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Creating a widget out of a block without links opening in a new window

Craig V 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 2
Is there a way to create a widget out of a block without having the links open in a new window. Currently when you use the iframe code from the widget tab of a block it automatically adds target=_blank.
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Photo Watermark

Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 2
Does anyone know if BLOX has a method to automatically add a watermark during processing of the multiple sized photos but keep it off the original for selling through second street's photo service?
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Hi Jason! That is not currently available. You could do something a bit more manual, like a Photoshop macro, and then upload an unmarked one for MyCapture, but nothing automated.

We also can disable right clicking and/or save to desktop via a JavaScript - but of course, you could always do a screen shot.
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What's the easiest way to temp disable the paywall?

Mike Stickler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated 4 years ago 5
We are making our site free during the current winter storm. To do so I edited the url assignments for each of the services but the process takes a little time and is prone to error when it is done and undone as a check mark missed can lock some users out of a section. 

Is there an easier way to accomplish the same thing?
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Add the ability for front-end users to make purchases with Paypal in forms

Jacki Gray 4 years ago in BLOX CMS 0
Add the ability for front-end users to make purchases with a Paypal account in forms--not just limit users to entering a credit card.
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Option to duplicate classified assets

Jacki Gray 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 1
Feature request: It would be great to have the option to duplicate assets in Marketplace>Classifieds. A function to duplicate assets in all Blox applications would be useful.
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Collection Pagination

Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 4
Is there a customization that I am not seeing that paginates the number of articles associated with a collection? We are in the process of setting up topic pages but the number of articles is making the page very long and it would look better if it paginated after about 20 articles.
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Updated Story Notifications

Max Magee 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 4
A co-worker mentioned that it'd be nice for logged-in readers to be able to mark a story so that they receive notifications if and when that story is updated. I guess by email.
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Bullets and other special characters

Amanda Dresbach 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 2
One of our publications uses bullets and other special characters in the print edition. Those characters are stripped out when content is loaded into Blox. How can we prevent that from happening?
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Email Reach Mail List ID

Jason Schaefer 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 1
You guys seriously need to make finding the ID more convenient.

Having to view the page source code to get the list ID is really bad administration.
It should be displayed as text under the edit list popup.

Just my 2 cents...
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Banner ad issues

Patrick Brannan 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 4
Has anyone else had problems with the banner ad admin recently? The position weighting option isn't working correctly (I can't get a locked percentage to actually save) and I've got other ads, that while they are running, they stopped tracking impressions. Just wondering if anyone else has seen anything like this.
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Article impression count

Lonnie de Lambert 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 7
Will Townnews consider creating an impression count for articles that is viewable on the front end?
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Adding a poll

LuAnn Schindler 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 years ago 3
I am trying to post a poll, but it isn't showing up on our site. Ideas? I looked at previous poll posts and everything is the same, as far as posting "checks."
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Integrated AdOwl with the User Dashboard, so a user can edit their classified ad.

Lonnie de Lambert 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 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 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 4 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?