sales rep. Thanks! =)
PS Also note that Google Surveys doesn't always show a survey, and the default behavior when it doesn't is to show the content.
For example, Politico:
Atlantic City has one of the highest crime rates in New Jersey, with 4,287 crimes in 2014, 522 of which were violent, according to the New Jersey State Police’s website.
Crime levels are falling, dropping by 13.6 percent in the past year, but think tank and policy researchers list it as one of the main impediments to the city’s recovery as a tourist haven. The city’s budget cuts also led to reductions to the police department.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/atlantic-city-meltdown-chris-christie-115204.html#ixzz3SfjsHbCj
This is usually done with Tynt:
From what I recall, it is just some JS that you add to your footer.
Customer support service by UserEcho