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I've worked with BLOX/CMS for four years and noticed about half a year ago that the quality of photos, especially those that are more vertical and when viewing on a phone, were a lot less crisp. Specifically I've noticed a lot of jagged edges.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Is there any setting or adjust I can make to improve this?
Has anyone moved away from using Google for site analytics? We are thinking about migrating to a service like Plausible.io which we pay for vs. using Google for free and giving them info about all of our readers. Plus, managing it appears to be an order of magnitude simpler.
Has anyone made this change? Any feedback or other services we should look into?
Hi Folks -
This logo will updated in various locations throughout the frontend in our next FLEX template release.
Once ready, this release will be posted here: https://www.bloxdigital.com/releases/
I'm currently anticipating week of 9.18.23 Thanks for your patience!
When someone forgets to designate a workflow stage for a budget/story, it automatically publishes to the web. This is a very bad idea. Can it be changed??
Allow URL Anchor or URL Query String to give direct access to promos instead of typing in promo code.
I get that promo codes generally aren't very difficult, but as a tech guy at a newspaper I run into customers who just seemingly find a way to create unnecessary issues. I think it would be neat to be able to add something in the Subscription URL so that the promo codes are already displayed.
Example: www.tdtnews.com/users/admin/service/purchase/?serviceid=478#RESUB would take you to the online-only subscription page, but the #RESUB or ?RESUB would activate the promo code without needing to type it in.
New Blox user here.
I think it would be useful if a pinned asset in a block could show it was not yet live ... whether by icon, or a different colour shading. Yes, we can quickly edit the article to check its pub date/time, but it would be nice to see visually which pinned asssets aren't live.
Also, can the block be smart enough to show the maximum number of live articles? If we pin 5 live articles and 5 future articles into a 10-article block, the block shows it's full even though the block on the live site is pulling in 5 articles from query because 5 pinned articles aren't yet live.
We have a team of freelance journalists who all have BLOX accounts and submit their articles through the CMS for review and publish. Their BLOX accounts use their personal email addresses like Gmail and Yahoo. We would prefer that these email addresses are not visible to the public when the article is published with the author's credit. If would be great if there was a way to choose an "email alias" that would be visible on the frontend of the website instead of the personal address. That way we could collect responses to the articles internally.
It would be great to add PUBLISH status to the transformations that are available in Blox automations. That way, we could choose to automatically unpublish any content that comes in (via syndication importers) that meets certain criteria. For instance, we could automatically UNPUBLISH any content that may come from a competitor (by choosing specific words in the byline or body content). Or, we could UNPUBLISH (and flag for review) any content that would contain certain terms in the TITLE or BODY of the content.
We are working on improving accessibility on our site and the lack of an alt text field for image assets is an issue. Are there any plans to add that option?
Here are my thoughts...
A new alt text field on the image (next to caption):
By default it would use the image title as it does now.
Then, ANYWHERE where the photo is shown, the alt text in the HTML uses the alt text field.
This would mean that Top Story blocks will show this in the images, even there. Do you agree with this? Like in situations like this, it would still use the alt text:
When I create a fresh asset and assign it to NEWS, a Notifier Rule will engage and post to social media. However when I import an AP Article from Syndication and assign it to NEWS, nothing happens, no Notifier rules take effect.
Writing to request the development of an additional feature to the existing Blox Community > Notifier tool - that is, adding an option to let users add Instagram social accounts and thus, push Blox articles to Instagram.
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