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Batch print

Shiela Johnson 5 years ago • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 2
Is there a way to perform a batch print instead of selecting each asset individually to print?
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Hi Shiela!

Sorry I missed this question before. Can you give me a bit more information as to what you're trying to do? Are we talking about front-end users or admin users?

For Classified ads on the front end, we do have a "Save to list" feature that allows users to create lists of their favorite ads. Once they create a list, they can go to the User Dashboard to see all their lists there:



Once they go to the list, as I show above, there is a print button on the right of the list title. That will allow them to print ad listings at once.

This is great for Garage Sales, for example, or houses.


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Integrated AdOwl with the User Dashboard, so a user can edit their classified ad.

Lonnie de Lambert 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 1
At this time AdOwl is not integrated with the User Dashboard, so a user can not edit their AdOwl ad. Will TownNews change this, so users can edit their classified ad content?
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Hi Lonnie!

If your users are logged in when they place an ad through Ad Owl, the ads are automatically associated to their user account. If they are associated to their user account, we can show them in the User Dashboard. You have to enable a specific option for this feature to be enabled (you can ask our Customer Support team for help on this).



Note that this will NOT affect the Ad Owl print submission - only the online classified ad.

Let me know if this makes sense or if you have more questions!

Christine
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Confused about mobile ad positions

Patrick Brannan 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 2
I'm confused about how to make the mobile ad positions work correctly. We are selling a mobile banner 300x50 position for the footer ad. It is to be on the homepage of devices and also on article devices. It seems as if you have to load the ad two different times once for the homepage and once for the the article pages, at least if you then want to adjust percentages on each position.

Does anyone else have this issue? How are you running ads in the mobile positions?
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Images and captions with calendar submission

Patrick Brannan 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 2
How can a customer load caption information with an image they are posting with an event on the calendar? There doesn't appear to be a way to handle caption information currently
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How do I move or add banner ad space in the blox cms?

CVDaily 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 1
I want to add a banner that will remain static (not rotate with other banner ads) on the side rail. I can't see how to move existing ad spaces or create new ones. Help?
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You can't really "move" ad regions since they are built into the page. This is actually intentional, to avoid an over-zealous City Editor from deleting on the ad spots he didn't like or something. =)

See a map of the available regions here:

http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/Ad-Region-Map...

However, you can very easily ad more "positions" into an available ad region, even if it is already in use. This way, you can target a new ad just to that position, and if it is the only ad assigned to that position, it would not rotate with other ads.

To add another position, go to your Banner Ad application, and click on the settings panel (gear in upper right corner). You'll get the ad regions manager:



Edit the region where you would like to add another position, and change it to "2" or more.

Then, use the position targeting to assign your add to the new position in that region. Like so:



The ads rotate separate in the in-story1 versus the in-story2 ad positions. So, if only one ad were assigned to in-story2, it would not rotate.

I'll go ahead and mark this as answered, but let me know if this doesn't make sense! =)

Christine
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Under review

Additional tabbed regions

Simon Birch 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 1
The URL custom properties for displaying tabbed regions allows three different positions for displaying the tabbed regions in the right sidebar, but only one option (in center-one-index at the top of the page) in the main column (the 620px left column on our wireframe).
(http://docs.townnews.com/kbpublisher/How-can-I-display-tabbed-regions-on-my-site_6620.html)
We would find it useful to have the option of placing a tabbed region in other positions in the main column — for example center-one-index, center-four-index, center-seven-index or center-ten-index.
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Map Tab Idea

Jason Schaefer 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 2
It would be nice if the current map could be displayed in a larger version. Similar to the way the images get loaded into a tab.



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Option to export a query of business listings in Marketplace

Jacki Gray 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 1
I don't see an option to export a query of business listings in Marketplace. For example, after doing a search of funeral homes or florists in Marketplace>Businesses, I would like to export that list to use in print. We use the businesses to create online service directories. We would like to use the same information in print (at least business name, address, phone number, logo).
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images with ad reports

Patrick Brannan 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 4
Why are the images not showing up with the ad reports anymore? When we used to run reports it would have an image of the ad creative that went with that ad. We had advertisers that need/used that for co-op with their advertising. Can we have those images back on the reports?
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Marketplace Storefront listings and section tagging

Jeff Evans 5 years ago • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 3
For the Marketplace Storefront listings, I am having major issues with section tagging not working correctly. It seems like section tagging works only part of the time, other times it gets completely ignored, or has a specific non-intuitive set of rules. Very difficult to manage and requires lots of trial and error. Support has not been able to help me. Suggestion is that section tagging works just like it would work for any other asset - if you section tag something, it goes in that tab, and only in that tab. Easy to manage and easy to understand.
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Article Location Map

Jason Schaefer 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 5 years ago 5
The number of characters for the latitude and longitude need to be increased. Currently your system rounds the numbers to the nearest fifth decimal place.

Recently we had an issue with this as we were trying to display a map to the location where a train struck a pedestrian. When we input the longitude and latitude (with seven decimal places) and clicked the view button the preview showed the correct location. When we saved the article and previewed the resulting map was 8 streets from the railroad track.

In the same line of thought it might be useful to give us a way to override the default zoom level.
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We are making a change in the 1.17.0 release of BLOX that will allow for higher precision latitude/longitude coordinates to be entered and stored. 
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save feature on submission forms

Patrick Brannan 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Patrick O'Lone (Director of Software Development) 5 years ago 1
We've had customers ask or call when they lose information they've entered in a form, and especially calendar events. Is there a way they could save information as they are entering it?
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TownNews.com experience an asset for Tulsa World interns

Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 5 years ago • updated 5 years ago 0
When Tulsa World Managing Editor Susan Ellerbach learned that four of the five interns the paper had hired for the summer were familiar with TownNews.com's digital newsroom platform, she was pleasantly surprised. Read more »
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Impressions: Publishers' protest produces positive result

Aaron Gillette (Marketing Director, TownNews.com) 5 years ago • updated 5 years ago 0
A column by TownNews.com's own Gary Sosniecki prompts a protest that causes the Newseum to rethink its policy of excluding weekly newspapers from its Today's Front Pages exhibit. North Scott Press publisher Bill Tubbs reflects on the aftermath. Read more »
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Print option for editorial assets include images or other related assets

Jacki Gray 5 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 5 years ago 3
Can the functionality of the print option for the Tributes skin be added to other editorial assets?
When you choose the option to print an asset with the Tributes skin, the image is included on the print.
Sample: http://www.timesonline.com/announcements/sm-sgt-walter-parker/article_bc438674-d234-11e3-b83b-0017a43b2370.html?mode=print
When you choose the print option on other editorial assets the images are not included in the print.
Sample: http://www.timesonline.com/flavor/recipes/extreme-burgers/article_fc7cdd38-b8e1-11e3-8788-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=print