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Allow "Web headline" field to be blank when article asset presentation is Long-form

Brad Boner 7 months ago in BLOX Total CMS 0

We would like the ability for the "Web headline" field to be blank when an article asset is set to "Long-form" and ONLY IF the asset's "Hammer" field is populated. 


The reason we would like this function is for display purposes. We like the way the Hammer looks with a Subhead, however we are forced to populate the Web Headline field. If we populate it with something like a dash or bullet, that is the headline that is displayed on the website.


Ideally, if an asset's presentation mode is set to Long-form and the "Web headline" is left blank, the article asset would use the "Hammer" field as the web headline. This would open up our online display options as we wouldn't be forced to populate the Web Headline field.

0

Increase number of assets per page in search results

Brad Boner 7 months ago in BLOX Total CMS updated 7 months ago 2

Currently, when using the "Search text" or "Slug" fields in CMS or TCMS, the number of assets returned is only 25. Would like the option to increase that to unlimited, if possible, so we would have a scrolling list of search results on a single page.

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Show description for video assets when embedded in stories

Brad Boner 7 months ago in BLOX Total CMS 0

For video assets embedded into stories, we would like the video asset's "Description" field to appear under the video (similar to how photo captions appear) when the video is set to the "Video player" presentation mode.

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Started

Set Broadcast time separate from Start Date/Time

Brad Boner 3 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Kevin M. Cox 8 months ago 8

First, thanks so much for adding the Broadcast feature to the TCMS. It's a very useful feature that will certainly get a lot of use.


It would be awesome if we could set a custom time to Broadcast assets separate from the asset's start time. This would enable us to send content to our social media channels for optimum visibility. For example, much of our content goes live on our website at 4:30 a.m. but it would be better to delay the Broadcast to Facebook until about 7:30 or 8 a.m. when there are more people on Facebook.

It would also be nice to have the ability to schedule multiple Broadcast times for different channels inside a single asset. For example, we would like to broadcast to Facebook once but may like to broadcast to Twitter three separate times, so it would be cool to have the ability to schedule a single FB broadcast and three Twitter broadcasts.


Finally — and I don't know if it's possible — but it would also be nice if media such as photos that are attached to assets could be broadcast to Twitter along with the asset's link.

Thanks,

Brad

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Metered paywall messages

Thomas Martinez 1 year ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Kevin M. Cox 12 months ago 1

Does anyone else see the value in having a sign-in or sign-up link in every message readers get through the metered paywall messaging -- instead of just the final message? We have had some readers tell us they would prefer that then realizing it at the final message. See attached art. This is simple rendering of what it would look like.

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Poll made in TCMS not showing up in CMS

Alex Hayes 1 year ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Kevin M. Cox 1 year ago 1

Our sports staff made a poll in TCMS but it is not showing up in CMS. There are section tags and it is marked complete.

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Under review

Syncing section tags in TCMS and CMS

We recently upgraded to TCMS.

I added a new section tag in CMS and altered the block where i want to pull stuff into.However, that tag is not in TCMS. I have tried creating it in TCMS in hopes that it would go to CMS but it isn't there.

Please help! How do I get section tags to sync.


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Planned

Feature request: Add byline when batch editing assets

Batch upload/batch edit is especially useful when dealing with photos but I am disappointed it does not automatically add the byline when I select the user.

+6
Under review

Scheduling Broadcast

Gillan Ludlow 4 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Aidian 1 year ago 5
Hi all,

Is there a way to schedule postings to Facebook and Twitter? Right now, our editor posts all stories back-to-back online, which results in sending out 4 or 5 tweets immediately. We don't want to turn off the automatic posting.

But the only solution I could come up with was scheduling the stories to go off at different times so postings to Facebook and Twitter would be evenly spaced.

Is there another way to do this?

Thanks in advance.
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An alternative to block quotes?

Bob Rose 1 year ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Aidian 1 year ago 1

We love the way the block quotes styling feature shows up to highlight pull quotes, whether inline or as content boxes dragged inline.

We were wondering if it would be possible to have another presentation for quoted material.

This might be when you have a series of quotes back-and-forth (maybe you are reporting on a phone conversation), or if you were quoting from a long passage.

These quotes would be the size of the rest of the body copy, but indented and italicized.  Ideally handled through the article editor.

Maybe there's a way to do this that I'm missing.

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CNN syndication from TCMS>Blox

Bob Rose 1 year ago in BLOX Total CMS 0

Is anyone else able to syndicate assets (article and HTML) from TCMS to Blox when i try to do that with CNN content, I'm not allowed to place a site tag, getting a "Modification prevented by DRM rules."

+2
Planned

Feature Request: Save button in the Expanded Editor view of article assets

Kevin M. Cox 3 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated 1 year ago 5

A lot of our staff like using the Expanded Editor view when working in article assets so they can focus on just the body of their story. They are requesting that a Save button be added into this view so they can save (without closing) directly without having to first return to the standard asset view.


Probably the easier thing would be to simply add another bar at the bottom of the window, below the Stats bar, that contains the Save button on the right side. Alternatively adding it into the toolbar at the top of the screen would work just as well.


Please let me know what y'all think.


Thanks,

Kevin

+1
Under review

Photo Mechanic and photo author/byline

Erica Smith 2 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated 1 year ago 4

Is anyone who's using Photo Mechanic having luck getting the photo author field to populate? We have it working with bylines ... but there are other advantages to adding the name as an author (and I'm tired of doing it manually on all of our staff photos).

+7
Under review

Feature request: Add sibling or child assets from multiple search pages

Erica Smith 4 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated by Kevin M. Cox 1 year ago 7

If a user searches for assets to be used as sibling or child assets and the desired assets are on multiple pages, there's no easy way to add them to the story. You have to add the assets you want from Page 1. Then open the search again, search for the assets you want, go to Page 2, add the assets you want from that page. Want more? Repeat that process for every page of search results.

This is time consuming (and annoying). To change it, I've submitted a feature request. Help me make it a reality.

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Add Geolocation Column to the Editorial Assets list

Kevin M. Cox 4 years ago in BLOX Total CMS updated 1 year ago 1
We'd love to see a Geolocation column added to the Editorial Assets window.

We'd like to switch from using location name-based Sections to actual Geolocations, however one disadvantage will be that we can't see which Geolocations an asset is tagged in without actually opening it.

This makes it hard for an editor to quickly at a glance ensure things are in the right place, like they can now with Sections, without even opening the assets.