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Just one example: I have specific shared searches saved for our weekly user submitted photo contest. (easy way for our graphics department to grab the user submitted photo for the printed paper)
We change our homepage on Friday to showcase the winning photograph. We will typically pin the winning photos so that we can have the old photo unpin at a specific time (By the way.... very thankful the unpin at a specific time feature)
Unfortunately I have to manually search for those photos (contributed, specific folder, asset type, date range) to pull up that week's photos. It would be so much easier to just pull up my saved search and get to the photos and pin the winner.
Just a thought... Jason
An issue many editors and newsrooms identify is that the publication date of all of our e-Editions is incorrect because our paginators send pages thru the FTP at the end of the day/night prior to 12 a.m. of the actual pub date. We have established this workflow to accommodate limited time and resources to manually adjust the e-edition. It is difficult to search our e-editions by date, because Sunday's edition has a 7-11 p.m. Saturday start date/time.
I have previously submitted a support ticket on this issue, and Matthew Reyes said the resolution was pending a software release and added me to this notification ticket: https://secure.townnews.com/shared-content/townnew...
System administrators set the notice number at 50. (just an example number)
System administrators set a notice: "This title is unfriendly for our mobile visitors please shorten"
When they put in a long title and go to the next field they are prompted with the notice.
When a user accesses the my services page of their dashboard can we have it display the csv contents for their entry...
It would be nice if users could upload images for their calendar event submissions on the dashboard. Child image assets would help make our online calendar more dynamic for users.
(2) Even if they remember to crop the preview image(s), they must do so with great care, keeping the cropped width at 300 pixels wide, again because many of the block templates are coded to pull in preview images that are exactly 300/100 pixels wide. If they fail to do this perfectly, some of the blocks will not show the photo at all.
I've been thinking about this for a long time and think a great solution would be to allow users to crop the original image and upon saving they are prompted with a "yes" or "no" dialog box asking if they would like to re-create preview images based on the latest crop. This would insure cropped photos carry thru to the preview images and at the proper dimensions for block templates. Of course the user could always select "no" if they only wished to crop the original image.
If this is doable, I believe this would solve both of the issues detailed above.
1. Is there anyway for a block template to expose its custom properties in such a way that when you add a new property, instead of typing in the property name you get a dropdown of properties valid for that block template.
2. Not as big a deal, but ditto for properties that only accept a certain list of values. if the only acceptable values for a property are true and false then why not have a drop down of true and false instead of blank box
3. I often take a screen shot of the custom properties when experimenting with changes or duplicating a certain layout elsewhere. however blocks often have more properties than will appear on screen at one time. the appearance tab of the edit block form has significant unused space below the custom properties block. If you expanded the custom properties to use the unused space it would allow you to see more without scrolling and reduce the number of screen shots I take
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