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Page curl ad position - convert to HTML5, or use jquery.

James W 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 2
I understand this is an antiquated ad position, but can this be converted to HTML5 or use jquery? It would also probably be lighter on the page loads.

Editing e-edition segments?

Greg Wood 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Nick 3 years ago 1
We have to do a lot of cleanup after the automatic segmenting and it seems to me there should be a way to edit a segment, that is change the asset it points to, or change it from a cutout to a segment that links to an asset, without removing it and starting over. At least there should be a way to tell from looking at the segments what kind they ares and where they are linking to. Or am I missing something? Just a minor annoyance.

Email import articles directly into workflow

Eric 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
I would really like to see a way to import articles via email to the blox editor and then automatically have those added into the start of a workflow to be edited. This would streamline our production of content greatly! Currently we have to have someone here to monitor the feed and manually place assets into workflow to be copy-edited. This is not as efficient as it could be.

Is this currently possible? If not, this needs to be a new feature.

A note: We already have email importing set up and running. We also have workflow set up and running.

CMS Print Tab and/or depth inch count

Craig V 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
Is it possible to have the Print tab that is in tcms available in cms? Or at least the depth count?
Under review

HTML Editor

Andrew McBride 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 3 years ago 4
Are there any plans to upgrade the HTML editing in Blox?

Some suggestions and things I would love to see:
  • syntax highlighting
  • emmet integration
  • tab/whitespace formatting and sanitization

Where to change the Touch 5 author asset_author_display

Nick 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
I'm trying to get the mobile assets to show the author name instead of the username. The byline is under the headline, so that's good. However the author field under the image in the right-rail shows the username with the avatar. Is there a way to change that to display the person's actual name?


Craig V 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Andrew McBride 3 years ago 3
Are there any recorded webinars on Flex from Town News?
Hi Craig!

We have not yet done a public webinar on Flex. We're hoping to do something later this year! :)
Under review

Add swiping to e-edition on mobile

Christian Ramirez 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 5
We've gotten some feedback recently on our E-Edition and our customers would really like the ability to swipe between HTML pages.

Calendar scheduling on front end not detailed

Nick 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
I'm having a business flooding my inbox with calendar events. That's all fine and dandy, but they're making two listings for the same event because there are two schedules. For example one schedule is Mon-Fri from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the other is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In the back end I can condense the two but each time I have to make sure I'm editing the correct event and they aren't actually two separate events.

So is there something I'm missing in the front end that would allow for multiple schedules?

Comments "Real Names"

Kevin M. Cox 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 3 years ago 3
Is anyone else using the "Real Name" option for reader comments on your site? We made the switch earlier this summer.

You can read about why we made the change here: http://www.galvnews.com/realname/

Content importer author

Nick 3 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
I'd like the ability to have an email field for a content importer to assign an author rather than automatically assigning the sender of the email as the author. For instance we've got some people who write articles but I just don't trust enough to allow them to email their stories correctly to our breaking news importer. So an editor or someone a little more tech-savvy would have to do it and the system will set them as the author rather than the actual author.

I know there are no other fields available but maybe having a code like >>jsmith<< will be read as the author and John Smith will be set as the author while the rest of the body would be the body of the asset.

Link Assets

Mike Stickler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 11
Does anyone know of a way for link assets to open in a new tab?

Settings > Jobs Import starting at a specific timestamp

Craig V 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 0
Is there a way to have a job feed from an rss start on at a particular day. Example: I have a feed with older content and want to create assets from that feed that were added starting today. Anything older then today would be ignored.

Marketplace listing preview before making it live

Nick 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 3 years ago 3
Is there a way for advertisers to proof a Marketplace listing before we make it live? I've been told by someone who used to work at a paper with BLOX that their advertisers were able to proof the listings. Thanks!
Hi Nick!

There isn't a way to preview it before making it "live." However, you can set it up and then have the advertiser preview it before you promote it on the front page or elsewhere. That way, they can see it before it gets a lot of traffic... but technically it is still live and able to be found in search.

Custom Facebook OG / Twitter Card metadata for certain Sections/URLs

Kevin M. Cox 3 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 3 years ago 10
We’re ramping up our annual Readers’ Choice awards and while working on our social media promotions I realized that our main contest page doesn’t share very well on social media.

It is a page with nothing but HTML assets so the Open Graph tags created by BLOX are all just generic ones for our site. None of the content or images on that page are used for in the metadata for the title, description, image, etc.

A feature I’d like to see added to BLOX would be the ability to create custom Open Graph / Twitter metadata for certain Sections within a site.

This would be helpful in my situation above, but could also be very useful on a day-to-day basis. For example we could reference our sports department’s Twitter account in the metadata for sports stories as opposed to our main news Twitter account.

What do y’all think?

Hi Kevin!

Most of those things are really URL custom properties (they can be assigned in site settings OR on a URL map), so it is possible to add different OG properties to, for example, the sports section.

Here are all the OG properties that are available:


Twitter Cards don't have any custom properties, because they are just automatic based on the content.


Let me know if this works for you! Thanks!