CMS Lite Release Notes

The following section describes what's new in the latest CMS Lite product release and, where applicable, links to additional information and functionality.

Visit the Enhanced Search page for release notes regarding enhancements and fixes.

Product: CMS Lite

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Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.6.0

Release Date:  Jul 4, 2017

What's New?

  • Disallow the Google Search Appliance (GSA) on gov.bc.ca, as well as Google and other search engines from indexing page content. To set this flag, you will find a checkbox in the Settings tab called "Exclude from Search Engines?"
  • The ability to embed WordPress Event Calendars (from https://events.gov.bc.ca/)  into a page has been implemented
  • "Call to Action" button links now work within web accordions
  • A [View PROD] button has been added to the Asset Settings Pane
  • Links to "CMS Lite Videos" and "Visual Design Guide" has been added to the Help menu in the CMS Lite Banner
  • The display of historical information about users and groups has been added (screens used by SYSADMINs)
    • This will help triage changes to users and groups
  • Other back-end changes have been implemented to improve the application

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.9.1

Release Date:  Jun 20, 2017

What's New?

  • Fixed an issue with the Upload Assets process which was preventing multiple assets and large asset files from being uploaded
  • The Display External Links filter in the Content Status Grid of the homepage is again returning results
  • Image Description field in the Promo Box has been increased to 128 characters

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.9 and 2.5.8

Release Date:  May 30, 2017

What's New?

CMS Lite - Two upgrades

2.5.9

  • An enhancement has been implemented to improve the efficiency and storage for Human Readable URLs (HRU), for CMS Lite-based sites that utilize HRUs
  • User Interface (UI) and functionality enhancements have been made to the Users and Groups screens (accessible by SYSADMIN users only).

2.5.8

  • Implemented a fix to help make the CKEditor load more efficiently in CMS Lite
  • The Data Visualization placeholder (previously not displaying) is now loading in CKEditor for Chrome
  • When a page is moved, the History Tab will keep track of the old and new location
  • Other back-end changes have been implemented to improve the application

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.7

Release Date:  Mar 28, 2017

What's New?

CMS Lite

  • Only the title field is now mandatory for Embed Map and  Data Visualizations
  • Strike-through text icon has been added to the Rich Text Editor toolbar
  • Status of a page/asset is automatically updated using the publish now action
    • status updates will appear next to Page Title in the Content Pane when using the [Publish] action button for that page
  • Fixed - after clicking the [Save] action button on the Asset Settings Pane you will no longer get a 404 error when you click the [View QA] button
  • Minor fixes and back-end changes have been made

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.6

Release Date:  Feb 16, 2017

What's New?

CMS Lite

  • To support the incorporation of multi-lingual content within our English-language website, various labels on the gov.bc.ca presentation templates (including search) have been translated into five languages.
    • The five languages (plus English) supported with this release are: French, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese and Korean
    • Only hardcoded labels found within the body of content (including the right column) will change to the language selected. The labels/links found in the header and footer area are NOT translated
    • To use this feature, obtain officially translated content, and copy & paste it into the various page fields. Select the corresponding language (found in a drop-down) in the Settings tab. Click save and view in QA. When you are done your edits, publish the page to production
    • Note that all non-English content should be vetted by an official translator, and not obtained from an auto-translation service to ensure content quality and accuracy.
  • Image Maps with anchor links will now link down to the page section where the anchor resides
  • Minor fixes and back-end changes have been made

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.5

Release Date:  Jan 31, 2017

What's New?

CMS Lite

  • A Revert action has been added to the History tab, providing the ability to revert content back to a previous version or recently saved change
    • A version of content is one that has been PUBLISHED; content that is recently saved is from the most recent save down to the most recent version (published content)
      • When a page is published, access to previously saved changes will be removed
    • Important dates:
      • Access to revert previous versions: July 26, 2016
      • Saved, but not published:  November 1, 2016
  • You can now clone a page with children (parent page and all of its descendants)
    • Note: due to the number of pages you attempt to clone, the action may take too long, and time out. You may need to clone a content area in smaller sections
  • When creating a link to an asset, you now have two options:
    1. Force the asset to be downloaded (saved to the computer)
    2. Do not force the asset to be downloaded (and have it open/rendered in a browser window)
    • Note: When clicking on a link that uses the force download option using the Chrome browser, the action may not work (due to settings within the users browser)
  • Other (general) fixes and back-end changes have been made

Product: CMS Lite

Release Number: 2.5.4

Release Date:  Jan 10, 2017

What's New?

CMS Lite

  • Removed unrelated fields from the Intranet Theme template
  • Link properties has been fixed to allow the type Email (mailto)
  • Text fields which include spaces at start/end of the text, are removed
  • Updated the footer to include 2017
  • This release includes a patch that fixed an issue which stripped table formatting when used within accordions