NEW FEATURE DEMO 7.3.2019

 

NEWSFEED RSS

With RSS feed page you can collect the content you want from your Episerver site. Subcribing to that feed (adding that page URL to app in your browser or mobile) you can easily follow new topics. RSS feed can use also with another internal or external systems (for example Info TV).

Add and define RSS feed page by following below steps:

  • Create a new page
  • Select the RSS feed page

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  • Select filters
    • Max number of items: How many items (max) are fetched to feed
    • Feed root: The root content where items are fetched (for example container page for news)
    • Content types: Default all type of items are fetched
    • Tags (Has to containt): Items must have these tags
    • Exclude tags (Cannot contain): Items with any of these tags will be ignored
    • Language: From which language branch the items are fetched


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  • Publish the page and select view on website to see the feed. (RSS feed page type does not have on-page editing or preview. )
 

GREY BACKGROUND BLOCK TO CONTENT PAGE

Background color block have now a visual fix with Content page. Previously background wasn't wide enough but now it can be used well on Content page also. See below test page:

Grey background block fix on Content page

 

CONFIGURABLE INTERVAL (MINUTES) FOR CHANGING HERO BLOCK

This be the 3rd glorious hero

Ze Wormze bi dem Rine si wonten mit ir chraft in dienten von ir landen vil stolziv ritterschaft mit lobelichen eren vnz an ir endes zit si sturben iaemerliche sit von zweier frowen nit.

 

Changing hero block was introduced before with option to change hero blocks by the number of days. There is now a possibility to choose that change by the number of minutes:

  • Select option "Change by the number of minutes".
  • Choose number of minutes in menu.

    Please note! Change appears only when page is reloaded.
     

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FORCED LINE BREAKS FOR HERO BLOCK AND BANNER BLOCK

With Chinese sites there has been problems with line breaks especially with Hero block. Because characters are mostly next to each other without breaks system cutted text randomly:

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"Keep-all" property as word break rule has been added now for Chinese language's Hero blocks. This requires manual breaking characters etc by using below codes inside text:

  • ­  - soft hyphen (adds a hyphen)

    OR

  • ​   - zero width space (without a hyphen)

Add those codes to spots where line could be cutted. See below example:
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Can we use forced line breaks with other languages?

Yes, we can with Hero block and Banner block by using above codes. For example if we have a long word in Finnish Banner block we can add there code ­ to get that word hyphenated at the right place if screen is very narrow. See below example:

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UNIFORM DESIGN FOR BUTTONS IN BLOCKS USING SEARCH

Visuality of search based blocks (Tag filter search block, Content library block and DOP search) have been uniformed.

Older buttons were rounded but now we are using "square" design with all those search based blocks.

Also list under meno is now left-aligned, not centered.

 

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Tag filter search block

Content library block

DOP search

 

BLOCKS ARE GROUPED - EASIER TO FIND WHEN ADDING A NEW ONE

We have 54 different blocks types to choose from at the moment. To help our work with searching different blocks they are now grouped under below categories:

  • Forms
  • Content
  • Image
  • Lift-ups
  • Banners
  • Look and feel & UX
  • Video
  • Contacts
  • Interactive blocks
  • SOME
  • Search based
  • Content from external source

  • UpmMetsa
  • UpmPaper
  • UpmProfi

Descriptions will be provided to all block types later.